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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Hi! I just want to thank you for all the good things you did all these years. I read all your books which are available in Poland. I’m sorry I can’t buy all of your books, but maybe someday. Sometimes I just dream about having a home like yours and I’m going to have it someday, I believe it. Thank You for showing that home can be full of trust and love and teach me patience and forbearance. I wish you all the best, and send greetings from Poland.
Julia, Poland, 28/02/2024
Hi I’m from Canada I really enjoy reading your books. Thank you.
Jo-Anne, Canada, 16/02/2024
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to say thank you. I’m an avid reader and your books have helped transform my life. I had a pretty rough start to life with a lot of childhood trauma, so I really relate to a lot of the stories you write about. I find comfort in your writing. Your books have provided a space for me to heal in a sort of way. Your books are so wonderfully written and easy to read and they made me fall in love with reading again and also provided an escape for me at times that I needed it most. I hope you know how appreciated you are. Thanks again.
Maddison, Australia, 11/02/2024
I have read a lot of your books, and cried and enjoyed. I shall keep reading some more of your books.
Hi Cathy. Just read Run Mummy Run, I dread reading these kind of books mainly because they are truth life. I found it very gripping and Aisha was a courageous woman, the book was close to my heart in a way I went through a similar experience myself many years ago. I’m now a fan so I will continue to read them.
Hi Cathy, I wanted to thank you as you inspired me to qualify as a social worker. I started reading your books a few years ago and have now read them all- probably twice over! I think they are beautifully written and encapsulate everything that child centred care should be. Without your books I would have never considered doing what I do and so I still wouldn’t have half of my identity! I am due to graduate in June and have so much respect for all of you. I’d like to become a foster carer myself one day. Thank you,
I just wanted to pass on my thanks for your books. I am a supervising social worker and have recently started supporting student social workers. I read your book ‘an innocent baby’ and had to share this with my student. I have to thank you not only for your realistic view point on fostering which has really supported the student to understand the reality of fostering from a carers point of view (which is often overlooked!) but also your amazing service in supporting so many children. I hope to continue sharing your writing with many more students! Also hoping to build a little collection full of Cathy Glass. Take care and thank you again.
Hi Cathy, I have been a fan of your books for many years unfortunately I found myself in abusive relationship and my favourite hobby of reading got lost along the way. Thankfully I made my way out of that place and am now two years in to a very happy, safe and loving relationship. Thank you for telling your stories I may not foster children but have learnt so much from your books. I have had a lot of catching up to do. You inspire me to be the best version of myself. When I have days of struggling with my past picking up one of your books and reading about the incredible work you do for these incredible young people it gives me that push to keep going. Thank you again for sharing your stories.
Good Afternoon, Cathy! I just wanted to say that I love your books. You are an excellent writer, and your stories are heartbreaking, emotional, and so well told, I am halfway through the books! Damaged was a heartbreaking book and I am so touched by the story and all you did for that poor girl. I wish you all the best and hope you and your children are well. Thank you for your inspirational books.
I wanted to take a moment and tell you how inspiring your books are! I have read them all, except one. Which I plan to start next. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication, I am sure all the people you have touched treasure you.
Melanie, USA, 15/01/2024
Dear Ms. Glass I am writing to thank you for all the wonderful books you have written although I wonder with all the fostering how you find the time. I started reading your books to learn about the child welfare system in the UK. I am now retired but at the time I started reading your books I was employed as a child welfare worker. My job was to investigate reports of child abuse and neglect and if there was an issue to provide services or, in worst case scenarios, remove the child(ren) to a relative or foster home. I was, therefore, interested in how other countries dealt with these issues. I learned a lot about how things work. The real heroes are people like you, Ms. Glass. THANK YOU VERY MUCH for all you have done for the children of the UK over the years
Dear Ms. Glass, I am French, I live in the north of France, not knowing the English language, I used an online translator to write this email. Sorry in advance if my writing contains errors. Last year my mother gave me one of your books for my birthday which I loved. Since then I have purchased more of your works in order to have them all in my collection. Your testimonies are truly touching. They are full of humanity, love and compassion. It is admirable everything you have done for these children. I’m even considering becoming a host family one day. I am currently in the middle of a career change to become a social worker. Your writings mean a lot to me. Sincerely
Gwendoline. France, 14/01/2024
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to let you know that your books inspired me into becoming a social worker. I started reading your books when I was 18 years old at school studying child development in my sixth form. Fast forward to now I’m 25 years old and in my final year to becoming a children’s social worker. I work with lots of foster carers and your books always remind me to see the challenges from the foster carers point of view and to not always take things to heart when they disagree with my decision. Some days I find the job emotionally challenging but I really hope I am making a difference. I don’t think I’d have ever chosen this career if it wasn’t for your books. When I’m older and ready to leave social work, I’d like to also take up fostering. Please continue writing, you have made such a difference to so many children’s lives. Many thanks,
Dear Cathy, I am a big fan of your books. I have listened to every book you have written. The about Jodie, the best story was about Lucy. I also loved hearing about Paula and Adrian. You wouldn’t know it to look at me but I am a very fussy person. I have a lot of trouble sleeping but your books are perfect to entertain me and soothe me at the same time. I appreciate everything you have shared with us and it has been eye opening. Thank you.
Hi Cathy, thanks for introducing me to your pseudonym Lisa Stone, a totally different style of writing, but still as enjoyable. I just finished the second of 3 novels, The Doctor, and Taken and just started to read The cottage. I particularly like 2 things, firstly certain characters remain the same, e.g. the police officers, and secondly what appear to be shorter chapters, then your books written as Cathy Glass. I look forward to listening to your books for many months to come, and once again, thank you for pointing me in Lisa Stone’s direction, my very best wishes.
Dear Ms Cathy, your book, Damaged, is the reason I am writing this email to you. It was translated into Sinhala. I am at a loss for words to describe my emotions after reading that book. The book you have written is truly amazing. I’m waiting to read another book from you. Once again, the “Damaged” book is superb. Good luck. Have a good night.
Tanya, Sri Lanka, 09/01/2024
Hi Cathy. Just wanted to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed reading your books so far. I’ve just read your latest, Unsafe. You are doing such a great job! All those children you have helped along with their families! You must have a lot of patience! Can’t be easy at all! Just got some earlier books of yours and can’t wait to start reading them! Also well done to your children too! They sound such lovely people. Well take care. Kind regards
Hi! I just wanted to say to you that I really love your books, they are very well written and you describe so incredibly gripping. I like to listen to them and have listen to all of them at least twice. I live in Sweden and work as a teacher and many of your strategies works quite well in my classroom. I am considering starting to look after a child a weekend a month and that is because I have read your books. You are amazing! Best regards
Johanna, Sweden, 03/01/2024
Hello Cathy. Years ago I adopted three children. I have never been a foster carer. Your books have been such a joy to read. They also have given me much insight into answering some of the questions my children have posed. I also “watched” your compassion for the biological families. One of the bio Mums has recently been to my home for the first time (my eldest child now in their early 20s). Navigating this journey has been a bit easier because of reading how you have approached things. Thank you!
Sarah, Canada, 03/01/2024