Category Archives: Events

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

Happy first Monday of December, a SURPRISE! & a few words about reviews

So I have a surprise for you. We don’t officially go live with Text Me, Cupid until Thursday, but apparently, the Amazon and Kobo pre-orders have flown to people’s devices at midnight today, which means they are live. So if

Happy first Monday of December, a SURPRISE! & a few words about reviews

So I have a surprise for you. We don’t officially go live with Text Me, Cupid until Thursday, but apparently, the Amazon and Kobo pre-orders have flown to people’s devices at midnight today, which means they are live. So if

VIP VPs, Launch Party Launch, new courses & socks #happymonday #textmecupid

Happy Monday, Beautiful People, I have so much news for you today! First, today, we kick off the Text Me, Cupid ONLINE Launch Party with the fabulous blog of the award-winning author CR Moss, who is shining the spotlight on

VIP VPs, Launch Party Launch, new courses & socks #happymonday #textmecupid

Happy Monday, Beautiful People, I have so much news for you today! First, today, we kick off the Text Me, Cupid ONLINE Launch Party with the fabulous blog of the award-winning author CR Moss, who is shining the spotlight on

Mark Your Calendars for the TEXT ME, CUPID Online Launch Party! #textmecupid

I love, love, love parties. And I throw fabulous parties. So I’d like to most cordially invite you to the Text Me, Cupid launch party, which will take place EVERYWHERE from November 26 to December 14, with the help of

Mark Your Calendars for the TEXT ME, CUPID Online Launch Party! #textmecupid

I love, love, love parties. And I throw fabulous parties. So I’d like to most cordially invite you to the Text Me, Cupid launch party, which will take place EVERYWHERE from November 26 to December 14, with the help of

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving #gratitude #iamgrateful

That’s all. 😉 Some writerly reading for your holiday Monday from Brainpickings: Chekhov’s 6 Rules on Writing: https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/10/03/chekhov-6-rules/ Jeanette Winterson’s 10 rules on writing: https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/09/05/jeanette-winterson-10-tips-on-writing/ Elmore Leonard’s killer 10 rules on writing: https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/08/21/elmore-leonard-10-rules-of-writing/ mjanecolette ★★★ STAY IN TOUCH TellMe@mjanecolette.com INSTAGRAM * Twitter * GOODREADS * Facebook * LOVE

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving #gratitude #iamgrateful

That’s all. 😉 Some writerly reading for your holiday Monday from Brainpickings: Chekhov’s 6 Rules on Writing: https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/10/03/chekhov-6-rules/ Jeanette Winterson’s 10 rules on writing: https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/09/05/jeanette-winterson-10-tips-on-writing/ Elmore Leonard’s killer 10 rules on writing: https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/08/21/elmore-leonard-10-rules-of-writing/ mjanecolette ★★★ STAY IN TOUCH TellMe@mjanecolette.com INSTAGRAM * Twitter * GOODREADS * Facebook * LOVE

How a story begins: “I’m getting to know a character named Florence” #bittersweethalloween #writingtips #beginnings

This week, in the More Than A Guilty Pleasure class, we’ve talked about acts, scenes, and characters and I’d like to share with my class, and with you, how I get to know a character. For me, stories usually start

How a story begins: “I’m getting to know a character named Florence” #bittersweethalloween #writingtips #beginnings

This week, in the More Than A Guilty Pleasure class, we’ve talked about acts, scenes, and characters and I’d like to share with my class, and with you, how I get to know a character. For me, stories usually start

🎃 Release Day! Say hello to BITTERSWEET HALLOWEEN 🎃 + dirty EXCERPT

Happy release day, Bittersweet Halloween! ONE-CLICK NOW This week, in the More Than A Guilty Pleasure class I’m teaching this fall, we’re spending a lot of time talking and thinking in scenes, not chapters. (Chapters, I suggest, are entirely irrelevant.

🎃 Release Day! Say hello to BITTERSWEET HALLOWEEN 🎃 + dirty EXCERPT

Happy release day, Bittersweet Halloween! ONE-CLICK NOW This week, in the More Than A Guilty Pleasure class I’m teaching this fall, we’re spending a lot of time talking and thinking in scenes, not chapters. (Chapters, I suggest, are entirely irrelevant.

Welcome to Week 2 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Acts, Scenes & Characters

Welcome to Week 2 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! This week we will be talking about acts, scenes, characters, and start pondering YOUR IDEA. Get inspired by watching Kurt Vonnegut: WEEK TWO FULL SLIDE DECK + EXTRA MATERIALS FOR

Welcome to Week 2 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Acts, Scenes & Characters

Welcome to Week 2 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! This week we will be talking about acts, scenes, characters, and start pondering YOUR IDEA. Get inspired by watching Kurt Vonnegut: WEEK TWO FULL SLIDE DECK + EXTRA MATERIALS FOR

Welcome to Week 1 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure!

Welcome to Week 1 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! My More Than a Guilty Pleasure class starts today at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre! I’m very excited. If you’re in Calgary, you can still sign up this week: REGISTER HERE

Welcome to Week 1 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure!

Welcome to Week 1 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! My More Than a Guilty Pleasure class starts today at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre! I’m very excited. If you’re in Calgary, you can still sign up this week: REGISTER HERE

When Words Collide 2018: Panel and Workshop Materials Up

Hello, kittens, I’m still recovering from When Words Collide 2018, but I’ve put together the slide decks and extra notes for panel attendees, and you can have a peek at them too if you like. The REAL Diversity Panel When

When Words Collide 2018: Panel and Workshop Materials Up

Hello, kittens, I’m still recovering from When Words Collide 2018, but I’ve put together the slide decks and extra notes for panel attendees, and you can have a peek at them too if you like. The REAL Diversity Panel When

This Friday and Saturday, come celebrate CHRISTMAS IN JULY with me and some other HOT authors

Hey, baby, think it’s too hot outside? (I live in Viking Hell, so the answer is… never… at least, not without a long plane trip.) Regardless of whether you think it’s too hot or too cold, my colleague AMANDA SIEGRIST

This Friday and Saturday, come celebrate CHRISTMAS IN JULY with me and some other HOT authors

Hey, baby, think it’s too hot outside? (I live in Viking Hell, so the answer is… never… at least, not without a long plane trip.) Regardless of whether you think it’s too hot or too cold, my colleague AMANDA SIEGRIST

I hope the rest of your summer is this sultry: Sultry Summer Video Photo Album #sultrysummeryyc

Have you been dying to SEE what happened at Sultry Summer? I know you have, and I’ve been neglectful. Forgive me, kittens. Here is the visual record of SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC, Calgary’s first spectacular romance festival: Want

I hope the rest of your summer is this sultry: Sultry Summer Video Photo Album #sultrysummeryyc

Have you been dying to SEE what happened at Sultry Summer? I know you have, and I’ve been neglectful. Forgive me, kittens. Here is the visual record of SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC, Calgary’s first spectacular romance festival: Want

Happy Canada Day! Did you know that… Canada’s really big?

I’m on Cameron Allie’s blog today, celebrating Canada Day via a Canadian Trivia Scavenger Hunt with some other HOT Canadian authors. Come check out the Hunt–and the hilarious all about Canada video I found for you here: Canada Day Scavenger

Happy Canada Day! Did you know that… Canada’s really big?

I’m on Cameron Allie’s blog today, celebrating Canada Day via a Canadian Trivia Scavenger Hunt with some other HOT Canadian authors. Come check out the Hunt–and the hilarious all about Canada video I found for you here: Canada Day Scavenger

A SULTRY gratitude to the SWEET launch of Calgary’s First Romance Fest! (aka Jane takes 3500 words to say “thank you”) #sultrysummeryyc

It was a sultry, SULTRY, and sweet day. Thank you, everyone, for coming out and celebrating our amazing local heartbreakers and heartmenders. I want to wrap you all up in the warmest embrace of gratitude imaginable—and as you know, I

A SULTRY gratitude to the SWEET launch of Calgary’s First Romance Fest! (aka Jane takes 3500 words to say “thank you”) #sultrysummeryyc

It was a sultry, SULTRY, and sweet day. Thank you, everyone, for coming out and celebrating our amazing local heartbreakers and heartmenders. I want to wrap you all up in the warmest embrace of gratitude imaginable—and as you know, I

TODAY! If you’re in #yyc I want you at Eau Claire noon to 4 pm for Calgary’s first romance novel fest! #sultrysummeryyc

Today, kitten, you’re going to find true love. Probably between the pages of a book, but maybe with a real life cowboy, firefighter or Viscountess. Stranger things have happened. If you’ve in the Calgary area (if you’re in Edmonton or

TODAY! If you’re in #yyc I want you at Eau Claire noon to 4 pm for Calgary’s first romance novel fest! #sultrysummeryyc

Today, kitten, you’re going to find true love. Probably between the pages of a book, but maybe with a real life cowboy, firefighter or Viscountess. Stranger things have happened. If you’ve in the Calgary area (if you’re in Edmonton or