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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Hi Cathy, I have just finished reading ‘Nobody’s Son’ and I was absolutely heartbroken about Alex’s failed adoption. I have been reading your books since I was 17 on and off, so 10 years. I have never had an author bring emotions out of me like your books do! I get so much joy out of reading how you turn these children’s lives around. You seem like a great person with a great family and very strong understanding children. I admire you for the difficult job you did for all of those years. Thank you so much.
Denice, UK, 18/01/2019
Ms Glass, I’m a student nurse and I have recently started reading your books and it has brought back my passion for reading. The books are unputdownable. The first book I read of yours was “Please Don’t Take My Baby. I loved it I cried and for your writing to be able to make me feel such emotion is amazing for me. I’m currently on placement with a health visitor and we work closely with social services and your books have given me good knowledge in what they do. It’s so interesting and so sad. We have to have some difficult conversations with parents about social services and I find it draining. I am super interested in your work it seems as though it would be so rewarding (albeit emotionally draining) and feel I would like to do something like it but I’m a long way off yet. My favourite book of yours is I Miss Mummy. That was heart wrenching. The grandparents reminded me of my own dear grandparents and I bawled my eyes out at their suffering. It’s so lovely the happy endings. I bet it feels amazing the impact you have had on so many people’s lives. I feel like I know you so well weird eh? Anyways, thank you for being an amazing author and getting me back in to reading! Kind regards.
Phoebe, Ireland, 16/02/2019
Hi I’ve been following u for years. You have given me some great advice through your books. I think you are such an amazing person not just as an author but also a great person, for what you have done for all the children you’ve had in your home. You’ve nurtured them given them love and helped them believe in the world again. I’m looking forward to reading your next book. Thank you do much for being you.
Lorraine, UK, 15/02/2019
Hi Cathy. Don’t know what it is with reading your books on holiday I’ve just finished A Long Way From Home in New York and couldn’t put it down. Inspiring as always and a real eye opener. I’m about to start Where Has Mummy Gone? I have your new Lisa Stone book after that. Don’t stop writing! Hope the family are well. Take care.
Hi Cathy, I absolutely adore your books and I feel I can relate to them in various ways. I have never been in care but I would absolutely love to help children that are. I think you’re a remarkable woman. Thank you for providing your stories for everyone. I hope you continue to do so for many years to come.
Dear Cathy, I love your books and always look forward to discovering a new one. It is often heart rending to read about children who have been abused or neglected. I sure admire your calling; and your diligence and kindness in doing the very best that can be done for a child, in various and often unbelievable situations. It must be rewarding to hear in later years from a child you have fostered and had made such a crucial difference to their future. It is always nice to hear of your own children, and how tolerant and caring and inclusive they have been over the years when a new child was brought into your home for care. And Lucy, the third child you added to your family-I haven’t read her story yet, but hope to. I have 8 grandchildren. They are all individuals and each so precious to us, truly God’s gifts. Thank you again for sharing your unique experiences, and for making a difference for all the ones you care for.
Vicky, Canada, 08/02/2109
Dear MS Cathy Glass, I am Sri Lankan university student . I have read Damaged. I was very sad to hear about Jodie. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I wish her future be happy. Thank you!
Nilushika, Sri Lanka, 06/02/2019
Hi Cathy, I want to say I really do find your life very inspiring. I’m only 21 and want to leave it quite a few years before I foster, so that I can provide as much stability as possible to the young person. But I’ve always had a strong feeling that it’s what I was put on this earth to do. I’m very strong minded and always get told I have a wise head on young shoulders. I’ve always been determined to help others and since I was 17 I’ve done so much volunteering with various individuals (generally those from vulnerable backgrounds).
Hi Mrs Glass Just wanted to drop a line to say I’m hooked on your books. You have a great way with words that keep me hooked. I am on my 3rd book and looking forward to the rest Yours sincerely
Hi Cathy. I love reading your books. I just finished reading Cut. As a mother of a teenager with mental health issues it was triggering at times as my daughter was also a cutter and tried to kill herself twice, once by cutting her wrist and over dosing, It was nice to see that these children can get better and have normal lives. Thank you
Hey Cathy! I’m a mother of 2 wonderful kids and i have been listening to 3 of your books. You are amazing and I have been listening to the way you talk with the kids when trying to find out what happened to them. I noticed it works on my son who has been waiting for a long while now to be tested to see if he has ADHD. He’s hard to get to talk but I always reinsurer him that I am here to listen to him. I’m amazed by your work and love your books. I have been crying and smiling when hearing them. I’m so happy there are people like you in the world. When my life is stable i would love to work like you do. Love
Dear Lady. As an adult survivor, I wanted to thank you for publishing the stories of the children. Believe it or not, it helps immeasurably to know that at least some of us get saved.
Just finished reading A Long Way From Home and I’m in tears. And your children, what a lesson in life they have been given. Well done Cathy! Thanks so much, God Bless
Hi Cathy! I have read two of your books Damaged and A Long Way From Home. I am hooked! I am a single mother of two. I just want to say you are INSPIRING and I would LOVE to one day become a foster parent myself.
Hi Cathy, I hope you know you are an amazing person. I live in Canada and have been reading your books non-stop. I just finished reading I Miss Mummy and it really touched me. Thank you for helping them. Here in Canada we see too many families being torn apart for this same thing. Many carers here are not nice and don’t really treat the children as their own. It makes me sad, so reading your books has given me hope that there might still be good people out there wanting to make a difference in a child’s life. I have been a child and youth worker for the last 10 years and have seen a lot of bad here in the foster system and wish we had carers like you. Thank you
Samantha, Canada, 30/01/2019
Hello Cathy, I’m a big fan of your books. I saw you wrote a lot of books that I like you read, bit my English is not good enough to understand all the words and expression used, and I can find in Belgium.and the Netherlands only 3 books that are translated in Dutch. Are there going to become more of them translated? Oh I hope it, because I like them so much, Cathy. I wish you all the best and congratulations with your books! Greetings
Liliane, Netherlands, 30/01/2019
Dear Cathy, I am 15 years old. I would like to thank you. Up until last year I was not a keen reader and to me reading was more of a chore. However after discovering “Cruel to be Kind” about max, which was the first book of yours I read I was instantly drawn to your style of writing and the genre. I have now read all of you fostering stories and am looking forward to reading “Finding Stevie” and all the others that come out in the future, (I hope you write many more!) Thank you for helping me to find the books I love and for writing so many. It has made me realise how lucky I am and encouraged me to think about a career with children’s social services or in family law when I am older. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this email and I think the way you cope with children with so many needs is incredibly.
Lottie, 15, 29/01/2019
Hi Cathy, I have just finished Where Has Mummy Gone and I have to say it was the best read ever. I only read true stories and this was an amazing read, although heart breaking I couldn’t put it down. Thank you for the beautiful book, I will look forward to the next one. It is so heart-warming to know there are beautiful loving people like you out there. Kind regards.
Hello Cathy, I really love reading your books and just finished your latest Where Has Mommy Gone. A beautiful story and so sad. Poor Melody. She had been through a lot. l pray she is happy. Hoping all is well with you and so looking forward to hearing from you soon !!! Take care & God Bless
Hi Cathy I’ve read Saving Danny. What a happy ending in this true story. I think you’re so inspirational, you have patience of a saint. You write your books so well. I’ve read quite a few and enjoyed every single one. Can I just say thank you to you writing such brilliantly books I enjoy them every time.
Hi, I have most of your books which I enjoy reading very much. I admire you for what you are doing—helping all those children. I just finished reading Nobody’s Son tonight so my next one to read is Where Has Mommy Gone. Then I will read The Darkness Within and Stalker.
I have just finished reading Girl Alone. What a wonderful book. It had me in tears. It’s been added to my Cathy glass collection. Thanks Cathy your books keep me company on the way to work. Without your books train journey would be unbearable. All my love to you and your family.
Hi, I have recently started reading your books. I have read 4 or 5 now and I love them. I’m wanting to buy and collect all of your stories. I like to follow your family’s story too. I think you are a lovely author and must be a super kind and caring woman for doing the job that you do. Thank you.
Nicola, UK, 21/01/2019
I’ve been reading your books for about a year now. I’ve read so many. I can’t stop once I start. You are an amazing women and I wish you was my foster carer. I was abused as a child and I just wish I had someone like you to tell me everything was going to be ok. I hope I hear back from you.
June, UK, 20/01/2019
Hello Cathy, I have read nearly all of your books so far and they in a way make me so happy. I can relate to your books and I love the way you write them out, such easy reads. Kind regards
Emily, UK, 18/01/2019
Hi Cathy, I’m a first time reader of your books. Just finished reading Where Has Mummy Gone? It’s so powerful. I have worked in social care for over 20 years in various roles but reading this book really touched me. I now work with young people in residential care and it helped remind me of their journey and the trauma they have faced in their lives. I have worked with many dedicated foster carers myself and always appreciated the good work they do. Looking forward to my second read. I’m definitely hooked xx Kind Regards.
Beste, Jou boeken zijn super om te lezen maar er bestaan er maar spijtig genoeg 3 stuks in het Nederlands. Gelieve meerdere boeken in het Nederlands uit te brengen. Met vriendelijke groeten.
Nancy, Netherlands, 17/01/2019
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying all of your books! I am not (or wasn’t!) a ‘reader’ but I thought last year I would buy a book and take it with me on holiday. Well since then I’m hooked on your books. I can’t put them down and I’m onto my 10th book since August! I’m converted! I have to have a book ready for when I finish one! I’ve just finished ‘Girl Alone’ which was an amazing read and I am about to start Mummy Told Me Not To Tell. So a big thank you from me! Take care.
Hi, I am a huge fan of your books and very much enjoy reading all of them. I have just finished reading I Miss Mummy. It took me 3 days to read. I had so much emotion reading the book, crying and so sad until the end when I had tears of joy. Well done on all of your books and I look forward to reading the next one in my collection. I wish you and your family all the best. Many thanks.
Julie, UK, 08/01/2019
Dear Cathy, I have recently started reading your books, and i would like to express my admiration for what an amazing person you are. It takes an angel in disguise to have the love and patience you do for these little children who have been through so much. I cannot fathom how people could hurt their children. Children are such a blessing and a gift. I wish you all the success in your future endeavours and pray that you will be rewarded for the amazing work that you do. Best wishes.
Hi, I have just finished reading your book Nobody’s Son. It felt like you were reading my experiences out. I was in Alex’s place as a child in care from the age of 4-18 I had all the emotions that Alex had. I suffer anxiety and depression now and I am 39 years old. Thank you for lifting the lid on what it’s actually like to be in care and the damage it can cause even into adult hood. Well done and thank you again.
Hi Cathy, I can’t explain how much I love reading your books and how much they inspire me. I have never lived with my biological mom or dad and have lived with my nan under kingship for 15 years. Now I am in foster care long term due to her kicking me out. I’ve been reading your books for a few years and they have helped me massively to come to terms with my past and current situations. Your books have helped me to realise that I am not alone and that there are other children out there with similar or worse situations. I have now accepted that my past is my past and I need to focus on my future. I just want to say a massive thank you and I hope you keep on writing.
Thank you for being such an amazing human being I have read about 6 of your books and “Where Has Mummy Gone” being my latest so far. Every time I read your books they bring me to tears and my emotions are everywhere, but for you to open your home to all these kids is beyond amazing. I sincerely admire you so much. Thank you for being so kind and loving to these kids that need it. May God keep blessing you and your beautiful family always. With much love and appreciation all the way from
Lizete, USA, 05/01/2019
Hi Cathy. Once again thank you for an amazing read. I have just finished Where Has Mummy Gone? My heart went out to Melody and Amanda. As sad as the ending was I was also happy to read that Melody was happy and settled. I have also got my partner reading your books and she loves them. I have also read both your books under your other name Lisa Stone and really enjoyed them. Hope you had a good Christmas and New year. Kind regards
Wish you a very happy new year dear madam. I’m one of your fans . My English is not so good, madam. Very sad story.
Renuka, Sri Lanka, 04/01/2019
Dear Cathy, I wish you a very very Happy New Year with bunches of happiness. I hope you are fine. Yesterday I read Damaged about Jodie continuously in a whole day. It was unforgettable and unbelievable. What kind of parents had she? You are the greatest woman, you done your best for Jodie. Don’t worry about that. I read Damaged at my work place, in my bus, and at my home continuously. Your patience is marvellous about her behaviour. I am not fluent in English. but I thought you can understand what I said. By the way I wish you all the very best for your future works. Thanks with Love
Nisa, Sri Lanka, 03/01/2019
Hi Cathy, I have been reading your books since 2009 when I was 14 years old. I have always known that I wanted to work with children but it was when I read my very first book of yours Damaged that I decided that I wanted to be a social worker. From there I continued to read your books and was inspired to become a child protection caseworker. I have just completed my first year as a caseworker. Whenever I’m with children, families and in particular carers your words are never far from my mind. It’s sometimes too easy for caseworkers to forget how amazing and selfless carers are, their job is much tougher than ours they are with these children 24/7 almost, they are with them in their darkest hours and their most frightened times. I often recommend my carers to read your books and they always say it makes them feel a sense of support and strength in their work. Keep inspiring we need more people like you in the world. Many thanks.
Bree, Australia, 02/01/2019
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to leave a message and let you know how much I have absolutely love reading your books. I started reading them a few months ago and quite literally as soon as I finish one I’m downloading the next. I also wanted to say what a true inspiration you are. My son has autism and I feel I have learned so much about parenting from your books and as he gets older I’m sure your wisdom on how to handle all the children you have helped will come in very handy. Anyway I really hope that you and your family are well. Have a great 2019.