Local Companion Author

Fort Collins Reads Local Companion Author

Fort Collins Reads is proud to present Local Companion Author Teresa Funke’s author talk 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House.

Teresa Funke

Teresa Funke is the author of two novels for adults – Remember Wake and Dancing in Combat Boots – that were inspired by personal interviews with World War II veterans and citizens. Both books focus on women’s contributions on the home front, a thematic direction that made her the obvious Local Companion Author for Fort Collins Reads’ Manhattan Beach selection.

Inspired by students’ interest in the era, Teresa launched her Home-Front Heroes, a six-book series that focuses on different characters in WWII-era America. The series currently features four books, Doing My Part, The No-No Boys, V for Victory and Wave Me Goodbye, that were seeded by Teresa’s interviews with real people about their experiences in the war.

To learn more about Teresa’s writing, visit her book page.

Teresa also serves as a speaker, both appearing for educational events for students in Northern Colorado and as a keynote speaker for events.