She has always combined fostering with writing, and gets up very early in the morning so that she can write, before the day begins with her ever-changing family. Cathy sees writing as a therapy for her. Cathy believes telling the children's stories helped her to come to terms with what the children had been through. Before the publication of the fostering memoirs she had written short stories, articles, and poems for various national magazines and newspapers.
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