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Mary Ann Winkowski is a television personality whose claims of paranormal experiences are the basis for CBS's Ghost Whisperer, on which she is also a paid producer. She currently resides in North Royalton, Ohio. Winkowski is often paid to attend funerals to help relatives allegedly have one last conversation with a loved one. Her books include As Alive, So Dead (ISBN 1-929309-07-4) and When Ghosts Speak (ISBN 978-0-446-58118-9). The actor Jamie Kennedy, of Ghost Whisperer, said "I really don't believe in all this ghost stuff. I'm just happy to be paid." Winkowski and Kennedy have what Kennedy calls a "Battle of the Ghosts."