Johnnie Bernhard is a former high school AP English teacher and professional journalist. She is a graduate of the University of Houston (B. A. Journalism) and Nicholls State University Graduate School (English). Her articles and columns have appeared in the Suburban Reporter, Houston, World Oil Magazine, Houston, The MS Press, Ocean Springs Record, Gulfport Memorial Hospital Patient Publications and Word Among Us "Finding My Way Home." She was also published in two anthologies for the Gulf Coast Writer's Association MS Profiles "Portrait of a MS Artist" (2015) and Katrina Memories "Maureen and the Hurricane" (2015), and has edited the Houston Writers Guild/Inklings Publications Eclectically Criminal and Twisted Reveries. Bernhard is also a member of the South Mississippi Cursillo Movement, an international Catholic organization.