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Teresa R. Funke

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Teresa R. Funke is the author of "Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life," a highly regarded collection of her postings from her popular blog of the same name. She is also the author of seven novels for adults and children about World War II including "Remember Wake," "Dancing in Combat Boots," and the Home-Front Heroes Series.

Teresa's short stories, articles, and essays have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and anthologies. Two of her essays were listed as Notable Essays by the prestigious Best American Essays series.

She is a sought-after speaker and consultant and works with organizations, schools, and non-profits to promote the arts, literacy, and history education.
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Teresa R. Funke What a fun question! Maybe Ben Franklin. He's such an interesting character, I'd like to see what he was like in real life. Or Mark Twain. Would love …moreWhat a fun question! Maybe Ben Franklin. He's such an interesting character, I'd like to see what he was like in real life. Or Mark Twain. Would love to hear his insights on current culture. For live authors, maybe Bill Bryson. He, like me, is interested in so many different topics. Now I'm realizing there are no women on this list. That's easy . . . Eleanor Roosevelt. (less)
Teresa R. Funke My first book, Remember Wake, was a ten-year process. I started out by doing research and interviews and felt fully prepared to write the novel, but w…moreMy first book, Remember Wake, was a ten-year process. I started out by doing research and interviews and felt fully prepared to write the novel, but when I tried, I realized I had no idea how to write a book. So I backed up and wrote short stories and personal essays for a few years to try and find my voice. After publishing a few of those, I felt ready to tackle the novel again. So just to write the book (and revise it many times) was a seven-year process. I then spent three years trying to get it published. I had an agent for a while, and then some interested editors, and finally I decided to self-publish and had to teach myself how to do that. So it was ten years from the moment I committed to write the book until I held a published copy in my hands.

The second book took 8 years. The children's books, though, now take me only a little over a year. I'm getting faster! (less)
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Dancing in Combat Boots

3.87 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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The No-No Boys

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Remember Wake

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Doing My Part

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V for Victory

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War on a Sunday Morning

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Wave Me Good-bye

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How many times have you been told to “focus on the positive” or “look on the bright side” or “count your blessings?” All of those things are important, and I try to do them as often as possible, but what happens when a negative thought or reaction creeps in? If we believe too firmly the advice above, we find ourselves feeling guilty or ashamed of our negative thoughts, and that brings our energy d

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“The only difference between a grown-up's mistake and a child's is the size of the consequence.”
Teresa R. Funke, Doing My Part

“We make the things that matter, matter.”
Teresa R. Funke, Dancing in Combat Boots

“One day this war will end. And when it does, Tule Lake will be just a memory.”
Teresa R. Funke, The No-No Boys

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“We make the things that matter, matter.”
Teresa R. Funke, Dancing in Combat Boots

“I let all that anger and worry go because they don't belong to me any more than the future does. And I don't wanna feel them anyhow, because the truth is, whatever happens when this war ends, here and now, far from Richmond County, I'm freer than I've ever been.”
Teresa R. Funke, Dancing in Combat Boots

“This is how hatred begins -- with a muffled laugh on a hot night and a knock on the door.”
Teresa R. Funke, Wave Me Good-bye

“One day this war will end. And when it does, Tule Lake will be just a memory.”
Teresa R. Funke, The No-No Boys

“The only difference between a grown-up's mistake and a child's is the size of the consequence.”
Teresa R. Funke, Doing My Part

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