In researching my upcoming release, The Light Over London, I was continually amazed at the many—often unsung—ways British women contributed during World War II.
The Ack-Ack Girls manned the anti-aircraft guns defending Britain from Luftwaffe attacks.
Spies got valuable information out of Germany, occupied France, and other enemy territories.
Land Girls worked the farms and fed the country.
Factory girls braved dangerous conditions to make the munitions necessary to fight battles on all fronts.
All of these women were instrumental to achieving the ultimate goal: winning Britain the war.
As I kept reading about these ordinary women rising to the challenge and doing extraordinary things, I realized that I didn't just want to tell the story of The Light Over London. I wanted to tell all of their stories. I wanted to show their bravery and single-mindedness, hoping to teach just a few more women their stories as I told them.
I call these women The Lightseekers, and over the coming months I'm going to endeavor to tell their stories both here and on social media. You can follow stories of The Lightseekers on my blog and in The Lightseekers archive which will grow as articles are released. And for more information, you can follow the hashtag #TheLightseekers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.