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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Hi Cathy, I have graduated from university and want to become a social worker. From a very young age I have been reading your books. I too was fostered at the age of 6/7 so I don’t recall much. Returning to my family and having to re-adjust back to what was no longer normal for me was difficult. I have always had an interest in helping and protecting vulnerable people, especially young people who have been exposed to abuse. I know this is my calling. It will be challenging but this is the only thing I’m passionate about. I believe my purpose is to help people. I’m a huge fan of yours! Your books are amazing. I hope you are well. Take care. Kind regards
Terry-Ann, 22, UK,. 18/07/2018
Hi Cathy! I’m 18 years old and from Sri Lanka. I just read the book The Child Bride. I was quite fazed after reading it. I just can’t believe a 14 year old girl faced something like that. But I feel so proud of Zeena. She is such a brave and a very intelligent girl! A good example to all of us girls. Thank you.
Shimain, Sri Lanka, 17/07/2018
Hi Cathy, I hope you are well and enjoying our sunshine. I enjoy reading your books so much that sometimes they only take me 24 hours to read. The last one I read was My Dad’s A Policeman and it took me an hour and a half. I really enjoy all of them but one sticks in my in mind and is Damaged. That poor girl I really don’t know how you stuck by her. It took strength for you to carry on. That’s why I admire you so very much. You never give up. Adrian, Paula and Lucy are brilliant too. They just accept any child you have and help in anyway. I look forward to hearing from you soon, and hope I can have more to read. Best wishes.
Heidi, UK, 16/07/2018
I have just finished your Lisa Stone novel, Stalker. I must say it kept me enthralled, it was hard to put it down. When is next one that involves Beth and Matt? Let’s hope it isn’t too long.
Trevor, UK, 15/07/2018
Hi I’ve just finished reading your book Cruel To Be Kind and really enjoyed it. I could not put it down. I really felt like I was there in your book. I can’t even describe how I felt while reading it but my heart goes out to you and your family and to Max and his family. I’ve been through bad times myself so I can truly understand.
Kayleigh, UK, 15/07/2018
Dear Cathy (Lisa) Stalker is amazing. How did you learn so much about computers? Did Adrian teach you!!!!
I am in the process of reading Stalker. I must say how enjoyable it is. You go into the most minute detail. I will be sorry to finish it. I have read Peter James books and you are on par with him. Regards
Trevor, UK, 11/07/2018
I live in Sweden and we only have “Damaged” and soon “Mommy Told Me Not To Tell”. I really want to read all of your books so would you have them translated to Swedish? I know a lot of people who would buy them. Love
Michaela, Sweden, 10/07/2018
Wow! I just read Damaged and I couldn’t put it down. I am a social worker in the United States and reading this really helped me experience what foster parents endure. I also agree that the child welfare system is not perfect. I know that one part I took from your book is that I will do my best to make sure I spend quality time with my foster parents. I have been guilty a time or two of doing short visits with foster parents if I know the children are in a safe place and doing well. Sometimes with high caseloads we have to prioritize. That being said, with a case like Jodies, I would have known it inside and out as well as spent significant time on it. It would have been a high priority for sure. I don’t know the differences between child welfare system where you are from the U.S. but it seems to be similar experiences. All child welfare workers need more resources and recognition for work being done. Thank you for shedding light on this! I have recommended all my social worker peers read this book. God bless you!
Carlina, USA, 07/07/2018
Hi Cathy, I have now read ‘Daddy’s Little Princess’, ‘Nobody’s Son’, ‘A Long Way from Home’ and ‘Cut’. I’m addicted!! I have also ‘liked’ your Facebook page so that I can indulge in any updates you might have. My partner has ordered me eleven more books! So excited to get my teeth into them. I would like to say a huge thank you again for sharing your outstanding achievements with the young people. I can’t wait to start reading your articles on your website and ordering ‘Happy Kids’.
Deon, UK, 03/07/2018
Dear Cathy, I am currently reading one of your heart-warming books ‘The Silent Cry’. I have to say, I am totally moved by it. The way you describe your experiences within mental health really emphasises how difficult and traumatic it is, not only for the person going through said illness, but also for those surrounding them. It gives a real insight into how you felt whilst going through these particular experiences, and it makes me feel connected, in a way, as if I’m there with you, and going through the tough times alongside you and your two children. I just wanted to praise you in your amazing work as a foster carer, mother, neighbour (as seen in the book) and as an author.
Hi Cathy, I have just read Stalker and loved it.
Pauline, UK, 01/07/2018