Speaking Testimonials


Timothy J. Boyce speaking at a book signing event in Charlotte, NC.

“Definitely one of the finest presentations I’ve been to at OLLI [Osher Lifelong Learning Institute].  Mr. Boyce’s passion about the story is unique and his presentation and his book brought tears to the eyes of many of us there.”

– attendee
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Clemson
Clemson, SC

“Thank you so much for making the visit to Guilford [College] and presenting the honorable life of Odd Nansen. . . . Without your effort, we would never have been able to know Odd Nansen. With it, we have a history to rely upon as a moral compass for acting with integrity in the face of human rights violations. May we live up to it!”

– Jane K. Fernandes
President, Guilford College
Greensboro, NC

“You transported us on a journey back into one of history’s darkest, most devastating and inhumane times. . . through the eyes, mind and soul of a man who demonstrated the power of faith and the human spirit to shine through destruction and death.”

– Joanna Steffes
Staff, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Clemson
Clemson, SC

“What a story! Our group loved the presentation and would like to have [you] back again in the future. Thanks so much Tim for sharing Odd Nansen’s story with all of us!”

– Linda Nowlin
Chairperson, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Furman Bonus Trips and Events
Greenville, SC

“Tim, the work you’ve done is important and appreciated, and your way of telling the story is captivating. Thank you for sharing it with us.”

– Brett Bonfield
Executive Director, Princeton Public Library
Princeton, NJ

“Timothy–your graciousness in all things, and your message of goodness and hope in humanity in the midst of terrible suffering and death . . . was a welcome gift. Thank you!”

– Joyce MacKichan Walker,
Minister of Education, Nassau Presbyterian Church
Princeton, NJ

“Thank you for presenting your lecture based on the book “From Day to Day” by Odd Nansen at the Ridgewood Public Library. Your presentation kept the audience engaged and interested. You are welcome to return. “

– Toni Mathes,
Ridgewood Public Library, Ridgewood, NJ

“Timothy Boyce’s presentation was informative and riveting. He has really done his homework.”

– Betsy Teter
Executive Director, Hub City Writers Project
Spartanburg, SC

“Your delivery was perfect! Many, many people commented on how much they enjoyed you and felt you had everyone captivated the entire time.”

– Teresa Stephens, PhD, MSM, RN, CNE
East Tennessee State University, College of Nursing
Johnson City, TN

“Mr. Boyce’s warm and enthusiastic style made his presentation meaningful for high school students just learning about the impact of WWII. He supplied details and facts not typically found in textbooks . . . and found ways to connect those events to present day conditions. I highly recommend Mr. Boyce as a speaker.”

– Wendy Swift
Director, The Center for Writing, Cheshire Academy
Cheshire, CT

“We were mesmerized. [Tim’s] depth of knowledge and recollection of the facts, including names, dates, and the occurrences were unparalleled. It’s an intriguing story, well researched and delivered. . . . Thank you, Tim, for bringing this story to light.”

– Jeannette Zukor
Chair, Volunteer Museum Educators, The Breman Museum
Atlanta, GA

“One of the most engaging and moving writer’s talks I’ve experienced. . . . Your book and its backstory are wonderful.”

– Harry Goodheart
Owner, Tryon Fine Books
Tryon, NC

“Tim is an incredible speaker and we were mesmerized by his passion for this book and the story of how he brought it back to print.”

– Susan Penfold
President, Tryon, NC, Chapter
American Association of University Women

“That you have developed such a comprehensive mastery of Odd Nansen and all that surrounds him… is beyond impressive. You could have gone on for three times as long and kept us riveted with your enthusiastic delivery. Your passion fills you.”

– Jim Troppmann
former P&G executive, attendee

“Your presentation was outstanding, and the audience was captivated by your deep and touching involvement in this amazing web of World War history, intrigue, and tragedy. Your deep understanding of the Nansen/Buergenthal connection really helped to bring history alive for our members.”

– Thomas Huber
President, Life Long Learning at Sun City Carolina Lakes

“Timothy Boyce’s presentation on “The Secret Concentration Camp Diary of Odd Nansen” combined an engaging speaking style, a knowledge of history, and a passion for his subject, resulting in a very enjoyable and informative morning for the more than 250 Senior Scholars at Queens University attendees. “

– Carolyn Kibler
President, Senior Scholars at Queens University
Charlotte, NC

“Timothy Boyce captivated a larger than usual, attentive and appreciative audience with his spellbinding presentation of Odd Nansen and his World War II diary. He brilliantly demonstrated Odd Nansen’s will to survive while also helping others. A remarkable tale presented in an informative and fascinating way by a truly engaging speaker.”

– Audun Gythfeldt
President, Sons of Norway Nor-Bu Lodge
Rockaway, NJ

“Tim . . . gave a terrific presentation [at the Norwegian Nobel Institute].”

– Anne Ellingsen
author of Odd Nansen: Arvtageren

“Our lodge members greatly enjoyed the presentation and are still talking about it! As a matter of fact, we enjoyed the presentation so much that we requested an encore so that even more of our members could hear about this topic.”

– Ruth Campbell
President, Norsk Carolina Lodge
Charlotte, NC


“The information in [Tim’s] presentation was fascinating and generated a lot of discussion.  . .”

– Mike Tilder
President, North Carolina Vikings Lodge
Raleigh, NC

“Mr. Boyce’s presentation was fascinating as well as informative and our members thoroughly enjoyed [it].”

– Shirley Guy
President, Vennekretsen Lodge
Atlanta, GA

“Everyone at the meeting loved your presentation . . . about Odd Nansen .”

– Lynn Montgomery
President, Kiwanis Club
Tryon, NC

“We thoroughly enjoyed your presentation. . . . We are really looking forward to reading the . . . book.”

– Sharon Rohrback
President, Sons of Norway Blafjell Lodge
Bedford, VA

“Thank you for a wonderful presentation. . . .”

– Grete Bunes
American-Scandinavian Foundation/Western Carolina Associates
Hendersonville, NC

“A fantastic guest speaker and literary researcher”

– Dirk Hansen
President, Sons of Norway Southern Star Lodge
Myrtle Beach, SC

“Thanks again for a most interesting presentation.”

– Kenneth Mullen
Treasurer, Sons of Norway Bondelandet Lodge
Lancaster, PA