Are you looking to read real-life stories? Geraldine Birch has written the tale of a prisoner of war camp on the outskirts of Phoenix during WWII. Not many Americans know the US government had 500 such camps in America where German POW’s worked picking cotton, harvesting lumber or making clothing for the US military. The Swastika Tattoo is an eye-opening account of that camp at Papago Park. Get a feel for the adventure of her book by reading her Arizona Republic article on the 70th anniversary of their Great Escape.

The Decision is Birch’s harrowing tale of a young mother suffering from bronchitis and the terrible consequence of the medicine she took prescribed by her doctor.

Below are links to writings that will give you a glimpse into the writing craft of Geraldine Birch.