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


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 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

Owner/Graphic Designer

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.

Emily Sparks

Director of Marketing

Emily recently joined the Attraction team after 12 years in the nonprofit development field. An avid fan of Attraction magazine in her previous roles with The Gunston School and Habitat Choptank, she saw firsthand the value and impact of Attraction in local communities. She brings with her years of relationship building, public relations and marketing skills. In her free time, Emily enjoys reading, paddle boarding, running, playing golf and watching Alabama football. Contact Emily at 205-223-3882 or emily@attractionmag.com.

Amelia Blades Steward

Freelance Writer / Proofreader

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.

Get in Touch

Allison Rogers

Owner/Graphic Designer


Attraction Magazine

PO Box 360
Easton, MD 21601

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