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Love and Light published in the US

ten minute plays 2012
Love and Light was published in the US in 2012 in The Best Ten Minute Plays, 2011 – edited by Lawrence Harbinson
Love and Light is one of my most successful plays. Here’s a short synopsis:

Tania’s deceased husband has left her with bills to pay, no job and no idea where he stashed the money. Will consulting a Psychic provide her with the answer she seeks?

The book can be bought on Amazon.com
First Published: 2012
Publisher: Smith and Kraus
ISBN: 978-1-57525-782-2

Published by Smith & Kraus, 2011 (THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2011)

Produced for Ten in 10, Shepparton, Australia, July 20112008

Produced for Short & Sweet Malaysia 2008, Judges’ choice, best runner-up actor (male and female)

Produced for Short & Sweet Melbourne 2008

Produced for “Eight-in-a-Box”, Drama Centre Black Box, Singapore 2009

Produced for Favourite Shorts 2009, Armidale, NSW (WINNER)

Produced for Short and Sweet Sydney 2009

Produced for SHOWOFF!, San Juan Capistrano, California, 2009

Produced for 10 Min Madness Festival, San Diego, 2009

Produced for Pint-Sized Plays 2009 (UK)

Produced for PLAYTIME @ World Bar 2010 (Sydney)

Produced at the Otterbein University in Columbus (Westerville), Ohio, May 2010

Broadcast on audiobookradio.net, May 2010


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“Leo Spencer的翅膀” (The Wings of leo Spencer) – Jerome Parisse的第一部小说…

Leo Spencer的翅膀



十四岁的Leo找到了他妈妈的生日最令人惊讶的存在。不幸的是,有人已经决定,他不会活着看到它… …当他死了,Leo发现自己面临着一个可怕的选择,一个会影响他的生活 – 他的死亡 – 永远。

但是,谁想要他死了吗?为什么他是有针对性的邪恶力量?即使Geraldine -死,爱它 – 没有以发生了什么线索。




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Métaphore du rapide vient de sortir!

Mon dernier roman, Métaphore du rapide, vient d’etre publié par les Editions Velours.

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…

 Métaphore du rapide est en vente dans toutes les bonnes librairies de France et de Navarre, ainsi que sur Internet (amazon.fr; chapitre.com; fnac.com etc)

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Hot on the shelves…

My latest novel, Métaphore du rapide, has just hit the shelves. I wrote this one in French, so it is only published in France for the moment.

The story is based on a rafting expedition I took part in ten years ago. For those who are interested, here is the synopsis:

In Northern Australia, a rafting expedition faces dangerous rapids, turning an exciting adventure into a suffocating experience. When the team comes across three armed individuals, each member of the team can only count on himself/herself to survive, and the adventure turns into a nightmare. Fighting for their life, the friends will soon learn a painful lesson. And at the last minute, something they never expected will challenge their deepest beliefs…

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It’s Friday! Body Swap interview, Yunnan trip etc

Only two more days in Hong Kong! I am getting ready for a trip to Kunming (Yunnan, China) which will see me away from home for six weeks. I will be going to a Mandarin school in the morning to improve my Chinese speaking and reading skills, so that I can be fluent enough to work in the language. I am looking forward to the experience, although I know it will be challenging. I’ll continue to work in the afternoons, in between excursions and discovery trips. Yunnan is a stunning region with many minorities living there. I will make sure to let you know what it’s like.

I’m excited to be going to the theatre to see In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play tonight, for which I will post a review tomorrow. On another note, I have been interviewed by Jess C Scott, author of The Other Side of Life about my novel Body Swap and my work. You can read the full interview here.


Author Interview #26, with author/playwright/management consultant Jerome Parisse, who grew up in France where he developed a love for language, literature, and good food!

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Body Swap giveaway ending soon

There’s a Body Swap giveaway on goodreads.com at the moment. Details below if you are interested.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Body Swap: The world's first text message adventure romance with... by Jerome Parisse

Body Swap

by Jerome Parisse

Giveaway ends December 15, 2010.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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Free Royalty-free Music

I recently created a book trailer for my novel, The Wings of Leo Spencer, and I faced the same problem as anyone who wants to add music to a video-clip, be it for YouTube or any other short video website: music is copyrighted, in the same way as any kind of writing, photos etc. You don’t want to have to pay royalties for a thirty-second piece of music you used in one of your homemade video placed on YouTube! There is a lot of royalty-free music on the Web, but it is usually very expensive. While creating my book trailer, I stumbled upon Donosongs, an artist based in New York, and his website, which offers free royalty-free music for your own use. There are lots of different styles, and the music is pretty good. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to avoid trouble with the music they use for video-clips. Check it out. Dan-O is pretty cool.

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New trailer and review for The Wings of Leo Spencer

There’s now a book trailer for The Wings of Leo Spencer. Here it is:

There’s also a review of the novel in Buzz Words Books this morning. Buzz Words Books posts reviews of young adult books on its website daily. It’s an extension of Buzz Words, the newsletter created by Jackie French, which now has its own life. You can find the full review with pictures here.

Here’s the review’s full text:

The Wings of Leo Spencer

The Wings of Leo Spencer by Jerome Parisse (Sid Harta)
PB RRP $24.99
ISBN 1-921642-14-9
Reviewed by Anke Seib
Fourteen year old Leo, diagnosed with a fatal illness at age twelve, has lived a relatively normal existence, surfing with his best friend Peter and longing to travel the world so he can photograph birds and share his work with others. His parents never told him the truth about his illness and he first hears it mentioned when, having just passed away, his dad phones his grandmother to say that what was expected has happened.
When Leo enters heaven, the Council of Angels assesses and declares him ‘apt’ for the role of guardian angel as he has lived his past four lives in a worthy manner, meeting previous life contracts successfully. In his last life he ‘was a good son, gentle brother, faithful friend, who suffered illness without complaining.’ He is to be guardian to Peter, allowing him to return to Earth, which turns out to be a lucky thing because his family needs him.
Heaven is a place where one can have everything and anything they desire. Leo’s great desire to photograph birds is now possible but does not satisfy as it is of his own mind’s making. He makes friends quickly and easily though not with everyone. The Father of All Lies has worked with an insider to amend life contracts so that Leo’s family will die in a house fire. Leo’s attempts to resolve the situation will allow the Father of All Lies illegal entry to heaven.
Angels on Earth cannot physically touch humans but harnessing his love for his friend allows Leo to fight two men attempting to attack Peter. Helping his family does not prove that easy though. When Leo’s family is surrounded by fire Leo manages to contact Peter, urging him to call the fire brigade. As the family climbs down to safety, their house collapses around them and all seems saved.
Not so, for the Father of All Lies is really angry now, and he and Leo come face to face in battle. It is when Peter and another of Leo’s friends from heaven come to help him that the three can fight strongly enough for good to conquer evil. Although he has broken some rules the Council of Angels forgives Leo as he did it for the right reasons. He happily returns to heaven to photograph birds.

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Young and bold

As most of you may know, authors have to do much of their book promotion themselves these days. Unless you are famous and have the potential to sell millions of copies, publishers won’t give you much help for book promotion. This is why I have been speaking to schools about my latest novel, “The Wings of Leo Spencer”. To tell the truth, meeting with students and readers is also one of the highlights of being a writer. My audience is 9 to 14 year olds ,who offer a fresh approach to reading and writing that is both exhilarating and liberating. Some of the questions they ask you as an author can be difficult, funny, or surprising. I thought I’d share with you here some of the most interesting questions I’ve had recently by Year 10-11 students during school visits.

  • What does it feel like to be famous? (I wish I knew.)
  • Do you like to use unusual words that nobody uses? (Yes, as long as readers can understand me.)
  • What was it like growing up in France? (Do you have three hours?)
  • Do you get ideas from people you see in the street? (Yes, but also from friends and family.)
  • Is there a sequel to “The Wings of Leo Spencer”? (Let’s focus on this one for the time being, shall we?)
  • When you write, do you feel your novel becomes the real world? (Yes, with angels et al :-))
  • Could you write a book about me? (What a healthy ego!)
  • What is the funniest book you have ever read?
  • Are you going to translate your book into French? (No, thanks.)
  • I’m reading “Twilight” at the moment. Do you think you could fall in love with a vampire? (Sure, why not?)
  • Do you prefer angels or vampire? (I like them both!)
  • What is your goal in life? (Again, I wish I knew!)
  • Have you always wanted to be a writer? (Yes and no, but I am very happy being one…)
  • Do you like visiting schools? (I LOVE IT.)
  • Have you got any advice to give us on writing?

As you can see from this list of questions, I never get bored! I’m definitely looking forward to my next school visit.

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