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Hi. I’m M. Jane Colette and I write love stories for grown-ups and erotica for smart people. My current HOT NEWS: My hot new release (so hot) TEXT ME, CUPID  is now available everywhere, on all platforms, including audio for

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WELCOME!

Hi. I’m M. Jane Colette and I write love stories for grown-ups and erotica for smart people. My current HOT NEWS: My hot new release (so hot) TEXT ME, CUPID  is now available everywhere, on all platforms, including audio for

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Text Me, Cupid

TEXT ME, CUPID A (slightly dirty) LOVE Story for 21st century ADULTS who don’t believe in TRUE LOVE … but want it anyway by M. JANE COLETTE AVAILABLE NOW Holiday stress has never been this hot Meet Florence: I’ve done

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Text Me, Cupid

TEXT ME, CUPID A (slightly dirty) LOVE Story for 21st century ADULTS who don’t believe in TRUE LOVE … but want it anyway by M. JANE COLETTE AVAILABLE NOW Holiday stress has never been this hot Meet Florence: I’ve done

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Cherry Pie Cure–the real time Blog Edition

June 15 will mark the 2-year anniversary of Cherry Pie Cure, the award-winning filthy-funny rom-com that continues to be my best-selling book. If you haven’t experienced it yet–here’s your chance to read it in real time, as Susan writes it.

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Cherry Pie Cure–the real time Blog Edition

June 15 will mark the 2-year anniversary of Cherry Pie Cure, the award-winning filthy-funny rom-com that continues to be my best-selling book. If you haven’t experienced it yet–here’s your chance to read it in real time, as Susan writes it.

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Cherry Pie Cure: because a good pie CAN cure a broken heart and you know it

Ok, first of all, I gotta tell you… Actually, you know what? I won’t. Tell you. Because although I could say much about Cherry Pie Cure–how I wrote it (it was insane)–how and why it was nominated for the IBA

Cherry Pie Cure: because a good pie CAN cure a broken heart and you know it

Ok, first of all, I gotta tell you… Actually, you know what? I won’t. Tell you. Because although I could say much about Cherry Pie Cure–how I wrote it (it was insane)–how and why it was nominated for the IBA

Gratitude #canadianthanksgiving #thanksgiving #gratitude

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving. (BTW, if you’re writing with me on Mondays–today’s writing prompt is “What are you doing to do with all that fruit?” And I am grateful to be alive. And fed, and housed, and clothed, and secured.

Gratitude #canadianthanksgiving #thanksgiving #gratitude

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving. (BTW, if you’re writing with me on Mondays–today’s writing prompt is “What are you doing to do with all that fruit?” And I am grateful to be alive. And fed, and housed, and clothed, and secured.

How to Avoid Making Art: a cartoon lecture from Julia Cameron #minibookreview

I spent a night last week  with Julia Cameron. Like, really. In person. We’re besties. Ok, there were hundreds of other people there. But we were in the same room. And we totally made eye-contact. (She was in Edmonton on

How to Avoid Making Art: a cartoon lecture from Julia Cameron #minibookreview

I spent a night last week  with Julia Cameron. Like, really. In person. We’re besties. Ok, there were hundreds of other people there. But we were in the same room. And we totally made eye-contact. (She was in Edmonton on

Ariana Reines on bad writing #quote #writing #whosaidthat #ownyourflaws

Do you know Ariana Reines? I want to say something about bad writing. I’m proud of my bad writing. Everyone is so intelligent lately, and stylish. Fucking great. I am proud of Philip Guston’s bad painting, I am proud of

Ariana Reines on bad writing #quote #writing #whosaidthat #ownyourflaws

Do you know Ariana Reines? I want to say something about bad writing. I’m proud of my bad writing. Everyone is so intelligent lately, and stylish. Fucking great. I am proud of Philip Guston’s bad painting, I am proud of

Screw Chocolate–“Who’s Chocolate?” “Really, Zellie? You went there?”–how a legend was born

So there we were, a dozen or so queer writers dreading the onset of Valentine’s Day for various reasons, and I said, you know what we should do? Write about it. And we did it. We released out first collection

Screw Chocolate–“Who’s Chocolate?” “Really, Zellie? You went there?”–how a legend was born

So there we were, a dozen or so queer writers dreading the onset of Valentine’s Day for various reasons, and I said, you know what we should do? Write about it. And we did it. We released out first collection

A kiss. It was just a kiss #writingprompts #amwritingromance #dirtywritingsecrets

Ready? Pen, paper, notebook (fingers, keys, laptop), and… go: A kiss. It was just a kiss. The Rules: Beginners: Set a timer for five to 15 minutes. If you’re just beginning a writing practice, write for five minutes. That’s enough.

A kiss. It was just a kiss #writingprompts #amwritingromance #dirtywritingsecrets

Ready? Pen, paper, notebook (fingers, keys, laptop), and… go: A kiss. It was just a kiss. The Rules: Beginners: Set a timer for five to 15 minutes. If you’re just beginning a writing practice, write for five minutes. That’s enough.

Elif Shafak’s BLACK MILK: On Writing, Motherhood, and the Harem Within #bookreview #motherhood #artisttoartist

Sometimes, I wish I listened to people. In 2011, when Elif Shafak’s Black Milk:On Writing, Motherhood, and the Harem Within first came out, someone urged to to read it so forcefully and vehemently that I, um, well, didn’t. Because I’m

Elif Shafak’s BLACK MILK: On Writing, Motherhood, and the Harem Within #bookreview #motherhood #artisttoartist

Sometimes, I wish I listened to people. In 2011, when Elif Shafak’s Black Milk:On Writing, Motherhood, and the Harem Within first came out, someone urged to to read it so forcefully and vehemently that I, um, well, didn’t. Because I’m

Ursula K. Le Guin on subversive speech #quote #whosaidthat #curlmytoes

How much do I love Ursula K. Le Guin, let me count the ways… I know that many men and even women are afraid and angry when women do speak, because in this barbaric society, when women speak truly, they speak subversively–they can’t help it: if you’re underneath, if you’re kept down, you break out, you subvert. We are volcanoes. When we

Ursula K. Le Guin on subversive speech #quote #whosaidthat #curlmytoes

How much do I love Ursula K. Le Guin, let me count the ways… I know that many men and even women are afraid and angry when women do speak, because in this barbaric society, when women speak truly, they speak subversively–they can’t help it: if you’re underneath, if you’re kept down, you break out, you subvert. We are volcanoes. When we

Consequences (of defensive adultery) was probably not a good idea for a title… but this is still my favourite book

If you read Rough Draft Confessions, you’ll know that the original title for Consequences was Methadone (long story which I will never, ever share) (well maybe) (one day), which was a terrible title, and then my second title was Defensive

Consequences (of defensive adultery) was probably not a good idea for a title… but this is still my favourite book

If you read Rough Draft Confessions, you’ll know that the original title for Consequences was Methadone (long story which I will never, ever share) (well maybe) (one day), which was a terrible title, and then my second title was Defensive

Teeth. Nipple. Tongue. Then… #writingprompts #writedialogue #dirtywritingsecrets

I might be ovulating. That’s not the writing prompt. This is: . Teeth. Nipple. Tongue. Then, teeth again. The Rules: Beginners: Set a timer for five to 15 minutes. If you’re just beginning a writing practice, write for five minutes.

Teeth. Nipple. Tongue. Then… #writingprompts #writedialogue #dirtywritingsecrets

I might be ovulating. That’s not the writing prompt. This is: . Teeth. Nipple. Tongue. Then, teeth again. The Rules: Beginners: Set a timer for five to 15 minutes. If you’re just beginning a writing practice, write for five minutes.

The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory revisited #bookreview #historicalnovel #alliknowabouthistoryilearntfromfiction

I had a chance to hear the legendary, amazing, awesome Philippa Gregory speak at a Calgary Wordfest event a couple of weeks ago. She was promoting her new novel, Tidelands, but generously recognized that most of us were there for

The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory revisited #bookreview #historicalnovel #alliknowabouthistoryilearntfromfiction

I had a chance to hear the legendary, amazing, awesome Philippa Gregory speak at a Calgary Wordfest event a couple of weeks ago. She was promoting her new novel, Tidelands, but generously recognized that most of us were there for

Rumi on self-adoration #quote #rumi #persianpoets #sufimystic #whosaidthat

Jane’s Persian obsession continued: For some time, like everyone, I adored myself, Blind to others, I kept hearing my own name. Rumi This quote is from Elif Shafak’s novel The Forty Rules of Love, which, on my second read-through, is better than on the first. I’m still not sure why it

Rumi on self-adoration #quote #rumi #persianpoets #sufimystic #whosaidthat

Jane’s Persian obsession continued: For some time, like everyone, I adored myself, Blind to others, I kept hearing my own name. Rumi This quote is from Elif Shafak’s novel The Forty Rules of Love, which, on my second read-through, is better than on the first. I’m still not sure why it

Rough Draft Confessions: not a guide to writing and selling romance and erotica but I put those words in the title anyway

So I’m not going to tell you the story of what the most contentious point of negotiation between me and my editor at Harper Collins was over Tell Me, but if you need to know (and your probably do), it’s

Rough Draft Confessions: not a guide to writing and selling romance and erotica but I put those words in the title anyway

So I’m not going to tell you the story of what the most contentious point of negotiation between me and my editor at Harper Collins was over Tell Me, but if you need to know (and your probably do), it’s

Monday writing prompt #writingprompts #writedialogue #dirtywritingsecrets

I love writing dialogue. You? Good. That’s how we start today.   “No,” he said, and turned away. The Rules: Beginners: Set a timer for five to 15 minutes. If you’re just beginning a writing practice, write for five minutes.

Monday writing prompt #writingprompts #writedialogue #dirtywritingsecrets

I love writing dialogue. You? Good. That’s how we start today.   “No,” he said, and turned away. The Rules: Beginners: Set a timer for five to 15 minutes. If you’re just beginning a writing practice, write for five minutes.

And now, for something completely different: Jane falls in love with Ryder Carroll #bulletjournal #bookreview

Ok, people. Here’s the thing. I’ve heard about the Bullet Journal forever. I live with a Bullet Journaller. I teach (my perverted interpretation) of Bullet Journalling in my Organized Creative workshops. I bought The Bullet Journal Method pretty much as

And now, for something completely different: Jane falls in love with Ryder Carroll #bulletjournal #bookreview

Ok, people. Here’s the thing. I’ve heard about the Bullet Journal forever. I live with a Bullet Journaller. I teach (my perverted interpretation) of Bullet Journalling in my Organized Creative workshops. I bought The Bullet Journal Method pretty much as

Shams of Tabriz on solitude #quote #whosaidthat #sufism #persianpoets

As you know, I have a thing for the Persian poets. Sufi mystics. Also, solitude. But a special kind of solitude: Be among the people, but be alone. Don’t live your life in seclusion, but be solitary. Shams of Tabriz mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com YES! MY LIFE NEEDS MORE LOVE LETTERS! 💕 SIGN UP

Shams of Tabriz on solitude #quote #whosaidthat #sufism #persianpoets

As you know, I have a thing for the Persian poets. Sufi mystics. Also, solitude. But a special kind of solitude: Be among the people, but be alone. Don’t live your life in seclusion, but be solitary. Shams of Tabriz mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com YES! MY LIFE NEEDS MORE LOVE LETTERS! 💕 SIGN UP

Tell Me…what were you thinking when you wrote this book?

I started writing Tell Me in December 2012, and finished it in June 2013—then didn’t look at it again until July 2014… had an offer on it from Harper Collins’ Mischief (RIP, my imprint) before the end of August, but

Tell Me…what were you thinking when you wrote this book?

I started writing Tell Me in December 2012, and finished it in June 2013—then didn’t look at it again until July 2014… had an offer on it from Harper Collins’ Mischief (RIP, my imprint) before the end of August, but

Erica Jong explains why dictators don’t like sex #whosaidthat #hotquote

And now, a few words from Erica Jong: If sex and creativity are often seen by dictators as subversive activities, it’s because they lead to the knowledge that you own your own body (and with it your own voice), and that’s the most revolutionary insight of all. Now go use that voice you own, kitten. Roar, don’t meow. Fine. Meow if you want to. But keep them claws sharp. mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com YES! MY LIFE NEEDS MORE LOVE LETTERS!

Erica Jong explains why dictators don’t like sex #whosaidthat #hotquote

And now, a few words from Erica Jong: If sex and creativity are often seen by dictators as subversive activities, it’s because they lead to the knowledge that you own your own body (and with it your own voice), and that’s the most revolutionary insight of all. Now go use that voice you own, kitten. Roar, don’t meow. Fine. Meow if you want to. But keep them claws sharp. mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com YES! MY LIFE NEEDS MORE LOVE LETTERS!

Death of a Chocoholic by Lee Hollis #minibookreview

So, I read this book… BLURB: Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell is not looking for love this Valentine’s Day. Of course she also isn’t planning on looking for a murderer. . . Fed up with dating after a disastrous

Death of a Chocoholic by Lee Hollis #minibookreview

So, I read this book… BLURB: Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell is not looking for love this Valentine’s Day. Of course she also isn’t planning on looking for a murderer. . . Fed up with dating after a disastrous

The scent was overpowering and she wanted to scream #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

You provide the discipline. I provide the inspiration. Deal? Deal. Writing prompt: The scent was overpowering and she wanted to scream Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer on this amazing censor-buster

The scent was overpowering and she wanted to scream #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

You provide the discipline. I provide the inspiration. Deal? Deal. Writing prompt: The scent was overpowering and she wanted to scream Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer on this amazing censor-buster