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, releasing from Harlequin’s Heartwarming line in January 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, Society of Authors (SoA) and Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA).

Photo by Sue Phelps Photography

From the Blog…

Reflecting not resolving: A year to grow

In this time of pandemic, days, weeks, months and even years sometimes feel as if they’re blurring together. While I’m hopeful 2022 will be better for us all, as I’ve done since 2014, I’m not making New Year’s resolutions but rather choosing a word to reflect on over...

A year of words and a writing hangover

Last week, I finished the longest book I’ve ever written, all 101,294 words of it. And while many rounds of edits remain, for now it’s done and I can celebrate. A dual timeline women’s fiction novel set between the Second World War and 2018, it’s also the most...

Gratitude is more than an attitude

As my American family, friends and readers celebrate Thanksgiving, gratitude and giving thanks are in the news, and I’ve been thinking about the phrase "gratitude is an attitude." Being thankful is an attitude and expressing appreciation for things large and small has...


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Recent Books

Latest News

‘Montana Reunion’ cover reveal

I'm happy and excited to share the gorgeous cover for Montana Reunion, my debut Harlequin Heartwarming and western romance which releases in January 2022. Harlequin's art department captured the feel of my sweet second-chance romance perfectly, and I have cover love....

Photo by Sue Phelps Photography