Edgar-nominated author Bruce Hale is passionate about inspiring reluctant readers to open books (and actually read them). He has written or illustrated over 50 seriously funny books for children, ranging from picture books like Clark the Shark and Snoring Beauty (one of Oprah’s Recommended Reads for Kids), to middle-grade series like the award-winning Chet Gecko Mysteries, Class Pets, and the Monstertown Mysteries.
Bruce’s assemblies are a blend of character education, stand-up comedy, and pro-literacy message, tracing his journey from reluctant reader to author in a way that inspires listeners to dream big. Assemblies are tailored to grade level and include helpful insight into the writing process. He can also provide interactive writing and cartooning workshops for smaller groups. An actor and Fulbright Scholar in Storytelling, Bruce is in demand as a speaker, having presented at conferences, universities, and schools worldwide, from New York to New Delhi.