I Miss Mummy tells the true story of Alice, aged four. Cathy is expecting Alice to be brought to her by the social services at any moment, but the social worker phones. Alice has been snatched by her mother and the police are looking for them. Alice’s mother is drug-dependent and mentally ill. Cathy spends an anxious three days before Alice is found by the police and brought to her late at night. Alice begins talking about her mummy whom she loves dearly despite all that has happened. But Cathy is horrified when Alice tells her that while she was missing she slept outside - with ‘the wolves’.
Cathy has been a foster carer for over 25 years, during which time she has looked after more than 150 children, of all ages and backgrounds. She is a specialist foster carer, also referred to as a level three carer, which means she often looks after children with complex needs or those with very challenging behaviour. Much of her inspiration for writing comes from fostering. She was awarded a degree in education and psychology, as a mature student.
Cathy has always combined fostering with writing, rising very early every morning in order to write, before the day begins with her ever changi...
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