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WATCH: Tel Aviv Walk "Creatures"

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"Creatures who roam the streets of Tel Aviv catch a curious wanderer's eye during the pandemic lockdown." My colleague, the multi-talented Marc Kornblatt, has spent some time during this pandemic making fantastic short films of Tel Aviv. He shares them with me and I'm happy to share them with you. This is one of my favorites. 

REPOST: February Jewish Book Carnival

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I am happy to repost the February Jewish Book Carnival from the Book of Life site (see below). The Jewish Book Carnival is a monthly roundup of Jewish literary links from across the blogosphere. Sponsored by the Association of Jewish Libraries, it is hosted by a different blog each month and shares book reviews, author interviews, essays, and other...
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WATCH: Gila Green in Conversation with Ayelet Tsabari

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Thank you to Harif's Lyn Julius for inviting me to speak in conversation with author Ayelet Tsabari. "A conversation between two writers – Ayelet Tsabari and Gila Green – about their work, their Yemenite roots, Israeli identity and connections to Canada. Ayelet Tsabari's latest book is 'The Art of Leaving'. Gila Green is the author of 'White Z...
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January Jewish Book Carnival

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It's that time of the month again. I'm happy to share with you the January 2021 Jewish Book Carnival. This month the carnival is hosted by Heidi Slowinski. "The Jewish Book Carnival is a monthly event, bringing together those who cover Jewish literature online to 'meet, read, and comment on each other's posts'. Organized by the Association of ...
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You're invited to a zoom Lit Event: Between Two Worlds with Ayelet Tsabari and Gila Green

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Join me on zoom in conversation with author Ayelet Tsabari. Harif, the UK Association of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa has graciously invited me to speak about my writing, my Yemenite roots, Israeli identity and connections to leaving Canada. I'm honored to be speaking with Ayelet, who I've actually had the pleasure of meeting in ...
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My YA novel No Entry makes Voiceless' Top Reads

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 ALL THINGS ANIMAL – TOP READS FROM VOICELESS I'm so excited to share that my YA eco-novel No Entry is included in the "All Things Animal--Top Reads from Voiceless." My thanks to Ondine Sherman for reading and supporting No Entry, my YA novel that takes on elephant poaching and extinction set in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Check out t...
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REPOST: The Key Book Publishing Paths in 2021-2022

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How should you publish your work? Traditionally? Self-publishing? This is in the top five questions writers ask me on a monthly basis. So, thanks so much to the wonderful Jane Friedman for this detailed post on the many options authors have today to publish their work. I have traditionally published since 2013 and, after four novel publication...
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REPOST from the Hot Sheet: New Publishers, Agents, and Other Ventures in 2020 December 23, 2020

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Looking for a roundup of what's in store for 2021 in these categories? New traditional publishing imprints (Big Five) Beyond the Big FiveChildren's and YAComics and graphic novelsNew publishersNew literary agencies and agentsNew agenciesNew agentsDigital media ventures If the answer is yes, this is the article worth reading and filing for refe...
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REPOST: Hanukkah Lights: Stories of the Season

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I'm thrilled to repost NPR's Hanukkah Lights Stories of the Season for your perusal and enjoyment.   From their website: "Hanukkah is a time to share light, miracles and faith. It's been a difficult year and these stories will reflect that. They're darker than usual. But we hope the miracle of Hanukkah casts its light through these storie...
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December Jewish Book Carnival

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It is my pleasure to repost this month's Jewish Book Carnival from The Rachack Review and I'm so happy to have spent time with author Leah Kirshenberg who is a children's author, an educator, as well as an author of several educational books about language acquisition.    The Rachack Review is proud to serve as the December 2020 host...
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Listen: My Hanukkah podcast with NovelClass's Dave Pezza

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 I'm delighted to share my Hanukkah podcast with you. It was, as usual, an honor to chat with Dave Pezza from NovelClass. We shmooze about the holidays, my Hanukkah-themed very short story "Roller Coaster"  from my White Zion novel-in-stories (Cervena Barva Press, 2019). We get into parenting teenagers, what Hanuk...
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Watch: Corona Hanukkah Youtube from my colleague Marc Kornblatt

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LISTEN: "Bad guys in General": eco-fiction No Entry on New Books Network

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I am delighted to share with you my recent podcast with Galit Gottlieb on the New Books Network. Galit is the Chicago-based author of the Whipped and Sipped Mystery series and a host for New Books in Literature, a podcast of the New Books Network.  I'm so thankful for the opportunity to discuss my work with such a wonderful reader and lis...
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Coming up: A conversation with author Ayelet Tsabari

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I am so pleased to have been invited by Harif  to speak with talented author Ayelet Tsabari, (The Art of Leaving). I am a fan of Ayelet's work and honored to be in conversation with her to kick off 2021. Our talk will be moderated by author Lyn Julius, co-founder of Harif, the UK Association of Jews from the Middle East and Nort...
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Only five weeks away: My new Autofiction Workshop for anyone with a Sephardi/Mizrachi Story to Tell

Only five weeks away: My new Autofiction Workshop for anyone with a Sephardi/Mizrachi Story to Tell
Register here. 

Hanukkah Podcast with NovelClass

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I'm so excited to be part of the first Hannukkah Podcast with NovelClass's Dave Pezza. Join us on Tuesday December 8. Time TBA.   We will be discussing short Hannukkah Jewish Fiction including my own Flash piece "Roller Coaster" published in Jewish Fiction. This is the third time I'll be podcasting with Dave and I'm so thrilled to be join...
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Join me 27 January, 2021

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 I'm so excited to be part of New Works Wednesdays. Join me 27 January 2021 to discuss White Zion.  Register here. I'm happy to answer any questions in advance. Thank you to the Institute of Jewish Experience for the invitation. 

Join me December 2 on the New Books Network

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Thank you G.P. Gottlieb of the New Books Network for inviting me to join your podcast on December 2 at noon (CST) or 8 p.m. Israel time. We'll be discussing my young adult, environmental novel No Entry that takes place in South Africa's Kruger National Park and my novel-in-stories White Zion that spans Yemen, Israel, and Canada. I'll...
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WATCH: Invitation to join my Jan 5 autofiction workshop for Sephardi/Mizrachi stories

Let's expand the canon of Jewish literature together. There are so many untold Jewish stories. Don't let yours be one of them. Join me January 5 at noon (EST) for a five-part autofiction workshop for women and men at all writing levels with a Sephardi/Mizrachi background or a Sephardi/Mizrachi story to tell.  Space is ...
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Join me January 27 for my talk as part of the “New Works” Series

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I'm delighted to be part of the American Sephardi Federation (ASF) Institute of Jewish Experience's "New Work Series."   I'll be talking about the origins of my novel-in-stories White Zion (Cervena Barva, 2019).  DATE: January 27,2021 TIME: NOON (EST) I'll post the link when it's available.  From the (ASF) Institute of Jewish Ex...
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No Entry Review and Pumpkin Pancakes

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Thank you to Susan Weintrob, the creator of the "expand the table" website, for her recent review of my young adult eco-novel No Entry (Stormbird Press, 2019). On her food and literature site, Susan pairs her review of my novel with a delicious recipe for a popular South African breakfast: pumpkin pancakes.  From her site:  "Pumpkin ...
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Coming up on gilagreenwrites

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Don't miss new posts by these talented authors and creatives coming up in December, February, March and April: Karen Schauber, Melanie Conroy-Goldman, Leslea Newman, Sharon Kirsch, and Ann Lambert.  Photo by "My Life Through A Lens" on Unsplash

November Jewish Book Carnival

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Welcome to the November Jewish Book Carnival! We're a month away from our next Jewish Festival of Lights (yes, I'm already waiting for Hanukkah), but we still have this month's Jewish Book Carnival to look forward to and to help us spread more inspiration and brightness. This month is packed with something for everyone from new poetry at Life ...
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New Autofiction Workshop with a Middle Eastern Twist

New Autofiction Workshop with a Middle Eastern Twist
Sign-up is open! Start 2021 with the story you've always wanted to tell.  Tell Your Sephardi-Mizrahi Story Have you always wanted to write your life story? My new Middle Eastern-flavored Autofiction Workshop explores a writing form that pushes beyond memoir and borrows fiction techniques. Inventing your own dialogue and creating deta...
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October Jewish Carnival is Out

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Thank you to The Sami Rohr Prize Guest Forum for hosting the October Jewish Book Carnival! The Sami Rohr Prize Guest Forum is delighted to host the October 2020 Jewish Book Carnival. This monthly event, organized by the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL), allows those of us who cover the world of Jewish books online to "meet, read, and comment o...
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If you're interested in AutoFiction, read this

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As I've shared with you before, this summer I taught my first zoom autofiction course. This meant I spent a couple of months perusing everything I could find about autofiction and I'm sure I barely scratched the surface. I loved the course and it was so much fun for all of us, several participants requested a part two.  As such, I'm still look...
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Finished my seventh novel titled A Good Eye on Everything

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In 2013, I published a short story titled Mother, Daughter, Mercenary in an international crime fiction magazine titled Noir Nation.  I always wanted to go back to that story and I expanded on it in another short story titled Cutty Sark, published in 2018 in Writer's Bone in their December issue. Though at first glance these two...
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5 Qs Authors Don’t Ask but Should When an Agent Offers Rep by Kristin Nelson

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 In the last two weeks, we at NLA have offered representation to seven authors, most of whom received multiple offers. All agents are aggressively seeking new talent right now! It's awesome to talk to savvy authors who have a list of good questions prepared for their initial conversations with prospective agents, questions like:

REPOST: It’s Time to Radically Rethink Online Book Events

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I loved this July 28th article by Kate Reed Petty on Electric Literature and I agree, it's time to rethink how authors interact with readers online.  Before the stay-at-home orders came down in Baltimore, the last thing I did in person was participate in a panel conversation about—ironically—"art and the apocalypse." In retrospect, we should h...
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WATCH: YouTube Diversity in YA Fiction (all genres)

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I had a great time on Friday moderating a panel livestreamed from the UK's YA Thriller Conference. The topic was Diversity in YA Fiction. Shout-out to author Madeline Dyer for putting it all together and to my YA colleagues, authors: Fran Dorricott (UK), Nia Davenport (USA), and Isvari Mohan (USA).  What did we discuss? -What is 'diversity'? W...
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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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