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May 29, 2021 Posted by admin in Blog

OUTLAW NIGHT - a 1960's Teenage Road Trip into Native American Land

In her new young adult, coming-of-age romance, OUTLAW NIGHT, author Anastasia Blackwell explores the life of a teenage girl living in 1966, and the night that changes the course of her destiny.

1966, amidst turbulent change in America, Stacie Sheridan, a fifteen-year-old sophomore, falls in love-at-first-sight. The object of her obsession is Calvin Brewster, a star Portland, Oregon high school athlete and felon awaiting trial. At eighteen, he is a legal adult. Despite her parent’s strict rule she cannot ride in cars with boys, Stacie accepts Calvin’s invitation to join him and his buddy-in-crime on a road trip. The destination is a day of sun-bathing at the new Kah-Nee-Ta Hot Springs Indian Reservation public swimming pool.

Stacey enlists her thrill-seeking best friend, and they embark on a journey to the mysterious land. Not long after the foursome hits the border, their car breaks down. The guys are broke, and there is no money for gas, food, or repairs. Stranded, they must use their wits and cunning to survive the dangerous Native American territory. By nightfall, Stacie has transformed, and there is no turning back. An outlaw is born.

OUTLAW NIGHT is currently being adapted to a screenplay. This is the fourth novel published by Anastasia Blackwell. Her other works are contemporary gothic suspense,THE HOUSE ON BLACK LAKE,historical fantasy/ gothic romance, THE CHAMBER OF CURIOSITIES, and urban sci-fi fantasy, I AM HUMAN. Anastasia's stories are set in different time periods, in diverse genres, but all explore outcasts attempting to find a place in oppressive, patriarchal societies.


OUTLAW NIGHT by Anastasia Blackwell, e-book at Amazon




Haunted Island Video

Musician Collaborator Peter Busboom set out with camera in hand to find outdoor areas of San Francisco that had haunted feeling. He succeeded in finding paranormal energy in two areas - the shore near Golden Gate Bridge on Marin side, and Muir Woods. He added sound effects to visuals and I provided voice over, with actual  words from novel and some improv. The result is a a very provocative piece, with depth, and a mournful feeling that souls were indeed trapped in these areas.

Both areas were inhabited by Native Americans and early settlers. Clearly there are stories in the filmy air, nearly visible, palpable. And, I see 8's showing up - or is it just my imagination?

Check it out for yourself.


Romantic Scene Filmed in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Stars Tosh Yanez and Anastasia Blackwell

The House on Black Lake




Gothic Romance

Photograh from "The House on Black Lake" taken during filming of trailer at Chateau Tivoli in San Francisco. Picture depicts scene from novel in which Alexandra succumbs to charms of French Canadian artist, Andre Labat in St. Agathes Des Mont, outside Montreal. Features Anastasia Blackwell and Tosh Yanez.