Based on work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health departments in New Mexico and New York, Dr. Millicent Eidson expresses the excitement of public health through novels and shorter works.
As a public health faculty member in New York and Vermont, Professor Eidson has engaged public health professionals with a college course on zoonoses and climate change. She is also the author of over a hundred scientific papers, articles, and book chapters.
“Dr. Millie” began her writing vocation with an underground satirical high school newspaper. Passionate about lifelong learning, Millie studies French, Spanish, painting and photography in addition to creative writing.
With formative years in the Southwest, Millie still enjoys family trips to Arizona and worldwide, but has settled in Vermont along Burlington's beautiful waterfront.
The fictional MayaVerse is supported by Millie's family. The lead character Maya Maguire was created in close collaboration with her daughter, Lian Henderson, adopted as an infant from China. Millie's husband and Lian's dad, Tom Henderson, is the producer for audiovisual materials.
The author is an active participant, workshop leader, and Secretary for the Burlington Writers Workshop (BWW). She embraces the workshop process as a source of writer support and growth. She is also a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, Sisters in Crime, Green Mountain Writers, and The Authors Guild.
Scientific publications: Millicent Eidson - Google Scholar
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MAYA MAGUIRE MEDIA (MMM): Maya Maguire Media is the publisher for all novels, in multiple formats including audiobooks, and for some short pieces. PO Box 1214, Burlington VT 05402; email@example.com.
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OwnVoices: The author supports those who have been marginalized through privilege, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability having their own voices to represent their experiences, while also supporting the creative process of others to research and imagine worlds that are not their own. The author has an interracial family and experience with health challenges. The novels' main character is inspired by and in honor of a family member. Publishing should encourage diverse perspectives and authors can “learn to write characters very different from you sensitively and convincingly.”
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