Author Archives: mjanecolette

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 the just released 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 non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, and the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown and Screw Chocolate. Coming in 2019: Once Upon A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown.

7 Books To Get You Creatively Organized this Summer: #1 The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna #organizedcreative #dirtywritingsecrets

For the rest of this summer, Saturday posts on the blog will feature the seven books that I consider the foundational texts of my creatively organized life. This week, let me introduce you to Elle Luna’s The Crossroads of Should

7 Books To Get You Creatively Organized this Summer: #1 The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna #organizedcreative #dirtywritingsecrets

For the rest of this summer, Saturday posts on the blog will feature the seven books that I consider the foundational texts of my creatively organized life. This week, let me introduce you to Elle Luna’s The Crossroads of Should

That was when he noticed the heavy duty anchors in the ceiling #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

You provide the pen and paper and the discipline. I provide the inspiration. Go: Writing prompt: That was when he noticed the heavy duty anchors in the ceiling Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane

That was when he noticed the heavy duty anchors in the ceiling #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

You provide the pen and paper and the discipline. I provide the inspiration. Go: Writing prompt: That was when he noticed the heavy duty anchors in the ceiling Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane

Jane explains that whole sheesha thing with the help of a manhating lesbian, a bisexual slut and a cameo from the ghost of Gaddafi #queersummer #yycqueerwriters

This might be my first finished fiction for 2019. I need deadlines and discipline. Mmmm Discipline. Where was I? As we countdown to the launch of the fourth YYC Queer Writers anthology, you get to meet our fab contributors, and

Jane explains that whole sheesha thing with the help of a manhating lesbian, a bisexual slut and a cameo from the ghost of Gaddafi #queersummer #yycqueerwriters

This might be my first finished fiction for 2019. I need deadlines and discipline. Mmmm Discipline. Where was I? As we countdown to the launch of the fourth YYC Queer Writers anthology, you get to meet our fab contributors, and

OMG, Jane is quoting Julia Roberts #quote #whosaidthat

Help. I don’t know why, but this: (Image text) You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness. Julia Roberts Really, there’s no subtext here. I promise.

OMG, Jane is quoting Julia Roberts #quote #whosaidthat

Help. I don’t know why, but this: (Image text) You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness. Julia Roberts Really, there’s no subtext here. I promise.

Countdown to Tracy Cooper-Posey’s 100th title = $2650 in prizes!

Kittens!  On July 25th, Edmonton-based romance author TRACY COOPER-POSEY is releasing her 100th book! To celebrate, she is giving away $2,650 worth of prizes, and the giveaway is already live.  You can check it out here:  https://tracycooperposey.com/giveaways/one-hundred-books-and-counting/ Tracy’s first two novels were

Countdown to Tracy Cooper-Posey’s 100th title = $2650 in prizes!

Kittens!  On July 25th, Edmonton-based romance author TRACY COOPER-POSEY is releasing her 100th book! To celebrate, she is giving away $2,650 worth of prizes, and the giveaway is already live.  You can check it out here:  https://tracycooperposey.com/giveaways/one-hundred-books-and-counting/ Tracy’s first two novels were

Elizabeth Gilbert on losing balance #quote #whosaidthat

Have you read Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic? (Not Eat, Pray, Love. Ugh. Big Magic.) It’s the book that redeemed Gilbert for me. I’m not sure I’d take her advice on love, though, but this quote resonates this summer: To lose

Elizabeth Gilbert on losing balance #quote #whosaidthat

Have you read Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic? (Not Eat, Pray, Love. Ugh. Big Magic.) It’s the book that redeemed Gilbert for me. I’m not sure I’d take her advice on love, though, but this quote resonates this summer: To lose

What has a love interest with red lipstick, thick chest hair and long nails? A short story by Callan Field #queersummer #yycqueerwriters

We get almost dirty but not quite with this one. As we countdown to the launch of the fourth YYC Queer Writers anthology, you get to meet our fab contributors, and listen to some fab music. We’re almost there! Launch

What has a love interest with red lipstick, thick chest hair and long nails? A short story by Callan Field #queersummer #yycqueerwriters

We get almost dirty but not quite with this one. As we countdown to the launch of the fourth YYC Queer Writers anthology, you get to meet our fab contributors, and listen to some fab music. We’re almost there! Launch

She was not going to surrender without a fight #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

You provide the pen and paper and the discipline. I provide the inspiration. Go: Writing prompt: She was not going to surrender without a fight. Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer

She was not going to surrender without a fight #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

You provide the pen and paper and the discipline. I provide the inspiration. Go: Writing prompt: She was not going to surrender without a fight. Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer

Join Lotis Cervantes at her First Rodeo #queersummer #yycqueerwriters #gayrodeo #queercowgirls

For those of us who grew up in Calgary… you know all those times your dorky friends in junior high school, trying to be so cool, would say, “The Calgary Stampede is so gay,” and you’d die inside just a

Join Lotis Cervantes at her First Rodeo #queersummer #yycqueerwriters #gayrodeo #queercowgirls

For those of us who grew up in Calgary… you know all those times your dorky friends in junior high school, trying to be so cool, would say, “The Calgary Stampede is so gay,” and you’d die inside just a

Because, Calgary Stampede: The Dixie Chicks! #whosaidthat #quote #cowboypoetry

If you’re in yyc, the Calgary Stampede kicks off today, and so, I’ve got cowboys on my mind: The song is called “Cowboy Take Me Away,” of course: I said, I wanna touch the earth I wanna break it in

Because, Calgary Stampede: The Dixie Chicks! #whosaidthat #quote #cowboypoetry

If you’re in yyc, the Calgary Stampede kicks off today, and so, I’ve got cowboys on my mind: The song is called “Cowboy Take Me Away,” of course: I said, I wanna touch the earth I wanna break it in

Our mysterious T has a primer on After Care #yycqueerwriters #queersummer #alittlebitkinky

Once upon a time, there was a girl and her chair… As we countdown to the launch of the fourth YYC Queer Writers anthology, you get to meet our fab contributors, and listen to some fab music. Today’s featured author

Our mysterious T has a primer on After Care #yycqueerwriters #queersummer #alittlebitkinky

Once upon a time, there was a girl and her chair… As we countdown to the launch of the fourth YYC Queer Writers anthology, you get to meet our fab contributors, and listen to some fab music. Today’s featured author

It was like the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet, as directed by Tim Burton #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

Happy Canada Day! It’s Monday, though, so, you know what you gotta do. Writing prompt: It was like the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet, as directed by Tim Burton. Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts:

It was like the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet, as directed by Tim Burton #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

Happy Canada Day! It’s Monday, though, so, you know what you gotta do. Writing prompt: It was like the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet, as directed by Tim Burton. Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts:

Karen O. might break your heart–but you’ll love it #queersummer #yycqueerwriters

I have something extra-special for you today. As we countdown to the launch of the fourth YYC Queer Writers anthology, you get to meet our fab contributors, and listen to some fab music. Today’s featured author is KAREN O., and

Karen O. might break your heart–but you’ll love it #queersummer #yycqueerwriters

I have something extra-special for you today. As we countdown to the launch of the fourth YYC Queer Writers anthology, you get to meet our fab contributors, and listen to some fab music. Today’s featured author is KAREN O., and

Samuel Lover on non-transactional love #quote #lovepoetry

I think you need to hear this today: “Come live in my heart and pay no rent.” Samuel Lover mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS? 💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET A FREE BOOK! 💕

Samuel Lover on non-transactional love #quote #lovepoetry

I think you need to hear this today: “Come live in my heart and pay no rent.” Samuel Lover mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS? 💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET A FREE BOOK! 💕

Beatrice Aucoin is gonna take you to the future #queersummer #yycqueerwriters #sciencefiction

What I love about the YYC Queer Writers anthologies is how the writers keep on surprising me, and also, keep on changing the world. Today’s featured author and story are fucking AMAZING. As we countdown to the launch of the

Beatrice Aucoin is gonna take you to the future #queersummer #yycqueerwriters #sciencefiction

What I love about the YYC Queer Writers anthologies is how the writers keep on surprising me, and also, keep on changing the world. Today’s featured author and story are fucking AMAZING. As we countdown to the launch of the

He didn’t believe in curses, but… #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

On Mondays, we write! Pen, paper, five minutes of time–go: Writing prompt: He didn’t believe in curses, but… Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer on this amazing censor-buster The first 30

He didn’t believe in curses, but… #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

On Mondays, we write! Pen, paper, five minutes of time–go: Writing prompt: He didn’t believe in curses, but… Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer on this amazing censor-buster The first 30

When you ask a kinky queer librarian to write you a story… #queersummer #yycqueerwriters #gayasacowgirl

Today’s post is totally clean but the featured author should come with a warning label… As we countdown to the launch of the fourth YYC Queer Writers anthology, you get to meet our fab contributors, and listen to some fab

When you ask a kinky queer librarian to write you a story… #queersummer #yycqueerwriters #gayasacowgirl

Today’s post is totally clean but the featured author should come with a warning label… As we countdown to the launch of the fourth YYC Queer Writers anthology, you get to meet our fab contributors, and listen to some fab

Hey baby, go crazy #whosaidthat

This is a quote from my mother’s favourite singer, the Polish equivalent of Janis Joplin: You can listen to the song here, and I’ve got the English translation of the lyrics for you below too: You’re underage, your dad’s oppressing

Hey baby, go crazy #whosaidthat

This is a quote from my mother’s favourite singer, the Polish equivalent of Janis Joplin: You can listen to the song here, and I’ve got the English translation of the lyrics for you below too: You’re underage, your dad’s oppressing

Dallas Barnes wants to take you for a ride on the range #queersummer #yycqueerwriters #queersummerread

Less  than  a month  til   our   launch  party! As we countdown to the launch of the fourth YYC Queer Writers anthology, you get to meet our fab contributors, and listen to some fab music. Today’s featured author is YYC Queer

Dallas Barnes wants to take you for a ride on the range #queersummer #yycqueerwriters #queersummerread

Less  than  a month  til   our   launch  party! As we countdown to the launch of the fourth YYC Queer Writers anthology, you get to meet our fab contributors, and listen to some fab music. Today’s featured author is YYC Queer

The bedroom was empty but the closet wasn’t #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

Ready to write? Pen, paper, five minutes of time–go: Writing prompt: The bedroom was empty but the closet wasn’t. Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer on this amazing censor-buster The first

The bedroom was empty but the closet wasn’t #writingprompt #dirtywritingsecrets

Ready to write? Pen, paper, five minutes of time–go: Writing prompt: The bedroom was empty but the closet wasn’t. Need more? How (and why) to work with writing prompts: M. Jane Colette’s short primer on this amazing censor-buster The first