Grants writer at Peace Corps HQ writes bodice ripper


Rachel Mannino is a new novelist and at the Peace Corps she is also Grants Writer in the Office of Gift and Grants Management. (And you thought writing grants had nothing to do with fiction. Ha!)

This what they have this to say about Rachel:

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 spring of 2016. Rachel has a BA in theatre studies and writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College.

One reader writes about the book:

This was a sexy, thrilling read and I couldn’t put it down. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a sexy, and tough alpha FBI male that’s broody and hot, and a thrill ride with sexiness and a book that will leave you wanting more.

Yes, we have our own E.L. James at Peace Corps Headquarters.


Love or Justice
Rachel Mannino (DC staff)
Limitless Publishing
408 pages
$16.99 (paperback), $3.99 (Kindle)


The book will be on sale for $.99 for the Kindle version from April 30 to May 7 especially for RPCV and PCV readers.


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  • John,

    One book was published in November of 2015 and another coming out this Spring, She obviously read your book “How to write a novel in 100 days.” I wonder if she was inspired by “power dynamics in relationships” at PCHDQ?

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