The effects of the Iraq War on refugees hardly seems like material for a cartoonist, but when Sarah Glidden accompanied a reporter and a former Marine to the Middle East, it was the only way for her to express the complexities she witnessed. Journalist Deborah Campbell, working undercover in Damascus, spent months trying to find and free her Iraqi colleague from the Syrian Secret Police. Her resulting book, A Disappearance In Damascus,is a riveting story of friendship and a long way from her original assignment. Kevin Patterson, a doctor who served with NATO forces in Afghanistan, drew on his experiences from that time for his new novel News from the Red Desert. Three insiders talk about telling stories from the inside out.