Authors, Fantasy, For Readers, Happy Things, KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, Little Brown, Pictures worth a thousand words, Release Day, Ya, ya books, Young Adult Novels

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!!!

Authors, Big News, Books, Fantasy, For Readers, KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, Little Brown, Publishing, Release Day, Ya, ya books, Young Adult Novels

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!!!!

Authors, Big News, Books, For Readers, Happy Things, Jimmy Patterson Books, KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, Release Day, Young Adult Novels

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

Big News, For Readers, Happy Things, Jimmy Patterson Books, KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, Little Brown, Pictures worth a thousand words

Kingdom of the Wicked book trailer

By earth, blood, and bone I invite thee to watch the KINGDOM OF THE WICKED book trailer! 🌿 I am SO blown away by the magic Josh and the jimmy patterson books team created during a global pandemic. (Josh directed remotely and adhered to social distancing guidelines for the actors + crew.) 🌿 I think… Continue reading Kingdom of the Wicked book trailer

Big News, For Readers, Giveaway, KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, Ya, ya books

Hodder & Stoughton announces a UK pre-order prize draw!

My brilliant team at Hodder & Stoughton have been cooking up some fun things to celebrate the UK launch of KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, and I’m thrilled to share the pre-order prize draw!!! One grand prize winner will receive a 3-month subscription to Pasta Evangelists that includes their mouth-wateringly fresh pasta plus three fabulous recipes.… Continue reading Hodder & Stoughton announces a UK pre-order prize draw!

Big News, For Readers, Happy Things, Jimmy Patterson Books, KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, Little Brown, Pictures worth a thousand words, Ya, ya books, Young Adult Novels

Kingdom of the Wicked sinfully exquisite book trailer

By earth, blood, and bone I invite thee to enter the early access for the smolderingly wicked book trailer Josh (and the JIMMY team) created for KINGDOM OF THE WICKED!!! If you look closely at the graphic, you may spy a certain Prince of Hell emerging from the shadows… (it makes me SO excited to… Continue reading Kingdom of the Wicked sinfully exquisite book trailer

Big News, Book Reviews, For Readers, Happy Things, Jimmy Patterson Books, KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, Little Brown

Kingdom of the Wicked’s first trade review is in!

“An intoxicating, tightly plotted feast for the senses.”—Kirkus The very first trade review for KINGDOM OF THE WICKED is here and I’m THRILLED to share a snippet with you today! For those who've asked about advanced reading copies please read on below:  eARCs are up on Edelweiss if you’d like to request a copy, and… Continue reading Kingdom of the Wicked’s first trade review is in!

Big News, For Readers, Happy Things, Jimmy Patterson Books, KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, Sparkly Things

And the US Pre-order prizes for KINGDOM OF THE WICKED are…

Secrets are always so hard to keep, and this has been especially difficult since we’ve been working on these for MONTHS and months! Without further ado, here are the US preorder prizes! 1 Kingdom of the Wicked enamel pin 1 signed bookplate (designed by me!) 1 pair of oracle cards created by the immensely talented Monolime art!… Continue reading And the US Pre-order prizes for KINGDOM OF THE WICKED are…

Authors, For Readers, For Writers, Jimmy Patterson Books, KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, Little Brown, Sparkly Books, Sparkly Things, Writing, Writing Life, Ya, ya books, Young Adult Novels

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

Authors, Big News, For Readers, Jimmy Patterson Books, KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, Uncategorized

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!