Francene Stanley found initial inspiration in poetry and songwriting but later turned to writing novels. Like her main characters, she expresses optimism, determination to succeed, and illustrates the principle of positive thinking combined with the trust that things will work out. You can see how this works in the Moonstone series novels: Still Rock Water, Tidal Surge, Shattered Shells & Karn Currents.
Born in South Australia, Francene married young. Retreating to the small fishing village of Robe, she ran a craft shop and tea room, welcoming tourists to the area. In the nineteen seventies, she and her husband travelled in a caravan with three children around Australia looking at various ways of alternative living.
After her divorce, Francene left Australia and moved to England, where she worked as a nanny, travelling around the world with the family she worked for. She met her present husband in London, worked in the catering business for 12 years, and travelled extensively.
Shattered Shells is the third in the Moonstone series of paranormal novels set in the picturesque seaside village of St. Ives, Cornwall, England.
Liliha recently lost her husband and is parenting two teenagers half a world away. To overcome her loneliness, she decides to play psychic detective using an inherited ring that allows her to enter minds and avert a dire situation.
Called by a random vision, she mentally melds with a local thief but fails to change his actions. Because she can only see through his eyes, his identity remains obscure during her initial inquiries. After helping runaway hooker Ellen, who is frantic to avoid drugs, Liliha is sucked into the lives of a foreign entrepreneur, a small-time crook, and a thwarted pimp. When the pimp and the crook join forces to drug and rape Liliha before stealing her ring, she faces the most desperate situation in her life and almost certain destruction of everything she values.