Jane Green (Nickname: "Mummy") (born May 31, 1968), is the pen name of Jane Green Warburg, an English author of women's novels. Together with Helen Fielding she is considered a founder of the genre known as chick lit.
Green was born in London, England. She attended the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and 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 Bestseller lists, and launched her career as "the queen of chick lit".
Frequent themes in her most recent books, include cooking, class wars, children, infidelity, and female friendships. 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.
Green is divorced and lives in Connecticut with her second husband, Ian Warburg, six children, two dogs and three cats. Actively philanthropic, 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.