Our Founder, Deb Donnell

About Keswin Publishing Ltd: We are a privately owned independent publishing company in Christchurch, New Zealand.

We were founded in 2003 by Deb Donnell and incorporated in 2006.

Keswin Publishing produces non-fiction publications that inspire and document transformative journeys. These help the reader to make major changes in their lives to achieve goals or pursue dreams.

About Keswin Publishing's Values and Purpose

About Keswin Publishing

Learn About Keswin Publishing's Commitment to Christchurch

After the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand we made a commitment to publish books that documented the city's transformative journey. These books also document our journey, as we have lifelong ties to the city.

  • Deb Donnell's Cafe Reflections: Christchurch City 1975-2012, published in 2012. This shares the story of the Christchurch CBD over the year, and how the earthquakes impacted on the Community.
  • RESPONDERS: The NZ Volunteer Response Teams Christchurch Earthquake Deployments, co-authored by Pete Seager and Deb Donnell, published 2013. This book documents the journey taken by the trained volunteers as they assisted the emergency services and New Zealand Defence Forces with the search, rescue and recovery after the earthquakes.
  • Christchurch: Then and Now is an annually produced series which provides a pictorial comparison of the city's journey from pre-earthquake to rebuild.

As part of our commitment to the rebuild and recovery of Christchurch, all of our design, typesetting and printing work for the Christchurch books is carried out locally. Royalties from the books are donated to local charities to help people impacted by the earthquakes and rebuild.

Our Christchurch books are available for purchase on our website, and are also distributed to book and tourism retailers throughout New Zealand. All other titles can be purchased from our website or through selected online distribution channels.

You can learn more about Keswin Publishing by browsing through our website, or contacting us.