About Reese Haller
Reese is sixteen years old and a Junior in high school in Bay City, Michigan. In 2011 Reese completed his sixth book, The Watch Keeper, a science fiction novel for young teens with messages about bullying and community. In addition to crafting published works, Reese stays involved in his local literary community as the editor of his high school newspaper and section editor for his school’s yearbook.” He is one of the youngest award-winning published writers in America. Reese began writing short stories in kindergarten, where his teacher encouraged him to take risks with his writing. He discovered his joy and passion in the third grade, where he blossomed as a writer.
At the age of eight, before entering fourth grade, Reese wrote his first book, Fred The Mouse™ Book One: The Adventures Begin, a Benjamin Franklin Award silver medal winner. He wrote Fred the Mouse™ Book Two: Making Friends during his Christmas break in December 2005. Book Two is a Mom’s Choice Award gold medal winner. Reese wrote Fred the Mouse™ Book Three: Rescuing Freedom, which was nominated for a Newbery Award, during the summer before entering fifth grade. The final book in the series, Fred the Mouse™ Book Four: Giving and Receiving, he wroteprior to beginning sixth grade. His fifth book, 101 Success Tips for Kids, was written with his younger brother, Parker, in the summer of 2008. For more information visit Reese at www.reesehaller.com.
Since 2005, Reese has been a regular presenter at elementary schools across the country, where he lectures on how to inspire children to write in a captivating 60-minute presentation titled Catching the Writing Bug: From One Kid to Another. He has presented live to over 150,000 people through teacher in-services, keynote addresses, and numerous elementary classroom talks discussing writing and publishing. In September 2007, Reese appeared live on the Martha Stewart Show, reaching thousands with his message about writing and reading.
On March 19, 2006, Reese was appointed the Ambassador of Literacy for the Youth of Michigan by Michigan’s governor, Jennifer Granholm. Reese has also been appointed to the National Advisory Council for the Statue of Responsibility, a United States national monument to be unveiled within the next five years. He is a featured author, along with Oprah, Stephen Covey, Barack Obama, Pope John Paul, George S. McGovern, and fifty-five other authors, in a book entitled Responsibility 911, intended to support the national monument. For more information on the Statue of Responsibility, visit www.sorfoundation.org.