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 new beginnings, and finding themselves too.

About Me

After a varied career in academia, business and government, I’m now lucky to be a full-time writer. I live with my family in small-town Ontario, Canada, although as a dual British-Canadian citizen also call England home.

I’m the author of six contemporary romances of which the latest is Montana Reunion, a sweet western romance from Harlequin’s Heartwarming line in January 2022.

My women’s and historical fiction debut, The Sweetheart Locket, a dual timeline WW2 and contemporary novel, released from Orion Dash in March 2022. 

I’ve been a finalist for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s (RNA) Joan Hessayon Award and Romance Writers of America’s (RWA®) Golden Heart® award. 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 and Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA).

Photo by Robin Spencer, Spencer Studio 

From the Blog…

Gratitude for the little things

I’m currently dealing with several personal and professional challenges causing stress and worry. So now more than ever, I’m digging into my metaphorical “coping toolbox” to find joy, practice self-care and remind myself to be grateful for the little things. Smelling...

A date, a day trip & February fun

Canadian winters can sometimes seem endless. This year, amidst a succession of grey, overcast days filled with work and the regular routine, a special day trip made for much-needed February fun. Although I love my small-town world, there are times I also crave city...


We've lived in our current home for almost 8 years.

How have I only now discovered that from the upstairs bathroom, I can hear Tech Guy on work conference calls in his basement office two floors below? !
#workingfromhome #MarriedLife

A romance
A ghost
A curse!

Will Charity uncover Lydia’s story before it’s all too late …

#ThursThruTime #timeslip #ghoststory #romancebook #gothic #romance #BookTwitter #BooksWorthReading #romancereaders

The hero and heroine of PROMISES OF THE RUNES travel in a small ship like this rather than one as magnificent as the #Oseberg ship!
#Vikings #timetravel #Norway #seabattle #Hafrsfjord #romance #ThursThruTime @HeadlineFiction

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