My writing life

Posted Mar 30 2018 in , , , , ,

I don’t often blog about writing, but in the past few months I’ve been thinking about what and why I write. Whilst these experiences are mine, I suspect that published or not, other writers will recognize bits of themselves in me. And if you’re a reader, I hope this post gives you some “inside insight” […]

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Happy first birthday to The Cottage at Firefly Lake!

Posted Feb 2 2018 in , , , , , , ,

 This week I marked a very special anniversary. It’s been a year since my first book, The Cottage at Firefly Lake came out, and I realized my childhood dream of becoming a published author. Publication day, 31 January 2017, was a day of excitement and a profound sense of achievement, mixed with a big dose of […]

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Celebrating my second book birthday: Summer on Firefly Lake

Posted Jul 28 2017 in , , , , ,

The second book in my Firefly Lake series, Summer on Firefly Lake, was published this week. It’s the sequel to The Cottage at Firefly Lake and, although connected by the setting and some recurring characters, each book also stands alone. In Summer on Firefly Lake, Mia, the heroine, is recovering from a painful divorce and […]

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Too many blonds and a magical dog

Posted Mar 10 2017 in , , , , , ,

One of the many wonderful things about being a published author is having the support of a team of people who help me become a better writer. In the past week, I’ve worked on agent’s edits for my third book, Back Home at Firefly Lake (March 2018), and copyeditor’s queries for the second book, Summer […]

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When a dream comes true

Posted Apr 8 2016 in , , , , ,

As many of you already know, in late 2015 an editor from a big New York publishing house called my literary agent. She wanted to buy my 2015 Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® final manuscript, in a three book deal, for her publisher’s digital-first imprint.  When my agent called me with the news, it […]

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I’m Jen Gilroy and I’m an author

Posted Mar 11 2016 in , ,

In February 2015, a UK YouGov poll highlighted that “author” was the dream job for 60% of the British population. Published author is my dream job too, and I’d long imagined what it would be like to say “author” when asked for my occupation. However, like many other things in life, it hasn’t turned out […]

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“The Call”

Posted Nov 6 2015 in , ,

I’ve wanted to be a published author since I was nine-years-old. However, although I’ve always written, it was only in February 2009 that I started to work seriously toward publication in romance.  If you’re an aspiring writer, “The Call,” and realizing the dream of publication it represents, is one of the biggest milestones in a […]

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