Photo by Robert Burleson

Kerri Maniscalcoย grew up in a small town just outside of New York City where her love of the arts was fostered from an early age. When she was sixteen she joined the circus, by eighteen she time traveled, and by twenty-three she was reigning over loyal subjects on Mars. In her spare time she reads every YA book she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food for her family,ย and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing lifeโ€™s finer points with her cats. She may or may not have made some of these things up.


OF BLOOD AND SHADOW, her debut YA gothic thriller, is coming fall 2016 from JIMMY Patterson Books/Little, Brown.

Her writing is represented by Barbara Poelle of the Irene Goodman Literary Agency who encourages all of her tall tales.

Favorite non-writing things:ย I believe tomatoes, avocados, vinyl records, handwritten letters, and my 1950s Smith-Corona typewriter are the best things on the planet. EVER. My favorite quote of all time is: “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club” by Jack London.

Don’t be a stranger, I love meeting fellow writers/readers/friends, and even the occasional internet lurker.



10 thoughts on “Bio

  1. Hello twitter friend. I’m loving your blog. I am a fellow writer who understands everything involved from marketing the manuscript to willing publishers to marketing the finished product once it is finally published. It’s a lot of work, but well worth every effort. I have a wordpress blog as well. I also have a blogspot blog which has articles about deeper issues. And, then, I also have a website. Some many places to write, and sometimes so little time.

    1. Hello twitter friend! I’m so glad you stopped by the blog. You are one busy writer with the wordpress, blogspot AND website.

      It’s definitely an exercise in multi-tasking/sanity keeping up with social media/marketing/life oh-and of course writing/re-writing/editing and reading. Phew I’m exhausted just listing it all out :)

      Keep up the amazing work and let me know if you’d be interested in doing a guest post. I’m always looking for writers who would like to share how they manage it all.

  2. Kerri, I’m over here getting links for your QT interview on my blog. Seriously, lady, you are one of my favorite people, do you know that? You’ve helped so many other writers with your amazingly inspirational blog! Oooh, that’s totally going in my introduction of your interview. HEE.

  3. Hey Kerri, a friend of mine shared a link toy your blog which I LOVE! I am a total quote queen and love reading all the notes and pics you have shared, they are so wonderful :) Also loving the book suggestions, which I’ll be sure to check out – always need to have a list going. Look forward to reading more and dropping by again soon :-D

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