About the author

Berneta L. Haynes

Berneta L. Haynes was born and raised in Arkansas where she discovered her love of writing at a young age. Her first novel, <em>Landrien Moriset</em>, debuted in 2015. An attorney and founding editor of Waking Writer, Berneta lives in Atlanta with her partner and co-author, Lornett B. Vestal. She recently collaborated with Lornett to co-write <em><strong>Eve and the Faders</strong></em> in 2021, and <em><strong>Aya and the Alphas</strong></em> in 2022.&nbsp;<br><br>Her previous short story publication credits include <em>Bonfire</em>, a literary magazine published through Drury University, and <em>The Bangalore Review</em>. Additionally, she has published articles in <em>Out on the Town Magazine</em>, <em>Inside Higher Ed</em>, and the <em>Iowa Press-Citizen</em>.&nbsp;​​​​​​​Currently, Berneta is the founding editor of Waking Writer. She is working on her upcoming fantasy novel and blogging joyously.&nbsp;