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 was previously represented by the late 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…

A publisher visit, city life & special moments

If you follow my Facebook author page or X (formerly Twitter) you may know that this week I visited Harlequin (part of HarperCollins) in Toronto, Canada. Harlequin publishes my sweet romance Montana Carters books for Heartwarming, one of their series lines, and...

A year of courage and possibilities: My words for 2024

While I usually choose my word of the year much earlier, in 2024 it’s taken longer than I expected. In fact, I’ve finally settled on two words rather than one but they’re linked. First is “courage.” Knowing already this year holds changes and challenges, I need the...

“Let’s Talk Romance”

With Valentine’s Day, the month of February is often known as being focused on love and romance. This year, I’m delighted to be taking part in a special library event on Saturday, February 3rd, “Let’s Talk Romance,” organized by the Rideau Lakes Public Library in...

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