Gloria Oren has a powerful perspective to find the positive in experiences on life’s roller coaster lurches that leave many in panic.
As a twice-adopted reunited adult adoptee, she writes about the challenges of life and adoption searches. Gloria is an avid reader. She has read much of the printed material on adoption and searching during her journey, as well as many memoirs of fellow adoptees while writing her own.
Gloria has traveled to Europe, many U.S. states, and has lived in Israel for fifteen years. She speaks English and Hebrew fluently.
Editing and Writing
She is an editor with Muse It Up Publishing. Gloria writes nonfiction and book reviews which she posts on her blog.
Gloria has been honing her craft since she graduated from the Long Ridge Writer’s Group’s “Breaking Into Print” course. She is a past member of the Willamette Writers Group, Muse It Up Club, and current member of the Society for Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG), and her local Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP).
Gloria is the founder of the Women Writers Editors Agents and Publishers group on Facebook which numbers 6,000 plus members worldwide.
Her personal experience essay, “A Blessing in Disguise,” excerpted from Chapter 14 in her memoir, had won an honorable mention in a ByLine magazine’s contest. In 2010, it was published in Thin Thread Stories – Recovery and Survival. Owning the copyright, Gloria had it reprinted in Muse It Up’s memorial anthology “Lavender Dreams” in memory of a senior editor who lost her battle with cancer. Gloria along with the other contributing authors have donated their royalties to a cancer research organization, or hospice.
As seen on the web:
“Cancer Awareness – Lavender Dreams” on Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz’s blog One Writer’s Journey.
“The Importance of Editing” by Gloria Oren on Tony Eldridge’s blog Marketing Tips for Authors
Book review on Warrior Mother