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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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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). 

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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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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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

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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

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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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Wisdom Share with Bev Joy Ehrlich

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Just had a fantastic WiSh (Wisdom Share) with Bev Joy Ehrlich and shared a tip to help you create your next dream. Can't wait for this to air! I'll post the details to the WiSh as soon as it goes live. Meantime don't you love this photo from the Jerusalem Mahane Yehudah Market? Took it last night. 

Submission Opportunities for April

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Contests With Deadlines in April April 7 (contest runs on Australian time, so deadline may be considerably earlier than midnight depending on your timezone) Up to 500 words based on prompt (released April 5). Prize: 500AUD https://www.writerscentre.com.au/furious-fiction/ April 10: Up to 2,500 words on topic "Identity." Prizes: £10,000, £3,000, £2,...
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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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