All entries are from emails sent to Cathy, however she cannot be held liable for the validity of the claims made, some of which are very disturbing. Cathy reads and replies to as many emails as she can.
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Cathy, I want to say what an incredible book Damaged is. I felt like I was there watching as everything was happening. My heart broke for Jodie. You have such a big heart and the patience that you had with Jodie WOW! It was incredible. I cried when I read the last chapter because I was so happy she got some sort of justice. Although I know her life will never be the same. Thank you for all of your love for these children. I can’t wait to read all of your books! With lots of love
Just read The Doctor (Lisa Stone thriller). What a brilliant read! Couldn’t put it down. Read it in a day ! Will definitely be buying your other books.
Dear Cathy, I have enjoyed your books ever since I was eleven and started high school. I find it odd to think about how much you have helped me through the stories you tell, yet I have never actually met you before. From the age of four I was placed into care and struggled with my emotions but reading your stories about the experiences you’ve had helped me realise I wasn’t alone. Through your tales I recognise that unfortunately there are many people who have been through similar things to me but this comforted me as it gave me hope that there can be happy endings and help can be offered. I just wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me, you probably don’t realise just how many people you help! I hope that you and your family are well. Love
Hannah, 16, 17/08/2019
Good evening Cathy, I am a manager in a nursery. I have read your books since secondary school. Your experience and genuine nature towards children and their families has always inspired me to change the lives of children and young adults. Thank you for sharing your life stories with others and being that role model to the children you are involved with. I just want to take this opportunity to praise you even though you do this out of the kindness of your heart and not looking at your role as job!!! It is definitely a gift you have.
Hi Cathy, I have read all your books as a foster mother and have ordered the latest one due in September and am looking forward to reading it. However as Lisa Stone you have blown my mind away. Starting with the fantastic The Darkness within and followed by the Stalker I was enthralled by the story lines. Then I read The Doctor. Wow I can honestly say it was the best book I have read for years. How on earth did you come up with the idea? It was a fantastic, amazing and truly the best book EVER. Thank you so much for the pleasure your books have given me both as Lisa and Cathy.
Wow Cathy what any amazing lady you are. I have just finished reading “Damaged” and am now on “Hidden”. My husband and I are currently going through the process to be approved to be Foster carers. Your books have made me more determined to help some of those children out there that need guidance and help in their life. You are teaching me a lot through your books and I hope I turn out to be just like you. Thanks again and keep up your excellent work. I will continue to read through your books and continue to learn. Lots of love.
Kay, UK, 15/08/2019
Hi Cathy. I’ve read many of your books but just finished Cruel To Be Kind which was just wonderful! Although poor Kaz lost her fight which was very sad. I look forward to your books so much. Thank you for making a huge difference in this world. I wish I’d stayed with you! Lots of love.
Anne, UK, 13/08/2019
Thank you so much Cathy for writing your life experiences from fostering. I am a safeguarding officer in a school. I was dropped in it, but due to your books I have gained knowledge that has helped me and given me insight. I think you have done an amazing job. I am glad you have put your experiences down for us to gain understanding. I am now trying to collect all of your books. Many thanks
I’m writing today to thank you for all your marvellous books. I’m not married nor I have kids of my own but I do love reading your books as it opens up my eyes and heart to the children out there who have been through hardships in life. I lost my dad at a very young age and living with a single mum was really difficult growing up but when I started reading my 1st book “Hidden” I cried and felt mushy inside. I started realising and I started appreciating and loving my mum deeper and realising that there are children out there who do not have that privilege of having a loving parent/parents. From then on I could not stop buying all your books and recommending my friends and family to read them. Your books touch and warm the heart. Thank you Cathy for all those wonderful books and for caring for all those children. You will always be my role model. Lots of love.
Lydia, Malaysia. 01/08/2019
I just wanted to let you know that I love your books. I feel that I am part of your family with Adrian Paula and Lucy and Tosha your cat. I am blind and listen to your books on audio.
Hi, I have just recently found your books and have read ‘Damaged’ and ‘A Long Way From Home’ in the space of two weeks! Absolutely breath-taking books. You are an amazing person and I just wanted to say thank you. I have two daughters, one with autism and the other with Asperger’s. Life can be very challenging for us all but your books have helped me with a few strategies especially with my youngest control problems. I have cried at the end of both books and I am off the Waterstones first thing tomorrow to get the next one.
Dear Misses Glass, I have read your book, Damaged. What Jodie experienced and what her family did to her for years is incomprehensible. As a normal person one always wonders how someone can do something to their own child. She is forever punished with this past, an innocent little child. Damaged was the saddest book I have read. But I have the greatest respect that you have taken her in spite of everything. Luckily there are people like you who help kids like her.
Justine, Germany, 29/07/2019
Hi Cathy, I have just finished Run Mummy Run, I enjoyed although sad, what Ashia put herself through. He deserved what he got. I also just finished Please Don’t Take My Baby, a beautiful ending but she was very lucky. She was a silly young girl. Tyler had more sense than Jade. I love your books and I think you are an amazing person.
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to say thank you so much for your amazing books. I have read and re-read all your books and they have made such a difference to me in my life. I was in foster care as a baby and then adopted and so I can relate to so many aspects of your writing, especially “Will You Love Me?” about your daughter Lucy. My birth mother seems very similar to Bonnie so reading that book is like therapy for me! Thank you again so much for everything that you have done and for writing it all down so people like me can heal a little more. Much love.
Nicole, Australia, 22/07/2019
Hi Cathy, I truly do admire the commitment you put in to all your fostered children! I’ve just finished your book ‘Damaged’ and it’s one of your most heart-breaking stories. I believe Jodie is only where she is now because of you and your family! You and your children are amazing people, keep up your amazing work.
I would like to compliment you on your books. The 1st book I purchased was Finding Stevie. From the moment I picked up the book I didn’t want to put it down. I have since purchased more of your books & find it hard to put those down too. Keep up the good work. You are an amazing lady. I am so looking forward to reading more of your books.
I just finished reading your AMAZING book Cruel to be Kind about 10 mins ago and I loved it! I am a therapeutic foster parent and have been for the last three years and I really really enjoyed reading this book!
Hello Cathy, I have read 2 Lisa stone books as well as all your fostering books and I thought they were brilliant. I don’t know how you come up with all these ideas. I’ve read all your books loads of times and am waiting for the next.
Dear Cathy, Just wanted to say thank God for loving people like you. I have read three of your books so far Damaged, Finding Stevie, and A long way home. They are amazing books. The lives of these children are heart-breaking and we appreciate the updates. God bless you and keep up the great work as a carer and author.
Hi Cathy, Ihave just finished reading Cruel To Be Kind and also The Night The Angels Came. I think you deserve a medal for not only looking after the children but trying to sort the family out as well, as in Cruel To Be Kind. The Night The Angels Came is a real tearjerker and I hope Michael is happy.