Berneta L. Haynes was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas but has lived everywhere from Missouri, England, Iowa, Chicago, and Philadelphia since age eighteen. She obtained a Bachelor's degree in English, Writing, and Psychology from Drury University in 2006. She later received a Master of Arts in English from the University of Iowa and a Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law.
Her previous short story publication credits include Bonfire, a literary magazine published through Drury University, and The Bangalore Review. Additionally, she has published articles in Out on the Town Magazine, Inside Higher Ed, and the Iowa Press-Citizen.
Currently, Berneta is the founding editor of Waking Writer, managing editor at NPO.io, and a public policy advocate in Atlanta, Georgia. She is working on her upcoming science fiction novel and blogging joyously. Social butterflies can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.