Dhonielle Clayton

Dhonielle is an author, a former elementary and middle school librarian and secondary school teacher, 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. Her most recent book, The Everlasting Rose, the sequel to the acclaimed The Belles, debuted on the New York Times bestseller in March 2019. Her short stories have been published in anthologies Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens, Meet Cute and The Radical Element.