Kerri Maniscalco 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, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life’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: 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.