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…

Why my favourite part of writing is rewriting

I don’t often post about my writing process because most of those who read this blog are readers, not other writers. However, having been in what some authors, me included, call the “writing and editing cave” for weeks (writing the first draft of one book and editing...

A wedding, an anniversary and a tale of two cakes

Last week, Tech Guy and I marked our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Over the years, we’d often thought about what our Silver anniversary would be like, a quarter-century milestone that then seemed very far away. Yet, of all the scenarios we considered, we never...


It's Welsh Writing Wednesday at @frostmag and I'm writing about Anglo-Welsh #poet Mercer Simpson, aka my dad!

#poetry #Wales #WednesdayThought

Do you miss #writing workshops? We got you right here, and it's FREE! Join me and twelve other authors including @MaryBuckham, @LaurieGAdams and @writerdiehl for readings, discussions on writing, and book giveaways.

I'll be chatting with author Jacquelin Thomas about tackling difficult issues in romance. Do you read romance that deals with hard-hitting topics or do you read strictly for escape? Join the discussion on Wed. August 4th at 7 PM EDT :

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Recent Books

Latest News

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