From former inventor and mum to successful author

Lizzie Chantree
Lizzie Chantree

Writer Lizzie Chantree

A successful Essex author has launched her forth book at the FitzWimarc School in Rayleigh this week.

Lizzie Chantree, 45, from Rayleigh, (school mum) who has two children aged 16 and 13, is a former inventor and ran her own business for twenty years before taking up writing.

Her new book called ‘Ninja School Mum’ takes inspiration from the school playground and concerns an obsessive-compulsive mum, a lonely elite spy who is running from her past whilst trying to protect the future of her child.

The book is aimed at adults and older children aged 15 and upwards. Lizzie said: “It’s a great book to read on a beach somewhere and I’ve written it to make readers smile. All my books are about romance, business and entrepreneurs.

“Ninja School Mum is about finding your place in the world and fitting in. I’ve been inspired by the school playground and how it has its own little world. I think that it can be as daunting for parents as it can be for the children starting a new school.


“I ran my own business for a long time but I really enjoy being an author. It fits round family life and I often drop my children off at a after school club and sit in the car and write.

“My A4 pad goes everywhere I go. I get ideas from being out and about.”
Lizzie founded her first company at the age of 17 and went on to invent The Runaway Spray; a spray that stops little holes in tights and stockings from running into huge ladders. She ran a mail order business for twenty years before taking up writing 10 years ago.

Lizzie appeared on Sky News, ITV Lunchtime News, This Morning, The Big Breakfast, BBC’s Worldwide Radio Service, amongst others, for becoming one of Fair Play London’s Female Innovators.

Lizzie started off by self-publishing her books but now has a publishing deal. She is the author of sizzling beach read Babe Driven, Award-winning romance novel; Love’s Child and Finding Gina, which is a mystical romance.

Her next book is due out in the summer and Lizzie has already started work on the ‘Ninja School Mum’ sequel.

The book is published by Crooked Cat Books and is available to buy in paperback on amazon and as an e- book from January 30.


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