Dhonielle Clayton is an author and the creator of the Tiny Pretty Things series of books as well as The Belles series. In addition to that, Clayton is a former librarian, and the COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books. She is also the co-founder of Cake Literary.

Clayton grew up on the Maryland side of the Washington, DC suburbs with her family. She stayed there until attending college, she went to earn her MA in Children’s Literature from Hollins University and then later got her MFA in Writing for Children at the New School.

Publication Order of Tiny Pretty Things Series (with Sona Charaipotra) Books

Tiny Pretty Things(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shiny Broken Pieces(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Belles Books

The Belles(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Everlasting Rose(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price



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The Belles kicks off the series of the same name. The book tells the story of Camellia Beauregard, a Belle, in the world of Orleans. Belles have special power in Orleans as they control Beauty which is the most valuable thing in the land. Camellia goes to court with some fellow Belles and dreams of being the Queen of Orleans. She soon realizes that being the Queen isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and that there are many secrets in Orleans. Her own powers and just how dangerous they can be is one of those secrets and she’ll have a very difficult question to face about how she should use them.

Tiny Pretty Things is the first book in the series of the same name. The book focuses on an elite ballet school and all the drama that takes place within its walls. This isn’t a pretty world as the girls will backstab, manipulate, and do whatever it takes to make it to the top. Whether it’s June, the girl with a mother demanding she gets the lead, or Bette, who is dying to escape her ballet star sister’s shadow. Everyone has their own story and their own set of drama.

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