These are minor characters in Maryellen Larkin's series.


A former coworker of Kay Larkin and Florence during World War II who lives in New York.

Dave Blanchard

A Navy buddy of Stan Larkin's. In The Sky's the Limit: My Journey with Maryellen, the Larkins drive to Washington D.C. to drop off their Airstream trailer to Dave, who had asked to borrow it.

Atherton Buckley

The owner of a metal detector company he bought and renamed after himself. He's an avid treasure seeker and lives in a stone mansion on Ocean Avenue.

Mr. Carey

The principal at Maryellen's school.

Evelyn Danzinger

A clerk who works at Daytona Beach's post office.


Carolyn Larkin's boyfriend. He's seen attending the Rock Around the Clock dance with Carolyn in The Finders-Keepers Rule.

Mr. and Mrs. Fenstermacher

The parents of Davy Fenstermacher.


A former coworker of Kay Larkin and Betty during World War II in New York.

Mr. Garcia

Maryellen's fifth grade teacher.

Grandpop and Grandmom

Maryellen's maternal grandparents and Kay Larkin's parents. They reside in Georgia.

Mr. Hagopian

A fifth grade teacher at Maryellen's school.

Mrs. Humphrey

Maryellen's fourth-grade teacher. She previously had Joan and Carolyn as students; mentioning this to Maryellen makes her feel once again overlooked and just one of many.

Pete Jones

Mr. Buckley's assistant. While Mr. Buckley uses his metal detector, Mr. Jones uses his clam digger to scoop up sand and see what the metal detector had found.


A girl Maryellen and Sophie meet while visiting Cedar Top, North Carolina in The Sky's the Limit: My Journey with Maryellen. She's an aspiring archeologist and collects arrowheads.

Ron Oser

A doctor working in Daytona Beach. In Taking Off he requests Maryellen to make a poster for his office, to promote vaccinations.

Mr. Palmer

The owner of Palm Tree Jewelry and Gifts. He organizes the Rock Around the Clock dance in The Finders-Keepers Rule, doing all the publicity, overseeing the decorations and hiring the band.

Betty Plotnick

A secretary who works for the mayor of Daytona Beach.

Jerry Ross

Joan Larkin's husband.[1] He trained as a diver and had served in the Navy during the Korean War. He's currently a student at the university.


Nancy's brother. In The Sky's the Limit: My Journey with Maryellen he takes an arrowhead Nancy had found, but is foiled by Maryellen and Sophie.


The owner of Sandy's Beach Hut. He employed Joan Larkin sometime before The Finders-Keepers Rule.


A fifth grade boy at Maryellen's school.

Skip (The Finders-Keepers Rule)

A close friend of Jerry Ross's. In The Finders-Keepers Rule he and Jerry assist Tank with studying a sunken ship he discovered, appointing Skip as the navigator because he owned a boat.

Theodore Tenker

An oceanography professor at the university. In The Finders-Keepers Rule he enlists Jerry and Skipper to help him study a sunken ship he had discovered off the coast. He's mainly addressed by his nickname "Tank".

Carol Turner

A girl in Maryellen's fourth grade class.

Winky and Gladys Winkler

Stan Larkin's boss and his wife, seen in The Sky's the Limit: My Journey with Maryellen (online endings). They're invited to eat Thanksgiving dinner with the Larkins and bring along their black poodle, Tinkerbell.

Patty Zender

A girl in Maryellen's fourth grade class.


  1. The Finders-Keepers Rule, pg 6: Maryellen's sister Joan, who was now Mrs. Jerry Ross, was working at a food stand at the beach.

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