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Passionate Inkers,
As you read this, I’m finally taking a much-needed vacation. That got me thinking about writing while stressed.
Let's admit it, there's a lot going on in our lives. How do you handle the day-to-day world and your writing career? We asked that question to some of our members and got some heart felt answers. (See below for their replies)
One thing that shouldn’t cause you stress, is the Passionate Plume Contest entry window. We are accepting entries through March 31! Please visit the Passionate Ink website to enter. For a full set of rules and information on the contest, CLICK HERE
Keep reading for tips from our members on how to handle stress and also check out Passionate Ink’s workshops and member announcements below.  

President, Passionate Ink

Here are the members of your 2022 board with their emails in case you would like to contact us:

President: Ashley Bostock,
Vice President: Jordyn Kross,
Marketing Liaison: Calia Wilde,
Secretary: Raisa Greywood,
Treasurer: Mira Noire,
Workshop Director:
Webmistress/Admin: Jennifer Dodds,
Membership Engagement: Ryan Osborn

Don’t hide your best!
Enter the Passionate Plume Contest 2022

The Passionate Plume 2022 is open for entries!
Entries accepted: February 14th through March 31, 2022. For more information visit:

Passionate Ink Happy Hour

Get involved, get advice, and get connected with your fellow Inkers at April's Happy Hour on 4/8 at 7PM Central. Consult the PI Members' Forum for the Zoom link. 

Monthly Milestones

  • HAVE GOOD NEWS TO SHARE? Did you hit a publishing milestone? Place in a contest? Share your writing news with us! Email to be featured in our next newsletter.

How writers cope with stress

We recently asked our members to give us their insights into how they deal with stress.

  • Music

    “I listen to music. I have learned long ago that music is magick. It has the power to shift your mood.”

    “There's a masterclass with James Patterson where he says you should "SING every morning" because writing should be infused with the joy of creation. Singing helped him trigger that joy. ”

    “I create playlists for each book I write. When I'm stressed I put on my headset and start the playlist for my WIP. By the second song I'm focused on the story and can write. I'll also say that my playlists are about 2 hours long so when I reach the end, I know it's time to get up, stretch and do another chore before I return to writing. ”

  • Community/support network

    “Writing community - just having author friends who can listen to your issues and commiserate helps a lot. ”

    “Text my critique partner random observations and homicidal threats”

  • Find purpose

    “The book that I wrote after Dad died was going nowhere until I realized I needed to ADD purpose to it. That's how Thrive was born. Grief affects us all, and it isn't something that has a great timeline to follow. Learning to thrive despite grief helps.”

  • Get Active

    “If that means taking a walk, take a walk. Take that shower to get your creativity moving. Talk to yourself. Talk to others.”

  • Meditate

    “Do a meditation with Balance before I start.”

  • De-clutter

    “[I] Clear my workspace”

  • Pomodoro Technique

    “[I] Set a timer and only work for that long.”

  • Reduce distractions

    “Use Brain FM to block out the world”

Follow our social media for more tidbits like this. Find the links at:

Members get a discount for the March workshop:
The online forum will be available between 3/1 and 3/30. See the Forum calendar for details. 

Pinterest for Authors March 1-30 Online forum class. See Forum calendar for details. $20 for member, $30 for non members.
There is a small fee for this workshop. The non-member price is $30, member price is $20, Visit our Forum for the workshop link.  

Coming in April!

This will give you something to Tweet about. 

Mark your calendar for this APRIL workshop!
Not a Member yet? Join NOW for only $45 and you'll get great content like this and discounts on workshops!

Open to non-members in April!

Watch the Passionate Ink Blog for this must-see workshop. You won’t want to miss it.
Not a Member yet? Join NOW for only $45 and you'll get great content like this and discounts on workshops!

The spotlight is on you! 

New to Passionate Ink? It is time to introduce yourself. Just answer a few questions and we'll do the rest. Our interview form makes the process easy. Your interview will be featured in future newsletters. We love learning about you and your work, whether you are a prolific and published writer or just starting out. Click the red button to get started.

Thank you to all who have sent profiles—they will appear here over the next few months. 
Interview Form

Member New & Upcoming Releases

Congratulations to the following Passionate Ink authors on their new releases!

The Unknown: Seeking Earth

An AMR Anthology with Calia Wilde and other authors

Release Date: March 24, 2022

Mason's Story CoverEight different authors as they delve into the unknown sides of science and darkness.

Brian McCord - Destination: Planet Earth
Calia Wilde - Fatal Offerings
T. Elizabeth Guthrie - Saving The Mother Planet
Prometheus Susan - We Choose Her
Nathalie ML Römer - Fade To Black
Margy Millit - Sorix (Cyborg Guardians Book 1)
Aeryn Zaera - Moons of Ves’Oni Book 3.5
S.M. Revolinski - Adrift Among The Stars


The Redemption book cover


Passionate Ink members, want to see your new release here?

We need your title, release date, cover image (300 x 450 pixels, .JPG), a description of up to 175 words, and your author website URL.



War's Peace  

by Raisa Greywood

Release Date: March 3, 2022

Mason's Story CoverKendra Hall is a fixer. As far as Mark Luciano is concerned, nothing in his life needs fixing—not him, and certainly not his business.

As part owner of Club Apocalypse, a resort catering to those who share certain proclivities, he’s perfectly happy with the small, select clientele they’ve curated. He doesn’t need some fancy suit telling him how to run his business—even if the advice is coming from the most stunning woman he’s ever seen. Worse, she’s right more than she’s wrong.

When he discovers that behind closed doors Kendra enjoys taking orders rather than giving them, their relationship takes a turn he never expected.

But trouble is coming for Club Apocalypse. If Mark can’t learn that sometimes even the Master must bend, he risks losing everything he’s worked to build.


Grim's Little Reaper  

by Raisa Greywood

Release Date: February 28, 2022

Mason's Story CoverCan the right Daddy make a stubborn desert flower blossom?

Landscape architect Jolene Miller is on a mission and nothing is going to stop her. Hired to restore the landscaping surrounding the vintage Route 66 motel where she met and married her late husband, she's determined to have everything her way - no matter how many times her employers threaten to fire her.

When retired Navy captain Zach Stratton is called in to assist with a 'brat problem,' he jumps at the chance to see his old friends. It doesn't hurt that the brat in question is gorgeous, stubborn, and exactly what he never knew he needed. All he has to do is convince her to take a chance on them both.


Hollow Bones: An Undead Mercenaries Novella  

by Calia Wilde

Release Date: February 24, 2022

Mason's Story CoverThe afterlife is recruiting.

I was the ultimate NCO, the poisoned tip of the spear, first in battle and last out. My name struck fear and shock in its wake. Casca Longinus of Cappadocia. No matter what was thrown at me, no matter what ate at my gut every night, I survive another year. If I made it my full two thousand years, I might be rewarded with ignominy and eternal rest— or not.

Now a new recruit lands in my lap just before the big battle, and that's a problem. Mainly because her undead battle form is the stuff of nightmares. Specifically, MY nightmares.


Mason's Story  

by David Camily

Release Date: February 1, 2022

Mason's Story CoverMason Dale, is a hard-working farmer, who has had a rough time since the death of his husband. With the death of his father, Ethan Dale, Mason has come home to take over the family farm, his cubs Noah Easton and Ian Richards in tow.

Noah and Ian think two years is long enough for Mason to be without a primary and they start scheming with their friend Luke to hook Mason up with Luke’s Daddy Caleb Olivera, a multi-million dollar, business tycoon, and there is an instant powerful attraction.

As Mason and Caleb start dancing around their mutual attraction, a rash mistake and a near tragedy lead each of them to learn the true meaning of love and friendship.

Don’t forget to check out David’s bonus short story available exclusively through the link below.

For more information: CLICK HERE


We'd Like to Help

Readers, are you looking for your next favorite author?

Authors, are you looking to connect with more readers?

Please visit the Passionate Ink Resources page for:
Partner Author Organizations
Writing Organizations
Print Publishers
and Other Romance-friendly Sites

Most of these sites are free to readers, however some do charge the authors.  To learn more about these different venues go to our blog located here.

Do you know of other beneficial sites for authors?  Let us know at:

Member Resources

PI is only as strong as its members, so please make the most of your Chapter. Here are a few ways to get involved.

Network with published authors in your genre

Take advantage of a special PI, members-only benefit and join us on the Passionate Ink Forum. Share your news, meet with the movers and shakers of the genre, pitch your work directly to editors and agents, view special chats with experts in the field, and help us keep our community vibrant. 

Join our Facebook group

Join PI's members-only Facebook group, Passionate Inkers. Hang out and chat with us, share your successes, frustrations, tips, and tricks, and get to know your chapter!

Volunteer for our chapter!

There are several ways to volunteer, whether assisting with the Passionate Plume contest or helping us out with other initiatives including our conference. Please email to learn how you can help.

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