I recently heard about the book Ninja School Mum and wanted to have author Lizzie Chantree over to guest post about it. Lizzie’s books have a common theme: they feature female entrepreneurs! Yes, I had a hunch she’d be a great fit here ;) Ok, here’s me giving Lizzie the floor:
I’m thrilled to have been invited here today. My name is Lizzie Chantree and I am a contemporary romance author who writes novels that will hopefully make you smile. I am also a business mentor and my books are full of strong women with some pretty zany business ideas! I run a networking hour on Twitter called #CreativeBizHour to support creatives and really enjoy hearing from people who are following their dreams.
I began my first business with a market stall and this evolved into two shops and a wholesale business, where I exhibited my products at trade shows and sold them all over the world. After running my business for many years my daughter became unwell. I wrote my first book during this time to keep myself awake (and sane) at night, so that I could hear her breathing. As my daughter’s health improved I began to write more and accepted a book deal with publishers Crooked Cat Books.
My books all have women in them who are stronger than they realise and because writing helped me through such a hard time in my life, I write stories full of love, romance and sunshine, in the hope of lifting others through their own troubled times.
My latest romance read is called Ninja School Mum. It is about a single mum, called Skye, who is running from her past while trying to protect the future of her child. The story is about how hard it can be fitting into a new area and friendship group, not just for a child, but also for their parent. The story is full of laughter, friendship and playground gossip, as well as some sizzling men! Do you ever really know who you are standing next to on the school playground?
Wishing you all a fun filled and creative day.
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.
Be sure to pick up your copy of Ninja School Mum! I have the eBook :)
This sounds great – thank you for introducing us Christy! I love strong and funny female characters and will have to check this out.
Thanks Sheila. Ninja School Mum was so much fun to write. I hope the book makes you smile.
Thank you for inviting me onto your fabulous blog today!
My pleasure! Keep up the great writing!
What a great post! Thank you, Christy.
Wow! Lizzie, you sound amazing, and the title of your book brings a smile!
Great premis..even greater story!
Thank you Christy for introducing us Lizzie Chantree.
Thanks for introducing us to Lizzie and her book, Christy! I love the premise!
Love this. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for joining us here today:)
Am glad I did
Such a beautiful and an inspiring post💯💯
This leaves me with wanting to know more. Thank you for sharing! :)
Hooray! I hope you enjoy reading Ninja School Mum and that it makes you smile. My next book is out on the 9th July and I can’t wait to share the news about that here too, nearer the time.
Yes Lizzie be sure to come back closer to July to tell us more about the next book :)
Thanks Christy. I’d love to! My publishers have priced many of their titles, including Ninja School Mum, at 99p/99c as an Easter treat for book lovers this weekend. If you were thinking of grabbing a copy, do it this weekend and save some money everyone!
That is a great post and a something to look forward to reading, thanks for sharing!!
Thank you for the amazing reblog. Have a wonderful weekend.
Thank you for the amazing reblog and for sharing the post. Much appreciated. You are a star!
It’s wonderful to see you here on Christy’s blog, Lizzie. I love the book title, and the cover is fantastic! Wishing you all the best ❤ Terrific post, Christy ❤
Thanks Tina. I’m thrilled you like the title and book cover. I really appreciate you sharing the post on social media too!
Welcome, Lizzie ❤
Tina and Lizzie, you both are great examples of all that women can achieve! I’m behind you both, cheering 📣
Thank you, girlfriend! I’ve got your back :) ❤
Aw thanks ♥
Likewise. I really enjoy seeing women fulfil their dreams.
Skye sounds like my kind of heroine! Good luck to Lizzie with her new book, and thanks to Christy for introducing her.
Thanks Amy! I hope you enjoy the book. Let me know what you think.
A lovely author post about Lizze Chantree, Christy. I didn’t know about her daughter’s illness. I know that feeling well.
Great post and lovely to find out more about you Lizzie.. thanks Christy for being such a great host.
Hi Lizzie nice to see you on Christy’s blog. I loved Ninja School Mum. It’s a lovely light-hearted romance read. :)
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