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Dear Cathy, I have literally just finished reading your emotional book ‘A Baby’s Cry’. As a mother of a 4 year old and a 6 month old baby your story touched my heart. You described in such detail little Harrison, to the point where I could picture his little face throughout the 10 months in your care, and you and your family’s emotional journey whilst he was in your care. I was moved to tears. Although a happy ending for Harrison, I could imagine the pain you must have felt giving him up after creating a bond with him. I truly admire what you did and that you gave him the best possible start in his life. It is such a shame you do not hear of him now but understandable. You are an inspiration and I am now about to download another of your books. Keep doing what you do and clearly love doing. My best wishes to you and your lovely family,
Sarah S, 22/04/2012
Hi Cathy just tonight I have finished one of your amazing books “A Baby’s Cry”. I couldn’t put the book down, such a fantastic book. So happy at the ending. Also through reading your books I can see that your are a total inspiration to all of the children you have fostered. I am a 100% sure that they are truly thankful for everything you did for them and that will be something they will never ever forget!!!! I have read many of your books and they have touched me dearly; would just like to say you are the most kind caring and lovable woman I have ever read about. Kinds regards to your and your children (super mum) xx
Hi Cathy, I’ve just finished reading My Dad’s a Policeman. I read it in just over a day. I’ve also read Cut. I really enjoy reading your books. I just downloaded The Girl in the Mirror, Hidden & Run Mummy Run, for my kindle. Please can you put me on your mailing list so I know when you write more books? Thank
Hi Cathy, I have just finished reading A Baby’s Cry, what a lovely story. I have read several of your books, the first being The Saddest Girl in the World. I was on a cruise and found it in the library, I had just left my daughter who was having her first home visit in the hope of becoming a foster carer along with her husband and my young granddaughter. It seems a long time ago now. After a couple of false starts they finally have their first placement, a little boy who is now ten months old and they have had him for nine weeks. I know what you mean about the whole family being upset when the child leaves as we are going to miss him terribly when the time comes. He has become one of the family and is such a little darling. Looking forward to the next book. Regards
Jan G, UK, 21/04/2012
Dear Cathy, I like your book Damaged because Jodie and I have a lot in common. I went into foster care when I was 10 so I was with my Mam and Dad for 10 years, now I have found a good home where my adopted parent can cope with my behaviour and needs. I have mild learning difficulties and behavioural problems and autism. Can I have some advice on how to control my behaviour and not take my anger out on my new family, friends and teachers?
Chantelle, 15, 21/04/2012
CG: I emailed Chantelle with praise and admiration for her, and some advice on anger management.
Hi Cathy. I’ve just finished reading your book Damaged and literally couldn’t put it down. The experiences you have gone through are heart wrenching. And to hold down a family of your own at the same time is inspirational. Your family must be very proud of you. I’m currently starting “Cut” and will continue to read all your books. We need more Cathy’s in this world and it would certainly be a brighter place! Good luck in the future
Dear Cathy, Hello I just finished reading your books A Baby’s Cry and Damaged. They were so touching. I understand all the simple words and the way you describe the stories in your books. English is my second language, your books are easy to read. I hope Harrison became a strong boy and is growing up with lots of love toward him. He deserves to be happy with mummy. Looking forward to reading another book. Love all the stories. Many thanks for that. Looking forward to hear from you. Best regards.
Sarah R, Norwich, England, 20/04/2012
Hi, I have read several of your books now but my most recent one was Damaged. This book was very touching and shows how hard a job being a foster carer is. You do a fantastic job and I applaud you for all your patience you must have. Jodie is a very brave individual that had a horrendous start to her life. If it wasn’t for you and your family she may not have progressed as much as she has. I would be grateful if you could reply to me as this book has opened my eyes to the kind of world a lot of kids are brought into. Thank you for taking your time to read this email. Yours sincerely
John P, 20/04/2012
Hello Cathy l just wanted to say congratulations on all your books, they are truly fantastic. l can relate to the woman in A Baby’s Cry. I gave my daughter up to my sister because l couldn’t look after her the way she should be. You made me realise that l have done nothing wrong by giving my daughter the best start in life. I just wanted to say thank you for relating to normal people like me, and for giving us a reason to hold our heads high like the woman in A Baby’s Cry. Hope to hear from you soon.
Kadie, UK, 20/04/2012
I recently bought your book Damaged and can’t put it down. I’d never heard of your stories but when I came across the cover I had to buy it. You are a true inspiration and I cannot wait to purchase the other titles. I didn’t realize what fostering could involve, but your heart and love in this book makes me want to open my door and help. I already have my own children as you do. Your a truly lovely woman and deserve an award for all your hard work and devotion. Good luck with the future.
Hi Cathy I would like to say how addicted I am to your books. I too have fostered two children and have adopted one and will be adopting the other soon. I think this is why I can relate to your books. You’re a fantastic author and look forward to reading many more of them
Hi my friend: Just finished A Baby’s Cry and absolutely loved it. Was kind of unnerved for a while as the Mum was so secretive about everything and wasn’t sure how her parents were going to act when she finally told them. Another triumph in this one, Cathy and hoping for another soon. I also want to salute your children for being such role models for your foster kids. I’ve read every book so these children are like family, too. Have a wonderful day and hope your next child is as wonderful as the many you’ve written about in your books. God Bless:
Linda R,. Sioux Falls, USA, 19/04/2012
Dear Cathy, I am from Sri Lanka – very little paradise island you may know. I read your book Damaged (Sinhala translation) very recently. Am still shocked & can’t stop thinking of Jodie Brown’s future. She always in my mind. You are doing a great work & have no words to explain this in my words. You are great & I wish Jodie has fully recovered now. Thanks & Regards.
Priyankara, Sri Lanka, 18/04/2012
Just finished your wonderful book ‘A Baby’s Cry.’ I admire you and your family so much for what you are able to do, especially the way you are able to deal with the heartache you all go through when they leave you like with Harrison. Thanks
Helen, UK, 18/04/2012
Cathy, I’ve read every one book of yours & they are amazing! I’m so excited for the new book in September. Your work is truly inspirational, an amazing woman. You should do a book signing event in London 🙂
Christy, UK, 18/04/2012
Cathy, I’m reading ur book Damaged at the moment. It has so stolen my heart and made up my mind to start fostering! Everything u and ur family went through to help and love that little girl was amazing. I hope and pray that Jodie is doing well with her new family. U r truly an amazing women and I wish u an ur family all the best in the future. Best wishes
Sonya G, UK, 17/04/2012
Have just read your book Damaged, it took me just one and half days. I have never read a book so quick before. I have read most of your books but this one is the most heart rending one I have ever read. You are one of the finest people I have ever heard of .I had never thought about what a foster family is or what they do. After reading this book I think your children must be truly very well adjusted kids to adjust to having new children and such badly treated children. Good luck as you carry on fostering. Yours Truly
Hi, I love your books, they are truly inspiring and I hate having to put them down! Thanks and best wishes for the future,
Hi there. I’m sorry if I’m disturbing you. Hope you’re ok, but I just wanted to say how much I’m in love with your books. Right at this moment I’m reading “A Baby’s Cry” 41 pages down and my heart is melting. I’m 23 years old and have been reading your books since I was in school. You hear stories on the news but to actually read these real life stories is so inspirational. You are truly a remarkable woman. I know every child in your care has been extremely lucky to have you at probably the most difficult time in their lives. I’ll let you go now. You have done fantastic work with your books and my collection is growing until I have every single one.
Dear Cathy, I have just read your new book A Baby’s Cry and would like to say how moving the book was. I have read all you books and they all moved me in some way. I can not wait to read your next book, just know it is going to be as good as the rest. Keep up the good work. You do a job I don’t think I could do
I have just finished reading A Baby’s Cry. It was an amazing book! I don’t know how you do it. You’re a very special person. How lucky the foster agency are to have you, you truly are an angel on earth! Xx
Kay, UK, 16/04/2012
Hi Cathy, I have been reading your books for many years now and have always been touched by the stories and also by you and your family’s kindness. I have literally just finished reading A Baby’s Cry and I had tears many times. The part where Ellie described about her cat shocked me incredibly. I hate that there are people so disgusting in this world. I also cried for you and your family saying bye to Harrison. I think having an eight and a half month old child has made me a little emotional. Can not wait for your next book and wish you and your family well. I am glad there are people like you. Thanks
Sharon, Ipswich, UK, 16/04/2012
Hi Cathy, I have just read your latest book A Baby’s Cry. Another fantastic moving story. You are an amazing woman. Please do not stop writing your books. I have collected every one of them which my family have all read. Take care
Ben M, Stockport, UK, 15/04/2012
Hi, I just wanted to let you know how much I love your books. I have read every single one and have cried at them all. I have just finished A Baby’s Cry and can’t get it out my head. My heart went out to you. We have a 6month old and I couldn’t imagine having to say goodbye to her and not seeing her again as this is what it must have been like for you. It’s good that there are people like you who foster children as they would have nothing otherwise. I know I couldn’t foster as I couldn’t deal with what they had been through, and I also couldn’t say bye to them and watch them leave. So well done for everything that you do; it’s the hardest job going. Please could you add me to your mailing so I know when you bring more books put? Thank you.
Hollie, UK, 15/04/2012
Hi Cathy, hope you and your family are all good. Two weeks ago I had never read any of your books, but A Baby’s Cry was recommended by a friend of mine, a sad story with such a good ending. It must have been really hard for you all too loose Harrison. That was followed by Damaged and today I finished reading Cut, both heart breaking stories. I, like a lot of people, know these things do happen, but never know the full details, probably because they are too disturbing to be released. To hear a child as young as Jodie to tell you these details in such a matter of fact way, like it was a normal thing for a daddy to do, must have been awful for you. If one person reads Jodie’s or Dawn’s story and sees something in a child they know then maybe they will think again. I know I will. God Bless you and you family Cathy and keep up the good work.
Margaret, UK, 14/04/2012
Hi Cathy I follow you on both Facebook and Twitter. I’m 23 and have just had open heart surgery. My consultants have told me that having my own children could kill me which is why I have decided that I will hopefully go in to fostering and adoption. I believe that this is a horrible world these days to bring children into so I would like to help the children that already live in it and who have no-one. Your books and updates on the children you have looked after have really inspired me. I’m even looking into becoming a social worker. There are so many children who slip through the net it’s unbelievable. Your books are amazing, best wishes
Emma, UK, 14/04/2012
Dear Cathy, Damaged broke my heart. While reading it I found myself putting it down because I could believe that a child of her age would be put in a situation like she was. I’m glad there are people like you in this world with hearts as big as yours. So thank you for being such a good person. You are truly a blessing. God bless you Cathy and your family.
Hello Cathy. I just want to say your books are amazing. You are a true inspiration. I always pre order your books and once I receive them I always struggle to put them down. I really liked reading A Baby’s Cry. It was so gripping especially with the secrecy with his case, but sad when it came to the time he had to leave. You really do inspire me, you do an amazing job. Hope your family are well.
Hannah, UK, 12/04/2012
Hi I have just finished reading A Baby’s Cry, such a lovely well written book, sad but happy. My daughter was born to the angels in 2009 and I really felt for Rihanna. The emotions she was having sounded so much like mine. I cant wait to read another of your books. I have read Damaged and cried nearly all the way through. I have also read Hidden. All such great books. Well done Cathy. Kind regards
Rebecca, Southampton, UK, 12/04/2012
Hi Cathy, I come across 1 of your books in the library about 4 months ago (Mummy Told Me Not To Tell). When I finished I quickly picked up another. Its heartbreaking and overwhelming what these children have been through and it brought me to tears. But what got me the most was how much you did for those children, you never gave up on them once and always showed how much you cared. You are an inspiration and I look forward to more reading. Take care
Sam, UK, 12/04/2012
Hi I have just finished reading ‘Hidden’ and am now wiping away the tears. My mother is a foster carer and we have seen children leave to go back to parents, to move on to independence and move to other carers. I can only imagine how emotional it was for you went ‘Tayo’ left. Thank you for writing your memories down and sharing them.
Gem, Yorkshire, UK, 11/04/2012
Hi Cathy hope you and family are good! I just like to say how amazing I find your books. They’re brilliant and show how bad some people lives are, and that they come through so strong and brave with a lovely end to their story! Keep up the good work. Most off the children have probably found a normality in there lives! Not just from you but your family as well. Yours sincerely
Nicole, UK, 11/04/2012
Hi Cathy, I have been reading your books for some time now, and have just finished another – A Baby’s Cry! As with most of your other books, it really touched me and I haven’t been able to put it down for two days. More so as I became a mother for the first time 18 months ago, and was blessed with a beautiful boy! You and your books really inspire me and just reading them makes me appreciate what I have, and aspires me to be the best mother I possibly can be. But it also saddens me to think that people really do not appreciate the amazing gift they have been blessed with! You truly are an amazing person and your children sound wonderful! I felt I needed to let you know, how much of an inspiration you are! Hope to read more from you soon, you truly are an amazing lady Cathy 🙂
Keri B, UK, 11/04/2012
Hi, I’ve been fostering for the last five years with my partner and our son. I really enjoy the books you write. They have learnt me more than some training I’ve been on, as they are from another carer and not from a book. Each book I read I can’t put it down. Each book I read I start crying when it’s sad, smile when it’s happy. Our placement left us two weeks ago, we’re still finding it a bit hard as he was with us two years (he was two) We do short term/respite. Thank you for such enjoyable books that I can relate to. How you find the time I wish I knew.
Hi Cathy, I have just finished reading your latest book A BABY’S CRY. It was very gripping. I cried buckets at the end. I’m pleased it was a happy ending. It is a wonderful job you have done for all the children that have been in your care. Thank you for sharing your stories can’t wait for the next one. xx
Louise, UK, 11/04/2012
Hi Cathy, I love reading your books. I think you are a lovely and caring lady. Your books bring tears to my eyes. I was abused when I was young and I’ve been in foster care. I would have loved to have a foster carer like you.
Sarah, UK, 10/04/2012
Hi Cathy, I work nights in a taxi office. I went to Asda before my night shift and got a copy of ‘A Baby’s Cry’. I have just finished reading the whole book, I couldn’t stop reading it (it was a quiet night). Yet again I had a tear in my eye. I am currently looking online to buy all of your books I have not got in my collection.
Hi Cathy I’m from Ontario and I’m 21 years old. I just wanted to send you an email to let you know how much I enjoy reading your books. The stories of the children are unbelievable and sometimes make me cry. I would really like one day to meet you and say thank you for the beautiful written stories and for helping children and being there for them. Please continue to write books 🙂 I really enjoy your work! Hope to hear from you
Jazz, Ontario, USA, 09/04/2012
Hi, I am a foster carer of 7 years and mostly look after small babies and young children with a few older ones here and there! I have just read “A Baby’s Cry” on my kindle and just finished a few moments ago. So close to home for me and my family when behaviour issues arise, dealing with families and professionals and the time comes to move on and you have to let go. Only someone who has fostered knows how it is. I often recommend your books at preparation courses and to new carers to give an insight into what they are getting into. Thank you for writing them (though according to my husband I should be writing books too, but I have to keep telling him that life’s a bit busy here for that!) Best wishes,
Mary W, UK, 09/04/2012
Hello Cathy, I just wanted to email you to thank you for sharing some of your experiences through your books. I love reading your books and can never put them down, which irritates my partner! I have just finished reading A Baby’s Cry and what a lovely ending that story had, although at the same time I can understand how upsetting it was for you and your children, who by the way are very lucky to have such a wonderful mother. I am 23 and have a gorgeous 5 year old son. I can never imagine the atrocious ordeals many of the foster children have suffered and it pains me to think such cruelty is out there. My son is my world and I have had stick for being a young mum in the past but I wouldn’t change it for the world and like to think that I am a good mum. I think I have read 7 of your books so far and cannot wait to purchase more! You have made me think about fostering in the future as I think this can be a very rewarding but at the same time tough role to take on. Again I’d like to thank you for being the wonderful mother you have been and are continuing to be, not only to your own children but to the children who haven’t been fortunate to have the love you continue give in their life before they found you. Best wishes
Hi Cathy, I know you must get emails daily from people, but I really wanted to send you this email. I have just read your book “The Night the Angels Came”. I wanted to say how much this book touched me. What an amazing little lad he was but also what credit your children are to you! It was heartbreaking as well as inspiring. I have Dyslexia and find it hard to read books and follow the stories without reading the page about 4 or 5 times, but with your books I find them very dyslexic friendly! I actually read your last book over a weekend and for me that’s a record, normally they take me weeks or even months to read!!!! So thank you for sharing your stories and thank you for allowing me to find a series of books I can read easily and enjoy reading!!! I actually really enjoy reading now – and that is definitely down to your books. Thank you.
Laura T, UK, 08/04/2012
Wow you are one amazing lady with an amazing family. I love your books and respect the work and love you give to our children. Thank you for everything you and other foster carers do, because without you where would our unfortunate children be! Much love to you Adrian and Paula xx
Lisa, UK, 08/04/2012
Hi Cathy, I love reading you’re books. I am 18 years old and you have made me realize how many children there are in this country that need help. I aspire to be like you. To foster children and help them grow as a person. Thank you for writing these books,
Bethany, UK, 08/04/2012
Hello, I your buy book yesterday and before yesterday I finished, I really love your book. There are magnificent! I saw on your site news of Jodie. Excuse me I’m French, so I used the translator. I hope you will understand some of this email. Goodbye Mrs. Glass, hoping you would answer me as soon as possible!
Rachelle, France, 08/04/2012
Hello, I am fourteen, I really like your books, I love reading and I read a lot of books, but yours are the best. My favourite book of yours is ‘Mummy Told Me Not To Tell’, which is the one I am currently reading. Which books did really enjoy when you were a child?
Caitlin, UK, 08/04/2012
CG: Thanks, Caitlin. I used to read adventure stories when I was a child, and then horror, and then romance. There weren’t any true-life stories published when I was growing up just very dry biographies.
Hi Cathy, I just thought I would drop you a quick e-mail as I know how busy you are but I wanted to let you know that I have read all of your books and cant wait for your new one in Sept “Another Forgotten Child”. I think you are an amazing lady I wish I could be like you and do what you do. I have 3 children of my own and love them dearly. I find it so horrible that there are so many people out there that can mistreat their children. But not all is bad when people like you take them in and put them on the road to a better life. You deserve a medal. Good luck in the future. You are an inspiration. Regards
Adele W, UK, 08/04/2012
Just very quickly to say I’ve just finished your book A Baby’s Cry, and enjoyed it immensely – although I could feel your pain at having to say goodbye to Harrison and have been in floods for the last half an hour lol. I really love to read the updates on your website too. Thanks for posting those up and also for letting us all know when a new book comes out. Can’t wait for the next one!
Fiona, UK, 08/04/2012
Good evening Cathy, I have tonight read another book of yours called A Baby’s Cry, which reduced me to tears at the end. The previous book was The Night the Angels Came. You do such a terrific job. I praise you highly at your dedication to your work, which I know many people couldn’t do. Keep up the good work and I look forward to your next book. Kind regards
Denise, UK, 07/04/2012
Hi Cathy, I am 24 years old. I have always been a fan of yours since reading Damaged. I have read a lot of your books and continue to do so. I have just finished reading ‘The Night the Angels Came’. I started to read this book two days ago and have read it whenever I have had a spare moment. I could not stop reading it. I felt the love and felt so much emotion whilst reading this book. I did have a cry, I was so moved by it. You are an amazing lady and I look up to so much for what you do. I have seen the update about Michael and his life now, Patrick would be so very proud 🙂 After reading this book I just had to get in touch with you. I am lost for words to be honest. Wow. ‘Stars are openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones shines through’ This line will always stay with me from now until forever. I will remember this when I look at the stars and remember my loved ones. 🙂 Thank you Cathy xxx
Michaela B, North Yorkshire, UK, 06/04/2012
Amazing. The only word I have to describe you. I am 18 and I know for a fact that when I am in the position to do so, I will foster children one day. I was sexually abused minimally as a 3 year old child, even that small incident has had an affect on my life. You, Jodie and your family will be in my prayers. You and Jodie have helped me. Thank You,
Lea, Ireland, 06/04/2012
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to say that I have read many of your books and enjoyed them very much. My husband and I have talked many years ago about becoming foster parents. I was negative about doing this, but since I have read your books you have inspired me to become a foster parent. The more I read the more I know that this is the right path for us. We have just gone through the assessment stages and we are waiting for a date for going to panel (we are looking at fostering 16 – 18 years). I just want to say thank you for the inspiration. You are a wonderful lady. I hope that I can be as good a foster parent as you have been. Keep the books coming Cathy, Once again thank you.
Jane, UK, 04/04/2012
Hi Cathy, I would just like to say how much joy I find in reading your books. I have 3 children myself whom I adore. I find it so hard to comprehend the way some people abuse their children whom they are supposed to love and nurture through childhood. You do a fantastic job with such unfortunate children. As a nation we are so lucky to have foster carers like you and so many others that do such an amazing job. I have just finished reading A Baby’s Cry and would like to think that Rihanna and Harrison have a happy life together. This book provided me with a few giggles here and there but I did cry many a tear at the thought of a mother losing her son. Thank you for your time and I hope to enjoy many more books from you. I would appreciate it if you could put me on the mailing list for future books.
Hailey B, UK, 04/04/2012
Good Afternoon Cathy, Just emailing you to let you know that your books are fantastic. I have read a few, my most recent book being “A Baby’s Cry”. I am at the moment 20 weeks pregnant with my first child and reading this book brought tears to my eyes on many occasions. I admire everything you do and you give me inspiration as later in life after I have my children I would love to foster and help children the way you do. Just wanted to let you know that your books, although sometimes very upsetting are brilliant and I admire what you do. Being able to read an update on Harrison is great also! A big well done. Thanks again.
Hello Cathy, I wept on reading Harrison’s story. I’ve been waiting for your latest book for months, bought it in Tesco this morning and have just finished it. As usual couldn’t put it down. Thankfully I am on leave from work and my daughter is at nursery, as I don’t normally have time to read. Another gripping and moving story. I can fully appreciate the pain of Harrisons mum and of your family in losing him. So glad for his mamma and for people like you and your family. Blessings,
Hi Cathy, I would just like to say how wonderful all your books are, I simply can not put them down once I start reading. You are truly a remarkable woman. I know how hard fostering can be as I fostered my nephew and niece for 10 years. The are truly wonderful young adults now.
Sandra B, 03/04/2012
Hi Cathy, I totally love your books and find them so hard to put down. The Night the Angels Came has got to be my favourite. I have just downloaded Hidden onto my kindle and will start that tonight. Please could you add me to your address book for future notifications of upcoming books. Thanks.
Good Evening Cathy, I have recently been made aware of your books by a friend, so I went and purchased ‘A Baby’s Cry’ on Saturday. What an amazing person you are!!!! I am now tracking down all of your other books to read. I will need all of them as it only took me a day in total to finish reading it as I couldn’t put it down. Once again your a truly gifted lady, keep up the amazing work you do fostering! Kind Regards
Lindsey, UK, 02/04/2012
Just finished reading A baby’s cry, and I cried like a baby throughout it! You and your family are truly amazing people who help so many disadvantaged children and help set them up for a better future. Your children are a credit to you, the way they accept new people into the home and make them feel as part of the family. I look forward to reading more of your books. You truly inspire me.
Natasha G, UK, 02/04/2012
Hello Cathy! I just want to tell you how amazing you are! I read the book Damaged, and that story really touched me. I’m from Sweden and I grew up with different foster carers. My parents take drugs and are alcoholics. I can see a little bit of myself in Jodie. When I was a small kid I was depressed and had that behaviour she had. But thanks to people like you I can live a normal life today, and I just wanted to thank you! Cause you have a heart of gold and it’s fantastic. You are the kind of person I look up to. I hope I can get my chance to help people like you do. I hope I get an answer from you soon. Love
Jennifer H, Sweden, 02/04/2012
Hi Cathy, Just finished your book ‘A Baby’s Cry’. It was a brilliant read. I do so hope you are right and that all the family are together. You did a wonderful job for the family in Harrison’s first year and I’m sure they will always be grateful to for you, even if they don’t keep in contact. Regarding little Ellie I’m delighted she is doing well today. Keep up the good work.
Mary R. Ireland, 02/04/2012
Hi Cathy, once again a fantastic book (A Baby’s Cry). I cried buckets at the end. Such a happy ending and I am sure he is flourishing. I admire you and your family. I am a social worker with older people and admit I couldn’t work with children. Fantastic, look forward to the next book.
Suzanne H, UK, 01/04/2012
Hi Cathy, your latest book was wonderful and I’ve just finished reading it. How amazingly brave for all people involved. Keep writing, I enjoy your books and thank you for the insight into your world. Much love from
Jemma B, UK, 31/03/2012
Hi Cathy, I have just finished reading one of your books, (A Baby’s Cry) it’s my fourth in a week. The others being Hidden, The Night the Angels Came & My Dad’s a Policeman. Sorry but I just can’t put your books down, so off to the shops to get another one tomorrow. You should be very very proud of yourself and of course your family. The world is a far better place with people like you here, yes and ok I am a man aged 46 !!!! Please please keep the books coming, I see a new one comes out in September, once again thanks
Keith, Plymouth, UK, 31/03/2012
Dear Cathy I remember reading ur 1st book Damaged after picking it up in whsmith and have been hooked ever since. I am constantly checking for ur latest release, and much to my boyfriend’s annoyance I read ur books in a day or two. You are an absolutely amazing woman and the social services should be so proud to have u on their team. I am intrigued and fascinated by your books. I wish you could bring out 1 a month. I find reading my getaway after losing my mam 2 year ago and working and bringing up my 17 year old sister. I’m counting down the days till ur next book. You are definitely an angel sent from above.
Ami, UK, 31/03/2012
Hello Cathy, I just wanted to say what a wonderful woman you are. I have read all your books including your newest one A Baby’s Cry, which left a lump in my throat. I don’t know how you do it and you must be so proud of your children for being so mature, caring and loving. I have three children myself but could never have the guts to do what you do. Thank you so much for writing these books and sharing your stories with us. Once again you are amazing for giving the children in your books the best chance of having a happy and contented life in their future. Yours truly
Kerry M, 31/03/2012
Hi Cathy, Wow your books just get better and better. I have just finished The Night the Angels Came. I really enjoyed it. It had me crying. Thank you.
Danielle, UK, 31/03/2012
Dear Cathy, I bought your book, “Damaged”, two days ago. I read every page of this book. It took me a day to finish the book. A sincere thank you. You have opened my world to a world that I never really thought about. We are so caught up in our daily lives that we never really take a moment to think about the children from broken homes and how it destroys their lives. I think you are an angel sent from heaven for a reason. May your path ahead be filled with blessings. You will always be remembered by the children whom you have cared for. All of the best.
Mariam S, South Africa, 31/03/2012
Hi Cathy, I have never written to an author before. I just finished your book “Hidden”. I have finished most of your novels and very much enjoy reading them. Thank you for your time. Thank you for writing all these amazing stories. You are truly a gift for everyone.
Rachel S, Canada, 30/03/2012
Hi Cathy have just read ur book A Baby’s Cry. How wonderful. I have 7 kids of my own and cope the best I can, but would never neglect or harm them. I have read all ur books and am looking forward to ur next one, ur truly one in a million.
Hey Cathy, I’ve read so many of your fostering stories and I absolutely love them. It’s lovely to read the updates on the children you have fostered. I have just finished your book A Baby’s Cry with little Harrison, and I’ve got to say that and Damaged are the best books yet. Also I would love to become a foster carer but I’m only 19. I would love to be able to help children like you have and its an extremely rewarding job. My boyfriends mam used to be a foster carer. She loved it but when the child got adopted her family found it extremely difficult. She still gets photos and letters from him now. I’m trained to work with children from 0-8 years. Thank you so much for all your inspiration and sharing your stories I hope you , Adrian and Paula are well. Many thanks. Please get back in touch love.
Chantel, UK, 30/03/2012
Dearest Cathy and family, what a wonderful conclusion to such a sad beginning – A Baby’s Cry. I have lots of friends who would concur with this and the situation Harrisons mother found herself in. It was much the same for me when I found myself pregnant. I could not tell my mother and stepfather because I was not married. My mother would have tried to tell me to give him up as she had done herself. Your story left me not being able to put the book down which my son brought me for Mother’s day. As I read the final few pages memories I thought long gone came flooding back just simple things like the taste of elderflower pop. I remember where I was when I first tasted it and how frightened I was of the person whose house I was in. I still don’t remember exactly where it was but I do know later that day, after I had badly cut my arm, this strange person came to the hospital and took me away from all that was familiar. How I wanted to go back to my foster parents who had had me from a very small child. In those days there were no introductions and in my mother’s case there had been no contact either. Your books are books of courage, and hope for a much better children’s services in the future. Although with current government cuts I doubt it will ever happen. Please keep writing and I do hope these children have a better future than I had at their ages.
Rose, UK, 30/03/2012
Dear Cathy, I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed all your books and can’t wait for your next one to be released in Sep. You are a fantastic foster carer and your family must be so proud of you. Take care. Kind regards.
Sharon B, UK, 30/03/2012
Hello Cathy, I’ve nearly got all your books me and my partner are thinking about fostering because I can’t have children of my own. You are a wonderful foster carer and a wonderful author. Please can you write more books. God bless.
Claire, Yorkshire, UK, 28/03/2012
Dear Miss Glass, I’m 12 and live in Barcelona. I’ve been moved by your books and my chosen career is now to be a children’s physiatrist and I want to foster children. The first book I read was Cut and it was so incredibly moving that I read the rest of your books. I’m asking if you can write a few more books which is a lot of work so I’m not trying to be rude or anything. Oh and I love how Paula, Lucy and Adrian who are getting older in each book.
Maisie, Spain, 28/03/2012
Dearest Cathy!!!! I just finished reading A Baby’s Cry! You are blessed with so many talents!!! You are a great author and you write so beautifully that I always finish up reading your books in just one or two days….. I cannot put them down!!!! I once again also would like to congratulate you on the loving way that you bring up and love both your own children and the foster kids that you foster!!!! Whenever I receive your notification that your newest book has been published I always hurry and buy it as soon as I can!!! Looking forward to reading your next book that is due for September!!! Take care of your lovely self, Love,
Christine F, Malta, 28/03/2012
Dear Cathy, I am very surprised to see how much you inspire people from different age groups. I am 14 and I decided to read books as I needed to raise my English level before my GCSE, when I came across ‘Damaged’. It was an amazing book along with your other books which I have read. You have inspired me a lot, meaning that I have also written a creative writing about fostering in my recent assessment. I am also planning to become a foster career as I want to help people with many difficulties. You are very lucky to become a good write as well as a good foster career. I would like to thank you for writing these books as it has inspired me and made me think about my future.
Sharmin, UK, 28/03/2012
Hi Cathy, Just wanted to thank you so very much for being such an amazing person. As a 40 year old woman I have never been able to ‘get into’ any sort of book before, whilst all my friends read, until I found your ‘Cut’ on a book shelf in a hotel in Turkey. I simply went to there to leave all my old magazines (I read at least 1 a day on holiday) and your book caught my eye. I suffer from depression yet when I read your work I drift away and see how lucky I am, and what a wonderful loving childhood I had. It also helped me to understand the abuse my father went through at the hands of his mother and why it was so important to him to see we were always kept safe. I have continued reading your works and simply want to say thank you. The children who have been in your care are truly the lucky ones. Bless you
Dee, UK, 28/03/2012
Dear Cathy, I just wanted to say that have read nearly all of your books and they’re amazing. I can honestly say that the stories are absolutely amazing and in some ways I can relate to certain parts of most of your books. I am currently reading Cut and am only at chapter 6 but it is absolutely brilliant. I hope to get more of your books very shortly when get the chance to go too waterstones to buy them. Thank you for sharing you and your family story with us. Thank you x
Diane, UK, 28/03/2012
Hi Cathy, just wanted to say my wife loves your books, and I have just recently started reading The Night the Angels Came. Being a man I cant believe how heart felt the story is but I would just like to say I think your children are the real angels, and I think you have brought them up with a natural empathy .Many thanks
Nigel W, UK, 27/03/2012
CG: Thanks, Nigel. You may be surprised at the number of men who do read my books
Hi Cathy, I have read all your books and am waiting for the next one. I’ve just finished The Night the Angels Came and had to let you know what a great book it was as are your others. I am studying to become a social worker now, and this is down to what I have read in your books in the past few years. I think you are a great women, and you do such a tremendous job. I have 5 kids of my own and I have learned many things from your knowledge that have helped me with parenting. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. Take care and love to u and your family.xx
Michelle, UK, 27/03/2012
Hello Cathy, I have read several of your books. I feel like I know you and your family. I have never really read much but since I began reading your books I just can not stop. I want to thank you for what you and your family do for others, but most of all I want to tell you that the emotion and feeling you portray in your books is very well received and appreciated. Sincerely
Brandy, Alberta, Canada, 27/03/2012
Hi Cathy I have almost finished A Baby’s Cry. I have found it really interesting. I could hardly put it down and I only brought it the other day. I found it sad when Ellie revealed to you what had happened to her. It mad me angry that people could do such a harsh thing to a innocent little girl, and has for Harrison I couldn’t understand why his mother put him into care until Cheryl told you and Jill that his birth was a secret. it must have been sad for you and your family to let go of Harrison. As I am reading the book I can picture images of you and him and your children. He seemed to have been happy with u and your family. My heart goes out to all the children who can’t be with their own parents or who have been abused and neglected. I am only 17 and I could not imagine my life if I was abused or in foster care. I really feel for them.
Rebecca G, 27/03/2012
Hi Cathy, Just finished reading your latest book and was very moved by it. You and your family must have found it so so hard and then carry on. My heart went out to you all. I can’t wait to read the next one, which might sound sad but it makes you appreciate what you have as a family. It makes me think that as my family are now grown I could give some child in need that wee bit of love, help, cuddle, and reassurance. I wish you and your family and all of the dear children that come to you all the very best. You must have been an angel sent from heaven. Take care of all the little ones and the big ones. Much love and respect.
Hi Cathy, I hope you and your family are well. I have just finished reading your latest book, I just couldn’t put it down. What a wonderful read. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found I had tears streaming as I was reading it. A truly uplifting and heartbreaking story to read. I look forward to your next book. Regards
Wendy B, UK, 25/03/2012
Hello, how are you? I just finished “A Baby’s Cry”. Well done, another amazing book 🙂 I was also pleased to read a comment in French on your website. I am always amazed that people write to you all around the world (UK, USA, Australia, France…). This must be amazing to be so famous all around the world! Don’t you lose your mind sometimes? Well done again for your book, you’re amazing. Best wishes.
Amandine, France, 25/03/2012
CG: Thanks Amandine. It’s fantastic receiving emails from all around the world. I’ll try and not lose my mind though.
Dear Cathy, I have read most of your books. have just finished A Baby’s Cry which I got for mothers day. I started it yesterday at work and have just finished it. It made me cry I think your books are excellent and can’t wait to read more. I have 3 children of my own and quiet often think I would like to foster children but not sure if we would cope with the trauma of it all. I was adopted at 6mnths old and I was fostered as a baby prior to my adoption, however I don’t remember any of it being so little. I have traced my biological mum but not my father. My adoptive parents are really lovely people and I don’t know where I would have been without them. Reading your books makes me think about my life and what it must of been like for both my adoptive parents and my biological mum. I sometimes wonder if I could write a book about my life, but not sure where to start. I look forward to reading more of your books. Please keep them coming. They are excellent heart wrenching and moving I admire you for what you do with some of those poor troubled children. My favourite so far is A Baby’s cry.
Caroline, UK, 25/03/2012
Hi Cathy, I’ve only just discovered your books after being given The Saddest Girl in the World. I had to write to let you know that I admire you so, so much. Since reading The Saddest Girl. I’ve finished My Dad’s A Policeman, The Night the Angels Came and the one that horrified me the most- Damaged. Most people would have given up on Jodie, I can’t imagine anyone I know having the patience to deal what you dealt with, even if they were informed of her whole story. It’s amazing to see that you can make a difference. I would love to get into foster caring but am unsure I would ever have that capacity to love and heal like you do. I have so much respect for you, you really are an angel.
Rose, Australia, 25/03/2012
My daughter and I have just read A Baby’s Cry – once again when we started reading it we could not put it down! Don’t know how you do it but you have us gripped from the very first page. All your books are excellent – can’t wait for next. Keep up your good work.
Joan, UK, 25/03/2012
Hi Cathy I have just finished reading your book, ‘A Baby’s Cry’ and I have to say the last few chapters had me in floods of tears! I too am a foster carer and have recently moved a baby onto adoption who was with us for 20 months. It was the hardest thing we have ever had to do. My children are aged 7 and 12mths, my 7 yr old was really upset when he left. Reading your stories gives me relief that we are not the only family experiencing the heartache that comes with moving a child on. You are a great inspiration 2 me and I look forward 2 your next book! Kindest regards
Kirsty, UK, 24/03/2012
Hi there, I am just writing to say how much I am enjoying your most recent book ‘A Baby’s Cry’. While reading this latest book, it’s really dawned on me why I love the books so much – I hope you won’t take this the wrong way -but I think there is something of an ‘Enid Blyton’ style in the writing. Even though your subject matter is very serious (and that of course comes over very well) I just love the way you rattle through your housework, gather everyone up for picnics and go about the business of the day as if there is no toil involved at all! I imagine you as a very efficient person with a very clean and organised household and there is something so comforting about that. I love the way you think nothing of loading up the car and driving off 70 miles to the coast on your own with your own 2 children and baby Harrison – and have a lovely day! This is what is so comforting in your writing, your concerns and worries about the children and their circumstances against the backdrop of your own lovely, organised home where there is always a cup of tea and plate of biscuits on offer! I have got a picture of your home in my mind, and am imagining a town house on a tree-lined street with steps up to the front door. I imagine your hall and front room as darker and the sunlight in the back kitchen and garden – an older property is what I have on my mind’s eye. I also find you very sensible and practical – I would have been terrified had I heard any tapping on the French windows when I was alone at night! Yet you bravely investigate! I think it is definitely the sense that you have created a little perfect ‘world’ which is safe and comforting for the reader as well as the children you look after combined with the fact that they are so easy to read that makes your books so successful. Anyway, I hope you don’t mind what I have written – it’s only my personal opinion of why the books work for me. I love reading them – and hope you write many more!
Laura L, UK, 24/03/2012
Hello Cathy, I have just finished reading A Baby’s Cry! What a beautiful ending. I have every book you have written and I think you are an amazing lady. Once I start your books I can’t put them down and read them within one day :-). Can’t wait too the new one! When will that be?
Hayley W, UK, 22/03/2012
CG: Thanks Hayley. My next book, Another Forgotten Child, will be out in September.
Dear Cathy, hi I am 16 and am in the middle of reading one of your books (Damaged). I would just like to say that u are a amazing person, I have even started crying at bits of it. Jodie’s story is so touching and it is hard to think that someone would do something like that to there daughter. I have also recently read The Night the Angels Came. You are such a good writer. When I am older I want to be an author. I have done since I was 10. I would love it if you would reply.
Shannon, UK, 22/03/2012
Hi Cathy, just wanted to congratulate you on another fantastic book. My children bought me A Baby’s Cry for mothers day for me to take on holiday in June, but I just had to have a little read of the first few pages and once started couldn’t put it down, so I will have to buy another book for my holiday, unless you can write something else in the meantime. Keep up the good work and I look forward to the next one.
Mandy S, UK, 21/03/2012