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Susan K. Hamilton began her writing journey in earnest during her freshman year at the University of Massachusetts, when an assignment from her English professor prompted her to write her first manuscript -- which went on to become her first novel, "Darkstar Rising" (Xlibris, 2003).

Her new novel, "Shadow King," is releasing from Inkshares on 10/2/18. A dark urban fantasy, Shadow King was a Top 10 Finalist in the 2016 Launchpad Manuscript Competition

The following year she entered another manuscript, "The Devil You Don't" into Launchpad 2017, landing on the Top 25 Finalists list. This novel will be published by Inkshares in 2019 (date TBD) under the name "The Devil Inside."

Susan resides outside of Boston with her husband and cat, and is curr
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Susan K. Hamilton Just write. Find even 15 minutes a day and just write (I know, it can be hard to do). And don't worry if it isn't perfect. First drafts and ideas are…moreJust write. Find even 15 minutes a day and just write (I know, it can be hard to do). And don't worry if it isn't perfect. First drafts and ideas are supposed to be messy, lumpy, full of holes -- and when you read them over, it is okay to ask yourself, "What the (bleep) was I thinking when I wrote THAT?"

The most important thing is to get the idea out of your head. You can polish and fix later -- that's what editing is for. I like to describe my early drafts as my "pinata drafts." When I'm done, it is going to look goofy, but if I hit it long enough and hard enough with a big stick, then something great will come out of it.(less)
Susan K. Hamilton Right now, I'm just starting work on the follow up to my upcoming novel, "Shadow King." The working title right now is "Shadow Storm." I'm only about…moreRight now, I'm just starting work on the follow up to my upcoming novel, "Shadow King." The working title right now is "Shadow Storm." I'm only about 3K words into it, so we're really just at the beginning stages!(less)
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Another solid offering from Harrison, and the more I read the more I adore her work. The world building is amazing, and the characters are all unique -- each having clear personalities and strengths (and plenty of issues). They feel real regardless o ...more
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Sarah Maas has put out quite a few books. Sometimes it is hard to keep up, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book which follows different characters from her first series. I loved the world building in this one -- while there are many familiar flavors fo ...more
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