You can sneak a peak into the life of Allison DuBois by watching the hit television series Medium. The show is made enjoyable by the actors and a little bit of TV magic. Even though you have seen the show, there is more to the real Allison DeBois that you may not know about.
Allison DuBois is an American writer and self proclaimed medium. She was born on January 24, 1972 in Phoenix, Arizona to Mike Gomez and Tienna. They divorced when she was a baby. Allison's mother remarried and divorced again when she was twelve years old. Her step father remarried and she wrote about seeing him with his new family.
Allison graduated from Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, AZ in 1990.
She attended college at the University of Arizona. She received her B.A. In Political Science and minored in history. She worked as an intern in the District Attorney's office in Phoenix while she was in college. She currently lives with her husband Joe and their three daughters Aurora, Fallon, and Sophia. She says that she believes that her children also share her psychic ability.
Life as a Medium
Allison DuBois often connects people to loved ones who have passed away. She started communicating with the deceased when she was six years old. Her grandfather came to her and told her that he was still with her and to tell her mother that there was no more pain. She shared the comforting words with her mother and then continued to use her psychic gift to bring comfort to others. She calls herself a medium and criminal profile instead of a psychic because of the stigma connected to those who have psychic abilities.
Allison claims that she has used those abilities to assist United States Law Enforcement in the solving of crimes and also while serving jury duty. The first case she was involved in was assisting the Texas Rangers. She has also said that she worked with law enforcement in Glendale, Arizona. Some of the cases that Dubois claims that she has been involved with include the Elizabeth Smart case. She also says that she provided the description of the Baseline rapist.
Law enforcement denies that DuBois has helped solve any cases. They said that the information that she provided was not helpful to their investigations. She now uses her abilities to conduct readings for those who have lost loved ones and working as a criminal profiler for law enforcement. She also donates her time by helping families search for missing and lost children.
With any psychic, there are believers and there are skeptics. One of Allison Dubois's staunch believers is Professor Gary Schwarts from the University of Arizona. Schwarts believes because he has conducted a series of tests on Allison. For four years, DeBois was subjected to testing to assist in the studies of mediums and psychic phenomena. In her first meeting with Schwarts, she described his friend who had recently passed away. Together, they hosted several interviews.
In one of the interviews, DuBois connected with the spirit of someone who has passed. All she had to work with was the first name of the wife, an English woman, that the spirit had left behind. When Schwarts presented the woman with written transcripts of the interview, she said that 80 percent of what DuBois had said was, in fact, true. From his testing with DuBois, Schwarts concluded that she definitely possessed psychic ability. He went on to write a book based on his research with DuBois entitled “The Truth About Medium.” Allison DuBois has stated that she does not support Gary Schwarts or his book.
TV Series Medium
Allison DuBois's story has reached a very wide audience because of the television series Medium, which aired on both CBS and NBC. The series was based on Dubois's book “Don't Kiss Them Good-Bye,” in which she describes her work with law enforcement. The series was created by Glenn Gordon Caron who was known for his work with the series Moonlighting. Caron also served as a writer on the series Medium. The show was produced by CBS and Grammnet. The drama ran from 2005-2011.
DuBois was portrayed by Patricia Arquette. It was Caron's girlfriend who made the suggestion. DuBois was totally against casting Arquette to portray her. She stated that the actress was too much of a liberal to be like her. DuBois said, “I mean, I have a gun, I have put people on death row. I wanted to make sure that was something that didn't bother her. But she assured me that she believed some people may have that coming.”
The series has some striking similarities to DuBois's life. The main character's husband in the series is also named Joe and he has a career as an aerospace5 engineer, just like DuBois's own husband. The television couple are also parents to three young daughters. DuBois has said that every episode is based off of things that she has experienced and that the series is an accurate portrayal of her own life.
Allison DuBois is very gifted. Among her gifts is her talent for writing. She currently has four books that have been published. The books focus on her personal life experiences as a psychic medium.
The first book that DuBois had published is entitled “Don't Kiss Them Good-Bye.” It was published in 2005 by New York: Simon & Schuster. It is DuBois's autobiography. In this book, she tells us what it is like to try to live life as a normal woman, wife, and mother with psychic abilities.
The second book was published by the same company in 2006. It is called “We Are Their Heaven: Why the Dead Never Leave Us.” In this book, Allison tells us that the spirits of people who have passed away haven't really left us. That they are still trying to comfort and communicate with us. She explains how the dead have their own language made up of signs, symbols and dreams. She also explains how to interpret that language.
“Secrets of the Monarch: How the Dead Can Teach Us About Living a Better Life” was published by New York: Fireside Books in 2007. DuBois points out that the only way to understand life is to understand death. She tells us what lessons she has learned from the dead in this book.
“Talk to Me—What the Dead Whisper in Your Ear,” DuBois's most recent novel was published by STTT, Inc. in 2011. This book gives us a look into some of the readings DuBois has made and it includes a chapter about how children experience a loss.
It is safe to say that she is a: Medium. Criminal profiler. Author. Even if you are not a believer, her talents are absolutely undeniable.