Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|The Girl in the Mirror||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Run, Mummy, Run||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Short Stories
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
|Damaged||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hidden||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Cut||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Saddest Girl in the World||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Happy Kids||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|I Miss Mummy||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Mummy Told Me Not to Tell||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Night the Angels Came||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Happy Adults||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Baby's Cry||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Another Forgotten Child||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Happy Mealtimes for Kids||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Will You Love Me?||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Please Don't Take My Baby||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Will You Love Me?: Part 1 of 3||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Will You Love Me?: Part 2 of 3||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Will You Love Me?: Part 3 of 3||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|About Writing and How to Publish||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Daddy's Little Princess||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Child Bride||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Happy Kids & Happy Mealtimes||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Saving Danny||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Girl Alone||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Silent Cry||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|No Happy Ending?||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Can I Let You Go?||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Cathy Glass is an author who has made a notable name for herself writing about specific social issues related to children. Being a foster care provider for more than two decades, she is qualified to speak on the subject of children in the foster care system. In addition to one adopted child and her own two birth children, Glass has cared for more than 150 children over the years. She has helped to nurture various children of all ages and different backgrounds, including some of the most physically, mentally, and emotionally abused children in the UK area where she resides. These vulnerable children are the subject of Cathy Glass books that have managed to capture the hearts of readers everywhere.
Cathy the Mom
Cathy Glass left a clerical job with the civil service in order to start a family. Around that same time, she became a foster parent (also referred to as a foster carer). Glass gained exceptional qualifications and experience working with special needs children over the years. As a result, she is a specialist in her field. Returning to school to earn a degree in both psychology and education served her well. This education and training, coupled with years of related experience has enabled Glass to care for numerous children with all sorts of complex behavior disorders. She credits the inspiration for the majority of her writing to the many children she has been blessed to have come into her life.
Cathy the Author
Not only is “Cathy Glass” a pseudonym, but so are the designated names of the children that she writes about. This is perfectly understandable, considering the delicate nature of the material that Glass covers. Readers who typically enjoy Cathy Glass books are individuals who are partial to genres that are inspirational memoirs or true life stories. Glass started writing in her spare time, when she wasn’t busy caring for her family, including her various foster children.
Glass embarked on a serious career as a writer in the year 2007. That was when she authored her first book title, “Damaged”, about a child that she had fostered. To her surprise and delight, almost immediately, the book made its way to the best seller list. Both in paperback and hardback; Damaged could be found on the Sunday Times best-seller chart. But for Glass, that was only the beginning.
Damaged is a true story that attempts to chronicle the relationship between the author and the “character” that she calls Jodie. According to Glass, eight-year old Jodie was the “most disturbed and abused child” that she had ever had to care for. Her behavior ranged from difficult to outrageous, which resulted in her being bounced from five different foster homes in four months. Glass tells how the child purposely soiled herself when she first arrived in the home, and then grinned wickedly, as she wiped the feces on her face. She writes about the comments that Paula and Adrian (her teenage children) made about the child, when asked their opinion of Jodie. Glass candidly describes Adrian’s guilty look when he admits that: “Jodie reminded him of Chucky, the doll from the horror film Child’s Play.”
It is this type of sad but honest writing that helps the reader sympathize as well as empathize with the child that Cathy finds covered in blood that first night, after cutting her own wrist. She documents how eventually it became obvious that the child was in need of psychiatric help. Readers cry at the heart wrenching story of how Social Services removed Jodie from Glass’s care and had her placed in a residential unit, instead of paying for the help the child needed. This happened, in spite of the fact that Glass was able to get Jodie to open up and reveal details about the abuse her parents and others had been afflicting on her. The plot unravels like a movie when members of a pedophile ring are arrested and brought to justice.
Following the success of Damaged, you might imagine that a brand new author would have a bit of a cooling off period. This was not to be the case with Cathy Glass. Her next book, “Hidden” was published in 2008, and it was a success in its own right. This book had another memorable character at the center of it, only this child was a far cry different from the explosive Jodie character that Glass had written about in her first book. In the book Hidden, Tayo is the child that is described as being a polite, calm and mild-mannered child that was well spoken. But while he displayed excellent manners and was very well behaved, Tao was hiding a terrible past that no child should have had to live through.
Glass immediately pulls the sympathetic reader into the book as she recounts how little Tayo arrived with only the clothes on his back. She knew right away that he was different from the children that she typically fostered. Much to her surprise, the social worker was unable to provide Glass with any family history or any medical or school records whatsoever. When she tried to question the child, Tayo failed to answer any questions concerning his previous life. His horrific story did not start to unravel until Glass noticed a scar on his arm and questioned him until he was forthcoming. She couldn’t believable the things Tayo told her about being taken from a loving father, and made to work in a London sweat shop.
Tao formerly lived in Nigeria, but was kidnapped by his mother and taken to the UK illegally. To help support her debauched life of drinking, and drugs, his abusive mother was a prostitute. The mother cast Tayo out onto the streets after he sustained an injury and was no longer able to earn money for the woman. Based on the horrors that he suffered on the streets of Central London, Glass wrote that she had never met a child that showed the kind of strength as Tayo. He had the kind of inner resolve that she had never seen before.
The continued success that Cathy Glass experienced following her first two books is evident in popular titles like: “Cut” and
“The Saddest Girl in the World”, both published in 2009. In 2010, Cathy Glass fans fell in love with: “Mummy Told Me Not To Tell”, as well as “I Miss Mummy”. In 2011, Glass slowed the pace just a bit when she only released one book that year, titled: “The Night the Angels Came”, but in 2012, she was back in rare form. “A Baby’s Cry” was released, along with “Another Forgotten Child”. Since then, we have seen the release of “Please Don’t Take My Baby” and “Will You Love Me?” Both of these were published in 2013, the latter being a story about the author’s adopted daughter, Lucy. “Daddy’s Little Princess” and “The Child Bride” were released in 2014.
In addition to the success that Cathy Glass has known for the foster care related memoirs she has written, she has also published three novels. The first was titled: “The Girl in the Mirror”, a story about a young woman who uncovers a terrible family secret that was buried long ago. The other two titles are: “My Dad’s A Policeman” and “Run Mummy Run”. Like all of the books by Glass, these novels are based on true stories.
For those readers who just can’t get enough of reading books by the author Cathy Glass, you can also check out her four
self-help guides: “About Writing”, “Happy Kids”, “Happy Adult”, and “Happy Mealtimes for Kids”. All books by this author are available online or you can look for them at leading book shops.Book Series In Order » Authors » Cathy Glass