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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Hello, You have my complete and utter respect. I have no idea how you coped looking after all those kids over the years. have read quite a few of your books, I started reading them when I was about eleven or twelve. I have been in care but I am a success story. I was very fortunate to have been fostered by two amazing people and then later when I was nine they adopted me and my sister. I would like to start writing a book about my experiences. I have so much admiration for what you have done! Yours sincerely.
Dear Cathy Glass, I am a teacher in a primary school. I wanted to write to you to say thank you. Since I was a teenager, I have always chosen your books and have found comfort in them. Your writing is sensitive and allows anyone reading the book to gain a true insight into the different situations you’ve been through. The past week, I have been working from home and this allowed me some extra time to read two of your books. You are truly an inspiration and through working with foster carers in my career I can only admire the dedication and commitment your role takes. Thank you sharing your experiences, pain and joy with me written so eloquently.
Catherine, UK, 01/04/2020
Dear Cathy, I have ready every single one of your fostering books, and I have just finished reading ‘Too Scared To Tell’. My mum is a foster carer, I am the foster sister just like Lucy and Paula. One child had been the victim of sexual and physical abuse. I was sobbing reading your story as it hits home what it’s actually like. Your books are so honest, and being foster carers we can appreciate everything you’ve written and what you went through. You truly inspire us. Thank you.
Emily, UK. 31/03/2020
Once again, when you pick up a Cathy Glass book, you cannot put it down. How can people be so horrid to innocent young children and then frighten them half to death. I knew (from reading all your other books) that Oskar would soon confide in you, as you are such a wonderful foster mother.
Jeanette, UK, 31/03/2010
Hi Cathy, Thank you for another great read “Too Scared To Tell”. I will have to wait and find out how Lucy is doing in your next book in September. I have one more book waiting to arrive “The Darkness Within” which I am looking forward to reading. Thank you again for bringing your books into our households. Take care
Natasha, USA, 31/03/2020
Hi Cathy, I have just finished Too Scared To Tell and Innocent in 4 days, I read your books at night when I get time to myself. I am a mother of six so you can imagine time is precious with them and busy, so I settle in bed with one of your books. I admire you very much and think how lucky the children you foster are to have you come into their lives as I’m sure they do too, as are their parents weather they admit it or not.. Hope your family are well and can’t wait for your next book. Please send my love to your family and mother too and thank them for their kindness. Take care and stay safe at this worrying time.
Hiya I just wanted to say that I admire you so much and your books are so inspiring. These books mean so much to me as I was in foster care at a young age. The children who have lived with you I completely feel for. I’m so glad you helped all of them out. I wished you could have turned my life around. When I was about 12 I used to wish that I could live with you! Kind regards
Amanda, UK, 30/03/2020
Hi Cathy. Just to say a big thank you! Your books are so inspiring. You have done a tremendous job looking after all of the vulnerable children you have cared for. From reading your books I can see how caring and wonderful you are! I’ve read around 10 of your books and me and my reading group are thoroughly enjoying them. Your books are getting me through this pandemic, I hope you and your family are safe and well.
Lauren, UK, 30/03/2020
Dear Cathy, I read Innocent a few months back. I enjoyed it so much that I started looking for other books you’d written. I’ve always been an avid reader and we have been in isolation for the last 2 weeks so whilst my husband and I have been sharing childcare I’ve taken the opportunity to read more. I’m reading your books chronologically, and I finished reading Nobody’s Son last night. I’m not ashamed to tell you, I sobbed! That poor little boy! I find all of the issues the children you write about face devastating, but this one got to me the most. I think you’re a fantastic write and a wonderful parent. Some of the ways in which you deal with challenging behaviour inspirse me to deal with my own children’s behaviour in a much calmer manner. So thank you. Yours sincerely
Victoria, UK, 29/03/2010
Hi Cathy. I am a huge fan. You’re such an amazing selfless inspiring person. I stumbled upon one of your books years ago. Now I buy them as soon as they are released here in Australia . I have just finished Too Scared to Tell. Looking forward to your next publication. Yours faithfully.
Jenny, Australia, 28/03/2020
Hi Cathy. I’m currently reading your books in order. I’ve just finished Hidden and am now going on to. Mummy told me not to tell. I live every single one of your books. I suffer badly from mental health and your books have seen me through some dark times. I think you’re an amazing person to do what you do. You’re a remarkable person and I deeply wish there were more people like you in the world. So many young lives you have helped. You family sound amazing i hope you keep writing books. Kind regards. Keep safe.
I have read all your books. As a child brought up in a catholic orphanage I can relate to the sadness of these beautiful children . Thank you Cathy from
Donna, Australia, 26/03/2020
I think I have read every one of your books. I keep looking to make sure. I truly love them. Cathy, I admire the things you do for others and how you have not left your own family behind. When I read your books I feel like I am listening to my best friend. If you come to the USA please contact me. I would love to meet you!!. I pray your mom is well and your family. Thanks for the reading and thanks for putting your needs aside in order to save a child. That goes for your children too. God’s blessings.
David and Kathy, USA, 25/03/2020
Hi Cathy, I would like to express how much I enjoy your books. Just recently I read Damaged, very emotional and had me in tears. I really didn’t want it to end like it did but the update cheered me up. I have also read Hidden again. Another amazing read – that poor boy, I’m currently reading Cut, I think you are amazing for what you do. I already have your newest one and can’t wait to read it xxxx
Good Afternoon Cathy, I hope you & your family are well & staying safe through this horrible & worrying pandemic. It all started when we went for a random trip to Tesco and a book caught my eye which was “Too Scared To Tell”. I read the back of the book & couldn’t wait to get home. I went through the emotions from crying, smiling & feeling sheer relief & comfort by the end of it & that was me hooked. I have now completed the following: Cathy Glass – Too Scared To Tell, Innocent, Will You Love Me?, Girl Alone, which are all amazing, still have Finding Stevie, Where Has Mummy Gone & A Long Way From Home. Lisa Stone – The Darkness Within, currently reading The Doctor which is amazing & have Stalker waiting in queue. You are an amazing woman for all the hard & fantastic work, love & support you have given to these kids is outstanding.
Laura, UK, 24/03/2020
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the stuff you have helped me with mentally just by reading your book, I will be forever grateful. Thank you again.
Laura, UK, 24/03/2020
Good evening! I hope this email finds you well. I loved Oskar’s story as I do with all the stories. However you have left me on tenterhooks! When will your next book be out please? I’m currently working from home with very little to do and need to stimulation! Lots of love to you and your family.
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to say I absolutely love and enjoy every one of your books. You’re an amazing lady with all that you do.
Hello Cathy, I know I don’t know you, but me and my friend Jade feel like we do. We have never been the most enthusiastic of readers but due to the lock down in the UK we have become obsessed with your stories! We just felt we needed to let you know how much we appreciate you and how you have changed our lives so thank you!
Tia, UK, 23/03/2020
Another fantastic book yet again. Oskar was a little boy lost, and you and your family enable him to grow and flourish to a confident child who no longer worried about everything. His friendship with Leo was touching and continues. Keep us the fantastic writing, looking forward to your next book.
Julie, UK, 22/03/2020
Have just read your book “Innocent” in record time I was a childminder for 28 years and many of your comments are so real. I also found the dealings with social services true to life I loved the way you express the emotions of the children and also your family in their day to day life. I have 2 boys and because of the childminding they were obviously brought up helping with the children that were in our house. In fact my younger son is now a house husband and I see the way he reacts with his family is like watching my younger self. I loved the bit about your mum being involved with your charges. It reminded me of my mum being involved as well. I’m off to the library to see if I can get the book about your Lucy’s life. How lucky she was that she found a loving family and also how lucky you all are to have her join you. Love from
Jeanne, UK, 18/03/2020
I was 21 when I fell pregnant and I was left to raise my baby alone. My life needed to change direction and your books inspired and showed me how important family is to children. I’m now studying to be a primary school teacher, doing 3 days a week in retail to fund this. My degree starts September and I would love to foster once my son is a bit older. I just love working with children. It’s my passion. Thanks again for the inspiration.
Hello dearest Cathy, I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that you are honestly such a lovely, kind and down to earth person. After seeing my sister always reading your books I decided to read one myself. I became just as eager to keep finding your books to read as she did! You’re an amazing author , everything you have done and time you have invested in helping others. I can’t wait to keep reading your books! I have just finished reading The Silent Cry and after reading the update it has brought me so much joy! Keep doing what you’re doing and stay just how you are.
Neama, UK, 17/03/2020
Hi Cathy, I was never one to read books but after being given Damaged I never thought reading words from a book could make my heart sink. What happened to Jodie was a true horror and tragedy and could be happening to others now. Best wishes
Nelly, UK, 16/03/2020
Dearest Cathy, I have been a fan of yours since I was about 12 or 13 years. I was first introduced to your writings when I was living in my second foster home, my foster mom was in a book club and they were reading “A Baby’s Cry” I was just starting to get into reading and she offered me your book, I was instantly hooked! From them on I have read many more of your works and they have really inspired me to help kids and teens like me. They helped me get through a lot of the pain I was dealing with. I just wanted to say thank you! I hope you are doing well as too Lucy, Paula, and Adrian.
Alize, 17, 13/03/2020
Loved your new book, Too Scared to Tell, read it in three days! Looking forward to the next one!
Bonjour, Je n’avais pas encore eu le plaisir de lire un de vos livres. Et là je viens de terminer « Où es tu maman? », que j’aie lu d’une seule traite. Enthousiasmé par cette histoire terrible et malheureusement si réelle, par vos mots simples et si vrais ; je suis tellement admirative de ce travail quotidien, de votre écoute, de votre amour pour tous ces enfants qui ont vécus une enfance si difficiles. Nous vivons très souvent dans un monde superficiel, oubliant régulièrement que pour beaucoup la vie n’est pas simple. Vous avez fait un choix de vie, exemplaire, en rendant à tous ses enfants un espoir de lendemains meilleurs, j’admire votre patience, votre vie si riche de toutes ses rencontres avec les enfants. A la lecture de ce livre, nous ne pouvons pas rester insensible à l’enfer que vivent certains enfants. Alors merci, pour ce poignant témoignage, je n’aie qu’un hâte d’acheter de nouveaux livres témoignages de votre vie, et de les faire découvrir autour de moi. Prenez soin de vous, je suis à jamais admirative de votre vie et de votre courage au quotidien. Avec toute mon affection.
Josiane, France, 08/03/2020
Hi Cathy. I love your books, you’re an amazing person. I have just finished Too Scared To Tell and I was in tears. There are some wicked people in this world. Where would these poor children be if it was not for people like you.
Pat, UK, 08/03/2020
Hello Cathy, I’ve just finished reading Oskar’s story. I cried along with you both when he found the strength to tell you what had happened to him. Poor wee soul. Looking forward to your next book.
Kind Regards, Fiona, 08/03/2020
Hi Cathy! I just wanted to tell you I’ve read your latest book. I think you’re a wonderful author! What you did for that family well, it made me cry. You’re such a loving and warm and beautiful person. I wish you’d been my mom. I love you.
Hi Cathy, I just finished reading your latest book ‘Too scared to tell’ and it left me in tears. I marvel at the size of your heart and all the love you have to share. Your whole family are truly wonderful and I hope everyone is doing well. You are a true inspiration to many and I believe that a lot of people are better off for having known you. Thank you for sharing yourself and your stories with us. Kindest Regards.
I just wanted to thank you for sharing all of your stories with the world, I have read every one of your books and await the next release. I have worked with children and young people for 10 years with emotional and behavioural difficulties. I have also just been offered a place at university to become a social worker! You have been absolutely amazing with all the children that have come into your life, you truly are an earth angel. Wishing you and your family the best of health.
I loved reading Too Scared To Tell as I do all of your books. I am a volunteer driver for children in car. I pick them up from their carer’s, take them to see their parents, then return them. I find this rewarding. It’s not a lot but I am enjoying it! Thanks for sharing your experiences.
Hi Cathy I just wanted to reach out and tell you just how wonderful I think you are. I’ve read a lot of your books and they’re just marvellous. I feel like you have a way of writing that is so honest without being grim, and positive without being naive. I am inspired by you so much. Not only because you took the time and effort to look after all those beautiful children with patience and but to then dedicate more of your time to share their stories through your books. Stories that I assume both encourage those of us who want to work in the system and parents alike. I am currently studying social work and strive to treat children in vulnerable situations with the love and commitment that you have continually showed to the children you foster (and of course your own children). I’m sure I’m not the only Aussie your work has inspired! I can only imagine how many lives you have touched. I am truly grateful that you chose to share your stories – through your pages I feel like I have gained a mentor to aspire to. I hope to one day achieve even half your level of kindness, resilience, bravery and dedication. Best wishes
Sarah, Australia, 01/03/2020
Once again a fantastic book. Many thanks for giving Oskar who was so lost, a loving and caring home with you and your family. You enabled Oskar to flourish and grow and be heard, becoming a confident child. Keep your books coming. Looking forward to your next book.
Julie, UK, 01/03/2010
Hi Cathy, I love reading your books. As a child abuse survivor myself it is so lovely to read about children in your care who you have helped. I didn’t face my abuse until adulthood and it has affected my life in so many ways and still does. Knowing Oskar was helped as a child really lifts my mood. Can’t wait to read your next book, you do an amazing job and long may it continue.
Good morning Cathy, I have just read your book Too Scared to Tell, which was brilliant. I am now desperate to read your next book. Regards
Victoria, UK, 27/02/2020
Hi Cathy, I’ve read all of your books more than once. I’ve just finished reading them in chronological order. I bought your new book, Too Scared To Tell, yesterday and finished it today. Wow what an incredible story. You truly are a remarkable woman. Please tell me you’re already writing your next book. Not sure how long I can wait. I wish you and your family all the best! Many thanks
Hello Cathy, I just want to say a massive thank you. I have recently gone through a lot of depression and after a lot of therapy I invested in wireless headphones. I have listened to 4 of your books in a space of 2 weeks. It really has relaxed me and given me something to do and not overthink no more! I have just finished Innocent and quickly jumped onto your website to see if there was an update. It made a tear come to my eye.
Hello Cathy. Hope you and your family are well. I’ve been reading your books for a couple of years and iOlove reading them. Even though they do make me cry. What a wonderful job u do for all the children u look after.
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to say that l love your new book, Too Scared To Tell, and have read it already. I have pre ordered your new Lisa Stone book ‘Taken’. I try and read most days as it takes my mind off my troubles. Hope you and your children are well. Kind regards
I have read quite a few of your books. I bought ‘Too Scared to Tell’ a few days ago and have just finished it. Amazing book, finished it in 2 days! Reading your books over the years has made me want to become a foster parent. I understand it would be very hard but also very rewarding. Many thanks
Congratulations on an amazing book! Too Scared To Tell. If it weren’t for the caring and compassion you showed Oskar he might have been carrying that dreadful secret to this day, so you are to be congratulated for making him feel that he can tell you. I can’t wait for the next book.
Hi Cathy, I just want to say how talented and what a great author you are. I love your books and cannot put them down, I find it takes me 2 days to read a book. I went onto your website and saw you can read them in order. So I’m now on ‘A baby’s Cry’ I love them. I find it very hard to find a book I like and can visualise but with your books they glow so easy, it’s like I can see the story in my head. I completely take my hat off to you and your family to do such a kind and caring thing, the world needs more people like you. Thank you very much for your books, I hope the keep coming I never want them to end.
I just recently found your books and have been devouring them. The stories are heart-breaking and you are a wonderful person to be able to foster these kids. I had a grandchild put into foster care at a month old. I felt so guilty about not taking her in but I had to be realistic as I am not young anymore and work full time. She has since been adopted and I hope some day she will try and find her biological family. Looking forward to the new book.
Pam, USA, 14/02/2020
Dear Cathy Glass, I have heard about your books long time ago, but for the first time I bought “Daddy’s Little Princes”. Just now I finished the book and still I am with very heavy heart. I am inspired with each and every word in your book and your amazing writing ability. I felt like I am Cathy Glass and I am the one who is looking after Adrian, Paula and Beth. All the occasions and incidents in the book was in front of my eyes, I didnt feel like I am reading a book, but I was experiencing them. You are a great inspiration. Thank you for writing such a book and I will continue to read all your books.
Nirosha, Singapore, 11/02/2020
Omg Cathy, I just finished reading Damaged and what that poor child went through made me sad and also angry. How could people do something so terrible to a young child. She was so lucky to have had you and your family to help her. I am loving reading your books and you do an amazing job. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.
Hi Cathy. I want to let you know that after I listened to your book “Cut”, I understand why my daughter committed suicide. My therapist said it is because of the shame of what she did (that is a long story) but I think is because of the guilt that she carried like Dawn. My daughter was a good kid and studying to be a doctor.
Hi Cathy, I have read a few of your books, and I am planning on reading many more. From what I read you are a very loving carer and you deserve all the thanks in the world – not just because you provide a home for these children but because you do so much for them and set them back on the correct path that they should be on. It’s times when I read your books, that I realise I’ve had a hard life growing up, with my Dad being a violent heroin addict, but these children have had it so much worse. My son is 3 and it literally breaks my heart if I were to imagine him being put through what your foster children have gone through. You are a credit to those children and to society. Thank you and I look forward to reading many many more of your books. All the best.
Morning Cathy, I enjoyed Stalker, one of your Lisa Stone thrillers. I have left a review on Amazon. Can’t wait till 20th for your new fostering book. Kind regards
Dear Cathy. I have read all your books (some many times over) but I wanted to write to you about the one that has affected me the most – Saving Danny. I have special needs too (although not of the same type as Danny). I really felt for Danny and I don’t think I’d have been as ready as he was in forgiving the emotional cruelty shown by his father. I know you fret in the book about going ‘too far’ in telling Richard the truth of Danny’s situation, but I applaud you. Danny’s behaviour reminded me strongly of a young boy I once worked with as a TA in my local infant school. He too had communication difficulties and struggled with many social situations. Like Danny, this boy had been rejected by adults in his life because of his special needs and many seemed to credit him with no feelings, simply because he struggled to express them. The way you showed Danny compassion and broadened his horizons made me jump for joy. Like the little boy in my own story, I am sure his future is bright. Thank you for writing your wonderful books. The world is a far better place with you in it. All my love to you, your family and the amazing children you foster.
Natalie, UK, 02/2020
Hello Cathy, I just wanted to say how truly amazing your work is and how you have managed to put such a sensitive situation into such a beautiful manner in all your books! I also find myself becoming more happy when I read about your family! I read Damaged first and my heart went out to how strong you were with everything going on around you and then I read Innocent next. I was also deeply saddened to read about how your father had past and it brought tears to my eyes! I have just ordered all of your books off amazon so I can make a book shelf for them all as they are just so brilliant! I work in childcare just like Lucy and I am the safeguarding officer so reading your books educates me and all my staff to other possible signs of abuse and so forth! You have helped me explore many Subjects I had never heard of, so potentially placing all children in my care at work in better hands! So thank you on behalf of all of us. Best regards to you and all the family! (I feel like I know them haha).
Emma, UK, 25/01/2020
Hello Cathy, after reading several of your books I have the feeling that I’m writing a letter to a friend… my favorite story is Saving Danny – my brother is autistic and I thank you for telling people more about how fragile children with autism are and how special, even beautiful. My personal story is a lot different – and still there are children like “yours” in my life as wells). I started a school in Paraguay. It has 80 children and is celebrating its 10th anniversary. I have also adopted. I found many moments in your stories that reminded me of my children. I love them to bits, but we have our rough times as well sometimes, as you can surely imagine. And it helped to read about yours and about your ways of solving most of them with patience and love. I wish you and your children as well as all those little ones who come to your house all the best – and can’t wait to read their stories. Sincerely yours.
Bettina, Paraguay, 25/01/20120
Hi I am currently reading your book The Doctor, one of your Lisa Stone thrillers. It is unlike any book I have read before and is gripping me from page to page. The story is awesome and I shall be reading the other books in due course. Thank you.
Dear Cathy, recently I came upon to one of your books Cruel To Be Kind and fell in love with your work. I went on Amazon and downloaded Finding Stevie. I am mesmerized with your work as a foster parent and especially with all you books. I’m reading now Daddy’s Little Princess. I just want to tell you it takes a special person to do what you do for so many years and do such a beautiful writing. You have life long fan in me dear Cathy! Sincerely
Nadja, USA, 23/01/2020
Oh my goodness I just had to drop you a line. I have read all your Cathy Glass books but only just discovered your Lisa Stone novels. Halfway through Stalker and omg!!!! Loving it even if its giving me tremendous anxiety. So glad I read the back page of the latest Cathy book and discovered these books. Keep them coming please.
Hi Cathy, I have just this moment finished reading ‘Cruel to be kind’ and the ending was honestly beautiful. Genuinely, I had a few tears at the end. My heart really went out to Max during the book. I’m doing my dissertation on how the British tabloid press reports on the care system. My foster mum read this book and then gave it to me to read. She did say that the book had a good ending and she wasn’t wrong. Also I love how you have updates on your website. It’s a really nice touch. I’d love to one day be a writer like you!
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.