Oh, and by the way, she has invented a ladder stop… what might that be? No, it’s not something DIY based, no rigid device to secure ladders to climb up and fix loose masonry.
It’s the other kind of ladder, the invention to stop those pesky ladders that we always get in our tights. I like that, a word with two meanings…. Being a writer, I can see the humour in that. That sounds beyond useful, how come I never heard of an inventor like that? My youngest daughter is always getting ladders in her tights!
Lizzie is an enthusiastic inventor, businesswoman and artist. She founded her first company at the age of 17 and has been creating products and driving her family mad ever since.
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 for her invention, Runaway Spray. Runaway Spray is a ‘ladder’ stop spray for stockings and tights, which has been on sale for over fifteen years. She has also developed a range of greetings cards and puzzle books for children with phonics and short stories inside to encourage independent writing skills in children.
Lizzie lives in Essex, with her gorgeous husband, two bouncy children and a very unusual dog. In between the school run and baking cakes (or burning them!), she sits in her rooftop studio daydreaming about gaps in the market and how she can fill them. Babe Driven is her first novel and she has written two other novels, Love’s Child and Finding Gina. Lizzie is currently writing her forth novel.
Finding Gina book synopsis:
A contemporary romance read with a magical twist! By Lizzie Chantree.
Can a sprinkling of stardust overcome a past full of demons?
Gina had traversed the breadth of the country in her little campervan to try and find everyone on her grandmother’s list, before her father drunk himself into an early grave. She leant down and pulled the battered and worn journal from her bag and opened it to the latest page. The neatly written names were etched onto her heart and she was determined to visit every single one and compensate them in some way. Her family’s debt had to be repaid.
Lewis read another provincial story about a ‘guardian angel’ who had been helping families across the country and his reporters nose began to itch. He was sure that if he could track down the girl they were talking about, he would unearth an even bigger story. He just had to work out how to locate her and then find out what it was that she was running from!
Reviews for Finding Gina:
This is the third book I have read by Lizzie Chantree and again I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality and depth of her writing..
I love a good edgy romantic ‘Chick lit’ Novel and this very much reached my expectations..
The characters are portrayed in such a way that you can really envisage how they look and the environments they live in; to the point that I’d love to stay with Gina in her VW van – v envious.
The story had remained with me; which isn’t always the case with Novels of this genre.
Really worth a read – Lizzie Chantree can really compete with her contemparies (I’m a long devotee to Lisa Jewell and Freya North). I look forward to her next offering.
A really great romance read. This book has humour and romance and kept me guessing the whole way through. Lizzie Chantree is fast becoming my new favourite author!
The main character Gina is running from her past, but discovers her future along the way. The other characters are just as interesting and I especially loved reading about Tom, the gorgeous baker who works at the tearoom and Lewis the intrepid reporter. The tearoom’s owner, Rachel is quite mean, but even she grew on me as the story progressed. She is quite a character! This would make a great holiday read and once I picked it up, I couldn’t put the book down until I had read the last page.
Well that was lovely wasn’t it? I do love having guests on Kyrosmagica. They add a certain magical sparkle to my day.
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Great guest spot and what an interesting lady 🙂
Thank you very much!
Isn’t she just? Definitely agree, she’s lovely. 🙂
Thanks Marje! I really appreciate you hosting my work on your blog today. I have shared on social media including my blog, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Hopefully more people will join The Rainbow Support Club, as it’s such a wonderful community.
Hi Lizzie, thanks for sharing so widely. Yes, I do hope more people will join in The Rainbow Support community, it’s all about collaborating, and helping each other out. 🙂
Thanks Samantha. It’s safe to say my family think i’m a little bit eccentric! 🙂
Lol-you seem all right to me…:)
Reblogged this on Lizzie Chantree and commented:
A big thank you to Marje for featuring my work on her wonderful blog today!
Hi Lizzie, it’s my pleasure. Happy Sunday! 🙂
You too! 🙂
Thanks so for much for the intricate look at Lizzie. She is indeed a talented lady with many diverse talents. Her books are on my TBR and almost at the top!
Thanks Mae, I do like to indulge in some chick lit from time to time so shall investigate Lizzie’s books further. 🙂
Thanks Marje. That’s great news!
Thanks Mae! I’m thrilled you have my books on your TBR list and can’t wait to see what you think.
Lovely to get to know you Lizzie. 😉
Thank you. Have a fun filled week!
Thank you Lizzie and you too. 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
Hello Marje! Thank you for introducing Lizzie and her books and for the great review. 🙂
Marje, this is a lovely guest post! 😀 Lizzie, I’m breathless reading about your busy life and a joy to read about your love of innovation! And in between writing books…Finding Gina sounds terrific with a great premise and congratulations on the wonderful reviews. 😀
Thanks for your lovely comment Annika. Yes, Lizzie certainly does inspire, so glad you enjoyed the spotlight. 🙂
Thank you Annika! Let me know what you think of Finding Gina if you read it. It’s full of mystery and magical romance and was so much fun to write. 🙂
Lovely to meet you Vashti.