Dhonielle Clayton is a Maryland native who grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs. She graduated from Hollins University with a MA in children's literature and the New School with an MFA in children's writing. She spent several years as a secondary school teacher. Clayton is a former librarian and the cofounder of Cake Literary, a creative kitchen that creates sumptuous, diverse literary treats for middle grade, young adult, and women's literature readers.
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