Pearl A Gardner

Work in progress

I don’t expect this page to change very often as my work in progress takes a long time to come to fruition.

Sometimes I feel like a butterfly, as I flit from one work to another. My brain is full to bursting with ideas but I limit myself to just a few at a time, jotting notes down and keeping files when others pop into my head uninvited.


Usually, at any given point in time I have three or four projects ongoing. I do lots of research, whether it’s a historical saga, a romantic comedy or science fiction, I need to know my characters, locations and important details before I can start to construct the story.

Then there’s the writing. I spend at least three full days each week - that’s 9 to 5 - on writing the next novel and devote the rest of the week to things like marketing! What a minefield that can sometimes be! On top of that, I’m always on the lookout to expand into new markets. At the moment I’m looking at audio books. I’m told it’s the way forward, so watch this space.

The fourth novel in my ‘WW2 Women of Courage’ will shortly be available for pre-order in all Amazon stores. Each book can be read as a stand alone novel, but might be better read in sequence. ‘Freedom for Cassie’ follows on from ‘Ingrid’s Mission.’

This final novel, ‘Freedom for Cassie’ is the one I’m editing right now. You can read a sneak preview here.


My WW2 Women of Courage series are darker and more intense stories than I usually write. These novels deal with the war years from a slightly different angle.

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Ingrid lived the sheltered life of an elite Nazi socialite until her father was executed by the Gestapo. Then her world turned upside down.


The second book, ‘Hannah’s Conflict’, includes some graphic descriptions of the holocaust in Germany, so is not for the faint-hearted. You can read the first pages here. WARNING - SPOILERS if you haven’t read, ‘Your Name is Jane’ first.


Read the opening pages of the first book, ‘Your Name is Jane’, here to get a flavour of what is to come.

After a devastating air-raid, a young woman finds herself trapped in the ruins of a building. She has no idea where she is or how she got there. The only fact she is certain of is adding to her confusion. Her thoughts are in German, but her rescuers are speaking English.



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