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Author Talk September 16, Ottawa, Canada

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So excited the flier is up! Looking forward to seeing you in Ottawa, September 16 at 13:00. Amazing to be speaking in my hometown. Thank you so much to Jack Schecter of the Greenberg Families Library at the JCC for the invitation and for all of his support and encouragement from the beginning, and to Brittany Halfpenny for the talented design. ...

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Fall Ottawa tour



In conversation with Gila Green, author of White Zion


My interview with Dan Moorhouse on his SchoolHistory site. Thanks so much, Dan. It was a pleasure to speak with you.  DM: White Zion incorporates a lot of history. As Yael Unterman describes it, "In a journey of generations from Aden to Palestine to Ottawa, one Yemenite family encounters new and difficult realities: racism and war, reject...

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Got in the top 500


Passport Control is #459 in Jewish Literature. So thrilled! Thank you to all of you who have supported me, sent reviews and good wishes. Small press can "get out there". And of course, thank you to S&H Publishing.  Huge thanks!

Praise for No Entry

Gareth Patterson

 I really enjoyed reading No Entry. Congratulations Gila, and wishing you much success with the book.  "An inspiring tale about how one young person can make an important difference for Africa's wildlife."  Gareth Patterson, author of The Secret Elephants, South Africa.  Thanks so much, Gareth. I'm so pleased to read this.

Thrilled to be cohosting NovelClass


I'll be cohosting a NovelClass podcast this September when their season re-opens. So looking forward to talking to Dave Pezza about author Bianca Marais's  If You Want to Make God Laugh. Thanks so much for the opportunity to join you!

Interview with Jennifer Lang

Jennifer Lang

Jennifer Lang is one of those writers who combines writing with another passion of mine: exercise. True, I lean more to Pilates than Yoga (yogalates anyone?) but at any rate, we both have the mind/body connection up front and center and I'm so pleased to finally have her on the site. I am also, as always, keen to introduce more people to write...

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Interview with Rachel Barenbaum

Rachel Barenbaum

I'm happy to share my interview with Rachel Barenbaum with all of you. I had the privilege of attending one of her author readings while she is spending the year in Israel and it was well worth it. It was a pleasure to speak to her in person and even more fun to have her on the site. I hope to catch her again before she returns to the U.S. Rachel, ...

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An email this morning on Passport Control


 Finished reading "Passport Control" some while ago, but neglected to tell you how very impressive it is for (among other reasons) inter-twining so many threads: North American and Israeli, past and present, with loving and vengeful characters. It was a wonderful read. Looking forward to reading "White Zion."   Susan H. Sachs

Author Talk Success: Beit Shemesh Lit

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​What do you get when you invite two talented authors, combine an engaged audience and throw in some book muffins? A delightful evening.  I am so pleased our first Beit Shemesh Lit event was a success. Thanks to everyone who came: our out of town guest authors, Julie Zuckerman from Modiin and Miryam Sivan from Tel Aviv. Thanks to Jes...

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No Entry, because it's never been a more dangerous time to be an elephant


 My young adult eco-fiction novel No Entry will be released by Stormbird Press in Australia this October 2019. It is the first in a young adult environmental series. No Entry tackles elephant poaching through the eyes of a teen heroine on an elephant conservation program in South Africa's Kruger National Park as part of my attempt to draw atte...

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July 7 Author Talk in Haaretz Newspaper


Check out this week's Haaretz for details about my author talk Sunday with fellow authors Miryam Sivan and Julie Zuckerman.  So excited! Hope to see you there. 

New Passport Control Review

New Passport Control Review New Book Review

Just in from author Ondine Sherman:  "I just finished your book, Passport Control, which I thought was excellent. I loved the complexities of the politics you drew out, allowing the readers to grapple with the issues themselves, and the young character's voice was very engaging. I wish it was longer - I want to know what happens next!" Thanks ...

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My new podcast with Jordan Blum


I'm thrilled to share my latest interview on The Bookends Review with gracious host, Jordan Blum.   My short story "What We Are" is coming out on The Bookends Review in August. It was originally titled The Kike Caller and that's what Jordan is referring to as after he accepted the story, I asked him if he thought that title was appro...

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The future of AI

future-of-AI PODCAST

​Fascinating podcast. Ever wonder if we'll need translators in the future?

Interviews coming up on Gilagreenwrites

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Booked until 2020!  July: Miryam Sivan August: Annette Gendler September: Rachel Barenbaum October: Julie Zuckerman  November: Jennifer Friedman Lang  December: Julie Gray

Author Interview with Annette Gendler


I'm thrilled to share my interview with Annette Gendler today. I had the privilege of meeting Annette and sharing an author evening with her in Jerusalem. I had a great time and hope to see Annette back in Israel for more events.  Moreover, I had the opportunity to purchase Annette's intimate memoir: Jumping over Shadows in which the auth...

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Reminder: one week from today


 Join me for a fun evening in Beit Shemesh at Keramikli. Paint on ceramics (optional) during a literary evening where I'm pleased to host two other Anglo-Israeli authors. When: 7:45 PM, open to the public.  Where: 13 Ha'uman Beit Shemesh (Industrial area) I will be reading from newly released novel in stories White Zion. Julie Zuckerman w...

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Meet me in Ottawa

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I'm so excited to be reading at my alma matter Carleton University. The English Department has courteously invited me to be one of their readers at their Back to School event, the largest event of the year.   Current Schedule:  September 16, JCC Library. Reading from White Zion, my new novel in stories from C...

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My interview with Kathryn Schleich

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I've known Kathryn virtually for years and was thrilled when she asked to interview me for her author site. I hope you enjoy the interview.  Busy author Gila Green has written several fiction books, traveled the world, and teaches courses for WOW-Women On Writing. She grew up in Ottawa, Canada, then moved to Israel for a year where she met her...

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Homme de Plume: What I Learned Sending My Novel Out Under a Male Name


I had to repost this article by Catherine Nichols. Fascinating. The plan made me feel dishonest and creepy, so it took me a long time to send my novel out under a man's name. But each time I read a study about unconscious bias, I got a little closer to trying it. I set up a new e-mail address under a name—let's say it was George Leyer, though ...

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Barnes & Noble SOLD: Goliath has Fallen & What This Means for Writers


This is a fascinating post by Kristen Lamb. Goliath has fallen. The leviathan Barnes & Noble, the big-box chain that reinvented retail and defined a generation…is no more. SOLD! Reuters announced early last Friday that the hedge fund Elliot Management Corp. would be purchasing the former book giant for roughly the equivalent of Kim Kardashian's...

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An Evening with Anglo-Israeli Authors

An Evening with Anglo-Israeli Authors Author Evening with Anglo-Israeli Authors

 Save the date! July 7th.  I am pleased to announce an author evening with authors Miryam Sivan and Julie Zuckerman.  We will be reading from Make it Concrete, The Book of Jeremiah, and my own newly released novel in stories White Zion respectively.  Where: Keramikli, 13 Ha'uman (Industrial Area, Beit Shemesh). Ye...

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White Zion review on Susan Weintrob's Foodie Lit: Expand the Table


Like many authors who create their own cultural worlds, in White Zion, Green has developed worlds filled with everyday details that are poignant and often cruel and difficult. White Zion is a collection of short stories by an author whose parents come from distinct cultures. Her father was born and raised in British Mandate Israel while her mo...

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Guest Post: Writing as Hobby and Well that it’s So


Guest Post by author Larry Lefkowitz A few years back I told somebody that I was a writer. "Do you support yourself writing?" he asked. "No," I replied. "So it's a hobby," he said. Inwardly offended, I nodded in unconvinced agreement. Later, I thought about it. Almost all of my stories, articles or poems appeared in 'little magazines that paid in c...

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22 Hours Left to Enter my Goodreads Giveaway White Zion


Join the more than 841 people participating in my Goodreads Giveaway for my new novel in stories White Zion. Thanks to the publisher, Cervena Barva, for the courtesy copy.   Recent review from writer Susan Weintrob  Your writing is wonderfully evocative, in your characters, in your plot, and in the difficulties you pre...

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White Zion Review


 I am delighted to share an initial White Zion review from writer Susan Weintrob. A longer review and interview is forthcoming. Stay tuned.  Your writing is wonderfully evocative, in your characters, in your plot, and in the difficulties you present. I was drawn in immediately and thought to myself, "She is a serious writer." Th...

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Summer and a Good Book

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Thank you Oregon Jewish Life for including White Zion in their summer reading list.  

Five Stars for my novel Passport Control

Five Star Review from NovelClass Five Star Review from NovelClass

 I am delighted to share the latest NovelClass podcast featuring my novel Passport Control. Thanks to Dave Pezza and Daniel Ford for taking the time to read and review Passport Control in a lively and engaging discussion.  To give you a taste of their excellent podcast, check out their five-star Goodreads reviews:...

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Interview with author Dr. Miryam Sivan

Interview with author Dr. Miryam Sivan Miryam Sivan Make it Concrete

Have you ever met someone virtually and thought, I would love to meet this person in real life?That's my experience with Miryam Sivan. It might be because she also grew up in North America with Israeli parents and growing up for me that was an extremely small club (me and my brother). In my day Israelis who left the country were looked upon differe...

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Latest Books

No Entry

No Entry

In No Entry, Canadian teenager, Yael Amar, signs on to an elephant conservation program and ends up coming face to face with violence, greed, and murder and the taste of a very real danger for all of us: elephant extinction.

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White Zion

White Zion

White Zion is a novel in stories forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press (April 2019). The novel takes readers into the worlds of 19th century Yemen, pre-State Israel, modern Israel and modern Canada...

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Passport Control

Passport Control

Miriam Gil knows little about Israel. Her father won’t talk about his life there or the brother he left behind when he came to Canada. Hurt and angry when he tells her to move out to make room for his new girlfriend, she enrolls in an Israeli university. She falls in love with Guy... 

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King of the Class

King of the Class

Eve and Manny are engaged in post-civil war Israel, but Manny has a secret: he’s falling in love with his religious roots and turning his back on moral relativism. As their wedding date approaches...

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