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Melissa Alvarez

North Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Email: melissaalvarez@writers.net

Home page: http://www.Melissaa.com

·Freelance editor, writer, and columnist – for website content, ghost writing, individual projects or recurring monthly columns.
·Online Workshops – I conduct online workshops on a variety of topics.
·Listed as a Publishing Expert - on Maureen Mahon’s website in conjunction with Francine Silverman at http://www.maureenmcmahon.com/bookmarketing.html where I answer questions about the publishing industry and psychic fiction.
·Owner of www.ParaFM.com - International Paranormal Fiction Month is October each year and Paranormal Book Week (for non-fiction) is October 25-31.
·Professional Clairvoyant

Published Works:

·Night Visions – Now available from Cerridwen Press under my pen name Ariana Dupré.
·Paranormal Experiences Volume One - Out of print.
·Book Marketing A-Z by Francine Silverman – this book is a collection of marketing advice from people in the publishing industry. My contributions are included within the book.
·The Writer’s Net Anthology of Prose – get my story from this book for free on my website at http://melissaa.com
·The Phoenix’s Guide To Self Renewal – out of print.
·New Age Dimensions Holiday Extravaganza 2004 – out of print.
·Article in Romantic Times Magazine – where I defined the emerging subgenre of Psychic Fiction.
·Numerous articles – in print magazines, online magazines, newsletters and ezines.

Awards and Achievements:

·eCataromance Review Choice Award Winner – Best Single Title Paranormal Romance.
·ForeWord Magazine’s Book Of The Year Award – Romance finalist 2004.
·Best Romance Novel Winner – Preditor’s and Editor’s Reader’s Poll 2004.
·Enchanted in Romance Readers Poll winner for Favorite Author Sept. 2004
·Golden Web Award Winner – Website Design.
·World Wide Web Award – Silver Award Winner for Website Design.
·Preditor’s and Editor’s Reader’s Poll: Best Cover Artist Winner, Best Cover Art Winner, Best Non-fiction Top Ten, Best Author Top Ten (Second Place), Best Cover Art – Fifth Place and Seventh Place 2004.
·Top Ten Listing with the Top 100 Psychics.
·Top Ten Listing with The Best Psychics.
·Top Twelve Listing with Romance Top 100.


Previous Experience:

·Contributing columnist for Suite Magazine – I was one of two psychics who wrote for the 13th Floor section of the magazine, which featured true paranormal experiences.
·Guide To Romance Fiction at About.com
·Co-Owner of Havana Nights
·Writing Correspondent at The American Kennel Club.

Other Titles:

·Flatrock Creek (romantic suspense/psychic fiction)UNDER CONSIDERATION
·Enchanted Visions (psychic fiction/paranormal romantic suspense)NOT YET CONTRACTED
·Celestial Visions (psychic fiction/paranormal romantic suspense)NOT YET CONTRACTED
·Penelope Panda’s Shooting Star (children’s)NOT YET CONTRACTED
·It’s My Day, Kate (children’s)NOT YET CONTRACTED
·Several other fiction and nonfiction works in progress or planned.

Affiliations:
·Member of EPIC (Electronically Published Internet Connection)
·Member of the National Association of Women Writers.
·Member of Romance Writers of America
·Member of Online Psychics and Divination Readers.


Education:

·Bachelor of Arts Degree from Virginia Tech

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Melissa lives on the Florida coast and enjoys the sea. Melissa states, “I find great joy in my work and hope that my readers continue to enjoy it as well.” When she is not writing, or spending creative playtime with her children, Melissa enjoys research, reading, interesting conversations with friends, swimming and relaxing on the beach.

Melissa is also the co-owner of Top Hat Friesians (http://tophatfriesians.com) with her husband Jorge. They are breeders and importers of quality Friesian horses.

Interests: writing, research, spending time with my family, website design,

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes

 

Published works:

Fiction

  • The WritersNet Anthology of Prose Fiction
  • Night Visions by Ariana Dupre
  • Nonfiction

  • The Phoenix's Guide To Self Renewal (out of print)
  • Book Marketing from A - Z by Francine Silverman (quoted in this book)
  • Paranormal Experiences Volume One (out of print)
  • How To Operate A Successful Pizza & Sub Restaurant (I'm quoted)