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!

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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