Maxim Covergirl Competition 2020
CHICAGO, July 20, 2020 – South sider Octavia Reese, Principal Epic Trainer at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, author, cellist, and single mom of three boys is competing for Maxim Covergirl 2020 and $25,000. The competition, which began in May, features thousands of models from around the world, and Octavia has now advanced to the semi-finals. From July 20 to July 30 Octavia is up against seven other women competing for the title, the cash, and the springboard into the world of modeling and entertainment. Octavia has to place first in her group to advance to the Final Eight.
Detroit Book Fest 2019
Former Miss Michigan returns to hometown with fourth book in SFF series
July 26, 2020 CHICAGO – Rena Baron, Tephra Miriam and Octavia Reese host panel discussing World Building for Black SFF.
Cosplayers, many dressed as black superheroes, flocked to the
three-day celebration of Afrofuturism and all things Black Panther.
LOCAL AUTHOR AND TEEN ARTIST PARTNER TO INSPIRE GIRLS WITH SCI-FI SERIES AT FIRST ANNUAL WAKANDACON
Former Miss America contestant writes brown girls into the spotlight; 9th grader illustrates
Release – Feminist Chicago author joins discussion panel for Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home in Grand Rapids 7-24-2018
CHICAGO AUTHOR JOINS DISCUSSION PANEL FOR TONY-WINNING MUSICAL
Author Octavia Reese discusses feminism, family and LGBTQ issues in Grand Rapids production of Fun Home
July 15 2018 WXYZ Channel 7 DETROIT
June 5 2018 ABC7 Chicago
FORMER MISS MICHIGAN RETURNS TO DETROIT TO INSPIRE GIRLS WITH BINGE-WORTHY SCI-FI SERIES AT DETROIT BOOK FEST
Independent author and former pageant queen aims to redefine how young women of color set expectations for themselves
May 1 2018
- press release
- key themes:
- about The Hibouleans
- about Volume 1
- about the author
- sample chapters