Yonela Gatyeni was born and raised in Johannesburg. She has a BA in Psychology. She was introduced to writing in her grade 10 Dramatic Arts class when she adapted the play “Everyman” and her script was chosen to be performed by her class that year. From that point onwards she enjoyed creating stories that were relatable to her classmates. In 2015 she became the chairperson of the drama society at her university which led to, not only writing plays, but organizing productions for students to attend. Her great love for fiction has been a huge influence on her writing career. She has published a number of short stories and plays on fundza.mobi making her dream of becoming a published author a reality. Her storytelling comes from a very personal perspective which aims to connect with every reader in a unique and special way. Yonela’s hope is that her stories can impact people in a positive way and she wants nothing more than to leave her mark on the world.