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Community, synchronicity, gratitude and all the good things: from When Words Collide to Writing Better Fiction to finding your people

The Ninth Chapter of WHEN WORDS COLLIDE is now over, and around Western Canada, the Northwestern United States, and some pockets in the Midwest and East, 800 exhausted readers and writers are processing and composing their notes of gratitude. My

Community, synchronicity, gratitude and all the good things: from When Words Collide to Writing Better Fiction to finding your people

The Ninth Chapter of WHEN WORDS COLLIDE is now over, and around Western Canada, the Northwestern United States, and some pockets in the Midwest and East, 800 exhausted readers and writers are processing and composing their notes of gratitude. My

It’s time! The Ninth Edition of WHEN WORDS COLLIDE hits YYC this weekend!

WHAT IS IT: The Official Version, from the WWC Website: When Words Collide is an annual non-profit festival modelled after the volunteer conventions popular in the Science Fiction and Fantasy communities. Nobody is paid for attending (though guests of honour

It’s time! The Ninth Edition of WHEN WORDS COLLIDE hits YYC this weekend!

WHAT IS IT: The Official Version, from the WWC Website: When Words Collide is an annual non-profit festival modelled after the volunteer conventions popular in the Science Fiction and Fantasy communities. Nobody is paid for attending (though guests of honour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meet Dirk Van Dyk and their take on cowboys in chaps #queersummer #yycqueerwriters

As gay as the Calgary Stampede? Oh, baby, let me tell you… As I 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

Meet Dirk Van Dyk and their take on cowboys in chaps #queersummer #yycqueerwriters

As gay as the Calgary Stampede? Oh, baby, let me tell you… As I 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

Alyssa Linn Palmer has a thing for boots #queersummer #yycqueerwriters #hotnewrelease

It’s almost time! Happy Thursday, kittens! As I 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 my friend and frequent

Alyssa Linn Palmer has a thing for boots #queersummer #yycqueerwriters #hotnewrelease

It’s almost time! Happy Thursday, kittens! As I 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 my friend and frequent

Ready to QUEER UP your summer? #yycqueerwriters

Hey, Calgary… we pulled something out of a (cowboy) hat for you… Coming July 14, 2019, as your antidote to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth… A QUEER SUMMER NIGHT IN COWTOWN   As gay as a Western rodeo? You

Ready to QUEER UP your summer? #yycqueerwriters

Hey, Calgary… we pulled something out of a (cowboy) hat for you… Coming July 14, 2019, as your antidote to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth… A QUEER SUMMER NIGHT IN COWTOWN   As gay as a Western rodeo? You

NOLA Booklovers Convention, in pictures #blcon19 #booklovers #nola #contest

New Orleans. Books. Lovers. Heaven. Really. I would give you more words, but you know what? You kinda had to be there. But. Here are a few pictures: This was all inside that little purple conference bag. Timelord technology! Happily

NOLA Booklovers Convention, in pictures #blcon19 #booklovers #nola #contest

New Orleans. Books. Lovers. Heaven. Really. I would give you more words, but you know what? You kinda had to be there. But. Here are a few pictures: This was all inside that little purple conference bag. Timelord technology! Happily

Hello, New Orleans! My Booklovers Con Agenda/Manifesto: Connecting with people who combine talent with hard work, discipline, ethics, and vision

On Tuesday, I’m getting on a plane to New Orleans and for the next six days, I will be in Romancelandia—the Disneyland for romance readers and writers that is the Booklovers Convention. This year’s BLCon is the first post-Katheryn Falk,

Hello, New Orleans! My Booklovers Con Agenda/Manifesto: Connecting with people who combine talent with hard work, discipline, ethics, and vision

On Tuesday, I’m getting on a plane to New Orleans and for the next six days, I will be in Romancelandia—the Disneyland for romance readers and writers that is the Booklovers Convention. This year’s BLCon is the first post-Katheryn Falk,

Full of gratitude and adoration for Damon Suede #writingcommunity #romancelandia

On Saturday, May 5, the Calgary Association of the Romance Writers of America hosted a workshop by the fantabulous Damon Suede. We spent the morning talking about characters and Damon’s unique way of aligning them with verbs and using this

Full of gratitude and adoration for Damon Suede #writingcommunity #romancelandia

On Saturday, May 5, the Calgary Association of the Romance Writers of America hosted a workshop by the fantabulous Damon Suede. We spent the morning talking about characters and Damon’s unique way of aligning them with verbs and using this

M Jane Colette’s Mostly Illegal UFC Photo Album #nsfw

I came. I saw. I conquered. Actually, they gave the trophy to that writer-in-residence Todd guy, but that’s just cause he was crying like a little baby at the end of the night. Anyway, you don’t want to know about

M Jane Colette’s Mostly Illegal UFC Photo Album #nsfw

I came. I saw. I conquered. Actually, they gave the trophy to that writer-in-residence Todd guy, but that’s just cause he was crying like a little baby at the end of the night. Anyway, you don’t want to know about

You are invited: UFC for Writers March 1 @7 pm #cspace #yyc #yycevent #yycliterary

“It’s like the Ultimate Fighting Championship, except with a bunch of stoned queer writers instead of athletes.” “Speak for yourself. I’m gonna be stone-cold sober. Da’ better to whip your ass with, little boy.” Overheard in the locker room So.

You are invited: UFC for Writers March 1 @7 pm #cspace #yyc #yycevent #yycliterary

“It’s like the Ultimate Fighting Championship, except with a bunch of stoned queer writers instead of athletes.” “Speak for yourself. I’m gonna be stone-cold sober. Da’ better to whip your ass with, little boy.” Overheard in the locker room So.

February 3: Passionate Heart Facebook Launch Party! #newrelease #hotread #readromance

Remember the not new release from my sisters at Passionate Ink? (That’s the “some like it hot” chapter of the Romance Writers of America, founded by Sylvia Day back in the day.) Today, we are having a Facebook Party to

February 3: Passionate Heart Facebook Launch Party! #newrelease #hotread #readromance

Remember the not new release from my sisters at Passionate Ink? (That’s the “some like it hot” chapter of the Romance Writers of America, founded by Sylvia Day back in the day.) Today, we are having a Facebook Party to

Wanna fight?

I’m prepping for a few fun things right now, and I wanted to share them with you so you can add them to your calendars if you’re in yyc in February or March. The Main Event: P.J. Vernon, author of

Wanna fight?

I’m prepping for a few fun things right now, and I wanted to share them with you so you can add them to your calendars if you’re in yyc in February or March. The Main Event: P.J. Vernon, author of