OF BLOOD AND SHADOW has sold to JIMMY Patterson Books/Little, Brown! Here’s the description from Publisher’s Weekly:
Jenny Bak at Jimmy Patterson Books has bought a YA novel called Of Blood and Shadow by Kerri Maniscalco. The debut gothic thriller, inspired by the Ripper murders, is about a Victorian-era lord’s daughter who defies society expectations by secretly apprenticing as a forensics examiner, and soon finds herself embroiled in the investigation of a serial killer who is stalking London’s East End. The book is scheduled for fall 2016; Barbara Poelle at Irene Goodman Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights. Foreign Rights: Heather Shapiro, Baror International.
WIP: It’s a YA Historical Fantasy with a thriller bent. It’s based on true events and folklore, and maybe even a familiar fairytale retold in an unfamiliar way. Like my other novels, it’s pretty dark and gruesome in places, and my MC is a kick-butt kind of girl. I’d like to say more, but am going to keep quiet on it for now. I will say that there’s been A LOT of research that’s gone into the pre-writing phase, but I’m having an absolute blast with drafting it now. I’m shooting to have it written, revised, and critiqued and handed in to my agent by winter 2015.