#RRBC Who is “SPOTLIGHT” Author Lizzie Chantree? @Lizzie_Chantree

May 9, 2016

Who is “SPOTLIGHT

Author Lizzie Chantree?

 

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An inventive author!

Lizzie is a wife and mum, who is also an accomplished inventor, businesswoman and artist. She founded her first company at the age of 17 and has been creating products ever since!

She went to a design and advertising college, called The School of Communication Arts, which was based in London. They took only a handful of students each year from all over the world, so she made the most of the opportunity by learning everything she could about how to create products, advertise and package them.

After college she started her own business opening her first retail venture. She designed and sold her own brand of products to customers all over the world. This business grew to two shops and a wholesale business, including a retail gift catalogue, which Lizzie ran for over 20 years.

During this time she also invented a product called Runaway Spray, which is a lipstick size spray, perfect for a ladies handbag, that prevents further ‘ladders’ or ‘runs’ in stockings or tights. She became one of Fair Play London’s Female Inventors of the Year. She also won business awards and the ‘Livewire’ competition, run by Shell UK in association with The Prince’s Trust. She was asked to return the following year as a ‘Livewire’ competition judge.

Lizzie’s daughter had been unwell for two years and to keep herself awake at night, she wrote her first novel, Babe Driven. Five years later, when her daughter’s health improved, she had it professionally edited and happened to read a magazine article about a well known author who was self-publishing his novels. She discovered a brilliant book club called RRBC, (you should join!) and this helped her along her way as an author.

Currently Lizzie has written three books;

A sizzling beach read-Babe Driven:

A medical romance story-Love’s Child:

LC Book CoverHer latest book, which has just been released on Amazon:

A mystical romance-Finding Gina:

All of Lizzie’s books have strong central characters and a sprinkling of humour.

Reader quote: ‘This is a really compulsive read and not easy to put down; but quite light hearted.

The characters are really fun, engaging and believable.

I am really looking forward to the authors next Novel… Give it a go!!!!’

Excerpt of chapter two from Finding Gina:

‘There’s something strange about that girl,’ hissed Rachel to Tom, her aunt’s resident baker, who was hands deep in flour as he stretched a batch of dough for the next day’s quota of cakes.

‘What do you mean?’ he asked quizzically, shaking flour dust from his nose and almost making himself sneeze. He looked at Gina through the glass door to the tearoom and thought she looked kind of cute!

‘I mean that she is always smiling and I’ve never seen her here with the same person, other than my aunt a few times. It’s a bit like she picks up waifs and strays, but she’s also a stray herself. Do you know what I mean?’

Tom raised his eyebrows at Rachel’s views on their customer. She was always offering an opinion on everyone that girl; from the delivery boy, to that unfortunate young mother with the face full of spots!

Rachel waited for Tom to reply, then raised her hands into the air in surrender and grabbed the next order that was sitting ready to be delivered to table three, slapping the plates together and almost covering a pretty cupcake in coffee as it sloshed onto the saucer.

Follow Lizzie Chantree on Social Media:

Twitter handle: @Lizzie_Chantree

Facebook address: https://www.facebook.com/lizziechantree/

Website address: https://www.writewithsydney.co.uk/

Any additional means of contact: Blog: https://www.lizziechantree.com/

29 Comments

  • D.L. Finn May 16, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    This is cool you are an inventor, too! Glad your daughter is better and you started writing! Glad to find another great blog!

  • Juliet waldron May 10, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    What a clever lady with a head full of neat ideas–for products and for stories, too!

  • Rebecca Reilly May 10, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Congratulations on living life well! How impressive that you create “across genres”!
    Thanks for hosting, Patricia!

  • Harmony Kent May 10, 2016 at 6:02 am

    This is a lovely post, Lizzie. You are inspiring! Congratulations on your Spotlight tour! 🙂

    Patricia, thanks for being such a wonderful host for Lizzie! 🙂

  • Rebecca Carter May 9, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Runaway Spray sounds better than using nail polish to keep those nylons from running. 🙂

    • Lizzie Chantree May 9, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      Lol! It really is Rebecca. It’s a lipstick size spray, not tested on animals and doesn’t stick to your leg! It’s only available in the U.K. though.

  • Natalie Ducey May 9, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Your accomplishments are truly inspiring, Lizzie! Bravo! 🙂
    I really enjoyed this excerpt too. Thanks for sharing your work with us.
    Thanks for the warm welcome, Patricia. 🙂

    • Patricia RoomWithBooks May 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      It’s my pleasure to host, Natalie. I appreciate you stopping by.

    • Lizzie Chantree May 9, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you! Thanks for your lovely blog post yesterday and for taking the time to visit Patricia’s blog today Natalie. I really appreciate it.

  • Beem Weeks May 9, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Thanks for sharing this insight into your life, Lizzie. Best wishes to you.

    Thanks for hosting, Patricia.

    • Patricia RoomWithBooks May 9, 2016 at 11:56 am

      You are welcome, Beem. Thank you for your support!

    • Lizzie Chantree May 9, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks for joining us today on Patricia’s fabulous blog, Beem.

  • Jan Hawke May 9, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Looks like Finding Gina will involve a lot of bake-off fun – looking forward to it, Lizzie! 😀
    Thanks for inviting us over to your lovely blog Patricia.:-)

    • Lizzie Chantree May 9, 2016 at 11:52 am

      There’s a gorgeous baker too! He’s hiding out in the tearoom. Thanks for stopping by Patricia’s wonderful blog, Jan.

    • Patricia RoomWithBooks May 9, 2016 at 11:55 am

      You are very welcome, Jan, and RRBC authors are welcome here any time!

  • John Fioravanti May 9, 2016 at 10:10 am

    I enjoyed reading about your many accomplishments, Lizzie. I hope you have a super tour this week! Thanks for hosting, Patricia!

    • Lizzie Chantree May 9, 2016 at 10:29 am

      Thanks John! That’s really kind of you to say so. I feel that every member of RRBC has so many talents that I need to keep up!

    • Patricia RoomWithBooks May 9, 2016 at 11:54 am

      It’s my pleasure to host RRBC authors, John. I appreciate all of your support!

  • Mae Clair May 9, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Wow, so many accomplishments, Lizzie! Congrats on yet another with your latest release. Wishing you the very best on your tour. It’s wonderful learning about the authors in RRBC!

    • Lizzie Chantree May 9, 2016 at 10:30 am

      Thanks for being such a supportive part of the RRBC community Mae. Have an amazing week!

  • Gwen Plano May 9, 2016 at 9:10 am

    You amaze me, Lizzie! You’ve accomplished so much in your young life. Like so many others, I’m in awe of your creative energies… 🙂

    • Lizzie Chantree May 9, 2016 at 10:32 am

      You’re making me blush Gwen! I love anything innovative, which is why I enjoy being part of the RRBC book club so much. It’s full to the brim with creative talent!

  • john howell May 9, 2016 at 9:06 am

    So accomplished Lizzie. You are an inspiration. Thanks to Patrica for hosting

    • Lizzie Chantree May 9, 2016 at 10:35 am

      Thanks John! As are you!

    • Patricia RoomWithBooks May 9, 2016 at 11:53 am

      It is my pleasure to host for RRBC, John. You all are welcome here any time!

  • Michelle Abbott May 9, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Another great excerpt, Lizzie! I’m in awe of all that you have accomplished. I’m glad to hear that your daughter’s health has improved.

    • Lizzie Chantree May 9, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      Thanks Michelle. The doctors did say she would improve by around the age she is now, but after so many years of breathing problems, doctors and hospitals, it seemed pretty difficult to believe at times. She is a chatty ball of energy now though! We encouraged her to talk as she coughed so much for many years and found it hard to breathe, now she chatters constantly! I love it!

  • Lizzie Chantree May 9, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Thank you for this wonderful blog post Patricia! I really appreciate it. From Lizzie.

    • Patricia RoomWithBooks May 9, 2016 at 11:51 am

      It’s my pleasure, Lizzie. I love helping RRBC authors! Enjoy your tour!