Love Coach - Turned - Paranormal Romance Author
Shares Her True Story
By day, Aileen Santos is
known as “The Relationship Coach,” with a number of her past clients now
finding and growing loving relationships of their own.
But by night—well, in between
coaching & workshop sessions, to be exact—Coach Aileen goes by another
name: A.S.Santos, author of the teen paranormal romance series called The SPRG.
Of Love & The Paranormal
SPRG stands for Student Paranormal Research Group, and it is in this novel-based organization that college student
Samantha Davidson not only discovers her growing psychic powers,
but also becomes involved in a spiritual battle between good and evil.
And yes, she learns a thing or two
about love, too.
When asked how she became involved
in such diverse fields as love and the paranormal, Santos simply explains that these
are “the two most confusing experiences of teenage life.”
A Personal Experience
In fact, one of Santos’ own early
experience of both was when she played the Ouija board in high school, and the
spirit she contacted gave her the full name of the man she was supposed to
“At that time, I didn’t know anyone
by that name,” recalls Santos, “And I didn’t mention it to anyone. But just a
week later a classmate of mine said this guy from another school wanted to meet
me… and he had the exact same name that I got from the Ouija board.”
So did she meet this guy in high
school, and eventually marry him years later?
Santos smiles. “Actually, I never
got to meet him. I was only fifteen then, but I knew that if I met the guy that
some ‘spirit’ told me I’d one day marry, then it would be like I had no choice
in the matter. That information would always be at the back of my head, and
would influence my decisions about him. Which is why I told my classmate,
‘Don’t introduce us, please.’ I figured that if we were meant to be together,
then we’ll have another chance to find each other.”
What Happened Next
Many years later, Santos is now
happily married to the man who gave her the courage to become a relationship
coach, “The one who’s shown me that real love happens.” And no, he is not the
man from the Ouija board. Instead Santos says, “He is my choice—not some strange
In fact, this concept of making your
own choices is one of the underlying themes throughout the SPRG paranormal
romance trilogy, while the Ouija board itself is featured in Corpse in the Mirror, book two of the series.
(Ed’s note: Santos’s biggest message about the Ouija board is this: “Do NOT use
Writing Her Own Future
Santos is a Registered Guidance Counselor with a Master’s Degree in
Counseling Psychology, and is a Certified Professional Coach.
She has worked professionally as a magazine writer and editor, as
a television scriptwriter, and as a creative writing workshop facilitator, and is a fan of Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Mortal
Instruments trilogy, and the Hunger
It is in the SPRG series that Santos
gets to combine love and the paranormal, in the form of a creatively spooky,
For more information on the SPRG Series and to read more about the
author, click on the links you need at the left side of this page.