WESTPORT, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Westport’s Jane Green!
Jane Green, who has owned a home in Westport, turns 48 on Tuesday. The English author was born May 31, 1968, in London, England.
Jane Green worked as a journalist throughout her twenties, writing women's features for The Daily Express, The Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan and others. At 27, she published her first book, Straight Talking, which went straight on to the best seller lists, and launched her career as "the queen of chick lit."
Frequent themes in her books include cooking, class wars, children, infidelity, and female friendship. She says she does not write about her life, but is inspired by the themes of her life.
Her novels The Beach House and Second Chance were on the New York Times bestseller list for several weeks during the summer of 2008, as was Dune Road.
In addition to novels, she has taught at writers conferences, and writes for various publications including The Sunday Times, Parade magazine, Wowowow.com, and The Huffington Post. Her foremost charities are The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Paul Newman's camp for children with life-threatening illnesses, Bethel Recovery Center, and various breast cancer charities.
She is also a supporter of the Westport Public Library, and the Westport Country Playhouse.