Yvonne Oliver Boyd was born to Richard and Martha Oliver on September 6, 1979, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Richard worked for a large publisher in Louisiana and traveled extensively. Martha preferred to stay home, where she enjoyed keeping a beautiful house and entertaining friends.
Yvonne became the apple of her father's eye. When she was old enough, she accompanied her father on some of his trips. Martha hated traveling, so she was happy for Yvonne to take her place at Richard's side.
While in school, Yvonne was popular and well-liked. She was an avid reader, often reading several books at the same time. Yvonne tried her hand at writing, but after numerous failed attempts, she realized that becoming a professional author was not for her.
While traveling in Ireland with her father, she decided to attend the Shannon College of Hotel Management there. Yvonne felt that with all her travel experience, a career in hospitality would be the perfect one for her. After graduation, she returned to the U.S. and began searching for a job.
While attending a John Grisham book signing at the Square Books bookstore in Oxford, Yvonne met Taylor Boyd, a freelance reporter who had studied journalism at Ole Miss. The two were engaged after dating for nearly a year and married the following year.
Yvonne began her career at the Yoknapatawpha County Convention Center (YCCC) as its Accommodation Manager. With hard work, dedication and determination, she was promoted to the position of Events Manager.
Meanwhile, her husband formed a business partnership with a freelance journalist and Elvis Presley expert named Jared Plunk. Taylor became increasingly busy and was unable to spend as much time with Yvonne, and she and Jared had a brief affair.
After Jared terminated the business partnership, Yvonne confessed to her husband about the affair. Taylor forgave Yvonne, and the two agreed to work on their relationship by scheduling regular date nights.
The couple was able to honor this commitment initially, but Taylor has spent most of the last two years abroad, covering multiple international news stories. He returns home occasionally to visit Yvonne.
These days, Yvonne says she is focused on her work and enjoys reading in her off-hours while her husband is away.