About Me, Caz

 

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Hello. My name is Caz Greenham and I’m a children’s author. {My dad decided to call me Carole when I was born because I should have been born on Christmas Day, but, I arrived prematurely two months early}.  I’m known as Caz to most folk these days, which is why my books are published under the name, Caz Greenham. Makes sense, doesn’t it?

I live in Devon with my husband and two cocker spaniels. My two daughters are grown-up with children of their own. I’m a proud Granny to four children, ranging from 2 years old to seventeen.

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

Here’s my reply:

“My main character, Eric Seagull, was based on a Professor of Physics who worked with my dad in the sixties and into the seventies. Eric, the professor, asked me to dance at a Christmas party my dad organised, while my best friend Sylvia (owner of a ‘mobile disco’ ~ all the rage in the sixties and seventies ~  played the (record) Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree). Eric asked my dad’s permission to dance with his daughter, me! No, was my answer. He was far too old! As a young girl, I found the ‘hedge’ growing out of his large (flaring) nostrils far from attractive. My dad simply smiled, and said nothing. Eric wore a flamboyant waistcoat and bow tie. His hair was sunshine yellow and extremely messy. And so, my Eric Seagull was born many years later in 2009 when a local Seagull gave me the eye 😎 **laughs** as I walked 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 first cousin and author Doreen Tovey, wrote many books about Siamese cats. She also wrote Life With Grandma which happens to be about my own Great Grandmother who came to England from Argentina at the age of ten years old. Cousin Doreen was President of The Siamese Cat Club until her passing in January 2008. She is greatly missed.

My eldest Grandson had his poem published while still at school: a proud Granny moment.

My eldest Granddaughter prefers horses to books! She’s been horse-riding since she was five-years-old. She’s now a teen and doing very well. We’ll have to wait and see what my two youngest Grandchildren want to be ‘when they grow up’.

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