Latoya Washington was born in the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, raised by her biological mother Veeta Bonner and stepfather Jimmie Bonner. As a child, she would write short stories, poems and would use words to encourage her peers. Whenever she faced a roadblock or obstacle, she would use a pen and paper to help her persevere. She would take the blistering winds of life and write it on paper. After experiencing abuse, homelessness, rejection, loss, and near death, she used each experience to encourage others through her writings. God began to deposit words not only for short stories but blessed her creativity to write songs, sermons, plays and children's stories. Latoya continues to write and allows the Lord to guide her pen. Latoya hopes each poem in this book, Broken Vessels: Letters to Abba shows how the love of God helped her to push through the vicissitudes of life.