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Casey Watson Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Boy No One Loved (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crying for Help (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Prisoners (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Too Hurt to Stay (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dirty Heart Clean Heart (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mummy’s Little Helper (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breaking the Silence (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Last Kiss for Mommy / A Last Kiss for Mummy (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scarlett's Secret (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl Without a Voice (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nowhere to Go (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Place for Nathan (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Stolen Childhood (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wild Child (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skin Deep (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daddy's Boy (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mommy’s Little Soldier / Mummy's Little Soldier (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Princess (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At Risk (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Witness (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family Guy (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taboo Stories (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Runaway Girl (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Groomed (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angels with Dirty Faces (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Boy Without Hope (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dark Secret (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let Me Go (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mummy, Please Don’t Leave (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Just Want to Be Loved (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Want My Daddy (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Just a Boy (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Angels in Our Hearts(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Casey Watson is a bestselling author that writes books which explore the challenges and difficulties that children encounter all over the world.


Casey Watson has always been a healer. It’s all she’s ever known and it is what she has continued to do. As a child, while other kids played house and tag, Casey was busy setting up and operating her doll’s hospital.

It became commonplace to find Casey pulling a wooden cart behind her as she collected broken dolls from all over her friend’s houses and took them back to her hospital for repair. Of course, Casey didn’t really fix the dolls. Like any child, she got lost in checking their temperature and showering them with petals. But the act manifested Casey Watson’s passion at an early age.

As such, it was no surprise when Casey went ahead and joined the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps when she turned 18. Her work as a medical clerk didn’t satisfy her for long, though. Despite her initial determination to pursue a nursing profession, Casey found that she wasn’t happy with the way the work took her away from her family. After two years, she went back home.

But that only gave Casey the opportunity to put her big heart to even better use. The author has spent the last several years working as a specialist foster carer. Her work involves taking in damaged kids and taking care of them.

These are kids who have struggled to find homes because of their personality traits and attributes. Casey Watson works to guide them through a behavioral modification program that attacks their behavioral issues at their roots.

In the cases that Casey has succeeded, she has seen her patients either return to their families or integrate back into the foster care system. According to Casey, there is no more rewarding work than what she does.

The author first tried her hand at helping children when she took a job as a behavior manager at a local school. She gave up the position when she realized that she could contribute so much more to society by becoming a specialist foster carer.

The author has had the opportunity to see her hard work yield fruit by watching her foster kids move forward to greater things in life, finding jobs, starting families and manifesting the undeniable impact their foster mother and grandmother had on them.

A mother and grandmother, Casey Watson was a late bloomer. It wasn’t until the 2010s that she decided to put her passion for writing to professional use.

The author took up reading at an early age. She read Romeo and Juliet for the first time and she fell in love with words. Because Romeo and Juliet was the first book she ever read, it left a lasting impact.

Casey Watson’s love for Shakespeare ignited and she became one of those literary nerds that couldn’t help but underline and highlight their books because they couldn’t get enough of certain quotes and sections. Sufficing to say, Casey’s school librarian did not appreciate her enthusiasm, not with the way she was essentially mutilating school books.

But the enthusiasm paid off in the long run. After spending a lifetime caring for people and, especially, looking after children, Casey realized that she could combine her love for reading with her heart for the hurting and weary to write books that have the potential to touch lives and spur individuals into action.

Casey Watson will be the first to tell you just how soft-hearted she is. The author will be reduced to tears at the sight of a homeless person. And as a determined pacifist who doesn’t even take pleasure from the conflict that results when she is forced to stand up for herself and for other people, her heart breaks for people who suffer violent and miserable lives.

This compassion shines brightly in Casey’s books. The stories she writes – about children and their trials – are not designed to guilt trip her readers. Rather, Casey wants people to understand what is going on around them so that they can be driven to take actions that help others.

That isn’t to say that Casey’s life is one miserable boat filled with all the harrowing stories of suffering children that she is either hearing or telling. Casey Watson believes she’s a pretty fun individual.

She loves 50s and 60s music over anything coming out in the 21st Century. She would also include sunshine, coffee, and Christmas on her list of favorite things.

Casey cannot dance. She has taken lessons, especially jiving lessons. But her feet never seem to do the right thing. When she isn’t dancing or writing or caring for kids, Casey Watson is watching movies or television shows about Marvel Super Heroes. She cannot get enough of them.

+The Boy No One Loved

At five-years-old, Justin was the oldest of three siblings. And it was at that age that Justin, left alone by his heroin addict of a mother, tried to burn the house down. In six years, Justin went through more than a dozen failed placements before it was determined that Casey Watson and her husband Mike were the best specialist foster carers for his situation.

Casey and Mike are Justin’s last hope. Their goal is to use new behavioral modification techniques to heal the damage he has suffered over the years. Unfortunately for Casey, Justin refuses to be welcomed.

He uses violence against anyone and everyone and he takes pleasure in destroying the comforts brought into his life. It takes a visit to Justin’s mother to reveal the root of Justin’s problems.

+Little Prisoners

When Ashton and Olivia arrive at Casey Watson’s home, she is shocked by what she encounters in the seemingly unfosterable children. They are frightened and filthy and clearly at the edge of desperation. The oldest of five children, Olivia and Ashton were removed from their families because of the risk they were believed to pose.

Casey was supposed to be a temporary host, an emergency placement. But then Olivia and Ashton found the weeks turning into months, and their fears turning into curiosity as they got to experience a sense of family belonging for the first time in their lives.

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