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BHM Day 14: Octavia E. Butler

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Octavia Butler was a science fiction author. As a child, she was painfully shy, dyslexic and the target of bullies.  So she spent her time reading and writing and became interested in science fiction magazines.  She started writing stories at the age of 10 and by the time she was in college she was winning short story contests.

She’s known for her unique portrayal of ethnicity in the science fiction genre and has been the recipient of several awards.

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Lo Brewer is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she received a BA for her major in Journalism & Media Studies. She started her career in ad sales and corporate training and worked in media for over a decade at Viacom and Fox Networks. But in 2015, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career that revolved around her two greatest passions, writing and crafting. Soon she was writing for several websites as an entertainment, fashion and music expert. She also launched a small business creating felt crafts and Ankara clothing and home goods through Etsy. Lo is a Jersey Girl (in a Cali world), a self-professed pop culture idiot savant, a homebody, a hardcore crafter, a lover of all things retro & vintage, a thrift shopoholic, and an all-around silly MF. In addition to being a celebriologist and DIY demon, she is also a novelist. Her first, The Semester, was published in 2013. She hopes to publish her second book, The Apartment, in the upcoming year.