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Pip Desmond’s book is a powerful memoir about one family’s encounter with the tough realities of dementia. Thornton Communications has secured major media coverage and appearances for Pip at the Auckland Writers Festival, Nelson Readers & Writers Festival and Manawatu Writers’ Festival. Media highlights are interviews with TV ONE Breakfast, North & South magazine, Fairfax Media’s Your Weekend (which also appeared on their Stuff website), NZ Herald’s Twelve Questions, Radio NZ Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, The Sunday Session with Kerre McIvor on Newstalk ZB, The Long Lunch with Wendyl Nissen on Radio LiVE.





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Parris Goebel is the ultimate #girlboss. High-octane, passionate, authentic, sassy, ‘out there.’ She’s also a perfectionist and one of the hardest-working Millennials on the planet. The publication of Parris’s book Young Queen inspires and brings a message of hope to young people who want to follow their creative passion. Parris is actively involved in Sisters United, the charity she founded with her sisters, Kendal and Narelle, dedicated to mentoring Polynesian and Maori youth throughout New Zealand. For every copy of YOUNG QUEEN sold, $1.00 will be donated to Sisters United: Thornton Communications secured blanket broadcast and print media coverage for Parris, including an exclusive profile interview and photo shoot with Woman’s Day. From there, Parris did scores of media interviews, including: TV ONE Seven Sharp, TV ONE Breakfast, TV ONE News Te Karere, TV THREE The Cafe, Radio NZ Afternoons, Newstalk ZB, bFM, The Hits, Mai FM, NZ Herald, Weekend Herald, NZ Listener, Stuff website. Radio NZ’s book review on Nine to Noon couldn’t have been more full of superlatives!




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Thornton Communications secured widespread media coverage for Peter Wells’s latest book, Dear Oliver: Uncovering a Pakeha History. The Spinoff kicked things off with a major interview and this was followed by interviews with was Fairfax’s Your Weekend Magazine (which also appeared on their Stuff website); North & South (April issue); Radio NZ Saturday Morning (March 17); Radio LiVE (April 09); Hawkes Bay Today; Napier Courier; Plains FM (March 29). Newstalk ZB ran a review by Tilly Lloyd of Unity Books. Thornton Communications also arranged for Metro Magazine to run a major extract in their May-June issue (on sale 1 May) and Peter has done a lifestyle feature about the Napier property he shares with partner Douglas Lloyd-Jenkins for NZ House & Garden magazine. Book review coverage will be extensive and include feature reviews in the NZ Listener, Weekend Herald, Otago Daily Times and Landfall. Peter’s book was launched at The Women’s Bookshop on March 21 and the literary festivals are lining up to book Peter to appear, starting with the redoubtable Auckland Writers Festival.



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