Cheryl Eichar Jett
Pen Name: None
Born: in Jacksonville, Illinois
Rt 66 Blog: www.route66chick.blogspot.com
Jett is a lifelong resident of Illinois.
Biographical and Professional Information
Cheryl Eichar Jett is an author, historian, and blogger. She was born in Jacksonville, Illinois to musical parents, and grew up in several Central Illinois cities. After teaching music for many years, she returned to Southern Illinois University as a nontraditional student for a master's degree in history. A stint at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site followed as well as freelance work with historical and arts-oriented nonprofits. Her first book, "Alton," was published by Arcadia Publishing in 2009, followed by four more books on Illinois history. She also writes on Route 66 for several magazines. Cheryl was one of the founding board members in 2004 of the Illinois Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association and now serves on the City of Edwardsville's Historic Preservation Commission. An avid genealogist, she also enjoys travel, and music, and when not at the computer can be spotted out on Route 66 looking for a good story.
Alton, IL, Arcadia, 2009
Edwardsville, Arcadia, 2009
Route 66 in Madison County, Arcadia, 2010
Rt. 66 in Springfield, Arcadia, 2010
Route 66 in Illinois , Arcadia, 2014
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Edwardsville (Postcard History)
Release Date: 2009-09-30
Route 66 in Springfield (Images of America) (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))
Release Date: 2010-09-20
Route 66 in Illinois (Images of America)
Release Date: 2014-06-09
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
The author is available for speaking engagements. For a list of upcoming appearances, go to www.route66chick.blogspot.com.
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