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Hi Cathy, Just wanted to send an email to show gratitude for bringing out such helpful and reassuring books. They helped me through my teenage years and my adult life currently! I was in foster care and if it wasn’t for the help through your books of how you managed the different foster kids I would never have had the courage to speak out about the abuse from my childhood, so i thank you again! I’ve loved hearing about your different situations and about you, and your children (although not so much children now!). Hope to hear back from you as i am a big fan! Yours sincerely.
Ashleigh, 23, Scotland, 15/11/2017
Hi Cathy, I have just finished reading “Cruel to be Kind” which was an extremely sad story not only of Max but of Caz and his sisters also. However it was really enlightening. Thank you for writing these books. I have read them all and anticipate your next one. I wish you, Adrian, Paula and Lucy a wonderful Christmas and the very best of everything throughout the coming New Year. 2018.
Lori, Australia, 15/11/2017
Can I just say I have read all your books and they are amazing, so touching and emotional and they are true life. I can never wait to read your next book. You are an amazing person and work so hard. Thank you for sharing your stories.
Dear Cathy, a 17 year old girl. I’m a girl who is not interested in reading books at all. But when I went through the summary of the ‘Damage’ book i wanted to read it and this is the first time I have read and finished one whole book. So far the best author. Really appreciate all ur hard work and the patience u have with the children ur dealing with. Thank u. Stay blessed.
Dear Cathy, I wanted to email you to let you know how inspirational I find your books. So far I have read 5 and am planning to read the others. Your most recent book “Cruel To Be Kind” has had me in tears more times than I can say. I am a single parent also work full time as a neonatal nurse. Therefore I come across many safeguarding issues in my role and your books have helped me see things ‘from the other side’ as I always wonder what happens to the babies we send home to foster carers. Not that this happens often (luckily). I love your style of writing. Much love and gratitude to you all. Your children Adrian, Paula and Lucy are also amazing! Kind Regards.
Vikki, UK, 04/11/2017
Dear Cathy, Thank you for your amazing books. Through your books I have found a new reality on looking at challenges as they come and speaking about my past to help myself to heal instead of internalising it all. Every day I have another one of your books in my hand and you have inspired me so much through everything you have done. Everything you have done for each child you foster is amazing and I admire that. I honestly wish I had a foster carer like you when I had been growing up. Thank you for your amazing books, you are my absolute favourite author.
Hi Cathy, Yet again Cruel To Be Kind was another fantastic book that I couldn’t put down! It’s amazing how much of a back seat your own children had to take to accommodate hospital visits etc. I did feel for them night after night poor things. I hated Caz at the start but my goodness I just wanted to give her a tight hug by half way. I hope she’s at peace poor woman. Anyway just wanted say a few words as it really was an insight and well written, thank you.
Debbie, UK, 01/11/2017
Hi Cathy, Just wanted to wish you a heartfelt congratulations for success of your new book. I have just downloaded it and am looking forward to taking it away with me on my honeymoon next week. I utterly love the little details you include in your books, such as what you are cooking for dinner, or what you did over Christmas and your little family routines. It is so humbling and comforting to read and makes me feel like I know you all! I hope your family are all doing well. With Love
Jolene, UK, 29/10/2017
Hi Cathy. I just finished reading your book CUT. I loved it so much and I hope that Dawn contacts you. I am going to see if I can find so more of your books. This book really touched me. I cried for so long after I finished it. You’re a really inspiring lady and to all the people in your life are very blessed to have you in their lives. God bless Cathy.
Calandra, 16, New Zealand, 29/10/2017
Hello Cathy. I have read ur books. I’m really impressed with them & they made me sad. I wish u & ur family all the best. Good luck Cathy. God bless u.
Thisurigerath, Sri Lanka, 25/10/2017
Hi Cathy. I have read most of your books and enjoyed every one. I have just read Can I let you go. Wow what a story. I have been working in education for some time supporting 1-1 and have a daughter with Turner syndrome. Kind regards.
Dear Cathy I think your books are brilliant to read. I like how you cope very well and how you bring a child up the right way. You’re such an inspirational person and lovely too. I’ve read 3 of your books including listening to an audible book too. Once I get into them they can be hard to put down as I enjoy reading them. I can relate to these stories very well as I have been in foster care myself and have adopted children. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Rebecca, UK, 22/10/2017
Hi Cathy, can I just say I have been reading a few of your books. I don’t have a lot of time as I have 2 small children, but I manage to have a sneaky half hour to read. The Night The Angles Came about Michael and Pat, wow. I was in tears. I just want to say you have a heart of gold and I am so so happy Michael had a fantastic life even though he had the heartbreak of losing his both parents at such a young age. I’ve just read the update on Michael. have plenty of other books to catch up on and I’m sure they will be written as brilliant as ever. Thank you for all that you do
You really are an amazing woman. Since reading your books and my goal is to get them all, I would love to be a foster carer. That is what I want to do. I’m nearly 21 and I have my heart set on being there to help children through all the hurt. I know it’s not easy. I feel like I connect with your writing.
Hi Cathy! I have been meaning to drop you a quick note for quite some time now as I have gotten through many of your books and at one point even had 3 of them on the go….lol. I am in complete awe of not only your wonderfully clear and magical writing style but the patience, compassion and undeterred passion you have for the children that are placed in your charge. As I read, I reflect on my own parenting (I have a 6 year old son) and resolve myself to improve and “do better” for my son in those areas that I admire in you. You are a wonderful role model to mother’s and women everywhere. Thank you for taking pen to paper and inspiring us all. Bless you. Warm Regards.
Carla, Canada, 19/10/2017
I discovered your books this summer and have purchased and read several of them since, one after another! I just now finished Please Don’t Take My Baby and what an amazing story! As a first time foster parent, your stories inspire as well as educate me. Fostering is a tremendous and rewarding task and it is my desire to do it well. Thanks for sharing your experiences.
Hello Cathy, First of all sorry for my English. I am from Belgium and I understand a little bit of English but I can’t write it. A few months ago I found 1 of your books translated to Dutch in the bookstore, and Sunday I found a second one. I ended it today. I loved them so much. I could not stop thinking about the stories and could not stop reading. There is one more translated but I’m sad the third book is the last one in Dutch. I know you have written more books and I hope one day all will be available in Dutch. Now I got mama ik Is je end hou je van me. I hope with all my heart that you, your family and foster kids have an amazing life. I just wanted to tell you you are doing a very good job. Greetings from a Belgium fan who wanted to say way more but I don’t know how.
Kim, Belgium, 11/10/2017
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your book Cut. Enjoyed might not be the right word. It was forceful and gripping. I could not put it down. If I had not known troubled kids (and their parents) I might not have believed the story. Reading it has inspired me to write.
Jill, USA, 10/10/2017
Hello Cathy, Can I just say how amazing your books are! I’m half way through ‘Girl Alone’ and it’s probably one of the best books I’ve read! I’ve heard a tone of positive things around my school about your books and I can’t wait to read more of your books! I love reading books about the author, the author’s experiences or stories about a child having a hard team at home and eventually their life gets better! Keep writing!
Shae, 13, Australia, 10/10/2017
Hello Cathy, I’ve been in the foster system my whole life so when I read your books I get emotional I feel both your and the child’s feelings through your book’s. I have read all your books and just wanted to say that there were amazing.
Stephanie, Ireland, 08/10/2017
Dear Cathy, I like your writing style and the stories that you tell in your books. I wish your future writing life may get success.
Navod, Sri Lanka, 07/10.2017
Cathy, I started to read one of your books and became hooked. I plan to read every one of them. I can do my treadmill much longer now that I have your books to read. They are hard to put down. They make me laugh, cry and they are so interesting. Thanks for sharing your stories!
Suzy, France, 06/10/2017
Hi Cathy I’ve just finished reading Cruel To Be Kind and loved it, made me cry a few times especially when Max came back to see you. My mum has just started reading your books and is currently on I Miss Mummy. Kind regards
Julie, UK, 05/10/2017
Hello Cathy. Just a quick message to say thank you for writing all of your books, they are incredible, so so sad but also very heart warming that you have helped so many children. I haven’t quite read all of them yet, I initially went to the library where I found one of your books and I became addicted after reading the first one and now I’m buying them and keep pestering my partner to buy more. He’s saying in a couple of months I won’t need to – I think he may be buying the rest of your books for me for my birthday in December! When reading your books I imagine I’m there, I imagine your house and family and the girl/boy who stays with you. It’s such a strange feeling but it’s the way you write your books, it is an amazing talent. You are my favourite author, I have told all of my friends and family about your books. Again, thank you very much. I love reading your books! Love
Emily, 18, UK 04/10/2017
I just finished Nobody’s Son. I am exhausted just from reading it. Aside from it being such a good read, I kept on thinking just how you do such a wonderful job. I am a mother of two wonderful sons who are established adults. My husband was mostly there except when he travelled, but my parents and other family where always in our lives when the children were young. When I see the responsibility you took on, even without a husband, I must say, I am in awe of you. I will remember you and the book for a long, long time. Thank you so much for being you. If I had my 5 o’clock cocktail I would drink to you.
Hello, I just read your book “Damaged” and I cried reading this book. I am looking forward to read another one. I can’t believe how cruel people can be towards their kids…I was 20 when I had my first child and would never think of doing anything bad to them no matter the circumstances. I love what you’re doing with helping children that have problems. You really are a great person and deserve the best. I will continue reading your books until I have read all.
Cathy this book – Cruel To Be Kind – really highlights how eating patterns affects the family, I really feel for Kelly and Summer.
Hi Cathy. I have read all your books that are available over here. They are beautiful. I hope all your books are translated into Dutch. Kind regards
Ilona, Netherlands, 02/10/2017
Hi Cathy, I’ve emailed you before. I wanted to let you know I’ve just read Cruel To Be Kind an I’ve really enjoyed it. I enjoy all your books and can’t wait for each one to come out. Thanks
Good evening, I do not generally send emails to people I don’t know, but I have been meaning to write to you for some time. I first read Damaged several years ago and promptly read every single title you have available. I have always been an avid reader and it is always a pleasure to come across an author that I enjoy. I wanted you to know that your books inspired me to being a foster parent and I am happy to say that I received my first placemen in August. I have a young boy whose mannerisms very often bring “Reece” to mind. I have reread Mummy Told Me Not to Tell twice since he has been with me to remind myself of the way I want to parent him when my patience is short. Thank you for the inspiration and for your words of wisdom, that all children need are love, boundaries, consistency and routine to succeed. I seek your advice through your books often when dealing with challenging behaviour. All the best
Kacie, USA, 30/09/2017
Hi Cathy, I really wanted to message you. I just wanted to tell you how much you have inspired me. I absolutely love reading your books and have read the majority of them. I had a difficult childhood myself and through your books I have found the inspiration I needed to pursue my dreams. I’m very close to having my degree in Social Work. I hope to become a successful social worker and to start making some well needed changes that society needs, and more importantly that children need. The last book I read of yours (from cover to cover in one day, as I couldn’t put it down) was “Another Forgotten Child”. I can honestly say I have never experienced so many feelings reading one book. I feel her pain after having experienced some of the same things. I’m sure thanks to you, she will grow to be an amazing young women. You truly are a remarkable inspiration. You are a tremendous author and I thank you for your books. Thanks for letting me see it from the other side.
Stephanie, 24, Scotland, 28/09/2017
So today your new book arrived at my door in Australia yeahhhhhh!!! When I first emailed you it was over 4 years ago. Now I have a 3.5year old and a 7 month old. I have collected all your books over the years. Well now my challenge is finding some time to read your book lol. Here’s hoping they go to bed early tonight. Kind regards
Lisa, Australia, 27/09/2017
Dear Cathy, I have read about a dozen of your books and recommend them to my friends. I am a retired nursery nurse and taught several children who were in foster care. I knew a little of their background to help understand their needs. Only after reading your stories can I appreciate what difficult situations you and other families live with. I’m sure having the wonderful parents you had gave you the confidence to carry on when your husband left you for a newer model. I know from experience, my husband did the same. I too had very supportive parents who were there for us when needed. Please keep on writing your books, you are a treasure and your children will also be great parents having watched and helped support their foster brothers and sisters. All the very best, love and God bless
Rachel, UK, 26/09/2017
Hello again Cathy. I hope you and your family are all doing well. I have just finished your latest book Cruel To Be Kind and I wasn’t disappointed. It kept me engrossed from page one. There were so many twists and turns that I didn’t know what was going to happen next. It was a fantastic story….. and sad. The poem did make me shed a tear it was so beautiful, I was glad you got to see him again. I look forward to your next publication I can’t wait to see what you have in store next. Best wishes
Jan, UK, 25/09/2017
Hi Cathy, hope you are writing more of your fantastic books. I have read every one of them and they are truly amazing.
Hi Cathy, I just feel compelled to write to you to tell you how much I enjoy reading your books. Thank you for sharing your stories with us, it makes me feel so lucky to have been brought up in a loving family home. I have just finished reading Can I Let You Go. Faye was so brave and put everyone else before her. I have never cried so much reading a book as I did when reading this one. It should be made into a film. Thank you and keep the books coming.
Karen, UK, 24/09/2017
Hello Cathy, I would like to say I enjoy your books. Like many others once I start to read a book it is very difficult to put down. I have read four but hope to read. all of them. I am also a foster carer and have been fostering for over 12 years. I have fostered over 50 children from10 nationalities (love my job).Your books are so very easy to read and understand. I am reading I Miss Mummy. The story is very similar to the young person I have in placement who has a close attachment to his grandparents. His mother has mental health issues. You are an inspiration, keep up the good work. Kind regards
Juga, UK, 24/09/2017
Hi Cathy, I’ve just finished your book Damaged. I just want to say how brilliant it was and how it touched me. What an amazing person you are. I think I’ve been through every type of emotion. I grew really attached to you and Jodie through the book. Much love
Hi Cathy, Hope you and your family are well, I just wanted to thank you for all your amazing books, I can’t stop reading them. Literally one after the other, they are incredible, emotional and most of all I feel emotionally attached to the children/person you’re writing about, I feel like I’m there. Your family seems like the most perfect family, I can expect you’re so very proud. Your the only author I will read so please don’t stop writing otherwise I really don’t know what I will do in my spare time. You are a serious inspiration to me, a role model. Thank you again Cathy, Hugs and kisses
Hi Cathy. Just wanted to thank you for your wonderful books. I now have bought and read eight and would like to read all you have written. I simply cannot put them down. You have an incredible family and are so amazing with those that you so lovingly care for. I pray that God will richly bless you in the work you are doing. Lots of love.
Just finished latest book. Great book. I love hearing about your children along with foster children. Sometimes I feel I know them. You must be so proud! Thanks
Hi Cathy I have just finished reading Cruel To Be Kind. I loved it glad to hear that Max ended up doing well for himself, was good to read. Hope you and your children are OK. Thanks
Dear Cathy, another beautifully written book and such a heart warming story. Max sounds a lovable child and to have all the problems he has is not fair. You have once again sorted through all this and given him a better life. Yet another book that I read in 2 days. I have since discovered that you write under the pen name Lisa Stone and I’m looking forward to reading The Darkness Within. Many thanks.
Hello Cathy, I just have to say I’ve read “Cruel to be Kind” in one day. I think winter has come early and there isn’t anything better than to sit in a nice warm house and read. I was happy to hear Jill’s voice in this book. All the best to you and your family. I’ll be patiently waiting for your next book.
Ann, UK, 15/09/2017
Hello, I’ve just finished reading Nobody’s Son. I’ve just counted your books I’ve read so far and I’ve got 17! Just ordered Cut so that will be my 18th book. I work with children in full care in a residential home so your book really helps my work. Best Regards
Hi Cathy, I’ve just finished reading Max’s story in Cruel to be Kind. What a fantastic read. I really love following the stories of your family life and seeing how your own children influence and help the many children you’ve cared for. Few professionals ever get a true look ‘behind closed doors’ and you certainly got it that day then acted on it. The non- judgemental way you accepted Caz and the girls then worked on building their confidence throughout the whole process of fostering and caring for Max has clearly helped him become the person he is without denying him of his past. Again, befriending and supporting the birth mum in what can often be a very hostile situation must really help the foster child, which was also so apparent in Lucy’s story. As well as being a police sergeant I train and compete in sport at a high level and have pretty strong views about food and good diet, and am very aware that children rely on their carers for the right stuff……..if it isn’t in the cupboards they won’t eat it. Well done Max and well done to you and your family. His story was a joy to read. Best wishes
Hi Cathy Glass, just want to say I’m a huge fan I love your books. I’ve read all of them including the one that just came out. Lucy’s story touched me deeply with the part about her not eating as I have suffered with an eating disorder. A big fan and I hope more of your books hit the shelves Kind Regards
Love love love Cruel to be Kind. God bless you!
Hi Cathy, I’ve read every single one of your books you really are an inspiration. I’m 21 years old and would love to be a foster carer, to be able to give children a fresh start in life and be there for them is my only dream. Reading your books encourages me to keep on wanting what I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I often wonder how your children are getting on. Really hope you can get back to me. Love
Dear Cathy Glass, I read all of your books and most of them I have reread about a dozen times. What an amazing and inspiring lady you are and what a difference you have made by fostering. I hope in the future that I can foster. I’m going to apply when my youngest is in school as I read it takes some years to be accepted to foster. I love all your books and I think what you do is amazing. Yours sincerely.
Hi Cathy I have just finished reading Nobody’s Son, what a fantastic read can’t wait to read more of your books. I am a foster Mam to two and also my other children aged 11 and 25. Great to read Alex got the lovely family he so deserved. I love a happy ending and hope our two will be a lucky as Alex. Kind regards.
Hi Cathy, I would just like to tell you how much I enjoy your books, I’m currently at university studying psychology. As I was growing up my mum also fostered and just like her I hope to do so myself, I really feel as though your books show such a real and incredible insight of what many people have been through and you sound like such a wonderful, genuine person. So thank you for sharing your experiences, I can imagine they have been a great help and guidance to many – I look forward to your new book to come out on the 7th. Thanks
Hello Cathy I hope you and your family are doing well. I’m not a big book reader but I saw your book Damaged and finished the book in three days!! Amazing. You write in such a way that I’m standing in your home observing everything that’s happening. You are incredible and I think you do amazing work with these children and teenagers. Speaking of teenagers I have just finished The Child Bride today in again three days. What a great ending to such a sad sad story. Once again I was there sitting on the sofa with you all taking it all in and feeling every emotion you all felt. I have brought two more books and I shall be buying all of them. Well done Cathy. Amazing writing and amazing work. You have got a non book worm to read and I thank you!! Keep up the good work. Many thanks and best wishes.
Emily, 23, UK, 01/09/2017
I love your books, can’t get enough of them. I read one in a day or two. You are an awesome person. Keep up the good work with fostering your great at it.
Karen, USA, 01/09/2017