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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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KINGDOM OF THE WICKED playlist

the countdown to the cover reveal is on (just five days left!!!), so i thought it would be fun share something KINGDOM related to hold you over. before i started writing novels, i wrote music reviews online. singer-songwriters, blues, live bands, big bands, oldies, punk; i adore it all. which means i am SO excited… Continue reading KINGDOM OF THE WICKED playlist

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SURPRISE! KINGDOM OF THE WICKED release date + more!

i LOVE a good surprise and hope you do too because…..SURPRISE!!!! The #1 New York Times bestselling author Kerri Maniscalco introduces her next blockbuster series, a dark, intoxicating tale of a beautiful young witch, a troubled demon, and their epic romance, set against a lush 19th century Italian backdrop. Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria… Continue reading SURPRISE! KINGDOM OF THE WICKED release date + more!

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50% off post-holiday sale! (STALKING JACK THE RIPPER gift sets + CAPTURING THE DEVIL hardcovers)

happy, happy New Year! i am really looking forward to 2020 and all of the incredible things that will be unveiled this year! to start the fun off early, i wanted to share that STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series (hardcover) boxed sets (that come with a signed poster) are currently 50% off at B&N and… Continue reading 50% off post-holiday sale! (STALKING JACK THE RIPPER gift sets + CAPTURING THE DEVIL hardcovers)

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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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STALKING JACK THE RIPPER boxed sets are hitting shelves in one week! preview bonus material here + FAQ

one week from today the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series hardcover boxed sets hit shelves! i’ve gotten a bunch of questions about them and decided to answer them here for you. ALL boxed sets, regardless of where you buy them, come with a signed double-sided poster that was designed exclusively for the boxed sets. (sneak preview… Continue reading STALKING JACK THE RIPPER boxed sets are hitting shelves in one week! preview bonus material here + FAQ

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Spooktacular news! there’s a STALKING JACK THE RIPPER ebook sale TODAY!

i have some fun news for you! STALKING JACK THE RIPPER ebooks are on sale TODAY ONLY! it's US/CA for this sale and if you or someone you know has been wanting to get into the series now that it's complete, this is the perfect time to snag the first book! please do spread the… Continue reading Spooktacular news! there’s a STALKING JACK THE RIPPER ebook sale 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!!!