Gloria graduated from Brandeis University and did graduate
work in Jewish history at the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem. She was a coordinator in the the Department of
Jewish Education at National Hadassah and served as Public
Relations Director of Baruch College of the City University
of New York.
While an undergraduate at Brandeis, she was a winner of the
Seventeen Magazine short story contest and her first
nationally published work appeared in that magazine.
Subsequently, her short fiction and critical essays have
appeared in Commentary, McCalls, Redbook, Ladies Home
Journal, Mademmoiselle, Ms., Chatelaine, Hadassah
Magazine and numerous other magazines and journals. Her
work has been widely anthologized and translated.
She is the author of a series of children's books on women
in the professions entitled "What Can She Be?", novels for
young adults and Ten Traditional Jewish Children's
Stories, and she edited the prizewinning anthology, A
Treasury of Jewish Literature.
Her novel Leah's Journey won the National Jewish Book
Award for fiction in 1979 and her second novel, Four
Days, won the Federation Arts and Letters Award. Her
books have been selections of The Book of the Month Club,
the Literary Guild and the Troll Book Club.
She has lectured throughout the United States and Canada.
She is married to an attorney and is the mother of three
grown children and the grandmother of six.
Books:The Bridal Chair, March 2015
Open Doors, November 2008
Dinner With Anna Karenina, October 2008
Dinner with Anna Karenina, January 2006
Walking Home, January 2005