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Cathy Glass Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Girl in the Mirror (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Run, Mummy, Run (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silent Cry (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nobody’s Son (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cruel to Be Kind (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Long Way from Home (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Has Mummy Gone? (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Terrible Secret (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Family Torn Apart (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Family Torn Apart: Part 2 (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

My Dad’s a Policeman (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Hidden (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Damaged (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cut (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Saddest Girl in the World (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy Kids (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Miss Mummy (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mummy Told Me Not to Tell (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night the Angels Came (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy Adults (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Baby’s Cry (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Another Forgotten Child (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy Mealtimes for Kids (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Will You Love Me? (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Please Don’t Take My Baby (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Will You Love Me? Part 1 of 3 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Will You Love Me? Part 2 of 3 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Will You Love Me? Part 3 of 3 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
About Writing and How to Publish (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daddy’s Little Princess (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Child Bride (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy Kids & Happy Mealtimes (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saving Danny (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Girl Alone (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dark and Dangerous Place / The Silent Cry (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Can I Let You Go? (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding Stevie (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Innocent (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Scared to Tell (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Life Lost (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Innocent Baby: Part 1 of 3 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Innocent Baby: Part 2 of 3 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Innocent Baby: Part 3 of 3 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Neglected (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unwanted: Part 1 of 3 (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unwanted: Part 2 of 3 (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unwanted: Part 3 of 3 (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unsafe (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unsafe Part 2 (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unsafe Part 3 (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

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.

Continued Success

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.

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19 Responses to “Cathy Glass”

  1. jean Martin: 3 months ago

    What a lovely gifted lady. Read most of her wonderful books. Very highly recommended.

  2. Karen Gregor: 1 year ago

    I’ve read all cathy glass books feels like your part of every book keep up the good work 👏

  3. pauline: 1 year ago

    Hi Cathy ive just finished reading NEGLECTED a wonderfull story about dear little Jamey and how you & your daughter Paula made him welcome and worked with him helped jim with his speach and lots of other things. i shed tears reading about Jameý I was so surprised that Cathy didnt foster Jamey for good she and her daughter Paula had become very attached to Jamey. i cant wait to read your next book.xx

  4. Pauline: 1 year ago

    ive just finished reading Family torn apart. what a wonderful story about Angie & Polly being taken from theiŕ home by police and taken to Cathy because of allegations made about their father by their older sister.i am now going to read NEGLECTED my last one. I await more stories to read by Cathy Glass a wonderfull authur,mother,carer

  5. June: 1 year ago

    Hi Cathy I’ve just started to read your books and I absolutely love them, I’m trying to collect them all,you sound like such a lovely person thank you for letting so many people into part of your world xx❤️👏👏

  6. Pol: 2 years ago

    Love reading cathy glass books, just wondering what comes after reading neglected with jamie ?? Thanks

  7. Michele: 2 years ago

    When I first discovered and started reading your books they were in no specific order. Then I realized in continuing to read your books the ages of your children. It was then that I began to purchase all of your books, which to date. I’ve bought. Having said that I am now reading them in order for the 3rd time and still find them a fantastic read.

    When in junior high and high school (I reside in Ontario, Canada), my mom was also a foster parent to a very abused brother and sister. I can still recall some of the trauma they endured at the hands of their parents, which was quite bad to say the least.

    Kudos to my Mom as well as yourself for all that you both have done and that you remain doing to this day.


    As a person who loves to read anything true storyline and a great fan of you and your books, much love to you.

    Can’t wait to receive the latest one, which I should have very soon.


  8. Pat Barfoot: 2 years ago

    I have read all Cathy’s books. Just finished Neglected but heard there was one due out in February. Could you tell me what its called.


    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Neglected was the only one due out in February I believe

    • Madeline Belisle: 2 years ago

      I think I’ve read most of your books. however you have a book that is Book one, two and three. Which ones are they??? I’m reading Neglected now and like all your books I enjoy reading them all. What is the one before Neglected??? Please let me know. Many thanks. Madeline

      • Graeme: 2 years ago

        I don’t believe Neglected is part of a series at this time

      • Lyn Allan: 1 year ago

        Cathy’s books are all stand alone although it’s better to read in order as she sometimes refers to a person in a previous book. When a book is book 1,2 and 3 this is not a series. It’s the book separated into 3 parts. So if you order or preorder you will get part 1 but when you buy part 2 it immediately follows on from 1 as does part 3. Does that make sense? Sorry if it doesn’t but it’s the best way I can explain it! Neglected is as all Cathy’s books a stand alone.

  9. Lindsey Bloor: 2 years ago

    Ice started to read urbooks in mid September 2021 n now December 21st I’ve read all ur books can’t put them down n got yr nxt onebon pre order ready for Feb 22

  10. Angela Hood: 2 years ago

    I loved your books just finished “A terrible Secret” just wondering what book comes after that one Please need to know what happens with Tilly

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Hi Angela – that is a standalone book with no sequel at this time.

    • Barbara: 2 years ago

      Angela — Go to her website and find out what has happened to some of her charges. She has a page where she posts updates as she encounters the children after writing her books.

  11. Isabel: 3 years ago

    Hi I have loved listening to all your books will you bring some more out I do hope so isabel

  12. sanithma pathirana: 6 years ago

    Oh my god !!!! I love cathy Glass. I think that she is a great example for the whole world. Cathy is my ideal. I love and respect her so much because she has cared,loved and respected many children all across the world. I think that as humans we can’t find such a great woman who has sacrificed her whole life for the children who needed attention. And also I think it is really disgusting and irritating for the children who she looked after to turn their backs to her and to forget her though (she doesn’t ask for attention) I think that it’s their responsibility to take care of her and also to be there for her when she need someone because she was always there for them when they needed someone. So that’s almost it and I really admire CATHY GLASS for her amazing social service and for what she did to all the children who were in need. Once again I would like to THANK her on behalf of all the people in the world. Thank you cathy for what you did and for what you do. It’s an impossible thing which you made possible. You are an one amazing person which I admire the most…..

  13. Aussie cathie: 8 years ago

    I have read all her books and highly recommend them! Raw emotion!! What a wonderful gifted lady!


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