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

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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

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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

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 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

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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

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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

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Join the more than 8 41 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 ...
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White Zion Review

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 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."...
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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

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 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 revie...
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Interview with author Dr. Miryam Sivan

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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). 

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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