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.

Ok, just to be clear, this is the situation #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 21 at 7:30 am / uncategorized / 5 comments Ok, just to be clear, this is the situation: I really, really, really want to sleep with him. * 5 comments on Ok, just to be

Ok, just to be clear, this is the situation #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 21 at 7:30 am / uncategorized / 5 comments Ok, just to be clear, this is the situation: I really, really, really want to sleep with him. * 5 comments on Ok, just to be

Anne Lamott on discipline (not that kind) (well, sort of) (where’s my whip) #quote

I am a big believer in the value of applied discipline, as is my heroine, Anne Lamott:   Discipline, I have learned, leads to freedom, and there is meaning in freedom. Anne Lamott Anne Lamott, of course, is the author Bird by Bird, which is among the very few books

Anne Lamott on discipline (not that kind) (well, sort of) (where’s my whip) #quote

I am a big believer in the value of applied discipline, as is my heroine, Anne Lamott:   Discipline, I have learned, leads to freedom, and there is meaning in freedom. Anne Lamott Anne Lamott, of course, is the author Bird by Bird, which is among the very few books

Nowruz #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 20 at 11:56 pm / uncategorized / 18 comments Today I went to Marcella’s store to pretend to work for her. I wasn’t very good at it, and I was bored. And she was annoying.

Nowruz #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 20 at 11:56 pm / uncategorized / 18 comments Today I went to Marcella’s store to pretend to work for her. I wasn’t very good at it, and I was bored. And she was annoying.

Predator or prey? #writingprompt

Today’s writing prompt: “Predator or prey?” The quotation marks matter! This is a line of dialogue. You know what to do. GO. 10 minutes, three pages, beginning to end–whatever’s your jam right now. How & Why To Use Writing Prompts

Predator or prey? #writingprompt

Today’s writing prompt: “Predator or prey?” The quotation marks matter! This is a line of dialogue. You know what to do. GO. 10 minutes, three pages, beginning to end–whatever’s your jam right now. How & Why To Use Writing Prompts

I’m stupid and sad, but also grateful #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 19 at 2:20 am / uncategorized / 4 comments Femme, your package arrived! OMG! Marcella, you have to come over this evening and help me… I mean… you know what I mean. And, ladies, party,

I’m stupid and sad, but also grateful #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 19 at 2:20 am / uncategorized / 4 comments Femme, your package arrived! OMG! Marcella, you have to come over this evening and help me… I mean… you know what I mean. And, ladies, party,

So, I purged #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 18 at 11:23 pm / uncategorized / 21 comments I went to Safeway and bought canned cherries, and also more coconut flakes, and some other things. And I went through the self-check out very quickly.

So, I purged #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 18 at 11:23 pm / uncategorized / 21 comments I went to Safeway and bought canned cherries, and also more coconut flakes, and some other things. And I went through the self-check out very quickly.

My small small life #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 17 at 9:17 pm / uncategorized / 23 comments I didn’t write yesterday because I had nothing to write about. I’ve been thinking. About how I’m actually… not doing anything. I mean… This is a

My small small life #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 17 at 9:17 pm / uncategorized / 23 comments I didn’t write yesterday because I had nothing to write about. I’ve been thinking. About how I’m actually… not doing anything. I mean… This is a

The house is empty again, but… He. Loved. My. Pie!!! #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 15 at 7:20 pm / uncategorized / 16 comments The house is empty again, but Marcella showed up first thing in the morning and dragged me to a yoga class. Like, literally dragged me. There

The house is empty again, but… He. Loved. My. Pie!!! #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 15 at 7:20 pm / uncategorized / 16 comments The house is empty again, but Marcella showed up first thing in the morning and dragged me to a yoga class. Like, literally dragged me. There

I’m so embarrassed #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 14 at 9:15 pm / uncategorized / 6 comments Well. That was ridiculously embarrassing. But I love you all, you know? You’re great. Thank you. * 6 comments on I’m so embarrassed: sugar&spice76: Anytime, honey.

I’m so embarrassed #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 14 at 9:15 pm / uncategorized / 6 comments Well. That was ridiculously embarrassing. But I love you all, you know? You’re great. Thank you. * 6 comments on I’m so embarrassed: sugar&spice76: Anytime, honey.

“He was writing books about himself” #quote #whosaidthat #navelgazing

Fascinating: He was hard on himself because he was writing books about himself. And everyone knew it. Even though he pretended it wasn’t himself. That was what he hated. … But what is there to present, in writing, if not oneself? Tim Parks Tim Parks is a British novelist whom I encountered through his memoir Teach Us To Stand Still, from which this quote is taken, which he (or his publisher) calls “a sceptic’s guide to health and healing.”

“He was writing books about himself” #quote #whosaidthat #navelgazing

Fascinating: He was hard on himself because he was writing books about himself. And everyone knew it. Even though he pretended it wasn’t himself. That was what he hated. … But what is there to present, in writing, if not oneself? Tim Parks Tim Parks is a British novelist whom I encountered through his memoir Teach Us To Stand Still, from which this quote is taken, which he (or his publisher) calls “a sceptic’s guide to health and healing.”

Christmas sucks and I’m not that crazy about Easter either but I’m getting used to the Rabbit #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 14 at 2:20 am / uncategorized / 22 comments I never really wish we were more religious at Christmas, because there are so many things—you know, the tree, the presents, all the decorations, all the

Christmas sucks and I’m not that crazy about Easter either but I’m getting used to the Rabbit #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 14 at 2:20 am / uncategorized / 22 comments I never really wish we were more religious at Christmas, because there are so many things—you know, the tree, the presents, all the decorations, all the

Birdwatching and Jewel of the Not-So-Spectacular Boobs #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 13 at 7:20 am / uncategorized / 26 comments To finish yesterday’s story… John stayed for about forty-five minutes. Nika and I kept watch from the master bedroom window. So we saw him arrive—we had

Birdwatching and Jewel of the Not-So-Spectacular Boobs #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 13 at 7:20 am / uncategorized / 26 comments To finish yesterday’s story… John stayed for about forty-five minutes. Nika and I kept watch from the master bedroom window. So we saw him arrive—we had

Like a troll doll or a muppet, but worse #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 12 at 11:20 pm / uncategorized / 27 comments I don’t know where to start. Ok, I have to start with this: John dyed his hair orange. Like… ORANGE. I think it was supposed to

Like a troll doll or a muppet, but worse #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 12 at 11:20 pm / uncategorized / 27 comments I don’t know where to start. Ok, I have to start with this: John dyed his hair orange. Like… ORANGE. I think it was supposed to

Suddenly, everything made sense #writingprompt

Today’s writing prompt: Suddenly, everything made sense. Totally clean unless you make it dirty. You know what to do. GO. 10 minutes, three pages, beginning to end–whatever’s your jam right now. How & Why To Use Writing Prompts More Than

Suddenly, everything made sense #writingprompt

Today’s writing prompt: Suddenly, everything made sense. Totally clean unless you make it dirty. You know what to do. GO. 10 minutes, three pages, beginning to end–whatever’s your jam right now. How & Why To Use Writing Prompts More Than

I am probably insane #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 11 at 9:45 pm / uncategorized / 21 comments I spent the whole day wanting to go to Safeway for more baking supplies. But I didn’t. I made do with what I had at home.

I am probably insane #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 11 at 9:45 pm / uncategorized / 21 comments I spent the whole day wanting to go to Safeway for more baking supplies. But I didn’t. I made do with what I had at home.

Tyler’s home and I’m a terrible role model #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 10 at 9:23 am / uncategorized / 15 comments Tyler came home last night! Thursday night instead of Saturday morning! Yes! I tripped over his shoes on my way home from the store. Not Safeway.

Tyler’s home and I’m a terrible role model #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 10 at 9:23 am / uncategorized / 15 comments Tyler came home last night! Thursday night instead of Saturday morning! Yes! I tripped over his shoes on my way home from the store. Not Safeway.

Marcella’s hideous vibrator #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 9 at 10:09 am / uncategorized / 9 comments / TOC of Susan’s published posts Marcella’s hideous vibrator takes about a hundred batteries. You think I’m exaggerating. Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a little. I took all

Marcella’s hideous vibrator #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 9 at 10:09 am / uncategorized / 9 comments / TOC of Susan’s published posts Marcella’s hideous vibrator takes about a hundred batteries. You think I’m exaggerating. Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a little. I took all

My mother-in-law wants to medicate me, and maybe she’s right #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 8 at 8:12 pm / uncategorized / 29 comments / TOC of Susan’s published posts So I swear to God I was going to give you a total play-by-play of what happened but then John’s mother

My mother-in-law wants to medicate me, and maybe she’s right #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 8 at 8:12 pm / uncategorized / 29 comments / TOC of Susan’s published posts So I swear to God I was going to give you a total play-by-play of what happened but then John’s mother

He was there! #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 8 at 11:00 am / uncategorized / 5 comments / TOC of Susan’s published posts He was there! * 5 comments on He was there!: sugar&spice76: And? FemmeFataleFun: Report! mommyshidinginthebathroom3: What happened?!!? likeherbooty-full: Does this mean

He was there! #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 8 at 11:00 am / uncategorized / 5 comments / TOC of Susan’s published posts He was there! * 5 comments on He was there!: sugar&spice76: And? FemmeFataleFun: Report! mommyshidinginthebathroom3: What happened?!!? likeherbooty-full: Does this mean

I went back again this afternoon #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 7 at 10:03 pm / uncategorized / 4 comments / TOC of Susan’s published posts I went back again this afternoon. And this evening. Oh-my-god, I am so lame. Maybe he quit? * 4 comments on

I went back again this afternoon #cherrypiecure

posted by susan-oh-susan / march 7 at 10:03 pm / uncategorized / 4 comments / TOC of Susan’s published posts I went back again this afternoon. And this evening. Oh-my-god, I am so lame. Maybe he quit? * 4 comments on