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Hello, I am a huge huge fan and I am currently making my way through all of your fostering memoirs. I have been reading them since I was 16 years old (now 25) and you have inspired me to be a foster family. Me and my fiancé have bought a house which we are working on. I have contacted local fostering agencies and the local authorities, it’s looking like a promising future. I am so grateful you can show there is a way to support the most troubled children so they have a full and happy life. Thank you for you incredibly detailed books, I feel as though I have grown with you and your family! Many thanks.
Hi Cathy, I just finished Damaged and it has touched me so much. My adopted brother was beaten for years by his mother and raped by her boyfriend. Children services had failed him until the boyfriend almost killed him in a tub of boiling water. He was years recovering and may never have fully. He has trouble with relationships and was in prison in his 20s but has stayed relatively stable. I can truly understand the bond you felt with Jodie. My brother is closer than anyone could ever imagine. Warmly,
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to share with you how much I enjoyed your book Finding Stevie and also to admire how incredibly caring and loving you are! I find it unbelievable that you made it your mission to show up and be so supportive to all these young and hurting children! May God bless you to continue your awesome and heart-warming work! Many thanks.
Hi Cathy, I’ve just read An Innocent Baby and what a read. I cried in parts. Poor Haylea, at least she is in a better place. Going to read Damaged now. Take care
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to say how much I am enjoying your books. You are one amazing lady! I’m working my way through them all now. I’ve just finished Nobody’s Son and I couldn’t put it down! It moved me to tears. I always wanted to foster but sadly couldn’t for a variety of reasons but I am absolutely loving reading your books. You’ve made such a difference to so many and what a wonderful family you have. Thank you for all you’ve done and sharing your stories. With love and best wishes.
Tess, UK, 15/06/2022
Madame, Chère écrivaine, Fidèle lectrice de tous vos ouvrages sans exception (sous le nom d’auteure Cathy Glass) , je voudrais par ce présent courriel, vous remercier infiniment pour votre courage, votre compréhension et votre approche de l’enfance. Vos récits sur ces pauvres petites victimes sont parfois glaçants et bouleversants. Je cherche toujours à comprendre cette société sans jamais juger et vos écrits m’aident. Il faut une abnégation sans faille pour obtenir de tels résultats. J’espère toujours voir l’enfant concerné réussir à s’en sortir grâce à votre persévérance comme dans votre dernier ouvrage, l’enfant devenu grand qui vous rembourse la vitre brisée. Quelle leçon de vie. Mille fois merci Très cordialement,
Josette, France, 15/06/2022
Hi Mrs Glass! I have been listening to your books and am enjoying them so so much.. I am a special education teacher and have learned so many new and wonderful ideas and strategies through your books for my students. I love your approach, your kindness and the endless love you show your foster children and your own children. You have taught me to focus on being calmer and to take the time to be more thorough in what I say to my students. I have 3 children, one is on the autism spectrum. You have taught me the importance of sticking to routine, setting boundaries, and carefully choosing my battles. You are my favourite author and I just wanted to thank you so much for inspiring me to be a better mother and teacher.
Jennifer, USA, 09/06/2022
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to reach out and say ‘thank you’. Your book Mummy Told Me Not to Tell has inspired me to consider what I can take on in terms of foster care. The book was part of recommended reading as I am currently working through the application process to foster. I was initially considering doing respite care and will still consider that, however hearing the difference you were able to make in the life of Rhys has given me cause to reflect on whether I could do more. I am a bit nervous about the whole foster care thing but knowing there are people like you and no doubt support groups makes me feel more empowered. Thank you again
Johanna, Australia, 09/06/2022
Hi Cathy. Just to say thank you for such a beautiful audio book, Cruel To Be Kind. As a foster carer myself, there is a lot to learn from your amazing book. Well done. Kindest regards,
Good afternoon, I just finished Jodie’s story and was absolutely heartbroken. That poor girl. I found the abuse disclosures difficult as I was abused. Thank God by only one person, poor Jodie didn’t stand a chance, I pray she found peace and happiness. You did the best you could with her! God bless you and your children. I will never forget this book as it touched close to home.
Linda, USA, 31/05/2022
I just finished reading the last book you published, Neglected. Excited for your new one in September! I just wanted to say I absolutely love all your books I really do. I feel and see them all. Get so tuned in to them. I’m so glad it’s people like you out there who genuinely care for people. We do need more of you. You definitely got a purpose in life. Thank you for giving me so much joy.
Dawn, Wales, 27/05/2022
Hi Cathy, I was at a friend’s house for a BBQ. (She works for child support, in Australia) and saw a book lying on the coffee table – “A life Lost by Cathy Glass”. Since I had my baby I found myself being too emotional to read true stories of unfortunate lives. She said it wasn’t traumatic, rather, eye-opening in a good way. Oh, she was right! I finished A Life lost in 3 days. Ran to the library, borrowed Saving Danny, and finished that one in 2 days. Intrigued by your writing and your knowledge, and admiring your patience decided to start your story from beginning, Cut. I’m so emotional, no words. The reason I’m writing is to thank you! After reading Saving Danny and finding out your “closed choice” technique, I decided to try it on my son. I am amazed at the result. I just needed to thank you for sharing your stories, and your insights. Thank you for being there for all those children, and helping them through their most troubled times. With Love,
Asli, Australia, 23/05/2022
Hello Cathy, I would just like to send you this email because I’m a massive fan. I have read lots of your books. I think they are amazing. I have been in care for a number of years, reading your books inspired to want to become a foster carer. I think what you do is amazing.
Hello Ms Glass, I am 15 years old. Your books have inspired me so much. I can relate to children such as Tilly who feel as if they have nowhere to go. I have read all of your books and no doubt they have helped me and made me become who I am today. I hope to become a foster carer when I am older and reading your books has helped me strengthen this. Lots of love
Georgia, UK, 22/05/2022
Hi Cathy, I have just finished reading your book ‘Neglected’. I just wanted to thank you for being such a kind, loving amazing lady. I have read each one of your books, each book brings tears to my eyes. Happy and sad! You truly are a very special soul. Blessed by Jesus. Your children must be extremely proud to have such an inspirational mum. Take care. Love & best wishes.
Hi Cathy. Thank you for writing Neglected. I found it so hard to put down. As I was reading, all I thought was how much I would love to have Jamey in my home. It was so sad and inspiring. You did a wonderful job in fostering him with the great support of your daughter, Paula. I have read all your books and now can’t wait until September for the next one to come out.
Lori, Australia, 17/05/2022
Hi Cathy, I saw your book. Neglected in Tesco last week and I just haven’t put it down. I carry it everywhere with me. Took it to all the activities my children attend and instead of being on my phone, I was engrossed in your book. Thank you. I love it. I got to the part about covid and every step of the way I was with you. I am on Chapter 23 at the moment and can’t wait to finish the book. I don’t want to sleep until I reach the end of the chapter. So much so I ended up dreaming about it last night. I have friends whose children were in foster care when they were younger and me and my husband looked after them for a few weeks and social services were a great help. I am looking forward to finishing this book and reading others. Thank you for getting me back into reading.
Hello! I continue to enjoy your books and have read all of them to date! I went on to follow my dream and have recently been approved as a foster carer, currently awaiting our first arrival. Thank you for always being so inspiring! I often referred back to things I had learnt from your books during the fostering assessment process.
Hi Cathy, I can honestly say you are the best author of books I have ever read, and once I start I cannot put the book down. I have just read the latest book you have published and I am craving another book to read. Can you please make my day and say you are in the process of another book soon. Hand on heart what you do for these babies, toddlers and teenagers is truly amazing and you are an inspiration to me. Thanks
Hi Cathy Just finished reading your book Neglected. I found this book so very sad – perhaps because Jamey was just a toddler – but somehow it really stirred feelings. Thanks once again for a thought provoking and honest look at alternative care. I trust you and your family are well? Kind regards
.Hi Cathy, just finished reading, An Innocent Baby, oh my, Darcey-May seems the perfect little baby, she is going to be so well loved. Hope her mother, Haylea will turn out fine with the help of Kellie and counselling. I have to date read every book of yours. I have yet to read Lisa Stone but will start ASAP. I have a few holidays coming up so kept in reserve. Can’t wait. Thank you for making a difference in life to all those not so fortunate. Regards
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to say thank you so much for writing your books about your experiences with foster caring. My husband & I are respite/emergency foster carers. I found your books one day in the library and they have been so helpful. Though we are in Australia & the rules of fostering are probably slightly different, your experiences with the children in your care has been extremely helpful. I was amazed with your honesty especially when you have written about still getting nervous the first time a new child arrives & not sleeping well the first night. The trauma some of these little ones have suffered is truly horrifying & so sad. Your books have been such a blessing & I feel better equipped for having read many, with some still to go. Kind Regards.
Ros, Australia, 25/04/2022
Hi Cathy, thank you so much for writing these books. l read my very first one a few months ago and have now read all your books up to A Terrible Secret which I have just finished. I’m going to look in my Cathy Glass collection which book comes next. I won’t say I have a favourite book as I have enjoyed each and every one, and cannot put them down. God bless you all and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of your books.
Ann, UK, 23/04/2022
Cathy, I’ve read and also listened to every one of your books!! When I hear the audio book it makes me feel so at home. The Night The Angels Came sent me to tears (as all your books do!) but this one in particular. I come from a nursing background. Lots of palliative care experience. The way you accepted Patrick and opened your heart after all you went through was truly one of the most amazing things I have heard. I had a horrible upbringing and was told so many times foster careers were horrible so I was too scared to tell. Your books bring me love, affection and warmth.
Stephanie, Australia, 21/04/2022
Hi Cathy, I have just read the Book An Innocent Baby & was very moved. I could relate so much to Haylea & was pleased that she was able to get justice. I also read your new book Neglected & couldn’t put it down. It touched me as do all your books. Look forward to your new book when it comes out.
Linda, UK, 19/04/2022
Hi, I purchased your new book, Neglected, from QBD store in Australia. I loved the book!! I love all of your books. You are a very kind and caring person and I aspire to be as kind as you. I look forward to reading your next book.
Karly, Australia, 14/04/2022
Hi. I just read your book Neglected. Whenever I get your books I have to read them out loud because my husband is also into what you do for children. We do enjoy what you do and the stories you tell. I know from my own experiences when I was a child it’s hard reading about sexual abuse. When I read your stories I try to picture what your house looks like and your yard and all. Almost feels like you guys are family. You have an amazing gift and blessing. Bless you Cathy for everything you’ve done.
Angel &James, USA, 08/04/2022
Hey Mrs. Cathy, I’m a big fan from Sri Lanka. I have already read many of your books .I love them so much and wish you all the very best.
Amaya, Sri Lanka, 06/04/2022
Hi Cathy, I just discovered your books and completed Tilly’s story – A Terrible Secret – within a day. I have ordered the next book to find out more. I adore the work you do with these children. I myself was a foster child in the United States and our system is beyond flawed. I was never placed in a good home. I think you are amazing and wanted to say I appreciate you.
Tara, USA, 04/04/2022
Hi I’ve been reading your books for years. You are an amazing person, how you change these children’s lives around. I’ve just finished Neglected. Best wishes to you and your family.
Hello, I have just finished listening to your book about Lucy – Will You Love me? Amazing book. Keep up the good work. Best regards
Dear Cathy, Love your books so much. I am now reading Neglected and my evenings are delightful thanks to you. I hope you will continue to write. I wrote a book, so I know what it takes. I have fostered my grandson full time (he is still living with me) and I went through the system too, so I can relate. It is a full time job and I love it. I had to really fight for him, and I won. I had raised 3 daughters so I didn’t need them to tell me how to be a foster mother. My way, as much as possible. He is a wonderful young man. Lots of lovely thoughts to you.
I just want to say that your book called “An Innocent Baby” was amazing, I couldn’t put it down, I finished reading the book in 2 days. Haylea is such a strong girl to talk about the horrible thing that were done to her, and to also be able to tell the police. I have no doubts that she saved a lot of children from a traumatic life. I really enjoyed the book and the way it was written.
Hi Cathy. I’ve read so many of your books. I absolutely love them. I’ve just finished Too Scared To Tell. You do an amazing job. Too Scared To Tell has left me sobbing with happiness for Oskar, but sadness for your family. What an amazing lady and family you all are.
Dear Cathy, I have just finished reading Neglected and was totally captivated by Jamey’s story. I have enjoyed reading all your books and always look forward to your next story coming out but for some reason Jamey’s story really touched me. I just wanted to thank you for sharing your memoirs with us readers and for all you do for those beautiful children. Can’t wait for your next story. Regards
Hi, I’m 22 years old & was never much of a reader until a week ago when I decided to read The Cottage. I cannot explain how much I enjoyed it, I read it in 4 days. All the stories combining into one at the end was phenomenal. I can’t wait to read more of your stories. Thank you so much.
Sydni, USA, 18/03/2022
Hi Cathy, I am 16. I first began reading your books back in October, when I was aged 15 with An Innocent Baby. It moved me past tears, it was truly sad. I have also just finished reading your latest book, Neglected, yet again another brilliant, insightful book. You’re doing an amazing job. I’ll be soon buying one of your older books, Cut then I’ll move onto some others. Hopefully, after doing a degree in either psychology or social work I would like to become a foster carer and make a difference.
Ellie, UK, 14/03/2022
Hello Cathy, I hope you and your family are well. |I have just finished reading Neglected, about Jamey. I hope he is now catching up to the same ability as other children his age. It must have been extremely emotionally difficult to let Jamie go.
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to let you know what an incredible women you are. I have read nearly all your books and you are truly such an amazing person. You should be so proud of the lovely person that you are and the difference that you have made to so many children’s lives.
I just completed your book Saving Danny I have quite a collection of your books and all of them are excellent. There is something special though, about Saving Danny. The way you dealt with Danny as well as his parents was truly inspiring. Had you not spoken to each of them as you did, especially the father, so much would have been different. Thank you for all you do for each child and for sharing your knowledge with us. Who knows, maybe you have inspired others to look into becoming a foster carer. Sincerely,
You are an amazing woman. In a lot of your books it’s not just the child you help and care for but the parents to. I’ve bought all your books. As soon as I finish one book I pick up another. I wanted to say thank you because without knowing you have helped me to enjoy reading again. Any child that is fostered by you is incredibly lucky. Karen, 11/03/2022
I’ve just finished reading your last book Neglected and I loved it. Just like all the others you have wrote. Fantastic work you do foster caring. I really do admire the work you do to keep all the children you have fostered safe and go on to have a happy life .keep up the good work.
The accounts of your fostering experience resonate with me in so many ways, because I have been a social worker in Children’s Services. I would very much like to have worked with you! I am now retired, but your accounts of family life with fostered children brought back so many memories of my working life. The way you described relating to Jodie and Lucy was so moving and you were clearly able to get on their wavelength and understand life through their eyes. You could listen and not judge, and gave them opportunities to have fun and unwind. You also paid attention to the needs of your own children so that fostering became a team effort. I always felt that children in the care system stood the best chance of recovering if their social worker, foster carer, link worker, teacher and therapist worked well together. I used to get exasperated when the views of the social worker were paramount, as opposed the views of the department as a whole. And on a personal note, I would have loved to be fostered by you in my teens. How lovely it would have been to receive the sort of love and affection you offer. With best wishes – and looking forward to reading more of your great books
Just finished A Terrible Secret, Cathy. I never want your books to end, each one I read, I feel I’m living there with you all. Best wishes to you and your family. Look forward to the next book. Love
Dear Cathy, I have read all your books and you inspire so much with the love, affection and care you have for all the children. As a young child I always dreamt of being rescued from my home having had a very traumatic childhood of abuse. Reading your memoirs has helped me immensely and has made me be the strong person I am today, and has helped me in my own parenting. I just wanted to thank you for all you and your wonderful family have done for me and many others alike. Best wishes Cathy, love
Hi Cathy, I’d just like to say you’re an amazing lady with a heart of gold. I’ve read about 10 of your books and what heart-breaking stories. Your family must be so proud of you. I know I am for the amazing love and compassion you have given to all these children. Take care
Good Morning Cathy, I just wanted to say An Innocent Baby was amazing. My partner reads books and I bought her this book. She has been telling me about it and it’s been interesting to hear things in it. I’m unable to read a book and remember things I’ve already read so I decided to try Audible and chose this book which has really helped. I have now finished the book in two days and my partner isn’t happy I know the ending. I had to come to your site to see the update. Thank you so much for sharing this with us and I will look forward to hearing another one soon. Kind regards
Hello Cathy, I have just finished reading Neglected and it was excellent. I have read every one of your fostering books and also every one of your Lisa Stone books. I don’t know how you find the time. What an amazing person you are. So patient, caring and loving. Can’t wait for your next book either as Cathy or Lisa. Take care and stay healthy. Love
Hello Cathy. I have just finished my 11th book of yours, A Life Lost’ and I found myself crying over the last few pages. Your books have not only helped me in my professional career as a primary school teacher, but they have also helped me understand the importance of appreciating time with your loved ones so much more. I appreciate the time you spend on sharing your experiences with the world. Thank you for all that you do. With kind regards and a loving heart, Best wishes
Dear Cathy, I’ve read all of your books and they have all been amazing. I’ve loved every single one. I still have all your books, I’ve kept them all. I bought your new book yesterday and cannot put it down. Your books have magic to them. As soon as you open the book you’re engrossed in the story … that’s the key to a good book. Neglected has been such a touching book to read. It must have been so difficult to maintain your role and write a book during a global pandemic. Thank you for yet another amazing book. I love you as an author. Your stories always leave me emotional and they are so heart-warming. Thank you.
Grace, UK, 26/02/2022
I have read nearly all your books and they are brilliant. Your latest Neglected really made me cry. What you do it amazing and you are a very caring and thoughtful lady. Your parents and all your family are l expect so proud of you. Please keep writing because you are amazing. Thank you so much.
Jamie, UK, 26/02/2022
Hi Cathy, thank you for your books. They have helped my find my passion for reading again. I just finished your latest book “Neglected”. It was a really a good read. I struggled to put the book down. I read it in a day. Hope you are all well. Kind regards.
Hi Cathy! I have read all of your fostering memoirs and I am in awe of your dedication and love for all the kids you’ve brought into your home. I just finished reading Neglected. I can’t imagine the heartache you must go through when a child leaves. Now that I’ve finished Neglected, I am going to have to go back and reread the book’s I’ve already read until you release another. You are an amazing woman to be able to do all you do and still find time to write! Please don’t stop! Can’t wait for your next book! Sincerely.
Dear Cathy Glass, I am a very very big fan of all of your works. I just finished listening to Neglected, such a harrowing beginning but I was very pleased with the ending. Covid has challenged all of us but I can’t imagine the strain on the social services and fostering families as I guess you probably weren’t the only foster carer in a similar circumstance. I just wanted to express how much of an inspiration you are to me. Your books have not only been very entertaining and pass the time but they have also taught me that there is still plenty I can do to help others. Some of your books I have been able to really resonate with, but all have been awe inspiring and without a doubt. God meant for you to be a writer and to write about your fostering experiences. I feel honoured to even have the ability to say thank you for writing.
Cherisse, Australia, 20/02/2022
Hi Cathy. Just wanted to let you know that I’ve read your latest book, Neglected, in one day. It was so realistic, considering what we’ve all just been through with the pandemic. I am blind so use Audible to listen to your books. My friend introduced me to your books last year and I read them all in chronological order in a matter of months. Just wanted to say how fantastic you are and what a wonderful job you do with the children you’ve fostered, you are amazing and certainly deserve a medal, my heart goes out to you. I follow you on twitter and look forward to your next book. Best wishes to you and your family. Kind regards.
Kate, UK, 20/02/2022
Dear Cathy, I would like to thank you for going the extra mile to publish your books while portraying real life situations. I started corresponding with a dear friend in the UK and she told me about your books. Once I read the first one, I was hooked. It resonated with my soul as we have a teenage daughter that was only recently diagnosed with Bipolar / Borderline disorder. As a mother I felt totally overwhelmed From reading your books I gained such a lot with regards to unconditional love amidst strong boundaries. Although your books do not offer psychological guidance, I can assure you that I learned more from your books than from all the therapists we have been visiting over many years. Thank you. May the road ahead be a blessed one. Kind regards
I have just completed your latest book Neglected about poor Jamey. Amazing! I just wanted to thank you for your memoirs. They have really helped me come to terms with my childhood, and accept that I was so much better off than some children. It makes me a lot more humble and appreciative of what I did have, all be it limited. Thank you again.
Hello, I have just finished reading The Darkness Within. I absolutely loved it, as I did The Doctor, The Cottage, Stalker and Taken. (Lisa Stone thrillers). I have one of your Cathy Glass books to keep my entertained next, A Life lost. I have never been much of a reader as I lose interest but have you to thank for changing this, I can’t put your thrillers down once I begin reading them. Best Regards
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to reach out, I am on my 8th book from your collection. I have chosen to read your book about your beautiful daughter. You are an inspiration and I trust you realise how lovely you are. All those darling children are so lucky to have had you in their lives. I have 4 children. My Husband and I have been together since I was 14 years old. I fell pregnant when I was nearly 16. I have worked hard since the day I found out I was pregnant to make sure that we were able to provide for our beautiful boys. I have an aunty who has been a foster carer for years and my admiration for her is huge. I just wanted to tell you that I think you are fabulous. I hope you and your family are all well Kind Regards
Jade, Australia, 12/02/2022
Dear Ms Glass, I have read many of your books & absolutely love every one of them. I’ve just finished Too Scared To Tell. I must admit that I cried through most of it but more so at how you & Oskar had to say goodbye. It was so touching & heartbreaking at the same time. I wish I could have fostered when I was younger but I don’t think I would have been as brave as you. I just want to end by saying please keep on writing. All the best Kindest regards
Dear Cathy, I have just finished reading An Innocent Baby. I could feel all your emotion as I read it. Having only started the book last evening I couldn’t put it down! I am extremely surprised to read that such short sentences were given for those horrendous crimes. I wish both Haylea and DM well for happy and healthy futures. Congratulations for all your achievements.
Hi Cathy, I just thought I’d send you an email to let you know how much I love your books. I have been reading them for as long as I can remember! I have read all of them at least 10 times. They’re like a favourite song. Every time I read them I am hooked all over again! I have raised my two sons as a single parent and they both have autism and ADHD. I feel that I connect with the struggles in fostering of taking care of a child that need extra help. I think I hold you up on a bit of a pedestal-someone I aspire to be like. You seem to value all the things I do; family and a happy home life. I will never stop reading your books. They mean a lot to me. Thank you for giving me this incredible gift- a feeling that I am not alone. I will always have your books to get lost in. Lots of love
Amanda, UK, 10/02/2022
Dear Cathy, I have just finished reading your book ‘Where Has My mummy Gone?’ And in Sat here in tears. We adopted our two boys 19 years ago. They were taken into care due to neglect and mothers drug abuse. Reading your book has given me a clearer insight into how things may have been for them. They had an amazing foster carer, who I still have contact with. I am so grateful for the love and care she gave them. I only had a limited idea of a foster carer’s role and I feel selfish for not considering what they and their families go through in helping our children. Unfortunately my boys’ early lives are still causing them some conflict. We hope there is still time for them to find answers. Thank you for helping me understand a bit more of how life with their wonderful foster carer was. Heartfelt regards
Hi Cathy, I have just finished reading your book An Innocent Baby. I was saddened to hear about the abuse. I just wanted to say I think you are an admirable and remarkable woman. You have changed the lives of others. Kind Regards
I still just wanted let you know how much your books have inspired and helped me find the right path in life. They really have made a big difference. I did start to listen to them as audio books to improve my English. I do not live in the UK or in a English speaking country. Your work with the children is really inspiring and I learnt a lot. I do not have own kids and always thought fostering is only for families with two parents, but after listening to all of your books, some of them twice, I felt that I also want to do this. Now I am also a foster carer and your books really helped to prepare me. I can recognize situations in our life from your book and I quite often find it easier to deal with complicated situations because of everything I learned from you. Thank you so much and thanks for everything you are doing for all those kids.
Hi Cathy, I am a young single mother of two. May I say what an inspiring lovely person you are. Your books have helped me enormously. My boys, like most children test the boundaries and your 3 Rs technique and closed choice technique have made it easy to manage their grumpiness when they don’t get their own way. I have ordered your Happy Mealtimes for Kids book as they can be quite fussy eaters and I’m not much of a good cook haha Thanks again.
Sophie and family, 07/02/2022
Dear Miss Cathy, I read Damaged recently. While I reading it I felt like I was there with you. I felt strong affection and kindness for Jodie. She is still haunting my mind. I felt that you are very kind person. Please offer my love to Jody. I extend my best to you wishes too. May god bless you all! Thank you.
Ruwanthi, 23, Sri Lanka, 06/02/2022
I recently discovered your books. I only have 4 more to read. Your books are truly life changing. How you and your family manage to help all the kids who have crossed your doorstep. I can’t imagine the strength it takes to stay calm when children reveal abuse to you because they finally feel safe. You have an amazing gift, not only as an author and mother to your own children, but also to show so much love to all of the foster children. Please continue telling your many experiences and providing updates on these wonderfully brave children
Lauren, USA, 04/02/2022
Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve read your book about writing and publishing and I’ve started a notebook of interesting words like you have. Your book has helped so much especially your writer’s block tips. I’m also making a routine when I write, which isn’t at 4:30am like you, it’s when my boyfriend is watching rubbish telly. I’m currently reading your book called Happy Adults which I’m finding really helpful so thank you for writing that. Please don’t stop writing unless your arms fall off. Your books have given me great comfort and they’re stories I continually go back to time and time again. You’re an inspiration and I hope my work brings some hope to people in time to come as yours has done for me.
Hi, I’m a 23 year old care leaver. I’ve read all of your books and I can honestly say, if I had a foster carer like you, my life could have been much better. Thank you.
Connie, England, 31/01/2022
Good afternoon Cathy I just wanted to say a big thank you. If it wasn’t for your books I don’t know how I would have coped with lockdown. I have just finished reading Oscars story and just about to start on Damaged…I have pre ordered the new one for the 18th so a few weeks to read Damaged. You do a fantastic job, and me and my husband are really thinking about fostering. Have a fantastic weekend. Lots of love.
James and Jamie, 30/01/2022
Hi Cathy, I just finished reading your book Too Scared to Tell, about Oscar. What a sad story. It brought tears to my eyes reading it. I want to say how truly inspiring you are for all you’ve done taking care of these children, and all the comfort and love you have given them. It is a sad world we live in when things like this happen. Thank you.
Hello, I get so sucked into your books I can’t stop reading them. I have been reading your books since I was living at home with my mum who also read them. We would read the same book at the same time and talk about it. Now with my own children with a husband and house I read them and it totally switches me off. There needs to be more people like you in the world. I have often wondered if I could foster when my children are older. I have recently had a miscarriage, your books took me away from reality and make me realise that it could be a lot worse. When I read your books I honestly feel like I know you. I love that you include your own story and about your kids too. You really are an inspiration Cathy and I hope you will keep fostering and writing for years to come! Keep safe
Kara, UK, 18/01/2022
Hi Cathy. I have just Innocent – another amazing book where you did an outstanding job in helping children. My heart was beating out my chest on the final page. I am beyond hurt and angry for you, the way you were treated and not being allowed to say goodbye was evil! You literally saved their lives. I hope the children are happy now. Look forward to Neglected next month. All the best Cathy and family.
Hi Cathy, I have just discovered your books and would like to thank you for sharing your fostering experiences with us. I have just finished “A Long Way From Home” which only took me one day to read as I was absolutely hooked. Anna’s story was heart wrenching but I was pleased with the ending. Kind regards
Karen, Australia, 17/01/2022
Hello Cathy, thank you for writing these books, I’ve read every single one of them and I’m excited to read “Neglected”, that is announced on my birthday! You really made a change in my life. I didn’t have a stable home as a child. My mother had a bipolar disorder and my father was addicted to alcohol, cocaine, and everything. My mother passed in 2010, and I went to live with my grandparents. They did a wonderful job and did all they could. But despite all their efforts, I still struggled every day to find a daily routine. You helped me realize that’s what is ‘wrong’ and how important it is for a child to find safety, security, and confidence in a normal daily routine. That’s what I liked the best of sleeping over at grandma’s house as a child. Everything was predictable and I didn’t have to worry. Thanks to you, I try my very best for my daughter to get a routine and become a better parent. Lots of love for you and your children, and dearest grandchild! Thank you again for making me realize how I can change my life, and be a better parent for my daughter.
Hi I am reading all your books at the moment and loving every one of them. You are amazing
Hello Ms. Glass, I have been reading your books nonstop for the past couple of months. I can easily say that you have become one of my favorite authors. I only have two books left to read, and after that, I will be eagerly waiting for Neglected. While I am very lucky to be part of a loving and stable household, your books have helped me understand that not everyone has such luck. Through reading the memoirs, I almost feel like I know your family. Your books have so greatly moved me, and I am planning to pursue a degree in education, and foster. You and your family deserve everything in the world, and thank you for making this world a better place for countless little children! Best,
Shruti, USA, 13/01/2022
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to let you know how much I love your books. I have gotten through about ten now and I just keep going. After studying law I have decided that I would like to be a social worker and am now studying that because of your writing. I know how frustrating it will be but I’m prepared because of your books. You seem like a wonderful caring person and I just wanted to thank you. Can’t wait for Neglected.
Haleigh, Australia, 12/01/2022
Hello, I started reading your books about a month ago and can I just say how amazing you are. I’ve read a couple so far and I can’t put them down. They are gripping and so interesting. You are such an amazing woman who has made these amazing children have homes. I cannot wait to read more of them and hopefully buy all of them and collect them. Thank you
I have 5 of your books. I think these stories are extremely sad, emotional and heart wrenching. I am a survivor of abuse but nowhere near the level of these children. You are a kind hearted and caring person and I take my hat off to you. I really don’t know how you manage. I find it really hard to put the books down when I start reading them. You are my new favourite author.
Grace, UK, 06/01/2022
Hi Cathy, I’ve just finished reading, The Night The Angels Came. What a moving story and what a brave little boy. You told it with such clarity, I really appreciated how you explained so clearly your responses. It was so insightful. Thank you for all you do and for all the children and families you help and have helped. You are a true inspiration to us all.
Hi Cathy, I have only just discovered your books! They are wonderfully written and heart-breaking at the same time. You have worked wonderfully with all your foster children and have inspired me to want to work in social services. I currently work in Early Years like your daughter Lucy and am studying my level 5. You have taught me new ways to communicate and deal with certain behaviours with children and hope to become a wonderful mother like yourself one day! All I can say is Thank you. And that I have 25 more books to buy and read!! Kind regards
Hello Cathy Glass, I have been reading your books for almost 18 years now and I have to say I love them so much. I have all of the books you have brought out so far. My daughter was taken into care and my son was adopted. I wanted to say thank you for writing your books as they have helped me in a way I never thought possible. Reading your books helps give me more of an understanding into what it is like for the carer and the foster child. It took me a few years to be able to read your books after my children got taken from me. I was so angry with myself as well and the social service but I now know that they only did what was best for the children at the time. If it hadn’t been for your books I don’t think I would have been able to cope as well as I have. I wanted to say thank you so much for being such a fantastic author and all the work you do for the children you look after.
Hi Cathy. I have just finished reading ‘Cruel To Be Kind’ and I loved it, so happy for Max’s happy ending! I was on the edge of my seat when you wrote ten years had passed and you hadn’t heard anything and then the card arrived. Many thanks and all the best Cathy and family.
Hello, I am a young student, studying to become a librarian. I finished reading one of your books (in French “Une enfance brisée”) that really touched me a lot. I hope to read other books. I think in life everybody has troubles. I’m handicapped. I like cats and I think I can help when I have a house after my studies. Happy New Year.
Flor, 23, France, 01/01/2022