Dhonielle Clayton

Dhonielle Clayton
Jenny Bent (adult)
Molly Ker Hawn (children’s & YA)

Dhonielle Clayton is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Belles series and the co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things series and THE RUMOR GAME, as well as 2021’s standout YA collaboration, BLACKOUT. She hails from the Washington, D.C. suburbs on the Maryland side. She taught secondary school for several years and is a former elementary and middle school librarian. Dhonielle is COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books, and co-founder of CAKE Literary, a creative kitchen whipping up decadent—and decidedly diverse—literary confections for middle-grade, young adult and women’s fiction readers. She’s an avid traveler, and always on the hunt for magic and mischief.

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