The Reading Room

THE READING ROOM is an amazing new radio program that has been designed to help give people a chance to experience the imagination-based entertainment of America’s Radio Days with online book readings that are set to music.

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Move over Garrison Keillor!

Move over, Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion’s got competition.  THE READING ROOM is a new entertainment app similar to Audible that wants to bring old school radio entertainment back to the masses.  The READING ROOM is a global book community created for the purpose of expanding the imagination and giving book lovers a chance to hear their favorite new books being read by professional voice talent in a serial format.  Listeners will be able to tune in each week to listen to a few chapters of the featured book. 

What sets apart THE READING ROOM app from traditional online radio shows is that listeners can stick around and discuss the chapters with each other and continue to engage other members of the community.   

“We wanted something that people could take to the salon, on road trips, or even listen to as regularly before going to bed,” says spokesperson Dulce Lopez.  “Launching before the holidays gives people a chance to tune-in while in the car as they drive and maybe have a  touch of Christmas Story nostalgia from long ago when everyone sat around the radio listening to serials.”

Feature Authors

Author Kenneth Weene

A New Englander by birth and disposition and trained as a psychologist and minister, Ken Weene has worked as an educator and psychotherapist.   Besides writing, Ken’s earlier interests included whitewater rafting, travel, and playing paintball.  Read More 

Author Mark Wallace McGuire

Mark Wallace Maguire is a Kindle best-selling author of several books, including the highly-praised Alexandria Rising Chronicles. He is a 2017 Independent Author of the Year Finalist and a 2017 Georgia Author of The Year nominee. He is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers at home and abroad.  Read More

Author David Ruggerio

Oh yes, my friends, at one point in my life, I was a much-celebrated celebrity chef. I honed my culinary skills in France at several of the country’s leading restaurants. Among them, the Hotel Negresco with Jacques Maximin;  Read More

Upcoming Events

The Book Fest 2020

The Virtual Book Fest

October 24th  

Join in the quest for new stories at your soon-to-be favorite book festival. Black Chateau Enterprise and Books That Make You bring you The BookFest

With events showcasing prominent authors, literary luminaries, journalists, speakers, thought leaders, and publishing professionals, you don’t want to miss a thing.

Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, 5-time Bram Stoker Award-winner, and comic book writer. His vampire apocalypse book series, V-WARS, was a Netflix original series. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, and action; for adults, teens, and middle grade.  Read More.

Raye Mitchell Esq

Helping our produce, protect, and tell your story to the masses.™  Boss Girl Dr. Raye Mitchell is an entertainment lawyer, executive producer, writer, and the Host of The Mouthologist® Podcast and the author of Invisible No MoreHow Women of Color Master Persuasion When They Go Low, We Go HighHow Woman Negotiate from Position of Strength, and author of the forward to  Read More.

Ora Nadrich

Ora Nadrich is founder and president of the Institute for Transformational Thinking and author of Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity, named in the 100 Best Mindfulness Books of All Time by BookAuthority. She is a certified life coach and Mindfulness teacher, specializing in transformational thinking, self-discovery and mentoring new coaches as they develop their careers.  Read More.

Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo has developed a prolific career in the entertainment industry with a hard-earned and atypical road to success. From years of imprisonment to helping troubled youth battle drug addictions, from acting to producing, and now on to restaurant ventures, Trejo’s name, face, and achievements are well recognized in Hollywood and beyond.  Read More

Sara Winokur

Sara Winokur is a geneticistresearcher, and author. She writes historical fiction and cultural thrillers hoping to make science accessible to readers while they’re being entertained.  Read More.

Daniel Nayeri

Daniel Nayeri was born in Iran and spent a couple of years as a refugee before immigrating to Oklahoma at age eight with his family. He is the publisher of Odd Dot, an imprint of Macmillan, making him one of the youngest publishers in the industry. He has served on the CBC diversity committee and the CBC panel committee.  Read More.

Staff Picks

Best new books on our shelf.

Beyond the Imagination

John Doe

Art & Design

Ethics of Art

Jane Moran

Art & Design

On a Design Race

Jessica Brand

Art & Design

How to Make a Website

Brenda Fallon

Technology

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“Technology has the power to make people less social or more social, it just depends on how you use it,” says Celeste S. Duckworth. “We want to help people use their imagination, connect with other people, and also help businesses get a leg up, as well.”

Currently, THE READING ROOM can be heard in several mature adult programs, therapy programs, and community engagement programs, but will be expanding as more requests come in for specific authors and stories.  It will be completely funded by advertisements so the developers encourage anyone who would like to have their businesses community programs featured to reach out and contact them. 

If you are an Author, Advertiser, or if you would like sponsorship information,  Book a Presentation appointment contact info@vertikallifemagazine.com or call 1.202.596.9796

 

 

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