I seek to provide bursts of knowledge and inspiration

  • From my World War II fiction for adults and children to a blog that helps you tap into your creative purpose
  • From motivational talks for all ages to products and presentations that connect you to the writer inside
  • From arts and history advocacy to working to ensure every child has a book to call their own

I believe with support and encouragement, ordinary people like you and me can be brilliant too.


I write engaging fiction about World War II, inspiring blog posts, literary essays and short stories, informational articles, and more. I’m a nationwide speaker motivating people to tap into their creative brilliance and a trusted writing consultant. I’m also a community catalyst, partnering with businesses, schools, organizations, and individuals to create new ways to advance literacy, the arts, and history education.


Here you’ll find my World War II novels for adults and children, teaching materials to go along with my books, classroom kits, and fun merchandise. You’ll also find information about my new book, Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life, and the many resources I’ll have available to help stoke your creative spirit.


Visit my Writing Courses page to tap into my nearly 30 years of writing and publishing experience and access my popular writing and self-publishing blueprints, technique masterclasses, writing tools, and transcripts of my YouTube writing videos.


Visit my Resources Page to discover World War II links and reading suggestions, writing tips and information for teens and adults, publishing and self-publishing resources and recommendations, and much more.

Supporting Alternative Learning Environments

During this historic time, we know teaching and learning is challenging for teachers, parents, and students, and we want to help. Here’s a quick and easy list of all the fun learning tools we have on the site to help your kids engage with history, inspiration, writing instruction, and more.

-- Real Home-Front Heroes - see pictures of the real people on whom I based my characters in my Home-Front Heroes children's books.

--World War II Honorees - see pictures and read about real men and women who helped the war effort.

--World War II Books for Children & Teens - discover more books about the war.

--Teen Writing Resources - find resources to teach and encourage our young writers.

--Discover my inspirational book and blog, Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life, where you and your students can stoke your creative spirits during this difficult time.

Looking for more detailed and specific learning tools? Let me do the work for you:

Consider downloading my teacher-produced Lesson Plans for each of my Home-Front Heroes middle-grade novels. You'll find them available individually and as a bundle.

Teach children what it's like to be a professional author and give them an exciting lesson about real people who kept American running during another trying time for our nation - World War II with the recording of My Author Journey. 

You'll also find free AR Quizzes on my website to test your student's knowledge after they read my books.

I'm available to present to children and teenagers wherever they are learning this year. Contact me to explore possibilities for author visits, workshops, one-on-ones, and free books for your classrooms. Let's get creative on how best to engage kids and pique their interest in writing and World War II while we navigate new ways of learning. Review the types of things I can offer by clicking here. Then contact me at teresa@teresafunke.com

What's New

Ignite Your Creative Spirit

Today’s chaotic world requires an army of creative thinkers – and you are one of them! This transformative book will help you ignite your creative spirit and rediscover your passion, your purpose, and your power. Click here to learn more.

The Self-Publishing Blueprint

My Self-Publishing Blueprint is the only tool you'll need to cut through the confusion of self-publishing and map out the route that is best for you and your project. This Blueprint will help you move forward with clarity and confidence and help you steer clear of costly mistakes. Click here to learn more.

Special Thanks to Our Author Visits for Schools Partners!