Bursts of Brilliance™ in 30 Minutes


Teresa pulls from her 30 years of experience in the writing and publishing industries and her 18 years as a nationwide writers coach to offer 30-minute "Spotlight Sessions" to participants at:

Book Fairs and Events
Author Fairs and Events
Writers Conferences
Library Events
Arts Events
Creativity Events
Trade Shows
College Library Offerings
Teacher Conferences
And More

What You Get: Teresa meets with participants in 30-minute, back-to-back blocks of time to answer questions relating to:

Story Ideas or Concerns
The Writing Process (fiction/nonfiction/children's)
Pitching to or Acquiring Agents
Marketing and Promotion
Running a Creative Business

Some Questions Participants Have Asked:

  • Do you think the premise of my book will fly?
  • Should I write this book as fiction or nonfiction?
  • How do I get comfortable telling my story if it might hurt someone else?
  • How do I get over this writer's block?
  • Can you help me perfect this pitch before I meet with the agent?
  • Should I try to traditionally or self-publish this book?
  • What is the best route to self-publishing?
  • I published my book, do you have any ideas for how I can promote it?
  • If I want to be a professional writer, what do I need to know to succeed?

She Can Also:
Provide a Keynote for Your Event
Offer Breakout Sessions
Moderate Panels
MC Your Activities
Speak on Your Podcast
Offer a Webinar or Teleseminar
Donate up to 25 Free Books for Your Participants
Help You Promote Your Event

Contact Teresa to Learn More:

Fort Collins Book Festival

Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators Rocky Mountain Chapter

Northern Colorado Writers Conference

Local Author Showcase, Loveland Public Library


From Event Organizers

"Not only was Teresa a great speaker for our Author Showcase Event, and very well received by program participants, her input on planning also helped us put on a more successful event, such as facilitating our panel discussion and suggesting sponsors for the event. We had so much interest in her one-on-one coaching sessions that we had to hold a raffle for her time slots and then start a waiting list!"
--Joanna McNeal, Customer Service Manager, Loveland Public Library

"We had overwhelming response to Teresa Funke’s two offerings at our Fort Collins Book Festival this year. We had a packed house for her “How to Self-Publish Successfully” presentation and got rave reviews from audience members. We were also excited to see that Teresa’s one-on-one 30-minute coaching sessions filled a full week before our event! We started a waiting list and still had people asking us that day if she had any openings. Her coaching slots were definitely in high demand, and people left her sessions feeling more confident and on task. Teresa was easy to work with and helped us promote our event! I’d highly recommend Teresa as both a speaker/presenter and a coach!”
--Melissa Beavers, Fort Collins Book Fest Coordinator

Teresa Funke’s one-on-one writer’s coaching sessions at our Northern Colorado Writer’s Conference were a happy success. We made the sessions available as an add-on feature as part of registration, and all 14 slots filled! Teresa met in back-to-back sessions with our participants and answered a variety of questions about writing and publishing. She kept things moving and treated each participant with professionalism. One gentleman left her session and came immediately to tell us, “That was the best 30 minutes I could ever have hoped for.” We will definitely be asking Teresa back again.”
--April Moore, Director, Northern Colorado Writers

From Event Participants

"My writing took exponential leaps when I started working with Teresa as a writing coach. I’m a late-comer to taking my writing seriously. I wanted someone willing to be forthright about my work and what I would need to do to become a published author. So, of course, when I saw a chance to meet with Teresa for 30 minutes at the Fort Collins Book Festival, I called immediately to secure a spot. I knew from experience that 30 minutes with Teresa would help me tackle my most current concerns and get me back on track, and that’s exactly what happened.”
--Mary Roberts

"The 30 minutes Teresa and I spent together really gave me back some confidence that I had lost since beginning my search for publication. I am excited to try out some of the suggestions she gave me regarding my literary fiction novel. In fact, I am starting today. . . Thank you for your time and sharing your expertise." --Derra Larsen

"Thank you so much for your valuable time during my 30-minute coaching session and the seriousness and energy with which you approached our conversation. I appreciated your know-how and encouragement."
--Sarah, Fort Collins Book Festival

"Teresa was very professional and knowledgeable. Friendly and gracious."
--Conference survey

"Teresa was absolutely the best 30 minutes spent ever- to the point, she's definitely an expert in her field. Thank you!"

--Conference survey, Non-fiction Authors Association