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 can imagine u have been getting a lot of emails for your new book, even though I left a feed back on Amazon I felt I still had to email you. Well done Another Forgotten Child is just brilliant like the rest of your books. I been suffering with depression for years but reading your books keeps my mind off my own probs. I’ve read most of them twice. My son has adhd and conduct disorder and I been finding his behaviour very difficult but we getting there slowly. Keep up the good work and well done. With love to you and your family. Xxx
Mutlu, UK, 24/09/2012
Hi once again, in between college and being a mum of three myself I have read your new book Another Forgotten Child and enjoyed it lots. Can’t wait for your next. I think you and your children deserve a medal. You help those poor children and do so much, if only more people could do the same. I am currently doing a nursing course at college as my youngest has now started school full time. I want to become a midwife I considered doing the social work side but really feel that the system let’s it down so much I would find it hard to separate my feelings. You are an inspiration, thank you x
Adele, UK, 23/09/2012
Hi Cathy, I’m reading your new book and wow I can’t put it down. All your books (I’ve read them all) I feel as I’m there my heart racing especially in the new book. How did you cope with the abuse from Aimee’s mother! I hope I never have a parent like her to face. Well done for yet another amazing story. I’m gona finish reading the rest now. Take care Cathy and keep up all that u do.
Becky, UK, 23/09/2012
Hi Cathy, I started to read your books a couple of years ago. I read Damaged 1st and I cried to think that a mother could subject a child to so much physical and mental abuse. I think Jodie was a very lucky little girl to have found you and your family to give her the love she had so badly missed in her childhood. I have read all of your books and I can honestly say that I find you and your family very remarkable. The children you have helped have been very lucky to have had you and your family in their lives as some of them had never known love or affection. You and your family have helped them to recover and rebuild their young lives for the better. I think your children are very remarkable and you should be very proud of them. I thank god that there are people like you in this world to help children who have suffered. I wish I had someone like you to help me when I was suffering from abuse from my uncle.
Tina, UK, 22/09/2012
Hi just to let you know I have finished reading Another Forgotten Child. it was a very good read. Such a shame she was so let down by the system in her early years. Thank goodness she got a nice carer like you. Can’t wait till the next book. Regards
Louise, UK, 21/09/2012
Have just finished reading your book A Baby’s Cry and I must say you are amazing! I was fostered as a child and didn’t really have a good upbringing however reading your books gives me the hope and understanding that there are people that care. I must say you are a fantastic lady and I am so happy for all the children that you look after, to have someone so understanding and willing to look after children that are not your own. I also think your children are amazing, how they cope with all of it and how they open their home and lives to strangers. You true are an inspiration!! Truly magnificent lady!!!
Gemma, UK, 21/09/2012
Hi Cathy! You are one amazing woman with fantastic children. You’ve inspired me to start A levels in social work and inspired me as a person. I love how you’ve changed lives for the better and you should be so proud of yourself! If all foster carers were like you the world would be a better place! I’ve read all your books, the first one was Hidden which I really enjoyed and led me on to the rest. My favorites have to be Cut, Damaged and Another Forgotten Child. You really expressed your true feelings and did so well in coping with the situation, especially in Another Forgotten Child with the child’s mother. That must of been so difficult! Can’t wait for your next book. Will have to see how quick I read that one ha! Best wishes to you and your family and remember to feel VERY proud of yourself, all the best.
Nicola, 19, UK, 21/09/2012
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to send you an email I’m not really sure what to say other than I absolutely love your books. I have just finished ‘The Saddest Girl in the World’ and I’ve read it over 2 days! I couldn’t put it down. It was so nice to read that Donna the update. I love the fact that you post updates on the children, it’s really nice to see how well they’re doing! I honestly think your an amazing lady! Keep up the good work! I’m off to decide which one to read next! 🙂 Thanks for reading.
Emma J, UK, 21/09/2012
Hi Cathy, I have just finished “Another forgotten child” after two days of not being able to put it down, again! I just love reading your books. Will there be anymore? Kind regards
Keri B, UK, 20/09/2012
CG: Thanks Keri, yes more books next year. x
Hello Cathy, I hope you don’t mind me writing to you. I have read 3 of your books and I am hooked. I think you’re truly amazing. As I was reading the updates about Ellie and Harrison from the book I’ve just finished, I was thinking about your own children and just was wondering how they were? The first book I read was ‘Mummy Told Me Not To Tell’ and now I’ve read A Baby’s Cry. As I read the rest of your books I’ll find out more about your children. Many thanks
Claire B, UK, 20/09/2012
I love your books. They make my life seem normal. I’ve read them all so far, (I read them in a day as I cannot put them down). They never fail to make me cry, laugh and smile all in the same book. I’ve kept them all. I normally give books away once I’m done but your ones mean something to me and carry them with me! Keep up the good work, and I hope your kids, and whoever you have staying with you at the moment are all well. Love
Hi Cathy, In the last 2 days I have read your books, ‘Damaged’ and ‘A Baby’s Cry’, I have to say you are probably one of the bravest people I’ve ever heard of. How you could take on a 2 day old baby and cope with parting with him is beyond me. It really is amazing the things you do to help the children that live with you. I have been in and out of foster care since I was 3 months old, thankfully, when I was 14 I was what I call ‘rescued’ by the best foster family ever. Reading your books, you sound a bit like my foster mum. You really are an inspiration, Cathy! Thank you for taking the time to read my email.
Nicky, 19, 19/09/2012
Dear Cathy, I have just finished reading ‘Another Forgotten Child’. It’s nice to see Aimee got help before it was too late. She suffered so much before she came to you but her outcome was a good one which is very pleasing to hear. I think the work you do is amazing, I really think there should be more Cathy Glass’s in the world. I feel drawn into your books, it’s like I can picture the situations. A book has never had that affect on me before. I am currently re-reading Damaged. Last time I read it I was younger so didn’t really take in the true extent of Jodie’s life before she came to you. I never thought in a million years a child could be put through that by the very people who brought her into this world. I hope she’s doing ok now. You went that extra mile, she was lucky to get you. I spent most of that book in tears, t really put life in to perspective. I used to moan when I couldn’t play out! Thank you for taking time out to read my email. Hope Adrian, Paula, Lucy and yourself are doing well (also any child you might be fostering) take care.
Amy, 22, UK, 19/09/2012
Hi Cathy, I started the book Another Forgotten Child yesterday and finished it this morning!! What another brilliant book. Again, I cried even though the little girl got a nice ending. You really are a brave a remarkable women to have fostered those children with all those problems. I take my hat off to you and look forward to the next book. Regards
Cathy, I first read one of your books 4 years ago and instantly became a fan of yours, not only because of the way you write or how you carefully and respectfully talk about the children you have cared for but because in my eyes you’re a hero. So many children have been given a second chance in life because you helped them. A chance they would never have got if you didn’t open your arms, welcome them into your home and cherish them like they were your own. You are a huge inspiration to me and every time I finish one of your books I wish I could just give you a hug. I also want to add my respect for your children! They are amazing in how they also take part in every child’s life that comes into your home. You should be so proud to have such wonderful children that are so loving and kind. I hope that when I have children I can guide them and give them as much love as you give yours and they grow into such amazing young adults as Adrian, Paula and Lucy have. Cathy Glass, an absolutely inspirational woman!!!
Rianne, UK, 18/09/2012
Hi Cathy, I Have just finished reading ‘Another Forgotten Child’, it’s the first I’ve read by you and I am so glad I did. You are an inspiration. In the little time it’s taken for me to finish your book (I couldn’t put it down!), I have laughed and cried but most importantly it’s made me realize how lucky the world is to have people like you. My future goal was always to become a foster carer (I currently have 3 children of my own under 4) when my children grow up a bit but you have given me the final push needed to try and help others the way that you have. You have helped others just by writing this book alone! Your family must be immensely proud of what you have accomplished to date. With warm regards
Hi Cathy, I would like to say how much I have enjoyed reading A Baby’s Cry. It is the first time I have read one of your books, I am inspired to read more. I am happy that Harrison and Ellie are doing well. Regards
Kathy, UK, 17/09/2012
Hi Cathy, I recently finished reading your newest book and thought it ridiculous that Susan wasn’t allowed to give Aimee up as an infant but I guess that’s how some things may work. I’m glad she found a nice family though and hope she does well. I’ve read all your other books as well and enjoyed seeing the updates, do look forward to hearing more about Lucy. I think here in the states if a woman wants to give up her child she can do so quite easily, but the system is quite broken over here too from what I’ve heard.
Evelyn, USA, 17/09/2012
Hello I’m sure you receive millions of emails a day, I just thought I’d write to say I think your books are amazing. I’ve read a few and just finished A Baby’s Cry. I think they are all amazing, hope Adrian and Paula are doing well
Hi Cathy. I’m reading your book Damaged for the second time after being too young to fully understand it the first. Would just like to say you are the most inspiring woman I have ever heard of and I have so much respect for you and everything you have done. My mum was fostered as a child and was then put in to permanent care. When I grow up I hope I can be a foster carer and help young children like Jodie. I understand you’ll be completely overwhelmed with fan mail so I’m not expecting a reply lol. I just hope you will read this and realize how amazing you are. Thank you for sharing Jodie’s story and I look forward to reading some more of your books
Charis, 17, Northern Ireland, 16/09/2012
CG: I replied.
Hi Cathy just to let you know I have read your new amazing story. I started reading it on Saturday & I’ve just finished. You’re an inspiration. I can’t believe how bad you were treated. I was really upset for you, anybody coming into contact with you is extremely lucky. Every time I read one of your books I wish I could have met you when I was growing up. You have changed my whole outlook on life. You just know how to help people through your books. There is a little of myself in every one of your books. Mow when I feel sad about my past I just think of your stories & pretend. You are here with me helping me work through my demons. Kindest Regards. I can’t wait for your next release x
Carol, UK, 16/09/2012
I pre-ordered Another Forgotten Child and it came about 2 week early. I’m on chapter 25 and loving it. Can’t read much as I’m at work. I take it to work with me everyone wants to borrow it when I’ve finished reading it. Hope you all doing well and all alright. Thanks again
Tracy and family, 16/09/2012
Dear Cathy, Just finished reading Another Forgotten Child, what can I say? Another amazing book. I’m so glad that Aimee is doing well in school. She has come a long way and it’s all down to you and the time and love you gave her. She was so lucky to be placed in your care. You are a real hero, Cathy. Keep up the good work.
Stacey, UK, 16/09/2012
Hi Cathy. I have finished your new book. Although Aimee had many similarities to Jodie, I am happy that she had a much better outcome than Jodie, and had a chance at a normal happy life. Even though it is still sad about Jodie’s story.
Hi Cathy, Another Forgotten Child is a brilliant book, read it in 2 days. I wish I’d had and still have someone as kind and caring as you to help me. Maybe if I did I’d be in a better place now. I’ve been sexually abused, assaulted, bullied, abandoned by family and am now living in supported housing for people with mental health problems. So much going on in my life and reading your books really helps as it makes me realize things can get better. Please keep writing your books!
Dear Cathy, I have been reading your books for many months. I decided to email you as you’ve inspired me. Like the children in your stories I found myself in care, and related very closely to Alice’s story, which I have just finished reading. It touched a few nerves, but was such an amazing book. Made me feel like I wasn’t alone. I would like to thank you for sharing these stories, reminding me there are people out there who care, not because they have to but because they want to. I’m happy to say (even after being told that I would end up in a dead end in my life) I’m on my way to train to be a children’s mental health nurse. I would also like to foster in the future. I think my past had a big impact on these decisions and my wish to help people, maybe like I wished I’d been helped. I wish I had been lucky enough to come across someone like you. Thank you so much for letting me (and others) into your life, and not just telling the stories, but giving hope to many people that it can and does get better. I am now finding out for myself. Thank you.
Sofie, UK, 14/09/2012
Hi, I just wanted to say that I have just finished your last book, A Baby’s Cry. It was so good that I read it within a day. I could not put it down. I have your next book already on order. You are a truly amazing person, wish there was more people out there like you, even better if the abuse stopped happening altogether. Thanks Cathy.
Hi Cathy, I have read all of your books and just purchased “Another Forgotten Child”. You have inspired me to help children. I am a volunteer for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). I am a Guardian ad Litem for children in the foster care program. You have opened my eyes to foster parents and I tell the foster parents I work with that they are incredible. I also have talked about your books with the CASA office and foster parents. I want to tell you how I am in awe of how you have cared for the kids. It has changed my life. At 56 and I now want to be the children’s advocate for the system. The CASA volunteers here in this area are the voice for the child. We visit the child, their family, watch supervised visitations and go to court for the child. We stay with them until they are out of the system. I want to thank you so much with what you do.
Cathy C, USA, 13/09/2012
CG: Well done for the wonderful work you are doing. We could do with a progamme like your CASA here in the UK.
Hi Cathy I have just finished reading A Baby’s Cry, and what another great book you have written. Another book that put me in tears! You amaze me with what you do. You are truly one amazing woman. I couldn’t do your job. I have two children of my own and that’s enough. I would grow so attached to the children I would never be able to let them go! My bookshelf is now nearly full of all your books. I love them all. Now going to ordered you new book and look forward in reading that! Well done for all your hard work. All the best.
Leanne, UK, 13/09/2012
Hello Cathy I just want to say I’ve read every book of yours and I’m half way through ‘Another Forgotten Child’. I absolutely love your books. I always have thoughts that go to you your family and foster life. You make my job look easy I’m a Nursery officer and it’s hard! Anyways all the best
Marissa, 22, Accrington, UK, 12/09/2012
Dear Cathy. I was lucky to receive your book Another Forgotten Child early. I have finished it already. I find it amazing that social services can ‘forget about a child’. Although it is not unheard of it is very shocking. I’m glad Aimee had the support of your family to help her. My cousin was cared for by my mum, before his mum decided she wanted to put him in foster care. She eventually got him back. All my best wishes
Vikki, UK, 12/09/2012
Hi Cathy, I have read a few of your books. I wish I had someone like you when I was younger. I wouldn’t be as screwed up as I am now. I spend many nights haunted by what has happened in the past and I wish I could just forget things but I can’t. I was just wondering if you would mind being friends just on computer and perhaps just “chat “. Please write back
CG: I have emailed Tia
Hello Cathy, I just finished reading your book “Damaged” and have to admit it was absolutely gut-wrenching. I was in tears through most of it. I wanted to say that I admire you immeasurably. I think you are an inspiration to people. I am glad to know that despite the sadness that came from fostering Jodi, you continued to foster children. The world needs people like you. I am the daughter of a pedophile. My father got away with it. I seemed to grow attached to Jodi through your story and was gutted when I found out that she made very little progress, as a direct result of what those men and women did to her. It seems there is no justice in this world. But I think I cried the most when I read the letter she left for you. I am so glad that she was able to show you that you did reach her and your attempts were not in vain. I just wanted to encourage you to continue being yourself. God bless your children who are just as sweet as you. I think you do an amazing job and those children you take in, even Jodi, benefit from your warm and big heart. You are my prayers. Thank you for sharing your story.
Bec, South Australia, 10/09/2012
Hi Kathy, I have just finished reading your book Cut about Dawn. I read the last part today on the beach and found myself crying. I am so pleased I found your email. I would like to say your book was very insightful and I enjoyed reading it. As I have fostered in the past I found I could relate to things. When u went into Dawn’s room and cried I have done that so many times. Thee kids leave a gap in our lives and u can’t help but love them. I do hope Dawn contacts u one day and I am sure the positive impact you and Jon made will stay with her forever. I have just noticed you have written some more books and I look forward to reading them. Don’t worry if you can’t reply but thank you for sharing your experiences.
Tracy, UK, 09/09/2012
I have just finished reading Hidden and I think that you’re a truly inspiring women. You and your family seem so selfless and devoted to helping others that it makes me want to do exactly the same. You know these kinds of things exist but some how they seem like there not that extreme. In this country at least. I’m extremely happy for Tayo and I hope that his mother manages to pull her life together. Good luck for your future. I hope that you succeed in all that you do. God bless.
Nichola B, 09/09/2012
Hi Cathy, I have been reading your books for the past few years and have come to adore you. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is curious about your personal life story and was wondering if you ever had any plans to write your own biography? I’ve just finished A Baby’s Cry (I bought an eBook reader, something I vowed never ever to do), and just finished having a little cry. You are amazing!
Hi Cathy, I find your books very comforting and I am trying to write one of my own. I was not rescued like the children who you helped to heal, no one intervened in time, my family often went on the run from social services. As a result I ended up a very messed up adult. I tried hard to get help and build my life but sadly as a messed up, traumatized and volatile adult with asperger Syndrome, I got abused and hurt more. I ended up permanently homeless and I am a rough sleeper as I am too afraid to live indoors. I am glad that there are people like you who have prevented similar happening to a lot of other people by fostering them and helping them. Your books reminds me where some of my problems came from. I am not ‘wicked’ as people called me, and used my disturbed behaviour to make me out to be mad and bad instead of abused. I wish I had had a foster carer who could have taught me normal behaviour and how to interact and do things normally. Thank you for writing your books, I love the happy-ish endings. Best wishes,
J, UK, 08/09/2012
Hello Cathy, I have just started reading your books. I have read A Baby’s Cry and I couldn’t put it down, I was glued. Then I went and ordered a load more, I have also read The night the angles came and that was amazing, many thanks.
Hi Cathy, I’m 22 and come from Kent and I would just like to say what a brilliant writer you are. I have read all of your books and my favourite is ‘The Night the Angels Came’. I love how you write with so much meaning and detail, I feel like I’m actually there with you. I have just received Another Forgotten Child which I preordered in May and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into another one of your books. Keep writing, your work is amazing and you are an amazing person. Kind regards
Katie S, UK, 07/09/2012
Hi, there I would just like to say I’ve just finished reading book number 13, A Baby’s Cry. Roll on September for the next book, I can wait.
Your books are amazing, happy endings or not. I read all with polish translation. Poland loves you. You’re amazing woman. The biggest problem in Poland with your books is that only 7 have been translated . I think that a lot of people have problem with that. It would be great if all your books could be translated into polish. A lot of people would be glad.
Marta, Poland, 05/09/2012
Hi Cathy, had a really nice surprise when I came home from work yesterday. A delivery from Amazon had been put through the letterbox and to my delight, on opening it, I discovered your new book, so much so I nearly forgot to put dinner in the oven! I was going to keep it for my holiday next week but couldn’t resist dipping in to the 1st page! Needless to say, I have now read the whole book. Once again a really well written, honest and uplifting book. We have taken a break from fostering, not because of the children but the system. I am a family support worker now and hoping to do some leaving care work. Your books are so inspirational and give a voice to all the foster carers out there. Thank you so much and keep writing Cathy. Best wishes
Nicky, UK, 05/09/2012
Hi there, I’m reading your books at the moment. I can relate to Cut. I cry at all your books. I wish I had a foster care like u when I went in to care. U are amazing thank you 🙂
Hayley, UK, 05/09/2012
Dearest Mrs Glass. I thank you for all your wonderful books that inspire and gives hope! I come from an abusive home and at the age of almost 17 was sold for human trafficking. I am 35 years old today and I still suffer. It is so so hard to get through every day, I am so unstable and emotional. There is HOPE after you become a victim. It is always such a blessing to read about other peoples life stories. All my love.
Elanie, South Africa, 04/09/2012
Hi Cathy, I read Damaged over the last few days between work, and was moved by your unselfish attention to Jodie, the bravery and focus you applied. Your courage and conviction is rewarded by the life you have enriched for Jodie and no doubt many others. I do hope she contacts you again at some point, however I realize your connection albeit very close and personal with Jodie was a transitional phase for her. A big thank you for sharing your experiences. Kindest regards
Lloyd T, UK, 04/09/2012
Hi Cathy, I come to end to read “Damaged”. It’s a great book. Very emotional. I hope Jodie continues to make progress in her new family. I come to buy “Mummy Told Me Not To Tell”, “ne dis rien” in French. We only have 2 of your books in France who translated in French. I hope we’ll get others very soon. I can’t wait to read your other books. Right now, I go to start “Mummy Told Me Not To Tell”, Thank again for your great book and the great job you make with this children. Wish all the best to you and your family.
Marie-Claire, France, 03/09/2012
Dear Cathy, This is the first time I have ever contacted an author. I was fostered when I was much younger by two wonderful people who later went on to adopt me at the age of two. My half brother (aged 12) is not so lucky. He is currently a victim of the social care system who keep removing him from my biological mother, who continues to suffer from alcoholism and depression and then back again – to a life that I fear will damage him beyond repair. My dearest hope is one day he will be removed from her and placed into the loving and caring home that only someone like you can provide. My respect for you is absolute. You are an inspiration. The difference that foster carers and their families can make for fostered children is profound. Without people like you and my parents I cannot contemplate the amount of lives that would fall apart. Your sheer devotion to children makes me proud to have been part of the system. I hope you realize how truly special you are! And finally a note to your children, you are also a credit, not only to your mother, but to the world, proving that love and compassion is out there. hank you, simply for being yourselves and providing the rest of us with hope.
Hi, Love your books – they are a great read! We are foster carers – in Sydney Australia & I can relate to a lot of your stories! I must admit – I have “pinched” some of your advice for our own foster children (hope you don’t mind!) There is one story that I & I’m sure many other of your readers would love to know – how did Lucy become your long-term foster child? I’m just about finished reading ” The Night the Angels Came!” – & I have had to have a box of tissues at hand – such a sad story! Am looking forward to your next book out! Blessings,
Shirley S, Australia, 02/09/2012
Dear Cathy, I’m 16 years old and studying to be a teaching assistant. I’ve been reading your books for around 2 years now and I must say, they chose my career path. I wanted to help children like you have. You are an amazing woman, you’ve gone through so much, your children sound amazing. Well done for everything you’ve ever done, you’re an angel, you truly are. Best wishes,
Rebecca R, 01/09/2012
Hi Cathy I’ve read your books for a while now and the last one was A Baby’s Cry (which made me cry), and I often think of baby Harrison and Ellie. I’m looking forward to your next book.
Dear Cathy, I have read almost all of your books and have enjoyed every one of them, it’s nice to hear of people that help children the way you do. Your stories touched a real nerve with me, as I too have dealt with foster carers and social services because of my sister’s children. My partner and I have been trying for our own baby but due to PCOS it has not yet happened. That’s what eats me up when I read stories where parents mistreat innocent children. Luckily I do have two children already but lots of couples out there don’t have that blessing. There are lots of things that need a shake up in social services if I’m honest, but with foster carers like you it makes the whole sorry affair a better place. You make a difference to the children that need the love more than anyone. Keep up the good work Cathy….and I will keep reading your books. Best Wishes
Leanne, UK, 30/08/2012
Hi Ms. Glass, Up until 2 months ago, I had absolutely no motivation to read at all. I recently turned 14 and in the last 5 weeks I have read Cut and Hidden, and have started Damaged tonight. Before that I had never read a book cover to cover! Since reading your books I’ve looked at everything so differently, the biggest being appreciating my parents a lot more. I also want to be a foster carer when I grow up, you make it sound so easy, but I bet it’s hard! Reading Dawn’s story made me realize you can get all different types of kids and made me more open minded. Your books are honestly amazing and I haven’t been able to put them down. On Saturday I am buying ‘ A Baby’s Cry, The Saddest Girl in the World’ and one more. I am going to Europe for 7 weeks and want a few books to read, obviously all yours! Thank you for writing your books because they have really made me read, and my friends and family are seeing a more mature change in me. Xx
Hi Cathy. I wrote to you a couple times a long time ago, just after I read Damaged. Well I just got a Kindle and my friend downloaded a couple more of your books. I am so glad he did, I really enjoy your books, I can’t wait too read the new one coming out next month. I think Damaged is still my favorite book though. Well I hope you and your family are doing well. I am glad that you put in the book about Alice how you shared a little bit more information on Lucy. Sorry for how my message turned out, I am doing it from my phone and it is being weird. Thank you for sharing your amazing stories. 🙂 Best wishes
Hi Cathy, I think your books are bloody amazing and very sad but in a polite way. I have read Damaged, The Night the Angels Came, The Saddest Girl in the World, Cut, I Miss Mummy and Mummy Told Me Not To Tell, and A Baby’s Cry. I have just received My Dad’s a Policeman in the post. I am collecting all yours book and would advise people to read them as they are very good. I could sit and re-read them all again. Thanks again.
Kamara, UK, 28/08/2012
Hey Cathy, hope you are fine. I’m reading your book “I Miss Mummy” and I am delighted.
Hi Cathy, your books are so heartfelt and inspiring, thank you for sharing your journey. xx
Kaye, Australia, 24/08/2012
I have just finished A Baby’s Cry. I have no idea how you do your job. I really do admire you and will be reading many more of your books. This book has made me cry the most 🙁 I don’t know if they are sad or happy tears! I really do think Harry’s mum should have stayed in better contact with you after all that you had done for her and him. I can’t wait to move on to my next book of yours. Keep up your good work and I hope Adrian and Paula are still as tough as they were in the book I’ve just read.
Sam, UK, 23/08/2012
I thoroughly enjoyed My Dad’s a Policeman. I can relate to it, as I work with children with home environment issues. Thank you for writing this short story. It’s certainly an eye opener for many and to know there can be a positive outcome when in care. I felt sad to read about their mum, but happy they all got together. I write this, as I now GCSE results come out today and hope Tommy did well. Thank you for the read.
Dear Cathy, I’ve just finished reading the Sinhala translation of Damaged. And I appreciated your hard work and great job to understand Jodie correctly. You are a wonderful carer and I commend you on your time spent with Jodie. Keep on writing. I wish you and your family all the best for the future.
Shamila, Sri Lanka, 22/08/2012
Hi Cathy I was wondering when your new books are due for release and can I pre-order yet? Many thanks
Sarah, UK, 21/08/2012
CG: Hi Sarah, Yes, you can pre-order both books following the links on my website. Both books are due for release on 15th September but I know from past experience that often those who have pre-ordered receive the books early.
Dear Cathy, I’d like to thank you for the lovely books you’ve written. My mother has almost all of them, and is in the process of buying the rest. She looks after them very well, and covers bookmarks in perfume to use in the books so that they smell beautiful. Thank you
Carly, Australia, 21/08/2012
I have read all of your books up to date, absolutely love them all. Can’t wait for the new ones in September! Is there a specific date in September for release? Thanks very much. .
Tracey, Bournemouth, England, 21/08/2012
CG: Hi Tracey, Thanks. I have two books out in September: Another Forgotten Child and Happy Mealtimes For Kids. Both are scheduled for release on 15th September and can be pre-ordered following the links on my website
Hi, I was just researching some of your books and came across your email address!! I have to say I absolutely LOVE your books! They are fantastic and very well written!! I am currently reading Damaged!! Thanks
Koa, Australia, 20/08/2012
I have read “Damaged” and thought it was an amazing book which really opened my eyes. Well done on all the great work that you do and to your family who are so supportive and also have such kind hearts too. So glad to hear that Jodie was placed with a family after such an unfair start; I hope that the sun always shines for her for the rest of her life.
Binal, UK, 19/08/2012
Hello Cathy, I am 18 and I was in love with your book. First I decided to write you to congratulate you and tell you how much I think you’re a good person. I did not know your books, until I bought one, I read “Damaged”. As I am French I read the French translation called ” Violentée”. I found this book very excellent it was sad, touching, impressive, shocking and so on. Once I start to read, I entered in the history, we can’t hardly cope. I was sickened by what monsters have done to Jodie, sad life was for her. I can’t imagine one “sentimental person” do that things. You did an excellent work with Jodie. I look forward to read another of yours books
Coralie, France, 18/08/2012
Hi again Cathy, I must admit that it has been quite a while since I read any book, however I picked up ‘The Night the Angels Came’ at about ten o’clock this morning, and have just put it down. I had totally forgotten how amazing, emotional and inspiring your books are. I look forward to your latest book, it comes out just on my birthday, so thanks! P.S I now follow you on twitter
Hello Cathy, I am currently in the process of trying to read all your books before I go back to uni and so far I’m reading about 1 a day so I think I’m doing pretty well! Your books are absolutely amazing, a lot of the time I find it hard to believe that the stories are true! I am currently training to be a primary school teacher and I feel that your books have really opened my eyes to what some children go through. I think they will help me to look for signs of abuse or neglect. I also feel that your books have helped me become more aware about how to deal with difficult children and also how to help children who are upset or angry. Thank you so much for sharing the stories!
Charlotte, Cheshire, UK, 17/08/2012
Hello Cathy, I just want to begin by telling you how much I admire your books and how much they have made an influence in my life. I’m sure that many people send you emails and you are not able to reply to many but, if you get the chance to read this then I just want to tell you that because of you, I have been inspired to write a novel of my own. I’ve started to write it but I would love to have home professional help and as your books caught my eye, I couldn’t think of any other author better than you. I hope to hear from you,
Sara M, UK, 16/08/2012
Hi Cathy, Firstly, I would like to say that I have read a few of your books and have just finished ‘A Baby’s Cry’. Your books really touched me and have often brought a tear to my eyes, a lump in my throat; they have made me laugh and smile too. Many thanks
Isis, UK, 15/08/2012
Your books are amazing! I am reading all of them. Just finished The Night the Angels Came. I cried so much as it reminded me of when my granddad died of cancer 10 years ago.. You are a true inspiration x
Cathy, I’ve just finished reading ‘A Baby’s Cry’ and felt I had to write; not only to express how touching your story was, but how much it made me realize what amazing attributes yourself (and other) foster carers have, and just how difficult the role is in terms of attachment and making it work alongside ‘biological family’ life. In all my roles of employment I’ve been strongly passionate and advocated for improving the lives of children in care, but since working for Fostering and Adoption Services have somewhat missed feeling that passion, and missed having that direct case work/child contact I had in my previous roles. However, since reading your book, I’ve realized that I’m equally passionate about recruiting, and importantly retaining, excellent quality foster carers, in order to provide the best outcomes for children. Will continue to read your books for as long as you write. Inspirational and empowering.
Bev, Australia, 14/08/2012
Hello Cathy. I have just read 2 of your books “I Miss Mummy” and “Damaged”. And I think that they are brilliant. I finished both of them within 3 days. I couldn’t put them down and I would recommend them to anyone. Keep on writing. Nobody actually realizes what has happened to children that get put into care. It has really opened my eyes.
Hi Cathy, I have read most of your books and cannot put them down once I get started. I have just finished reading A Baby’s Cry and I cannot begin to imagine what it must have been like for Rihanna at that time, but also what it must have been like for you, Paula and Adrian. The unconditional love, patience and support you have shown all of the children you have looked after is inspirational. I wish you and your family all the best for the future.
Dear Cathy, I have just finished reading Mummy Told Me Not To Tell about a little boy called Reece. It was wonderful even though it was sad at times. I smiled a lot to myself just hearing his little voice in my head, I just wanted to hug and protect him. Again you have written a fantastic book that captures the hearts of your readers and pulls hard on the heart strings. I feel I can relate to you as a lot of how you deal with these children is just how I would. Thank you again. Kind Regards
Hi Cathy, just started reading your books and I think they are really brilliant. I’ve read A Baby’s Cry and The Night the Angels Came. Thank you, you’re inspirational.
Katrina K, 12/08/2012
Hi Cathy, love your books. I would love to meet you one day. Wish you and your family all the best. I was so happy by the ending of Hidden.
Dear Cathy, I just read Damaged in two days and couldn’t put it down! It was a great read and I would recommend it to anyone. You are a wonderful carer and I commend you on your time spent with Jodie. I was glad to hear that she has settled with a permanent family. Wish you the best!
Hi Cathy, I would just like you to know that I am really loving your books. They are amazing. You have changed so many children’s lives for the better. I am proud of you, your children, your family home and the work you do. Hope to hear from you soon. I am looking forward to your new books in Sept.
Christine B, 12/08/2012
Dear Cathy, I love to read your books, as I am trying to make sense of my own childhood. I keep thinking that one of your books will have the answers that I am looking for. I am up to date with your books at the moment and await the next. I read them on an e reader as my eyesight is severely impaired. I was in the system as a child and lived with foster parents, which wasn’t always good. I did not go to mainstream school as my sight was damaged; when I read your books it puts me in touch with those awful feelings that I experienced. The institution I was in was austere and controlling, no toys and no talking and walk in single file. All control was taken away from you, more like a borstal, you were robbed of your childhood. Keep up the good work, it is inspiring. My sister and I came from a family much like the family homes that you speak about. Sorry to be so glum. From a follower of your books.
Margaret V, UK, 11/08/2012
Dearest Cathy, The Night the Angels Came shows that having faith does help. I really wanted Michael to remain with you, even though he will have a wonderful life with Coleen and Eamon. I am so pleased you had a strong bond with Patrick. You two were very close soul mates. I wished that you could have had more time together. I felt I was reading a love story, but understand why Pat did as he did. Cathy you are remarkable and inspiring. I am a 47, would you foster me! I firmly believe in life after death and we are put here for a purpose! Pat will be looking down on you and playing games moving things I feel sure. Faith carries you through; just think that he is only next door. Thank you for reading my email. I can visualize the tenderness as he looked into your eyes. He had a love for you which was so real. You will meet with him again I know it. And do you know what he will say: hey what took you so long! You know how to keep a man waiting. God bless you, Cathy
Linda, UK, 10/08/2012
Cathy Glass, Well where do I start? You are such an inspiration, I want to be like you and have the strength to foster such amazing kids. I have read your books Damaged, I Miss Mummy, Hidden, Cut, The Night the Angels Came and The Saddest Girl in the World. They have brought tears to my eyes. You are amazing and I don’t think you quite know it. For me to meet you one day would be a pleasure. I also have my upmost respect for your children Adrian, Paula and of course Lucy. I’d love to read many more of your books as they inspire me so much. I do hope to hear back from you but I do know that you get a lot of these so I wish you all the best and take care. I can’t thank you enough for the things you have done to those children’s lives, especially the little girl in Cut and Damaged. I cried the most at The Night the Angels Came. My heart goes out to all these children.
Jena, 17, Scotland, 10/08/2012
Hi Cathy just wanted to say what a wonderful lady you are. Your books are amazing. Please reply if you have the time thank you x x x
Dear Cathy, I’m from Russia. I’ve recently read your book Damaged. My husband and I were absolutely horror-struck by the story and couldn’t sleep all night or help crying. What helps you to see kindness and beauty in people and the world while facing so much cruelty? Thank you ever so much for what you do. With kindest regards
Julia, Russia, 09/08/2012
Hi Cathy, I am currently a Teaching Assistant at a High school dealing with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties. I have just finished reading your book “Damaged” and was hooked, you are an inspiration. The first book I read of yours was “Hidden” which I read in less than two days as I could not put it down. I am now searching more of your books online to read as the two mentioned were enthralling and has left me with nothing but admiration, pride and respect for you. I think it’s amazing and very therapeutic for people, makes us realize how lucky we are. Thank you ever so much,
Hi Cathy, I have just finished reading the inspirational story of baby Harrison, (A Baby’s Cry). Keep up the good work, you’re a truly amazing woman!!
Beccie, UK, 07/08/2012
Dear Cathy, I love reading your books, you truly are an inspirational woman. All of the stories make me cry. Keep up the good work and can’t wait to read the next one in September.
Jane, UK, 06/08/2012
Cathy, My Dad’s a Policeman is the first book I have read of yours and I could not put it down. I also had to find out what happened to Ryan and am pleased that he has done well. I felt so sad for the children that their mum died, especially as she had managed to turn her life around, but so glad Ryan and Tommy had you in their lives.
Cathy S, UK, 06/08/2012
Hi Cathy, my Mum asked me what I would like for Christmas. I thought for ages and then said I would like the latest book by the author Cathy Glass. I used to read a lot when I was younger but after having two children (who are now grown up,) I didn’t get a lot of time to read a good book quietly to myself. I picked up the book ‘Damaged’ last year and gave myself ‘me time’ to read. I couldn’t put it down. It was such a compelling read and I so wanted a happy ending. My Mum didn’t just buy me one of your books but 6 of them for Christmas! I have read ‘The Night the Angels Came’ – very sad but nice that Michael found happiness. I just wanted to say all the best to you in 2012, keep writing those fabulous books, and doing the wonderful job that you do as a foster carer. Kind Regards,
Helen A, East Yorkshire, UK, 04/08/2012
CG: Lost in cyberspace. Helen sent this email on 4th January and it arrived on 4th August
Hi Cathy, I felt I had to e-mail you after reading your book I Miss Mummy. I have worked with children with special needs for over 10yrs: children who have EBD (emotional and behavioural difficulties), autism and physical disabilities to name a few. The children who have EBD is usually a result of sexual or physical abuse the majority of the time. I often think of one particular boy who had autism with no communication. I knew he was being abused the marks and signs he showed were very upsetting knowing he could not speak made this worst for me. His parents were unable to accept his condition and believed he had the devil in him. I did all I could for him and filled out numerous cause for concern forms that were passed to social services. I made his time with me as fun and rewarding as possible he was only 4yrs old. He actually said my name one day the first word he ever said. Progress was happening and his behaviour was improving with me so much. Sadly as soon as social services were informed his parents pulled him out of school last I heard they have not opened there street door to any social worker. He hasn’t been to school in 2yrs! It upsets me so much, things in the social care system have to change. It isn’t the first time that social services have been informed and then the parents have taken there child out of the school. It is awful.Thanks for your time
I’m a social worker and a past client’s mother gave me one of your books (Damaged) after I had taken her child. He got adopted because she wasn’t able to provide for him. She said me doing that made her finally straighten up. I’ve read several of your books and love them. So far I’ve read Damaged and Hidden, have 3 more of your books but will have them all before long. Thanks Renee.
Renee T, USA, 04/08/2012
Dear Cathy, I have read one of your books ‘The Night The Angles Came’. It inspired me and showed me how lucky I was. I too was once in foster care here in Ireland after my Father died. I was four months old and my mother was unable to support and care for me. Whilst I was reading your book I tried to put myself in Michael’s position and it showed me how lucky I was to have what I have. I hope to write too because I would like the world to know what it is like in care. Thank You,
Stephen, Ireland, 04/08/2012
Hello Cathy I just don’t know where too start, but will start off by saying that I love your books. I haven’t read so many books this year, as I have yours. I start one book and have too force myself too close it and go and get something to eat or to rest my eyes. I have every one of your books except for “My Dad’s a Policeman”. My mother was also a care giver in Nova Scotia, Canada during the time of my teenage years. She did it for a short few years, but with her father living with us, she felt she could not look after him and the children as well. My hat goes off to you and your family for what you are doing. I know it’s not an easy job and very frustrating at times as well. Hope that you come too Canada one day and we will be able too meet. Take care and keep up the wonderful job. Your friend,
Christine, Canada, 03/08/2012
Hi Cathy, I’m nearing the end of another of ur books, A Baby’s Cry. And already I cannot stop crying. It must be so hard to say goodbye to a little baby after nursing him from birth, but I am also happy at the ending. I have studied childcare and have worked with children for nearly 5 years now. I also have two gorgeous nephews and love them very dearly, it would break my heart to be separated from them. You must be a very strong woman. I find all of your stories very touching. You are an inspiration. I hope one day I can help children as much as you do.
Jenny, 22, 02/08/2012