Marilyn Maple, Ph.D. is retired from the University of Florida where for 30 years she produced educational media for six medically related colleges.
Her first children's book, "On The Wings of a Butterfly", was written at the request of terminally ill children who wanted to know about dying. This book is in its second printing and has found a home in Hospices and Aids Clinics. The book is published by Parenting Press, Seatle Washington.
Her second children's book "The Refuge" was written about a retirement village for wild animals. In this book she addresses the problems of the animals, all of whom demonstrate human disabilities or problems, such as a lion who has a cleft palate and lisps when he roars, a Bengal tiger who suffers depression because his sister died, and an albino skunk who was not acceptable to his family because he was white and different. This book was published by Trafford Publishing.