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Save the date for the next Beit Shemesh Lit Event

Save the date for the next Beit Shemesh Lit Event SAVE THE DATE

​The next Beit Shemesh Lit event is on its way. When: November 25 Time: 7:30 PM Where: Studio Keramikli Join us on Monday, November 25 for an exciting author talk. Dr Leah Scheier will be speaking about her new novel, just signed with Simon & Schuster for a 2021 release and Ondine Sherman will be visiting from Herzliyah to tell us about her Ani...

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For Canadian writers: Resiliency Anthology open to submissions


Resiliency Anthology call for submissions The Selkie Publications CIC Deadline: 01 January 2020 at 00:00 Submissions are now open for a Canadian anthology on the theme of resiliency. Now accepting fiction, non-fiction, poetry and artwork until January 1, 2020. Paid opportunity! Submissions are now open for a Canadian anthology on the theme of resil...

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REPOST: Google Search will soon understand normal questions, not just keywords

REPOST: Google Search will soon understand normal questions, not just keywords Google learns a new language

Interesting post from Rachel Kaser. Ever had to search for something on Google, but you're not exactly sure what it is, so you just use some language that vaguely implies it? Google's about to make that a whole lot easier. Google announced today it's rolling out a new machine learning-based language understanding technique called Bidirectional Enco...

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A small favor


 Reviews are so helpful and they only need to be one line.  Thanks for stopping by. If you read Passport Control, White Zion, or No Entry, I would be grateful for a review on Amazon or Goodreads. People like to read what others recommend. One line ideas: This was a beautiful story Perfect for anyone interested in... One of the best novels...

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 Bookish treats could be's giveaway on.  Tracey has been interviewing authors and reviewing books since 2005. She's particularly supportive of Australian authors and enjoys historical fiction, crime, thrillers, and more. Today Tracey's Melbourne-based book blog Carpe Librum is hosting a Friday Freebie ...

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Tune in: I chat with Dave Pezza's NovelClass--Writer's Bone


​CURRENT READ: IF YOU WANT TO MAKE GOD LAUGH BY BIANCA MARAIS In Episode 3.13, host Dave Pezza chats with author Gila Green (No Entry, Passport Control) about Bianca Marais' If You Want to Make God Laugh. To celebrate Gila Green's recent novel No Entry, and her appearance on the show, Stormbird Press is offering an exclusive deal! NovelClass listen...

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So gratifying when a flash participant gets published!


 Hi Gila, I just wanted to let you know that the flash you helped me work out over the summer actually found a taker! That is cool. And I thought you should know, seeing as how you brought me there.Hope all is well and happy in your world! And thanks again,Jenny (link below) Congratulations, Jenny. Please continue to share your good news. ...

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White Zion Spotlight: What Is That Book About


Thank you so much to Michelle Bowles and her inspiring book blog "What Is That Book About" for spotlighting White Zion. I really appreciate what she writes on her site: "Now, for me, it isn't about the most popular book or one "that" is on that list. Books mean a lot to me and the people who take the time to write them. The books you will see ...

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My young adult novel No Entry was part of Vancouver's Ecocity 2019


Thanks to Dragon Fly's Mary Woodbury, who not only featured No Entry, my new young adult novel about a teen heroine who takes on a murderous elephant poaching ring in South Africa's Kruger National Park,  in her own publication, but who also mentioned No Entry at Vancouver's Ecocity 2019. From Ecocity site: "The Ecocity World Su...

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Repost: 5 Million Page Views ... and All I Got Was This Lousy Blog

botanical-garden The publishing road

This one made me laugh out loud. Would love to hear your views on this advice: Seven years ago, one of my spawnlings told me I needed to write a blog. I forget which one ... I often get them confused, but it was probably the same spawnling who said I needed to have a Twitter account (whatever that was) and a Facebook page.I have since regretted bot...

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I love your letters


 Hi Gila, I hope all is well with you.Had to write and tell you how much I enjoyed your short stories in your September newsletter. You are so talented.Your newsletter is always a highlight in my mailbox.Take care, and thanks again for the newsletters. Love them. Ellen Marcantano Thank you for the sample of your short (in your newsletter). It ...

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Guest Hosting one week away


 October 23, I'm guest hosting with Dave Pezza of Boston's NovelClass. Tune in for our discussion of If You Want To Make God Laugh by author Bianca Marais. My new novel No Entry is set in South Africa's Kruger National Park, which is why I was thrilled to choose this novel to review. I wish to thank Dave Pezza once again for asking me to co-ho...

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This Will Only Take a Minute: Canadian Flash Fiction anthology submissions

flash Flash Fiction Submission

 This Will Only Take a Minute: Canadian Flash Fiction Anthology – Deadline: December 31, 2021, 11:59 PM Brevity is the soul of wit, as William Shakespeare wrote in one of his longer plays, Hamlet. Flash Fiction, brief stories, have become one of the most exciting sub-genres of contemporary fiction. Canadian flash fiction has been under-represe...

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Coming up on gilagreenwrites


I've lined up some excellent author interviews for you, so grab a coffee and enjoy. Preview: Dan Sofer has an exciting giveaway coming up November 6. So excited to be hosting in the coming months: Dan Sofer, Deborah MB, Janice Weizman, Nadia Jacobson, Miriam Drori, Jennifer Lang

Podcasting with NovelClass October 23

bianca Podcasting on NovelClass

I review If You Want to Make God Laugh with Boston's Dave Pezza 23/10 NovelClass podcast. There's a gift for listeners who tune in!

Check out BookStop


I've always wanted to join the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and now that my young adult novel No Entry is out there, I can! Thank you Stormbird Press, Australia. Did you know they have this six-week promotion for authors called BookStop? I joined yesterday and noticed this promotion, so I want to share it with yo...

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Madness Heart Press: Call for Jewish Horror Stories

Madness Heart Press: Call for Jewish Horror Stories Call for Jewish Horror Stories

In 'Corners of the World' collections we showcase writers and authors from all around the world, each collection focuses on a different subset of people from different cultures. Giving their unique voices and stories a chance to shine. For these collections, we want to bring the folk stories and societies to live in stark horror through the eyes of...

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Why physical books still outsell e-books | CNBC Reports

Ebook or physical book? Ebook or physical book?

Physical books are still outselling ebooks. Worth watching. 

Double Feature in Sephardic Horizons Summer 2019 issue


I wish to thank Sephardic Horizons for publishing both an in-depth review of White Zion and a new short story of mine titled Book Talk in their latest issue. I'm honored to be part of this publication. A thank you also to writer Susan Weintrob. I am very grateful and so pleased you enjoyed White Zion and found it valuable.  Thank you...

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Thanks for the five out of five


Thanks to Drora Arussy for her top review of Passport Control D. Arussy5.0 out of 5 starsFinding one's place through personal history Miriam is the daughter of a Yemenite Israeli and an Ashkenazi Canadian. She very much has the looks of a Yemenite, but is raised in Canada. This dichotomy within her own identity causes her to seek out her father's p...

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Passport Control in AJL


I'm delighted to receive this review in the September/October newsletter put out by the Association of Jewish Libraries.   "Passport Control is a welcome addition to any Judaica collections, although not an academic one." Laura Schutzman, AJL Publications Chair, Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, Uniondale, NY

White Zion receives top marks


​Thank you to the bookandblintzes site for this great review of White Zion. With a vibrancy and complexity that brings her characters and their stories to life, Gila Green's latest book, White Zion is a celebration of her artistry. Written as a collection of stories, it weaves together the tales of generations as Green crosses continents, watches e...

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Author Talk in Modiin Oct 6


I'm honored to be spending an exciting literary evening with fellow authors in Israel Dalia Rosenfeld and Julie Zuckerman. Save the date! October 6 at the Sklar Levy Gallery, Modiin who is generously hosting. Thank you! I'll be reading from my new novel in stories White Zion. My new novel No Entry will also be available. Please come up and say hell...

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No Entry is a must read


I am honored to post this review of No Entry from We Love Quality Books. Thank you so much.  No Entry's official release date is September 17.  The story is set in South Africa and the Kruger National Park. The protagonist, Yael Amar finds difficult to cope with a traumatic experience. To divert herself from the never-ending pain, br...

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Five Star White Zion Review


Thanks so much to author Julie Zuckerman for her review of White Zion. This is the first book of Gila Green's that I've read and it did not disappoint. The stories are linked by the same protagonist, Miri, a Canadian born to a Yemenite-Israeli father and Ashkenazic-Canadian mother. Green's prose is evocative and reflects both painful and loving mom...

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Genuine Jenn Shoutout


Thanks so much to Genuine Jenn for posting a great shoutout regarding my new young adult eco-fiction novel No Entry and for her forthcoming review. I particularly appreciate support from my home province of Ontario. Looking forward to hearing more from you soon. 

No Entry in Dragonfly


I'm so happy to share with you my review and interview in Dragonfly. I'm honored to be in such a worthy publication.  The global novel exists, not as a genre separated from and opposed to other kinds of fiction, but as a perspective that governs the interpretation of experience. In this way, it is faithful to the way the global is actually liv...

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Win a copy of No Entry


My new novel No Entry is out TODAY. There's no better way to celebrate than a book giveaway.  Thank you so much to the UK's Kate on Conservation for her five-star review of No Entry and for her exciting giveaway. Good luck to all of the contest entrants.  Review from Kate on Conservation There are some books that are far mo...

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Carleton University Reading of No Entry


​I'm excited to share with you the details of my Carleton University reading September 19th. I'll be reading from No Entry, the first in an environmental series that tackles the horrors of elephant poaching in South Africa's famous Kruger National Park through the eyes of Ottawa teen heroine, Yael Amar. Thanks for the warm welcome, Carleton and tha...

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What We Are

motel Photo by Jake Stark on Unsplash

My short story What We Are was posted this month in The Bookends Review. Photo credit: Jake Stark, Unsplash Thank you Jordan Blum for selecting my story for publication.   what we are By Gila Green Posted on August 12, 2019 The summer I turned nineteen I was broke. I had three more years of university to pay for and who knew when the Cana...

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