New Year’s Eve
If you are out celebrating tonight enjoy and stay safe.

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Ten Years: A tribute to my readers
2017
When my first fostering memoir was published in 2007 it broke new ground. No one before had dared to write about the hidden sometimes secretive world of fostering and the social services. Ten years and 26 books later. How time flies!  I feel I have come on a long journey with my companions – all of you. Some of you were there right at the start and I feel I know you as you know me.
I have been overwhelmed by the response from readers, thousands of whom have emailed, sending their love and best wishes and saying how moved they have been by my books, and sharing their own experiences. Some of those emails are on the comments page of my website www.cathyglass.co.uk  You are very loyal and sincere. It is much appreciated. Thank you.
As you have shared my life’s journey so I have shared many of your life experiences. It doesn’t matter that I have never met you, we communicate and share like old friends. I have been there during your ups and downs, laughed at some of your funny stories and revelations, and cried at your sad news or when life dealt you a cruel blow.
I have ‘seen’ young people grow up, go to university, start jobs, and have families of their own.  I have been greatly saddened to hear of the abuse some of you have suffered. You are so strong. I have commiserated and given what help I can when one of your children has been taken into care. I have cried tears of happiness when that child has been returned to you. I admire your honestly in your candid account of what went wrong. We all make mistakes.
I have lost two of you that I know of. There may be more. Dear friends who loved my books but sadly died, one from cancer and the other in a car accident. One of their family was aware they loved my books emailed me let me know. I felt their loss personally as I know you felt the loss of my dear father. Your words of comfort were much appreciated.
You often say you feel you are part of my family. I feel I am part of yours too. One big happy family that embraces many different countries, races and cultures. For us when we chat on Facebook, tweet or email we are one. Sometimes you send photographs and I am very moved, sadly I can’t reciprocate as I have to maintain my anonymity to  protect the children I foster.
So ten years, where did the time go? One very exciting development was the publication of my thriller The Darkness Within (written under the pen name Lisa Stone). And what of the next ten years? I hope I will still be writing and fostering, certainly I have no plans to retire. So on this ten year anniversary I’d like to say a big thank you to you all.  For one thing is for certain I couldn’t have come this far without you. All my love Cathy & family. Bless you. x

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Another great deal.
Very good news: The Darkness Within (by the other me) has been selected for Kobo’s Daily Deal. 99p for today only. https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/the-darkness-within-a-heart-pounding-thriller-that-will-leave-you-reeling/fTYUzLoqQkuwXP-Uh-PEpA

Thursday 14 December 2017

 Kobo – Daily Deal.
Nobody’s Son has been selected for Kobo’s daily deal. £1.49 today only! https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/nobody-s-son-all-alex-ever-wanted-was-a-family-of-his-own/wZU8MJMlJEqSptHBZI5k6w

Wednesday 13 December 2017

December special offers!
Two of my books have been selected for kindle promotion on Amazon UK. Nobody’s Son is £1.49 http://amzn.to/2AMvuo3 and The Darkness Within (by the other me) is 99p for a limited time http://amzn.to/2kfrjKt

Friday 1 December 2017

Another week in the UK To Ten!
I am delighted to say that Cruel To Be Kind remains in the UK Top Ten bestseller list for yet another week.  If you have read the book perhaps you would like to leave a short review on Amazon, Goodreads or similar. Thanks to all those who have. xx

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Ten weeks in the UK Top Ten!
Cruel To Be Kind has now spent 10 weeks in the UK paperback charts. Thank you for all your lovely comments and reviews.

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Nine weeks in UK Top Ten!
Cruel To Be Kind remains in the UK charts for a ninth week! Fantastic. Thanks again for all your kind words and reviews. My next fostering memoir, A Long Way From Home will be out in February –  http://amzn.to/2y74vBBIn the meantime if you haven’t already read it you may like my crime novel, The Darkness Within, which I have written under the pen name Lisa Stone, and has received many excellent reviews. http://amzn.to/2p2dJbH

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Eight weeks in Top Ten paperback chart!
I’m really pleased to tell you that Cruel To Be Kind remains in the UK top ten for an eighth week. It’s lovely that this young boy’s story has touched so many. Thank you for all the wonderful reviews.

Thursday 1 November 2017

Halloween
If you are celebrating Halloween, stay safe and have a good time.

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Seven weeks in UK Top Ten!
Just heard that Cruel To Be Kind remains in the UK Top Ten for a seventh week! Thank you for all your lovely reviews and comments.

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Six weeks in UK Top Ten!
Just heard from my publishers that Cruel To Be Kind remains in the UK Top Ten bestseller charts for a sixth week! Fantastic that Max’s story has reached so many. Thank you for all your lovely reviews.

Thursday 19 October 2017

No 3 again!
Just heard from my publishers that Cruel To Be Kind is no 3 again in the UK bestseller charts.

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Bestseller charts again!
Very pleased to say that Cruel To Be Kind has retained its no 3 spot in the UK bestseller list. I am so pleased that Max’s story has touched so many.  Thanks again for all your lovely reviews.

Thursday 28 September 2017

5* Reviews
I’ve posted some of your wonderful 5* reviews for Cruel To Be Kind here on my website. Sorry there wasn’t room for more. https://cathyglass.co.uk/book/cruel-to-be-kind/

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Bestseller chart again!
Happy to say that Cruel To Be Kind is still in the UK bestseller list, this week at no 3. Thanks for all you  lovely reviews on Amazon, Goodreads etc. They are read.

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Bestseller!
Just heard from my publisher that Cruel to Be Kind has gone straight into the paperback bestseller charts at no 2.  I am so pleased that Max’s story has reached so many, thank you.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Hurricane Irma
Our thoughts are with those caught up in the hurricane that has hit the Caribbean and is now heading for Florida. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-41214622

Saturday 9 September 2017

Cruel To Be Kind out now!
Happy publication day! Cruel To Be Kind is out now in paperback, e-book, and Audible – worldwide. I do hope you enjoy Max’s story.

Thursday 7 September 2017

HarperCollins
Just returned from a fantastic meeting with my publisher. Everyone so excited for publication day tomorrow. http://amzn.to/2qSa6FC

Wednesday  6 September 2017

Part 2 e-book out now.
Just to let you know that Part 2 ebook of Cruel To Be Kind is out today. The complete ebook, paperback and Audible will be out on 7th September. http://amzn.to/2iK3MjR

Thursday 31st August 2017

Fatal accident.
In the same week that driverless lorries are being trialled in the UK another shocking tragedy involving lorries. Thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones. Horrendous accidents involving lorries  happen far too often. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/26/several-die-crash-m1-involving-two-lorries-minibus/

Saturday 26th August 2017

Part 1 e-book out now.
Just to let you know that Part 1 ebook of Cruel To Be Kind is out now. The complete ebook, paperback and Audible will be out on 7th September. http://amzn.to/2v5XAIq

24th August 2017

Happy Kids
I’m very happy to say that due to popular demand Happy Kids – The Secret to raising well-behaved, contented children  – can now be listened to on Audible:  http://amzn.to/2v1ZV3Z

3rd August 2017

WARNING
I have been contacted by readers who have bought books online that show the author as Cathy Glass but are not by me. Please check on my website if you have any doubts.  On the Books page is a complete list of all my books. If the book isn’t there it is not by me. Please pass on this message. Thank you.

Tuesday 25th July 2017

4th July!
Happy Independence Day to all my friends in America.

Tuesday 4th July 2017

Love Audio!
It’s the start of Love Audio week so just a reminder that my books are available on audio.  The same actress reads all my books for audio and she does a great job. You can listen to a free extract. http://adbl.co/2rU7po0

Monday 19th June 2017

Not again…London Bridge Attack
….   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40146916

Sunday 4th June 2017

Kindle sale
Just heard that Mummy Told Me Not To Tell Kindle is £1.49 for a limited time. (UK only). https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mummy-Told-Me-Not-Tell-ebook/dp/B0044DE92E/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1495040682&sr=1-1

Thursday 25th May 2017

Manchester bomb
Woken up to more dreadful news. Thoughts are with the family and friends of those who have suffered. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-40010124

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Foster Care Fortnight
I was very pleased to be asked to contribute to “celebrity support for foster care fortnight”. https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/get-involved/foster-care-fortnight/celebrity-support-foster-care-fortnight

Monday 22nd May 2017

Ten weeks in the charts!
Just heard from my publishers that Nobody’s Son is still in the UK paperback charts making a total of 10 weeks, which is fantastic. I am so pleased that Alex’s story has touched so many. Cathy x

Thursday 11th May 2017

More good news
Nobody’s Son remains in the bestseller charts for yet another week. It’s wonderful that Alex’s story has reached so many, and the reveal of my next book Cruel To Be Kind has received a fantastic response. Thanks to all x

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Bestseller List
Just heard that Nobody’s Son is still in the bestseller lists. Thanks to all. My next fostering memoir, Cruel To Be Kind, will be published in September.

Thursday 27th April 2017

Alex’s Story – Nobody’s Son.
Nobody’s Son is still in the UK bestselling charts after eight weeks! Wonderful. Thanks to all x

Thursday 20th April 2017

Happy Easter
I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend.

Friday 14th April 2017

Top Ten Bestseller!
Just heard from my publisher’s that Nobody’s Son is in the UK Top Ten bestseller charts for yet another week. I am so pleased Alex’s story has reached so many, thanks to you.

Wednesday 29th March 2017

Mother’s Day
If you are celebrating Mother’s Day today, enjoy. Love Cathy & family xx

Sunday 26th March 2017

London Attack
My thoughts are with those who have suffered in the terrorist attack on Westminster today.

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Another week in the Top Ten!
I’ve just heard from my publishers that Nobody’s Son remains in the Top Ten UK paperback chart for yet another week. I am delighted that Alex’s story has reached so many. When you finish a book don’t forget to check for updates on my website. I add to them when there is any news. Thanks again. Cathy x

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

TOP TEN!
Wonderful news. Nobody’s Son remains in the UK Top Ten bestseller charts for another week!. Thank you for all your lovely comments and reviews. They are read, not only by me but my publisher too.

Thursday 16th March 2017

3 in1 hardback collection.
WH Smith (UK only) for a limited time are selling a hardback collection of 3 of my books in 1 for only £6. Normal price £25. It looks good and would make an excellent gift.

Monday 13th March 2017

No 1 Again!
Just heard from my publishers that Nobody’s Son remains at no. 1 in the UK bestseller charts for another week! Thank you for all your lovely online reviews. They are read and  very much appreciated.

Wednesday 8th March 2017

No 1 Bestseller!
Just heard that Nobody’s Son has gone straight into the UK non-fiction charts at number 1. Fantastic news. I am so pleased Alex’s story has reached so many. Thank you for all the wonderful online reviews. They are much appreciated. Cathy xx

Wednesday 1st March 2017

French Translation
So pleased. A new book to share with my friends in France: http://www.archipoche.com/.

Monday 27th February 2017

Female First
I was asked to writer a  piece for Female First magazine which you may like to read  http://bit.ly/2lJzXzw

Friday 24th February 2017

No 2 in iBooks!
Just heard from my publishers that  NOBODY’S SON has gone straight to 2 in the Chart at iBooks! Fantastic.

Thursday 23rd February 2017

Publication Day!
Very excited that Nobody’s Son is out today.  Thank you for all the lovely emails,  Facebook posts, and tweets.

Thursday 23rd February 2017

Australia give away!
To my friends in Australia. Have you seen this competition? My publishers are giving away copies of my books. http://bit.ly/2l4kOWB

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Nobody’s son e-book Part 1
Part 1 e-book of Nobody’s Son is out now. Part 2 will be out on 16th February. The whole e-book, paperback and Audible on 23rd Feb.

Friday 10th February 2017

France
Just heard from my publishers that another of my books will be translated into French. Fantastic! So many of my readers in France have been asking for another translation. The Girl in The Mirror will be published in France by City Editions. I’ll post again when I have a date.

Monday 2nd February 2017

Evidencing for foster carers
Training support and development (TSD) for new foster carers requires them to evidence their work. Some fostering agencies are now allowing their carers to include reading my books as evidence.  Worth asking if you would like to do this too.

Wednesday 25th January 2017

Special Offer! Kindle UK
Just heard from my publishers that Can I Let You Go kindle is on special offer at £1.49. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Can-Let-You-Go-heartbreaking-ebook/dp/B01CY4GQB6

Thursday 5th January 2017

Happy New Year: A tribute to my readers.
When my first fostering memoir was published in 2007 it broke new ground. No one before had dared to write about the hidden sometimes secretive world of fostering and the social services. Ten years and 26 books later. How time flies!  I feel I have come on a long journey with my companions – all of you. Some of you were there right at the start and I feel I know you as you know me.
I have been overwhelmed by the response from readers, thousands of whom have emailed, sending their love and best wishes and saying how moved they have been by my books, and sharing their own experiences. Some of those emails are on the comments page of my website www.cathyglass.co.uk  You are very loyal and sincere. It is much appreciated. Thank you.
As you have shared my life’s journey so I have shared many of your life experiences. It doesn’t matter that I have never met you, we communicate and share like old friends. I have been there during your ups and downs, laughed at some of your funny stories and revelations, and cried at your sad news or when life dealt you a cruel blow.
I have ‘seen’ young people grow up, go to university, start jobs, and have families of their own.  I have been greatly saddened to hear of the abuse some of you have suffered. You are so strong. I have commiserated and given what help I can when one of your children has been taken into care. I have cried tears of happiness when that child has been returned to you. I admire your honestly in your candid account of what went wrong. We all make mistakes.
I have lost two of you that I know of. There may be more. Dear friends who loved my books but sadly died, one from cancer and the other in a car accident. One of their family was aware they loved my books emailed me let me know. I felt their loss personally as I know you felt the loss of my dear father. Your words of comfort were much appreciated.
You often say you feel you are part of my family. I feel I am part of yours too. One big happy family that embraces many different countries, races and cultures. For us when we chat on Facebook, tweet or email we are one. Sometimes you send photographs and I am very moved, sadly I can’t reciprocate as I have to maintain my anonymity to  protect the children I foster.
So ten years, where did the time go? And what of the next ten years? I hope I will still be writing and fostering, certainly I have no plans to retire. So on this ten year anniversary I’d like to say a big thank you to you all.  For one thing is for certain I couldn’t have come this far with out you. All my love Cathy & family. Bless you. x

Sunday 1st January 2017