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 and helped win the war. As I kept reading about these ordinary women rising to the challenge and doing extraordinary things, I realized I wanted to tell their stories.

From the greatest darkness... there is light.
— The Light Over London

I call these women The Lightseekers. Below you'll find a growing archive of articles about them. And for more information, you can follow the hashtag #TheLightseekers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

The Lightseekers


The Woman Who Broke the Story of World War II

Clare Hollingworth

The Women Who Ran Towards Bombs

Air Raid Wardens

The Woman Who Held Paris

Noor Inayat Khan

The Woman Who Was “The Real Force Behind Churchill”

Lady Clementine Churchill