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Bruce Hale

Author, Storyteller & Speaker Known for his "Chet Gecko" Chapter Book Series and "Clark the Shark" Picture Books

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Bruce Hale Biography

Bruce Hale began his career as a writer while living in Tokyo, and continued it when he moved to Hawaii in 1983. Before entering the world of children's books, he worked as a magazine editor, surveyor, corporate lackey, gardener, actor and deejay.

From picture books to novels and graphic novels, Hale has written and illustrated 30 books for kids. His "Chet Gecko Mysteries" series includes: "The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse," "The Big Nap," "The Malted Falcon," "Hiss Me Deadly, among others. His "School For S.P.I.E.S." series includes "Playing With Fire" and "Thicker Than Water."

He has created five Hawaii children's books, including Legend of the Laughing Gecko," "Moki and the Magic Surfboard" and "Moki the Gecko's Best Christmas Ever" -- all starring Moki the Gecko. (By the way, Moki the Gecko and Chet are second cousins.)

When not writing and illustrating, Hale loves to perform. He has appeared on stage, on television, and in an independent movie called "The Ride," where he plays a surfer's agent. Hale is a popular speaker and storyteller for audiences of all ages. In 1998, he won a Fulbright Grant to teach storytelling and study folklore in Thailand. (No, he doesn't speak much Thai, but he loves Thai food.)

He has taught writing workshops at colleges and universities, and he has spoken at national conferences of writing, publishing and literacy organizations. On top of that, Hale has visited elementary schools across the country, from Hawaii, to Kansas, to Pennsylvania. (You’d never guess he loves to travel.)

These days, Hale lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Janette, and his Heinz-57 mutt, Riley. When he's not at the computer or drawing board, you'll find him hiking the hills, bicycling, or riding the waves (when it's warm enough, that is). He also likes going to movies and playing jazz music.

Videos
Books
Monsters on the Loose!: A Seek and Solve Mystery!

Monsters on the Loose!: A Seek and Solve Mystery!

Clark the Shark

Clark the Shark

Playing with Fire (School for Spies Novel, A)

Playing with Fire (School for Spies Novel, A)

Pirates of Underwhere (Prince of Underwhere)

Pirates of Underwhere (Prince of Underwhere)

Prince of Underwhere

Prince of Underwhere

The Mystery of Mr. Nice: A Chet Gecko Mystery

The Mystery of Mr. Nice: A Chet Gecko Mystery

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  • How do I book Bruce Hale to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Bruce Hale for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Bruce Hale, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Bruce Hale or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Bruce Hale

    Speaking fees for Bruce Hale, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Bruce Hale are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Bruce Hale, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Bruce Hale speak about?

    Bruce Hale is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Education, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Bruce Hale travel from?

    Bruce Hale generally travels from Santa Barbara, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Bruce Hale’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Bruce Hale for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bruce Hale for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Bruce Hale or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Author, Storyteller & Speaker Known for his "Chet Gecko" Chapter Book Series and "Clark the Shark" Picture Books

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Bruce Hale Biography

Bruce Hale began his career as a writer while living in Tokyo, and continued it when he moved to Hawaii in 1983. Before entering the world of children's books, he worked as a magazine editor, surveyor, corporate lackey, gardener, actor and deejay.

From picture books to novels and graphic novels, Hale has written and illustrated 30 books for kids. His "Chet Gecko Mysteries" series includes: "The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse," "The Big Nap," "The Malted Falcon," "Hiss Me Deadly, among others. His "School For S.P.I.E.S." series includes "Playing With Fire" and "Thicker Than Water."

He has created five Hawaii children's books, including Legend of the Laughing Gecko," "Moki and the Magic Surfboard" and "Moki the Gecko's Best Christmas Ever" -- all starring Moki the Gecko. (By the way, Moki the Gecko and Chet are second cousins.)

When not writing and illustrating, Hale loves to perform. He has appeared on stage, on television, and in an independent movie called "The Ride," where he plays a surfer's agent. Hale is a popular speaker and storyteller for audiences of all ages. In 1998, he won a Fulbright Grant to teach storytelling and study folklore in Thailand. (No, he doesn't speak much Thai, but he loves Thai food.)

He has taught writing workshops at colleges and universities, and he has spoken at national conferences of writing, publishing and literacy organizations. On top of that, Hale has visited elementary schools across the country, from Hawaii, to Kansas, to Pennsylvania. (You’d never guess he loves to travel.)

These days, Hale lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Janette, and his Heinz-57 mutt, Riley. When he's not at the computer or drawing board, you'll find him hiking the hills, bicycling, or riding the waves (when it's warm enough, that is). He also likes going to movies and playing jazz music.

Bruce Hale Videos

  • Humboldt County Author Festival 2021: Bruce Hale
    Author Bruce Hale shares tips for young readers and aspiring authors, and looks forward to the Author Festival in 2022, in a video for the ...
  • Clark the Shark Afraid of the Dark
    Are you afraid of the dark? Even sharks are sometimes! Author Bruce Hale reads Clark the Shark Afraid of the Dark, illustrated by Guy Francis and...

Bruce Hale Books

FAQs on booking Bruce Hale

  • How do I book Bruce Hale to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Bruce Hale for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Bruce Hale, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Bruce Hale or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Bruce Hale

    Speaking fees for Bruce Hale, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Bruce Hale are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Bruce Hale, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Bruce Hale speak about?

    Bruce Hale is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Education, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Bruce Hale travel from?

    Bruce Hale generally travels from Santa Barbara, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Bruce Hale’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Bruce Hale for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bruce Hale for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Bruce Hale or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Bruce Hale is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bruce Hale for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Bruce Hale generally travels from Santa Barbara, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Brenda Maier, Gale Galligan, Ross Burach, Eric Litwin and Debbie Dadey. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bruce Hale for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Bruce Hale Speaker Videos

  • Humboldt County Author Festival 2021: Bruce Hale
    Author Bruce Hale shares tips for young readers and aspiring authors, and looks forward to the Author Festival in 2022, in a video for the ...
    Clark the Shark Afraid of the Dark
    Are you afraid of the dark? Even sharks are sometimes! Author Bruce Hale reads Clark the Shark Afraid of the Dark, illustrated by Guy Francis and published by HarperCollins. If you want to learn the...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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