Bristol born Caz Greenham lives in sunny Devon with her husband Geoff, and her cocker spaniels Lucy and Rosie.
Prior to turning her attention to writing, Caz was, for more years than she cares to remember, a personal audio-secretary. Both her daughters are grown-up with children of their own, making her a proud Granny to four grandchildren, ranging from 2 to 17.
Caz is often asked the question, “What inspired you to write about a quirky seagull? And why did you call him Eric?”
Here’s her reply:
“My main character, Eric Seagull, is based on a Professor of Physics who worked with my dad in the early seventies. Eric, the professor, asked me to dance at a firm’s Christmas party my dad organised. Eric asked my dad’s permission to dance with his daughter, me! No, was my answer. Eric wore a flamboyant waistcoat and bow tie. His hair was yellow and extremely messy. Eric Seagull was born many years later in 2009 when a local seagull gave me the eye as I passed by.”
Other authors in the family:
A love of writing and reading good books is definitely in her family’s genes! Her mother’s late cousin and author Doreen Tovey, wrote many books about Siamese cats. She also wrote Life With Grandma which is about Caz’s Great Grandmother who sailed to England from Argentina at the age of 10. Cousin Doreen was President of The Siamese Cat Club until her passing in January 2008.
Caz’s eldest Grandson, now aged 17, had his poem published while at primary school: a proud Granny moment. He now attends the local College.
Caz’s 16 year old Granddaughter prefers horses to books! She’s been horse-riding since she was 5, and her ambition is to work with animals when she leaves school.
Things Caz likes include: Writing ✍️ Walking her dogs by the sea. Baking. She makes the best pancakes – according to her little Grandson. Making apple pies. Gardening. Planting up hanging baskets. Reading on her Kindle. Loud music.
Caz decided to have a change of hair-do! Been growing her pixie locks, recently… Nice comments always welcome **laughs**