All entries are from emails sent to me, however I cannot be held liable for the validity of the claims made, some of which are very disturbing. I read and reply to as many emails as I can.
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Hi Cathy, I have just finished your book Cut. Wow I loved it. I read it in two days, I couldn’t put it down. My life has been similar to Dawn’s. I grew up in care as my mother couldn’t handle me and have struggled with mental illness and trauma. It was so touching to realise that there are people in the world who have similar experiences to me. I would have loved to have someone like you in my life. I’m still trying to get my life together. If Dawn managed it then so can I. I have often wanted to write books about my life, I love reading, it’s like an escape for me. I have been in a dark place with losing my gran. Your book gave me hope. Thank you for that Cathy. Thanks for restoring my faith.
Hello there, Cathy. I started reading your books last year. I didn’t really have a love for reading but I realised I was spending too much time on social media and looked for a hobby that would distract me from social media for a while. The first book I read was Another Forgotten Child and I absolutely loved it, I found out that I actually did love reading. As heart-breaking as the stories are the books are truly amazing, easy to read and are written so well. My auntie fosters. The children are truly amazing and I have so much love for them. Your books really do inspire me. Many thanks
Hi Cathy, firstly, thank you so much for Where Has Mummy Gone. You may remember me, as a blind reader, wanting your books in audio. While I have some catching up to do with your work the audio books are a fantastic read. You should listen to them, they are so emotional!
Just finished Where Has Mummy Gone? Excellent book, love them all!
Hi Cathy, I have read 18 of your books and I’m on my 19th. Once I start reading one of your books I cannot put it down. I’m known to finish your books in one day, they just capture me and help take my mind off my anxiety and depression. I’ve just opened The Girl in The Mirror. I would love for you to reply. Thank you for your time. Regards
Jade, Australia, 17/09/2018
Have just read your new book Where has mummy gone? Another beautifully written book/story. You are such a talented lady who helps children in such desperate need of help. Carry on the good work and keep the books coming.
Julie, England, 17/09/2018
Hi Cathy, I really love reading your books and look forward to when you bring a new one out. I am currently reading Where Has Mummy Gone.
Dearest Cathy, I have read most all your books I have cried through many of them. I too was a foster child and have been adopted. I am very fortunate to have been adopted by wonderful parents although I am a grown woman with grown children of my own. Your stories have touched my heart very deeply because I can relate to something in all of them. Please continue telling these stories as they make me remember my past and they make me ever so grateful for the life I now lead. The U.S. laws are slightly different than your country’s but they still have the same effect on the children. I am very grateful but saddened to know that the problems children face is a universal one. I praise you and all foster carers for all you do for without people many children in this world, including myself, would never know happiness and true unrestricted love. Always grateful
Betty, USA, 14/09/2018
Hi Cathy, I’m 20 years old. I’ve been reading your books since I was about 15 and have read each one multiple times. I’ve just finished Where Has Mummy Gone? and just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. It was extremely emotional and I couldn’t help but compare Melody to Michael, from The Night The Angels Came. I will be leaving a review on Amazon shortly but just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the book and I’m really looking forward to your next one. Many thanks
Hi Cathy I just read the story of your daughter Lucy (Will You Love Me?) and just wanted to say I love reading your books. They are told in a really straightforward non sensationalist way. I believe they give the reader a glimpse into you and your families lives as well as giving lots of practical insight and wisdom. I look forward to reading more. I am currently on Saving Danny.
Hi Cathy, I have just finished reading Melody’s story and it has really touched me.
Hello Cathy, I have just recently read your latest book, ‘Where Has Mummy Gone?’ Thank you for your books they have helped me read. I’m dyslexic and have always struggled reading. Your books are easy to read and understand (even if some tears are shed). All my love
I recently read some of your books, and nearly cried in the emotional points. The way you put them into words was so real. I am amazed at how wonderful a person you are by helping the children and young people with love and support. Thanks a lot
Hi Cathy, I’ve just finished reading Where Has Mummy Gone? It has helped me come to terms with things. I was really moved and touched by your wording, comments in respect of care assistants, the care home and the treatment, Amanda received. I am a care assistant and I work closely with those with dementia and terminal conditions. It was nice to hear your words of comfort to Melody. I truly thank you for releasing this book. Kind regards
Dear Cathy I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed your latest book and in fact all your books, I read over at least twice! Your books give me such a sense of order peace and calm as I tackle my own household as a single mum to two teenagers who have autism and accompanying learning difficulties. I would love to foster. I used to be a teacher but it wasn’t possible to continue with my boys’ needs. I just wanted to say you’re inspirational and your books are honestly like therapy to me.
I just read your latest book. I think that I have read most all your books. I love them. Once I start, they are difficult to put down. I admire you for what you’ve done with your life, and the great difference you have made in so many children’s lives. God bless you. June, 07/09/2018
Omg. Cathy. Your latest book is amazing. The original fostering author and still the best xxx
Carol, USA, 07/09/2018
Hi Cathy, I have just finished reading Damaged for the second time, it is an amazing and heart wrenching book. My dream is to become a social worker, to help young children just like Jodie. It was sad to hear how much Jodie was not supported by her social worker the way she should have been. But she was very lucky to have you in her life. I hope to hear from you soon. Many thanks
Hi! I absolutely love all of your fostering books. The first one I read was Damaged and I loved it so much. Now I have listened to all of them. You sound like a fantastic mother and foster carer! Love
Daniela, Sweden, 04/09/2018
Hi Cathy, Just finished reading A Long Way From Home. You are my best author so far. I have a biggest problem with your books, just cannot put them down. I have read all your true stories and just ordered Where Has Mummy Gone at 1am. I am taking a lot from your books, trying to understand and be patient with my own kids who are teens. Thank you so much, may you and your family be blessed with good health, peace and happiness always and inspire us with more of your rewarding experiences.
Deepa, Australia. 01/09/2018
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