Another Happy NT Reader

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Josiah and I are always so excited to hear from our Noteworthy Tribute readers. Here is an entry from this month, along with her comments below – thanks bunches Kim…

Good morning Mark;

“I have finally finished the book, I loved it was very captivating and real.  I will share the book with my son.”

Thank you for sharing,

Kim

 

March Madness

Yo, Josiah here! So two of the busiest months for me are (in ascending order) May due to all of the graduations and the graduation BBQs that follow. And then March due to the at least one dozen birthdays shared amongst my friends and family. But this past March was by far the most hectic and I’ve got the novel to thank for that. Enjoy this brief recap of what Noteworthy Tribute was doing in March 2016!

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  1. March 13 – Beechtree Author Q&A
    Back in February Dad and I held a book signing in our local community. A close friend of my Dad’s is a part of a book club and invited us to their space to hold a signing. Readers had a month to get through the book so we could all talk spoilers back at Beechtree. The highlight of the Q&A session was meeting Teressa, a fellow author. She passed on a lot of wisdom and experience on and admonished us not to give up on the author dream and to do all we could to get our book out to the masses; and she jumped at the chance to help in any way she could. Since then, we have been in contact with her and registered for new local vendor opportunities. Writers gotta stick together!

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  2. March 14 – Belcroft Bible Church
    The entire Bradley Clan shared the various endeavors we’ve launched ranging from the novel to videography and travel experience all thanks to a business expo the church held. We were allotted a couple minutes to talk about ourselves and how the novel came to be. Afterward, a few people walked away with their copy of the book! Some highlights from that night came in the form of meeting a social media guru and another videographer looking to work together. Oh and top of that, I turned 27!

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  3. March 18 – Seaton Memorial A.M.E. Church
    Packed into a room were six authors from the DMV area! Most of the books were instructional or of the memoir variety, so Noteworthy Tribute stood in the gap for creative fiction. It was amazing to be sitting amongst other writers who made it their mission to get their story published for the world to see. It was incredible and the night was capped off by a video conference with all of us and another author who published a story book for children, a loose retelling of his life. He aims to connect an app to the book to inspire kids to pursue their interests in technology, and higher education. entrepreneurs

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  4. March 26 – Ukazoo Books & The Inconvenient Truth
    We ventured to a rather spacious used/new bookstore in Towson, MD, a really chill place I remember visiting once during my time at Towson University. It was a real treat to catch up with two film maker friends from school who came to support the book, one of which was the camera woman on my senior film! But the high lights of the day came in the form of two interviews one of which wasn’t even planned. We met a young Mass Comm major from TU who got stood up by another author she was there to write about but when she saw our table she plopped down and got to know us; we even discussed traveling and her other interests and she walked away with our story, both professional and personal. Lastly, we caught up with my friend TD Stroman III whom I worked with on a fun indie/fantasy film years ago. He is the host of The Inconvenient Truth filmed out in Fairfax. He squeezed us into our own segment since he was mostly covering local comedians that day, but when he spoke with us he totally understood our message of father and son bonding, passing of the torch and how it inspires creativity.

So that was the month of March and it was a packed one. As we continue on our journey we continue to meet fresh new voices in the arts and they further inspire me to be as authentic as possible, keep learning and never quit. We’re only four months in and so much has happened to Noteworthy Tribute and I can’t wait to see what April brings!

Write you again soon!

TipsyWriter: Noteworthy Review

How far would you go for your closest friends? What if it meant putting your own life and future on the line? A fascinating, fast-paced, and truly heartwarming read, Noteworthy Tribute’ is truly a magnificent tribute to the hard work that goes into chasing after your dreams. I assure you, you’ll be recommending this book for years to come. ~ Megan Johnson (TipsyWriter.com) ~


We feel very blessed to have worked with Megan Johnson on the interview and review process of Noteworthy Tribute. We hoped people would at the very least just… enjoy reading it. But Ms. Johnson took things from the book we hadn’t even anticipated.

Naturally, we hope to receive more reviews like the one linked and embedded at the bottom, but we know our story isn’t for everyone, and part of the excitement was wondering if Ms. Johnson liked it and if not, what didn’t she dislike and by how much. But it is obvious now that the process of writing, the late nights talking about the goals, the music and the characters is the most important thing; just to get our voice out there to share is a higher priority than who does and doesn’t like it.

Lastly, we’re glad to all of those who have enjoyed reading the book, we don’t want that to go unnoticed. We do want people to like it and getting the book out and hearing rave reviews is an unforgettable accomplishment. As we continue to share and sell we will look for more creative ways to garner reader feedback. We’re loving the selfies of the book also! We have more in store for book signings, tours, reviews and interviews so stay updated on all of our social media.

Enjoy the spoiler free review by Megan Johnson over at TipsyWriter.com.

Keep creating!

Mark & Josiah


PS: If you want more insight from Dad and I, check out our hour long interview with our friend K. Lowery Moore from Conversations and Confessions!

On Air Live w/ K. Lowrey Moore: ‘Conversations & Confessions’

Thanks again to K. Lowrey Moore! Our novel Noteworthy Tribute can now be purchased on Amazon.com! Don’t forget to post a SELFIE of you and your copy with #NoteworthyTribute. Follow us on social media and rate and review the book when you’re finished on Amazon.

Above all else, we hope you enjoy the book!

Best Regards,

Mark & Josiah

Our First Author Interview – Conversations & Confessions w/ K. Lowery Moore

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Last night, August 19, 2015 JoMarkCreative father/son authors was interviewed for the very first time on live television-radio, WLVS, ListenVision Live! Our host for the evening was one Ms. K. Lowery Moore on on her weekly evening broadcast ‘Conversations & Confessions’. But there’s more! She uploads her episodes to her YouTube channel and as soon as our episode is uploaded we will upload here for your viewing pleasure. We discussed the journey writing the book, from dad going it alone, to bringing me on as co-author, and also the music involved and the main message we want the charcters to convey. She and my dad work together in career development and when the subject of our book came up, Ms. Lowery was ecstatic at the thought of the both of them seeing the more creative side beyond the day in day out 9 to 5.

It was great for me to meet another one of my dad’s co-workers, and honestly, friends last night and discuss making our dream come true via K.Lowery’s platform on the airwaves!

I encourage you to check out more of her episodes as she shares her platform with others to simply share their experiences, passions and view points without judgment in a creative environment. If you like what you see, subscribe to her page and follow her on Instagram and Twitter and check out her writings and website.

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Best Regards,

Mark & Josiah

NOTEWORTHY TRIBUTE is out NOW!

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We are pleased to announce Noteworthy Tribute: Running With the Mustangz at Little Island Pier is available for sale on Amazon right NOW! We encourage all readers to have fun with us and link #NoteworthyTribute with a picture of you with your purchased copy online. Also, we would greatly appreciate an Amazon, CreateSpace and/or Good Reads book review after you’ve finished the book.

Lastly, we want to thank God, and all of our friends and family for supporting us and for your continued support as we share and market the released novel!

This is only the beginning, so stay tuned!

Cory Lynn Faber finds himself in Virginia Beach three thousand miles away from home after the death of his best friend and bandmate. While on the path to re-discovery he meets a local aspiring music producer, Evan Spencer. Evan, a young DJ, has his own struggles with his family’s desire for him to pursue college and a “normal” life versus starting a band and traveling. All of this unfolds against the backdrop of family secrets. Noteworthy Tribute is a coming-of-age story where characters young and old learn the importance of relationships and that sacrifice is the bridge to their destiny. – Amazon synopsis.

Best regards,

Mark & Josiah

Celebrating My Dad!

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It was dad’s birthday yesterday! And there are a lot of things I could say about how amazing the man is and how its okay that we don’t always agree on things, and that we’ve faced interpersonal challenges together, and how he’s my hero, so on and so forth… And all of that would be true. But I actually wanted to recount an evening he and my brothers had with him the night BEFORE his birthday that sums up who he is.

Provider and protector.

Matthew just wants to spread peace throughout the galaxy.

Matthew just wants to spread peace throughout the galaxy.

So America is in racial upheaval as of this month, especially the past 2 weeks due to killings and issues surrounding police and rioting. Its all over the news and #Ferguson or #MikeBrown is everywhere! Well the night before last, Dad just set us all down, us four Bradley Boys, to mainly tell us that he loved us. Through all of the fear, rage and conspiracy going on in the world, Dad mostly wanted to remind us that he loves us and that God loves us.

And that kick started my brothers and I naturally finding things to celebrate about each other. I congratulated and encouraged my brothers for the past year they’d had, through highs and lows. It was timely too, this meeting, because I had wanted to talk to Ethan recently and tell him how proud I am of him as he goes through the changes he is facing.

And I told Matthew he had inspired me to be more of a go-getter as far as art and life is concerned. I like his hustle

Ethan and Gamora are lean, green, stylin' machines!

Ethan and Gamora are lean, green, stylin’ machines!

and his attitude that he can do anything he sets his mind to. He is ready for anything and I love that about him and it felt good to finally say that amongst us guys.

I had heard Daniel, the youngest had been coming into his own as well and is growing into his teen years just fine, speaking up for himself and unafraid to be himself. I had worried about him just because I’m his older brother but when Matthew brought up Daniel’s successes lately I just felt at ease; Daniel is tougher than he looks!

At the end, Dad got out some Communion wine and bread and we just recalled the goodness of God in our lives and gave thanks for the love between us. Dad admitted in light of craziness on the news, he was worried and concerned about our safety, especially with me going back to college and not being around as much again. But we know we are loved and have love to give and that makes all the difference no matter what anyone outside my family is doing. What matters is home and family.

Hero stance!

Hero stance!

And I noticed that especially when life gets terrifying, sentiments like these don’t sound so cliche anymore. They can be the difference between life and death, emotionally and literally. So tell your people that you love them. In the end, everything and everyone dies, but souls do live on to inspire and transform life for the better.

I’m glad Dad had a great birthday yesterday just him and the family… the most noteworthy thing of all.

Yours,

JOSIAH!