Testimonials

Everyone was THRILLED with the assembly!  They thought it was a perfect fit for our K-2 crowd, and were amazed at how it was put together so well on Zoom!  A “10” for sure.

Lampeter Elementary - Amanda SpealmanLibrarianLampeter ElementaryLancaster, PA

As a coordinator for our author visits, I struggle to find authors that meet the needs of our primary and intermediate classes.  Bruce has a variety of books that easily span our TK-6th grade students.  He also met the demands of presenting to all grade levels by creating presentations that were unique to each group and incorporating teaching strategies to keep students engaged and entertained.

Norris School District - Rebecca BeenDistrict LibrarianBakersfield, CA

The students can’t stop talking about you today!  There isn’t ONE Bruce Hale book in my library right now.  Thank you, again, for sharing your knowledge, motivation, encouragement, humor and enthusiasm with all our students.

John Wash Elementary - Jeaneen ChristiansenLibrarianFresno, CA

Using your website and all of the corresponding book activities/lessons you have put together really helped. I was able to talk about rhyming, character development, using similes as an added description or humor, and being creative when writing fractured fairy tales. I had a month worth of library lessons! Thanks again for a wonderful visit.

Sareen CarrascoLibrarianBimat ElementaryBakersfield, CA
I highly encourage anyone who is considering inviting Bruce Hale as a visiting author to do so! He was able to engage our preschool students up to our high school students, and our parents — sometimes with only ten minutes to adapt his presentation. Hosting an author can be stressful, but he is so easy to work with. I cannot recommend Bruce Hale highly enough!
Kate DavisLibrary DirectorAmerican International School of AbujaAbuja, Nigeria

The feedback from the kids was that they LOVED your presentation.  We haven’t had a single library copy of your books on the shelves since you came!!

Deb RandolphLibrarianOak Meadow ElementarySan Antonio, TX

The kids had a wonderful time and truly enjoyed hearing about the writing process. Many families have shared that their child is STILL talking about your visit.

Melissa BardackMedia SpecialistPleasant Grove ElementaryGreenwood, IN

Bruce Hale’s visit awakened the creative spirit in students and teachers alike.  Students are working together to create unique stories and sharing their artistic and linguistic talents. Thank you for the inspiration!

Maria DietzTeacher-LibrarianReyes ElementaryMerced, CA

Students were mesmerized by Bruce’s storytelling and were asking for more of his books after his visit.

Andrea BurdineLibrarianClinton Central ElementaryMichigantown, IN

The students of IST loved having Bruce visit us.  It was five days of assemblies, class visits, cartooning, writing, and question-asking fun!  Our students ended the week inspired, empowered, and ready to go out to be authors.

Kirk LeichnerTeacher-LibrarianInternational School of TanganyikaTanzania

Bruce Hale knows how to connect to students. They were captivated by his great sense of humor and stories that tied into how and why authors write. His entertaining writers’ workshop of “tips and tricks” could easily and immediately be used by our students in the classroom.

Pang MouaTeacher-librarianStefani ElementaryMerced, CA

Bruce was able to engage even our most challenging students with his humor and ability to offer them writing strategies they could easily access.  Our staff watched in awe as the full range of our writers, from reluctant to passionate, jumped in and tried out his suggestions for creating a strong narrative.

Ellen TucknerPrincipalVeterans Park ElementaryRidgefield, CT

We were very fortunate to secure Bruce Hale for daytime presentations as well as a Family Reading Night Event.  The parents raved about his ability to engage the students with stories, artistic talents, and even an impromptu dance party.  He is genuinely kind, considerate, and great at communicating in the planning stages of the visit.

Judy BaumanLRC DirectorTate Woods ElementaryLisle, IL

Thank you again for an awesome day.  You truly were a gentleman, professional and gave four outstanding programs for our children.  You are one of many authors whom we’ve been blessed to have visit over the past 19 years, but certainly one of the BEST we’ve ever had!

Ronda DouglasTeacher-librarianMcSwain Elementary SchoolMerced, CA

Having Bruce Hale come to our school was a delight. His inspiring story provided hope to struggling readers and his humor brought joy to us all. We would love to have Bruce return in the future.

Ursula FagerstromPTAApex ElementaryApex, NC

His personal story of transformation, from a TV-loving couch potato to an avid reader and successful writer, left us all inspired. His delivery, humor, and artistry will keep even the wiggliest kiddos engaged. We love Bruce Hale!!!

Kristen NordstromTeacherLang Ranch ElementaryThousand Oaks, CA

Hearing from a published author about his own process validated the work students are doing. His visit brought together the key elements we hope to accentuate during Book Week — a love of reading, a love of writing, and a celebration of the stories that connect us.

Erin FitzgeraldLiteracy CoordinatorTASIS-LuganoLugano, Switzerland

The visit was amazing and a total success from the students’ as well as teachers’ point of view. I highly recommend Bruce for a visit. Your students will come away motivated to read and be better writers.

Nido de Aguilas International School - Linda SwensonMedia Center DirectorSantiago, Chile

Our second graders had a blast. They are busy reading more of your books and writing their own stories. Your excitement for books was contagious!

Schafer Elementary - Kelly ConwayTeacherSchafer ElementaryLombard, IL

Bruce’s message of persistence, practice, and hard work to achieve one’s dream is a wonderful lesson that the kids will remember for years to come.

Daves Avenue School - Barbara McInerneyAuthors Day ChairDaves Avenue SchoolLos Gatos, CA