Would you like to win a first edition, rare hardback, signed and personally dedicated copy, of Jemima J from my private collection?

Or perhaps a personally signed copy of Tempting Fate?

A group of authors in the UK have banded together to raise money for those affected by the devastating typhoon in the Philippines. There are tons of fantastic things to bid for - signed books by your favorite authors, opportunities to have a character named after you in a novel, even editors offering to work on your manuscript.

You can bid online, until the auctions close on November 20th, and please browse through all the wonderful things on offer, although  I will fight you for the advance copy of Armistead Maupin's new book.

We have all seen the devastation on the news - here's your opportunity to do something good...

Good luck and happy reading!

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Every writer's nightmare is that after this book, the one they are writing, they will run out of stories. After I had finished Another Piece of My Heart, I realised I was stuck; I had nothing. A long lunch with my editor resulted in her asking me what I was thinking about, and I confessed my recent fascination with a family I had come across. The husband, a handsome man with a twinkle in his eye, travelled most of the time, leaving the wife alone with her two teenage girls and a palpable air of loneliness.

'He is just the sort of man', I said, 'to lead a double life.'

This was coupled with a story I had recently heard, of another local man, the life and soul of every party, who was also a frequent traveller for work. One day, while he was away, his wife received a phone call from their insurance agent. Their car had been in a crash. Except it wasn't their car, they didn't have that particular type of car. Oh yes you do, said the insurance agent. It's registered to your address in California.

What address in California, said she, before discovering that not only did her husband have another wife and two other children she knew nothing about, they had the same name as her own children here.

I have long been fascinated by our presumption that everyone we meet operates under the same moral code as us, that they are basically good people, that they do not lie and are exactly as they appear to be. Sadly the older I get, the more I learn this is not the case, although when it happens to you, when you realise someone you know has lied, it is always a shock, however old and jaded you may be.

I loved writing this book. In many ways it was the hardest book I've ever written, but it is also the book I have worked hardest on. It went through six huge edits before we got it right, but I think we really did get it right, and I'm so looking forward to hearing what you all think when it's out in March.

You'll be happy to hear I've also completed the next book, but let's just say that's a story for another day...

Title: Join best selling author Jane Green for a relaxing evening of champagne and canapés
Location: The Beauty House Spa
Link out: Click here
Description: The Beauty House Spa

9 Mather Avenue

Allerton

Liverpool

L18 6HE.

For more information contact: Margaret 07546 116401 http://www.thehousebeautyspa.co.uk/
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2012-07-04

Title: An evening with No.1 bestselling author Jane Green
Location: Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
Link out: Click here
Description: Hebden Library

Cheetam Street

Hebden Bridge

HX7 8EP

Tickets £5 (£3)

Available from Arts Festival box office or www.hbaf.co.uk

For more information contact: Helen Meller 07977 223871
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2012-07-03

Title: An evening with best selling author Jane Green
Location: Yate Library
Link out: Click here
Description: Jane will be talking about her life, writing and her fantastic new paperback The Patchwork Marriage

Yate Library

44 West Walk

South Gloucestershire

BS37 4AX.

Tickets £2.60 for library members, £5.25 for non members

For more information contact: Neil Weston 01454 868006 or visit http://www.southglos.gov.uk/NR/exeres/4268e7b2-9873-4eda-b65d-34b8f9b6e0db
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2012-06-28

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