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your KINGDOM OF THE WICKED preorder questions (mostly) answered!

hello, friends! first, i want to say OMG…you’re all so incredible for the early excitement over KINGDOM. THANK YOU!!! my publisher and i are *definitely* working on preorder prizes for Kingdom of the Wicked, and things have been very busy behind the scenes for the last few months. unfortunately, i can’t share what the prizes… Continue reading your KINGDOM OF THE WICKED preorder questions (mostly) answered!

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Newsletter sign-ups are here!

holy bucketfuls of AWESOMENESS. i received an overwhelmingggggggggggg amount of enthusiasm when i asked if you would be interested in a newsletter, and i'm so pleased to announce that you can now sign up for one! if there's something you'd love to know about writing, or publishing (or anything in general!), please feel free to… Continue reading Newsletter sign-ups are here!

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Second drafts, behind-the-scenes, and how to know which facts to keep or cut

i turned this beauty in yesterday!! revisions are my favorite part of the process; they’re where i go in and fine-tune details, check historical accuracy, and decide what to keep or cut away in order to streamline the concept. (in this case, the murder mystery!) one question i’m often asked by aspiring writers at book… Continue reading Second drafts, behind-the-scenes, and how to know which facts to keep or cut

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KINGDOM OF THE WICKED cover reveal + exclusive look at the first chapter!

THE COVER IS HERE!!! "Witches and demons roam 19th-century Italy in Kingdom of the Wicked, an enthralling new series from Kerri Maniscalco. The YA saga marks the bestselling author’s first foray into the fantasy genre, as she’s known for her historical Stalking Jack the Ripper series. But Maniscalco’s talent for weaving haunting mysteries and smoldering… Continue reading KINGDOM OF THE WICKED cover reveal + exclusive look at the first chapter!

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CAPTURING THE DEVIL is a GoodReads Choice Award Nominee in the Semifinal round!

holy motherload of amazing things to stumble across, you all wrote in votes for CAPTURING THE DEVIL for this year's GoodReads Choice Awards!!! i'm honestly over here, trying not to tear up because it was such an awesome and unexpected surprise! if you'd like to vote again and send it to the finals, here's a… Continue reading CAPTURING THE DEVIL is a GoodReads Choice Award Nominee in the Semifinal round!

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STALKING JACK THE RIPPER hardcover boxed sets + signed posters hit shelves TODAY!

today's the day! if you've been patiently waiting for the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series hardcover gift sets, the wait is over! two quick reminders about the gift sets: ALL gift sets, no matter where you purchase them, include a signed, double-sided poster. the front is of the main characters, and the back is a… Continue reading STALKING JACK THE RIPPER hardcover boxed sets + signed posters hit shelves TODAY!

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CAPTURING THE DEVIL is a NYT and USA Today Bestseller!!!

i am still over the moon that i get to share that CAPTURING THE DEVIL is both a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. (!!!!!!!!!!!) cheers to a cane-carrying, scalpel-wielding goth girl in STEM hitting these lists!!!! thank you, thank you, thank you for your love and support. beyond life, beyond death, my love… Continue reading CAPTURING THE DEVIL is a NYT and USA Today Bestseller!!!

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The secret is out! KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, the first book in my new series, is hitting shelves next fall!

I’ve been keeping this secret all year, and now that the publisher's marketplace announcement has finally arrived, I’m SO NERVOUS. But also (almost) beyond comprehension-level excited and hope you are, too! KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, the first book in my new series, is a YA historical fantasy  that’s really a murder mystery at heart. I… Continue reading The secret is out! KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, the first book in my new series, is hitting shelves next fall!

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CAPTURING THE DEVIL preorder prizes are here!!! (plus FAQ about them!)

it's been SO hard keeping both of these prizes a secret for so long, and i am so happy the wait is finally over!!! please read through this post carefully for answers to ALL of your burning preorder questions! xoxo the US preorder prizes are: An alternate cover/dust jacket for CAPTURING THE DEVIL. this cover features… Continue reading CAPTURING THE DEVIL preorder prizes are here!!! (plus FAQ about them!)

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BECOMING THE DARK PRINCE release day and STALKING JACK THE RIPPER Amazon Prime Day deal!

i am so, so, SO excited that BECOMING THE DARK PRINCE, the Thomas Cresswell novella, is in the world today!!!! i've gotten tagged in so many comments and posts across social media, and i am thrilled beyond words that you're enjoying this look inside Thomas's head. i hope it helps to ease the wait until… Continue reading BECOMING THE DARK PRINCE release day and STALKING JACK THE RIPPER Amazon Prime Day deal!