Diane Foreman, CEO, The Emerald Group

“It is my great pleasure to endorse Thornton Communications. Sarah was recommended to me as a person who really understood how to market a book in New Zealand. I was told that she had excellent media contacts and could put together a campaign that would tell the world that I had a book that they should read. Sarah has done more than that. She has become a friend and someone who I totally trust. With her support and contacts we have made my book, ‘In the Arena’, a bestseller. I know that her media strategy is one of the reasons for our success. I commend her to anyone looking for a professional, well organised, articulate PR campaign.”

Brett Goebel, PARRI$ Manager

“Thank you for all your efforts on Parris Book Launch – WOW. You have done an outstanding job with everything and have generated as much publicity as possible across every age group in New Zealand. It has been a lot of FUN having you along and great getting to turn you to a south side sister.”

Peter Wells, author, historian, filmmaker

“You’ve been the best publicist — in fact, you couldn’t have been better.”

Nicola Legat, Publisher, Massey University Press

“I’ve worked with Sarah Thornton since 2005, when we were both at Random House New Zealand. I feel blessed to have her handling the publicity for Massey University Press—she is enthusiastic, determined, resourceful, energetic, positive and very well-connected.” 

Sir Ray Avery, Medicine Mondiale

“Sarah is above all a consummate professional and always keeps calm even in the eye of the storm and has the skills and acumen to seamlessly operate across a broad spectrum of industries and individuals. I commend Sarah to anyone who wants the very best media and communications skills.”

Harold S. Hillman, Ph.D., Managing Director, Sigmoid Curve Consulting Group

“I can say – quite definitively – that Sarah Thornton is directly responsible for me being able to publish my first book, ‘The Impostor Syndrome’, and she has opened doors to some of the most wonderful and illuminating publicity opportunities I might have never imagined! I’m new to this whole world, but what I know is that Sarah is VERY well connected and she leverages her network with a grace and charm that is so refreshing. I cannot imagine growing Sigmoid now without Sarah’s coaching. I strongly recommend you meet her.”

 Sarah Tuck, Author Coming Unstuck

“Sarah Thornton your PR skills are outrageous, I don’t know how you manage to make me sound so interesting – God let’s hope no one discovers the boring truth!”

Linda Cassells, Director, Calico Publishing Ltd

“Sarah has made an invaluable contribution to the success of several Calico books, every time exceeding my expectations for media coverage. She is a natural communicator, and fast and effective in her work. A real pleasure to work with, too.”