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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Dear Cathy, I just had to email you and tell you I love your books, they bring a tear to my eyes. I had twins adopted and it hurts everyday. I do not get to see them and I cant imagine if they will come and find me or not. I was young when I had them, I was only 16, and had them taken from me when I was 18 because of an ex boyfriend. I have had another baby who is still living with me. Reading your books helps me understand how my kids are being brought up. They should be very happy. It hurt having them taken from me but reading your book A Baby's Cry made me realize it hurt everyone in my family. I believe you did as much as you could to help Harrison. I wasn't as lucky as my kid's foster parents did not like me and found it in their power to keep my kids away from me. I believe you are an excellent author, I wish I could write a book and tell the world how much it hurts to lose a child, but I am rubbish at all this type of thing. Hope to hear back from you soon. Yours sincerely
Sandi, UK, 28/01/2013
Hi Cathy, I've just finished reading The Night the Angels Came. How sad, I feel for you as you were going through so many different emotions. You're a strong person. I know it happened many years ago, but I hope you still have Patrick's text message and read it when you're feeling low. God bless you Cathy. Take care love
Hi Cathy, I'm 15 and I just want to say I admire you for taking care of all these kids. You are truly inspirational. I'm not the type to read books but I'm proud to say that you are my favorite author. You are a wonderful author and an amazing person. I think your are my hero. At school we had to think of who's my hero and I said you because you have taking care of a lot of kids. You have helped them out that's why you are my hero :)
I truly love your books, they always bring a tear to my eye at the end. Keep up the good work. You are truly inspirational x
Karan, UK, 26/01/2013
Hi Cathy, just to say my friend's son & his partner have just had a wee boy. Fed up with his side & her side fighting over names they asked me what I liked. Your book, A Baby's Cry, came to mind so he is now called Harrison.
CG: Wonderful! It's a lovely name. Please pass on my best wishes to the family. x
What a massive impact you have had in my life over the last year or so. You have taught me to respect my foster parents and previous ones. What a wonderful person you are. You have inspired me and I hope to turn out like you one day xxxxx
Chantelle T, 23/01/2013
Cathy, you have written some the most amazing stories that need to be told. I just finished Damaged and I can't get Jodie out of my head. I just started I Miss Mummy and I see the foster care system at its worse so far. Thank you for being a carer and writing about these brave children!! I cannot wait to read more of your novels for sure.
Nila S, 23/01/2013
Hi Cathy, I have just read your books Damaged and Another Forgotten Child and I truly think their amazing. I didn't have the best childhood yet it wasn't the worst, but reading your books made me realize the things I went through were wrong and it shouldn't have happened. I can not wait to read the rest! Thank you for opening up my eyes. I hope one day I can be a foster carer and help children who need it. Yours gratefully
Kimberley B, UK, 23/01/2013
Hi Cathy, I came across your books while I was in a bookstore at our children's hospital, named Kandang Kerbau hospital. After reading the summary of A Baby's Cry, I cannot resist to take the book. I'm looking forward to reading more of your books! Keep on writing coz I'm so eager to read it. Love from Singapore. Kind regards,
Saliza S, Singapore, 23/01/2013
Hi Cathy, I've read nearly all of your books and cant thank you enough for making people realize how tough life can be for children in care. I grew up in a similar environment to some of your foster children and can strongly relate to how they feel and why they find it such a struggle to confide in people. You're a fantastic author and I can't wait to read more of your books! Many thanks
Kirsty, UK, 21/01/2013
Hi, I love reading your books, I was just wondering if you might be writing anymore any time soon. Many thanks
CG: Thanks. My next book is out in April.
Hello, I just finished your 'Cut' book. I just have to say wow! I am a 55 year old married man and, on a whim, I got a Kindle sample of the book. I was immediately drawn into the story and had to finish it. I will recommend my wife read it. Thanks and good luck.
Don W, Philadelphia, USA, 20/01/2013
Hi after reading your books I am interested in looking into jobs about helping children. I have been in touch with a lady from Childline so will take it from there and see where it will lead. Thanks again for such good books, brill that kids in your stories have someone like you
Lou, UK, 19/01/2013
Dear Cathy, I am currently working my way through your books. Although they are heartbreaking they are fascinating and I could easily read one in a day. (I have actually). You are an amazing lady, so inspiring and your children sound delightful. I have just finished reading about Harrison and I checked your website for an update on him. I am a mother to a nine year old boy, desperately hoping for another child. I am a stay at home mum and I used to love to write too. I thought I would start a novel in my spare time.
Z Holmes, Nottinghamshire, UK, 18/01/2013
Dear Cathy, I have just finished your book Damaged. Again it brought a tear to my eye and pain in my heart that a child could have been treated the way Jodie had. You showed that there are caring people out there, again you opened your heart and your home to another child that needed help. You are an inspirational woman Cathy. Jodie as the title says was a very Damaged child but you didn't give up on her, you did as much as you could. It is great to hear that Jodie is doing well and living with a new family. I only wish there was more people in this world like you and less people like Jodie's parents and some of the other horrid people in your books. I have read all your books to date and look forward to your next one. Keep up your great work with those children and sharing there stories in your wonderful books. God bless you Cathy Glass and also God Bless to Adrian, Lucy, Paula and all the Children you have helped through the years. Lots of Love
Martin M, North Devon, UK, 18/01/2013
Dear Cathy, I have just finished reading Cut at my desk at work. I was so close to the end I couldn't help but finish. Nothing like a good cry at your desk. Truly, a touching story. I only have The Girl in the Mirror left to read! I noticed a new book is coming out in April. I hope you and your family are well and enjoyed your Christmas. Reading your books makes me miss England and reminds me of holidays I used to come and visit my granddad and go to M&S for custard creams and white chocolate buttons! All the best
Cathy, Canada, 17/01/2013
Hi Cathy, After spending November 2012 with a friend working on a Christmas appeal to raise money to provide Christmas presents to Western Australia's most neediest and abused children who are either in therapeutic care or fostered I became aware of the lack of funding for social services facilities in providing care for our most vulnerable children. I happened to be at my local book store before Christmas and came across your book “Another Forgotten Child”. I bought the book and read it within 6 hours. I was so moved. I immediately went back to my local shop and bought “Damaged”. I was so thankful and grateful that there were amazing people who are so wonderful in this world who are willing to be a positive and wonderful role model for these beautiful children. My husband bought me an iPad for Christmas with the purpose of downloading your books. I admit that I read 8 of your books over 2 weeks. I am hoping to become more involved in children and youth care this year and help support our most vulnerable children through fundraising and support. I admire your dedication and support of these children. I hope that eventually I will be blessed with the patience and dedication to foster children in the near future. Love from
Alex B, Australia, 17/01/2013
Dear Cathy, What can I say? Truly you are an inspirational woman. I have nearly read all your books, just read 'A Baby's Cry" and now finishing 'The Night the Angels Came'. They are my favourite two, especially the last one. Oh how I cried. I felt I had known Pat and Michael and I was hoping you two could get together (lol). I hope you carrying on writing more and more as I do not normally read but I cannot put your books down. Regards
Shelley, UK, 15/01/2013
Hello Cathy, Today, I came across 'Damaged' and while reading it for the second time, I had to hold myself back from crying. When reading your books I feel as though I can feel your pain, your frustration, exhaustion. I have read other foster parents books, and none of them compare to yours. Cathy, you have inspired me to become a foster carer, or a teacher or a lawyer, because I know in these positions I can help children. I also wanted to praise you on the excellent job you did raising your children, Paula, Adrian and eventually, Lucy. Even from a young age they were always willing to help, they were understanding, and they seem like the perfect children. You are a very lucky woman to be blessed with such a gift, to help children in ways no other carer can, and for that, more than fifty children are very grateful. And because of your books, you are changing things around the world. You are making more of a difference than you probably realize. You are a wonderful, lovely, incredible woman. I look up to you. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Kind regard, and much love and respect,
Hi Cathy My birthday just passed and for the first time my son who is 18 bought me a b-day present. That b-day present was a kindle. As I learned how to use it I found I could sample books, without this I may never have discovered you. You are the reason it was the best gift I ever had. I love your writing style. You are so real, you have touched my life, and this e-mail proves it. I have never done anything like this before. I just had to let you know. You have inspired me to write for real, not just for myself anymore. I am writing now with the intention of wanting others to read what I have to say, and hoping they want to. I have already finished two of your books and intend to read them all. Thank you.
Dayna, US, 14/01/2013
Hi there Cathy your books r just fantastic. My mother & I cannot stop reading them. I recently took care of a 16yr old girl for 9mths while her family sorted their lives out. It has taught me that patience, generosity, kindness, love & peace is in every child, you just have 2 find it.
Kim & Marlene, South Africa, 14/01/2013
Hi Cathy, I read The Night the Angels Came in less than two days, as usual once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. I think you are an amazing woman for what you do for the children and you have a heart of gold. Going to start A Baby's Cry now. Best wishes
Paul, Milton Keynes, UK, 12/01/2013
I'm 13 years old and I have been hooked to your books in the past few months. I stared reading Hidden then Damaged then I couldn't put them down. Once I had read one I needed to read the others. Once I read of your books in 2 days. It was that good (Another Forgotten Child). I am half way through reading Cut. I think you're an amazing woman that has been though so much over the years.You're truly inspirational. Can't wait for your new book this year.
Megan, UK, 11/01/2013
Hi Cathy! I am writing to ask that you please add me to your mailing list. I just discovered your books recently and so far have read six and about to start Another Forgotten Child. I love your work and I so admire you for what you do. Please don't stop writing! I won't know what to read if you do. My best wishes to you and your family! Happy 2013! Sincerely,
Rita M, Dallas, Texas, USA, 11/01/2013
Hi Cathy, I've almost finished your book about Jodie, its one of the worst I've read, poor girl, it made me cry a little too. I hope to work with children in the future. I hope you're still fostering, you're amazing. I'm now considering fostering in the future when I'm financially stable. Hope you get back to me.
Hi Cathy. I started reading your books over 3 years ago. I love the work that you do and what you do for all the children you foster, I was in foster care myself when I was younger due to me not wanting to go to school, because of what happen while I was in school. The school would not address this and thought I was lying and the cops never believed me so I just wouldn't go to school. I ended up in foster care but to this day I talk to my foster mother and I enjoyed being with her. When I was there she was more of a mother to me than my own mother. About 2 years ago I was told by my doctor that I have PTSD because of the things that happen to me when I was younger and living with my mother. It all came back to me and now it's hard to talk to my mother because of the trauma she put me through as a child. I have four children now and I would love to do what you do and foster children cause I know what some of them have gone through. I wish you the best.
Josette, New York, US, 10/01/2013
I recently discovered your books and I am going through them very fast. They are extremely gripping and eye opening. So far the story that put a tear in my eye and sent shivers up my spine was Damaged. Jodie's behaviour shocked me at first but not as much as the story behind it all. It was so sad to think she never really stood a chance and the ever lasting damage that the abusers left her with. I think she is such an amazing person and I hope she is happy what ever she is. She most deferentially deserves it! I was aware that such abuse goes on and can affect how a person lives their adult life but I didn't realize the extent of the damage. I couldn't possible begin to imagine how a parent could do something to their child and not have any remorse about it, it's simply evil. Lucky there are people out there like you who can help children in bad situations. You're an inspiration and I cannot wait for your next book to come out! :-) Many thanks for taking the time to read my email. Best New Year wishes to you and your family
Hi Cathy, I think your books are amazing! Me and my group of friends can't stop reading them after they were recommended to us last week. Many thanks and well done for all the good that you do!
Sophie, UK, 09/01/2013
Hi, I've read all your books and am a huge fan of your work, you really do seem like a brilliant foster carer! I hope you continue to write more wonderful books, I'm 22 and care for adults with all kinds of disabilities, which I love. It has been a very rewarding career over the past 3 years, but since reading your books I would really like to become a foster carer. I know it won't be easy but think I would be good at it and would love to try and make a difference. I hope you get a chance to read this as I'm sure you're a very busy lady! You really are an inspiration to me and probably many more. Many thanks.
Kerry B, UK, 08/01/2013
My partner has read all your books and enjoys reading them. They are also helping her to understand some of my ghosts from my childhood through being taken from my father as a toddler and being raised by abusive foster carers .I found out as an adult that my dad died when I was 21 and never got to meet him. Thanks for raising the issues children in care face. I hope that more decent people become foster parents because of your books.
Damien, UK, 08/01/2013
Hi Cathy, I've recently read 'Cut' and I was immediately absorbed into the book. I've never really enjoyed reading until I found some samples of your books on an app on my phone, and straight away I wanted to go and get the full books. After I had finished 'Cut' I found 'Another Forgotten Child' which I could not put down. These stories have really touched me and I wish I had the strength to be able to do what you do. You give the children you foster the best second chance in life. I really admire your work. Through reading these two books, I feel like I know you and your family, because of the way you tell these stories. Both of the books have bought all kinds of emotions to me. When it came for the children to leave you and your family I cried, I feel I knew them. To let them go must be truly heartbreaking for you and your family. I will be continuing to read your other stories. You are the best author I have ever come across, and I am truly obsessed with your books. I can't wait for your new book to be released in April! I hope you and your family the best for 2013, please never stop writing, you're amazing! All the Best,
Charlotte, UK, 07/01/2013
Hi Cathy, Je m'appelle Fabienne et je suis une maman Française d'une petite fille de 20 mois. je viens de finir votre livre sur Jodie et je suis très impressionnée par votre travail qui est, oh combien ingrat finalement au regard du bien etre des enfants. Je vous souhaite une très belle année 2013, avec tous les voeux que vous souhaitez pour vos "protegers". Nous ne vous connaissions pas en France, c'est grâce à France loisirs, que votre livre "Damaged" a été traduit et édité ! Ma soeur, ma belle-soeur, ma nièce et moi, avons lus ce récit poignant et déroutant avec beaucoup de sympathie et d'encouragement pour votre metier.
Hi Cathy, My name is Fabienne and I am a mother of a French girl 20 months. I just finished your book Damaged and I am impressed by your work and for your regard for the well being of the children. I wish you a happy new year and for your children. Thanks that our book "Damaged" was translated into French. My sister and my niece and I have read this poignant story. We send sympathy and encouragement.
Fabienne, France, 06/01/2013
I started reading your books just before Christmas as I bought one on Amazon.
It was so amazing that I have now read 5 of them and on my 6th. I have bought all of them. I used to work in a children's home so have some knowledge of your 'role'. The books are realistic and heartwarming, although often heartbreaking.
Hello Cathy, I am not sure if you'll ever see this but I just wanted to say I admire you for taking care after all these kids. You are truly inspirational. I can proudly say I am your biggest fan from Egypt. I am also proud to say that you are my favorite author. I really can't put it into words how much I was inspired reading your books. I'm only 14 but it touched my heart. I see myself in every one of the children you write about. I have luckily run away from that horrendous childhood of mine. Even though memories I prefer to stay Hidden come back to me when I read your books, I still keep reading cause it shows me that there are people like you out there in this cruel world. People who are so caring, so loving and so patient. People who are so kind hearted, so strong, so considerate. Thank you for showing me that people like you exist. For teaching me that I should not give up because there is always a happy ending. Love,
A very inspired Egyptian teenager, Egypt, 06/01/2013
Hi Cathy, I have just finished reading "The Night the Angels Came" which I have read in one day. I have never been particularly religious but I'm respectful of other people's views and admire their commitment to faith. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, and you were meant to meet Patrick and Michael. You say how he touched you and changed your life. Through your beautiful writing I feel you have helped tell his story and touch the hearts of the reader. I feel so thankful tonight going to bed that I have my beautiful son and a boyfriend who shares so many of Patrick's good qualities. I've lost both my Dad and my Aunt to cancer and this story helped me to feel close to them. Remembering their courage and love for their family and appreciating the pain they had having to say goodbye. I wanted to thank you and Patrick for giving me a new perspective on life you truly are an inspiration. I'm looking forward to reading another of your books tomorrow.
A thankful reader, 05/01/2013
Dear Cathy, I have read about 5 of your books after I picked up 'Cut' and started reading. I just wanted to thank you for writing in a way that makes me have hope that even though some people can act in unspeakable ways there are others whose kindness has more effect. My cousins are in care and knowing people like you are taking care of them makes me worry less. You're books and care of children inspired me to want to foster or help kids once I am old enough. Love,
Hi Cathy, I came across your books on my Kindle and have thus far read three. You are truly an angel for those you have cared for. I cried for you and your children at the ending of "A Baby's Cry".
Hi Cathy, I just want to take this opportunity to say that you are a true inspiration. I have read all of your books over and over again. I just can't seem to stop reading! I was absolutely hooked on your books after I read "Cut". If you could get back to me that would mean the absolute world to me. You are truly amazing, please never stop writing! Sincerely your biggest fan.
Chloe R, UK, 04/01/2013
Hi, Cathy. Happy New Year to you, and wishing you a healthy and happy 2013! Guess what was under the tree from my husband? "Another Forgotten Child". I just finished reading it. Mesmerizing. You have such a patient and effective way with children that brings out the best in them, to change their lives around. Susan certainly was intimidating. Inexperienced social workers make it very difficult for you, such as the exchange at contact, and a dog to boot! I also finished "Mummy Told Me Not To Tell", another very moving book. The little picture of the boy on the front reminds me of our little grandson. You certainly have peaked my interest in "Damaged", that will be next on my list. So many little ones get lost in the system. We have an inquiry going on right now about a little two-year old girl who got lost in the system. She didn't make it. Very, very sad.
Kathy, Canada, 03/01/2013
Hello, I would like to say Another Forgotten Child is an AMAZING book! I'm obsessed! I currently have most of your books! ONE OF THE BEST AUTHOR EVER! Thank you for your time!
Hi Cathy, I have read 3 of your books so far, A Baby's Cry, Another Forgotten Child and this last weekend I read Run Mummy Run, on this one I hadn't got very far when bells started to ring in my head, and by the time I got to the incident where he left her in the woods the bells were pretty loud. I even wrote in the flyleaf that Mark had Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Dangerous, very Dangerous. I say this because I have been married for 23.5 years to a Narcissist, the only "up" side is that he has never been physically violent. We had a whirlwind relationship and married. In public he is Dr. Jekyll, Mr Nice Guy, everybody's friend, fun, helpful, an all round good egg. In private our daughter and I get Mr. Hyde. Sulky, moody, blows hot and cold and he keeps playing the same game but he has moved the goal posts or changed the rules but didn't bother to tell me. I have changed my behaviour, tiptoe on eggshells so as not to provoke him. An incident at a funeral 6 years ago sent me on a voyage of discovery and involved speaking to 2 of his 3 brothers, also searching out domestic violence, domestic abuse, verbal abuse etc, I came upon Narcissistic Personality Disorder and on reading various articles on symptoms it was like I had been slapped in the face, it fitted him like a glove. He used to swear at our daughter, tell her to f-off to her room, f-off out of his sight, told her she was too stupid to get to university and would end up working in McDonalds or stacking shelves in Tesco for the rest of her life. She started to self harm due to his treatment and was having counselling at school and now at college, we have been to CAMHS and she has her name down at the local youth counselling. I have been called a witch, the bitch wife from hell, I have been accused of draining the joint account dry, stealing, he has accused me of training our daughter for years to dislike him, I've been called a liar. But still in public he is Mr Nice Guy. I am finally divorcing him. It was like Aisha, it crept up like a thief in the night, I didn't see it coming, by the time I was aware of anything not being right, we had a mortgage and a child and it wasn't easy to walk away. My parents are both dead so I didn't have them to fall back on, so I just carried on, until I reached the point where I thought I don't want to live like this anymore and I don't want my daughter to live like this. And just like Aisha when she met Christine, if anyone had told me way back at the start exactly what kind of man he was I wouldn't have believed them. Please pass on my best wishes to Aisha, I am 100% behind her, she is a strong lady. Kind regards.
Denise, UK, 03/01/2013
Hi, I would like to start off by saying that you are a wonderful author and an amazing person. I love your books and have read a couple and have been searching the internet to order your other books. You and your writing are inspiring, I find once I have started one of your books I just cant put it down. Through reading your books I have found myself more confident in my writing, Not long ago I started a book about my childhood and never thought anything of it until I read one of your books. It made me feel much better about my life. How amazing it is to read that other people - half way round the world - go through the same things. I would like to thank you. I am 19 and hope to publish a book by 25 :) that's if it's good enough. My writing is no where near as good as yours but if I sell one book I would be happy. I look forward to hearing from you and also reading your new book which comes out in April! I'm so excited take care. Kind regards
I have just finished reading Another Forgotten Child. It's the 1st book of yours I have purchased. I work as a therapeutic parent in a residential care home which specializes in recovering children from their experiences of sexual abuse and neglect. Aimee's story touched me. The way you wrote about your experience of caring for her reflected many of my experiences and thoughts about the horrific things many children go through each day, and how difficult it can be caring for them. I am now purchasing a Kindle and will download all of your books to read! I hope to foster when I've had my own family. I hold my hands up to you. To be able to articulate the already extremely difficult job of caring for traumatized children is remarkable! I look forward to reading the rest of your stories.
Kat, UK, 02/01/2013
Hi Cathy, I just came in the office after my final year exam at Sri Lanka Law College. Accept my warm wishes for your happiness, success, health, wealth and peace of mind in da year 2013.
Shamila, Sri Lanka, 01/01/2013
Hi Cathy, well I just finished Hidden Cathy. Actually that's how I brought in the New Year, crying I was. But, oh my what a story, Cathy. I keep thinking every time I start a new book I will never like it as much as the one before. WRONG. Now I will have to if I have any more of your books. I now I have pr-ordered you new book for my kindle (can't wait). Well Cathy thanks again for the fabulous book. Going now to see if I have any more. I would also like to take this chance to wish you and your family a great new year.
Dear Cathy, I'm 14 and I have read three of your books and am now reading my fourth. I would like to say what you do is amazing and I love reading your books. After reading your books I have decided that I am going to foster when I am older. What you do and your books really are inspiring and I can't wait to read all your books when I get them. I really can't wait until I'm old enough to be a foster carer. You are an inspiring and amazing person. Hope you had a good Christmas and I hope you have a good 2013.xxx
Hi Cathy, I have just read yet another of your most interesting books.
The one about DAWN title Cut. A very sad story but also very good reading.
I was so pleased that the outcome was so positive and that you did get good feedback even if a bit late. But OOOH!!! What a life that poor child had in those early years, it's no wonder she shut it all out. Having been through sexual abuse I can easily see how she could burry all this. I can tuck mine away safely now thanks to some good counselling. But I can see the trauma that Dawn would have worked through and once you start it's all go until you emerge a new person.
Gladys, New Zealand, 30/12/2012
Hi Cathy, Over the years I have bought and read all your books! I just wanted to email you to say you are a truly inspirational person and the children you have looked after are very lucky to have had you as part of their lives. I'm sure you gave them a better future. Each of your books has brought me to tears but the happy endings made it worth while. How do you do all of this while bringing up your own children? I currently work in a nursery and started reading your books when I was doing my training. Your books helped me to realize what children go through and how people like you are there to help. Thank you so much for writing your books. They are inspirational as are you! Can't wait to read your next book! Happy New Year
Emma, UK, 29/12/2012
Dear Cathy, I am 12 years old. I have read 7 of your books and they have inspired me to want to become a child psychologist. So thank you and please keep writing. Yours Truly:
Hello Cathy! I just finished reading Damaged. I wanted to tell you how wonderful you are! Although I cried throughout the whole book I really appreciated how dedicated you are and couldn't imagine how rough it must have been. I pray that Jodie has found peace and that you be blessed. Thank You for sharing. I know that it probably took a lot out of you to write this story. I can't wait to read your other books! Happy New Year to you and your family!
Samantha E, 28/12/2012
Hey Cathy, I have read Mummy Told Me Not To Tell. Moving and sad story of Reece.
Patry, Poland, 27/12/2012
Hi Cathy, I've read a lot of you books and you are truly inspirational, however some situations are truly appalling. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. All the best for 2013. Just finished "I Miss Mummy" (read 4 of your books in 2 days)
Vicky, UK, 27/12/2012
Hi, I hope you and your family had a super Christmas. I had another one of your books Another Forgotten Child, can't wait to read it. All the best for 2013.Love
Hi Cathy, I have just finished Damaged. Oh my amazing. What that poor girl went through before she came to you and your family. You and your family are amazing to deal with this. Jodie was so lucky to have you. I just read the updates on her, she has done so well. But it was you that started it all. I hope you and the family had a wonderful Christmas, how are your family doing, not sure if there is anything on your site to say. I have now started Hidden and I am hooked already. Thanks again for your wonderful work.
Hi Cathy, I would just like to say how amazing your books are. I have never been in care but can relate to so many of your children. I have serious mental health issues and have been through things like rape and other serious mental health issues like self harm. I also have had two stays in mental health hospitals. I just want to say that your books have and are keeping me strong at the moment. Your am amazing woman and would love a small reply. It would make my year and next :) Kind regards and merry Christmas Love
Hi Cathy, I have just finished reading 'Another Forgotten Child'. An amazing book but so sad and emotional. Very close to tears after reading it I will definitely be reading your other books. You are an inspirational woman.
Dear Cathy, Hello I am one of your greatest fans. I am 11 years old and I love your books. I have read over seven of your books. I am in the middle of reading Damaged. I have always thought of you as a kind person and every book I read of yours makes me cry. I love the fact that you never give up on the child you are caring for and how you always make their life better. You are my favourite author and I have my bookshelf full of your books. I only have nine books but I am proud to show them off to my friends and explain what you do for a living and how you have helped/are helping various children in the past and present. Please reply because I will be very happy to have been sent an email from you. You are my hero
James K, UK, 25/12/2012
Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Hi, I got two of your books for Christmas - The Night the Angels Came and Another Forgotten Child. Thank you so much Cathy, you're an inspiration to many. I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas!
Happy Christmas and A Happy New Year. May all your dreams come true in 2013.
Have just finished your book "Another Forgotten Child" . It was simply amazing and touching. Never thought there are mothers that as kind as you. Hah. Looking forward to your other books. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Paula, Lucy and Adrian.
Liew, Malaysia, 24/12/2012
Hi Cathy, I have just read Damaged and I feel that there are many striking resemblance between Jodie and a girl I'm fostering, D, except D indulges in porn and glue sniffing. D has been transferred 3 times into different homes in 9 months plus. She is 7 years old. She doesn't have learning difficulties like Jodie but she often has split personalities Doctors suspect schizophrenia. Trips out are unimaginable and people stare. Sometimes I simply wanted to just pack her up and send her back to the social welfare but I can't bring myself to. Many times I have cried driving her home in the car when she starts hurling abuse at me and someone nasty possesses her. Most of the time she is withdrawn and quiet. I have been fostering her four months and the first month was such a horror. She refused to let me touch her and take showers. There were a couple of times when I caught her surfing porn sites after which I set the parental control. According to the social worker she has been exposed to these sites for the past 6 years of her life by her dad in order for her to perform the acts on strangers to act as an additional income to the family. It was simply devastating. I was really upset with the social welfare because they didn't provide me with 100% information about the child. After which, I had to find out on my own and demand them for a full report. At four months, D has just started to blend in with my family. She still has her tantrums and frequent night episodes, but I made it a point she sleeps beside me every night so that I can keep a lookout all the time. She is not violent but her words, masturbation acts and night episodes really wear me out. I hope she will be ok soon. Thanks for writing such a good book. I was desperate when my therapist (yes, I needed someone to talk to) introduced your book. I cried as I flipped the pages because I see myself in you. I'm not giving D up because she is innocent and I want to make her stop hurting. I hope she will open up to me someday and allow me to hold her close to me for comfort. Regards,
Flo, Australia, 24/12/2012
Have a very happy Christmas Cathy and a wonderful new year. Love to you, Adrian, Paula and Lucy, not forgetting any little ones you are caring for at the moment. You are a remarkable woman and deserve all the happiness in the world. Love
Cathy, not sure you will see this but just finished your book Damaged. Very good and I thank you sincerely for your unbelievable efforts.
Hi Cathy, I've read all of your books and your devotion and kindness to your fostered and own children never fail to move me. I am a single female living in Australia and I've always been interested in fostering. I understand it's a long process and can be quite tough at times but it's something I hold dear to me and cannot wait to become one. Thanks for all your inspiration, you are an amazing human. Have a great Christmas and a happy new year. Regards
Nichole, Australia, 24/12/2012
Hi Cathy, I come to read "Mummy Told Me Not To Tell". Very emotional story. Happy you could help Reece and he found a family with his aunt, uncle and sister. I hope he continues to be happy. I enjoy your books. I hope your other books will be edited in French so well. They are so well written. When I start one of your books, I can't stop me to read it. I wish a wonderful Christmas with your family and a very happy New Year. Big Hugs from France!!!
Marie-Claire, France 24/12/2012
Hi. I have read nearly all your books and can sympathize with some of the children. I too was a child in care as my mother's mental health was bad. I was moved 47 times in social services care, started self harming and was sexually and physically abused in care. Due to this the social services took my children from birth and got a court order to have them forcibly adopted. I'm not allowed to see them or have photos. The guardian ad litem was useless and my children's social worker was also my social worker as a child and also my sisters children's social worker before she got them forcibly adopted too. My children were advertised on the train and in a local newspaper with face pictures under the heading will you be my new mummy and daddy. I'm distraught. Maybe if I had a foster carer like you my life would be different today. I miss my children every day and I always wonder what they look like now and what they like doing. As I'm not allowed to contact them I'm keeping all the Christmas cards and birthday cards I got for them and the letters I've written, so if they decide to find me when they are older they will know I never forgot them. Take care Cathy. Enjoy your Christmas
CG: This is one of the saddest emails I’ve ever received.
Hi just reading Run Mummy Run again. I love all your books and have them all. Just wondering if there are any new books in the pipeline. Keep up the good work we all need educating, then maybe the horror will stop. Lots of love.
Dear Cathy, I had just bought a Nook eReader and after registering, began a book search on it. Your book Damaged popped up and I took a look out of curiosity. I downloaded it and began reading - and finished in one sitting. I can not begin to tell you what emotions and feelings I went through. Your book opened up a Pandora's box for me: a box I had to revisit to clarify things and to further understand what had happened and why. That is why I could not put it down until I finished it. I was crying at the end. Sometimes I can not believe we have such monsters in this world who prey upon the weak, the young in such an abusive manner. I give thanks to God that such people as yourself lovingly devote their lives to helping those that have been neglected and abused. May God continue to give you the strength and endurance needed to help others.
Linda, USA, 11/12/2012
I finished reading your book Damaged. I couldn't stop reading because it was so heartfelt, well written, and vivid. I admire your courage and patience. Working with children in foster care and working with the social service system have challenges. I'm impressed how well you handle yourself. I'm a social worker and it infuriated to read how Jodie's social worker was incompetent and uncompassionate. It so sad to know that people tend to find careers that don't fit them. I'm glad that I read your book. Your literary work was very inspiring. Thank you!
I have just finished your book I Miss Mummy. What an amazing book Cathy. I was sitting in my car (I am a home support worker and read if I get a few minutes in my car) and I couldn't stop crying, AMAZING. This one has been my favorite so far. I have just started reading book 3, not in order but don't think that matters).Cathy, you are one amazing lady, what you have done for theses kids WOW.I hope one day to get to meet you. You have wonderful caring children too. I can tell how much they have helped and supported you over the years. Look forward to your new book coming out next year. Cathy, a hug just for you.
Hi Cathy, I'm sure you are a very busy lady, but I'd love to hear back from you. I just want to say thank-you, thank-you so much for writing these amazing stories/experiences. They have helped me overcome a lot in my life, I have been a self-mutilator since I was around 6 or 7 years old. So far I have only read Cut, Damaged, A Baby's Cry and My Dad's a Policeman. I have recently brought a few more that I am starting on. My aunty introduced me to your books, in fact she introduced me to reading. The first book of yours I read was Cut. When she asked me what I would like to read I said anything that is 'screwed up' or true etc. and she offered me crime stories and I said no. That's when she showed me Cut. I couldn't believe that I finished it within a few days, from no reading experience, (at school I never made it through a book, even short stories) to finishing a book in 3 days. My Aunty said to me that maybe I like reading these types of books because I like to know there are worse off than my own situation. I failed school in high school and ended up going to a 'special needs school' for teenagers that couldn't cope with normal school for a number of different reasons. At that time in my life I was mentally ill so I was in and out of doctors everyday. Reading your books opened my mind to how far these children have come and still will come, how they have been able to move past horrendous times which I am trying to do. There is so much more I want to say but like I said earlier you are a very busy lady so I don't want to keep you. Thank-you for reading. Peace and joy,
Emily, Queensland, Australia, 09/12/2012
Hi Cathy, I saw your book on the shelf in Asda about Aimee - Another Forgotten Child. And I really seriously couldn't put the hook down. I'm not reading your books in order because Aimee's book is the one I read first, then I read Jodie's story because u mentioned her in Aimee's story. I've never read such heart felt books before in my life, and I was shocked and was in tears with Jodie story. I just finished reading Damaged and then at the end it said to come on your website to find out about Ryan's story. It's so good that's these kids have turned their lives around because of you and your help and support and love. I'm really looking forward to reading the other books, and I can not wait for your book in April 2013. I just want to say thank u so much for making a difference in these children's life when they needed it the most. You really are ONE IN A MILLION. To have the time with what u do and to be so strong at what u do. People give up at the 1st hurdle and I hope when they come across your book it helps them too. Also am very grateful to how you have the time to tell your stories whilst you still doing what you do. I will and I promise I will recommend your books to all my friends too. Keep up the good work and I wish u all the best for the future along side with ur kids whom have been your rock in your time of need. Lots of love
Hi Cathy, I hope you are well. I have just read your latest book about Aimee and again was very moved and touched. The work you do is amazing. Please do not stop writing! :) I hope Adrian, Paula and Lucy are well. Take care
Ben M, England, 06/12/2012
Hi Cathy, I wanted to tell you that I had came across your book Damaged in E books @ Barnes and Noble and decided that I just had to pick it up and for 2.99. I could not resist. This is the first time I have read a non fiction book about children that get taken from their homes and put in child services. I must say that this deeply moved me. I could not put the book down. It took me only 2 days to read it. My heart goes out to you and your family. You are truly doing an amazing job and you are truly amazing people. Words just cannot express what type of sick people there are in the world to be such monsters in hurting these innocent children and taking away their childhood and scarring them for life. It is so inhumane. I am happy that some of the children overcome the trauma and move on to become doctors. It is great to hear success stories. Thank you so much for sharing these stories. You are truly an inspiration. I wish you and your family nothing but the best for the new year. I will continue to buy your stories as they are truly gripping.
Dear Cathy I have never been a reader but over thanksgiving break my coach and good friend just started your book Damaged. She read a few lines to me and it really sparked my interest. When I got back to school I took out this book and from that point, could not put it down. And I can honestly say that this has never happened before. I finished the book in less than a week. I just wanted to say you have truly influenced me on so many levels. For someone who has gone through what Jodie had and even be as tough as Jodie was is incredible. For you to handle this was amazing on so many levels. You have really had an Impact on that little girl and me as well. If the world was filled with more people like you, imagine what it would be like. I'm sure you hear many these things a lot. Growing up was rough, but always knew the only way to change things is if you do it for yourself. The way that Jodie had been treated is something you changed and right from the start. What you do is incredible and if ever got the chance, would love to meet you, but until then, I look forward to starting a new book of yours, which one it will be, is still up in the air. Take care and Happy Holidays.
Mindy, USA, 05/12/2012
Hi Cathy, just wanted to congratulate you on your success. I am finding your books really insightful and useful. My husband and I have just had our panel hearing today and it was very positive. Looking forward to drawing from your experiences in our future fostering career. Thanks
Wow!!! I have only just become acquainted with Cathy Glass when I took out "I Miss Mummy" to read from my local library in Durban, South Africa. I couldn't wait to finish the book and now am sad that it is finished. Looking forward to finding and reading all the other stories. It definitely takes a special kind of person to do what you do which is equally rewarding and heartbreaking. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Regards
Cordy, South Africa, 04/12/2012
Hello, I just found Damaged & finished it in less the 24 hours, I couldn't put it down. It took all my restraint not to wake my girls up & bring them in bed just to have them close to me. Absolutely heart breaking. I can't wait to read your other books. God bless & merry Christmas!
Hi Cathy, I know you're a busy lady so if you do not get time to read this I understand. I had to tell you I love love love your books. Once I start them I can not put them down. I have just this minute finished A Baby's Cry after reading Another Forgotten Child. In the last year alone I have read the above and My Dad's a Policeman, The Girl in the Mirror and Damaged. They year before that I read The Night the Angels Came, Hidden, I Miss Mummy The Saddest Girl in the World, Cut, Run Mummy Run. I am about to now start Mummy Told Me Not To Tell. If there is any I have missed please say so I can purchase them. You are an inspiration. I know that you have thought about writing Lucy's story and I would like to here Paula and Adrian's in the sense of what they do now. Thanks for reading this and look forward to more books.
Bonjour, J'habite en france et je recherche vos livres traduits en français. J'en ai lu deux et vraiment ils sont fantastiques!! dès que je les ai je ne peux pas m'empêcher de les lire tout de suite. Merci de me dire si je peux en acheter d'autres en france et où. Cordialement
(Hello, I live in France and I search your books translated into French. I read both and they are really fantastic! As soon as I have them I cannot help but read them right away. Thank you. Cordially)
Sophie Q, France, 03/12/2012
Dear Cathy, I have read all your books and am always checking to see when your next one will be available to pre-order. Roll on April 2013! I love the fact that you put any updates of the children on your website! I have to say I find it hard to get into most books but yours I cannot seem to put down! You are a truly inspirational lady, the care and effort you clearly put into enhancing and enriching the lives of the children you fostered is amazing! I am a teacher and your books have helped me a lot particularly in understanding that bad behaviour is not always intended by children there can be an underlying reason for it. I hope that in the future I will be able to follow in your footsteps and become a foster carer!
Katie, England, 03/12/2012
Dear Cathy, I am an Australian who has just discovered your books. I have just read Damaged and Hidden and thought they were wonderful and very thought provoking. It is great to be able to go to your website and see how these kids are getting on. Usually after reading a true story book you are left wondering what happened to the people involved. I look forward to reading the rest of your books and will keep my eyes out for your new ones. Thank you
Caroline R, Australia, 02/12/2012