Birthpace: Buffalo, New York
Pen name: Marilyn Foote
Occupation: Retired Educator, presently Author and Poet
Genre: Faith Based Children’s novelettes, poems, and short stories
No. of published books: 6 faith based children’s novelettes known as the Puddinhead Series, poems and 2 Elementary Science articles in STANYS Journal
Visit author’s website: www.puddinhead.weebly.com
- I speak French.
- I lived in Cote d’Ivoire, in West Africa for 12.5 years.
- I taught all grades from Pre-K to college levels in a 45 year teaching career.
- I have two children and raised 7 other foster children as a single parent.
Notable Characters Created
Full name: Miriam Foote (She was fourth in line of six children)
Race: Mixed race; Mostly Native American, African American, and White
Abilities: Curious little girl that seeks God through prayer. She reflects a lot about what she does, and who she meets.
Relatives: Family – (Siblings in age order) Leah Foote, eldest, Eve Foote, Zirah Foote, Miriam Foote, Foote, (Brother) Emanuel Foote Jr. and Hannah. Emanuel Foote Sr., Father, Mary Foote, Mother.
Hobbies: Likes to draw on a chalkboard recreating stories and poems.
Personality: Very observant, inquisitive, enjoys playing with her friends, and always seeks a quiet time and place to talk to God.
Nickname: Dad or Daddy
Race: Mixed race: Native American, African American, and white.
Abilities: Very skilled, carpenter, plumber, electrician, auto mechanic. Works at the Bethlehem Steel Plant in Buffalo, NY.
Relatives: See Miriam’s listing of the Foote Family
Hobbies: Handyman, likes to work with his hands on many things.
Personality: Positive, outgoing, rejuvenates old and broken to be useable again. A smile that is bigger than life, Handsome man.
He served in WWII as an army drill.
Nickname: Mom or Mommy
Race: Mixed race: White, Native American
Abilities: Classical pianist, homemaker. Loves to draw
Relatives: See Miriam Foote
Hobbies: Arts and crafts and playing the piano.
Personality: Very quiet and serve, uses her eyes to command
She also has a very long hair.