Jared Gulian’s olive-farming memoir, Moon over Martinborough, became a New Zealand bestseller in 2013 and was serialised by Radio NZ. Based on his award-winning blog, it tells the comic tale of how he and his partner, both American city boys, became olive farmers in the Wairarapa. In 2018, Jared successfully self-published an international edition of the book under the new title An Olive Grove at the Edge of the World. Jared also writes gay fiction under the pen-name Ty Jacob. His self-published gay novel, The End of Billy Knightbecame a runaway bestseller in-store at Sydney’s Darlinghurst Bookshop in 2017. He lives in the Wairarapa with his partner, some chooks and a few pet pigs.