Romance & Women’s Fiction author Jen Gilroy/Rose Warner

Jen Gilroy writes sweet contemporary romance and, as Rose Warner, historical 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 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 eight contemporary romances with my next book, The Cowgirl Nanny, a sweet western romance from Harlequin Heartwarming, out in April 2024.  

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

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.

For UK-focused women’s fiction, I’m represented by Kiran Kataria at Keane Kataria Literary Agency.

In North America, I’m represented by Paige Wheeler at Creative Media Agency.

I’m a member of the RNA and Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA).

Photo by Robin Spencer, Spencer Studio 

From the Blog…

Visiting my British ‘home’ & a summer blogging break

After five long years when pandemic restrictions and then my own bout with Covid precluded travel, I’m finally able to visit England again this summer. It's still and always will be, important to who I am as a person and writer and one of the places I call 'home.' And...

It’s garage sale season in my world

May and June. In my part of Canada the spring blooms are in full flower, and signs for weekend garage sales pop up as often as dandelions. It's once again the season when people sell things they no longer via their garage or outside their house. When I lived in...

My well-travelled writing desk

On X (formerly Twitter), Welsh author friend Tracy Rees posted recently that she has two desks, an “expensive oak-topped one” and a “cheap self-assembly one” she built twenty-three years ago and has “carried…from house to house…ever since.” I too have several desks...

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Photo by Robin Spencer, Spencer Studio