SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads

Do you believe in true love? Til death do us part, sticky-SWEET love?

How about… hot, sweaty, SULTRY love?

… especially when it takes places between the pages of a book?

Well, have we got a party for you!


Get your summer off to a HOT start by diving into sultry and sweet love stories with Calgary’s first romance reader festival! Come celebrate the romance novel and get up close and personal with some of the steamiest (and sweetest) local authors in the genre!

author sightings and signings ENTERTAINMENT prizes GAMES books FAB PERFORMERS
including NAKED GIRLS READING (but they’ll be clothed)
the sensational spoken word poet MEL VEE
DANIELLE FRENCH performing from Miss Scarlett and the Madmen (REALLY!!)
“she’s a night on the town you’ll never forget” MANHATTAN WILDE
did we mention BOOKS also SURPRISES

Featured local authors include B.C. Deeks, Nancy M. Bell, Bernice Bohnet, Victoria Chatham, M. Jane Colette, Shaa Dickson, Amy Jo Fleming, Tina Griffith, Rayanne Haines, Jenna Howard, Jilly Jaxx, Shelley Kassian, Elizabeth Kelly, Gwen Knight, Kymber Morgan, Jan O’Hara, Katie O’Connor, Alyssa Linn Palmer, Jude Pittman, Mahrie G. Reid, Brenda Sinclair, Melanie Standford, Suzanne Stengl, Billie Turner, A. M. Westerling, and Sasha White.

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

WANT TO HELP OUT? 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.

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: