Rachel Mannino is a passionate writer who creates characters and settings that allow readers to explore power dynamics in relationships, the empowerment of women, and the ethical and moral dilemmas love can create in our lives.
Rachel also uses her writing skills to raise thousands of dollars for entities that enrich our lives and create community change around the world. She has worked for the Peace Corps; the Humanities Council of Washington, DC; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; and the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events in Boston, MA.
Her first novel, Love or Justice, was published by Limitless Press in November, 2015. Her second novel, Fractal, will be published by eTreasures in the fall of 2016. Rachel has a BA in theatre studies and writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College, and she has used it every day since graduation. She lives with her husband, author Christopher Mannino (www.christophermannino.com), and their adorable dog and cat in College Park, Maryland.
Soon, very soon (around July 5th!), they will add a son to their family! So don't be surprised if she disappears for early July!
And Rachel's newest, polished manuscript for #PitchWars will be TIME'S FIREBIRD.
Here's the scoop: Time-traveling anthropologist Fiona Dale is studying a seventh century Pict village when the Vikings show-up a full century early. This was not how her doctoral research was supposed to go. Fiona is taken captive by the handsome and powerful Jarl Vakr. Vakr is a man who knows what he wants, and from the moment he laid eyes on the exotic red-haired beauty, Vakr decided that he would marry her. The only thing that stands in his way is the mysterious woman herself. TIME’S FIREBIRD is a 60,000 word time-traveling historical romance, the first in a series of time-traveling romance novels.
If you like Doctor Who
And a hot Viking romance...
TIME'S FIREBIRD is the project for you!
UPDATE: A NEW MEMBER OF THE FAMILY
On July 3rd, after 22 hours of hard labor, Gavin Henry Mannino was born! Thank you all for your warm wishes and felicitations. Obligatory adorable photos below. Enjoy!
I write about power dynamics in relationships, the empowerment of women, and the ethical and moral dilemmas love can create in our lives. This is a space where I meditate on those themes and share them with the word. Who knows, my next novel may start right here...