Cheryl Eichar Jett has been an Arcadia Publishing author since 2009. Route 66 in Illinois, co-authored with Joe Sonderman and released in 2014, is her fifth book. She is a contributor to several magazines and writes the monthly column “Along Route 66” for the Prairie Land Buzz, a regional online Illinois publication. Jett is a retired music teacher and also has spent more than a dozen years in service to history and arts organizations. She holds a master's degree in history and serves as an associate commissioner on the City of Edwardsville's Historic Preservation Commission, as a board member for Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway, as President of Blue Carpet Corridor Coalition, and as Conference Director for Miles of Possibility. In her spare time, she is working on another book for Arcadia Publishing.