All entries are from emails sent to Cathy, however she cannot be held liable for the validity of the claims made, some of which are very disturbing. Cathy reads and replies to as many emails as she can.
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Dear Cathy Oh. My. Word. Your books need to be sold with a box of tissues!! What a brilliant read Hidden was, and the most amazing outcome! I cried my eyes out! I love your style of writing but what I love about you personally is that you are so honest about your own feelings, no matter how professional a face you always put on for the children or everyone you deal with in relation to the children. You most certainly have the patience of a saint! Honestly, I really believe foster carers like yourself are truly angels that walk on this earth! This isn’t a job, it’s absolutely a vocation and in my view all the money in the world could never truly compensate you for all that you so selflessly do! Again, thank you for sharing your memoirs with us. It is very eye-opening to hear how it all works from an inside perspective. Take care Cathy and much love to you and your family! Best wishes.
Dear Cathy I hope you are well? I just wanted to let you know that I left a review on your book Saving Danny on Amazon. This is the 13th book of yours I’ve read! And have purchased another 4. I apologize that I haven’t left reviews on all of them yet, but I will catch up on that asap. Do take care and thank you again for sharing your memoirs with us. You have incredible insight, intuition and a definite magic touch with all the children you have fostered and written about and many others I’m sure whose stories are still to be told! Bestest wishes.
Dear Cathy, You are an incredible person, I have just finished reading Girl Alone and have just started reading Nobody’s Son. I have become an avid reader of your books and told my family. We could all relate to Joss’s experience at a similar age. When I realised your books were real life, it made me feel hopeful. I wish I had someone like you when I was 13.
Aisling, Australia, 08/01/2018
Hi Cathy I’ve just finished reading your book Cruel To Be Kind and I can’t think of anything else. I was wondering if you ever thought about turning it into a film it would be amazing. When I was reading it I could imagine everything and had a lump in my throat. It’s touched me to great lengths. Wishing you the best. I will most definitely be reading many more of your books.
I bought my first Cathy Glass book second-hand. I loved it so much I have purchased many locally and through Amazon. Thank you for all the books you have written. I hope to collect all of them. Yours truly.
Hi Cathy, I have read many of your books all of which I struggle to put down once I start reading. Just tonight I’ve finished reading Nobody’s Son. What an amazing story and I have to say a huge thank you as it has given me hope. In the summer I took in my niece to prevent her from going into care. The behaviours I have been attempting to manage have been far from easy. I have been starting to doubt myself and have considered giving up on more than one occasion. I have tonight however, thanks to your book, realised that maybe she just needs to see that I won’t give up no matter how much she pushes me away or tests me. What an amazing person Alex has turned out to be, I hope I am able to say the same about my niece in the years to come. Thank You, Warmest regards
Hi Cathy, just wanted to say how much I enjoyed another of your books, Cruel To Be Kind. Just when I think your books can’t get any better they do. The only downside is I finish them too quickly because I can’t stop reading once I start. Thank you for another great read.
Jacquline, UK, 05/01/2018
Cathy, dear, I’ve just finished reading your book (in Russian translation) about Jodie. Here in Russia we don’t have that global foster care system. Mainly orphans and abandoned children are placed in orphanages, but adoption becomes very popular too. We also have something similar to “foster care” – but it’s more like forever foster care, till 18 y. The child can’t be taken to another family, in 99% from 100 even to his/her birth family because they may have lost their parental rights. Such foster parents get financial support from the government and the child gets a flat and free university education after 18.
Anastasia, Russia, 04/01/2019
Hi Cathy, I absolutely love writing. My school librarian recommended one of your books and I have absolutely fallen in love with your writing. I am determined to read all of your books because they have so much meaning and especially because they are real. I have been through a traumatic experience myself. When I was 6 an earthquake hit Christchurch in 2011 (maybe you heard about it) I was in 3 huge ones and believe it or not 20,000 aftershocks. I still can’t sleep in the dark and I start crying or panicking when something shakes or there’s a loud noise. I have always wanted to foster children when I’m older. I always feel that there are some kids who need to be shown love and know what it’s like to enjoy life. We need more people in the world like you.
Jaime, 13, New Zealand, 31/12/2017