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Thank you Voiceless: the animal protection institute

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No Entry received a great recommendation and review from Australia's Voiceless: The animal protection Institute.It's an honor to be mentioned by such a relevant and crucial organization working tirelessly to save the planet. No Entry by Gila Green We adored the novel's setting as we're transported into a remote wildlife rescue centre in S...
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Listen & a Chance to Win

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 I'll be chatting about my novels in two hours (10 pm. Israel time) on www.chatandspinradio.com Like their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/chatandspin where you can win a £20 shopping voucher

Small Press Author Reading Series: Join me May 17, 2020

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 Join me on on May 17, 2020!Register for FREE for the small press author reading series. "In light of so many cancelled book tours as of late, Hidden Timber Books is hosting other small press authors via Zoom for readings. These events are FREE, all you need to do is register for the link to join. Attend one, attend them all, and spread the wo...
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I'm in Ravishly

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 Thank you so much to Erin Khar for featuring my young adult, environmental novel No Entry in the latest issue of Ravishly.

Repost: The Book of Life

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For the last month, Heidi Rabinowitz's The Book of Podcast has had a special series called "Books in the Time of Coronavirus." Authors whose spring 2020 promotional events were cancelled were able to tell the world about their new Jewish books. I wish to thank Heidi once again for including No Entry and to repost her entire series here. E...
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Repost: Canadian Writers Abroad: Where are they now?

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Reposting from Canadian Writers Abroad by Debra Martens Back in March when Canadian travellers were urged to come home, I thought of the small community of Canadian writers living abroad. Would they stay or go? As Antony Millen in New Zealand puts it, "It was a very eerie feeling to hear Justin call Canadians home with such urgency. I admit, I...
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I voted in the Crystal Kite awards

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 Don't forget to vote for your favorite in the Crystal Kite Awards! These are so many wonderful works to choose from. "The annual Crystal Kite Award is a peer-given award to recognize great books from 15 SCBWI regional divisions around the world."If you're eligible to vote, don't forget to do so, especially at this time when so many ...
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April Jewish Carnival is Up and Happy Mimouna

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Today I want to wish a Happy Mimouna to those who celebrate! Though it was not the same as in past years, we still managed to celebrate a lockdown mimouna complete with homemade couscous, muflettot and Moroccan outfits straight from Morocco. And thanks to Deborah Kalb for hosting the April Jewish Carnival: At this difficult...
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Coming up: Hidden Timber Author Readings

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Hidden Timber Books: Meaningful Books and Stories"In light of so many cancelled book tours as of late, Hidden Timber Books is hosting other small press authors via Zoom for readings. These events are FREE, all you need to do is register for the link to join" and I'm so thrilled to be part of this series. I'll be talking about my YA eco-novel&n...
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Vote for my book cover please

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Please vote for my book cover!It's one click and you are done.The "Alternative" book cover award poll is now live, and Passport Control is featured.  Here's the link to the poll (April's) which is now LIVE! : https://alternative-read.com/2020/03/31/april-2020-alternative-book-cover-award-nominees-have-you-voted-yet-vote-for-your-favo...
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Listen: No Entry on The Book of Life Podcast

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LISTEN:   In response to the pandemic, The Book of Life is hosting a special series, Books in the Time of Coronavirus. Authors or illustrators of new Jewish books, whose promotional events have been cancelled due to quarantine, are invited to promote their books on the podcast.The first episode in this special series features Gila Green, ...
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Cover girl: Shalom Toronto Lifestyle

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Thanks so much to Shalom Toronto Lifestyle Magazine for featuring me on the cover and printing an article on all of my books.

LISTEN: My podcast with NovelClass on The Last Watchman of Old Cairo

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 My latest podcast with Dave Pezza's NovelClass is out.I loved discussing The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by author Michael David Lukas. This opportunity came at an ideal time. I had just participated in the Vancouver Jewish Book Festival (February 2020) and spent an evening as part of the festival enjoying a livestream interview...
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Proud to be part of SCBWI's remote resources

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​"So many creators of children's books have risen to the call for help from teachers and parents during the COVID-19 crisis by creating online materials that will entertain, instruct, and inspire children and young people. Some are reading their books and discussing them. Some have created mini-lessons on art or history or craft projects. Some are ...
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Join me for NovelClass this Wednesday

Join me for NovelClass this Wednesday
NovelClass@NovelClassPod·12hEpisode 4.02 of NovelClass airs this Wednesday! Author @green_gila returns to the show to join host @dpezza02 in discussing The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay home, and keep reading!!!

No Entry: Chapter One

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As so many of us are in partial/full lockdown/quarantine and feeling isolated, I thought I'd read from my young adult novel No Entry. I hope to post a chapter on Wednesdays and Sundays, but given the crazy situation, I can only try to keep to a schedule--please forgive me if I don't. If you want to learn about elephants, elephant poaching, wil...
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No Entry: Now available in the Biblical Museum of Natural History

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​My young adult novel No Entry is available in the new Biblical Museum of Natural History gift shop and I couldn't be more excited!Copies are limited. Due to the tragic Australian fires, I am unable to order more and now with corona virus, I cannot predict future availability. No Entry is a perfect read for anyone interested in a teen adv...
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What's on in Israel this spring for writers?

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​I often get emails or FB messages from people who ask if I know of any writer's groups or workshops. This post is for you.Please note: the information below is not comprehensive and I post it as it's sent to me, so check back for updates.If you have a writing group or writing related activity on for anywhere in Israel this spring, please send me t...
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Amazon Reducing Orders to Publishers

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This story is from November 2019 but still important. By Jim Milliot | Nov 11, 2019In order to deal with congestion issues at its warehouses, Amazon has been cutting book orders to publishers over the last several weeks. It isn't clear how widespread the reduction in orders is, but several independent publishers contacted by PW reported cuts i...
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#577 in Jewish literature today

#577 in Jewish literature today
Product detailsPaperback: 358 pagesPublisher: S & H Publishing, Incorporated (Aug. 19 2018)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 163320054XISBN-13: 978-1633200548Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cmShipping Weight: 612 gCustomer Reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews This is the Canadian Amazon site. Check out more reviews on Amazon USA.Am...
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Pics from the Vancouver Jewish book festival/Toronto talks February 2020

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Author interviews coming up on gilagreenwrites

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March: ​Writespace Jerusalem's Nadia Jacobson (Founder/Director/Author)April: TBAMay: Author Miriam DroriJune: Author Mel RosenbergJuly: Author Katherine LockeAugust: Author Shana Ritter

February 19 in Toronto

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 Excited and grateful for this opportunity in Toronto February 19.Thanks so much, Na'amat Canada, Toronto...I'm digging around for some winter clothes...looking very forward.

See you February 18

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Delighted to be speaking at Israel's in Toronto. February 18 at 7:30.  

Meet me in Toronto in February

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Friday February 14, 10:15 - 11:15 with Brian Henry,  1 Glenview Ave.Monday, February 17, 15:00 podcasting with Boston's Dave Pezza, NovelClass (We're chatting about The Last Watchman of Old Cairo-join us)Tuesday, February 18, 19:30 - 20:30 PM ISRAEL'S JUDAICA CENTRE, 441 Clark Avenue West ThornhillWednesday, Febru...
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Carnival Time: January Jewish Book Carnival

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Welcome to the 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.Let's get going with The Book of Life Podcast...
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Shout-out to my Australian publisher on Kangaroo Island

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My No Entry publisher, Stormbird Press, has been evacuated due to the devastating fires on Kangaroo Island.Many staff members have left their posts in the town of Parndana to volunteer as firefighters. Stormbird has been a wonderful, professional press and I'm proud to be a Stormbird author.Wishing you all tremendous support and stre...
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The Reading Review looks at White Zion

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 Thank you so much to Deborah MB for reviewing my novel in stories White Zion.White Zion has a brown-skinned voiceWhite Zion – Gila GreenGila Green's White Zion tells us, though a collection of short stories, the story of Miriam Ehrblich, and those of her family. Miriam, a secular Canadian Jew, half Ashkenazi, half Yemenite, will eve...
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Review: ‘White Zion’ is not without black humour

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Thank you to Lyn Julius for reading and reviewing White Zion. I'm looking forward to her talk in Jerusalem in January and to thanking her in person.  Why did Gila Green, a writer, editor and teacher who moved to Israel from her native Canada, call her book White Zion? In this thinly-disguised autobiographical collection of short stories, ...
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White Zion Review in Reading Jewish Fiction

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Cheers to author Miryam Sivan for reviewing White Zion. This review appears in author Janice Weziman's exciting new review site Reading Jewish Fiction. Stay tuned for an interview with Janice on this site coming up in February when she'll tell us all about her new venture, as well as fill us in on her next wr...
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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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