Meet the Characters – Skye from Ninja School Mum by Lizzie Chantree

A warm welcome to author Lizzie Chantree today, who has dropped by to share an interview with Skye from her  No. 1 bestseller, Ninja School Mum.

 

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Blurb

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 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.

Buy Links

Universal book buy link: Ninja School Mum: viewBook.at/NinjaSchoolMum

Let’s move onto Lizzie’s interview with Skye from Ninja School Mum.

It’s been tricky to persuade Skye to sit down and talk to me about her past. Two things always get in the way and they are the fact that her real name isn’t Skye and she’s usually invisible. I don’t mean that we can’t see her, just that whatever we know about her is a smokescreen to protect her son. Lies fall from her lips as easily as we breathe air. She’s pretending to be a friendly parent at Leo’s new school, when in reality she is hiding from her dangerous past and has spent her life moving from one part of the country to another.

Why did you finally decide to stop running?

My husband’s dead. It’s time to stop grieving and start living again. My son needs stability and that is what I’ll do anything in my power to give him, even if it means being someone else again.

Have you ever been yourself?

It was so long ago I can barely remember. I’m trying to recall a ‘normal’ life, with people around me who don’t want to cause me harm. I know I’m obsessive compulsive and I have a packed suitcase in my wardrobe full of supplies, ready to run. It’s weird and annoys my son, but it’s kept us alive so far and I’m determined to blend into this new town. I won’t stand out, I’ll fit in, or die trying.

Why did you choose this place – this sleepy village and close community to live in?

I can learn from them. I can be a school mum and they won’t question me. We can live near open fields and woodlands, a place to escape if we have to. I can know everyone around me. Technology is invasive and I can infiltrate their lives and keep my son safe. They won’t suspect me. Our lives depend on it.

Can you be a regular school mum?

I can be a brilliant school mum. I can cook delicious and nutritious meals, be a light in the community, help in school and be an amazing and supportive new friend.

Did you just lie?

No.

Can you cook?

Of course…

Don’t you burn everything?

That happened once. I haven’t burnt anything on purpose for years. That includes food. Most of the time it’s edible.

Are you a good friend?

You know that I don’t like people. I’m loyal, but most of my friends are dead. My whole team, including my husband, were killed at work. Once you know the real me, you can trust me with your life, but that connection can put you in danger, so I live my life alone. It’s easier to refuse invitations and lunch dates. They get bored of asking after a while and I don’t worry about it. What other choice do I have? To really know me is a dangerous thing.

Are you lonely?

I have my son. I don’t need anyone else. Other school mum, Thea, and the landlord of my cottage, Zack, are ok, I guess, but they poke their noses in where it’s not wanted and I have to keep them at arm’s length. To them I’m a shy and slightly reclusive addition to the school ‘mum scrum.’ Thea quietly observes everything though and if I’m not careful, she might destroy the world I’ve painstakingly built around me.  I need to make her my friend and then upset her in some way to scare her away.  Then we’ll be safe again. For now.

I love the premise of this book, and readers are enjoying it too. Here are some of their comments.

‘As always the main characters fizz and entrance, with underdogs and divas, harassed hunks and devilishly attractive but flawed rogues…’

‘I thoroughly recommend this novel – that combines lots of humour with the hard-hitting subjects of bullying and loneliness. The characters are memorable and I’d love to have Skye as a friend.’

‘A sweet romantic mystery with danger, humour, and a twist you won’t see coming. It is funny and fast paced with complex, believable characters and a gripping plot. More please. ‘

You can purchase a copy of the book here:

Universal book buy link: Ninja School Mum: viewBook.at/NinjaSchoolMum 

Meet Lizzie

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Author bio:

International bestselling author and award-winning inventor, 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 works as a business mentor and runs a popular networking hour on social media, where creatives can support to each other. She writes books full of friendship and laughter, that are about women with unusual and adventurous businesses, who are far stronger than they realise. She lives with her family on the coast in Essex.

Visit her website at www.lizziechantree.com or follow her on Twitter @Lizzie_Chantreehttps://twitter.com/Lizzie_Chantree.

Thanks for dropping by to tell us about your fantastic book, Lizzie.  Wishing you many sales!


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