Latest Books

I write novels, short stories, flash fiction, poetry, story collections, essays, and young adult fiction. My stories are about everyday people tackling immigration, racism, alienation, war, politics, romance, poverty, terrorism, and surviving.

White Zion

White Zion

White Zion is a novel in stories that takes readers into the worlds of 19th century Yemen, pre-State Israel, modern Israel and modern Canada...

Read More      Buy Now

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... 

Read More       Buy Now

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...

Read More       Buy Now

No Entry, September 1 Release date

No Entry, September 1 Release date

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. The story takes place in South Africa’s famous, breathtaking Kruger National Park...

Read More      Pre-order Now

Recent Blogs

17 August 2019
News and Events
My short story What We Are was posted this month in The Bookends Review.Photo credit: Jake Stark, UnsplashThank you Jordan Blum for selecting my story for publication.  what we areBy Gila GreenPosted on August 12, 201...
17 August 2019
News and Events
 Gila Green is a masterful storyteller, and No Entry can definitely be added to her growing list of masterpieces. With just the right balance of setting description, endearing characters, and daily life in South Africa, No...
08 August 2019
Author Interviews
I'm so excited to have Julie Gray on gilagreenwrites today. For a change, I've actually met Julie the old-fashioned way-- in person. It was delightful to meet up in Tel Aviv and Julie gave me a boost of energy that day which I ...
08 August 2019
News and Events
​This August I have two new short stories coming out. The first in The Bookends Review with Jordan Blum titled "What we Are" and the second in Sephardic Horizons titled "Author Talk." An extended review of White Zion is coming out...
08 August 2019
Author Interviews
Thank you so much, Natasha Murray for hosting me on your blog. It was a thoroughly enjoyable interview.Welcome Gila to my blog, please let everyone know about your writing journey.1. What made you want to write a book?It's a wo...
06 August 2019
News and Events
Dear Gila,I want to thank you for your guidance and personal attention. It has been a great learning experience for me. I have a much better understanding of flash fiction and about writing in general. And in this class I got t...
06 August 2019
News and Events
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 ...

Welcome!

Gila Green Author Editor Writing Teacher

Hi. I'm Gila Green. I've been writing and editing for the last two decades and on this site I want to share my updates and thoughts about writing in general and specifically in Israel, where I write as a Canadian ex-pat and mother of five children. Here you can find blog posts, videos about creativity, marketing, publishing, and interviews with other authors. I invite you to sign up for my newsletter, check out my YouTube channel and browse through my books. Then please share your thoughts with me via the contact form below. I look forward to the possibility of hearing from you soon.

Get My Newsletter

Contact Me

Join My Writing Courses

FLASH FICTION WORKSHOP

START DATE: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

END DATE: July 31, 2019

DURATION:  8 weeks

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Everyone has time to read Flash fiction. That’s one of the reasons why it’s become such a popular genre. Distilling whole stories into narratives under 1,000 words. Why bother? We read fiction to build empathy, to explore new realities, to escape, to be entertained and since you can’t do any of that in such a short time, Flash has little value, right? Wrong. Flash is

...
Read More

WRITING FICTION: SETTING AND DESCRIPTION

START DATE: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

START DATE: Wednesday, July 3, 2019

DURATION:  4 weeks

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Great story has a memorable sense of place. In this four-week course you will discover why setting and description are the keys to making your story come alive for the reader. Writers will explore how to describe the worlds of their stories in concrete physical detail to create sensory, subjective environments. You will learn why setting must be authentic

...
Read More

Looking for an Editor?

I love to help writers with their writing and my editing services cover novels, memoir, non-fiction, short stories, collections, essays, and serials.

Read More