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Kingdom of the Wicked is a NYT and USA Today bestseller!!!

Thank you a million times over, dear reader. Thank you for being so excited, for preordering, for purchasing KINGDOM OF THE WICKED the first week in stores, and for continuing to excitedly share pictures online and telling all of your friends. Positive word of mouth, especially during the global pandemic, is SO helpful.  Cheers to… Continue reading Kingdom of the Wicked is a NYT and USA Today bestseller!!!

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KINGDOM OF THE WICKED is now OUT!!!!

Happy birthday, little book. It’s been a wildly strange year full of ups and downs and stress and joy and every emotion in between, but we made it to publication day!!! I started an early draft of this story back in 2015 and put it on hold when the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series sold,… Continue reading KINGDOM OF THE WICKED is now OUT!!!!

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Which of the Seven Demon Houses do you belong to? KINGDOM OF THE WICKED game!

The JIMMY team has been working on so many fun things behind the scenes, and I'm THRILLED to share one of my favorites with you today! I always have so much fun taking book-themed quizzes, and now there's one for KINGDOM! Which of the Seven Demon Houses do you belong to?? https://www.riddle.com/showcase/272007/personality-test To help ease… Continue reading Which of the Seven Demon Houses do you belong to? KINGDOM OF THE WICKED game!

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KINGDOM OF THE WICKED Virtual Launch Event with Special Guest Stephanie Garber

https://www.rjjulia.com/event/virtual-kerri-maniscalco-kingdom-wicked-conversation-stephanie-garber-book-launch By Earth, blood and bone, you are cordially invited to attend the KINGDOM OF THE WICKED virtual launch event! My dear friend Stephanie Garber and I will be chatting about our books and our writing and drafting process, what it was like brainstorming together, plus we’ll be answering audience questions and there may even be… Continue reading KINGDOM OF THE WICKED Virtual Launch Event with Special Guest Stephanie Garber

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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!