A graduate of Toronto’s York University with an Honours BA degree, majoring in Creative Writing, Collette Yvonne writes both fiction and non-fiction. Her short stories appear in several anthologies, including From the Cottage Porch (Sunshine in a Jar Press) and Wild Words 2010 (WCDR and Piquant Press). Her first novel, The Queen of Cups, was released in August 2006 by Panic House. Since its publication, The Queen of Cups was a Finalist in ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year 2006 contest in the Humor category.
Collette’s publication credits include numerous articles in national Canadian publications, plus over 150 articles, reviews, and interviews in Ontario newspapers. One of Collette’s short stories was made into a short film by Canadian Film Director Teresa Hannigan film, Snapshots for Henry, received a 2007 Genie nomination for Best Live Action Short Drama.
Collette occasionally offers writing workshops on a variety of topics, and is available for manuscript critiquing and editing services. Collette spoke at the Ontario Writers’ Conference 2010. Her latest novel The Perils of Pauline was published in January 2015 by Astor + Blue. Collette is currently working on the sequel to The Perils of Pauline: MORE Perils to come!
Collette is represented by the incomparable Stephany Evans of Fine Print Literary Management.