TERESA R. FUNKE
BECAUSE EVEN ORDINARY PEOPLE
CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
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.
WHAT I DO
I write engaging fiction about World War II, an inspiring book and blog for creatives, literary essays and short stories, informational articles, and more. I’m a nationwide speaker motivating people to tap into their inner brilliance and a trusted writing presenter. 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 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.
New York Premiere of Wave Me Good-Bye
My Most Exciting News - Maybe Ever
The Kraine Theater will host the world-premiere of Wave Me Good-Bye, an adaptation of my children's World War II novel, October 7th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, and October 8th at 2:00pm.
Inspired by a true story . . . Wave Me Good-Bye follows thirteen-year-old Miriam Liebler, the only Jewish girl in her Bronx neighborhood. World War II is raging, and her brother will soon leave to join the fight. Blackouts and air-raid drills punctuate her daily life. Worse yet, her family has heard nothing from their Jewish relatives in Europe since before the war started, and Miriam fears the worst. Her friends don’t understand her worries—until she meets Christopher Richards, an orphaned English boy whisked to America to escape the deadly bombings of London.
Two outsiders, Miriam and Chris develop a once-in-a-lifetime friendship as they exchange candy, comic books, and secrets through the iron bars of the orphanage fence.
This show explores triumph, loss, family, and the power of one person to make incredible change.
Recommended for ages 9+
Ticket prices are on sliding accessible scale of $25 - $5
Available at FRIGID.nyc
The Kraine Theatre, 85 East 4th St New York, NY 10003
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.