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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.

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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Forthcoming Books

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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No Entry

No Entry

In No Entry, Canadian teenager, Yael Yekutiel, 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

19 December 2018
Writing Tips
A Phone Call from Mom"Do you know what your brother did when he finished reading your novel?" my mother asks."He WhatsApped me," I answer. "'Just finished your book. Great read'."I reread my brother's exact words from my phone....
19 December 2018
Writing Tips
 Publishing Your StoryWhile publication is never guaranteed (unless you're self-publishing, but that's another post), there are a number of things you can do to help your story find a home. Start with this seven-point guid...
18 December 2018
Writing Tips
A word after a word after a word is power."–Margaret AtwoodWriting isn't just for writers, it's for anyone with a small business to promote. You might think as an author and book editor that most of my clients are other authors...
16 December 2018
News and Events
​In 2013, I published my first novel King of the Class (KOTC). Three months later I wrote a post titled "What I learned from Publishing my First Novel." It was a necessary integration of what I'd gleaned after three months of full...
12 December 2018
News and Events
 Guest Post Ahead ...
12 December 2018
News and Events
 I won't make you wait. Here are three things I learned from writing my second novel Passport Control.1. You can deviate from the traditional coming-of-age structure.Classically, protagonists in coming-of-age stories encou...
12 December 2018
News and Events
​I am thrilled to be hosted today by Christi Craig. In addition to my guest post, we are having a book giveaway courtesy of my publisher S&H Publishing.  ...
10 December 2018
News and Events
 Thank you Sasson Magazine for posting "Roller Coaster," an excerpt from my novel in stories White Zion, forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press, April 2019. Faith was too late getting down the stairs. By the time she ma...

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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: Monday, January 7, 2019

END DATE: Sunday, February 3, 2019

DURATION:  4 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.

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WRITING FICTION: SETTING AND DESCRIPTION

START DATE: Monday, January 7, 2019

START DATE: Sunday, February 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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