Category Archives: Moon the book

Cover reveal for ‘An Olive Grove at the Edge of the World’

Blank book with white coverI have finally found a new cover for ‘An Olive Grove at the Edge of the World’ – the international edition of ‘Moon Over Martinborough.’ Check out this post to see the winner.

Thanks to a design competition I ran on 99designs, I received a total of 122 designs from designers all over the world. There were giant olives and farmyard scenes and a wide variety of visual styles.  Continue reading

‘Moon’ goes international – under a new title

In 2013, Random House New Zealand published my book, ‘Moon Over Martinborough: How an American city boy became a Kiwi farmer.’ Time flies!

Now, four years later, the rights have reverted back to me, and I’m working on a self-published international edition with a new title. Many readers have asked me not to change the title. Here’s why I am. Continue reading

4 author blogging lessons I found buried in my web stats

faded photograph of website statisticsLast week I spoke to some creative writing students about how authors can use social media to promote their work. Eventually one student asked me the inevitable question, “How many people read your blog?”

I get asked this a lot, and I understand why. Author website traffic is one of those supposedly secret things many aspiring writers are dying to hear about. Continue reading

The making of the book trailer

Moon Over Martinborough by Jared GulianSometimes the right people land on your front door at just the right time. That’s what happened when I was thinking about a book trailer and two fabulous HelpX volunteers  came to stay with us: Emilie and Jeremie.

I didn’t realize right away just how kind the universe was being.

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TVNZ’s Breakfast visits the Moon

Jared Gulian standing in an olive grove“We think we need to fly you to Auckland,” Jennifer said on the phone. She’s my publicist at Random House New Zealand.

“What for?” I asked.

“To be on TVNZ’s Breakfast. They want to talk to you.”

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