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…

Change of seasons, change of clothes

Twice each year, in spring and autumn, I go through my wardrobe and have a major clear-out. I take the previous season’s clothes out of the closet and replace them with those stored out-of-season in my cedar chest. I also try on clothing to see it still fits or is in...

Velcro dog: The pandemic’s impact on my fur baby

Floppy Ears, my much-loved rescue dog and “author assistant,” has been a happy part of our family since April 2017. However, after fifteen months of pandemic, including multiple lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, mask-wearing and avoiding others when out and about, as...


Thanks @LMMI_PEI & all who contributed to ‘Rilla at 100: Resilience & Relevance during a Pandemic.’

In this stellar & thought-provoking virtual event, I particularly enjoyed @katescarth’s talk about symbolism of ‘everyday objects.’

#LMMontgomery #RillaOfIngleside #warfiction

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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