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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 differ...
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My new story was accepted: The Talk of Sephardim

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I am excited to tell you that my short story "The Talk of Sephardim" was accepted to Sephardic Horizons for their summer issue. It's one of those stories that I started more than a decade ago and every once in a while, I took it out, asked someone to read it, frowned over their feedback, played with it some more. Then I would put it out o...
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Four Ways to Avoid Moralizing in your Young Adult Fiction

Four Ways to Avoid Moralizing in your Young Adult Fiction
Like millions of other authors, I write because I have a message I'm passionate about; I want to express myself to the world. The problems with messages are long and complicated: people suffer from denial and refuse to hear them; they don't buy books to read sermons; preaching can engender resentment, come across as heavy- handed, and read as thoug...
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Goodreads giveaway White Zion

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 Only 23 days left to enter my Goodreads giveaway for White Zion .  Enter now for a free copy of White Zion courtesy of Cervena Barva Press. 

Buy White Zion on Amazon

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White Zion is now available on Amazon. Gritty Yet Shimmering Stories! I'm not exaggerating here one bit. It's titled 'White Zion' but Gila Green paints from all the colors/hues of the Jewish palette. These gritty yet shimmering stories get into you. I read them all in two swoops, then stayed up for an hour or two, maybe four, waiting for my heart t...
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Tune into my podcast May 22

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I'm honored to be part of the May 22 podcast on NovelClass. It's very exciting to be part of such an amazing pool of talent. Thank you to host Dave Pezza for your warm welcome.  The next edition of # NovelClass airs on May 22 and will feature @ green_gila 's Passport Control. Start reading, subscribe, and tune in! https:// podcasts.apple....
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Hot off the press!

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Thank you so much to my publisher Gloria Mindock who was kind enough to send me a photo of the first copy of White Zion. Right now I have a White Zion giveaway on Goodreads .  Join me!  And here's a new review from author Tara Lynn Masih: Gila Green has assembled a wonderful, atmospheric collage that depicts a family's historical jou...
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Summer Author Interview Series

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 I love author interviews. Please let me know in the comments if there's an author you'd like me to interview.

My first mention on an environmental site

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Serendipity day. I'm sharing my exciting moment today of finding my novel No Entry on Dragonfly.   It's such a great feeling to find your novel unexpectedly on a site you admire and it makes the release date feel that much more tangible. September 1, you're only three months (and a couple of weeks away). 

What's cooking? Author Interview: Norene Gillitz

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​ I am absolutely thrilled to have Norene Gilletz on my blog today. Norene's motto is "Food that's good for you should taste good!" Her first cookbook Second Helpings, Please! is a true classic. I received it for my wedding and it still has a prominent place on my kitchen shelf all these years later. It's a pleasure to interview her on the occasion...
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Passport Control Review

Passport Control Review
I was excited to read this email from author Miryam Sivan. I've never met her but hopefully one day I will have the opportunity to meet her and thank her in person for this lovely message.  "I read Passport Control and thoroughly enjoyed it!   Miriam's story was very moving. Her pain and needs were palpable and often heart breaking. I lov...
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Guest Post: Miryam Sivan

Guest post: Miryam Sivan GUEST POST
I'm excited to share a guest post by fellow author living in Israel/writing in English, Miryam Sivan. Today she shares her instructive experience on what is a struggle for many writers: how to choose the ideal point of view for your novel. Stay tuned for an interview with Miryam this summer.  The Many Shades of Point of View  My recently ...
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Dear Gila

Dear-Gila
I'm thrilled to tell you that a Flash story I workshopped with you last winter is a Finalist for a WOW contest! (The story was "Shared Calendars", about a trapeze student). I'm so appreciative of your guidance, and look forward to another class - I'm a Flash addict now. I hope all is well with you. Thank you again, and I look forward to working wit...
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The power of change in The Naked Knitting Club by Janet Groom

The power of change in The Naked Knitting Club by Janet Groom
  Disclaimer: I received a free PDF of this novel courtesy of the author and was not in any way paid for this review. "I wonder what will happen this year…my life is so bloody boring. I need something to change. I want some excitement. I want adventure. Perhaps I need to learn to say 'yes' to more things and to get past my fears. After all, I'...
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Coming soon from Cervena Barva Press

Coming soon from Cervena Barva Press
I'm so excited to share that White Zion is coming out in May with Cervena Barva Press, USA. This novel-in-stories takes readers into the worlds of 19th century Yemen, pre-State Israel, modern Israel and modern Canada. You will hear the voices of a young boy marveling at Israel's first air force on his own roof, the cry of a newly married woman help...
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Pre Order No Entry Now

No Entry
I'm thrilled to tell you that my first young adult, environmental fiction novel No Entry is available for pre order.    You can also request a review copy. Broken-hearted after losing her brother in a terrorist attack, 17-year-old Yael Amar seeks solace on an elephant conservation program in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Catap...
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My podcast with Janet Groom

Janet-Groom
I was thrilled to spend half an hour with author Janet Groom. You can listen to it on ITunes or watch it on YouTube.  We discuss writing fiction and why I think we have to get away from characterizing fiction as either plot driven or character driven. Thank you so much for having me on your show, Janet. Stay tuned for a review of Janet's novel...
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She Said Yes!

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 I'm delighted to announce my daughter's engagement. Welcome to the family! May you be blessed until 120!

April Jewish Book Carnival

April Jewish Book Carnival
  I am excited to present this month's Jewish Book Carnival, a monthly event where those who cover Jewish books online "can meet, read, and comment on each others' posts." Organized by the Association of Jewish Libraries, the Carnival travels around and is hosted on a different participant's site on the 15th of each month.  For me April&n...
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Passport Control Amazon Review: "Green is an author that should not be missed."

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I love it when I'm surfing and find something unexpected. Just found this review of Passport Control on Amazon Canada posted on behalf of Tommy Dewar (unfortunately, reviews put on Amazon USA and Amazon Canada are separate). I've never met Tommy but thank you so much and I hope you enjoy White Zion coming out April 25. 5.0 out of 5 stars   Gre...
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Latest Books

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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No Entry

No Entry

In No Entry, Canadian teenager, Yael Yekutiel, 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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