January 16, 2013

Meet the author.: Francene Stanley

In February, I've joined with five participating authors to present our fantasy/paranormal books, which feature heroines. The ADDICTED TO HEROINES blog tour will be here before we can blink (and why does time pass so fast?) We're running fun contests and offering cool prizes as well as a few giveaways.
Each of us have our own unique story.

Today, I'd like to share with you why I love reading and writing futuristic fantasy adventure novels and stories about paranormal gifts.

Name: Francene Stanley

Author of...

Still Rock Water, the first in the Moonstone Series, published by Solstice. This is a favorite of mine. My character, Liliha, mimics my life and expresses my optimism in her determination to succeed. She is a strong role-model among women characters with her empowerment to do something about suffering and injustice. The novel illustrates the principle of positive thinking and the trust that things will work out. However, things don't always go as we hope and plan. 

Wind over Troubled Waters & Knights in Dark Leather. I co-wrote these books with Edith Parzefall. The first two, from a series of four post-apocalyptic adventure novels, are set in Cornwall after a great flood destroyed all technology. Cerridwen's dying mother urges her to find the elusive seer for directions to a ring that will lead primitive Britland to a better tomorrow. The aura-seeing heroine meets strangers, who accompany along the way towards Long Doom.

Today, I'd like to share with you why I love reading and writing fantasy:
Fantasy and the paranormal give me a sense that anything is possible, especially using untapped parts of the mind.

Why I like reading fantasy:
Novels of this nature take me away to far distant places and states of being.

Why I like writing fantasy:

I've always loved creating something new. I've written songs, poetry and novels, which occupy me fully at this juncture in my life. In a world of my own creation, I can escape the confines of my limiting body and reach for the stars.

Fantasy books/authors I enjoy:

Ayn Rand, Asimov, Arthur C. Clark. I read all my grandmother's early published science fiction books and they set me on the path to writing my own.

When I was in High School, I thought I'd grow up to become...

A model. How little I knew. That style of life wouldn't last forever anyway. Besides that, my father forbid it and I met my future husband shortly after I left school. Of course, young love didn't allow me to choose wisely. I stuck it out for 27 years, moved to the other side of the earth, and met my present husband of 25 years.

I've been writing since:

Writing? Well, that's a big subject. But I've been writing poetry and songs since I retired nearly ten years ago.

My greatest accomplishment so far as a writer:

Last year, two publishers accepted my books. Solstice went for Still Rock Water, and Double Dragon published the first two in the Higher Ground futuristic series. After all my hard work, I finally knew my effort had been worthwhile.


  1. Congrats, Francene on your accomplishments--we're so glad to have you :)
    And thanks for sharing your interesting story (and beautiful pic)!

  2. Welcome Francene! A little belated, but still a welcome! :D