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Sunday 24 May 2015

Spencer writing books for schools

Octavia Spencer is penning two books for school students
Octavia Spencer is penning two books for school students

Octavia Spencer is turning her hand to writing books, it has been revealed.

The Help actress has a deal with Simon And Schuster Books for Young Readers for a pair of detective novels for school students.

Simon And Schuster has announced that the Oscar-winner's first book, Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case Of The Time-Capsule Bandit, will come out next year.

Octavia, 42, said in a statement that she had been inspired by such mystery series as Nancy Drew and Encyclopedia Brown and hoped to give kids the same "sense of magic".

The actress has also appeared in such films as Flypaper and the upcoming Smashed.

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Meeting new people is always a pleasure. You enjoy getting to know individuals who are involved in a fascinating line of work. Don't be surprised if the idea for a screenplay or novel arrives as a result of these discussions. You've always had a lively imagination. Writing stories gives you an opportunity to explore different ways of life without abandoning your own comfortable niche. Keep your project secret until you're satisfied with the results. A critic could take the wind out of your sails.More