Dhonielle Clayton is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Belles series and the co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things duology, which is now a Netflix original series. She hails from the Washington, DC, suburbs on the Maryland side. She taught secondary school for several years and is a former elementary and middle school librarian. She is COO of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books and owner of CAKE Literary, a creative story kitchen and IP content company. She runs the science fiction and fantasy book club Black Girls with Magic & Books. She’s an avid traveler and always on the hunt for magic and mischief. Next up: BlackOut, Shattered Midnight, The Marvellers, and The Rumor Game. Find her online at cakeliterary.com and dhonielleclayton.com. Also, on social media: @brownbookworm.
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