AUTHOR AND SPEAKER
"Alison is a very good presenter and the audience was enthralled by her program. I will encourage my colleagues in local communities to also host Alison for an author talk. I wish her all the best with her writing and admire the extensive research she has done for her books. This was an excellent program."
– Jean Hlady, Adult Programming Coordinator, Milton Public Library
"Alison interacted well with the audience, answered questions, and knew her subject very well. She had the audience engaged for the entire presentation. I would highly recommend Alison O’Leary as a presenter."
– Donna Martel, Adult Services Librarian, Westborough Public Library
"Chatham Marconi so appreciates the presentation you did to start off our summer series on July 7th. Your book was one of the best I’ve read this summer and your presentation was wonderful."
– Roz Coleman, Founding President, Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
"The residents' feedback was very positive regarding the content and the quality of your delivery."
–Pamela Markson, Program Specialist, NewBridge on the Charles
"We are very honored you were able to come to our building! Everyone raved about how amazing the presentation was for a good week (some still). We would absolutely love for you to come back!"
– Julie Wagner, Executive Director, Royal Assisted Living at Harwich Village
"We enjoyed Alison's presentation on So Close to Home to much we invited her back for 'Hidden Gems of New England,' based on her book Inns and Adventures. Her presentation was very well organized, knowledgeable, and inspiring. Many audience members were taking notes, planning their next adventure. It is always a pleasure to have Alison at the Eldredge Public Library."
– Amy Andreasson, Director, Eldredge Public Library
"Thank you so much for bringing such great enrichment opportunities to our school. The kids thought [Alison] was great and we were all very impressed. I thought Alison was wonderful, she did a great job and was really knowledgeable."
– Carol Grosky, World Cultures teacher, Lowell Community Charter School
Anonymous program evaluations from audience at Newburyport Public Library (May 2018):
"Wonderful presentation!!" -- "Very comprehensive and entertaining" -- "Very informative. Brought many memories of years past" -- "Excellent presenter, thorough with an excellent slide presentation, she seemed very well versed and knowledgeable."
“You really had their attention. People were very inspired - Our library copy of your book went out first thing the next morning.”
– Robin Shtulman, Assistant Director, Athol Public Library
"We all learned a great deal about the New England States, the natural gifts about us, all due to your informative presentation & power point film exhibit. You are a marvelous extraordinary instructive speaker."
– Hazel Miele, Treasurer, Berlin Mass. Senior Citizens Association