Faces of Publishing: An Interview with Danielle Bartlett, Associate Director, William Morrow

Danielle Bartlett

Danielle Bartlett is an Associate Director at William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, where she has worked for 7 years.  Prior to that she worked at a private public relations agency for travel and tourism clients. She has created publicity campaigns for many major bestsellers including James Rollins, Noah Boyd, T.J. English, Andrew Gross, J.A. Jance and Charles Todd. She graduated from New York University with a degree in Communications.  She lives in Astoria with her husband and son.

Michael Homler

Alex C. Telander: How did you first get started in publishing?

Danielle Bartlett: I came to publishing via publicity.  I started my career at a public relations agency and my director from that agency left to work in publishing.  A year later she called me up because there was an open spot and I loved mysteries.  Been in publishing ever since.

Alex: Did you always want to work in publicity?

Danielle: Yes, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

Alex: Who are some of your favorite authors you’ve gotten to meet and/or work with?

Danielle: One of the reasons I decided to leave my agency and come to publishing was Lawrence Block.  He’s a legend, rightfully so.  Katherine Hall Page and Carolyn Hart have been incredibly kind to me over the years and I have loved working with them.  And my fellow Texan, Deborah Crombie; it’s always a pleasure to work with her.