Born (Charlotte) Jean Eikmeier in the suburbs of St. Louis,  I grew up in St. Charles, MO and graduated from FHHS in 1976.  Attended Mizzou and Lincoln Tech and am now retired and endeavoring to begin a new career as a writer.

I married young (18 years old) and my first husband joined the Navy so we moved a lot. I have been fortunate enough to live in 9 different states, including Hawaii; and have explored all the others  except Alaska (which I still hope to do someday).  My horizons were indeed widened.

Now remarried to Wayne Boyd, the most wonderful man I have ever known. I am blessed with 4 children and now have 7 grandchildren. Although I have lived in Texas the past 15 years, my heart and my memories remain in Missouri.