Kerri Maniscalco is the author of the bestselling novels Stalking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula. She grew up in a semi-haunted house outside New York City, where her fascination with gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life's finer points with her cats.