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Today I am really excited to be hosting the sensational, Lizzie Chantree on my blog. Lizzie is no stranger to publishing, having three novels already under her belt – and her latest book, NINJA SCHOOL MUM looks set to be just as big a hit, with fantastic reviews streaming in already ahead of its 30th January release date!
Lizzie, thanks so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to tell us a little bit more about your brand new book with the intriguing title:
Are there any surprises in your new book?
There are a few surprises along the way. My beta readers have all said they didn’t see them coming either, which is wonderful!
Did writing this book exhaust you or make you smile?
Ninja School Mum was so much fun to write. The main character, Skye, is very grumpy and doesn’t enjoy being around people, especially children, but she has to discover how to negotiate the hierarchy of the parents on the school playground and learn how to fit in for her son’s sake. She has to do this without misbehaving herself, which is a problem as it’s ingrained.
Do you plan ahead before writing your stories?
I don’t really make any plans at all. I begin by scribbling down basic ideas, then maybe a rough chapter structure. Next I start writing the story by hand and enjoy seeing where the story takes me.
Tell us a something we might not know about you?
I was on television quite a few times when I was younger. I invented a product called Runaway Spray, which is a ‘ladder’ stop spray for hosiery. I was one of the Female Inventors of the Year, 2000.
Which was your favourite of your books to write?
I have really enjoyed writing all of them. Each book has characters that are a bit eccentric. I like exploring the relationships they have with friends and family. I almost feel like I get to see what it’s like to run some very unusual businesses, as all of my books have entrepreneurs in them. They might be just starting out with an idea, or have a fully formed business, but each of them in their own way, are very inventive.
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.
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About 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.
For more information about ‘Ninja School Mum’, please visit www.lizziechantree.com or contact Crooked Cat Books: 00337429707270/ firstname.lastname@example.org or the author directly at 07799311636/ email@example.com
2 thoughts on “Lizzie Chantree’s ‘Ninja School Mum’”
Thank you for inviting me onto your fantastic website Isabella!
Interesting and fun interview:)