A former feature writer for the Daily Express, Jane Green took a leap of faith when she left in 1996 to freelance and work on her book. She is now the bestselling author of over fifteen novels. Jane lives in Connecticut with her husband and their blended family of six children.
I spy with my little eye, something beginning with ARC... Isn't it gorgeous?!!! Giveaways coming soon... Regram… https://t.co/N2prdZTIQb
by @JaneGreen - yesterday
The American Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London W1. 1/21/17 https://t.co/qhxquHatLN
by @JaneGreen - 2 days ago
And we have liftoff...The Beach House becomes a movie. Hooray! https://t.co/CxztA4xgTU
by @JaneGreen - 4 days ago
The roasted tenderloin of pork with a fig, prosciutto and sage stuffing from my Good Taste cookbook. Made (and beau… https://t.co/J2Z23lnW7K
Capsule-wardrobing it for our weekend in London. Must not forget rain hat. And umbrella. https://t.co/A87CiRX4Mx
authorJaneGreen - yesterday
I spy with my little eye, something beginning with ARC... Isn't it gorgeous?!!! Giveaways coming soon...
authorJaneGreen - 4 days ago
I have some hugely exciting news to share with all of you. Many of you know that The Beach House has long been my favorite of all my novels (even though you're not supposed to have favorites...), and I have always dreamed of seeing it on the big screen.
Imagine what a gorgeous movie it could make, featuring beautiful Nantucket, and the eccentric charming Nan riding around the cobbled streets on her bicycle, cutting the heads of her neighbors' hydrangeas in the middle of the night.
Well...I am now allowed to officially tell you that THE BEACH HOUSE IS GOING TO BE A MOVIE!
Today it was announced that I have done a deal with Good Deed Entertainment for a feature film. I am dying of excitement, and need your help.
I would love you to tell me some of your favorite scenes in The Beach House, the ones you definitely wouldn't want to miss when you sit in that darkened theater with your popcorn on your lap.
I will choose two people randomly from your suggestions to win a signed copy of The Beach House, and perhaps a couple of other goodies besides...
Cheers to all of you from a very, very happy author!
authorJaneGreen - 5 days ago
We are just back from a blissful few days in Charleston, where we saw lots of new old friends (new friends that feel like old ones), ate far too much delicious food, stayed up much too late, and walked miles through the beautiful historic district every day.
We were constantly invited to parties, and never seemed to go anywhere unless we were in a large group. Dinner for four would be booked, which would inevitably grow to six or seven, after friends showed up unexpectedly with add-ons for pre-dinner drinks.
I had never before understood the concept of travelling with your own entourage, but by the end of the week I was hooked.
A few years ago, we were friendly with a celebrity, and every time she was invited to a party, she would bring her friends along too. She once invited us to a comedian’s party on Christmas Eve. “Why would I want to go,” I asked Beloved. “I don’t know him; he doesn’t know me. I can’t think of anything worse than going to a stranger’s party, even if he is famous.” We spent the night curled up on the sofa at home and I couldn't have been happier.
But suddenly, in Charleston, I started to understand why you might bring along a crowd of people wherever you go. Introducing new people adds an element of intrigue, and when you’re lucky, fun. Not to mention that walking into a party with a group of people you already know, is infinitely less intimidating than walking in by yourself. If the people are awful, you have brought your own party, and if the people are lovely, more fun will be had by all.
We spent our first night at a beach house high on stilts, shucking oysters that had been gathered under the dock below. We left with an army of new friends. Every night saw us welcomed into someone’s home, or into a group of strangers in a bar. My facebook friends grew exponentially.
Finally, on the last night, I had the opportunity to bring my own entourage. I showed up to a party to which I had been invited, with four in tow, ignoring the very British guilt that plagued me the entire way, the guilt that kept whispering how incredibly rude this was.
The door was opened, we were welcomed with open arms and that famous Southern charm. I had one of the best nights of the year. Which means I am never going to another party without my entourage right by my side.
(First published in The Lady magazine in the UK)
authorJaneGreen - 10 days ago
What book is making you happy right now?
authorJaneGreen - 11 days ago
Are ALL people under the age of twenty-one allergic to putting plates and glasses in the dishwasher, or is it just the ones living in my house? #tiredoffullsinks
Piles Upon Piles - one month ago
The piles are threatening to take over my house. I do not think of myself as a hoarder, and I very much like living in a space that is clean and tidy, but I don’t seem to have any control over the piles of papers that accumulate in every room of the house. Nobody would […]
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Rabbit Palace - one month ago
Stan the rabbit is not happy with his confinement. He has been living very happily on the porch these last few months, coming into the kitchen throughout the day to play with us, and the cats, tearing off into his porch when there is too much activity. We had high hopes of him being a […]
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For the Love of the Characters - one month ago
I have just finished writing my nineteenth novel. For years people have asked me how it feels when I finish a novel, and I haven’t known how to answer them. In the old days, it felt wonderful, knowing I had achieved something so big. A great weight would be off my shoulders, freeing me up […]
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Telephone Allergy - 2 months ago
When I was a teenager, I distinctly remember spending hours on the phone. At some point I was lucky enough to have a phone in my bedroom, and I would sit on the floor, leaning back against the bed, twirling the cord around and around my fingers as my best friend Harriet and I talked […]
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Couch Comforts - 2 months ago
I went to my friend’s house for tea last week, and as soon as I walked in her kitchen it was clear we both had a case of the blues. “No,” she said. “We’re not going to go down the road of self-pity. Tell me something good.” And so I told her about The Rower, […]
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