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Interview with Adoption Memoir Author Gloria Oren

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Gloria Oren has been honing her craft since she graduated from the Long Ridge Writer’s Group’s “Breaking Into Print” course. She has a powerful perspective of finding positivity in experiences on life’s roller coaster lurches that leave many in panic. She is founder of the Facebook group WWEAP with over 6,000 members, and a member of her local Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP) where she occasionally participates in open mike gatherings.

The author of two nonfiction eBooks, Gloria is an editor for Muse It Up Publishing where she helps authors create the best book they can.

People say she’s a woman of many hats and that’s probably true. An award-winning editor. An avid reader. A book reviewer. A writer. A daughter. A wife. A mother of three. A baby boomer. A cancer survivor. A reunited adoptee. The oldest of ten birth half-siblings combined but raised as an only child.

As a reunited adoptee, Gloria’s goal is to share her experience with others through her adoption memoir, which she hopes to have published one day.

She grew up in the Crown Heights and Flatbush area of Brooklyn, New York and attended both public and private schools. At the age of fifteen, Gloria moved to Tel Aviv, Israel with her adoptive mother who passed away in 1979. Two months later Gloria married. Her two sons are Sabras, both born in Israel; her daughter is American born and bred, like her mother.

In July 1990, Gloria battled Hodgkin’s Disease. Since radiation, therapy ended in Oct. 1990 she has been cancer free. Now, life can’t be that dull, so in Dec. 2005 she was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. She has since been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, spondyloarthropathy, and arthritis.