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Dhonielle Clayton

Biography

Dhonielle Clayton

Dhonielle is an author, a former librarian, 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.

Dhonielle Clayton

Books by Dhonielle Clayton

by Dhonielle Clayton - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 13+

In the opulent world of Orleans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orleans, the people are born gray, they are born damned and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie, that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined.