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 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.

The firefighter wasn’t really that sexy. #writingprompt #amwriting #dirtywritingsecrets

On Mondays, we write. No matter what. That’s the promise, right, kittens? (Today’s writing prompt is totally blasphemous though.) The firefighter wasn’t really that sexy. INSTRUCTIONS Everyone: Look at the writing prompt. And write. Beginner: Your job is to build

The firefighter wasn’t really that sexy. #writingprompt #amwriting #dirtywritingsecrets

On Mondays, we write. No matter what. That’s the promise, right, kittens? (Today’s writing prompt is totally blasphemous though.) The firefighter wasn’t really that sexy. INSTRUCTIONS Everyone: Look at the writing prompt. And write. Beginner: Your job is to build

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

I smashed the tea set to pieces with my shoe. #writingprompt #amwriting #dirtywritingsecrets

On Mondays, we write. No matter what. That’s the promise, right, kittens? I smashed the tea set to pieces with my shoe. INSTRUCTIONS Everyone: Look at the writing prompt. And write. Beginner: Your job is to build stamina. Day 1:

I smashed the tea set to pieces with my shoe. #writingprompt #amwriting #dirtywritingsecrets

On Mondays, we write. No matter what. That’s the promise, right, kittens? I smashed the tea set to pieces with my shoe. INSTRUCTIONS Everyone: Look at the writing prompt. And write. Beginner: Your job is to build stamina. Day 1:

Text Me, Cupid: the story of the one-night stand that lasts 365 days…

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

Text Me, Cupid: the story of the one-night stand that lasts 365 days…

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

The scarf was pink, with a blue fringe. #writingprompt #amwriting #dirtywritingsecrets

On Mondays, we write. No matter what. That’s the promise, right, kittens? The scarf was pink, with a blue fringe. INSTRUCTIONS Everyone: Look at the writing prompt. And write. Beginner: Your job is to build stamina. Day 1: 5 minutes.

The scarf was pink, with a blue fringe. #writingprompt #amwriting #dirtywritingsecrets

On Mondays, we write. No matter what. That’s the promise, right, kittens? The scarf was pink, with a blue fringe. INSTRUCTIONS Everyone: Look at the writing prompt. And write. Beginner: Your job is to build stamina. Day 1: 5 minutes.

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

This is still my best-selling book, and I STILL have mixed feelings about it. Now, 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 Next Generation

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

This is still my best-selling book, and I STILL have mixed feelings about it. Now, 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 Next Generation

“I wasn’t going to stab him in the eye with a pencil. Was I?” #writingprompt #amwriting #dirtywritingsecrets

On Mondays, we write. No matter what. That’s the promise, right, kittens? (Let’s pretend we didn’t just take a prolonged break. It was tough Pandemic February. And March. But we’re back.) I wasn’t going to stab him in the eye

“I wasn’t going to stab him in the eye with a pencil. Was I?” #writingprompt #amwriting #dirtywritingsecrets

On Mondays, we write. No matter what. That’s the promise, right, kittens? (Let’s pretend we didn’t just take a prolonged break. It was tough Pandemic February. And March. But we’re back.) I wasn’t going to stab him in the eye

DEATH OF A COZY WRITER by G.M. Malliet #amreading #amreadingmystery #bookreview

I’ve been going to bed this week with this fun read, Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet–the audiobook–by day’s end these days, my eyes are too tired to read. It’s not age. It’s the pandemic. It’s always the

DEATH OF A COZY WRITER by G.M. Malliet #amreading #amreadingmystery #bookreview

I’ve been going to bed this week with this fun read, Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet–the audiobook–by day’s end these days, my eyes are too tired to read. It’s not age. It’s the pandemic. It’s always the

Backlist Spotlight: SCREW CHOCOLATE 2 #LGBTQ #queerlit

As Valentine’s Day nears, you should check out SCREW CHOCOLATE 2, a collection of 14+2 QUEER valentines from YYC QUEER WRITERS to get you through February 14. curated by M. Jane Colette photography by Leslie Pringle curated by M. Jane Colette

Backlist Spotlight: SCREW CHOCOLATE 2 #LGBTQ #queerlit

As Valentine’s Day nears, you should check out SCREW CHOCOLATE 2, a collection of 14+2 QUEER valentines from YYC QUEER WRITERS to get you through February 14. curated by M. Jane Colette photography by Leslie Pringle curated by M. Jane Colette

Hot new release: A BOOK A DAY presents COLOR THEORY #newrelease #hotread #anthology #interracialromance

It’s today! We are live, everywhere! Digital–US$4.99. Paperback–about $24.99. 17 stories by 17 hot authors for a good cause–get the digital and the paperback. Please and thank you. Canadian readers–paperbacks should be coming to Amazon.ca, Chapters and be available for

Hot new release: A BOOK A DAY presents COLOR THEORY #newrelease #hotread #anthology #interracialromance

It’s today! We are live, everywhere! Digital–US$4.99. Paperback–about $24.99. 17 stories by 17 hot authors for a good cause–get the digital and the paperback. Please and thank you. Canadian readers–paperbacks should be coming to Amazon.ca, Chapters and be available for

It was true. Parkas could be sexy. #writingprompt #amwriting #dirtywritingsecrets

On Mondays, we write. No matter what. That’s the promise, right, kittens? It was true. Parkas could be sexy. INSTRUCTIONS Everyone: Look at the writing prompt. And write. Beginner: Your job is to build stamina. Day 1: 5 minutes. Day

It was true. Parkas could be sexy. #writingprompt #amwriting #dirtywritingsecrets

On Mondays, we write. No matter what. That’s the promise, right, kittens? It was true. Parkas could be sexy. INSTRUCTIONS Everyone: Look at the writing prompt. And write. Beginner: Your job is to build stamina. Day 1: 5 minutes. Day

Have you pre-ordered A BOOK A DAY presents COLOR THEORY yet? #coverreveal #blacklivesmatter

Kittens! We release on February 2, and we’re celebrating with, like, a price hike, because it is a fundraiser anthology after all. So, what you need to do is, if you haven’t pre-ordered COLOR THEORY yet… do it right now.

Have you pre-ordered A BOOK A DAY presents COLOR THEORY yet? #coverreveal #blacklivesmatter

Kittens! We release on February 2, and we’re celebrating with, like, a price hike, because it is a fundraiser anthology after all. So, what you need to do is, if you haven’t pre-ordered COLOR THEORY yet… do it right now.

BURY YOUR DEAD by Louise Penny #amreading #amreadingmystery #canlit #bookreview

True confessions time: I write romance but most of the time, I read mystery. And I’ve been loving the Louise Penny Inspector Gamache series, set in the small town of Three Pines, Quebec (and also, Montreal, Quebec City, the Eastern

BURY YOUR DEAD by Louise Penny #amreading #amreadingmystery #canlit #bookreview

True confessions time: I write romance but most of the time, I read mystery. And I’ve been loving the Louise Penny Inspector Gamache series, set in the small town of Three Pines, Quebec (and also, Montreal, Quebec City, the Eastern

Backlist Spotlight: SCREW CHOCOLATE #LGBTQ #queerlit

Valentine’s Day, my least favourite holiday, is just around the corner. So I think it’s time to remind you of SCREW CHOCOLATE, a collection of 14 QUEER valentines from YYC QUEER WRITERS to get you through February 14. curated by

Backlist Spotlight: SCREW CHOCOLATE #LGBTQ #queerlit

Valentine’s Day, my least favourite holiday, is just around the corner. So I think it’s time to remind you of SCREW CHOCOLATE, a collection of 14 QUEER valentines from YYC QUEER WRITERS to get you through February 14. curated by

‘A creative life involves great swathes of attention.’ – The Artist’s Way, Week 2 #artistsway

I’m on Week 2 of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way–this is the week focused on Recovering A Sense of Identity. This is the most important part of the week’s readings for me: ‘One of the great misconceptions about the artistic

‘A creative life involves great swathes of attention.’ – The Artist’s Way, Week 2 #artistsway

I’m on Week 2 of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way–this is the week focused on Recovering A Sense of Identity. This is the most important part of the week’s readings for me: ‘One of the great misconceptions about the artistic

My inner cougar was refusing to manifest. #writingprompt #amwriting #dirtywritingsecrets

On Mondays, we write. No matter what. That’s the promise, right, kittens? My inner cougar was refusing to manifest. INSTRUCTIONS Everyone: Look at the writing prompt. And write. Beginner: Your job is to build stamina. Day 1: 5 minutes. Day

My inner cougar was refusing to manifest. #writingprompt #amwriting #dirtywritingsecrets

On Mondays, we write. No matter what. That’s the promise, right, kittens? My inner cougar was refusing to manifest. INSTRUCTIONS Everyone: Look at the writing prompt. And write. Beginner: Your job is to build stamina. Day 1: 5 minutes. Day

MAGPIE LORD by KJ Charles #amreading #amreadingromance #bookreview

So here’s the deal, kittens. I don’t read MM / gay romance. It’s not my thing–I like my queer romance to be FF or enby, and definitely #ownvoices, and while I totally get the appeal of MM romance to its

MAGPIE LORD by KJ Charles #amreading #amreadingromance #bookreview

So here’s the deal, kittens. I don’t read MM / gay romance. It’s not my thing–I like my queer romance to be FF or enby, and definitely #ownvoices, and while I totally get the appeal of MM romance to its

Backlist Spotlight: TELL ME #hotread #erotica

HIM: “It’s The Story of O meets Jane Austen for the sexting and blogging generation.” ME: “I’m not sure that’s a compliment.” HIM: “It is. Completely. Although you should have warned me what it was about. Flying coach with an erection is so declassé.”

Backlist Spotlight: TELL ME #hotread #erotica

HIM: “It’s The Story of O meets Jane Austen for the sexting and blogging generation.” ME: “I’m not sure that’s a compliment.” HIM: “It is. Completely. Although you should have warned me what it was about. Flying coach with an erection is so declassé.”

‘Artists love other artists.’ – The Artist’s Way, Week 1 #artistsway

I am working my way through Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way again. For the third or seventh time? I’m not sure—I do know that even though she often annoys—nay, infuriates me—Julia Cameron once gave me permission to call myself an

‘Artists love other artists.’ – The Artist’s Way, Week 1 #artistsway

I am working my way through Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way again. For the third or seventh time? I’m not sure—I do know that even though she often annoys—nay, infuriates me—Julia Cameron once gave me permission to call myself an

“Why are straight people so boring?” they said, turning away. #writingprompt #amwriting #dirtywritingsecrets

On Mondays, we write. No matter what. That’s the promise, right, kittens? “Why are straight people so boring?” they said, turning away. INSTRUCTIONS Everyone: Look at the writing prompt. And write. Beginner: Your job is to build stamina. Day 1:

“Why are straight people so boring?” they said, turning away. #writingprompt #amwriting #dirtywritingsecrets

On Mondays, we write. No matter what. That’s the promise, right, kittens? “Why are straight people so boring?” they said, turning away. INSTRUCTIONS Everyone: Look at the writing prompt. And write. Beginner: Your job is to build stamina. Day 1: