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Wellington-based communications company 2Write is made up of husband and wife team Pat Martin and Pip Desmond. We’re available for writing, editing and design, web publishing, speech writing, oral history projects, publications and workshops. We can also show you or your organisation how to set up a dynamic, affordable newsletter, blog or website, and help you maintain it.

Please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Pip and Pat

Big crowd celebrates launch of Pip’s new memoir


Pip, backed by her family, speaks at the launch

Family, friends and supporters packed out Wellington’s Unity Books in April to celebrate the book launch of  Pip’s new memoir. Song for Rosaleen is both a celebration of her mother Rosaleen’s life and an intimate account of a family coping with dementia.

Watch Pip’s interview with Jack Tame on TVNZ Breafast.

Listen to Pip’s radio interviews with Wendyl Nissen at Radio Live, Jesse Mulligan at Radio New Zealand and Kerre McIvor at Newstalk ZB.

Read Alzheimers NZ’s review of Song for Rosaleen, North and South’s profile and Song for Rosaleen’s Facebook page. 

Song for Rosaleen is published by Massey University Press and available from all good bookstores, online or by emailing Pip.

Pip to talk about Song for Rosaleen at 2018 Auckland Writers Festival

Pip is one of 160 Kiwi and international writers who will appear at the Auckland Writers Festival in May. Her session, a conversation about Song for Rosaleen with Auckland Women’s Bookshop owner Carole Beu (Event 22 in the festival programme), is scheduled for Friday 18 May from 1pm-2pm.

TEDx Wellington Women


As storytellers, we must be fearless, both in our pursuit of truth and in our compassion for the real people whose lives we trample through. Pip explored the concept of compassionate truth as a speaker at TEDx Wellington Women.