Latest Books

I write novels, short stories, flash fiction, poetry, story collections, essays, and young adult fiction. My stories are about everyday people tackling immigration, racism, alienation, war, politics, romance, poverty, terrorism, and surviving.

White Zion

White Zion

White Zion is a novel in stories that 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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No Entry, September 1 Release date

No Entry, September 1 Release date

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. The story takes place in South Africa’s famous, breathtaking Kruger National Park...

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Recent Blogs

08 July 2019
News and Events
 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 lovi...
08 July 2019
News and Events
​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 suc...
07 July 2019
News and Events
 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 t...
05 July 2019
News and Events
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. ...
04 July 2019
News and Events
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 themse...
03 July 2019
News and Events
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 Ca...
30 June 2019
News and Events
​Fascinating podcast. Ever wonder if we'll need translators in the future?...

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Gila Green Author Editor Writing Teacher

Hi. I'm Gila Green. I've been writing and editing for the last two decades and on this site I want to share my updates and thoughts about writing in general and specifically in Israel, where I write as a Canadian ex-pat and mother of five children. Here you can find blog posts, videos about creativity, marketing, publishing, and interviews with other authors. I invite you to sign up for my newsletter, check out my YouTube channel and browse through my books. Then please share your thoughts with me via the contact form below. I look forward to the possibility of hearing from you soon.

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FLASH FICTION WORKSHOP

START DATE: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

END DATE: July 31, 2019

DURATION:  8 weeks

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Everyone has time to read Flash fiction. That’s one of the reasons why it’s become such a popular genre. Distilling whole stories into narratives under 1,000 words. Why bother? We read fiction to build empathy, to explore new realities, to escape, to be entertained and since you can’t do any of that in such a short time, Flash has little value, right? Wrong. Flash is

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WRITING FICTION: SETTING AND DESCRIPTION

START DATE: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

START DATE: Wednesday, July 3, 2019

DURATION:  4 weeks

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Great story has a memorable sense of place. In this four-week course you will discover why setting and description are the keys to making your story come alive for the reader. Writers will explore how to describe the worlds of their stories in concrete physical detail to create sensory, subjective environments. You will learn why setting must be authentic

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I love to help writers with their writing and my editing services cover novels, memoir, non-fiction, short stories, collections, essays, and serials.

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