NEW RELEASE FROM AUTHOR, LIZZIE CHANTREE!
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 a 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.
- What made you think of the title Ninja School Mum?
I was thinking about the skills parents have, like negotiation, crisis management, planning, strategy and thought they sounded similar to something a ninja might have to do! All parents are able to multi-task and are under so much pressure. It was nice to turn the idea upside down and make the main character a harassed school mum with some unusual skills.
- Do you think someone can be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly?
Yes. I read something recently about a writer who thought of her writing as a job. She was successful, but her writing didn’t make her feel inspired. She knew what sold for her readers and followed a format. That’s great if it works for her, but for me, I have a love of writing and it fills me with joy to complete a new manuscript. If readers enjoy the story, it’s a wonderful added bonus.
- Do you try to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I enjoy being original but also hope I’m making my readers happy from reading the stories I write.
- Does a big ego hurt or help authors?
I don’t know any authors with big egos. Writing can be quite an insecure job, but even if you are very successful, bragging about it benefits no one. The writers I know are wonderful people. They are warm and supportive and don’t shout it from the rooftops when they do well, they just enjoy the moment.
Lizzie Chantree writes women’s fiction and romance novels packed full of friendship, laughter and laugh out loud storylines. Escape into great love stories, with compelling heroines and beautiful locations.
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