Cynthia Newberry Martin

The image called Afghan Girl that first appeared on the cover of National Geographic is part of the inspiration for Tidal Flats, the first published novel by Columbus-based author Cynthia Newberry Martin. Martin altered the time and subject of the image of Afghan Girl, but the photo is critical to the plot.

It’s been five years as of this summer since the first U.S. Ebola patient went to Emory University Hospital. On Second Thought looks back on the events that followed with Dr. Colleen Kraft, one of the physicians who helped with care.