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Jason Parent

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In his head, Jason Parent lives in many places, but in the real world, he calls New England his home. The region offers an abundance of settings for his writing and many wonderful places in which to write them. He currently resides in Southeastern Massachusetts with his cuddly corgi named Calypso.

In a prior life, Jason spent most of his time in front of a judge . . . as a civil litigator. When he finally tired of Latin phrases no one knew how to pronounce and explaining to people that real lawsuits are not started, tried and finalized within the 60-minute timeframe they see on TV (it's harassing the witness; no one throws vicious woodland creatures at them), he traded in his cheap suits for flip flops and designer stubble. The flops got re
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Jason Parent Horror, for me, started with Poe and Shirley Jackson. His most fun story is A Tell-Tale Heart. His best works from a literary standpoint, though (and…moreHorror, for me, started with Poe and Shirley Jackson. His most fun story is A Tell-Tale Heart. His best works from a literary standpoint, though (and both are awesome) are The Masque of the Red Death and The fall of the House of Usher. I do own and have read cover to cover a volume that claims to be Poe's complete work, poems and all. Though not the same for every author, I do believe Poe's most famous stories are his better tales, with lesser known The Island of the Fay and this strange tale about a guy stuck in a balloon (the name of which escapes me) adding some peculiarity to his portfolio. Actually, he has some other very strange tales, with talking severed heads, vibrating tongues, etc.(less)
Jason Parent Anyone else asking me this question, and I'd take it at face value... Somehow, I think I am walking into a trap, but I'll bite. "Ka like a wind..."

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Anyone else asking me this question, and I'd take it at face value... Somehow, I think I am walking into a trap, but I'll bite. "Ka like a wind..."

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Presently, I am offering copies of my books, Seeing Evil and Unseemly, in exchange for honest reviews at the below links. In addition, if you join the group and follow it's terms and conditions, each review will enter you into a prize program. Other authors have offered their books as well, so choose whichever you fancy!

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“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
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“We were all the same, it seemed to me, all of us dented and scratched and damaged, held together with pins and duct tape, the walking wounded making one last stand in the dark before giving in to the inevitable".”
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“From childhood's hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.”
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My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;
A-chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart's in the Highlands wherever I go.”
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message 31: by Jason

Jason Parent Erin wrote: "Thanks for the friend request."

Great to meet you!


message 30: by Erin

Erin Thanks for the friend request.


message 29: by Jason

Jason Parent Shelby *wants some flying monkeys* wrote: "

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Thanks, Shelby. :)


message 27: by Jason

Jason Parent Gregor wrote: "Jason wrote: "Gregor wrote: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Great cake. But if the spider is that happy, there should be blood and dead things all around him"

The blood and dead things are in the cake. The s..."


Sounds like something one of your twins might bake


message 26: by Gregor

Gregor Xane Jason wrote: "Gregor wrote: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Great cake. But if the spider is that happy, there should be blood and dead things all around him"


The blood and dead things are in the cake. The spider can smell them.


message 25: by Jason

Jason Parent Gregor wrote: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Great cake. But if the spider is that happy, there should be blood and dead things all around him


message 24: by Dustin

Dustin Jason wrote: "Dustin wrote: "Hey there, happy birthday, Jason!!:)"

Thanks, Dustin. I took it off and am doing nothing and loving it."


Great, I'm very happy to hear it, my friend!:)


message 23: by Gregor

Gregor Xane HAPPY BIRTHDAY!




message 22: by Jason

Jason Parent Dustin wrote: "Hey there, happy birthday, Jason!!:)"

Thanks, Dustin. I took it off and am doing nothing and loving it.


message 21: by Dustin

Dustin Hey there, happy birthday, Jason!!:)


JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust Thanks for the invite Jason.


message 19: by Jason

Jason Parent Crystal Starr Light wrote: "Thanks for the friend request!

(And I can't help it - I love WW and I love MLP. I actually do like a lot of things, but I can't have a WW-Sith-Elf-Captain Marvel-MLP, so I do what I can :) )"


I just saw this. Always miss profile posts! That's one hell of a combo!


Crystal Starr Light Thanks for the friend request!

(And I can't help it - I love WW and I love MLP. I actually do like a lot of things, but I can't have a WW-Sith-Elf-Captain Marvel-MLP, so I do what I can :) )


message 17: by Jason

Jason Parent Laura wrote: "Thanks for the friendship Jason!"

Awesome to meet you, Laura!


message 16: by Laura

Laura W Thanks for the friendship Jason!


message 15: by Kevis

Kevis Hendrickson Thanks for the friendship, Jason. I didn't want to come off as confrontational in that thread. But it really ticks me off when authors berate other authors to score cheap points. As you say, "we all rise and fall on our own ethics and skill". Words to live by! :)


message 14: by Jason

Jason Parent Michelle E. wrote: "Hi. Yeah, as long as you love trilogy, you're ok in my book ;)

BTW, I like your profile pic. What's the dog's name? =]"


I loved the trilogy, but my favorites characters were actually the somewhat flawed humans - Boromir, Faramir and Eowyn (and of course Gollum).

My dog's name is Calypso, Caly for short.


Michelle☆Elizabeth Hi. Yeah, as long as you love trilogy, you're ok in my book ;)

BTW, I like your profile pic. What's the dog's name? =]


message 12: by Jason

Jason Parent Michelle wrote: "Hi Jason. Thanks for the friend request :)"

Nice to meet you, Michelle!


Michelle Hi Jason. Thanks for the friend request :)


message 10: by Jason

Jason Parent S.M. wrote: "Hi Jason - thanks for the friend-vite! It's great to connect with you here on GRs."

Nice to meet you, too, S.M. Been following the Social Media thread, learning as I go, like you.


message 9: by S.M.

S.M. McEachern Hi Jason - thanks for the friend-vite! It's great to connect with you here on GRs.


Dustin Hi, Jason!

I hope all's well with you and yours.:)

Thank you for accepting my friend request, I appreciate it.

Have a wonderful day!


message 7: by C.J.

C.J. Heck C.J. Heck
C.J. Heck

Hello Jason,

It's such a pleasure having you for a friend here at Goodreads. I look forward to reading your work. Best wishes to you!

My warmest regards and respect,
CJ

Anatomy of a Poet by C.J. Heck
Anatomy of a Poet (poetry)
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...
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Bits and Pieces Short Stories from a Writer's Soul by C.J. Heck
Bits and Pieces (collection of short stories and flash fiction)
Bits and Pieces: Short Stories from a Writer's Soul
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Zakirrah BookBlogger Hey thanks for the friend invite!! I shall be checking your books out :-)


message 5: by Jason

Jason Parent Shari-amor wrote: "Thank you for the friend request. I looked into your book and cant wait to read it. :-)"

Thanks for your support. I hope you enjoy it! Look forward to talking with you in the HA group!


Shari-amor Thank you for the friend request. I looked into your book and cant wait to read it. :-)


Malina Jason wrote: "Malina wrote: "Hey Jason!! Guess what I got in the mail today???"

Awesome! It took me so long at the post office to get those out. My next giveaway may be for fewer books..."


Hopefully I will be one of the lucky few again!


message 2: by Jason

Jason Parent Malina wrote: "Hey Jason!! Guess what I got in the mail today???"

Awesome! It took me so long at the post office to get those out. My next giveaway may be for fewer books...


Malina Hey Jason!! Guess what I got in the mail today???


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