Caz Frear

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Caz Frear

Caz Frear grew up in Coventry and spent her teenage years dreaming of moving to London and writing a novel. After fulfilling her first dream, it wasn't until she moved back to Coventry 13 years later that the writing dream finally came true. 

She has a first-class degree in history and politics, which she's put to enormous use over the years by working as a waitress, shop assistant, retail merchandiser and, for the past 12 years, a headhunter.

When she's not agonising over snappy dialogue or incisive prose, she can be found shouting at the TV when Arsenal are playing, or holding court in the pub on topics she knows nothing about.


Interviewed 22 August 2020

Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...

Fashion. Recruitment. Author. Varied. Hectic. Boozy. Competitive. Pressurised. Hilarious. Dream.

Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...

The top of a tree, swaying in the breeze. A gold crown! Trivial Pursuit. A clock that needs new batteries. Candles (numerous). My dining table. My feet. A copy of the fabulous Seven Lies. A half-drunk mug of tea.

Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?

Oh god, I’m not the world’s best cook and eight minutes isn’t a long time! It would have to be something really simple like fresh pasta with lemon, mint and parmesan.

Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...

Kathy Burke, Arsene Wenger, Sharon Horgan, Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes, Dolly Parton, Lynda La Plante.

Six things you can't live without ...

Books (of course). Red lipstick. Football (although as I’m writing this in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic, I’ve had to learn to live without it!) Family. Friends. Cheese.

Five favourite words ...

Mulch. Rigmarole. Triceratops. Splendid. Armadillo.

Four places you'd run away to ...

Right now, after weeks of lockdown – anywhere! In ‘normal’ times – San Francisco, Prague, Rome, Polperro (a gorgeous little village in south east Cornwall).

Three books you've bought recently ...

Such A Fun Age – Kiley Reid.
Your House Will Pay – Steph Cha.
Six Wicked Reasons – Jo Spain.

Two things that make you rant ...

Snobbery. Donald Trump.

One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...

One day ‘fitting in’ will seem like the most ridiculous goal to aspire to.