Bruce Hale grew up in Los Angeles, California. As a child, he spent a lot of time imagining. He pretended to be Tarzan, a pirate, a frontiersman, and many other things. In high school, he drew and wrote comics to entertain his friends.
When Mr. Hale grew up, he worked as a magazine editor, surveyor and gardener. He also lived for a while in Tokyo, Japan. However, it was while he was living in Hawaii that he started writing about and drawing geckos.
Today, Mr. Hale lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, and he pursues many interests. He writes and illustrates his books (including some that don't star lizards). He loves to talk to students about his life as an author and illustrator. He sings in a rock-and-roll group called "The Savage Bunnies." He loves hiking, surfing, watching movies, and playing jazz. He is also an actor and has performed in plays and television commercials. Another passion of his is storytelling, which he has taught in Thailand. AND he's a teacher and speaker, giving workshops at universities and schools.
Mr. Hale is so busy, it's a wonder that he has the time to write new Chet Gecko books year in and year out.
- Author Website: www.brucehale.com/