Hello and welcome! I’m delighted to host Lizzie Chantree here today.
Join me in the excited buzz surrounding this NEW RELEASE by Multi-Talented author LIZZIE CHANTREE. “NINJA SCHOOL MUM”
Meet the author:
Award-winning inventor and author, Lizzie Chantree, started her own business at the age of 18 and became one of Fair Play London and The Patent Office’s British Female Inventors of the Year in 2000. She discovered her love of writing fiction when her children were little and now runs networking hours on social media, where creative businesses, writers, photographers and designers can offer advice and support to each other. She lives with her family on the coast in Essex.
Obsessive-compulsive school mum, Skye, is a lonely elite spy, who is running from her past whilst trying to protect the future of her child. She tries hard to fit in with the other parents at her son’s new school, but the only person who accepts her unconventional way of life is new mother, Thea.
Thea is feeling harassed by her sister and bored with her life, but she suspects that there is something strange about the new school mum, Skye. Thea has secrets of her own and, although the two become unlikely friends, she hesitates to tell Skye about the father of her own child.
Zack’s new business is growing faster than he could have dreamed but, suddenly, he finds himself the owner of a crumbling estate on the edge of a pretty village, and a single parent to a very demanding child. Could he make a go of things and give his daughter the life she deserved?
When three lives collide, it appears that only one of them is who they seem to be, and you never know who the person next to you in the school playground really is.
Quick Q&A. I posed these questions to Lizzie Chantree.
Out of all of your books, do you have a favorite and why?
I don’t have a favorite, but I do have a soft spot for my first book, Babe Driven. I wrote the story when my daughter was unwell and published it five years later when her health improved. Writing the book helped me get through hard times and I will always be thankful for it. The story still makes me smile.
In the new release, who is your favorite character to portray, and why?
I absolutely loved writing the main character, Skye. She is such an emotional and physical mess when we meet her, but she has inner strength and a very dry sense of humor. She doesn’t like other people’s children and suffers the school playground, as she loves her son. Her past causes lots of problems for her future. She has had an exciting history, but it turns out that school life is just as eventful!
Do you form an emotional attachment to your characters?
I do form a bond with them. I spend so much time with them in my head! The problem I have is, that as I’m writing the last section of my latest novel, new characters from my next book introduce themselves and their story begins to unfold.
What is the one thing you love most about writing?
The thing I love most is the other authors and readers I’ve met. They are so generous with their time and support and I can’t thank them enough.
5 fun facts: ABOUT LIZZIE.
Fact 1. Lizzie is an inventor. She designed her first product at the age of 17.
Fact 2. Lizzie is allergic to chocolate. She lost 4 stone when she was younger and now she can’t eat chocolate as it makes her pass out!
Fact 3. Lizzie went to college to study shop display and design, then on to learn about graphic design. This comes in useful for marketing and packaging design.
Fact 4. Lizzie has just taken up running, but hasn’t quite got to the 5k mark yet.
Fact 5. Lizzie is a trained silversmith. She used to design her own bespoke, Swarovski crystal jewellery and sell it wholesale to retailers.
Author page: viewAuthor.at/LizzieChantree
Thank you for joining in this exciting time for both Lizzie Chantree and her many fans! “Ninja School Mum” is available now for pre-order … release date January 30th 2018.