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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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