Marian Olivia Heath Griffin lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with her husband of fifty- eight years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and College Administrator (retired) for thirty-six years, the last seven years as Director of International Students. After She retired from Southern University, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she decided to utilize her Master’s degree in Mass Communications and Photography to tell her people’s stories and history.
Griffin graduated from Delaware State University with a bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Psychology, a Master’s Degree program in Atlanta University School of Social Work and a Master’s Degree program at Gammon Theological Seminary of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. She received her Master’s degree from the New Orleans Theological Baptist Theological Seminary in Psychological Counseling and Social Work. She received a Master’s Degree in Educational Supervision and Mass Communication and Photography from Southern University. She did further study at Louisiana State University and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She has traveled over the fifty states of the U. S. and six of the seven continents. She has written seventeen books, published them with Xlibris and compiled two photo books with MYCANVAS BY ALEXANDER.
She is proud of her three children, Bertrand, II (Kotosha) Karen (Keith) and Michael I, (Tracie). She adores her eight grandchildren: Nia, Kiara, Christian-Paris, Michael, II. Amelia-Grai, Victoria, Olivia and Sophia, One great-grandchild, Keomi, One god child, Whitney White, One great- godchild, Amelia Pleasant and her brother, Warren and one great -niece, Amoree Sanders.