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.
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Time to dig out your whisk and practice your best flipping technique because pancake day is almost here!
Nothing like slipping away for an afternoon play with your besties. https://t.co/TGPEWSEW79
by @JaneGreen - 8 hours ago
@FrancescaHornak It was so bizarre, how different it was but still such a lovely wave of nostalgia!
Finding Friends https://t.co/9vJZnvje9M
by @JaneGreen - yesterday
The Love of the Hotel https://t.co/19oHsZMhez
RT @jonronson: As someone who spent lots of time reporting on white power people in the '90s, I tell you: this is so much more emboldened.…
authorJaneGreen - 20 hours ago
I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the magnificent Kelly Corrigan for her podcast during BEA. She was even more spectacular than I imagined, and the whole experience was an enormous honor.
You can watch my interview for free on @CreativeLive TODAY, 8/18 at 12pm EST. I chat with Kelly about how writing is a way for me to see how I feel about the world.
authorJaneGreen - yesterday
A working lunch today and because there were eight people and various different food requirements, I made Buddha bowls so people could make their own. So easy, and delicious, and beautiful, it satisfied everyone there who was vegan, paleo, or good old omnivore!
I put out brown rice, spiced chickpeas, garlic roasted cauliflower, curry coconut shrimp, avocado, pea shoots, radishes, cilantro, sesame seeds and a spicy almond cream dressing.
Now I think I might do this all the time!
authorJaneGreen - 2 days ago
A few weeks ago I was invited to a rather swanky literary dinner at a hotel called The Gramercy Park, in Manhattan. It was to be filled with the great and the good, and not only was I excited for the dinner (and utterly thrilled to have been invited), I couldn’t wait to go back to the Gramercy Park hotel.
The last time I went to the Gramercy Park hotel was in 1996. I had decided to write a modern take on the Cinderella story called Jemima J. I had booked an extended stay in Los Angeles to do the research, and was spending a week beforehand in New York with a girlfriend. We were going just after Christmas, with plans to be in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
Both of us were young single girls, with little money. We were doing New York on a shoestring, and had booked into a terrible hotel near Times Square with stained furniture and dirty sheets. We lasted one night, before deciding that squalor was not what we had in mind for this trip, and I would use some of my new book advance to upgrade.
Have you ever tried getting a hotel room in New York at Christmas time? We spent hours desperately trying to find a hotel, and the only thing we could find was a suite at the Gramercy Park Hotel.
A suite! It sounded so grand! We discovered the Gramercy Park had hosted The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and The Beatles. U2 had lived there, as had Debbie Harry of Blondie. This was clearly the epitome of cool, and we had to stay there.
The hotel faces a pretty private park, in a lovely neighborhood. I caught my breath as we got out the taxi, and walked in to the hotel, past the dark wood-panelled bar, and exhaled again in vague disappointment when we were taken up to our suite. I remember the carpet being impossibly worn and shabby, in an unflattering shade of green. The hotel was dated and dingy, with an old and fabulous bar filled with New York characters, and we felt incredibly cool staying there.
We were there for a week, and over the final weekend, I fell slightly in love. A friend of a friend was in New York at the same time, and my girlfriend and I spent the day with him. We came back to the suite, and while she was in the bathroom, he kissed me.
We spent the next two days together, as characters in a Nora Ephron romantic chick-flick, circa 1996. It snowed as we held hands walking down Park Avenue. We had snowfights in Central Park then drank hot chocolate in a storied bar. We went up the Empire State Building, before I left for Los Angeles, itching to get back home to London, to see whether this new romance might turn into something more.
So here I am twenty one years later, a married mother, living in Connecticut, standing outside the hotel that truly epitomized my single girl adventures, and it is almost unrecognizable. A few years ago it was transformed into a sleek, stylish, trendy hotel.
The hotel is now beautiful. The party was wonderful, and the food, delicious. I spent the evening looking over my shoulder expecting to see the ghost of the love-struck girl I once was, but she, along with the shabby green carpet, had long since disappeared.
And whilst I loved everything about the evening, and whilst I am so happy and grateful for the way my life has gone and the woman I am now, I have to confess I had a few moments of yearning for just a touch of the hotel I used to know.
authorJaneGreen - 4 days ago
This is me, right about now. Hurrah For Gin always gets it right.
authorJaneGreen - 7 days ago
Sunny does indeed have great taste in books! 😉❤️
Finding Friends - yesterday
A few months ago my whole family discovered something brilliant on our iphones – an app called Find my Friends. I added all my children, and Beloved, and they did the same to me. This is particularly brilliant for me at this stage of life because of the following scenario which occurred multiple times during […]
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The Love of the Hotel - yesterday
A few weeks ago I was invited to a rather swanky literary dinner at a hotel called The Gramercy Park, in Manhattan. It was to be filled with the great and the good, and not only was I excited for the dinner (and utterly thrilled to have been invited), I couldn’t wait to go back […]
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4th of July - 10 days ago
July 4th is a very big holiday on this side of the pond. On American Independence Day we fly the flag proudly (the American one), gather with our friends and neighbors and celebrate with a barbeque, and tables filled with disgusting desserts turned red, white and blue with food coloring. In our neighborhood, there are […]
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Book Tour - 22 days ago
Something strange is happening on book tour this year. It used to be that after I had given a talk and read from my book, I would sit behind a small table, and sign books. The line tended to move quickly, some people having questions that took a little longer, but I signed, made small […]
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Pride - one month ago
All I want on book tour are events filled with adoring readers, drivers who drive smoothly enough that I don’t get car sick, and quiet hotel rooms with soft pillows. The only one that is truly important is the quiet hotel room, and regular readers may know I have a history of disasters in that […]
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