About Me

Hello and thank you for dropping by today. My minty-green glass desk is NOT always so tidy. I did clear the clutter for you all today. Rosie, cocker spaniel, ‘snooked’ into this photo. (Update: since both cocker spaniels Lucy and Rosie went over the rainbow bridge, i’ve adopted a tiny ShitzU I named Daisy-Mae.

Daisy-Mae was rescued along with 90 other tiny dogs by the RSPCA. Kept in appalling conditions. And now the good news: Daisy loves her new forever home, sleeps on my bed, and has learnt to live a happy life here in Devon.

My Daisy-Mae rather likes my colourful bed!

Prior to turning my attention to writing, I was, for more years than I care to remember, a personal secretary to a Partner at a firm of Chartered Surveyors in Bristol. Writing came into my life many years later. My two daughters are grown-up with children of their own. I’m a proud Granny to four grandchildren. Where has the time gone?

Writing: I’m often asked, “What inspired you to write about a quirky seagull? And why did you call him Eric?”

Here’s why:

“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 my family:

A love of writing and reading good books is definitely in my family’s genes! My mother’s late cousin, author Doreen Tovey, (maiden name Mizen) wrote many books about Siamese cats. She also wrote Life With Grandma which is about my Great Grandmother Rhoda Emily Mizen, maiden name Weare. She sailed from Argentina to England at the age of 10 with her brother Victor, who never married. Cousin Doreen was President of The Siamese Cat Club until her passing in January 2008. Both grandsons have written stories that have been published.

My likes: Writing. beach combing with my grandchildren. I take far too many photos. Gardening and watching many birds that visit all year round. Baking. I actually make the best pancakes – according to my little Grandson. Prefer music to the telly. However, I love watching Christmas films! My grandson always wins at Snakes & Ladders. And now, 2023 has well and truly arrived, and I’m writing my first Novella. “When Time Stood Still’.

I’ve recently embarked on an Editing and Proofreading online Diploma Course: Passed with Distinction Module 2. With a 90% pass. Yes, I’m thrilled.

(Mind you, I have 9 more Modules to work through).

And just to add. I’ve entered my short story (the first 3,000 words of my WIP) to an Exeter writing competition.

Wish me Luck x

I’ve since had my long hair chopped. Hope you like my new hairstyle.

New style. Not bad for 73.

Thank you for dropping by today.

Caz x 

Before you go off for a Devon cream tea –

Download to your kindle – ebooks – here: The Adventures of Eric Seagull Storyteller series 

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Who doesn’t love a walk in the sand? Barefoot. I know I do.

Thank you for dropping by today. Caz x