Reese is eleven years old and in seventh grade. He is considered one of the youngest published fiction authors in America. Reese is the author of the award-winning Fred the Mouse™ series, which includes four chapter books for readers in the second through fourth grades. Visit www.fredthemouse.com for more information.
Reese began writing short stories in kindergarten, where he was encouraged to take risks with his writing. He discovered his joy and passion in the third grade, where he blossomed as a writer.
Reese has been a regular presenter at elementary schools across the country since 2005, where he lectures on how to inspire children to write in a captivating 60-minute presentation. He has presented live to over 15,000 people in teacher in-services, keynote addresses, and numerous elementary classrooms discussing writing and publishing. In October 2007 Reese was the keynote speaker at Central Michigan University for their Make a Difference Day. Reese has also appeared live on The Martha Stewart Show, reaching thousands with his message about writing and reading.
Reese has been appointed the Ambassador of Literacy for the Youth of Michigan by Michigan’s Governor, Jennifer Granholm. He has also been appointed to the National Advisory Council for the Statue of Responsibility, a United States National monument to be unveiled in July of 2010. He is a featured author, along with Oprah, Stephen Covey, Barack Obama, Pope John Paul, George S. McGovern, and 55 other authors, in a book entitled Responsibility 911, published in support of the national monument. He is the only child featured in this book.
For more information, visit Reese at www.reesehaller.com.