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Jared Gulian, author of the delightful memoir Moon Over Martinborough, is an award-winning blogger who works as a web strategist and advisor for the New Zealand government, for which he recently lead a highly regarded project to produce social media guidelines. He was born and raised in Michigan and has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English. In 2007 he attended the summer Iowa workshop at Victoria University’s Institute of Modern Letters. His website is www.moonovermartinborough.com.

After a number of years spent working in the north of Japan, and then Tokyo, he and his partner moved to Wellington in 2003 and now have dual New Zealand/US citizenship. They produce the award-winning Moon Over Martinborough olive oil from olives grown in their Martinborough olive grove, and have a popular blog by the same name.