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Hi Cathy, I have just finished reading ‘An Innocent Baby’ I finished it within a day and a half. I’ve read several of your books and I just want to say what an amazing woman you are! You’ve changed the lives of so many and those you’ve helped will never forget all you’ve done for them. It’s so nice to read the updates on your website, I think I’d remain in tears if I didn’t have the updates to check on. Keep being you. Take care. Kind regards,
Leanne, UK, 31/12/2021
Hi Cathy, I’m reading A Life lost and have read many more I’m from a very toxic family and still struggle with the abuse I suffered. I think you’re truly a good person. It really helps me to know that you have helped so many children. Even though I didn’t get the help.
Hello, about a year ago my mom introduced me to your books and I have read almost all of them. I love the way you write and I greatly admire your love and patience to the children you foster and also your own children. I’ve spent many years as a nanny but fostering seems like something more people should do. I feel that the social services seem better run in the UK then here in the US for I mostly hear negative things about adults who grew up in foster care in California. I am a huge fan of yours Cathy. Best wishes and love to you and your family. Happy Holidays.
Margaret, USA, 24/12/2021
Hi, I’ve just finished reading your latest book ‘An Innocent Baby’. As soon as you release one I immediately buy it. I just wanted to let you know how fantastic your books are. I work in a high school and sadly some of our students ended up in foster care just before we broke up. I take some comfort in the fact they may end up in the care of someone like yourself! I was a bit of a tearaway child and absolutely never picked up a book until a few years ago I was given one of yours and I’ve never looked back since! I constantly read now!!! I have also got most of my department at work reading your books too and everyone loves them!! Some of the things you mention in your books can be close to home for me and I really admire the support you give to children. (Even sometimes wish I’d had someone like you)! You’re doing an amazing job! And you’re a fantastic writer! I hope you have a lovely Christmas and a wonderful new year! I’m looking forward to your next book coming out!!!
Hello, I just wanted to reach out and say that I absolutely love your books! I spent some time in foster care myself so I connect with some of the stories. Thanks.
Good evening Cathy, I hope you and your family are well. I just wanted to say thank you, a friend asked me tonight if I had to pick one person that has inspired and made an impact on my life who it would be. I thought about it and realised it was you. I’m currently a 999 call taker for the police with the goal of going in to the child protection unit, also I want to foster eventually. You’ve inspired me so much. Wishing you all a merry Christmas & happy new year. Stay safe.
Dear Cathy, the first time I came across your books was when my English teacher lent me her copy of ‘Cut’. You really have a way of writing. There are so many children out there that are so helpless and lost. I had a great childhood with loving parents, so I really pity the children. Whenever I read your books I feel happy their lives are changed for the better. You’re an awesome foster carer, and you really care for children. Thank you for all the kindness you brought to the world. Stay well and Merry Christmas!
Hi there Cathy, I have just finished A Life lost, and my god, it filled me with so many emotions – you are a true treasure to children. I started reading your books when I was a troubled 14-year-old, struggling to come to terms with childhood abuse and self-harming as a coping strategy. I read Cut, and have been hooked ever since. I am 23 now, and your books have always been the escape I need, whilst still being relatable in many ways. I absolutely adore children, have worked with children with complex disabilities, and now have my own child. Your books are still one of my most prized possessions. You are so resilient, thoughtful, kind. Your books ooze with beautiful literature and are just written perfectly. Because of you, I have always had the dream of becoming a foster carer one day. I will forever be grateful for your books, and I wish you and your lovely family a wonderful Christmas and I hope the new year brings happiness and good health. All my love and best wishes, and thank you.
Hello Cathy, I came across your books whilst perusing through my local library. After reading one book, I decided I wanted to read your entire work. I have completed it this year. I absolutely love how you write, you’re very engaging and very empathetic, I enjoy getting an insight into the care system and the people you have met and their stories. So fascinating! I check the updates on your website as I’m always so curious how things ended, but things don’t really end! I hope you’re doing well. Love
Veenam, UK, 12/12/21/ UK,
Hello Cathy, I have just read your book, Where Has Mummy Gone? I lost my mother to dementia almost 2 years ago. I cannot for one minute imagine how Melody at just 8 must have felt. Thank-you for taking the time to write your books I have read quite a few and your children Adrian, Paula and Lucy are so lucky to have such a wonderful caring mum as you. Thanks and kind regards
Hi, Cathy, I just finished An Innocent Baby, my first of your books. I can’t wait to start on another. Thank you so much for your kindness and perseverance for the children you have brought into your home! You are an angel here on earth! Regards
Hi Cathy, you’d have no idea just how thrilled I was when your book, An Innocent Baby came into my hands. I’ve just finished listening it and needless to say, I enjoyed it tremendously. You’re just simply wonderful. It’s no wonder that poor girl got so attached to you. One disadvantage of listening to audio books is that one can’t be certain of the correct spelling of a word or a name. Of course, I know the poor girl’s name. I’m glad the book was read by the same reader. Cathy, you’ve got more fans than you’ll ever know. Many of my blind friends who are also interested in your books. I’m still looking out for your thriller, The Cottage. With best wishes
Mee Lee, 07/12/2021
Hi Cathy, I have just finished reading An Innocent Baby. It’s so terrible what Haylea had to endure as a young child. The beasts responsible should never be allowed out of prison. A neighbour was recently convicted of being a paedophile. The police found material which included his daughter and granddaughters. It makes you sick to the stomach. He was given a suspended sentence as apparently “people depended on him”. The courts are too lenient. Hopefully Haylea and Darcy May are now leading fulfilling and meaningful lives which they thoroughly deserve. I am really looking forward to your next book which I believe is out in February. Take care and keep up the good work I would like to also wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas.
Hello Cathy. I just wanted to say thank you for your books and all the love and everything you put into fostering and your books as well. I am a huge fan of them and I’m in the process of reading all of them. (New fan) I feel like your family has got to be one of the best ones out there. and your stories have brought new light into my life. I am thinking of going into fostering! Keep up the good work and hope all is well with you and your family.
Dear Cathy, Love your books. Easy to read. But they bring a tear to my eye.
Hi Cathy, just finished reading An Innocent Baby. Thank you so much for highlighting the issue of incestuous rape – a horrible topic but it’s happening more than we know. I was born of that very thing so found it a difficult book to read but I’m so glad you wrote it. Eventually we realise that this doesn’t define who we are as people. Hope the family are all well and please keep on writing! Regards
Hi Cathy, I have read several of your books now and finished the one about Jackson this morning – A Life Lost. You are such an amazing, loving and patient mother and foster mother/carer. The children you have looked after have been so fortunate to stay with you. You have given your own children a wonderful example of bringing up children. Keep up the good work with the books and the fostering. Kind regards
Hello Cathy, you are heaven-sent to these children. Every child needs and deserves to grow up safe and protected from abuse and neglect, and you offer your foster children support and stability when they need it most. I’m an avid walker and enjoy listening to audiobooks. I came upon your book “Cut” by accident. I was captivated by the front cover page, and I clicked the “sample” to listen, and I knew I had just found my next audiobook. Today I finished “Damaged.” It was gut-wrenching. I can’t stop listening to your audiobooks, and my walking has increased because I can’t wait to hear the next chapter and the chapter after that and so on. I hope you and your family are doing well. Keep doing what you’re doing – these aren’t just “stories”; they are about the suffering and heartbreak of real children. Warmly
Dear Cathy, for several years now I have devoured all your fostering memoirs, but always thought it was something I could never do, especially as an elderly single woman with a diagnosis of high functioning autism. Yet each time I read one of your books I felt that this was something I really wanted to do. My interest in fostering and adoption began as a child and in my thirties I adopted 2 baby boys with Down’s syndrome, but as you know, fostering is much harder than adoption. A few years ago I started taking in homeless teenagers as a volunteer host for the local council and last year trained as a respite foster carer. After 2 very difficult respite placements I was ready to give up, but one thing that encouraged me to continue with fostering was reading “An innocent baby”. When Haylea needed a new foster carer the one who was right for her was not the confident one with lots of experience but a newly approved foster carer who felt quite inadequate but who really cared about her. Soon afterwards I was asked to host a 16-year-old who they felt was a perfect match for me, as I had experience in all the issues she faced, including autism, gender identity issues and adoption. On my 65th birthday I became her full time foster carer. It is tiring and I often feel inadequate, but it is wonderful to know that you are making a real difference in the life of a young person who has been through so much. I look forward to reading your next book. Regards.
Thank you for all you do for these children, I really enjoy reading your books. Keep up the great work Cathy. I also enjoy reading the Lisa Stone books. Kind regards.
Hi Cathy, I wanted to say I just finished your new book, An Innocent Baby, as always it was marvellous reading. I am currently sat in AE with a broken foot, and as Covid does not allow visitors I am reading through your earlier books. They make me feel a part of your family, and like I have some company at a difficult time. I hope your family is well and I look forward to more of your fantastic books in the future. Take care.
Hello! I’ve just been writing my university application and the main focus of it is why I want to be a social worker, so as one of my points I’ve mentioned how reading your books was a big turning point for me because of the way you show that trust and love are the biggest things for children. It’s such a huge thing that’s always mentioned in your books but so discreetly that it doesn’t take over the story of the children. You are a huge inspiration to me and someday I hope to be able to care for children with the empathy and compassion that you have always shown in your book. Please keep them coming. Thank you so much for just everything you do, you truly are an amazing woman who has really inspired me.
Dear Cathy, I have read many of your books, enjoyed them and been left with hope. As I read your books, I feel as if I know you all. I could taste the cakes your mother made. My own experience with social services following a stroke (not even a grab rail) has been grim and negligent, but reading your books has given me hope that there are some people who really do care and make a difference. I should add that I was in private practice for years so came across social services professionally. Nothing could have prepared me to the ineptitude of it, bullying and abuse for when I applied and did not get help! I am an experienced litigator. I dread to think of those who are not The stories you tell are so important. I recommend them to everyone. I think all social workers and children’s welfare officers should study them. That way improvement might begin. The public too. So thank you again for all that you do. Kind regards
Hi Cathy, I came across your books about 5 years ago. Every single book is a page turner. I have just finished reading Too scared to Tell. Well I’m crying now. It was very emotional. I felt all the highs, lows. the anger too. I have been in a house fire this year and have lost the whole if my house including all your books!!! If it wasn’t for people like you God knows where children like Oskar, Stevie, Lucy and Danny would be. My friend has become a foster carer. Looking forward to reading my next book xxxx Regards
Hi Cathy, I’ve read a number of your books, currently reading ‘Finding Steve’ for the first time, and am absolutely in love with your books. I spent some time in care during my younger years and had a foster carer who supported me as much as you’ve supported the children you’ve fostered. This has encouraged me to become a foster carer myself and support children when they are at their most vulnerable. I am currently studying Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Well-being which will give me the tools I need to help young people. I’ve talked about your books during my lectures and both my lectures and classmates are really interested in your books and the stories of the young people you’ve looked after. I just wanted you to know that you and your family are amazing and you, and your books, hold a special place in my heart. Best wishes
Hi Cathy. I loved your book An Innocent Baby! It was so moving! But then, I love all of your books. I am currently finishing up The Cottage, and thoroughly enjoying it. When is your next Lisa Stone book out? Just read about Neglected coming out in February! Cant wait! Hugs,
Hi Cathy. I have just finished the last page of An Innocent Baby. I work in childcare and people ask why I want to read books about children and the sad things that go on. But you tell your stories in such a magnificent way that it reaffirms why I am in this line of work. Your courage, your passion, and your determination to do what’s best for children inspires me to do my best in my role. I’ve just ordered two of your books. I will thoroughly be in grossed in these as I have the rest of your books. I often think about expanding my role to do more for vulnerable children. It takes a strong person to foster and a person who has unconditional love. Thank you, take care, and keep safe
Dear Cathy, myself and my sister grew up in foster care. I was fortunate to end up with 3 foster families during that period, who adore me and my son. They all consider us as family and I still have my bedroom at one of my foster parent’s home. They all remind me of you. I was unbelievably lucky, but some children aren’t so lucky in the care system. I started to read to help ease my anxiety when I was about 15/16. I was given one of your books. Ever since I have become totally obsessed with your books and writing. Even though they are very sad stories of children. But because of you and similarly my foster families you all put faith back into the care system. I do feel Lucy, Adrian and Paula and your granddaughter are so fortunate to have you in their lives. There are good foster parents but unfortunately when things go wrong, social services/foster parents get the blame. Please continue to write, I find your books very therapeutic to read. You have done many wonderful things in life and you should feel so proud of yourself. I would reccomend to social services that when a care-leaver requests their records, counselling is offered. I found it very difficult to read and unfortunately had a major dip with my mental health. I honestly wish the best for you and your family for the future. Kind regards.
Emily, UK, 10/11/2021
Hi Cathy, Omg – The Silent Cry – not only is my name Laura but I also suffered puerperal psychosis. It was my first baby 28yrs ago and I was whisked into hospital 10 days after she was born and had ECT. I was incredibly lucky to have four more children without being ill. The Laura in your book was fortunate to get into a mother and baby unit. I went onto a psychiatric ward just general for all kinds of folks, all ages too. But they put me in a side room as I was shouting and pacing about all night long. The ECT worked fast. I was too far gone for drugs but it only took 3 weeks of ECT to get me home. I was able to keep my baby with me in the side room and carry on breastfeeding. It was another good 18 months to get back on my feet once I got home though. I was like an empty shell after that ECT. I do love your books. Take care and best wishes.
Hi Cathy, I have just started to read your Lisa stone books and they are amazing. The way you write makes you feel as if you can see the place the way you describe everything. I will be buying more. Hope you keep on writing for many more years. Kind regards
Hi Cathy, I hope you are well. I am reading all your books I am so glad I found them. Truly inspirational. I commend you for all the work you have done. You have the patience of a saint, well done.
Hi Cathy, I will admit it’s the first time I have read one of your books and I have just finished Too Scared To Tell. It certainly won’t be the last either. Really enjoyed reading this book and had plenty of tears in my eyes. Cannot wait to purchase my next book.
Ann, England, 08/11/2021
Hi Cathy! Picked up your book by chance at the local library back in 2016, when I was still a teen. Got hooked on the stories and have finished almost all the books. Just wanted to say that your books have inspired me to consider fostering in the future! Can’t wait for the next book. Love
Amanda, Asia, 08/11/2021
Hi Cathy, I have just read your book An Innocent Baby. As a foster carer to babies your book hit home. We have so much in common. I also have 2 birth children and 1 adopted child, and are so blessed the way my children welcome all the children we care for into our family home. All the emotions that go with fostering any child are hard and we always put their needs first, and what what’s best for them. I like the way you show that the shiny part of fostering fades. I’m going through this stage myself as rules/laws change. We would love to keep all the children. We know how hard it is to part from them and hope and pray for a good life.
Dear Cathy, Omg yet again an amazing read, An Innocent Baby. I have been reading your books for years. You’re an inspiration along with your family. If only the world had more people like you in it. Thank you for all you do. Regards
I have just finished reading An Innocent Baby. I have read many of your books Cathy and find them very inspiring, my only problem is I cannot put them down. I read the above book in two days…. really must start another one Keep writing. Best wishes
Dear Cathy, I have now read three of your books and I am truly in awe! My husband and I are going through the process of becoming foster parents so very exciting times for us. Your books are insightful as to what life will be like as a foster parent and what it could entail. This is so refreshing compared to all of the training we are doing which seems to be a tame example rather than a realistic view into the difficulties we might face. What I really connect with in your books is that you’re happy to point out where you feel you have made failings or mistakes. I feel that’s such an important attribute in the role. My husband and I are in our twenties and quite a lot of the professionals we have encountered have been ageist towards us, however, in my opinion you can never be too young to want to help a child have a decent life. I have always had an interest in working with children. Wish us luck with our exciting journey! I’m off to read the next one of your books! With kindest regards and admiration,.
Hi Cathy, I too am a foster carer. I’ve just read An Innocent Baby. It was so heart-breaking to read. I foster teenagers (one still lives with me). It has upset me when they have left but I can’t imagine having a new-born because I imagine the bond must be greater. Another fantastic read and can’t wait for your next book. Kind regards
Hello there! It seems strange but I feel like I have already met you. I’m on my 6th book of yours and I have to say Can I Let You Go one has been my favourite. Having 2 sisters both with Down syndrome I could relate to Faye. What a brave young woman. Thank you for writing about all your children, I look forward to the next one. Kind regards
Good evening Cathy, I have just finished reading the 4th book written by yourself. The stories are truly inspiring and eye opening. I am a social worker and I am truly inspired by your resilience, kindness and passion. As a social worker you’d think I wouldn’t read “social work/fostering” books in my spare time but I can’t help myself! Many thanks.
Good evening Cathy, I really enjoy your books, having read most of them two or three times!! I live to care for people and really want to get into fostering within a few years when I can manage it. I would love to be able to help kids and impact their life in some small way when they and their families are in a dark place. Your memoirs help keep that dream alive and I am eagerly awaiting your next book!
An Innocent Baby has touched my heart in more ways than you could imagine. I have read your books for years and always look out for your next one, so did my mum. We had our very own Cathy Glass library which is now just my collection of all your books. I lost my mum earlier this year and reading about your mum touched my heart. Your books will always be something special to me that I shared with my mum. Thank you for your amazing writing, your beautiful books and the stories you so bravely share. Yours Sincerely
Elizabeth & angel mum Sheila, 22/10.2021
OMG!!! I’m still reading The Cottage, but wow… I had suspected it but still wow!! Still curious about the creature in the garden. I’ve my suspicions there too, can’t wait to see if I’m right.
Good evening Cathy, The Girl in The Mirror is different to the fostering memoirs. But once I got into it I couldn’t put it down. I was so angry with Jimmy, I will never understand people like him and why they do what they do. I absolutely loved it and finished it in two days. Thank you so much for all you inspiring and amazing true stories/novels based on true stories. I really hope you carry on writing them because I enjoy them so much. I hope you and your family are doing good and I’m looking forward to reading the next one. Kind regards.
Hello Cathy, I just want to say your books truly are an inspiration. As I grew up in foster care myself I can relate to the children you write about. I know how much hard work it can be to foster children as I wasn’t the easiest child myself. With the hard work and patience my foster parents gave me I have managed to do well for myself and live a great life! Thank you so much for being a great author! I wish you and your family all the greatness in life you truly deserve it. Kind regards
Dear Cathy, I am writing to you because there is no one else whom I can say these things. I relate to Stevie (Finding Stevie). I was exploring my gender identity for years and now I identify myself as a bisexual female. Someone from telegram app tried to sext with me, and I gave in. I now feel violated for doing vile things to my body and sending him the photos.
S, India, 09/10.2021
Hi Cathy. I have been waiting for quiet time to read your new book. I read them with an amount of trepidation due to the content being triggers. However, I have survived and have grown up children so mange the thoughts better. I completely resonate with Haylea and reading her story relates to mine in many ways. However, it wasn’t my father but grandfather and 4 of his friends. That is really the only difference in our stories, other than I wasn’t as brave as Haylea and didn’t speak out until far too late. She really is an inspirational young women and hope she finds the forever happy she so deserves.
Hello Cathy, I’ve just read your latest book An Innocent Baby and it had me in tears!! I hope and pray to god you stay in contact with both mother and child! You are such a remarkable woman!! You have such a lovely heart!! If it wasn’t for you who knows where Haylea would be now! Keep doing what you’re doing! I will be waiting for your next book!! Sending nothing but love. Thank you so much.
Tammy, 08/10/ 2021
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to say how much I love reading your books! I read my first book of yours when I was 15 (I’m now 22) and I absolutely loved it. It was so gripping and I was hooked. I have continued to read them over the years. I have just finished Cruel To Be Kind’, the ending choked me up. I’ve just ordered your new book! Super excited. I find your work so interesting and it’s something I am going to look into in the future. Many thanks for taking the time to read this. All the best
I just wanted to say I really love all your books. I can’t see, so read them on audible. They are all fantastic. When I have listened to them, I always listen to them again and again. I never get bored of them. I am so so excited for your next one. Hope you and your family are doing well.
Hi Cathy, I have read all of your books and just finished your latest. I’m a mature student social worker and recently finished my placement in an independent fostering agency. You give such a real account of the ups and downs of fostering. I love reading your books and just wanted to say well done. Fantastic work.
I would like to say what a beautiful soul you have. What you and your family have done to help these children is truly amazing. I love your books. They make me laugh and cry. It’s heart-warming that there’s people like you out there, well done.
Wendy, UK, 01/10/2021
Hi Cathy, I love all your foster carer stories. Faye’s story really touched my heart; I read it in than two days and cried most of the time. I have read 4 of your books in the last two weeks and cannot wait to read them all. You are my role model for foster care worker and mother. You are a great person and a lovely mother to your children. They are blessed to have a mother like you. I write poetry and some short stories under my writing name. Have a lovely evening and the rest of the week. Good luck with your new book; I cannot wait to read it too. With love, light, and peace, always your
Hi Cathy, I’ve read a good few of your books. I love your stories and how to treat and deal with the children. You are a very special lady. My upbringing was awful. Poor. And abused most of my childhood. Nothing picked up in school back in the day. I hated school I felt like I had nobody. And couldn’t trust adults especially men. I don’t understand why my mum didn’t pick up on how her fellas were impacting my life so much. Making me so scared. I never spoke at school. I slipped through the net. I would have loved to have a mum like you Cathy. No wonder the children love you. I’ve struggled all my life to even make friends. I would have loved to have at least one true friend to share things. Regards
Dear Cathy. An Innocent Baby was so emotional. I was deeply saddened for Haylea. Nobody should have to go through that kind of terrifying and horrible childhood. As I read, I was angry like you were. And something as awful as what Haley had to go through and all they got was 10 years! I am also thankful so many people trust you. You are so loving and really are a true gift. I mean that!!! I love your family so much!!! I can’t wait until your next book comes out. Thank you again for all you do and for writing such incredible books. Love you.
Dear Miss Glass, I have recently discovered your books and I just wanted to tell you that you and your family are amazing and so inspiring. I have become addicted to your books, reading one a day at the moment as we are on lockdown due to covid. Your strength and the power of your story telling moves me to tears in nearly every book. I wish there was more selfless people like you in the world. You have inspired me and my partner to look into fostering in Australia. When I have finished reading your books I want to go back to the start and reward them in order. Thank you so much for sharing your life stories with us and the amazing work that you do. The world is. definitely a better place thanks to you and your amazing family Regards
Donna, Australia, 25/09/2021
Dear Miss. Glass, I read your book, Another Forgotten Child, and quickly became a huge fan of your books, and passion for the foster care system. Through your writing, your desire to help childrenin the foster care system is clear. I would later in life like to foster and/or adopt children. Your books shine a light on such a big issue in the world that few people seem to notice
Hi I absolutely love your books and they have been a massive help through my years struggling with mental health. I’m a single mam with 3 children. I’ve just finished An Innocent Baby and can’t wait for your new book!
Hi Cathy! I have read your books for so many years. I’m 20 and started reading them from 14, and have been hooked ever since. I feel like you are an amazing human, and there has been times I’ve cried from your books because of the terrible ordeal that the children have suffered. I’m so grateful that you’re there to help these children. Don’t ever stop writing, I love what you do and hope one day I can be a foster carer like you. Take care, lots of love.
Hey Cathy your books are absolutely amazing and you’re a role model. You’re an amazing writer and I love all your books. I used to be in care and your books are so eye opening and different. Your new book An Innocent Baby hit home and made me think because of my experience. Thank you please please keep writing. Kind regards
Hi there have been a massive fan of your memoirs for many years. I just finished reading A Life Lost and wanted to extend my deepest condolences. I sobbed as if you were my own family member which is indicative of how you have always written your books. You draw your readers in and we feel as though we are there with you in those moments and part of your family. You are truly an amazing author and the dedication you have for fostering is admirable, and has made me consider possibly fostering one day. Kind regards.
Kimberly, Australia, 19/09/2912
Hi Cathy, thank you so much for sharing your stories. I’ve now listened to all of them including An Innocent baby which I just finished tonight! My husband and I have been foster carers in Australia for 22yrs now and have had many experiences as you could imagine! You have really helped me as I find it hard sometimes when the children are hyperactive and violent, especially after they have been with us a while and I’m exhausted! I just wanted to say that listening to your experiences has really helped me to be more accepting and understanding when things get tough and to take a moment to re adjust my thinking so I can carry on. Thank you.
Sarah, Australia, 19/09/2021
Good evening Cathy, Please accept my condolences. I’ve just finished reading An Innocent Baby. Utterly heartbreaking! And that’s an understatement. I hope you are fit and healthy and that you are enjoying your expanding family. I am now a grandmother with another on the way! Please look after yourself and make time to do something just for yourself, which I’m sure you don’t often do! Take care! With love and blessings
Hi Cathy, I just finished reading An Inocent Baby and I thought I’d write and congratulate you on a job well done. I just love your books. This one was a little harder to read because it was closer to home with some similarities with regard to what I dealt with in my own life. The part of the book that really got to me was where she was having nightmares. I like to call them dream backs when they are a cross between a dream and a flashback. I just could relate to her fear and how she must have felt and I almost took a pause from reading the book. I’m decided to push through and finish the audio copy of the book. Ms. Fairman brings the story to life as she unravels the tale with another brilliant performance. Give Sammy a scratch from me Best wishes
Sarah, USA, 19/09/2019
I absolutely love your books, Your recent book An Innocent Baby arrived on the 16th September I finished it at 10pm on the 17th. I was in tears and had a bottle of wine open. It was the most heart-breaking story of yours I have ever read. I would just like to say you are such an amazing mother, foster carer and writer. I have a little girl of my own and I hug her a little tighter every night knowing that she hasn’t suffered or ever will suffer the way those poor children you have foster do! My heart breaks for them every time I read your books! I wish them a better world and better life. They truly deserve it Love
Hi Cathy, I so looked forward to your latest book An Innocent Baby and read it in one day. Thank you for another amazing and touching book which makes one appreciate what one has. I hope Marcy Day and Haylea are doing well and best wishes for their future. Also best wishes to you and your children and especially to your daughter Lucy. I love her personality and strength who seems to come through in the books.
Nanna, Sweden, 16/07/2021
Hi Cathy, I’ve just finished reading your book ‘Where has Mummy gone’ and just wanted to say that you have an amazing knowledge of how children from vulnerable backgrounds think and feel. I have read most of your books and coming from a care background myself – both career-wise and on a personable level I was really gripped by this particular book. I was also adopted at an older age and I was very appreciative of your insight as to the difficulties this can present for the child. I loved reading each of your books and enjoyed reading about your own three children. I’m also intrigued as to how the British care system works as opposed to what happens here in South Africa. Thanks for hours of interesting reading and for taking the trouble to educate readers about vulnerable and at risk children. Looking forward to the next book!
Michelle, S Africa, 14/09/2021
Hello Cathy! Me and my mother absolutely love your books, I can’t get enough of them and have several in my collection. You inspire me to wish to foster, as do some of my mother’s friends. I just wanted to say thank you for doing everything you can for every single child, person, and soul that has come across your path. You are a huge inspiration and I hope to one day raise my children as respectful, kind, and compassionate as you and children are. Say hello to Paula, Adrien, and Lucy for me! Warm regards
Marissa, 22, Canda,12/09/2021
Dear Cathy. I just finished reading Damaged. I was speechless. I’m still crying Cathy. I can’t believe the things happen to that little girl. You are such a wonderful woman. Not enough words to say thank you for the things you did for Jodie. Stay Safe Regards
Buddhika, Australia, 07/09/2021
Hi Cathy, I am 59 yrs. old and must of read about 2 books in my life. Just by chance I bought one of your books and I’m now onto my 8th book. Your books are so good and the fostering you do is fantastic. I total admire what you do and will continue reading your books. Many thanks
Dear Cathy, I have just got my hands on your collection of books and am truly in awe of all the work you have done with so many children. I have so far enjoyed Nobody’s Son most, and am excited to read the rest of your series. Kind regards
Dear Cathy, I am 29 years old and my auntie is sending this email for me. I am blind with cerebral palsy and just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed listening to your audible books. I am looking forward to innocent baby in September. I have read 13 of your books so far and loved them all. I also have a cat called Jeremy I know you like cats too. Regards
Good morning. I am in awe of your amazing books. I purchased one of your books from my local charity shop, The Cottage, and instantly the cover and the blurb got me hooked. I read your fantastic book within a day. Totally was not expecting that ending but as a student social worker it got to me and had me gasping. Truthfully, I used to find it hard to read a good book. I love anything thrilling, with a touch of suspense and unexpected twists. You are my favourite author. Kindest regards,
Hi! I just want to say that your books are absolutely fantastic! I’ve recently finished ‘A baby’s cry’ in 3 days, I was hooked from the first page! I scoured the charity shops for some more but had no luck then found myself in WHSmith looking again! I came out with the 3 they had on the shelf and have just started ‘A Terrible Secret’. Your books are amazingly written and I’ve now found myself a massive fan! Thank you for your amazing stories, it’s great to get a real life insight into the fostering world. My heart goes out to you and all those children! With love, your new biggest fan.
Hi Cathy. Thank you for sharing your fostering stories. Over the last few years I have listened to all of them on Audible whilst in the car or on the train due to travelling quite a bit with work. You are truly inspirational and because of you and listening to your stories, I started on my adoption journey almost 18 months ago and last Thursday was approved at panel to adopt. I have a couple of friends who have adopted children but due to being single and also a little older I never thought that it was an option for me. After listening to your books I decided to look into it further and eventually took the plunge. I always wanted to be a mum but it never happened for me, and having worked for 22 years with complex and traumatised children, and having listened to your stories, I believe I can make a difference for a little one and also be a Mum. So thank you because you have been part of my journey to get here and if I can be even half the mum you are, I know I’ll be able to make a difference. I look forward to listening to your next story. Kind regards
Hi Cathy, I’m so glad to read the update on Melody, my first book. Thank you for giving children hope for their future. My next book will be ‘Cut’, which I know is going to be a harder read. Take care. Bye.
Hi Thank you for your books! I started reading them around 3 weeks ago and already finished 2. I loved every page of both books and intend buying more from your collection. I was in care from the age of 14 first by being in a children’s home to then being placed with my amazing foster mum. Whilst in her care I progressed so much in many ways and reading your books give me hope that there are still great foster parents out there! You are amazing and I look forward to buying and reading more of your books.
Hi Cathy I am partly deaf and disabled with CRPS. I just want to tell you that you are really good author. I have read four books of yours and I’m really loving them. You are the best writer!!! Thanks for doing an awesome job.
Hi, I am a huge fan of your fostering books. I’ve read nearly all of them now and I’m planning on becoming a foster carer. Your books really make a difference and I love following up on each child to see how they’re doing. I’m amazed at how each child has such a unique story. Thanks for what you do, both for children and for us readers, too. You’re one incredible person! Sending love,
Cailey, USA, 18/08/2021
Hi Cathy, I hope you are well. I am emailing you regarding your books. I think you are an amazing writer, and as I am a senior carer I can relate to quite a few of your stories. Well done and keep up the good work. Best wishes.
Hi. I just wanted to say how much I love your books! I am a case manager in foster care here in Australia and coming to the completion of my social work degree. I have read almost all of your books (I have 4 to go) And I truly admire everything that you are and everything that you stand for. Thank you for being such an inspiration! Warm Regards
Anastasia, Australia, 15/08/2021
I love reading your Lisa Stone suspense stories. Once I start reading I don’t want to put them down. Very good stories all of them and well done to you for writing them. Thank you.
Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for ‘The Cottage’. It has been a number of years since I have read a book as I have been unable to find anything that gripped me. I bought ‘The Cottage’ hoping to read whilst on holiday. I thought I would read the 1st chapter before I went, and needless to say I loved the book and had finished it before my holiday. I have now purchased Taken. hank you again, I have a renewed love for reading. Kind regards
Hi Cathy I have read a number of your fostering books and also The Cottage. I work as a TA in a special needs school. Your stories are inspiring and incredible and as usual I am hooked. I see many looked after children in the school I’m working in. So the experiences you have had are actually teaching me. Showing me the kind of things I should be looking out for. I got close to one child at the school like Oskar and so did his teacher. Kind regards
Hi Cathy I’m 75yrs old. I have never been into reading but I saw your books on kindle and started reading them. I can’t put them down. I have just finished Innocent. I’ve only got about three to read. Keep up the good work.
Dear Cathy, Oskar’s story horrified me & broke my heart but it was wonderful to read, how he came out of his shell slowly but surely, with the safety & love you provided. I wept & wept at the end. It was simply beautiful. Thank you for such an inspiring book. It just goes to show what safety & true love for a child will do. Best Regards
Good evening, I have just read A Terrible Secret in less than 24 hours, as always I couldn’t put it down! I have a friend who fosters and I told him about your books. He took a photo of the one I was reading today and is going to look himself.
Hi Cathy I am just emailing you to say how much I love reading your books, once I start I can’t put them down. I read one of your books in a day, it was that good. You are an amazing author/writer. Can’t get enough of your books.
Just finished A Life Lost, terrific book, looking forward to your next one! Hope you know, you cannot ever retire!
Hello, I am a very fond reader and have so far read 17 of your books, Damaged being the latest. I am a little lost for words from reading this one. You are one incredible person, your children, are incredible. You have made the most amazing difference to so many children lives. I have been a teaching assistant for the last 6 years and have a love for children like you do. You honestly are such an inspiration and I want to say thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for making such a difference to children’s lives.
Abbie, UK, 18/07/2021
Hello, I am an early years’ practitioner and have worked with children who have witnessed domestic abuse and are recovering, so I am no stranger to working with individuals managing trauma. I am absolutely amazed by your work and have now read 11 of your books, Nobody’s Son being the last one. Thanks for your time, you truly are so inspiring.
Amy, Scotland, 18/07/2021
Hello Cathy, I just read your amazing new Lisa Stone book ‘The Cottage’ today while the sun was shining here in Northern Ireland. It was fantastic. All your books are amazing, I’ve bought and read every single book you’ve written, but ‘The Cottage’ was just something else. I couldn’t put it down. I cannot wait until your next Lisa Stone book, please hurry lol. Until then I’m reading your latest fostering memoire; which I also love. Thank you
Nicole, Northern Ireland, 18/07/2021
Good afternoon Cathy, I hope you are well. I want to say thank you, over the last 5 years I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your books. You first came into my life when I was in secondary school, I’ll be honest I wasn’t the biggest reader. My Mum had brought CUT and I think it was the first chapter book I had ever read, I was hooked on your writing style and the way you make your readers want to find out what happens next. Years passed and I didn’t pick up a book again until my mother passed away. I joined the library as a distraction and fell in love with your writing all over again. It kept me grounded and enabled me to see that although I had suffered there are others who have had it far worse. I have read the majority of your books and I have just finished A Life Lost. I felt compelled to reach out and send my condolences. Thank you again for everything you have done, you seem like such a kind and loving soul. You have inspired me as a person and I feel you have been with me through some of the most difficult times in my life. I cannot thank you enough. I wish you and your family all the best.
Lots of love Sadé, UK, 15/07/2021
Dear Ms. Glass, I just finished reading your very moving book, “A Long Way From Home”. Thank you for sharing the incredible, heart-breaking story of Anna. With much gratitude
Just a tiny message of support. Your books are honestly amazing, I’ve never really picked up a book to read unless forced, but your books have sucked me in and find myself ordering more and more. I’ve just finished reading Damaged, what a truly heart-breaking story but my goodness how amazing you were with Jodie! As a victim of sexual abuse I know how hard it must have been for her to gain trust in you and open up. I truly inspire you and I hope life brings you so much happiness. Credit to your children to!! I’m about to read Lucy’s story! I’m sure so will enjoy it as much as I have the others I’ve read! Keep writing your amazing stories! Sending love and support. Kind regards
Hello Cathy, I felt that I needed to message you to tell you how much I love your books. I find them inspirational. For young people/children to go through what they have and come out the other side better people is inspiring to read. I was a person that had a rough/abusive childhood and still suffer problems because of it today. I have just finished reading INNOCENT. What a heart aching story. You do a wonderful job in caring for these children and helping them through some of the toughest times in their lives. You should be very proud of yourself. We need more people in this world like you. I love your style of writing. Your books are fantastic and inspiring. I really enjoy reading them and find them hard to put down. Thank you for all the hard work you put into helping children. Well done. Great job.
Cassie, Australia, 11/07/2021
Ms. Cathy Glass, I have been meaning to write you an email but I have just been a tad busy. I recently started going back to school, but before that I was reading your books every single night. I love every single one I have read. You did some awesome work. My heart hurt a few times, but I am so glad that you helped every single one of them babies. I would love to chat with you, you have lived a very interesting life. Thank you
Jennifer, USA, 10/07/2021
I have just finished another one of your books A Baby’s Cry. You and your children/family are absolutely amazing! I have sat and cried through the full last chapter! Having children myself I would be exactly the same! Being a foster mum & family is just something else you should be so proud of what you do for them all. Take care god bless