Octavia Butler Adaptation News

An opera written by acclaimed musician Toshi Reagon and composer Bernice Johnson Reagon—and based on Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents—has a big production at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in DC, one of the best known mid-sized theatres in the country and “the hottest theater company in town” (Washington Post). The…

Q&A: Shelly Tygielski on Self-Care and Mindful Resilience for First-Responders

Created for healthcare workers, paramedics, police, and firefighters, “Self-Care and Mindful Resilience for First Responders” consists of eight distinct modules that introduce and teach mindfulness, insight, compassion, guided imagery, and breath work. The goal of compassion-based training is to ensure that first responders limit their exposure to trauma, fatigue, and burnout. This course provides them with tools to combat these potential outcomes of prolonged work in their environment, and it can help them recenter and balance if they are in the midst of experiencing these reactions.

RBmedia Claims 2020 National Book Award

Landover, MD, November 23, 2020—RBmedia, a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology, today announced that its audiobook The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and his daughter Tamara Payne has won the 2020 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Produced by RBmedia’s flagship publishing brand, Recorded Books, the audiobook is available for download on Audible, iTunes, Google Play, Audiobooks.com, and wherever digital audiobooks are sold.

Author Q&A: Chad Corrie

The Wizard King Trilogy | Book One, After nearly eight centuries, the last wizard king seeks a return to Tralodren. But doing so requires the manipulation of a band of mercenaries oblivious to his goals.

The gladiator sold his soul for revenge. The knight’s a bigot. The dwarf only cares about regaining his honor. Even the wizardess seems too bookish for anyone’s good. But they’ve all been hired by a blind seer and his assistant to retrieve some forgotten knowledge long hidden away in a jungle-strangled ruin.

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Renowned actor Andy Serkis will narrate The Hobbit in newly announced audiobook to be published by Recorded Books® in North America

  J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved tale featuring a fresh audio experience is coming to listeners this September. Landover, MD, September 3, 2020—Recorded Books, RBmedia’s® flagship publishing brand, today announced a new audiobook edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, read by the award-winning actor, director and author, Andy Serkis. Andy Serkis has earned acclaim from both critics…