This month Octavia Spencer sat down with Ladies Home Journal to discuss publishing her new novel. Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit, is apart of a young adult series and was inspired by her love of mystery novels as a kid. During the interview the actress revealed that it took her awhile to complete the project because she has dyslexia. She goes on to say that her dyslexia made her fear reading aloud.
Octavia Spencer shared:
I wasn’t confident that what I was saying was actually on the page, quite honestly. To this day, I hate table reads and it definitely has affected how I approach my work. I start memorizing as soon as I get a script because I know it’s going to take me longer to feel confident. Even though it’s a challenge, I don’t feel encumbered by it.
Despite being met with such a hurdle, Octavia finished the book and she’s embracing her role as an author of kids books. So far, there are two books planned for the Randi Rhodes series and although she has so many ideas in mind for this character, she describes this experience as a dream come true.
Visit Ladies Home Journal to read the 5 Minutes with Octavia Spencer Interview.