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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

Pip’s new memoir tackles a family’s experience of dementia


Pip speaks at the launch, backed by her family

Pip launched her new memoir, Song for Rosaleen, in front of a packed crowd of family and friends at Wellington’s Unity Books in April. The book is both a celebration of her mother Rosaleen’s life and an intimate account of a family coping with dementia.

See Unity Books’ write-up and photos of the launch.

Listen to Pip’s Radio New Zealand interview about Song for Rosaleen.

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

Pip to speak at 2018 Auckland Writer’s Festival

Pip is one of 160 writers from New Zealand and around the world who have been invited to appear at the Auckland Writer’s Festival in May. Her session, a conversation about Song for Rosaleen with Auckland Women’s Bookshop owner Carole Beu, will take place on Friday 18 May from 1pm-2pm. For more information, see the Auckland Writers Festival booklet.

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.