Charlotte was born into a farming family, and ever since she could walk, she understood what made a plant tick. Sadly, her parents, George and Josephine Spratt, were not the source of this knowledge, for the farm's ledger barely broke even while she was a child. Despite that, Charlotte never went without anything she needed, as her mother was an expert painter, and sold her works on the side.
A few years after her ascension into teenager-hood, her father, fell of the roof of their house while replacing a few shingles, confining him to bed for several months. With her father in bed, and her mother in need of assistance, Charlotte begged for a chance to prove herself, and to show off for her parents. And as the story goes, her mother accepted the daughter's help, and the rest is history. The history being that Charlotte became the first, and only, official employee of the Bogess Farm, and earned a salary of a quarter a week.
Even after her father's recovery, Charlotte continued to work on the farm, and eventually perfected her own line of crops, which brought the family out of their financial rut and into the green for good.
The years went by much too quickly for Charlotte and her family, because sooner than they all expected, it was time for Charlotte to venture out on her own.
The Big City:Edit
Charlotte attended college for two terms, gaining a degree in Communications, and graduating with honors for her efforts. Not soon after her graduation, Charlotte chose to move to Sunset Valley, to make use of her new degree and write for a living. And write she did. Her first novel was penned during the course of two years, and was sent off to a publisher in the next. Its modest success further increased her will, and she began work on several more novels, all detective stories, which allowed her to become one of the foremost mystery novelists in SimNation. Nevertheless, as her popularity grew, so did her need for a family of her own, as well as the tranquility of country life. So, with her heart heavy with both loneliness and stress, Charlotte placed her work on hold and started a herb garden to maintain her sanity.
That herb garden soon became a miniature farm, with all sorts of vegetables, fruits, and various other plantables. But with sales of her books dwindling, and her funds close to nil, Charlotte was forced to begin writing again to take care of her home and, subsequently, her garden.
The Story of Harold and Charlotte:Edit
Charlotte was able to write one more book, and that book was, in a way, responsible for her meeting her future husband, Harold Bogess. It was at a book signing that she met Hank, and he continued to show up during her numerous appearances, until she finally accepted his request for a lunch date. Although, it wasn't as she expected. While lunching at a diner, Harold confessed his true intentions: the police required her assistance with a case.
There was a collection of thugs, which were all suspects in a murder investigation, and the police had no clues as to who committed the crime. Harold had the idea of allowing her to consult, since he was a great fan of her work (and its accuracy in telling the tale of police-work), and though he was only a Patrol Officer at the time, the higher-ups in his career were willing to try anything to put the case to rest.
And so, with a lot of long nights, pots of coffee, examinations of the evidence, and a writer's imaginative mind, Charlotte was able to procure the correct suspect in the crime as well as acquire a new friend: Harold Bogess, the now-Lieutenant.
Harold grew to enjoy Charlotte's company, even going so far as to declare her a better companion than his partner, Justine Keaton. That same sense of companionship transformed into a different feeling altogether -- admiration, which translated into amorousness. Their relationship grew stronger over a time-frame of three years (with Charlotte helping Harold in his work all the while) and on a frigid morning in the same diner where they lunched for the first time, Harold Bogess proposed marriage to Charlotte Spratt.
After the wedding, Charlotte and Harold sold their respective homes, and bought a house next to the beach big enough to allow adequate room for the family they wanted.
Charlotte continued to write, though it took a sidetrack to her housewifely duties. Harold went on to become a highly ranked Special Agent, much to Charlotte's disapproval.