The Wings of Leo Spencer is my first novel. It was published in Australia in May 2010 by Sid Harta Publishers. I wrote it with young adults in mind, but the overwhelming feedback that it was just as good for adults. Before being published, the novel was short listed for the NSW Writers’ Centre Genre Fiction Competition in 2008.
Here’s a blurb about the novel.
How do you protect your family and your best friend from a terrible fate if you’re dead and you can make no impression on the material world?
Fourteen year old Leo has found the most amazing present for his mum’s birthday. Unfortunately, someone has decided that he will not live to see it… As he dies, Leo finds himself facing a terrifying choice, one that will impact his life – and his death – forever.
But who wanted him dead in the first place? And why is he being targeted by an evil force? Even Geraldine – dead and loving it – has no clue as to what’s happening.
Leo’s search for the truth takes him to the most astonighing places, and presents him with a challenge even grater than dying: to protect his family and his best friend from a terrible fate.
Trailer for the book:
Some reviews for The Wings of Leo Spencer:
Wendy O’Hanlon, Queensland Provincial Newspapers
“The wings of Leo Spencer is the type of book that draws the reader from the first chapter. (…) A very imaginative and entertaining book, a great read for people of all ages.
Virginia Lowe, Create a Kids’ Book
“Parisse has a lively stule and an excellent plot idea in a created yet familiar world.”
John Morrow’s Pick of the Week
“Parisse’s writing style is face-paced while economical, while being able to bring his characters to life by creating flaws and virtues which most readers can relate to.”
Title: The Wings of Leo Spencer
The world’s first text message adventure romance with the other side!
Out of the blue, thirteen-year-old William and his friend Pat receive a text message plea from cyberspace from a girl called Stephanie, who pretends to have exited her body during a coma and says she needs their help to return to her body.
The two friends’ initial solution misfires and a disastrous mix up occurs. William ends up trapped in Stephanie’s body and shut out of his own!
In Stephanie’s body, William experiences things girls have to live with, from unwelcome approaches, to bras and high heels. The situation becomes even more desperate when Pat falls in love with Stephanie.
But time is running out. To coordinate and apply the required body swap reversal therapy tests the three friends’ formidable skills and energies to the limit. Will William stay in Stephanie’s body forever? And who the hell is the evil creature now inhabiting his own body?
Trailer for the book:
Some reviews for Body Swap:
For a Young Adult novella, Body Swap had some surprising depth. The portion of the book when William is in Stephanie’s body is very well-handled and (most importantly) quite realistic. The obligatory scenes of struggling with a bra and heels are there, but it’s handled with sensitivity instead of being used for slaptstick comedy. William’s emotional and mental struggles are the focus here, and they’re quite touching. (Sally Sapphire, goodreads.com)
“My Sister’s Choice“ is a two act play published on Smashwords and Amazon in e-book and paperback formats. The play is available for immediate sampling and sale in multiple e-book formats, readable on virtually any e-book reading device at http://smashwords.com/b/18205 or in paperback format at https://www.createspace.com/3467028
Here’s a blurb about the play:
Julia and her sister Helen are both deaf. Whereas Julia is deeply involved in the hearing-impaired community, Helen has always inexplicably refused to learn sign language. The two sister’s world is turned upside down when Helen’s new, hearing, boyfriend becomes obsessed with learning to sign. The relationship between the two sisters becomes quickly strained. What is the reason behind Helen refusing to sign? And what does Julia really have in mind? The death of the two sisters’ mother triggers a series of events that no one could have predicted. And there is no turning back…
Metaphore du rapide is my third novel, written in French:
En Australie du Nord, une expédition de rafting est confrontée à une descente de rapides difficile et dangereuse, transformant une simple aventure en un huis-clos étouffant. Quand l’expédition se heurte a trois individus armés et prêts a tout, chacun se retrouve face a ses propres démons, et la descente tourne au cauchemar. Lutant pour rester en vie, les membres de l’équipe vont devoir jouer le tout pour le tout. Une surprise de taille les attend. Elle va remettre en cause leurs convictions les plus profondes…