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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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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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Signed copies of the entire STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series are available now!

last night i had my very first Talk Shop Live virtual book launch/Q&A and it was a blast! thank you so, so much for your amazing questions and for your excitement and for joining me on this incredible journey. if you missed the event live, no worries! you can still access the Q&A for 30… Continue reading Signed copies of the entire STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series are available now!

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the CAPTURING THE DEVIL official book trailer is here!

Come one, come all to the Chicago World’s Fair... if you dare.  Thank you to Josh at JIMMY Patterson Books for making this super fun and dark book trailer for CAPTURING THE DEVIL! ONE MONTH Y’ALL!!!! #CTDTrailer    Friendly reminder that there is now ~less than~ one month left to snag your CTD prizes. Please… Continue reading the CAPTURING THE DEVIL official book trailer is here!

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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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CAPTURING THE DEVIL cover + full chapter reveal on EW!

The end is near. 9/10/19 • Entertainment Weekly revealed the cover *and* an entire chapter of CAPTURING THE DEVIL yesterday! please head over there to read the sample, i'm so, so excited for you to have a first look at the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series conclusion! • spy any fun details??? 🐉 💍 •… Continue reading CAPTURING THE DEVIL cover + full chapter reveal on EW!

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CAPTURING THE DEVIL cover news!

Monday, 4/29/19, the wait is finally over.  But that's not all the fun news! An entire chapter will also be shared along with the cover. Are you ready?!?!? Any final color guesses??? CAPTURING THE DEVIL links: Amazon Barnes & Noble GoodReads IndieBound

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STALKING JACK THE RIPPER and HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA B&N #BookHaul sale!

hello, friends! i found out today that both the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER and HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA paperbacks are part of Barnes & Noble's 50% off Book Haul! the sale starts now and is running through the weekend, or while supplies last. if you've been wanting to snag a copy of HPD with the bonus… Continue reading STALKING JACK THE RIPPER and HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA B&N #BookHaul sale!