The blessings of friendship in life & books

Returning from my blog hiatus, I welcome new subscribers and send warm wishes to you all.…

The “dog days of summer” and a blog hiatus

It’s the time of year here in Canada that my mother and grandmothers called the “dog…

Eine Mitteilung an deutsche Leser über “Mein einziger Wunsch bist du”

Liebe Leserinnen und Leser, ich freue mich sehr, mein neues Buch mit Ihnen teilen zu können.…

Interviewed by Paula Greenlees about writing historical fiction & more

Paula Greenlees, a British author of historical fiction, interviewed me as part of a series of…

An exclusive excerpt from ‘The Sweetheart Locket’ on Jazzy Book Reviews

I shared an exclusive extract from The Sweetheart Locket with Jazzy Book Reviews which you can…

Recipe from “The Sweetheart Locket,” a book tour & an unexpected angel

Instead of a regular blog post today, I have several bits of news to share, as…

From soya beans and a septic system to swatting mosquitoes in a schoolhouse: Connecting with my rural roots

There was an election in my Canadian province last week and I worked at a polling…

Living and writing about mothers and daughters

Before English Rose was born, I didn’t know whether I was having a boy or a…

I’m featured in a regional tourism promotion: “15 Amazing Authors from South Eastern Ontario”

I’m surprised and delighted to be one of the authors featured in a regional tourism promotion,…

Back to bicycling..and a special 0.99 cent/pence deal on ‘The Sweetheart Locket’

As some of you know, I bought a bicycle in March, my first one in over…

Life lessons from fiction

In her reader Facebook group, The Petal Garden, author friend Rosey Lee posts uplifting, feel-good content…

‘The Sweetheart Locket’ featured on Aaron’s Reading Room, #MyRomanceJourney Book Vlog

Thanks to Aaron of Aaron’s Reading Room for featuring The Sweetheart Locket on #MyRomanceJourney Book Vlog…

Small-town settings: A conversation with Heartwarming author Jen Gilroy (Write for Harlequin Blog)

I’m delighted to feature on the Write for Harlequin blog chatting about how living in a…

Guest post in Frost Magazine, Sunday Scene: A favourite scene in ‘The Sweetheart Locket’

For Frost Magazine’s ‘Sunday Scene’ feature, I shared a favourite scene from The Sweetheart Locket, celebrating London’s…

My year to ‘grow’: Books, a name & living my word for 2022

Regular blog readers know each year I choose a word to live by. This year my…

“Introducing ‘The Sweetheart Locket’ on Susanna Bavin’s blog

Author Susanna Bavin (who also writes as Polly Heron and Maisie Thomas) introduced The Sweetheart Locket…

‘The Sweetheart Locket’ is out in ebook today!

The Sweetheart Locket, my women’s and historical fiction debut is out in ebook today. Published by…

Book news, a podcast & Jen recommends bookish travel

In a pause from my usual type of blog post, this week I’m sharing book news,…

Valentine’s Day 2022: Cards, candy and a cadaver

Heading towards our twenty-sixth wedding anniversary, these days Tech Guy and I don’t usually make a…

Marking five years as a published author & “Montana Reunion” on tour

In the past ten days my sixth book, Montana Reunion, has hit physical and digital bookshelves,…

Montana Reunion is out now

Montana Reunion, my debut Harlequin Heartwarming and western romance is out now, and I’m excited to…

Montana Reunion is almost here…And I’m remembering when I wore cowboy boots

Montana Reunion, my debut western and Harlequin Heartwarming romance, is out in a few days on…

Reflecting not resolving: A year to grow

In this time of pandemic, days, weeks, months and even years sometimes feel as if they’re…

Announcing a three-book women’s fiction deal with Orion Dash

I’m happy and excited to announce that I’ve signed a three-book women’s fiction deal with Orion…

A year of words and a writing hangover

Last week, I finished the longest book I’ve ever written, all 101,294 words of it. And…