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 to fit 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.
About Lizzie Chantree
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 her 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 :)