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Jane Green

Biography

Jane Green

Jane Green's 15th novel, TEMPTING FATE, is soon to be released; she is the author of 14 previous New York Times bestselling novels. Initially known for writing about single thirty-somethings, she has gone on to write mature stories about real women dealing with all the things life throws at them, with her trademark wisdom, wit and warmth.

A former feature writer for the Daily Express in the UK, Green took a leap in faith when she left, in 1996, to freelance and work on a novel. Seven months later, there was a bidding war for her first book, STRAIGHT TALKING, the saga of a single career girl looking for the right man. The novel was an immediate top-10 bestseller in England, and Green was an overnight success.

Now in her 40s, Green has graduated to more complex, character-driven novels that explore the concerns of real women's lives, from marriage (THE OTHER WOMAN) to motherhood (ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART) to divorce, stepchildren, affairs, and most recently, midlife crises (FAMILY PICTURES and TEMPTING FATE).

She joined the ABC News team to write A MODERN FAIRYTALE --- their first enhanced digital book --- about the history of Royal marriages, then joined ABC News Radio as a live correspondent covering Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton. She has written a micro-series for Dove starring Alicia Keyes, many short stories, and has contributed to various anthologies, as well as regularly appearing on television shows including "Good Morning America," "The Martha Stewart Show" and "The Today Show."

Together with writing books and blogs, she contributes to various publications, both online and print, including Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan and Self, has taught at writers conferences, and does regular keynote speaking.

A foodie and passionate cook, Green filled one of her books, PROMISES TO KEEP, with recipes culled from her own collection. She says she only cooks food that is “incredibly easy, but has to look as if you have slaved over a hot stove for hours.” This is because she has six children, and has realised that “when you have six children, nobody ever invites you anywhere.”

Most weekends see her cooking for a minimum of 20 people in her home in Westport, Connecticut, where she lives with her husband and their blended family. When she is not writing, cooking, gardening, filling her house with friends and herding chickens, she is usually thanking the Lord for caffeine-filled energy drinks.

Jane Green

Books by Jane Green

by Jane Green - Fiction

As Ted and Grace Chapman’s picture-perfect life begins to crumble, they are rescued by Beth, an assistant promising to calm Ted’s rages and lend Grace emotional support. But Grace harbors dark secrets in her past, and Beth’s persona might be too good to be true. It soon appears that this new interloper might be the biggest threat of all, one that could cost Grace her marriage, her reputation and even her sanity.

by Jane Green - Fiction

Gabby and Elliott have been happily married for 18 years. She could never imagine how good it would feel to have a handsome younger man show interest in her --- until the night it happens. Matt makes Gabby feel sparkling and fascinating, alive --- something she hasn't felt in years. What begins as a long-distance friendship soon develops into an emotional affair as Gabby discovers that her limits and boundaries are not where she expects them to be.

by Jane Green - Fiction

Two women live on opposite coasts, but their lives are connected in ways they never could have imagined. Both women are wives and mothers to children who are about to leave the nest for school. They are both in their 40s and have husbands who travel more than either of them would like. They are both feeling an emptiness neither had expected. But when a shocking secret is exposed, their lives are blown apart.

by Jane Green - Fiction

Andi has spent much of her adult life looking for the perfect man, and at 37, she's finally found him: Ethan, a divorced father of two. But in his daughter Emily’s eyes, Andi is an obstacle to her father’s love, and Emily will do whatever it takes to break her down.

by Jane Green - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

 

Known as the crazy woman who lives atop the bluff, Nan doesn’t care what people think. But when she discovers the money she thought would last forever is dwindling, Nan knows she has to make drastic changes. So Nan takes out an ad: Rooms to rent for the summer in a beautiful old Nantucket home with water views and direct access to the beach. Slowly, people start moving into the house, filling it with noise, with laughter, and with tears. Her son comes home for the summer, and then an unexpected visitor turns all their lives upside-down.