All entries are from emails sent to me, however I cannot be held liable for the validity of the claims made, some of which are very disturbing. I read and reply to as many emails as I can. Thank you.

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I just wanted to say after reading all your fostering books which are fantastically written I came across your thriller books writing as Lisa Stone. I have read all three books with each one finger nail biting. Although they are fiction they have a reality about them. Especially in the Darkness Within. It certainly opened my eyes. I cannot wait for your next book in July. Kind regards
Lucy, UK, 13/01/2020

Dear Cathy, we have had an extremely large bushfire near our home over recent weeks. I want to thank you for sharing your talent of writing and your stories. They have kept me very well distracted during a stressful time. I have read many of your books over the last 5 years and have just finished reading ‘Innocent’ this evening. I have to say in most of your books (if not all) I cry when I read what the children are going through but when I finished this book I cried for you. I just couldn’t believe that someone could be so ungrateful towards someone who had cared for and raised their children for such a long time. You have inspired me to make my New Year’s resolution to seek out more of the positives in people, as you always find the positive in people. All the best Cathy and thank you.
Kim, Australia, 11/01/2020

Hello Cathy, I have read your book Damaged. Then I googled about you and found that I can contact you via email.  First, I really appreciate the service you do and I highly appreciate your patience. There are a lot of readers in Sri Lanka who love your books. I’m studying to become a teacher and your books, the way you understand children, the way you love them will definitely help me in the future. Thank you so much for writing these books. People like you are very rare. Although there are many foster parents, not everyone is good at it.  Reading about Jodie made me cry. I hope to read all your other books.  Lots of love
Ann, 08/01/2020,Sri Lanka.

I started reading your books a couple of years ago after having them recommended to me.  think you are an incredible, brave, strong women.  I got taken into care aged 5 after being neglected and abused. I lived in many different homes and I got abused living with my long term foster carers, but unfortunately nothing was ever done, I didn’t get a lot of support either. This has made me believe that all families were like that until I started reading your books. I just want to thank you as an adult now I know how difficult it can be growing up in care but you’ve made me realise not everyone is bad. I can feel the love you have for your foster children and your family. When you talk to them I feel how kind and gentle you are. Thank you for taking care of children that have been through similar things to me and thank you for helping them to grow up to be the best people they can. I often think if I lived in a home like yours my life wouldn’t have been so lonely and empty. One day in the future I’d love to foster myself but that’ll be when I’m quite a bit older.  Thank you again, your books mean the world to me and I’m so thankful that a compassionate, understanding, loving women like yourself helps children who aren’t  sure what love is. Please carry on helping children I feel like a lot of people give up to easily these days.
Katie, 02/01/2020