Vendela is a poet and author. Her writings are designed to plant hope in the hearts and minds of people everywhere. Her first book, Keys from Heaven, is a 378 day devotional rooted in scripture and her forthcoming book, Love Letters to God, features over 200 poems capturing both simple and large joys in life. She graduated from the University of Southern California and is a certified yoga instructor. She is a former Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children and enjoys quality time with loved ones, cooking, candlelit nights, and the sea breeze. Follow her on Instagram @VendelaRaquel or visit www.vendelaraquel.com.