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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Just finished reading Innocent. It was another sad but enjoyable read I will look forward to the next book. There not many books I can get into on the first page but with yours I can. Thankful for them.
Carole, UK, 16/09/2019
Hi Cathy I have been in foster care since I was 10. I love to read your books I have all of them I can relate to them.
Mandy, 17, UK. 14/09/2019
I have listened to your memoirs and found them very moving.
You have to write faster. Once I start one of your books I can’t put it down. Read the newest one straight through. Keep up your good fostering and writing.
Fran, USA, 14/09/2019
Hi Ms. Glass, I just finished reading Nobody’s son. This evening I decided to write some lines to thank you for sharing your stories and professional experience with us! I am a teacher and I find your books really insightful. From time to time I think on how you tackle certain situations and always think that behind that student’s behaviour there is always a personal background which needs to be tackled. I want to thank you for your dedication as a foster carer and as a parent. I really learn from you. Keep up the good work. The next to read will be Will you love me? about Lucy, the child you ended up adopting. I can’t wait to read it. God bless you. Regards
Mary, Malta, 12/09/2019
I have come across your books though the library app. I just wanted to say thank you for writing the stories about the foster children. You have helped transform their lives for the good. I have laughed and cried reading and listening to each book.
Katie, UK, 11/09/2019
I was sat on the bus on the way to work this morning reading Innocent. A man who I dont know sits down next to me and pulls out a copy of ‘Will You love me’ I say hello to him and we spend the next 45 minutes talking about ‘Cathy’ and ‘Lisa’ books. The end result is I have a date with him on Saturday evening. Thank you Cathy. I give you all the credit for that. I’m loving Innocent. Another book of yours that I don’t want to come to the end of.
Dear Cathy, I just finished Innocent. That book was so shocking and SAD!!! It was awful what Kit and Moly had to endure before coming to the loving arms of you and your family. You are truly a treasure in this world
Love Angelina, 08/09/2019
Thank you for another moving story of the children you foster. Also, thank you for all the work you and your family put in to all these children. You all have hearts of gold and are a credit to the world of fostering. The way you tell the stories is so compelling and I find when reading them it is extremely hard to put them down. I read Innocent in two days. I look forward to many more.
Dearest Cathy, I truly love your Lucy and I agree when she text “WTF” regarding the judge’s decision in Innocent. WTF!!!!! Indeed! Once again, Cathy you prove to be a better woman than I. How in the world you are able to stay composed through some of this is nothing short of a miracle. Thank you for the advice on writing a book. I bought your guide to writing and publishing and cannot wait to start reading it. Best wishes and well done!
Dear Cathy, Thank you for sharing your experiences. I am currently in assessment for fostering as a single gay man and have learnt considerably more from reading your books than from any training. I started with The Night the Angel’s Came. I cried buckets as the story clearly touched a nerve. I often speak of your books with others and hope they are as inspired as me. You have shown how some challenging situations can be happily and carefully managed and I can see myself reflecting on, and using your ideas and knowledge in the near future. Thank you so much for giving so much to children and young people when they needed it most… and shining a guiding light for people like me. Like many others, I am waiting, somewhat impatiently I’m afraid, for Innocent. Kindest regards
Hi Cathy, Having read many of your books, I can’t praise you enough for the way you treat and respect children. When I was a child, the motto was ‘children are to be seen but not heard’. This is so far away from your thinking (and mine) that no more needs to be said except that, once again, I admire your dedication and will keep looking out for any new books you write. Yours
Laura, Australia, 29/08/2010
Hi Cathy, I read “The Night the Angels Came” and found it so poignant. Also enjoyed Hidden, and Will You Love Me, the story of your adopted daughter, is a favourite. I love your writing, as it is so heartfelt and you always go over and above the requirements of a foster caregiver. Keep writing, please. I lend my books to anyone interested. I feel like I need to start a Cathy Glass fan club! In “Finding Stevie” you tackled a relatively new issue of gender identity. I, like you, did not know what gender fluid meant. Stevie was indeed fortunate to be assigned to your care, as you handled it so sensitively.
Victoria, Canada, 26/08/ 2019
Hello there. My wife and I have just completed our first year of fostering. We returned from France today and picked up your book Another Forgotten Child. Well that day went quickly as I devoured the most fascinating book I have read in my 52 years. This moment completed Where Has Mummy Gone. I felt compelled to write as reading the books has helped engender a better understanding of how I can support our looked after child. A brilliantly written and sad at times portrayal of how we can turn kid’s lives around Thank you Kind regards
Richard, UK, 25/08/2019
Cathy, I want to say what an incredible book Damaged is. I felt like I was there watching as everything was happening. My heart broke for Jodie. You have such a big heart and the patience that you had with Jodie WOW! It was incredible. I cried when I read the last chapter because I was so happy she got some sort of justice. Although I know her life will never be the same. Thank you for all of your love for these children. I can’t wait to read all of your books! With lots of love
Just read The Doctor (Lisa Stone thriller). What a brilliant read! Couldn’t put it down. Read it in a day ! Will definitely be buying your other books.
Dear Cathy, I have enjoyed your books ever since I was eleven and started high school. I find it odd to think about how much you have helped me through the stories you tell, yet I have never actually met you before. From the age of four I was placed into care and struggled with my emotions but reading your stories about the experiences you’ve had helped me realise I wasn’t alone. Through your tales I recognise that unfortunately there are many people who have been through similar things to me but this comforted me as it gave me hope that there can be happy endings and help can be offered. I just wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me, you probably don’t realise just how many people you help! I hope that you and your family are well. Love
Hannah, 16, 17/08/2019
Good evening Cathy, I am a manager in a nursery. I have read your books since secondary school. Your experience and genuine nature towards children and their families has always inspired me to change the lives of children and young adults. Thank you for sharing your life stories with others and being that role model to the children you are involved with. I just want to take this opportunity to praise you even though you do this out of the kindness of your heart and not looking at your role as job!!! It is definitely a gift you have.
Hi Cathy, I have read all your books as a foster mother and have ordered the latest one due in September and am looking forward to reading it. However as Lisa Stone you have blown my mind away. Starting with the fantastic The Darkness within and followed by the Stalker I was enthralled by the story lines. Then I read The Doctor. Wow I can honestly say it was the best book I have read for years. How on earth did you come up with the idea? It was a fantastic, amazing and truly the best book EVER. Thank you so much for the pleasure your books have given me both as Lisa and Cathy.
Wow Cathy what any amazing lady you are. I have just finished reading “Damaged” and am now on “Hidden”. My husband and I are currently going through the process to be approved to be Foster carers. Your books have made me more determined to help some of those children out there that need guidance and help in their life. You are teaching me a lot through your books and I hope I turn out to be just like you. Thanks again and keep up your excellent work. I will continue to read through your books and continue to learn. Lots of love.
Kay, UK, 15/08/2019
Hi Cathy. I’ve read many of your books but just finished Cruel To Be Kind which was just wonderful! Although poor Kaz lost her fight which was very sad. I look forward to your books so much. Thank you for making a huge difference in this world. I wish I’d stayed with you! Lots of love.
Anne, UK, 13/08/2019
Thank you so much Cathy for writing your life experiences from fostering. I am a safeguarding officer in a school. I was dropped in it, but due to your books I have gained knowledge that has helped me and given me insight. I think you have done an amazing job. I am glad you have put your experiences down for us to gain understanding. I am now trying to collect all of your books. Many thanks
I’m writing today to thank you for all your marvellous books. I’m not married nor I have kids of my own but I do love reading your books as it opens up my eyes and heart to the children out there who have been through hardships in life. I lost my dad at a very young age and living with a single mum was really difficult growing up but when I started reading my 1st book “Hidden” I cried and felt mushy inside. I started realising and I started appreciating and loving my mum deeper and realising that there are children out there who do not have that privilege of having a loving parent/parents. From then on I could not stop buying all your books and recommending my friends and family to read them. Your books touch and warm the heart. Thank you Cathy for all those wonderful books and for caring for all those children. You will always be my role model. Lots of love.
Lydia, Malaysia. 01/08/2019
I just wanted to let you know that I love your books. I feel that I am part of your family with Adrian Paula and Lucy and Tosha your cat. I am blind and listen to your books on audio.
Hi, I have just recently found your books and have read ‘Damaged’ and ‘A Long Way From Home’ in the space of two weeks! Absolutely breath-taking books. You are an amazing person and I just wanted to say thank you. I have two daughters, one with autism and the other with Asperger’s. Life can be very challenging for us all but your books have helped me with a few strategies especially with my youngest control problems. I have cried at the end of both books and I am off the Waterstones first thing tomorrow to get the next one.
Dear Misses Glass, I have read your book, Damaged. What Jodie experienced and what her family did to her for years is incomprehensible. As a normal person one always wonders how someone can do something to their own child. She is forever punished with this past, an innocent little child. Damaged was the saddest book I have read. But I have the greatest respect that you have taken her in spite of everything. Luckily there are people like you who help kids like her.
Justine, Germany, 29/07/2019
Hi Cathy, I have just finished Run Mummy Run, I enjoyed although sad, what Ashia put herself through. He deserved what he got. I also just finished Please Don’t Take My Baby, a beautiful ending but she was very lucky. She was a silly young girl. Tyler had more sense than Jade. I love your books and I think you are an amazing person.
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to say thank you so much for your amazing books. I have read and re-read all your books and they have made such a difference to me in my life. I was in foster care as a baby and then adopted and so I can relate to so many aspects of your writing, especially “Will You Love Me?” about your daughter Lucy. My birth mother seems very similar to Bonnie so reading that book is like therapy for me! Thank you again so much for everything that you have done and for writing it all down so people like me can heal a little more. Much love.
Nicole, Australia, 22/07/2019
Hi Cathy, I truly do admire the commitment you put in to all your fostered children! I’ve just finished your book ‘Damaged’ and it’s one of your most heart-breaking stories. I believe Jodie is only where she is now because of you and your family! You and your children are amazing people, keep up your amazing work.
I would like to compliment you on your books. The 1st book I purchased was Finding Stevie. From the moment I picked up the book I didn’t want to put it down. I have since purchased more of your books & find it hard to put those down too. Keep up the good work. You are an amazing lady. I am so looking forward to reading more of your books.
I just finished reading your AMAZING book Cruel to be Kind about 10 mins ago and I loved it! I am a therapeutic foster parent and have been for the last three years and I really really enjoyed reading this book!
Hello Cathy, I have read 2 Lisa stone books as well as all your fostering books and I thought they were brilliant. I don’t know how you come up with all these ideas. I’ve read all your books loads of times and am waiting for the next.
Dear Cathy, Just wanted to say thank God for loving people like you. I have read three of your books so far Damaged, Finding Stevie, and A long way home. They are amazing books. The lives of these children are heart-breaking and we appreciate the updates. God bless you and keep up the great work as a carer and author.
Hi Cathy, Ihave just finished reading Cruel To Be Kind and also The Night The Angels Came. I think you deserve a medal for not only looking after the children but trying to sort the family out as well, as in Cruel To Be Kind. The Night The Angels Came is a real tearjerker and I hope Michael is happy.