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Mara Kelland

Auckland, New Zealand


Mara Kelland is a writer/folksinger, harpist, pianist and abstract painter of over 10 years experience. She has a Certificate in Freelance Journalism from the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies. After a year studying Communication Studies at Auckland University of Technology, Mara switched to Psychology in 2008. She has written one novella and numerous shortstories (unpublished) and is available for freelance writing/editing. Under her pseudonym (Gudrun Miller), Mara writes a blog at See also She currently serves as secretary of The Association of Blind Citizes of New Zealand, Auckland branch and is researching a historical novel on the life of Mary of Guise, Mary Queen of Scots mother.

Interests: Music--folk and classical, old English literature, mythology/folklore, history, religion/spiritualism, biograraphy, blogging, blindness and disability issues, art-abstract painsing, psychology

Published writer: No

Freelance: Yes