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Photograph from House on Black Lake Filmed Book Trailer - inside the summer home of Ruth and Ramey Sandeley - bronze goddess

photograh by David Wilson

House on Black Lake - trailer filmed at Chateau Tivoli B&B in San Francisco -photograh by David Wilson

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THE HOUSE ON BLACK LAKE FILMED BOOK TRAILER - Ruth, Alexandra and Ramey's trophy

House on Black Lake Filmed Trailer - Ruth (Morla Gorrondona) and Alexandra (Anastasia Blackwell) with Ramey's trophy

House on Black Lake - filmed at Chateau Tivoli in San Francisco Actors Ruth (Morla Gorrondona) and Alexandra (Anastasia Blackwell) with Ramey's trophy

THE HOUSE ON BLACK LAKE FILMED BOOK TRAILER - Ramey passes through broken glass to reach Alexandra

House on Black Lake - Actors Benny Duskin and Wade Russell - Photographer David Wilson

House on Black Lake - Actors Benny Duskin and Wade Russell - Photographer David Wilson

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House on Black Lake Filmed Book Trailer - Ramey Sandeley's Entrance

Ramey (Wade Russell) enters the house fresh from branding.

Ramey (Wade Russell) enters the house fresh from branding. David Wilson Photographer

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The House on Black Lake - Photograph from filmed book trailer - The moment before Sammy drops glass

The moment before Sammy (Benny Duskin) drops crystal glass

The moment before Sammy (Benny Duskin) drops crystal glass

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The House on Black Lake Filmed Book Trailer - Ruth Welcomes Sammy and Alexandra into the Sandeley's summer home

Photograph by David Wilson

House on Black Lake - ActorsAnastasia Blackwell (Alexandra), Morla Gorrandonia(Ruth), Benny Duskin (Sammy) - filmed at Chateau Tivoli B&B in San Francisco - Photograph by David Wilson

Greetings!

The M/S for HOBL is now in the hands of proof editor Martha Holmes and should be in print within the next few weeks. Once the book is available for sale the trailer will be aired.  Keep checking daily as I will be cataloguing shots from the trailer. Please note that all photographs were shot by David Wilson, a brilliant San Francisco based photographer.

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The House on Black Lake Filmed Book Trailer - Sammy and Alexandra arrive at Black Lake

Photograph by David Wilson

House on Black Lake - filmed at Chateau Tivoli B&B in San Francisco - Actors Morla Gorrondona, Anastasia Blackwell and Benny Duskin -Photograph by David Wilson

Greeting Friends:

Sorry for being  off site  for the last week. I spent the time networking in Los Angeles with my sister, Kathleen, and working with her in sifting through photographs to use in the book's interior. Also, I have been commiserating with Robert Aulicino on the interior design of book and incorporation of visuals. David Wilson shot photographs during filming and I will be sharing these images with you on a daily basis.

The trailer is now complete and ready to be aired once the book is published, which should be very soon. Peter Busboom did an amazing job of creating an evocative film score that creates an emotional journey that is both intriguing and truly frightening in the best sense of the word.

So now we begin the visual journey, and a taste of what is to come. 

We find Alexandra and Sammy welcomed into the Sandeley's home.

Benny Duskin protrays Samuel and Morla Gorrondona the unstable, but alluring Ruth Sandeley. I protray the role of the fragile /nearly broken, Alexandra Brighton, who is about to take the journey of a lifetime.

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Frazer Bradshaw - Cinematographer for House on Black Lake Trailer

Frazer Bradshaw, cinematographer for House on Black Lake trailer, recently produced a film that's winning indie awards worldwide.  Following is info regarding upcoming film festivals:

Everything Strange and New is screening at BAM in Brooklyn on Sunday the 21st at 3:30 and Tuesday the 23rd at 9:30. BAMcinemafest is in it's first year, but we're playing with just 13 other features, some of which are pretty high profile; the fest is by invitation only.

Next stop is Munich on June 30 and July 2. Then on to Karlovy Vary, an A-list EU festival in the Czech Republic (supposed to be a particularly fun festival, or so says programmers). Playing in Karlovy Vary on July 7 and 8.

A.

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PSYCHIC PHENOMENON AND THE HOUSE ON BLACK LAKE

The presence of psychic phenomenon resonates throughout my book.  Alexandra has powerful dreams she does not understand and a dream of a diseased woman handing her a trio of spheres, with Ramey Sandeley's eyes blazing through her sunken orbs, is the catilyst for her to make the journey to Black Lake. 

Later,  when Ruth takes Alexandra into the underground, she is told some very frightening pieces of information from  Kevin, a clairavoyant from an ancient Scottish clan who have carried on "the gift" for centuries.  In fact, it is Alexandra's denial of her own gift that has led her to her despair and near self destruction.  It is not until she sees the trio of spheres in the glen that she realizes that her destiny is actually a path that has been laid out, and the road is in fact her own personal truth.

As I finished writing  the book, I realized that although I was very aware of  my own psychic abilities and sought to understand dreams and honor synchronicity and premonition, it was very difficult for me to let go and trust that these indicators were realistic.  However, every step in the writing of the book, photography and filming of the trailer have been steeped in messages and helping hands, none of which would have occurred had I not listened to the messages of dreams, intuition and the blessed souls who met me with perfect timing in my journey and offered their personal gifts.

A.

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THE GENESIS OF THE HOUSE ON BLACK LAKE

The genesis of House on Black Lake Lake did not come in a dream, as did Stephanie Mayers, Twilight, although many dreams conbributed to its execution. The beginning of my story began with an actual experience not unlike that of Alexandra's.  I was a newly separated mother invited to holiday at the summer home of friends.  On the night of our arrival, my son and I were rowed out to stay in a decaying house on an island in the middle of the lake.  The remainder of my stay was steeped in drama and mystery, and when I returned I told the story again and again, until one night years later I told the story to a man who would encourage me to set the story to paper.

In a seaside bar in Venice Beach, California the elderly poet, who was a muse to younger writers, told me to go home and describe how it felt to be rowed across the lake to the house on the island.  The story would  take its own shape once I started, he told me.  When I returned to my home in the San Francisco Bay Area, I fell while watering a plant and landed in bed or on crutches for over a month.  I felt terribly sorry for myself, and began to write The House on Black Lake.  As the old man advised, the story did take on its own life, in a way I could not have possibly imagined.  None of the scenes were designed by me - they all came unbidden.  As example, I dreamt that a handsome French looking man approached me in an antique store, and as I admired a French armoire he said," just because it says its French it doesn't mean it actually is" - then he said the name Labat's.  There are endless stories and anecdotes for nearly all of the scenes in the book.  They are all interwoven with experiences, and yet separate, with a life of their own. 

What has surprised me most about setting out to write this book, is that it has rewritten the script of my own life.  The journeys I have taken to bring truth to the book have enriched my life with incredible experiences, and many new friends who are still in my life.   Goethe's quote about boldness having power and magic is true - if you have something inside that aches to be brought to life - begin it now!

A.