Category Archives: Events

When Words Collide, the 10th Edition, happened last weekend… and I’m off to Europa!

Usually, on this Monday in August, I’d be giving you a rundown of what happened at When Words Collide, Calgary’s amazing reader-writer con–which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year!–but… I’m on a plane for London. Then Warsaw. Let’s catch up

When Words Collide, the 10th Edition, happened last weekend… and I’m off to Europa!

Usually, on this Monday in August, I’d be giving you a rundown of what happened at When Words Collide, Calgary’s amazing reader-writer con–which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year!–but… I’m on a plane for London. Then Warsaw. Let’s catch up

COVER REVEAL: Together We Stand #canadianromance #coverreal #romanceanthology #giveaway

Surprise! Something sultry this way comes. Please join me in celebrating the cover reveal of this collection of romance short stories by Canadian authors, celebrating essential workers. Yes, I’ve got a story in the anthology. I’ll tell you more about

COVER REVEAL: Together We Stand #canadianromance #coverreal #romanceanthology #giveaway

Surprise! Something sultry this way comes. Please join me in celebrating the cover reveal of this collection of romance short stories by Canadian authors, celebrating essential workers. Yes, I’ve got a story in the anthology. I’ll tell you more about

🍒 Seducing the Reader + Writing Erotica: two special online workshops 🍒

As I’m coming to terms with all of my summer conferences being cancelled… I’d like to spend some time with you on Zoom. Yeah? Awesome. I’ve got two workshops in the pipe for June, one on writing erotica and one

🍒 Seducing the Reader + Writing Erotica: two special online workshops 🍒

As I’m coming to terms with all of my summer conferences being cancelled… I’d like to spend some time with you on Zoom. Yeah? Awesome. I’ve got two workshops in the pipe for June, one on writing erotica and one

And now, something completely different: Murder and Mayhem, or, learning while in bed during the apocalypse

Murder & Mayhem is an annual Chicago conference featuring Chicago’s top mystery writers. The 2020 conference was, obviously, cancelled—and the organizers moved at lightening speed to put it all online. So I spent my Saturday in a slightly elevated position

And now, something completely different: Murder and Mayhem, or, learning while in bed during the apocalypse

Murder & Mayhem is an annual Chicago conference featuring Chicago’s top mystery writers. The 2020 conference was, obviously, cancelled—and the organizers moved at lightening speed to put it all online. So I spent my Saturday in a slightly elevated position

The Amazing Angela Ackerman #writingtips #yycevent #yycliterary

My  penultimate act as VP Programs for the Calgary Association of the Romance Writers of America was to introduce and host the amazing Angela Ackerman at our workshop on Tuesday, March 17. Although it was to be a small event

The Amazing Angela Ackerman #writingtips #yycevent #yycliterary

My  penultimate act as VP Programs for the Calgary Association of the Romance Writers of America was to introduce and host the amazing Angela Ackerman at our workshop on Tuesday, March 17. Although it was to be a small event

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form to Tell the Perfect Story Winter 2020 #writingcourse

As I crawl out from between the sheets with another delicious guilty read… I want to, again, I argue vociferously that reading and writing romance and erotica is more than a guilty pleasure. It’s sort of a revolution, really. And, anyone

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form to Tell the Perfect Story Winter 2020 #writingcourse

As I crawl out from between the sheets with another delicious guilty read… I want to, again, I argue vociferously that reading and writing romance and erotica is more than a guilty pleasure. It’s sort of a revolution, really. And, anyone

Let me tell you what your future holds at the Wall of Fire Book Launch & Masquerade Nov 22, 2019 at c-space in yyc #yycliterary #booklaunch #yycevent

So if you follow my Instagram (@mjanecolette), you might have noticed I have a thing for Tarot cards. (I’ve also got a WIP called All In the Cards, the heroine of which is a fake Tarot card reader, but it’s

Let me tell you what your future holds at the Wall of Fire Book Launch & Masquerade Nov 22, 2019 at c-space in yyc #yycliterary #booklaunch #yycevent

So if you follow my Instagram (@mjanecolette), you might have noticed I have a thing for Tarot cards. (I’ve also got a WIP called All In the Cards, the heroine of which is a fake Tarot card reader, but it’s

Gratitude #canadianthanksgiving #thanksgiving #gratitude

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving. (BTW, if you’re writing with me on Mondays–today’s writing prompt is “What are you doing to do with all that fruit?” And I am grateful to be alive. And fed, and housed, and clothed, and secured.

Gratitude #canadianthanksgiving #thanksgiving #gratitude

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving. (BTW, if you’re writing with me on Mondays–today’s writing prompt is “What are you doing to do with all that fruit?” And I am grateful to be alive. And fed, and housed, and clothed, and secured.

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