About Us

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 became partners with Louise in 1997, continued to work with her for several years until she retired and then purchased Attraction in 2002. Richard worked as Publisher until his death in 2017 when his wife Harriett took over ownership for the remainder of the year. On January 1, 2018, Richard’s daughter, Allison Rogers, became the owner of Attraction magazine.

Meet the Staff

Jennifer Latham

Executive Editor

Jenn joined the Attraction staff in 2004 and has enjoyed bringing the “good news” to readers on the Mid-Shore. Each month she waves her magic wand and articles get written, copy is edited, photographs are taken, pages are laid out and the website gets updated. Jenn has been involved in CarePacks of Talbot County since 2013 and is currently on the Talbot County board of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore. In her free time, Jenn enjoys watching her teen boys play baseball and perform music, gardening, reading and quilting. Contact Jennifer at jennifer@attractionmag.com.

Allison Rogers


Allison joined the family business in 2013 after 15 years in the education field. She started out in Advertising Sales, became the Graphic Designer in 2016 and is now also the owner of the magazine. She is proud to carry on Richard’s legacy of providing a valuable asset to our community. Allison also loves being able to use her creative side as the graphic designer and is always excited to see the finished product in print. In her free time, Allison enjoys sailing, running, craft beer and cheering for the Washington Capitals! Contact Allison at allison@attractionmag.com or call 410-299-5909.

Amelia Blades Steward

Freelance Writer

Amelia, "Amy" as many know her, has been committed as a writer to telling human interest stories in our community for over 30 years and has been a regular writer with Attraction magazine since 2007. Through her column, "Faces of Philanthropy," she has brought awareness to important community issues. As owner of Steward Writing and Communications in Easton, she also writes about the arts, the environment, and human services. She is president of Talbot Community Connections, active in St. Mark's UMC, and has served on the boards of Character Counts Mid Shore, Talbot Partnership, and Channel Marker. She has two grown sons and enjoys needlework, gardening, and traveling with her husband. Contact Amy at asteward@goeaston.net. or call 410-829-0436.

Harriett Slaughter


After a brief hiatus, Harriett resumes her proofreading duties for Attraction magazine in 2019. A former teacher for 19 years, Harriett had proofed the magazine for 20 years, which continues to keep her busy. She advises readers to have a calendar handy to fill in while looking at the magazine because there are so many wonderful things going on throughout the Mid Shore. Harriett recently became a mentor with Talbot Mentors.

Meredith Otmishi


Meredith joined the Attraction team in 2019 to help grow Advertising Sales. Before moving to Easton with her family in 2009, Meredith was an officer at J.P. Morgan Chase implementing and providing continued service to national and regional Lockbox and Electronic Payment clients. Prior to that, Meredith managed the sales and bidding process for an external building maintenance contractor, and ultimately moved into the General Manager role. Most recently, Meredith served three years as the PSA President at Saints Peter & Paul School and continues volunteering with Cub Scout Easton Pack 190 where she served first as a Den Leader since 2012 and now as the CubMaster. When not watching her two boys on the soccer pitch, she is enjoying family time on the water or on Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountain slopes. Contact Meredith at meredith@attractionmag.com.

Ryan Jacobson


Ryan joined Attraction in 2019 as the Graphic Designer. He studied Graphic Design at the Art Institute of Washington and has designed logos for various local businesses, including an award-winning BBQ team. He is a native of Talbot County and a freelance artist. Ryan has had art in galleries and stores in St. Michaels and Easton and has also had work in several art shows including Out of the Box at Plein Air and the Christmas in Easton Art & Craft Show. With 15 years of graphic design experience, Ryan brings his natural, artistic abilities to design ads for the companies that advertise in Attraction Magazine. In his free time, Ryan enjoys painting and playing guitar, both for fun and in a band. Contact Ryan at ryan@attractionmag.com.

Get in Touch

Allison Rogers



Attraction Magazine

PO Box 360
Easton, MD 21601

The Good News Magazine
Serving the Eastern Shore for more than 40 Years!