Angelle Barbazon

Lead Publicist

“Angelle Barbazon, publicist extraordinaire, works tirelessly to promote my book. Angelle is personable, prompt in all correspondence, and fun. I truly enjoy working with her and often refer to her as the ‘angel’ on my shoulder.” – Donna O’Donnell Figurski, award-winning author of Prisoners without Bars: A Caregiver’s Tale and winner of the Hope Hero 2019 Award by Hope Magazine

“Working with Angelle has proven to be way beyond my expectations. As a debut novelist, I had lots of questions. Angelle answered all of them with unparalleled professionalism, enthusiasm, and warmth. She is a true gem.” – Julie Maloney, author of A Matter of Chance and Founder/Director of WOMEN READING ALOUD

“Angelle was a joy to work with and the results speak for themselves. You gave Once Our Lives the chance it needed to shine.” – Qin Sun Stubis, author of the #1 Amazon bestselling historical memoir Once Our Lives

“Outstanding, personable, absolutely encouraging, and supportive throughout the process, and will continue to forward contacts to me even though the formal part of our contract has ended.” – Beverly J. Armento, author of Seeing Eye Girl

“Angelle Barbazon worked tirelessly to research and send out press releases to outlets. She is a gem to work with and was always responsive and prompt to my recommendations or concerns. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her or Books Forward again!” – Kathryn Abdul-Baki, author of the 5-star Foreword Reviews Magazine-heralded memoir Dancing Into the Light

Angelle joined the Books Forward team in 2014, and her experience and dedication has led to her being named our lead publicist. Her distinct pitching style and effective research has secured media coverage for our authors and their books in Vanity FairBuzzfeedThe Associated PressThe New York Times and USA Today, as well as countless regional media outlets.

Our authors love Angelle’s meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment to their vision and their books. Other publicists frequently spend time learning from her — how to ask probing questions, find the right person to contact and craft a successful pitch.

She began her professional career at news outlets across the country before surrendering to her love of books. An award-winning journalist whose own work has appeared in local and national publications, including NPR, she is tenacious in finding the right angles to utilize for each campaign and connecting with the right reporter for the job.

Angelle can usually be found at a concert, working on Mardi Gras costumes or taking photos of random cats that she meets wandering around New Orleans.