April 29, 2021

Hello all! We are T-minus eleven days until the official release of The Devil Inside, but the even better news is, backer copies have started to arrive! I’ve received about four notes from friends and family letting me know the book arrived safe and sound.

Of course, I’m still waiting for MY copies to arrive--ha! But that’s okay. It is far more important to me that all of my backers get theirs first.

If you ordered an e-book copy, check your email (and your spam folder) to make sure you get your download link. If you ordered a paperback and don’t see it in the next week or so, check with Inkshares customer service to figure out what’s what (Hello@Inkshares.com).

I’m so glad you’ll all finally get a look at Devil. I hope it was worth the wait -- and, of course, please, please leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads once you’re done!



I am beyond excited to let you know that your copy of The Devil Inside is coming soon! The official release date is May 11, 2021!

Back in the fall of 2017, you were kind enough to pre-order a copy as part of my funding effort to get the book published. It was supposed to release last year, but—as with many things—the pandemic delayed it.

I am grateful and appreciative of your support (and your patience) while the book waited in the queue for its turn with the editor and proofreader.

Right now, it is with the printer, and it should take about two weeks to print the hard copies. From there it will ship to the fulfillment center and then it will be on its way to you! If you ordered a paperback, you will also get a free e-book copy as well. The link for that will arrive in your email when it is ready for download. If you don’t see it, be sure to check your spam folder!

But I want to make sure you get your copy after all this time, so this next part is important: If you ordered a paperback and have moved to a new home since September 2017, you will need to make sure Inkshares has your shipping address and email. Otherwise, they will send your book to the wrong place.

If you have any trouble with that, contact Inkshares customer service at and they’ll be able to help you out.

Thank you again for all of your support. I’m looking forward to all of you getting your copies, and I hope you enjoy the story (and when you’re done, I would love to have you leave a review on Amazon or GoodReads!).

Take care,


PS. And if you also see this message via my author newsletter, I apologize for the double message. There are, however, a few people on the Inkshares platform that have not subscribed to my mailing list and I don’t want to accidentally overlook anyone!

Feb. 19, 2020

Hello everyone! I know it has been a long time since I’ve updated through Inkshares while The Devil Inside was waiting to enter production -- but I have great news! I received word on Valentine’s Day that The Devil Inside has been assigned an editor and is officially moving into production. I don’t have a specific release date yet but it will be sometime this summer (I’m guessing August).

For all of you who were so awesome during my funding period and pre-ordered a copy, that means the wait is almost over. As we get closer to the release date, I’ll get in touch with each of you to remind you what you ordered (and when) so that you know what to expect when the book releases. (And if you haven’t ordered yet, now’s a great time to get your pre-order in and be one of the first to get a copy!)

I will be sending other updates as production progresses but will likely send them via my e-newsletter because I have a number of contacts outside the Inkshares platform as well and I want to streamline my messages. If you would like to be on that mailing list -- and I promise, I don’t spam! -- please go to my website: www.susankhamilton.com and fill out the form. Once I get that notification, I’ll add you!

Thanks again for your patience. I can’t wait for all of you to have your official copy of Devil to finally read!



January 2019

Good morning everyone (and for those of you following Shadow King as well, I apologize for the repeat). Just a quick update on a couple of things:

eNewsletter: I have finally managed to get an email attached to my web domain (susankhamilton.com), and now that I have a much larger mailing list, I’m going to be using a list service to help manage it more effectively. That also means that those of you following both titles will no longer get two identical updates from me.

So that means updates will start coming from susan@susankhamilton.com -- please be sure you add that address to your spam filter so you don’t miss any news!

I’m working on my January update now, and will be sending that later this morning! And I have an update on Devil, so be sure to check that out!

Arisia 2019: I will be attending the Arisia Convention at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. I’ll be volunteering at and selling Shadow King from the Broad Universe table in the vendor room -- I’ll let you know exact days and times I’ll be there as soon as have them. If you’ll be at Arisia please stop by and say hello!



August 2018

Hello everyone -- apologies for the recent radio silence on "The Devil Inside." It is still in the pre-production queue, but with "Shadow King" ramping up for its October 2 launch, I’ve really been focusing my attention there.

I have learned from Inkshares that there are about 8 books, give or take, ahead of Devil in the line for the editor. That means official production won’t kick off until sometime in 2019, which is what I had anticipated.

I know many of you also follow my adventures with "Shadow King" but there are several who joined this intrepid band after the Shadow King funding adventure wrapped up. I’d like to invite those who aren’t as familiar with it to stop over at the Shadow King page and check it out (and if you purchased a copy, that would also be amazing!). 

I’ll send another Devil update when I have some news to share on production status -- thank you all so much for being so patient while the production process unfolds!


June 26, 2018

Good afternoon!

I know I’ve been a bit silent on the status of "The Devil Inside" (formerly "The Devil You Don’t"), but it is still waiting patiently in the queue for its turn with the Inkshares editor.

My other Inkshares book, "Shadow King," is currently with the typesetter/design team and we’re still looking at an early October release for that. If you’ve been following "Devil" but haven’t taken a look at "Shadow King" please do check it out. (and in case the link is wonky: just google Inkshares Shadow King and you’ll find it!)

Will update you all soon with more information on "The Devil Inside!"

As always, thanks for sticking with me on this wild ride -- I’m looking forward to sharing more concrete production dates in the upcoming months.


June 2018

Hello "Devil Inside" friends!

It has been a while since I last updated, so I wanted to just send a quick note out. "The Devil Inside" is still in the pre-production queue with Inkshares, waiting for its turn with the editor.

Many of you are also following my adventures with my other Inkshares title, "Shadow King." That novel officially kicked off production in June, and we are targeting an October release (which means those who pre-ordered SHOULD be getting their copies in September).

As we get closer to that date, I’ll inquire with Inkshares to see if I can get an idea of how many books are ahead of Devil so I can get you a more concrete update.

As always, both books are available for pre-order so if you have NOT ordered your copy yet, no time like the present! :-)

Have an excellent June and I’ll be in touch soon.


March 26

Hello everyone!

Today I’m really excited to share two things with you: the new title of "The Devil You Don’t" and the cover art, done by the wonderful and talented Charlene Maguire!

The new title is "The Devil Inside." Not a tremendous change, but it more accurately hits on a recurring theme throughout the book. And the cover is...

Charlene was kind enough to give me an image designed to look like a real, honest-to-goodness book and I got all giddy over it.

We’ve still got a ways to go in the queue for the editor, but as new developments or milestones come up, I’ll let you know.



Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

I wanted to send a quick update on "Devil You Don’t" to everyone, and the first bit of good news is that I just turned the manuscript and all the paperwork in this morning! 


So, Inkshare has it all now and "Devil" will take its place in the Quill production queue and wait for its turn with the editor. For those of you who have been with me on the Shadow King journey, this will be familiar territory. For those of you just joining us with Devil, get comfortable: the pre-production and production processes do not happen overnight (as much as I wish they did).

Coming Soon: official cover art and -- gasp! -- a new title! That’s right, there’s going to be a bit of a title change, but I really think it is a better representation of some of the themes in the book. When the cover is ready, I’ll share with all of you and then get my Inkshares page updated.

Other bits and pieces... And I did find out a couple other things from Inkshares. First, they are going to be discontinuing their Quill imprint. But don’t worry, both Shadow King and Devil You Don’t are in the queue and WILL be published. However, any book currently in funding will need to make the Quill threshold before the end of February to be added to the Quill production queue. Inkshares feels they have learned a lot from this imprint but are surfacing new and different ways to surface books that readers are interested in.

The second thing is that they will not be continuing with the signed copies for those who ordered printed copies during my funding period. To get the books signed they would either need to ship them to me and then have me ship them back (that’s two trips cross country) or fly me to the West Coast and back again. Both options have proven to be too costly to make good business sense. I’m going to try to figure out an alternative for signatures, but haven’t quite gotten beyond the brainstorming point yet. I’ll keep you posted on that as well. However, if not getting a signature in your book is a complete deal breaker, contact Inkshares customer service and they’ll help you out.

That’s about it for this update. Again, thank you for your support -- please do keep sharing the link for Devil You Don’t (https://www.inkshares.com/books/the-devil-you-don-t) -- Just because funding is over, doesn’t mean I’m not keen to get new readers! :-)

All the best,

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