About

ST5adj200Hello, I’m Sarah Thornton 

I’ve always loved reading, writing and talking, so it’s inevitable that I ended up working in publishing after completing my BA degree. In another life, I might have been a journalist or librarian.

I love meeting new people and networking. My working life has brought me in to contact with so many amazing people. When I lived in London, I worked for Penguin Books where I got to promote and tour some major authors, including Paul Theroux, Nigel Slater and Camille Paglia. Then, after my maternity leave, I joined Midas Public Relations, where I worked with all the major trade publishers and to involved in the wider publishing industry.

When I returned to New Zealand, I worked for Random House and spent seven happy years there, promoting major local and international authors – from foodies to Dames (Denise L’Estrange-Corbet and Fiona Kidman), scientists, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, literary and children’s writers.

With a strong desire to work for myself, I established Thornton Communications in 2011 and have had the pleasure of working with some amazing clients, including Massey University Press, Potton & Burton, Penguin Random House, Whitcoulls and Sigmoid Curve. I am passionate about my work and continually inspired by the people and businesses I promote.  Increasingly, I’m drawn to working with people and organisations in the field of personal development, health and well-being.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me reading, binge-watching Netflix, meditating, playing tennis, on the yoga mat, volunteering at Lifeline Aotearoa, socialising with family and friends.