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, 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.