Microbial Mysteries: A Story Collection

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Millicent Eidson

MILLICENT EIDSON is the author of the alphabetical Maya Maguire microbial mystery series. The MayaVerse at https://drmayamaguire.com includes prequels, “El Chinche” in Danse Macabre and “What’s Within” in Fiction on the Web, and a side story, “Pérdida” in El Portal Literary Journal. Author awards include Best Play in Synkroniciti and Honorable Mention from the Arizona Mystery Writers.

Dr. Eidson’s work as a public health veterinarian and epidemiologist began with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and continued at the New Mexico and New York state health departments. She is a public health faculty member at the University at Albany and the University of Vermont. An author of over a hundred scientific papers, articles, and book chapters, she discusses creative writing as a powerful communication tool at:


With formative years in the Southwest, Millie enjoys family trips to Arizona and worldwide, but has settled in Vermont with her husband Tom Henderson and daughter Lian Henderson, adopted from China and inspiration for Maya Maguire. Millie’s creative writing is supported by the Burlington Writers Workshop (BWW), the Alliance of Independent Authors, the Authors Guild, Sisters in Crime, and Green Mountain Writers. She can be found on Twitter, @EidsonMillicent, and Instagram, @drmayamaguire.