Cathy Glass Biography

Cathy Glass

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 changing family. Prior to the publication of Damaged, her first fostering memoir, she had written short stories, articles, and poems for various national magazines and newspapers.

How I Found the Agency

I found Andrew's details on a web site listing agents specialising in non-fiction. He was the second agent I emailed, the first, after initial enthusiasm kept me hanging around without any real decision or commitment. How different Andrew's approach was. From my first tentative contact, to the proposal going out, and an offer from a publisher took under two months! Much has happened for me in the last three years and my writing career has truly blossomed. But I would be the first to recognise that my success is a result of, and a testament to, Andrew's hard work and commitment, for without him I certainly wouldn't be where I am today.

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