It’s the final day of RRBC’s “Bethany Turner Pay It Forward” week. So far this week, I’ve had the pleasure of hosting authors Carl Stevens and Jason Zandri, and today I get to welcome Lizzie Chantree, the author of Babe Driven, back to my blog. Please read on, and I hope that you enjoy this post.
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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, and BBC’s Worldwide Radio Service, amongst others for becoming one of Fair Play London’s Female Innovators.
Lizzie lives in Essex, with her gorgeous family 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 is currently working on her second.
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“I don’t know if it is the same for everyone, but as a writer I’m constantly taking note of the things that are going on around me. I often scribble a record of things that inspire me and it can be something small, like an interesting stone on the beach, to something profound that someone says to another as I am walking past them in the street.
Sometimes these things can develop into an idea for a story, but every so often it is good just to sit down and enjoy finding or seeing something that makes the world seem incredible. We have so much technology at our fingertips to help us communicate with each other, but it is still the little things that mean so much.”
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Driving straight out of trouble and into paradise!
Harriet’s crazily successful business idea is under serious threat, and the danger seems to be coming from inside her own family. She whisks her sister and her friends away to an exotic location to try and work out whose side they are on. It’s time to start damage limitation.
When the girls arrive at the glorious villa owned by Harriet’s maverick business partner Nikki, they find a gorgeous band and their sexy lead singer Max staying next door, out to entice their new neighbours into all kinds of trouble.
This isn’t a holiday for Harriet and she can’t afford to be distracted. She has to sell her business idea to the powerful resort owner, the elusive Mr Grant, while she is there, or she may not have a business to go back to. Harriet will have to choose between family and friends, business or pleasure. For someone who stays out of the limelight, even though her new company is the hottest ticket in town, she’s going to have to avoid the front pages of every newspaper if she wants to survive the ride!
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I have greatly enjoyed introducing you to these amazing Indie authors, and hopefully you’ll follow them on Twitter, LIKE them o Facebook, and visit their websites. It’s an awesome way to learn about some authors and books that you might otherwise never discover. Please join me next time for whatever the spirit moves me to share.