The Latest from Jen

Take Two Characters: Jen Gilroy chooses two of her favourite fictional people — Guest post, author Susanna Bavin’s blog

I was delighted to pop across the Atlantic (virtually) to Wales to guest on my author friend Susanna Bavin’s blog.

Susanna asked me to share two favourite characters, one from one of my books (I chose Cat McGuire, the heroine of Back Home at Firefly Lake), and the other from one of my all-time favourite stories, The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery (better known as the author of Anne of Green Gables).

Read my guest post here.

Writing workshop for North Grenville Writers Circle

On 1 October 2018, I was invited to speak to members of the North Grenville Writers Circle (North Grenville Public Library, Kemptville, Ontario, Canada) about traditional publishing. 

It was great to meet so many enthusiastic writers at all stages of their writing journeys and writing across many different genres.

Thanks to everyone who attended and also to the library for making space available for the event.  



All About Books — Guest post on Odd Socks and Lollipops

I chatted about my favourite books and reading life with UK blogger Jenni from Odd Socks and Lollipops. Read the post here

My favourite holiday books as a child — Guest post, That Artsy Reader Girl, A Bookish Little Christmas

From Beatrix Potter to Laura Ingalls Wilder, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and more, I shared some of the holiday books I loved as a child with That Artsy Reader Girl in A Bookish Little Christmas. 

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How I find writing inspiration – Guest post, ChickLit Club

I wrote a guest post for ChickLit Club about my writing process and where I get inspiration for my books.

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My favourite fireside reads for the holidays – Guest post, Fresh Fiction

From Little Women to favourite romance and women’s fiction titles and more, I shared my top fireside reads for the holidays with Fresh Fiction. 

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Having a happy (British) Christmas in Canada — Guest post, Bookish Jottings

From Christmas crackers, Cadbury’s chocolates to carols from King’s and more, how my family’s Canadian Christmas is infused by British traditions. 

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What the winter months mean to me – Guest post at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

A time to retreat and replenish the well, a time to rest, a time to play, and a time to be content and give thanks—I shared what the winter months mean to me at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews. 

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My favourite holiday traditions – Guest post, Smexy Books

Family, friends, food and fun. I shared my favourite holiday traditions in a guest post for Smexy Books. 

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Interview with Suzy Approved Book Reviews: My writing life & Firefly Lake books

A Q&A with Suzy Approved Book Reviews about my writing life (including why I write romance) and new book, Back Home at Firefly Lake.

Read the interview here.