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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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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!