I am a veteran journalist, author, media trainer and motivational speaker.I've spent spent more than 30 years as a radio and television journalist, working for both the NBC and ABC-TV News affiliates in North Carolina.
My career has taken her to Ohio, West Virginia, Boston, New Hampshire, Saudi Arabia and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I am currently the host of a weekly talk show on WCOM Radio and Durham Community Media (Channel 18) in North Carolina. On her Boomer Beat Radio Show, I interview people “who are on the move and making a difference at midlife and beyond.”
I am also using her media expertise to train small business owners and entrepreneurs how to self-promote and market themselves using radio, television and various forms of social media. In addition, My new book is titled, How to Get on the News Without Committing Murder. To learn more, visit my website: http://beverlymahone.com
But my life hasn’t been all about journalism. I’m also a wife, mother and grandmother dealing with other issues like aging, menopause, transition, over-worked, underpaid, younger bosses, stressed out, divorce, second chances, new opportunities, transformation, racism, sexism, mortality… WHATEVER!
My life as an African-American baby boomer female entrepreneur is challenging and, as a result, I have plenty of stories to share! As a baby boomer author, I’ve told part of mine in the Amazon Best Seller Whatever! A Baby Boomer’s Journey Into Middle Age.
In my 2010 release,Don’t Ask and I Won’t Have to Lie,part of my life story continues as I deal with my own moral conscience while discovering some of the “truths” behind the “lies” I’ve heard and told.
I am now releasing my 4th book: How to Get on the News Without Committing Murder to give readers insider secrets on what the media is looking for when it comes to giving you publicity and exposure.
Birth Place: Canton, OH
Accomplishments: Member, National Association of Women Writers, (Named Member of the Week by NAWW)
Short Stories Lies Women Tell: Because Mommy Said So by Beverly Mahone To understand why we lie, we need not look any further than our own mothers. They are the ones who taught us how to lie and when those lies were appropriate. ... Sexual Intimacy and Lying by Beverly Mahone When I was on the dating scene about 10 years ago, I met a man online that I thought I could get serious about. But after the fourth date he forced me to tell a LIE.... The Truth Hurts or Does It? by Beverly Mahone The incident made me wonder if there were, indeed, circumstances where it was okay to lie.... The Differences Between Sarah Palin's Daughter and Mine by Beverly Mahone Let me start off by saying the one thing Bristol and my daughter share in common is the fact that they became teenage mothers.
... Secrets and Lies by Beverly Mahone That secret and whatever lies are associated with my dad's birth have also been buried with my grandmother and her siblings because they are all now dead as well.
... Don't Read Don't Ask and I Won't Have to Lie If... by Beverly Mahone If you are looking for a book that's going to change your life, don't read Don't Ask And I Won't Have to Lie.... Career Advice I Never Forgot by Beverly Mahone As I reflect, I have come to realize that a lot of advice I received early on was NEGATIVE but it actually pushed me to strive harder to achieve my goals.
... The Road Map of Life for College Students by Beverly Mahone My daughter has my spunk and tenacity but very little common sense.... What a Difference College Makes by Beverly Mahone My daughter is finally starting to see there has been a method to my "You better get your butt in gear!" madness for the past four years.... My Real Life College Road Trip Part II by Beverly Mahone In the football game of life, I was her linebacker. I blocked for her time after time when she was faced with challenges. As her quarterback as I called plays for her to make sure her transitions we... My Real Life College Road Trip Part I by Beverly Mahone We get to the place my daughter says is where orientation is going to be held. Nobody's there. It was the Animal Sciences Building. Then I see a lady walking towards the building. I ask her if she... Need Your Help with My Next Book by Beverly Mahone Have you ever told a lie? Would you be willing to share it? ... A Trip Down Boomer Memory Lane by Beverly Mahone I'm sick to death of the crap I hear on the radio today so I'm creating my own library
... A Black Baby Boomer with No Rhythm by Beverly Mahone Despite popular belief, not every black person has rhythm...... A Mother's Day Heartbreak by Beverly Mahone Every day becomes precious when you're affected by someone with Alzheimer's.... When is being a Nosey Neighbor going too far? by Beverly Mahone One day, I observed an unfamiliar vehicle with temporary tags park in my neighbor’s driveway. The young man who got out of the car had a baseball cap on his head as if to disguise his face and he had... Diary of a Mad Baby Boomer by Beverly Mahone Although I am still in great shape since being a high school football cheerleader 44 years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give this workout thing a try. ... If I were Santa by Beverly Mahone This is dedicated to every woman who knows she's getting older but still has pep in her step and glide in her stride... Fifty Years of Leave it to Beaver by Beverly Mahone OK, I admit that, as a little black girl, I used to watch the “Beev” because he was a kid just like me.... An Open Letter to Oprah: You're Not Alone, My Sister. by Beverly Mahone I heard you say your condition was triggered by stress. Girlfriend, so was mine! Being in a loveless marriage and the sole provider for a child---coupled with working in a thankless job sent my ... Say it Loud...I'm a Baby Boomer Diva and Proud! by Beverly Mahone Just last year I got fired from my good-paying television news job for writing Whatever! A Baby Boomer’s Journey Into Middle Age. I’m still struggling financially but oh, I am so much happier... ... Sex Tales of a Baby Boomer Diva Part III by Beverly Mahone They say experience is the best teacher. But I believe it all depends on who the teacher is.... Sex Tales of a Baby Boomer Diva Part II by Beverly Mahone It would be many years later before I understood my need and desire to have my own little seamstress shop.... Sex Tales of a Baby Boomer Diva by Beverly Mahone What happens when a lonely middle-aged housewife discovers her newfound freedom and hidden passions? She creates her own Sex Tales.... Fabulously 50 and Deliriously Happy! by Beverly Mahone OK, so I've gone up a couple of dress sizes and menopause has come to visit but so what?...
Articles How My Book Has Remained on the Amazon Best Seller's List for 3 Weeks by Beverly Mahone In addition to climbing up to the number 2 spot on Amazon, my new ebook has stayed on the best seller's list for the past 21 days. Here's how... Twitter Feud, My New Ebook and Kathy Ireland by Beverly Mahone Supermodel Kathy Ireland came to my rescue a few nights ago following a Twitter feud between me and one of her followers... How to Shine With a Press Release by Beverly Mahone As a veteran journalist I have to admit I've seen plenty of BAD press releases. Here's why.... Baby Boomer Women and Media Lies by Beverly Mahone Women with bodies that are disabled, fat, or old are seen as deviating from what is “normal” and desirable...... Social Media May Be Hazardous to Your Health by Beverly Mahone My doctor says spending hours at a time at a computer can create havoc on the body.... It's My Party I'll Cry If I Want To by Beverly Mahone According to a recent survey researchers found that from birth to the age of 78, a woman will find herself crying for at least 12,013 hours.
... Top 10 Baby Boomer Presidential-Elect Songs by Beverly Mahone Now that the election is over, here are the songs the President-Elect is dancing to.... How to Go from Green to Red Hot as a Radio Host by Beverly Mahone Having your own show is a great way to promote your book but do you have what it takes to sell your work?... Dead Host Talking by Beverly Mahone The important thing to remember is you---not the guest---can make or break your own show. Keep it flowing with good conversation and always fill in the gaps of dead air.... How to Become a Good Radio Host by Beverly Mahone As someone who has done her share of media interviewing, I can tell you the majority of radio hosts on BlogTalk Radio would not get a job on a traditional radio station. ... The Differences between Sarah Palin's Daughter and Mine by Beverly Mahone Let me start off by saying the one thing they both share in common is the fact that they became pregnant as teenagers.... Menopause Can Be a Laughing Matter by Beverly Mahone I'm trying to understand what the hoopla is over a so-called joke comedian Bernie Mac made about menopause during a fundraiser last week for democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.... Jesse Jackson Ought to Know Better by Beverly Mahone There’s an old saying in the black community: God looks after babies and fools. Well, we know Jesse Jackson is NOT a baby……... Where do people like Jesse Helms go when they die? by Beverly Mahone Does loving God—but hating minorities—give him a free pass into Heaven? ... Jesse Helms is Dead by Beverly Mahone Black people in North Carolina are certainly not mourning his passing.... Happy Father's Day? by Beverly Mahone Father's Day is the third most popular day for dining out, after Valentine's and Mother's days, according to the National Restaurant Federation. But there are other statistics not so flattering...... Is Your Child a Reflection of You? by Beverly Mahone We, as baby boomer parents, must bear the responsibility for how our children have been raised. The future is in their hands. What you instill in them when they're young will reveal itself when they ... What does it mean to be Conservative AND Christian? by Beverly Mahone I've heard many whites refer to themselves as Christian and Conservative. What does this really mean? Why can't you just be a "Christian" without any attachments? ... How Close are you to Foreclosure? by Beverly Mahone His 5,000-square-home has 109 rooms, including 17 bathrooms, three kitchens and a bowling alley.... Baby Boomer Beauty Secrets by Beverly Mahone OK, I’ve heard of home remedies to cure what ails you but I think this is ridiculous!... Barack and Michelle Bumpin' Fists by Beverly Mahone . Instead of focusing on the admiration Michelle Obama was showing for her husband, they chose to focus on bumpin’ fists between the two as something mysterious and a possible code for something else... The Legacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton by Beverly Mahone Yes, I do believe she has been unfairly depicted on occasion. There have been some awful things said about her by the male press but when she turns around and gives them more ammunition to work with,... Facing an Ugly History by Beverly Mahone Today marks the anniversary of the worst race riots in our nation’s history. ... Sex and The City: Idolizing Four Sluts by Beverly Mahone What was surprising to me was the way the young girls standing in line were dressed. Many of them wore sexy and revealing outfits with spiked heels. I've never gone to a movie dressed like that...... Obama Wins Big in NC by Beverly Mahone Never in the history of NC voting has there ever been a turnout like this. Yes, Obama overwhelmingly won the black vote, but he clearly crossed over racial lines and received a significant number of ...