Ernesto Superal Yee was born on 29 October 1953 in Tanjay, Negros Oriental. He finished his BBA (major in management) and LLB at SU, and passed the bar in 1983. He was a fellow in the Silliman Writers Workshop, 1977 and was Clerk of Court V at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 32, Dumaguete Cit. He was also a part-time professor of Civil Law and Remedial Law at the College of Law, SU. He played the piano and also wrote fiction.
He passed away because of a heart attack last 23 May 2009 in Tanjay.