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).

Photo by Robin Spencer, Spencer Studio 

From the Blog…

Three things making my life better

Between writing and family, the past few weeks have been more than a little chaotic here. However, amidst what’s felt like constant change and upheaval, I’m trying to focus on what makes my life better. I hope “my three things” encourage you to think about good things...

Thrift shopping: Feel-good fun and vintage finds

Can I get that wholesale? Growing up in a place nicknamed “wholesale city” where finding a “good deal” is a point of civic pride, thrift shopping has been part of my life since childhood. As well as being a fun hobby, since I’m grateful for my own blessings and...

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