A native of South Florida, Mika Barnes picked up the pen at a very young age when she penned her first rhyme at the tender age of eight. Through the years, Mika gained notoriety as one of the "illest rhyme spitters" in South Florida. Because of her love for music, poetry, and short stories, novel writing was a natural progression for her. Mika received her Bachelor's Degree from Northwood University and her M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University. In 2010, Mika's debut novel, Chocolate High, was released by South Street Publications. To fulfill the demands of her wonderful readers, Mika has recently released Caramel Addiction, the sequel to her debut, and is diligently gearing up to release Denim Daddies, and several short stories.