Romance & Women’s Fiction author Jen Gilroy

Jen Gilroy writes romance and women’s fiction – uplifting books with heart and hope – about women finding home, family and happy endings, and finding themselves too.

About Me

I live with my husband, teen daughter and a floppy-eared hound in a small town in Eastern Ontario, Canada, although as a dual Canadian/British citizen also call England home.

I was a finalist for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s (RNA) Joan Hessayon Award in 2017 and Romance Writers of America’s (RWA®) Golden Heart® award in 2015. Amazon named my third book, Back Home at Firefly Lake, a ‘Best Book of the Month: Romance’ in December 2017.

In the UK, and for women’s fiction, I’m represented by Kiran Kataria at Keane Kataria Literary Agency

In the US, and for romance, I’m represented by Dawn Dowdle at Blue Ridge Literary Agency

I’m a member of the RNA, Society of Authors (SoA) and Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA).

Photo by Sue Phelps Photography

From the Blog…

Fingers on the keyboard, head in the clouds

Becoming a published author has taught me many things but perhaps most important is how to juggle multiple writing projects at the same time. This month, when I have multiple book deadlines within a few weeks of each other, I’ve been once again reminded that certain...

What kind of reader am I? And what kind of reader are you?

In the past few weeks, on social media and elsewhere, I’ve seen lots of buzz (and related quizzes) about reading types. While I’ve thought about my reading life in different ways, “reader type” was new to me. There are, however, certain traits intrinsic to “reader me”...


My #weekendreading is WHEN WE WERE BRAVE by @suzkelman.

Dual timeline, #WW2 #histfic juxtaposed with a more contemporary strand & set in London, Cornwall, England & France...all things that appeal to me in a story. #BookBoost

I'm signing a lot of contracts this week for #HarlequinHeartwarming. Many of them have Western themes--we love our Westerns! Check out @AdrienneApple's blog to see more about what we are looking for (and enjoy some lovely covers while you're at it.)

Join us on Instagram from October 17th to October 23rd for a Fall Reading Challenge! 🍂📚 >>

Tag @HarlequinBooks in your posts and Stories throughout the week for a chance to be featured. Happy reading!

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Signing with a literary agent for women’s fiction

I'm happy to announce that I've recently signed with a British literary agent for my women's fiction writing and am excited about working with Kiran Kataria of Keane Kataria Literary Agency. For my romance titles, including western romance for Harlequin Heartwarming,...

Photo by Sue Phelps Photography