Workshop Saturday May 11th

I’m speaking at the Florida Romance Writer’s meeting this Saturday (May 11th) about how to make your paranormal writing realistic. I’d love to meet you!

Here’s the information:




DATE: Saturday, May 11, 2013

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel
1825 Griffin Road
Dania, 33004

COST: $22 per person/member, $25 non-member; includes buffet breakfast

DIRECTIONS: I-95 to Griffin Road exit (Exit 26). Go east on Griffin and make a right at the first light into the Sheraton parking area.

PARKING: Self-parking is free of charge. Take a ticket when you enter and when you leave be sure to tell the parking attendant you were attending the FRW event.




Make Your Paranormal Writing Realistic

Have you ever wondered how to make your psychic characters or paranormal events more true to life? Do you want to know more about how spirits come to people, telepathy, or developing psychic abilities? In this lecture you’ll learn how to overcome roadblocks and be more receptive to the paranormal and how to portray these abilities accurately in your characters. If you write about the paranormal, here’s your chance to pick the brain of a professional clairvoyant who has dealt with paranormal events her entire life. Melissa Alvarez will teach you how to make your character’s paranormal experiences and psychic abilities more believable. You’ll learn some of the common misperceptions regarding psychics and the paranormal, the difference between including “the real paranormal” in your writing and “paranormal romances” and tools to aid you in tapping into your own psychic abilities.

There will be time allotted at the end of the lecture for a question and answer session about the paranormal and psychic abilities. You will also have the opportunity to write down anonymous questions for a free psychic reading at the end of the lecture. Melissa will also draw questions from a box and give readings in response to the question for as long as time allows. If you have questions about psychic abilities or the paranormal but never knew who to ask, then this lecture is for you!


Melissa Alvarez, writing as Ariana Dupré, is a multi-published award winning author of paranormal romantic suspense who also writes metaphysical nonfiction under her real name. Melissa is a publishing expert at Moonspinners Ask the Experts (Writer’s Digest Top 100 Website), a spirituality and publishing expert at and has appeared on numerous radio shows as a guest or host. Melissa has also written many articles as an online columnist. She wrote nearly 500 articles on the paranormal, psychic abilities, spirituality and other new age and metaphysical topics for when she worked as their first Paranormal Examiner. As the Guide to Romance Fiction at she wrote over 1500 book reviews and nearly 300 articles. She also wrote an article about the emergence of the psychic fiction genre for Romantic Times BOOKclub Magazine. Melissa previously owned New Age Dimensions Publishing, a small press with over 75 authors, and currently runs the company as Adrema Press where she publishes her own books. Melissa is the inventor of Chakra Divination™ a method using cards and charts for chakra balance. Melissa has two books published with Llewellyn Worldwide, 365 Ways To Raise Your Frequency and Your Psychic Self and a third book, Simply Give Thanks, scheduled for release in 2014. Melissa can be reached through her websites at: and