International bestselling author Jane Green has spent decades captivating readers around the world with her captivating novels about romance that bring to life the very real issues facing so many people.
Now the famous 54-year-old, who hails from the UK but has lived in Westport, Connecticut for more than 20 years, uses her vast experience to delve into the deepest realms of human interaction and emotion with advice for readers in a wonderful way heartfelt – yet very open – agony aunt column starting this weekend.
In Dear Jane, Green will tackle all manner of burning, sensitive issues submitted by you, the reader – from sex and love issues to cost of living crises and money woes.
Green has authored 21 novels, 18 of which have shot straight to the New York Times bestseller list, sold more than 10 million books, offered expert on-air commentary about the royal family, and written numerous articles about her own life experiences, and possesses an unparalleled understanding for life’s many complications, from emotional and romantic to fiscal.
“After nearly 30 years of writing novels about the human condition, I have become the wise owl everyone turns to for advice, and nothing fills me more than helping people find a path to contentment and peace to find,” Green said of her upcoming future column.
International bestselling author Jane Green has joined as a new Agony Aunt and will tackle your woes each week in her Dear Jane column, which starts this weekend
“Life is tougher today than ever and nothing has felt the same since the pandemic began.
“Not only does technology keep us more isolated, it can fuel negative feelings like jealousy and inadequacy, and navigating relationships, whether romantic or platonic, is something everyone needs help with. Joining as a new advice columnist feels like the perfect match.’
A Fine Arts graduate, Green first turned to writing more than three decades ago when she began writing women’s lifestyle features for several of Britain’s leading newspapers.
In 1996 she turned this expertise into novels and wrote her first book – Straight Talking – which was published in 1997 and quickly became a bestseller, praised for its “understandability” and “honesty” by readers around the world.
Straight talking propelled Green to literary fame – and her follow-up novel, Jemima J, achieved even greater success, cementing her status as one of the world’s most popular “beach reading” novelists.
Arguably Green’s most famous book to date, it tells a heartbreakingly honest story about an “ugly duckling” and her desperate attempts to transform into a “swan” in order to win over a man she adores as the perfect match.
Since the publication of Jemima J in 2000, Green has authored a further 19 novels – 16 of which have made the bestseller lists – and as of 2019 her books have been published in more than 25 different languages.
In recent years, the author has retired from writing fiction to pursue her creative talents in audio drama, taking on a role as executive director of Emerald Audio, a podcast network producing original female-focused drama.
In the past 30 years, Green has written 21 novels, 18 of which have become bestsellers worldwide
As of 2019, her books have been published in more than 25 different languages
Green’s natural ability to get to the core of human emotion has allowed her to rapidly grow the podcast network, which caters to “busy women” who “hear great stories from some of the world’s most beloved authors while living their full lives.” want to navigate’.
The author hasn’t turned away from writing entirely, however, trading in novels for personal pieces in which she opens her own life to the world in hopes of guiding other women through life’s many challenges they face.
In recent years, Green has laid bare her own trials and tribulations in a series of Chron articles, discussing everything from her fears of going gray to her devastating divorce from her first husband.
After years of pouring her heart out to the world, the world-renowned author will now use the invaluable wisdom she has acquired along the way to offer advice to readers in her Dear Jane column.
In the weekly column, which kicks off this weekend, Green will answer all the questions – starting with a woman who left her first husband for another man, only to find she longs for the partner she left.
She will also share her wisdom with a reader who is experiencing the agony of being ghosted by a very dear friend, a painful process Green has personally experienced as she herself was ghosted by a woman she once considered one of her closest familiar.
Dear Jane will also include personal anecdotes and mantras that helped bring more joy and peace into Green’s own life.
Green’s first Dear Jane column will be available on tomorrow.