Casey Watson has been a specialist foster carer for six years. During this time she has welcomed 14 difficult to place children into her home. Casey has spent the majority of her adult life working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes two years running behavioural units in schools.
Casey combines fostering with writing, usually late at night when the rest of the household are sleeping. Casey’s own son has Asperger’s Syndrome but is high functioning.
I came across Andrew’s agency by typing into my computer’s tool bar ‘Top 10 UK literary agents’, Fortunately for me, the first name I saw was Andrew Lownie. After viewing his web site, and realising that his agency was right for my project, he was the only agent I submitted to. I am so pleased I did this. Andrew’s patience and support has been second to none, and he has given me the confidence to continue to write.
Harper Collins have bought world rights in two more Casey Watson fostering memoirs. The first The Boy Who Refused To Be Loved will be published next year.
Interesting piece by Casey Watson on how to manage children’s behaviour
Skin Deep by Casey Watson and Lynne Barrett-Lee is at number 8 in the paperback bestsellers for non fiction this week
Skin Deep by Casey Watson and Lynn e Barrett-Lee is at Number 8 in the paperback non-fiction bestsellers this week.
Congratulations to Casey Watson and Lynne Barrett-Lee whose Skin Deep is at number 6 in the paperback best sellers this week.
In its first week Skin Deep by Casey Watson and Lynne Barrett-Lee has charted at number 9 in the Sunday Times paperback Bestsellers giving the agency two titles in the top ten.
There’s a terrific double-page spread on Casey Watson in Real People magazine this week.
Casey Watson’s latest book Breaking the Silence: Two little boys, lost and unloved. One foster carer determined to make a difference is currently on a Nook promotion. Until noon tomorrow (the 20th) the book is available for just £1.99.
Three Casey Watson titles, including Nowhere To Go, are currently included in Amazon’s ‘3 paperbacks for £10’ promotion.
Casey Watson is at No.9 in the Sunday Times paperback bestseller list, with her powerful memoir The Girl Without a Voice. The book has now been in the top ten for seven straight weeks.
Casey Watson is at No.7 in the Sunday Times paperback bestseller list.
Congratulations to Casey Watson whose The Girl Without a Voice is No.10 this week in the paperback non-fiction list.
A recent display at ASDA with all the books by agency authors Cathy Glass, Nigel Holland ghosted by Lynne Barrett-Lee, Casey Watson, Kris Hollington and Ian Millthorpe.
Casey Watson’s Just a Boy is currently the number one memoir on Amazon.co.uk.
"Few times in my life I have had a book call out to me to purchase it, but that day as I was getting settled in Morrison’s mobility scooter with my young daughter by my side, I knew I had to read it. I have often wondered about the care system in the UK and what happens to people who enter it. This book was about a little girl who had to go into foster care when her mother collapsed whilst out shopping. At parts I felt like the first person narration was trying too hard to create a good impression about the foster parent (I hadn’t realised then that this was a true story; you see, I leafed through the beginning and just went on reading, unable to put the book down.) Soon I was immersed in the personal stories of the main characters: the foster carer, the little girl and her ailing mother. There is a mystery which slowly unravels and the end is cathartic. In some strange way, this book has opened up a spy hole into the world of a child who is also a carer for a sick parent. A child who may not show it openly but suffers nevertheless in their effort to make sense of the world around them and keep it from crumbling to pieces. I don’t want to say too much and spoil it for you, but this is a book that is worth reading if you are not afraid of shedding a tear or two. And if you are a parent yourself, then this book might be an eye opener." Mummy’s Little Helper
Casey Watson’s Crying For Help has been chosen by Amazon for its very successful Kindle 100 programme. For the next month, the book will be heavily promoted, and available to US readers for just $1.99.