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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.

WATCH: Elephant poaching might not be what you think

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I'm continuing to post educational videos about my young adult novel No Entry, which takes place in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Thanks to SCBWI for the inspiration to offer resources to teachers, parents, teens, wildlife enthusiasts, elephant lovers and booklovers in lockdown as I am in Israel.  

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 intervie...

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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!!!

Guest Post: How Lonely is the Life of a Writer by Deborah Mendez-Blaauw

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This website has been up for over a year and my decision to interview authors and to ask them to contribute posts has definitely been my best one. It's allowed me to connect with and hear the voices of so many writers and it's been an honor. Today's post is from Deborah Mendez-Blaauw, who was also gracious enough to review my novel-in-stories ...

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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, wi...

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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 ad...

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Watch: How to make authors love you? Support small press

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 It's so easy to support small and indie presses by ordering online from them directly. Now, more than ever with the current situation regarding Corona virus, I encourage you to support small press. 

Author interview: Erica S. Perl

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​I recently joined SCBWI and one of the many benefits is meeting children's writers from near and far. I was delighted to do a webinar with two amazing children's writers Erica S. Perl and Rajani LaRocca (coming soon) in February 2020 and, of course, I took this wonderful opportunity to invite both of them to be guests on gilagreenwrites. Welcome E...

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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...

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WATCH: Author reading at Israel Writer's Studio

Dara Barnat, Leah Scheier, Gila Green Author Reading: Israel Writer's Studio, Tel Aviv

 Thank you to Jennifer Lang for hosting me in Tel Aviv. I was honored to read Spider Places, a short story from my new novel in stories White Zion (Cervena Barva Press, 2019) and to present along with writers Leah Scheier (middle) and Dara Barnat (left). The biggest thank you to the warm audience. 

Welcome Nadia Jacobson

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Nadia Jacobson is a writer, editor, and writing instructor who has been with me from the very beginning of my writing journey, so I'm more than delighted to share this interview with her today. I've been honored to occasionally take part in Writespace Jerusalem both as an instructor and as a participant and I encourage others who have the oppo...

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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, 2019 In 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...

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Meet award-winning artist and writer, Terry Kurgan

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One of the perks of participating in February 2020's Vancouver Jewish Book Festival was meeting other authors from all over the world. One of the creatives I was privileged to meet (but not for long enough!) was South African award-winning writer and artist Terry Kurgan. I'm honored to welcome her to gilagreenwrites. Welcome Terry! BIO: T...

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#577 in Jewish literature today

#577 in Jewish literature today

Product details Paperback: 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.A...

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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: TBA May: Author Miriam Drori June: Author Mel Rosenberg July: Author Katherine Locke August: Author Shana Ritter

Interview in Vancouver's Jewish Independent

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Magnifying emotions Gila Green will talk about her two latest books at the Jewish Book Festival on Feb. 9. (photo from JCC Jewish Book Festival) From the first page, White Zion reads like a memoir. Through 16 short stories, we get to know Miriam and her family, from her great-grandparents to her own children, as well as the places they are from, in...

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Interview with author and editor Janice Weizman

Interview with author and editor Janice Weizman Janice Weizman

I'm delighted to have Janice Weizman on my site. Not only is she a colleague here in Israel, but a fellow Canadian and someone whose work I admire. Recently, I was honored when Janice included a review of my new novel in stories White Zion in her book review site (more on that below). A warm welcome, Janice! Bio Janice Weizman is the author of...

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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 Thornhill Wednesday, Fe...

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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 Podcas...

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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 s...

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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 voice White Zion – Gila Green Gila 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 ...

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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 w...

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Meet me in Vancouver, Seattle, Toronto, Tel Aviv

Meet me in Vancouver, Seattle, Toronto, Tel Aviv Tour Dates February 2020

I'm so excited to be part of this year's Vancouver Jewish Book Festival.  And you're invited! Please come up and say hello...  Vancouver Jewish Book Festival February 9 & White Rock South Surrey JCC. Seattle: TBA Toronto: 14/2 with Brian Henry               16/2 Israel's Bookshop      ...

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Thanks Hadassah Magazine

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I was thrilled to see No Entry listed in Hadassah Magazine's new young adult books for winter reading. It's an honor to be part of this list.

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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