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This Will Only Take a Minute: Canadian Flash Fiction anthology submissions

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 This Will Only Take a Minute: Canadian Flash Fiction Anthology – Deadline: December 31, 2021, 11:59 PM Brevity is the soul of wit, as William Shakespeare wrote in one of his longer plays, Hamlet. Flash Fiction, brief stories, have become one of the most exciting sub-genres of contemporary fiction. Canadian flash fiction has been under-represe...
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Coming up on gilagreenwrites

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I've lined up some excellent author interviews for you, so grab a coffee and enjoy. Preview: Dan Sofer has an exciting giveaway coming up November 6. So excited to be hosting in the coming months: Dan Sofer, Deborah MB, Janice Weizman, Nadia Jacobson, Miriam Drori, Jennifer Lang

Podcasting with NovelClass October 23

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I review If You Want to Make God Laugh with Boston's Dave Pezza 23/10 NovelClass podcast. There's a gift for listeners who tune in!

Check out BookStop

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I've always wanted to join the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and now that my young adult novel No Entry is out there, I can! Thank you Stormbird Press, Australia. Did you know they have this six-week promotion for authors called BookStop? I joined yesterday and noticed this promotion, so I want to share it with yo...
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Madness Heart Press: Call for Jewish Horror Stories

Madness Heart Press: Call for Jewish Horror Stories Call for Jewish Horror Stories
In 'Corners of the World' collections we showcase writers and authors from all around the world, each collection focuses on a different subset of people from different cultures. Giving their unique voices and stories a chance to shine. For these collections, we want to bring the folk stories and societies to live in stark horror through the eyes of...
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Why physical books still outsell e-books | CNBC Reports

Ebook or physical book? Ebook or physical book?
Physical books are still outselling ebooks. Worth watching. 

Guest Post: Julie Zuckerman

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"The job of the fiction writer, as I see it, is to get inside someone else's skin." by Julie Zuckerman  ​I'm happy to present a guest post today by author and fellow writer in Israel, Julie Zuckerman. Welcome, Julie! Bio: Julie Zuckerman's fiction and nonfiction have appeared in a variety of publications, including The SFWP Quarterly, The MacG...
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Double Feature in Sephardic Horizons Summer 2019 issue

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I wish to thank Sephardic Horizons for publishing both an in-depth review of White Zion and a new short story of mine titled Book Talk in their latest issue. I'm honored to be part of this publication. A thank you also to writer Susan Weintrob. I am very grateful and so pleased you enjoyed White Zion and found it valuable.  Thank you...
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Thanks for the five out of five

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Thanks to Drora Arussy for her top review of Passport Control D. Arussy5.0 out of 5 starsFinding one's place through personal history Miriam is the daughter of a Yemenite Israeli and an Ashkenazi Canadian. She very much has the looks of a Yemenite, but is raised in Canada. This dichotomy within her own identity causes her to seek out her father's p...
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Passport Control in AJL

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I'm delighted to receive this review in the September/October newsletter put out by the Association of Jewish Libraries.   "Passport Control is a welcome addition to any Judaica collections, although not an academic one." Laura Schutzman, AJL Publications Chair, Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, Uniondale, NY

White Zion receives top marks

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​Thank you to the bookandblintzes site for this great review of White Zion. With a vibrancy and complexity that brings her characters and their stories to life, Gila Green's latest book, White Zion is a celebration of her artistry. Written as a collection of stories, it weaves together the tales of generations as Green crosses continents, watches e...
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Author Talk in Modiin Oct 6

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I'm honored to be spending an exciting literary evening with fellow authors in Israel Dalia Rosenfeld and Julie Zuckerman. Save the date! October 6 at the Sklar Levy Gallery, Modiin who is generously hosting. Thank you! I'll be reading from my new novel in stories White Zion. My new novel No Entry will also be available. Please come up and say hell...
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No Entry is a must read

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I am honored to post this review of No Entry from We Love Quality Books. Thank you so much.  No Entry's official release date is September 17.  The story is set in South Africa and the Kruger National Park. The protagonist, Yael Amar finds difficult to cope with a traumatic experience. To divert herself from the never-ending pain, br...
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Five Star White Zion Review

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Thanks so much to author Julie Zuckerman for her review of White Zion. This is the first book of Gila Green's that I've read and it did not disappoint. The stories are linked by the same protagonist, Miri, a Canadian born to a Yemenite-Israeli father and Ashkenazic-Canadian mother. Green's prose is evocative and reflects both painful and loving mom...
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Genuine Jenn Shoutout

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Thanks so much to Genuine Jenn for posting a great shoutout regarding my new young adult eco-fiction novel No Entry and for her forthcoming review. I particularly appreciate support from my home province of Ontario. Looking forward to hearing more from you soon. 

No Entry in Dragonfly

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I'm so happy to share with you my review and interview in Dragonfly. I'm honored to be in such a worthy publication.  The global novel exists, not as a genre separated from and opposed to other kinds of fiction, but as a perspective that governs the interpretation of experience. In this way, it is faithful to the way the global is actually liv...
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Win a copy of No Entry

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My new novel No Entry is out TODAY. There's no better way to celebrate than a book giveaway.  Thank you so much to the UK's Kate on Conservation for her five-star review of No Entry and for her exciting giveaway. Good luck to all of the contest entrants.  Review from Kate on Conservation There are some books that are far mo...
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Carleton University Reading of No Entry

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​I'm excited to share with you the details of my Carleton University reading September 19th. I'll be reading from No Entry, the first in an environmental series that tackles the horrors of elephant poaching in South Africa's famous Kruger National Park through the eyes of Ottawa teen heroine, Yael Amar. Thanks for the warm welcome, Carleton and tha...
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What We Are

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My short story What We Are was posted this month in The Bookends Review. Photo credit: Jake Stark, Unsplash Thank you Jordan Blum for selecting my story for publication.   what we are By Gila Green Posted on August 12, 2019 The summer I turned nineteen I was broke. I had three more years of university to pay for and who knew when the Cana...
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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 beauti...
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Interview with Julie Gray

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I'm so excited to have Julie Gray on gilagreenwrites today. For a change, I've actually met Julie the old-fashioned way-- in person. It was delightful to meet up in Tel Aviv and Julie gave me a boost of energy that day which I hope to repeat. She's a tremendous resources for writers here in Israel (and abroad) and now she's working on a few ne...
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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 The 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. ...
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My interview with Natasha Murray

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Thank you so much, Natasha Murray for hosting me on your blog. It was a thoroughly enjoyable interview. Welcome Gila to my blog, please let everyone know about your writing journey. 1. What made you want to write a book? It's a wonderful idea to think there's even the possibility that I might write something another person will connect to. We all n...
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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, reject...
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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

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 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!

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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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