SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC

Mark your calendars! We’re planning something AWESOME!

READERS: More information, including spotlights of participating authors (sneak peeks at the AMAZING entertainment) and chances to win free books (OF COURSE) coming soon. The event is fabulously FREE, and if you would like to contribute to its success by volunteering, contact M. Jane Colette at to find out how you can get involved.

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coming to woo you on June 24
(updated daily as we confirm participation!)

AUTHORS: This first-of-its-kind event for yyc will showcase local romance authors. Local = Calgary and Alberta, although “remote” members of the Calgary Association of the Alberta Romance Writers of America and the Alberta Romance Writers Association are welcome to participate. Romance = … actually, kitten, I don’t have to define romance for you, do I? Didn’t think so. Contact M. Jane Colette at to find out how you can get involved.

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A local author, but not a romance author? You’re so lucky—there are two fabulous events coming up you can participate in!

Local Calgary and Area Author Book Fair
June 2, 2018
Symons Valley United Church, Calgary AB

ARWA is hosting a “Local Calgary and Area Author Book Fair” on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Symons Valley United Church ARWA is hosting a “Local Calgary and Area Author Book Fair” on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Symons Valley United Church in Kincora. This is for ALL genres! We rarely have book sales in the North end of town, and feel it is time to have an event here.

For more information, contact ARWA President Tammy Lyn Carbol at

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When Words Collide
August 10-12, 2018
Delta South, Calgary AB

When Words Collide, Calgary’s amazing all-genre reader and writer con, is back for its eight year! Join 750 other booklovers and authors of sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, suspense and, of course, ROMANCE novels—also poets—as we learn, fan-gush, play, and generally celebrate our love of books.

For more information:

When Words Collide/Program

I’ll be presenting the gamma version of my Organized Creative workshop, and moderating three fabulous panels:

  • Kink, BDSM, Consent, and Feminism in the Romance and Genre Novels, featuring Jenna Howard, Alyssa Linn Palmer, JD Poots (to be confirmed), Randy Ryder
  • The REAL Diversity Panel [working title], featuring Tet Millare, Adora Nwofor*, Tiffany Sostar*, Emily Varga
  • What is RWA and How Can it Help You? featuring Jill Flanagan, Jenna Howard, Shelley Kassian, and Alyssa Linn Palmer

But before When Words Collide… see you at Eau Claire on June 24:


About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the Dirty Writing Secrets Series, which includes the non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, 101 FLIRTY WRITING PROMPTS TO SEDUCE YOUR MUSE, and ORGANIZED CREATIVE. She's also the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Screw Chocolate, and A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown. Releasing Spring 2020: CUPID IN MONTE CARLO.

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  1. Pingback: A SULTRY gratitude to the SWEET launch of Calgary’s First Romance Fest! (aka Jane takes 3500 words to say “thank you”) #sultrysummeryyc | m jane colette

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