Teresa has been speaking to diverse audiences since 2002. She is a member of National Speakers Association and an Expert Guide for Children's Book Insider. She was also the on-screen host of The Write Series.
Her audiences have included women's, business, and senior groups, youth organizations, teacher conferences, schools, art groups, and writer's conferences.
Her keynote talks include:
We Can Do It: What the Women of World War II Can Teach Women Today about Changing Our World.
We Make What Matters, Matter: How to Build the Career that Matters to YOU!
Ideas Through Execution: How Artists and Entrepreneurs Can Affect Change through Community Leadership.
"Everyone was over-the-top pleased with your presentation. I've been getting thank yous left and right for bringing you in!"
"I've been arranging speakers for seven years, and your presentation was the best we've ever had."
"Your presentation was one of the most informative and useful we've had in recent memory. An excellent job!"
"Thank you for an awesome, inspiring day!"
Teresa R. Funke is the author of Remember Wake, an award-winning novel based on a true story from WWII. She is also the author of Dancing in Combat Boots: Stories of American Women in WWII and the Home-Front Heroes series, a collection of novels for middle grade readers. Doing My Part, the first book in the series, is about a young girl working at a war factory in Illinois. The second book in the Home-Front Heroes collection, The No-No Boys, is set in a Japanese internment camp. The third, V for Victory, features a Mexican-American boy in San Antonio, and Wave Me Good-bye, the newest and fourth book, is based on a Jewish girl from the Bronx.
Teresa earned a degree in history from Boise State University and has worked as a researcher for PBS and several museums and written dozens of articles. Her essays and short stories have appeared in numerous commercial and literary magazines and anthologies including Calyx, Crab Orchard Review, 2003 Fish Short Story Prize Anthology, Tampa Review, In Posse Review's Ethnic Anthology on Web del Sol, Under the Sun, U.S. Catholic, Adoption Today and several others. Two of her essays have been listed as Notable Essays of 2002 and 2004 by the prestigious Best American Essays series.
Teresa has been working as a writer's coach since 2005. As one of the first coaches in her area, Teresa defined a new style for working with writers. Unlike many writing consultants, Teresa works with all levels of writers seeking any goals for their work. Whether you are looking to write a book just for friends and family or hoping for the bestseller list, your goals are valid. Teresa does one-on-one consultations with a limited nuimber of clients. She also teaches writing workshops, including her popular That Book Inside You: How to Write It, Publish It, Sell It workshop. Watch for this workshop to become an exclusive weekend workshop in the fall of 2012!
To read more about Teresa's workshops, click here
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Check out Teresa's Expert Guide videos at Children's Book Insider here to learn more about how to write, publish, and promote your work.
The Sand Papers:
Selected Writings from the Slow Sand Writers Society
The Slow Sand Writers Society is a group in Fort Collins, Colorado, that has been meeting every other Tuesday night for a decade. Teresa and the rest of the Sanders gather to report progress, share successes, commiserate failures and, fondly yet honestly, critique each other's work.
This tenth-anniversary collection is a sampler of the hundreds of essays, short stories and book excerpts the Sanders have helped one another hone. The voices herein—poignant, wry, subtle, edgy—are as unique as their authors, yet all have been tuned in the process of coming together week after week, year after year.
Ten writers. Ten years. Ten stories. Enjoy. For more info visit the Slow Sand Writers Society
The Write Series:
A Video Series for Writers
Forest Rose Productions, L.L.C., is delighted to produce THE WRITE SERIES in association with The Pikes Peak Writers Conference. The first volume, "Getting There from Here: Getting Published" is an exciting introduction for the series. It presents valuable information in an entertaining way, for all writers at any level.
Teresa narrates the series in a friendly, helpful and learned style. This program runs approximately 40 minutes and features a number of publishing professionals who share suggestions and secrets about how to get published.
For more info visit Pikes Peak Writers Conference
Additional Literary Publications
2008: "The Sight of You," Idaho Magazine, story excerpt
2008: "Freer Than I've Ever Been," Calyx, short story
2007: "Three Thousand Men," The MacGuffin, short story
2007: "Living on the Wind," Kalliope, short story
2006: "Where She Began," High Plains Register, short story
2006: "Las Estrellas de Oro," The Copperfield Review, short story reprint
2006: "Books in My Backyard," ByLine Magazine, end piece
2005: "I Am Not Special," Adoption Today, creative nonfiction
2005: "Las Estrellas de Oro," U.S. Catholic, short story
2005: "Una Hija Americana," listed as Notable Essay of 2004 by Best American Essays
2004: "Una Hija Americana," Crab Orchard Review, creative nonfiction
2004: "It's Not Too Late, Connor," ByLine Magazine, essay
2003: "Liberated Hair," listed as a Notable Essay of 2002 by Best American Essays series
2003: "Just The Way He Liked It," 2003 Fish Short Story Prize Anthology, short story
2003: "I Am Not Special," Under the Sun, creative nonfiction
2003: "The Summer of '79," The North Dakota Quarterly, creative nonfiction
2002: "Liberated Hair," Tampa Review, creative nonfiction
2002: "When Mother's Play," The Denver Post, essay
2001: "The Value of Money," In Posse Review's Ethnic Anthology on Web del Sol, short story
2001: "What He Might Have Been," Carve Magazine, short story
2001: "The Hours of Magic," A Mom's Love, essay
2000: "Why Korea?" Adoption Today, essay
1999: "Baby Steps and Novel Strides," ByLine Magazine, essay, reprinted in Authorship
1994: "Poems That Die in the Moonlight," Genre Sampler Magazine, short story
Commercial Writing Experience 1991-2000:
Over 80 articles published in regional and national magazines and newspapers, including The Rocky Mountain News, Northwest Parks and Wildlife, Women's World, Colorado Country Life, the Denver Post and several others. She has done research and/or written brochures for PBS and several museums.