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Five-Star No Entry Reviews from Margo Dill and Amy P. Knight

Five-Star No Entry Reviews from Margo Dill and Amy P. Knight No Entry
  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 Entry picks readers up out of their comfortable homes and drops them in the middle of Kruger National Park. But the beaut...
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What's new next week?

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​This August I have two new short stories coming out. The first in T he 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 in that same Sephardic Horizons issue--thank you Susan Weintrob. Will post links as soon as they become available.&nbs...
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Dear-Gila A note from a class participant
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 to learn by doing, which is the best way for me to understand something. Having you review the lessons was invaluable. Whil...
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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

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  MY OTTAWA SCHEDULE: SEPTEMBER 16 - JCC LIBRARY SEPTEMBER 17 - ALGONQUIN COLLEGE SEPTEMBER 18 - BYWARD MARKET SEPTEMBER 18 - NAAMAT WOMEN SEPTEMBER 19-CARLETON UNIVERSITY SEPTEMBER 20- PODCAST WITH BOSTON'S NOVELCLASS Thank you to everyone who has so warmly invited me to share my latest novels with you.  I hope to see you there!

In conversation with Gila Green, author of White Zion

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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, rejec...
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Got in the top 500

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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

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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!

An email this morning on Passport Control

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  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

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 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

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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

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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

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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

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​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

Reminder: one week from today

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 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 fr...
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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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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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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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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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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

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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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