Octavia Spencer

In the Spotlight: Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer

Academy Award-winning Actress Octavia Spencer has written her first young adult novel

Octavia Spencer sat down with Ladies Home Journal to discuss publishing her new young adult novel  Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit. . During the interview the actress revealed that her love of reading helped shape who she is and ultimately inspired her to pen this series. She goes on to say that the characters in her book are doing everything she ever dreamed of doing.

Octavia Spencer shared:

The characters in my book are doing everything I ever dreamed of doing, from martial arts to actually solving a mystery. I grew up reading a lot of mystery books—everything from Nancy Drew to The Hardy Boys series—so I just decided to put pen to paper and the book and Randi’s character began to take shape.


Randi Rhodes Ninja Detective


There are two books planned for the Randi Rhodes series and although she feels vulnerable with people reading her work, she describes this experience as a dream come true.

Visit Ladies Home Journal to read the 5 Minutes with Octavia Spencer Interview.

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