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 seven contemporary romances of which the latest is A Family for the Rodeo Cowboy (second in the Montana Carters miniseries), a sweet western romance from Harlequin Heartwarming in May 2023.

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).

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From the Blog…

Author friends and butter tarts

Welcome back to my blog! After a summer break, I’m returning to posting twice a month about my life, family and writing. I hope you had a good few months and, if you’re in the northern hemisphere like me, summer sun, fun and R&R. One of the best parts of my author...

Cottage life summer (and a summer blogging break)

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Two weeks with Covid-19 (and a bikini body)

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