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, I just finished reading The Night the Angels Came and I really enjoyed it, I was so sad about Patrick. I cant even imagine what he had to go through knowing he was going to leave his son, but he took it well. He really sounds like a nice man. I was touched at the end that he had left 200 pounds for a Scalextric for Adrian and Paula. I’ve nearly read all your books. I’m going to start reading Hidden after work. I got it at the same time as your new one but I so wanted to read your new one first. I’m looking forward to your next book. There should be more people out there like you, Cathy. I was shocked to read how your ex husband treated you when he found out Patrick was visiting you. All I can say is that he lost a diamond why he was to busy collecting stones.
Rachel, UK, 16/11/2011

Hiya Cathy. Would like to say Damaged was amazing. It made me think so much about how lucky my life was and how much I had compared to other children. Books don’t interest me and I’ve only ever read one in my life. I picked up Damaged at my friends flat, read the 1st page and did not put it down till I finished it. As I was a kid in care I felt sorry for myself etc. but after reading Damaged my life was nothing compared to that. You are truly an amazing person & I would like to follow in your footsteps and foster and look after children! I can’t put into words how inspiration you are. Thank you for such an amazing read & I will be getting your other books.
Cat, 15/11/2011

Your books helped me throughout all my coursework! Gave me lots of opinions and ideas. I’ve used you as a reference. Getting more of your books for Christmas! Thanks
Faye, UK, 15/11/2011

I just finished reading Mummy Told Me Not To Tell and I really enjoyed it, such a good read I could not put it down. I found it very touching and towards the end I found it was a real page turner. I recommend this book 100% and am really looking forward to your next book that comes out.
Nicki, U.K, 15/11/2011

Dear Cathy, firstly I just want to say a big well done on your new book ‘The Night the Angels Came’. What an amazing read, like all your books I couldn’t put it down! I read it in just 2 evenings and that’s with 2 children so I guess that’s quiet an achievement 🙂 I have now read all your books and can’t wait for your next one. You are a true inspiration and should be up for an award. I am 21 and have 2 children aged 3 and 11 months and I have recently been diagnosed with post-natal depression. I sometimes find it hard to be ‘happy’ which I know is pretty selfish as I have 2 beautiful children. I am lucky really 🙂 Reading your books really helps me zone out and relax. When the children are in bed, after a hard day most people have a glass of wine, cup of tea or chocolate and I reach for a Cathy class book!! Thank you so much! Your work is amazing 🙂 Hope you are all well, best wishes
Amy, 21, UK, 13/11/2011

Dear Cathy, I’m sure you get a lot of e-mails so I will keep this one short, but I wanted to let you know how much of an angel you really are. One of my friends recommended ‘Hidden’ so I popped out that day and purchased it at my local book store. I wasn’t able to put the book down. I was so touched by the love and support you gave that precious little boy that I ran straight back out to Waterstones and bought ‘Damaged’ and ‘Cut’ as they were the only 2 they had left in stock. My partner has now just walked through the door and surprised me with ‘The Night the Angels Came’ which I cannot wait to start. I wanted to let you know that I fully support the work you do, and I don’t think foster carers get the credit they are really due. Thank you for letting these wonderful children’s stories be heard, hopefully your books will raise awareness and people will be encouraged to report any suspicious behaviour they see towards children. I wish you and your family the very best of luck for the future. You definitely deserve it.
Nikki, UK, 13/11/2011

Hi, I read the story about Jodie. I finished the book just few minutes before. I wish I could contact her. I want to say u r a good mum. Im looking forward to hearing from you soon. See u!
Nirasha, Sri Lanka, 12/11/2011

Hi Cathy, I have never felt so strongly about a book before, and have just finished Damaged. I couldn’t sleep and felt that I had to tell you how I felt. What that poor little girl went through, and when it came to the end, and the letter she left you I was overwhelmed with tears. It hit home the impact that those monsters had on her. It will haunt her for the rest of her life. You truly have a gift, and its your calling in life to help children. You should be proud of the amazing work you do. Jodie is not the only child this happens to, and I think by bringing out these books you’re raising awareness to the cruel and harsh lives that children go through. My love and prayers go out to you and your family and the innocent children that are subjected to the harm of others. I’m 18 and I’m still lost and confused with things from my past and I know they have affected my attachments. I will continue to tell people about your eye opening amazing books. And best of luck to you and your children. I truly hope Jodie is at least able to have a partly normal life. You were the best thing to happen to her and if she had never met you I really dread to think what would have happened to her! Take care, your really are an amazing women.
Kirsty, 18, UK, 12/11/2011

Hello. I would like to buy all your books. I have just read Cut and it was a moving story. I feel you are an inspirational woman. At the age of 20 I’m sure you are a role model to many children. The story I read was about Dawn. You are an inspiration x.
Yvonne, 20, 11/11/2011

May I tell you my story? I live in Finland. When I was a kid, I used to live at my parents. The first thing that comes to my mind, is alcohol. Second thing is hitting. (My dad used to hit me every single time he was drunk). And the third thing I can remember is telling lies, making everybody believe that everything’s perfect in our family and that was the most hurting part. No one ever believed me if I told them something that happened at home. Neither do they now. But nowadays I’ve learned not to care. When I was 15 I ran away and was placed to a kid’s home. Everybody says places like those are horrible and they’re like prisons, but I disagree. I enjoyed my time there. Kid’s home is the place I’m thankful to. BUT. My point letter isn’t about me and the way I’ve been treated. But about two little girls aged 3 and 1.5 years. They were living there at the home same time as me and it wasn’t the best place for two very little children. The care workers aren’t there all the time and workers change many times in a day. And when they are at work they do their best to avoid having any contact with the kids. And that’s a fact. They’re talking on their own mobiles, sitting in their office, telling the best gossips, sitting on the computer-chatting in Facebook. The older of the two girls was autistic and the carers found it a good enough reason to communicate with her. It still makes me angry. When I first arrived at the home I didn’t go to school for 5 months and I spent all my time with those girls, and believe it or not, they both started to call me mummy. Before that they had been crazy, hitting themselves, chopping their heads on the wall, crying and fighting all the time. And I understand that. They only wanted some attention they never got. They had no one to trust. I had nothing else to do, than be with them. I made some routines for them, like always having breakfast after changing clothes I read to them. After a week they really started to calm down. They started to trust me, and they would never let me out of their sight. I was the one who gave them food, put them to sleep and changed their diapers. They didn’t let anyone else to do that. I really loved them. I still do. And I miss them everyday. A few months passed and the girls spent a weekend at their real home. They came back, and the older one seemed not to be alright. Me and another 14 year old girl took both of the girls to the other side of the building. We started to play with them and ask questions, we knew everything were not OK. The older girl couldn’t talk a lot, but she could say a few words like: mum, dad, play, granny, nap, sister… (in Finnish of course) She wanted to sit on my lap, and hug me, and she looked like she wanted to cry, but she did not. We started to ask her questions like was it nice being at home? -silence. What did you do?-more silence. Did you play?-a little nod. What did you play there? Was it fun? She showed us something we both will never forget. I can’t explain it in English, but what she did with her mouth and tongue, left us no doubts. But the worst part was that the care workers at the home knew too and did nothing. They let the girls move back home and no one cared. The only memory I have of them is a water colour painting made by all of us together. They’re on my wall. Your books make me feel so good that somewhere over there is someone who cares, who does their best to save a kids life. Love,
Jessie, Finland, 11/11/2011

Hi Cathy, Just wanted to say that this week I have read “The Night the Angels Came” and “Mummy Told Me Not To Tell”. What can I say? Truly wonderful. I love reading your books, even though I spend half the time in tears. You are such an inspiration and I think you are just fantastic. All the children you have cared for (and I bet there have been tons over the years), have been very lucky to have you as their carer. Apologies for sounding so gushy but I have literally just finished Mummy Told Me Not To Tell, my eyes are still leaking and I needed to tell you how brilliant the books are. Anyway, sending my best wishes to you and your family. Please let me know when you have any new books released (please hurry up because I have read all your books now!). Kindest regards.
Zoë M, 10/11/2011

Dear Cathy, I picked up one of your book’s while pregnant with my son who is now 18 months old. Since then I look out for your book’s. You show that regardless of a child’s background or upbringing you have a place for them in your home with your own 3 children. I bought your newest book The Night the Angels Came and became that griped I couldn’t put it down until I had read it. Through the sadness and the courage of one little boy and his daddy you, Paula and Adrian had some wonderful times, and you remembered what it was like to be Cathy not just mum and full time carer for less fortunate children. I hope that you keep writing your books as they are wonderful. All the best for your future
Heather, UK, 10/11/2011

Hi Cathy, I am a very big fan of your books, you do an amazing job and your stories are fantastic, you are a true inspiration to many people! I have just finished your new book THE NIGHT THE ANGLES CAME, it was a very emotional and inspirational story to read! This book has been a great help to me in helping two children overcome loosing their mum nearly a year ago now! I am a nanny for a lovely family and very sadly they lost their loving mum and wife to cancer last year! It happened very quickly so it was quite a shock to the family and the children were only 4 and 5 at the time. As you can imagine it was very difficult time for them and me, but we have all managed to, well get through it slowly but surely! This book has given me an insight in to someone else that has helped a family going through a hard time, and the book in some ways gave me advice and courage on how other people cope with loosing a loved one, especially when young children are involved. I would just like to say what an inspiration this story was to me and also how well I thought you coped with the little boy going to the other family and the dad going to heaven. You did an amazing job 🙂 I don’t think I could leave this family now with what I have been through with them. Please (if you have time) bring out more books 🙂 Would love to hear back from you
Jess, UK, 10/11/2011

Hi Cathy, hope you’re ok. Just finished reading about Dawn (Cut). What a great book, as usual another one when I couldn’t wait to go to bed and read it. Going to read one of my other books before I start The Night the Angels Came. Keep up the good work.
Beryl, UK, 09/11/2011

Dear Cathy, I know you get a lot of emails so I will keep it short! I just want to say that you are a true inspiration to me. I have wanted to become a foster carer ever since I was young, now the time is right and I am currently doing my assessment. If I get approved I hope I can change many children’s lives for the better, as you have done. I have read a few of your books, they are absolutely heartbreaking. They show us that the little things we do make a huge difference and I know they will help me to be a better carer.
Amy, 09/11/2011

Hi Cathy, I have just finished reading your book Hidden. I must say it’s a touching experience to be part of your world by just reading your book. God bless you and I’m hoping that very soon we may see your books in motion pictures as sell. Well done.
Rebecca, UK, 09/11/2011

Hi Cathy. Firstly I’d like to say that I think you’re simply amazing! But more importantly to thank you for one line written in ‘Hidden’ that literally kept my life together throughout four of the toughest months in my life. ‘ If Tayo’s mother was prepared to work with the social services and willing to rectify whatever had gone wrong, then it’s was quite possible that Tayo would eventually be able to return to live with her’. I had my baby girl removed 3 days before her first birthday and I can’t tell you how much hope reading this gave me. I’d find page 41 just to read the same line over and over, and when she was finally returned this August (four months later) I thought it was about time I thanked you. It’s wonderful carers like you that gave my daughter the stability love and care she needed while I couldn’t be there. I think you’re brilliant Cathy. I just really wanted you to know how much your books have helped me. Thank you so much.
Abbie, UK, 08/11/2011

Hi Cathy!! I started to read your books when I was looking for glasses at amazon last week. I read the first 2 chapters of The Saddest Girl in the World and was instantly hooked on the story. I read 3 of your books in just one week and I wont stop until I read them all. I’ll have to take a break because the damage to those poor kids is too much for my brain. I hope some day I could be a foster carer as good as you are. I really love your books and I learned very much from them.
Loreni, 08/11/2011

Hi Cathy, just finished reading The Night the Angels Came, and how touched I am having read this. You are an amazing person and wish I knew many people like you. I have cried tears at this book but also have gained strength from reading this. A year ago I lost my horse and just looked out to the night sky. No stars but my horse is there and it gives me comfort. Thanks again for another amazing book. Cathy you are my pride in Britain, with love and big hugs.
Steven, 08/11/2011

Hi Cathy, Just finished “The Night the Angels Came”. You just seem to have that special something. After I finished this book, it left me very emotional both for the boy and for you. You were going through a tough time yourself and yet you opened your heart and house to this family. I don’t know if I agreed with the ending but then I suppose it has got to be what the child wants. God bless you and keep up the good work. Can’t wait for the next book. Love as always,
Violet L, UK, 08/11/2011

Hi Cathy, I just read The Saddest Girl in the World. I loved it as sad as it was. I will definitely read all of your books. It is sad and disgusting what these poor innocent children endure at the hands of family, but what is worse is the number of times social services give the children back and they end up dead. What is with the system? It is wrong. My heart bleeds for all abused or neglected children. I don’t know how you could foster these children and not tell their parents off. I know you shouldn’t but I would never be able to stop myself. Which is why I would never be a good foster parent. You are amazing and it would be good for the children if you could prevent children from going back to the abuse. But you always can’t. Unfortunately in this world parents have too many rights Wrong wrong. Take care and I look forward to reading all your books.
Milly, 07/11/2011

Hi Cathy, I am an avid reader of your books. I live in Canada and was in the local book store (Coles) and came across Cut in the Biography section. I read the first few pages and was instantly hooked on the story line and style of writing. I bought Cut, then went back later that day and bought Hidden, The Saddest Girl in the World and The Girl in the Mirror. I read all of them in less then two weeks. I have the rest of your books on order. Cut was one of my favourites. I am twenty years old now, and from the age of fourteen through until nineteen, I used to cut as well. I finally got counselling and the help I needed to stop. You’re an amazing writer, and you sound like an amazing mother and foster carer. After reading Cut, you have inspired me to look into becoming a foster carer. I am going to school to get my Early Childhood Education (ECE) and then hopefully like you I will become a foster carer, I hope to change children’s lives in a positive way such as you have done. Thank you for taking the time to read this email, I hope you will take the time to reply. Sincerely,
Desarae, 20, Canada, 05/11/2011

Good day Cathy Glass, I am a very happy person, I have found an author that has captured my complete and full attention. Thank you. I had an automobile accident recently and I have been unable to do a lot of things, so I have devoted my time to reading. I have been reading your books. I have just finished reading 6 of your books and I am looking forward to the next one which I know is waiting for me at the book store. Every one of your books has touched my heart and I have cried with each of them. I cannot put the book down and find myself reading way past bed time. I get up in the morning and get my boys up and ready for school and when they have gone my nose is right back in the book. I feel like I am there with you and each and every child, feeling what they do. I think I have a connection with the books as my mother was born in England and talks about being in care. My mother and her brother were among the children taken away during the war and placed in care, and some of the horror stories that I have heard were not nice. I hope you keep writing. You are a very established author and I look forward to your next book. Thank you so much for your writing.
Rhonda, Canada, 05/11/2011

Hi Cathy, I would just like to start by saying you are the most kindest lady I have ever read about. I have just finished reading “Damaged”, what a great book I couldn’t put it down. That poor little girl went through so much it made me cry the more I read. My brother and sister-in-law where both heroin addicts, and my nephews have been pushed from pillar to post with the social services. The eldest is now back living at home with their mum and dad as they have been clean now for over 5 years, due to my help and my mums. The youngest is still in care and can’t come home until he’s older. We have tried so hard to get him home. He has had some lovely carers like you. Thanks .
Lisa, UK, 04/11/2011

Hi, just read my first book of yours ‘The Night the Angels Came’. Michael and you are incredibly brave. Could not stop crying throughout the book! Take care
Tara, 03/11/2011

Hello Cathy, I am studying level 3 childcare, as I would like to either be a special educational needs teacher or a pastoral support manager. I first read your book ‘Damaged’ and I read it in 18 hours. It was such a good read, all your books are. It’s horrific to know what happens in modern day society. I was abused by my granddad 11 years ago for 5 years, and I became so angry within myself. I have came out alright though I guess. But it still churns my stomach especially when it is their own children. My abuse was far less severe than of your foster children’s but any abuse is terrible. I would like to help children to become more confident and overcome their demons, to teach them to realise that it is not their fault and that things will get better. I have helped people both my own age and younger with problems such as: sexual abuse, emotional abuse, suicidal thoughts, self harm, eating disorders etc. You are my inspiration. You are a truly amazing person Cathy. I am 16 years old and I know I can not foster yet but I still want to help children some how.
Hannah, 16, UK, 03/11/2011

Hi Cathy, I just finished reading the book Damaged and I can’t tell how much it affected me!! I can’t believe how a child’s family can do those things to their own child! It blew my mind. I couldn’t put the book down. I felt like I was living it with you, and could actually see everything you were seeing! I cried when I read the letter that she had left you! You were able to get through to her even if she didn’t show you! You should be so happy with yourself that you were able to help her. Your children should be proud too. They did everything they could do to help you. May God bless you and your family
Lazara, USA, 02/11/2011

Hi Cathy I just recently discovered your books when I bought “The Night the Angels Came”. I read this book in two days and went straight onto amazon to buy another of your books “Cut”. Both of these stories I found very touching. I have so much admiration for you coping in these situations and I have now ordered another two books. You are a very inspirational woman, and I would love to have the patience and determination you have.
Toni, 02/11/2011

Hello, I have read nearly all your books to date. I suffer from severe depression but manage to live my life through running and exercise and therapy. My pass time is reading and I love true stories rather than novels. I have read a lot of Torey Hayden’s books to. In fact you and Torey are truly special people. I love children and it amazes me how some of these children who have suffered severe neglect or abuse go on to lead normal lives. I had a fairly good upbringing and still find life very difficult but struggle along anyway. When I read your books I realise how lucky I am compared to all these other children. Thank you
Jane, 02/11/2011

Hi Cathy, I just finished reading your book “Damaged” and I was wondering how Jodie was doing? The reason that I asked is because I was touched by the story and I shared a similar experience. Reading the book made me feel as if I was there when you cared for Jodie. I appreciate you for sharing this story. It has helped me learn more about myself and why I act the way I do sometimes
Ruth, 31/10/2011

Cathy, would just like to let you know how much I enjoyed your latest Book. It was hard not to pick it up and read but I wanted to keep it till I was relaxing on holiday. It was a bit strange going back to were Adrian and Paula were 8 and 4 and not having Lucy there but I enjoyed it very much. I cried a bit also. I have just pre ordered A Baby’s Cry from amazon so looking forward to that. Best regard to all.
Christine, UK, 31/10/2011

Dear Cathy, I have read many of your books and cannot put them down! I have just finished ‘I Miss Mummy’ and read it in 2 days, I was engrossed!! You are a credit to the children you care for and their families. Your books move me to tears, especially though one I just finished. I was so extremely glad that ‘Alice’ got the happy ever after she wanted. I just wanted to message you to say well done and keep the books coming!! Regards to you and your family Cathy,
Katie A, 30/10/2011

Heya Cathy, I really enjoy reading your books, still have two more to read. I just finished The Night the Angels Came and really enjoyed it!! Such a page turner, I honestly couldn’t put it down. Towards the end I just got lost in the words and how Michael was coping with his father dying. I really wish there were more people like you out there. Can’t wait to start reading Run Mummy Run. Regards
Nicki, 20, UK, 30/10/2011

Cathy, I used to read a lot of books as a young child but slipped into depression in my teens and wasn’t able to concentrate for more than a few minutes, until I picked up Damaged. My mum had it, and I happened to pick it up and read the back, and somehow ended up reading the whole thing in about six hours. I then went on to read Cut, Hidden and The Saddest Girl in the World and loved them all. I decided then I wanted to be a foster carer (I always knew I wanted to work with children) but being 17 that wasn’t an option. So I went to Uni to study to be social worker (hoping to do a better job than some you mention!).Unfortunately depression peeked is ugly head out again and I had to leave, not completing my studies. I had to get a job so worked in a supermarket for about 18 months and dreaded every day, but decided it was a good time to start reading since I was no longer studying. I read a few more of your books and it gave me the energy to get up and do something with my life. Although I’d thrown away dreams of social work, and am still too young to be a foster carer, I decided to go into nannying, and it’s the best decision I ever made! I want to thank you Cathy, for reigniting my love for children, and I still intend on becoming a foster carer later in life. You seem to do such a wonderful job, if I can give half as much as you do, I’ll be pleased. Kind regards
Daisy, UK, 29/10/2011

Dear Cathy, I have just finished reading your amazing book ‘ The Night the Angels Came’. It really touched my heart. As I sat on top of my mother-in-laws roof in Morocco, the sun was setting and out came the stars just as I was finishing the last page!! You truly are an inspirational lady as well as ‘Patrick’. I have often thought about fostering as at the moment my husband and I are boarding parents at a school, maybe it is something to think about in the future? I was shocked to see on your blog that there are 50,000 children in the UK that are being abused – it disgusts me!!! Well just wanted to congratulate you on a fantastic book and keep up your fabulous work!! Warmest regards,
Gemma A, Morocco, 29/10/2011

I can read your books a thousand times over and still not get bored with them because they are so inspirational and I love them so much. I can’t put them down! You are such an amazing woman and what you have done for all these children is outstanding. Your books have got me thinking about maybe fostering when I am older. Thank you so much. x
Sophie, 15, UK, 27/10/2011

Hi, I’ve read a few of your books now, I’ve been left speechless and teary and dumb founded that the things happen. You must be a very strong women to be able to do the job you do. Your own children and all the children you have looked after are all very lucky to have had you in there lives. I am sure you will have made a great difference to them. I hope you are still finding joy in the job you do. I also hope to be able to keep reading your books which I cant put down (which my partner doesn’t like as I don’t hear him or make him a cuppa lol.) I really do hope you and your family are all happy and well. Thank you for sharing your stories and your life with us. Love and hugs
Fiona, Scotland, 27/10/2011

Dear Cathy, for quite a few years I have thought about fostering, and have never got round to actually doing it, now I have just contacted FCA and have decided to go for fostering. They are sending me the forms, so will be going through the process, and hopefully will be accepted. Once I am accepted, I will then hand in my notice at work, and dedicate myself full time as foster carer. This is so that I will be flexible at any time, should I be needed. My decision has come about after reading your books and the inspiration I have got from reading your work. I only hope that I can be as good a carer as you have been. I sincerely see you as a role model and if given the opportunity, will care for the children I have with love patience and compassion and respect they deserve. Wish me luck, I hope I get there. Regards
Jacki, UK, 27/10/2011

Hi Cathy, I have read most of your books now and am in the process of completing my collection. I just can’t seem to put them down, the stories are so sad and I really feel for the children. You are such an inspiring woman, everything you have done for the children you have cared for including your own children is just amazing. It has made me want to be a foster carer myself once I have had my own children. It is something I have wanted to do from a young age and after reading your books it just confirms to me what I want to do. I just hope I can be as good as you are. Thank you not only for being an inspiration but for everything you have done in helping young children beat their demons. Kindest of Regards
Cleo M, Wirral, UK, 26/10/2011

Hi Cathy, I was recently in London and Europe for soccer and purchased 2 of your books, Mummy Told Me Not To Tell and I Miss Mummy. I just finished Mummy Told Me Not To Tell and I have yet to read the other one. I really enjoyed the story and I admire you for all you have done for the foster children you write about. I’m doing a book report on it. Thanks!
Sophie, 16, Canada, 24/10/2011

Hi Cathy: Just have to tell you I finished “The Night the Angels Came” last night which would have been done sooner except the tears. As emotional as all your books have been I must say this one was really heart wrenching. I think because you were so emotionally involved, not just with Michael but the bond between you and Patrick. I was brought up Catholic but when the priests belittled my mother for not convincing my father to contribute 10% of his wages to the church {we had 11 kids} there was no way I could ever respect their theology again. I truly believe in God, Jesus, and the 10 commandments. I pray daily but one thing has proven itself more times than I can even relate is miracles do happen. Having that one on one with God, there is no way I’d ever confess my sins to another person who’d pass judgment on me. If I’ve wronged someone I’ll apologize or somehow make amends, but shouting hell fire and brimstone was how they kept the kids in line. I loved the book and will get a review done as soon as I can. Hope things are well with you. With God’s blessings:
Linda, USA, 24/10/2011

Dear Cathy, I have read your book Damaged. It is good. This is sad story for us. Thank for you given about this book. Good bye. Thanks & Best Regards
G. Lahiru, Sri Lanka, 24/10/2011

Hi Cathy I just want to say I have read most of your books and I can’t seem to put them down. I would like to say I wish there were more people like you in this world. You and your family gave those kids a second chance in life. Thank you very much for that.
Helen, Australia, 24/10/2011

Hi Cathy, I just finished Cut. I can’t help but to cry. I admire you and Dawn. You’re awesome and I look forward to reading your books. You are a great foster carer, I love how you handled Dawn.
Maryana, 12, USA, 24/10/2011

Hi Cathy. hope you’re okay. Reading Cut at the moment. Haven’t been reading it long but I’m really enjoying the story of Dawn and her sleepwalking. I also bought The Night the Angels Came at the same time to read next. Keep up the good work
Beryl, UK, 23/10/2011

Hi Cathy just reading The Night the Angels Came. Once again I cant put it down. I feel like I have got to know you and your family through these books. I have read them all now and you have touched my heart. I was never a reader till I got one of your books. Thank you so much for sharing your stories with us all. I look forward to any future books you will be writing. A big hug from me as you give them out so lovingly to all the children you foster. Hope you are well.
Annette, 23/10/2011

Hello Cathy, I love your books. I read Damaged and that is what got me into your other books, I am now reading I Miss Mummy. I was an abused child in every way imaginable so I can relate to the children in your books and with you. I wish I could have had you there for me when I was a child. These children are so lucky. My grandma helped me through a lot of it. Thank god I have her in my life. I also see a counsellor and have been doing so for 15 years, every week or 2 weeks depending on how things are. I wanted to thank you again for your inspiration and for you help in knowing I am not alone. I would love your whole collection of books to keep and ready over and over again as they have helped me with my problems. Thanks so much for your help.
Jennifer, Canada, 22/10/2011

Have just read you new book. That was fab. Looking forward to the next one. I hope u carry on writing. You are a credit to the community
Amy, UK, 21/10/2011

To Cathy, I have read all your books, most recently ‘The Night the Angels Came’. I really enjoy reading them. Although they are sad stories to which I often cry, they are also stories of hope. I can often relate to them having been in foster care. I really admire you for writing the books and for the work you do. I hope to one day be a foster carer as good as you and be able give hope to other children.
Ellie, 23, UK, 21/10/2011

Hi Cathy, I just finished reading Mummy Told Me Not To Tell, downloaded from ITunes. It was such a moving book and I can not believe what horrendous stuff some so called parents subject their own flesh and blood to. I cried a couple of times. You sure did such a great job with Reece, I am sure he is a very happy teenager now. Kind regards from
Helga S, Papua New Guinea, 21/10/2011

Hey Cathy, I just finished reading your book, Damaged. At 22 years old that was the most heart-rending thing I have ever read. It brought more than a few tears to my eyes. I’d like to commend you in the work you do fostering children. I’m sure it isn’t the easiest of jobs so you must have the patience of a saint! My aunt and uncle are foster carers too and I’ve seen a few children come and go. All of them recovered and went on to other families. Though my aunt and uncle did actually adopt a little girl they fostered. I’m sure not every child has a fairy tale ending and that is an upsetting thing. Anyway thank you for sharing Jodie’s story, I truly felt for her – I wanted to hug her! I hope you and your family are well. Keep up the fantastic work
Adelle, 22, UK, 19/10/2011

Hi Cathy, I have read most of your books, I think they are fantastic and so are you for all the work you do! I bought your latest book The Night the Angels Came on Friday afternoon and by Saturday lunchtime I had finished it. It was just as good as your other books if not better, cant wait for the next one! I have not managed to read one of your books yet without been reduced to tears! Also I don’t find many books easy to follow but yours I can’t put down. I am amazed by the work you do and I am strongly thinking about fostering myself now after reading your books. I love children, but I need to get my own life settled down first and find a house as I am only 25 and living in a hostel, but maybe one day I’ll be able too! Look forward to reading more of your stories.
Sarah, 25, 16/10/2011

When I was 13 (4 years ago), my sister started fostering children and I didn’t understand why she was letting stranger’s children in her house and into our family. But I think I have finally figured out why she took the children in, after I read a couple of your books. Now I’m considering being a foster carer once I’ve settled into my adult life. With me only being 17 now, I’m not quite sure what to do, but it’s on the cards for the future! My favourite of your books would have to be Damaged.
Stephanie, 17, 15/10/2011

I just wanted to tell you how much I admire your writing. I’ve got every book and I have just finished your fifth book, The Saddest Girl in the World. I bought it yesterday and can honestly say I closed the last page with teary eyes. So far I’ve now read Damaged, Cut, Hidden, Run Mummy Run and The Saddest Girl in the World. All excellent books. Go Donna!! Xxxx
Jade, 15/10/2011

We bought The Night the Angels Came for my mum’s birthday and I sat and read it before she had time to look at it herself! It’s a very touching story, like all the books you write. You are the only writer whose writing style I like. Thank you
Yannika, UK, 14/10/2011

Dear Cathy, I have read most of you’re books and I think you are a wonderful woman. Your books are amazing, some have made my heart race and reduced me to tears. I’m reading The Night the Angels Came and I will let you know what I think when I finish reading it. I really hope you will be publishing more books. I have been thinking about fostering but not sure I have what it takes. It seems very deep and trying at times. I’m looking forward to reading my Dad’s Policeman and A Baby’s Cry. Take care and thank you for sharing your experiences with us readers.
Gail, 14/10/2011

Hi Cathy, I am currently a first year student in Ireland. At the moment I am reading one of your books, Damaged. This is a very very intriguing book in many ways and I have decided I am going to do my diagnostic essay in English on it. I am almost finished Damaged and I cannot wait to move on and read more of your books. You truly have a very good heart. Thank You,
Jessica L, Ireland, 14/10/2011

I just wanted to tell you how much I admire your writing. I’ve got every book you’ve written and cannot wait until your newest one comes out. Keep up the good work. I’ve been involved with the children’s protective services here in Canada and let me tell you they work so differently. I was given temporary kinship for my step-granddaughter. I had no legal grounds to keep her with me so they sent her to a different province. I arranged the guardianship to be given to my family friend. She is now raising my granddaughter but has to return her back to Ontario Canada because the Canadian case workers didn’t do a proper transfer. They are giving this little girl back to her mother from whom she was taken due to malnutrition, drug addiction, and so much more. They are not going to investigate the mother until after the child is returned. I applaud to you 100% for giving these children a chance and fighting to protect them. I really wish our system worked this hard here. Any suggestions on how we can get these case workers to look into this child’s welfare before it’s too late? They say they have no grounds to keep the child away from her mother. This child is so happy and healthy it’s sad how selfish these people can be to think of anything but the child. My kind thank you for reading this
Kathy B, Canada, 14/10/2011

CG: Dear Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of the very worrying situation in respect of your step-granddaughter. While I am familiar with social care policy in England, I have no knowledge of how the system works in Canada. The bureaucracy and illogical nonsense sounds very similar though! I suggest you seek legal advice from a lawyer who specializes in social care law, or perhaps there is a help line you can phone for advice? Cathy x

Dear Mrs Cathy Glass, My girlfriend has read your book “Damaged” and I’m working on getting through it as I write to you. She really enjoyed your book and she’s hoping to be a social worker, she’s taking a course as we speak. Your book really helped her to open her eyes to see what she might have to deal with in the future. She is willing to take on the challenge. Christmas is soon coming up and I will get her another one of your books. I hope you get this email and reply. Thank you have a nice day
Martyn, UK, 13/10/2011

Hi I’ve just read Hidden for the 3rd time and still makes me cry. You are truly a remarkable woman, I hope Tayo is doing well and glad he got the happy ending he desired. You read so much bad press about fathers abandoning there children but Mr Ondura is certainly a god send to all those good fathers out there who want and need to be with their children. I hope Tayo got the sibling he yearned for. And your 3 other children are doing well in there chosen careers. Keep up the fantastic work you’re doing. Hope Peter is well too
Gillian L, UK, 12/10/2011

Hi Cathy, I would just like to say I have read all your books and can’t wait to read your next one – A Baby’s Cry. I just read your book about Michael and Pat and it has helped me a lot. I lost my dad last year to cancer and he was so much like Pat. He was the most lovely man in the world and would do anything for anybody. He truly was a wonderful man. I loved the way Michael got to spend so much time with his dad at the end. I never got this as my dad worked away and was abroad when he passed away. It makes me sad that I wasn’t with him at the end. Michael has helped me though. I now look at the stars and know my dad’s there. I’m so glad my dad got to see my son when he was born, he was given 6months and lasted 8months so he got to meet O before he went. It was O’s first birthday on Saturday. I’m sure he was looking down on us. My 2 older children who are 6 and 8 still talk about there granddad all the time, the thing that hurts the most is he wont be here to watch them grow up. Thank you for listening to me and I will carry on reading your books. You truly are a wonderful lady who has helped many children enjoy a better life. Kind Regards
Louise, 11/10/2011

Hi Cathy I have just finished reading The Night the Angels Came. It reminded me of when my husband died and I was left with a 13 and 10 year old. My thoughts were with u and Michael and your 2 children right the way through the book. Patrick was a very luck man to have had you in his life.
Wendy, 11/10/2011

Hello Cathy, I have just finished reading your book “Mummy Told Me Not To Tell”. It moved me to tears so much I was sobbing my heart out! I just wanted to jump into the book and give Reece lots of hugs, and a lot of what me and my son call mummy kisses (these are when I give him lots of pecks all over his face). He’s getting a little to cool for them now though even though he’s only 7!. I’m so glad Reece got his happy ending. I will be reading more of your books. I have already passed your book to my friend. Your book was the first to move me to such high emotion. I even took it away with me and boyfriend. Again such a moving book!
Fiona, 24, England, 10/10/2011

I read your book, the great book ‘Damaged by Cathy Glass’. I finished it just now. I feel like I’m Cathy. Because I love that character very much. And also Jodi (the spellings wrong, because I read a translation.) If I am rich enough then I’ll come to see her tomorrow. But my parents are not that rich. I’m a 19 years old girl. So please please please contact me. I must be thankful to you for thousand times for providing us a path to contact you. So I believe you’ll reply me soon. Bye & God bless you, your family & JODI
Thusharani W, 19, Sri Lanka, 10/10/2011

Hi Cathy, Have just read The Night the Angels Came. Amazing and as always, I hate it when your books end!! Just to add I am now a foster mummy too but unlike you I foster cats!! I have a pen in my garden – it’s on behalf of the Cats Protection League. Although nowhere near the work you do it is very rewarding although it’s sad that these places need to exist in the first place. So I feel like a mini Cathy now!! As always my love and good wishes to you and your wonderful family. Hurry up and write another book!!
Lynne, UK, 10/10/2011

Hi Cathy, I just want 2 say I luv reading yr books. Don’t know how u look after so many children. You’re an inspiration 4 what u do. I can relate 2 some off yr books cause I also was abused. Luv yr books. They are so heat warming. I cry every time I read one. I’m reading Mummy Told Me Not To Tell. Luv what u do. All my Luv. Hope u get back in touch x
Ann S, 10/10/2011

Dear Cathy, You have inspired me. I have just finished reading your book ‘Cut’ which is a very good and touching book. I think that what you did to help Dawn through her troubles and experiences was amazing. I can’t begin to imagine how hard it would have been for you, John and Dawn and also little Adrian. I am only 16 and before I read your book I was clueless as to what I should do in my future, but now fostering has become an option for me and I’d like to say thanks. I love children and would love to help them like you have. It’s heartbreaking that children that young have to go through such things. ‘Cut’ is the only book I’ve read by you, but not for long. I’m going to read all of your books. I hope to hear back from you. Once again, thank you so much.
Chloe, 16, UK, 09/10/2011

Dear Cathy, I am 23 with a 5 year old. I’m emailing you because I am a very big fan and I admire you. I am now starting your 6th book. I was thinking about going to college to be a social worker and my partner’s mother gave me your book to read. The Saddest Girl in the World was the first book of yours I read and now I am on my 6th. I would just like to let you that you helped me to make up my mind and inspired me to go into social work. I hope you your family hope are well and I hope to hear back from you. Thank you.
Danielle, 23, Dublin, Ireland, 08/10/2011

Good evening, I have just finished reading the Night the Angels Came. Never has a book touched me as much as this. It got me thinking and made me cry. I have read all your other books but this one touched me so much. I don’t know if its cause its still hurts that I lost my mom to cancer and my dad drinks to block out his pain. My 14 year old brother lives with me because of this and I’m only 22. He has been with us since I was 19. I couldn’t let him go in to care so me and my husband do our best for him. but its really hard. Sometimes I wish we hadn’t taken him in and that I was still a child who didn’t have to grow up so fast. When I was 8 mom was diagnosed with MS and I had to care for her and my baby brother. Sometimes I feel more like a mother to him than a sister. I’m glad Michael didn’t lose his faith and it helped him. I lost mine. I still sleep with my curtains open to see the stars as I believe that’s where my mom is. This book hurt so much to read. I’m glad Michael had you to talk to. I wish I’d had someone like you. I had to be the strong one and look after my dad and brother and felt I couldn’t cry.
Claire, UK, 08/10/2011

Hi Cathy I would just like to say how much I enjoy your books. I have read them all. I didn’t read before but one of my friends gave me one of your books and it inspired me to carry on reading. Each and everyone of them has brought a tear to my eye. Would just like to say a massive thank you for all your hard work and cannot wait for your next book out next year. Many thanks
Pat, 07/10/2011

Hi I just finished one of your books called The Night the Angels Came. I was very touched by it. I love all your books, please get back to me.
Anne Marie, Liverpool, UK, 07/10/2011

Hi Cathy I hope your well. I messaged u a few years ago for advice about becoming a foster parent. I’m happy to say we did it and have had 9 children placed over the years. We are now in the process of adopting the child we have. I think if I had not read your books I would not have done this. Thank you. Your new book was really sad and a brilliant read. Really makes you think about things. Take care x
Caroline, UK, 07/10/2011

Hi Dear Cathy. You have another hit on your hands and those of us who’ve read all your books are most blessed with this latest treasure. As soon as I began reading the first 10 pages I was already reaching for the tissues but that’s OK. That just means you’ve once again taken hold of the reader and brought them into the story, as observers so to speak. Michael and his father were in God’s favour to find you to be the foster carer. You never cease to amaze me with your stories. God Bless!
Linda, USA, 06/10/2011

Thank you for writing ‘Damaged’. Reading it was like looking into a mirror, because everything that happened to Jodie happened to me too. It helped me so much to know that I was not the only one. I’m 21 now and have just started at University in Australia. I hope Jodie is okay now. Thank You
Claire, 21, Australia, 06/10/2011

Dear Cathy, I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you. I have read every single one of your books and they have educated me as well as touched me. I went into deep depression after losing my 4 year old son from a brain tumour 5 years ago. I started to read one of your books to try and give myself some focus and have never stopped since that day, although I have now read them all. You’re such an inspiration. Please carry on writing. Many Thanks
Mel, 06/10/2011

Hi Cathy, what a wonderful lot of books you have written. They are all amazing and show what a truly caring person you are. I also was a foster carer for ten years looking after children of all ages one of which had cancer. I have two children so they played a huge part in the foster children’s lives. It’s amazing how satisfying it is to see a sad child smile. I have just finished reading The Night the Angels Came. What a truly wonderful book and what a sad story. I was so engrossed in it I could not put it down. Lets hope there will be many more to come.
Marilyn O, 05/10/2011

Hello Cathy, Just finished reading your latest book The Night the Angels Came, just to let you know I thoroughly enjoyed the book, in places I found it quite touching. I love reading your books. Take Care
Marayna R, 05/10/2011

Dear Cathy Glass, I am writing to tell you how much you inspire me. I have you as a friend on Facebook. I see how many messages you get on your web page and through Facebook. No doubt you get a lot of e-mails every day as well. I was in foster care when I was 14, and now at the age of 23, I am still in touch with my foster carers. They, like you are just simply amazing. I’ve introduced them to your books and like everyone else we are hooked! I am severely dyslexic so reading is not my strongest point. It often takes me a few days to read your books, however it used to take me a few weeks to read something of this length. You’ve improved my reading by keeping me hooked. I literally can not put your books down. I can’t believe we’ve all got to wait till January and then March to get the next books! You are truly fantastic and someone I really look up too. I can’t admire you anymore than I already do. Many congrats.
Bronwen, UK, 05/10/2011