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The Florida Writer Podcast

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Jan 7, 2024

Heather Leigh, PhD, a paranormal researcher and writer, discussed her journey and work on the Florida Writer Podcast with host Alison Nissen. Heather shared that her experiences with paranormal activity led her to write nonfiction books about her encounters and the history of various locations. She highlighted the importance of collecting data and using scientific tools for paranormal research. Heather also shared how writers can become involved in documentaries and films.

 Heather Leigh started her journey in the paranormal field as a teenager after multiple interactions with her grandfather, who passed away many years prior. Throughout the years following, she has researched and traveled to locations to learn more about the history and paranormal claims and attempt to link the two. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Metaphysical Humanistic Science, specializing in Paranormal Science from the Institute of Metaphysical and Humanistic Science. She is a Certified Paranormal Investigator (CPI) and Certified EVP Technician (CET). Her goal is to help others take a more scientific approach to paranormal investigations and research and help everyone keep an open mind that anything in this field is possible but not always supernatural.

Heather Leigh is the founder of Exploration Paranormal, based in Southwest-Central Florida. She is a member of the International Paranormal Bureau of Investigations and Research (IBPIR) and a member of ParaNexus Anomalous Research Association. She is the Chief Administrative Officer for The Warren Legacy Foundation for Paranormal Research.

Heather Leigh is the author of Ghosts of Southern Nevada Ghost Towns, part of the Haunted America series from The History Press (release date August 22, 2022). She is writing two more books for the Haunted America series - Haunted Florida Lighthouses and Legends, Lore, and Ghosts of the Vegas Valley - to be released in Fall 2023. Additionally, she is an author of many articles and a lecturer about all things paranormal.

She hosts Exploring the Paranormal Vodcast on Facebook, YouTube, Parapost Network, and Paralanx TV (Formerly PUN TV).

Heather Leigh is also the co-host of Ghost Education 101 and The Warren Files, which also air on Facebook, YouTube, Parapost Network, and Paralanx TV. She also contributes content to Touch of Magick, a magick and paranormal podcast, and teaches classes and offers Shamanic Life Coaching through iMystic University.

Heather Leigh's paranormal team - Exploration Paranormal - was featured in Real Haunts: Ghost Towns and Real Haunts 3 (coming fall of 2022), both by Motion Picture Video.

The Florida Writers Podcast is a production of the Florida Writers Association. Founded in 2001, Florida Writers Association (FWA) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit dedicated to supporting aspiring and professional writers in any genre. FWA embraces the diversity of its membership from across the state of Florida, the nation, and the globe. We celebrate our differences and are united in our shared love for the written and spoken word. We strive to provide a professional atmosphere, a vast networking system, and valuable tools to help members succeed in their writing careers. Our motto of “Writers Helping Writers” is demonstrated by our volunteers in Florida and beyond.