How to Speak at Teacher Conferences

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #228

How to Speak at Teacher Conferences

An Interview with Teresa Funke

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Under the Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

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This Week’s Guest is Teresa Funke!

Teresa Funke
This week’s guest is Teresa Funke. Teresa embodies the modern artist/entrepreneur. She is the owner of Teresa Funke & Company and Victory House Press and the award-winning author of six novels for adults and children based on true stories from WWII. She is also a nationwide speaker offering keynotes and presentations and a popular writer’s coach and creativity coach.
Visit Teresa’s You Tube channel to watch her popular writing videos or to check out her playlist, “Great Ideas Giveaway,” in which Teresa shares business ideas for artists and creatives that they can take and use in their own models.

Teresa and I talk about
  • Teresa’s YouTube channel and how she uses it go in depth teaching writing techniques.
  • Coaching writers.
  • Great Idea Giveaways.
  • Dancing in Combat Boots.
  • Kids skipping recess to hear Teresa talk.
  • Her multicultural series for kids: Home Front Heroes.
  • The No-No Boys, the story of Japanese Internment camps in WWII.
  • V for Victory, the story of a Mexican American boy in WWII.
  • Wave Me Goodbye, the story of Jewish girl and an orphaned English boy becoming friends in WWII.
  • How including back matter in non-fiction makes it easier for teachers to use.
  • How Teresa hired a retired teacher to develop lesson plans and curriculum guides.
  • Speaking at teacher conferences.
  • Do you pay to attend the conference you want to speak at?
  • How she was at the beginning of the self-publishing trend.
  • Getting books in to museum gift shops.
  • Book covers and how to design them.
  • Teresa’s Burst of Brillance for a Creative Life.

Dancing in Combat Boots by Teresa Funke
The No-No Boys by Teresa Funke
V for Victory by Teresa Funke
Wave Me Good-Bye by Teresa Funke
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