In 1979, Louise Hawkins started Attraction magazine, “the Good News Magazine” of Maryland’s Mid-Shore. She handled all of the sales, editorial and delivery on her own. She was a well-known fixture in the community and had a ready smile for everyone. Richard Slaughter, Attraction’s current owner, became partners with Louise in 1997, continued to work with her for several years until she retired and then purchased Attraction in 2002. The publication has steadily grown under Richard’s direction, although the staff remains at only five people who work independently from their home offices in Talbot County.