Then, like all good heroines, Green decided to take a chance and follow a dream. She left the Express to freelance, and started work on a novel. In August of 1996 there was a bidding war for her first novel, Straight Talking, an overnight success. Jemima J, her second novel, was an international bestseller. Since then, Green has continued to charm and entertain readers with novels like Mr. Maybe, Bookends and To Have and To Hold. According to People magazine, Green's writing is deliciously witty and her heroines authentic. A charming book that demands Read me in one sitting!' .
The Washington Post describes her writing as smart and complex , Entertainment Weekly says unexpectedly honest , and USA Today has said: Happy, melancholic and beautifully written . The winner of a Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Fiction Award, contributor to the most recent Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms book, Jane Green Warburg lives with her husband, Ian Warburg, and their blended families of six children, in Connecticut, where her passions are food, gardening and throwing parties. When not attempting to juggle running the lives of small people, a household and a career, she can usually be found either cooking, or covered in dirt, planting vegetable seeds.