Hate Valentine’s Day? Good. Have I got something for you…
M. Jane Colette (that’s me)
YYC Queer Writers
(that’s my awesome peeps)
Screw Chocolate, Volumes 1 & 2!
Roses, cupid’s arrows, chocolate—chocolate? Screw chocolate! Queer up Valentine’s Day instead with these hilarious, heartbreaking (yes, sometimes deliciously filthy) valentines by Calgary authors who have a fresh, occasionally revolutionary (always, insightful) take on love.
Featuring fiction (or is it?), poetry, and non-fiction (or is it?) from Beatrice Aucoin, Dallas Barnes, L. Sara Bysterveld, Lotis Cervantes, M. Jane Colette/Marzena Czarnecka, Callan Field, Elisa Kae, Tanysia Komers, H. P. Longstocking, Tet Millare, Brooke Nicholas, Alyssa Linn Palmer, Nola Sarina, Dana Stan, T, Mel Vee, Ann Zee, and PW Zellie, and photography from Jennifer Weihmann (Volume 1) and Leslie Pringle (Volume 2).
In February 2017, we launched Screw Chocolate as our first collaborative multi-author multi-media project, and it kind of kicked ass. This year, we are thrilled to bring you Screw Chocolate 2 AND Screw Chocolate, our original 2017 edition — for the first time in a holdable, huggable, kissable, bitable (grrrrr) version.
If you are in Calgary on February 12–COME TO OUR LAUNCH PARTY!
Stay in the loop on what we’re planning for the night by RSVP’ing to our FAB FACEBOOK EVENT:
Want a taste, a preview, a tantalizing tickle? The first series of Screw Chocolate valentines is all available on-line:
a collection of 14 QUEER valentines
to get you through February 14
by YYC Queer Writers
curated by M. Jane Colette
photography by Jennifer Weihmann
… you can also pre-order the e-book AND the paperback of both volumes at Amazon, Kobo, Chapters, and all the usual suspects:
- AMAZON, Screw Chocolate 1: PRE-ORDER e-book & paperback
- AMAZON, Screw Chocolate 2: PRE-ORDER e-book & paperback
(please note that Screw Chocolate 1 has been tagged by Amazon as “restricted adult material” — don’t get your hopes up, it’s only a little dirty ;P — so you’ll need to be logged into your Amazon account as your 18+ self to see it)
- Kobo, Screw Chocolate 1: PRE-ORDER
- Kobo, Screw Chocolate 2: PRE-ORDER
- CHAPTERS paperback link coming soon
- All the other usual places coming soon
As with our Queer Christmas in Cowtown project, all post-production proceeds from Screw Chocolate are going to Camp fYreFLY. Buy the book for the queer reader in your life and help make a queer kid’s life better!
Here are the 2017 SCREW CHOCOLATE Valentines
Valentine 1: Mountains & Moments by T
Valentine 2: Karma, in Pronouns by Marzena Czarnecka
Valentine 3: The Long Commute by L. Sara Bysterveld
Valentine 4: It Happens Like This by Dana Stan
Valentine 5: Try by M. Jane Colette
Valentine 6: Sunrise by Brooke Nicholas
Valentine 7: Want by T
Valentine 8: Get The Fuck Up & Love by Dallas Barnes
Valentine 9: Elizabeth by Nola Sarina
Valentine 10: Instructions by PW Zelli
Valentine 11: Unmentionables by Alyssa Linn Palmer
Valentine 12: The Shy Girl’s Guide to Sexting by M. Jane Colette
Valentine 13: Delivery by Elisa Kae
Valentine 14: Alter Ego In A Red Tie by Lotis Cervantes
WANT TO LISTEN?
You can listen to several of our sultry Valentines, as read by voice artist Elisa Kae:
Valentine 1 Audio: Mountains & Moments by T
Valentine 5 Audio: Try by M. Jane Colette
Valentine 7 Audio: Want by T
Valentine 12 Audio: The Shy Girl’s Guide to Sexting by M. Jane Colette
Valentine 13 Audio: Delivery by Elisa Kae