AnaStasia: A Parallel Lives Story

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Seventeen-year-old Anastasia Lane aspires to be a professional artist.  She lives with her parents, hangs out with her friends, Chloe and Daphne, struggles through high school Chemistry and Physics, but, the rest of the time, Anastasia is consumed with capturing the colors and flowing images in her imagination, creating art.  When she learns of a competition for a prestigious scholarship to art school, Anastasia dedicates herself to composing a winning portfolio of work.

This is the story of one life, lived two different ways.

In one reality, “Stasia” is the beloved daughter of doting parents who spare no expense in supporting her ambition and talent.  Adoring not just their daughter but also one another, their home is full of celebration, warmth and love. 

In another reality, “Ana” washes dishes at a nursing home to buy her carefully-budgeted art supplies, waiting until her alcoholic father passes out before creeping downstairs to paint.  Ana must survive her father’s nightly verbal abuse without any help from her silent, cowed mother, until she can retreat to the only place she feels safe, in front of her easel. 

In Ninya’s mesmerizing serial novel, Stasia’s and Ana’s stories alternate, coming together to describe the crucial turning points in Anastasia’s life.  She has a gift for compelling storytelling, building nuanced characters and relationships while carrying the reader breathlessly through the life of one woman, but two very different lives.

How much of who we are comes from inside, and how much from our experiences?  What happens to potential when it is nurtured versus stifled? Is innate ability enough to negate early disadvantages, or is that life forever stunted?  Ninya’s innovative story explores the difference that a loving, caring upbringing makes in the opportunities granted and choices made. 

Rated R for Profanity. No Explicit Sex Scenes.

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AnaStasia: A Parallel Lives Serial Continues in Episode 2.

The winner of the art school scholarship is revealed and college begins.

Ana’s choices send her to a desperate place. 

Ana and Stasia celebrate Christmas with their loved ones.

Norma becomes Ana’s fairy godmother.

Stasia reconnects with her mentor.

Ana meets a celebrity that takes an interest in her and her artwork.

Daphne and Chloe conspire to take Ana and Stasia out for one more crazy night out before they head back to college.

In Ninya’s mesmerizing serial novel, “AnaStasia”, Stasia’s and Ana’s stories alternate, and then come together to describe the crucial turning points in AnaStasia’s life.   

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AnaStasia: A Parallel Lives Serial Continues in Episode 3.

An event from the last episode sends Ana and Stasia spinning out, each in their own way.

Ana takes a bigger role at the art store enabling Norma the free time to meet someone special.

Stasia struggles to complete her last year in college and a surprise visit from her parents gives them a dose of a painful reality

A chance visit from someone she least expected opens up unexpected feelings for Ana.

One of Ana’s idol’s takes a special interest in her and they share an amazing experience together.

It’s graduation day for Stasia and a new living arrangement opens up.

Ana celebrates a milestone with Chloe and Daphne.

Ana goes on a sweet date.

AnaStasia volunteers in a place that has a special place in her heart, but she meets an intense director and has to prove herself.

AnaStasia: A Parallel Lives Serial Continues in Episode 4.

In this parallel lives story, Stasia’s and Ana’s stories alternate, connecting together at crucial turning points in AnaStasia’s life.

In episode 4…

AnaStasia begins orientation at the crisis center.

Norma makes a change that takes everyone by surprise.

Stasia focuses on her work at the center and a special project she has been tapped to create. Her past gets exposed to a wary Alex.

Ana gets closer to Jamie as they work together and enjoys a girls’ night out with Chloe and Daphne.

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The Story of One Life Lived Two Ways. Have You Ever Wondered “What if?”

In this parallel lives story, Stasia’s and Ana’s stories alternate, connecting together at crucial turning points in AnaStasia’s life.

In episode 5…

AnaStasia begins a mural at the Crisis Center.

Norma returns from New Mexico for a visit.

Ana and Jamie bring the art classes to Leo and Ally delivers some devastating news.

Stasia and Alex spend more time together and he opens up about his past.

The mural is completed and Ana and Stasia are invited to the Fundraising Event which brings everyone they love together.

Rated R for Profanity. No Explict Sex Scenes.

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I was born on July 11, making it easy for potential mates to remember my birthday (There’s a 7/11 right there……) You get extra points if you know what musical that line is from. Named after one of my mom’s friends dogs, I am one of 5 kids born into a catholic family. 

When I was 7, I vividly remember my sister Kesha and I sitting on our quilt covered bunk beds writing little stories for hours. (Yes she is the lucky one because a pop star made her name so recognizable that people could actually pronounce it correctly the first time.) Hey, we didn’t have a lot of things, so the imagination was an amazing place to concoct a life we wanted. 

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This is the story of one life, lived two different ways.

In one reality, “Stasia” is the beloved daughter of doting parents who spare no expense in supporting her ambition and talent.  Adoring not just their daughter but also one another, their home is full of celebration, warmth and love. 

In another reality, “Ana” washes dishes at a nursing home to buy her carefully-budgeted art supplies, waiting until her alcoholic father passes out before creeping downstairs to paint.  Ana must survive her father’s nightly verbal abuse without any help from her silent, cowed mother, until she can retreat to the only place she feels safe, in front of her easel. 

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