Book One is available on Amazon now, and Book Two releases on May 24, 2023

See how the media have embraced Gloria’s new books, and her ability to reach for brave.

In the enthralling tale of resilience and unexpected turns, Gloria Squitiro emerges not only as an accomplished author but as the force that stood by her husband, Mark Funkhouser, during his tenure as the mayor of Kansas City. Beyond the captivating narratives of her book, “Come on Funk, Move Your Ass,” Gloria shares insights into her struggles, triumphs, and the challenges of navigating the intricate world of politics. Join us as we unravel the layers of Gloria’s life — from battling anxiety to becoming the unwavering support behind significant political change.

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The Changemaker Podcast

Gloria is an author and wife to former Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser (she calls him Funk). Gloria talks with us about how local politics is a dirtier battlefield than you might think, and how upsetting the status quo can lead to losing an election.

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Author Gloria Squitiro talks about her new humor book

Author Gloria Squitiro chatted about her humor book “C’mon Funk Move Your Ass: How a Demure Little Wife Made Her Husband a Big City Mayor.”

Aside from being a writer, she is a former First Lady of Kansas City, Missouri.

She discussed being an author in the digital age, and how the digital landscape influenced her approach to writing and connecting with her reading audience.

By Published October 13, 2023

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See Beyond Magazine July/Aug 2023 Edition

A motivational and inspirational magazine for teens, young minds, and young-at-heart adults.

Date: July/Aug 2023 Edition

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See Beyond Magazine May/June 2023 Edition

Below is the link for the May/June edition of See Beyond Magazine. The publisher and editor appreciate my work and are excited to have me on board as a regular writer.

Date: May / June 2023 Edition

C’mon Funk Move Your Ass: How a Demure Little Wife Made Her Husband a Big City Mayor

When Funk, the quiet, ethical auditor of Kansas City, announces he wants to run for Mayor against an entrenched political regime, his wife, Gloria, puts aside her own ambitions – temporarily (ha!) – to run his campaign.

Date Published: May 24, 2023.

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May Cause Drowsiness and Blurred Vision Earns Amazon #1 Bestseller Status in the United States, Canada, and Australia!

  • #1 in Adult Humor in Australia
  • #1 in Love, Sex & Marriage Humour in Canada
  • #1 in Travel Humor AND Love, Sex & Marriage Humor in the USA

Date awarded: September & October 2019


More amazing things!

The Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of See Beyond Magazine & Talks have invited me to be a REGULAR contributing writer in their wonderful publication. I am so grateful.
And I even have a spot on the masthead! Imagine that happening to little ‘ole me?
This month’s article in See Beyond is titled, “That’s Some Witchy Sh!t,” and it’s published on pages 53 & 54 of their May/June edition.
You can read it online here:
Thank you also to Grayce McCormick for securing this fantastic opportunity for me #lightfinderpr

Female Disruptors: Gloria Squitiro On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Before we dig in, our readers would like to get to know you better. Can you tell us a bit about your “backstory”? What led you to this particular career path?

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Voice America Live Radio

Melissa Y is an emergency doctor who writes thrillers about Dr. Hope Sze, a resident doctor bone-deep in murder. Gloria Squitiro is the author of the C’mon Funk memoir series, which includes C’mon Funk, Move Your Ass: How a Demure Little Wife Made Her Husband a Big-City Mayor. Elana Gomel is the author of more than 100 stories, several novellas, and six novels of dark fantasy and science fiction, and editor of the upcoming Palgrave Handbook of Global Fantasy. Join akaRadioRed for Read My Lips: Fearless Creativity!

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See Beyond Magazine March/April 2023 Edition

As a part of our series about women shaking things up in their industry, we had the pleasure of interviewing Gloria Squitiro.

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Social Impact Authors: How & Why Author Gloria Squitiro Is Helping To Change Our World

“Life doesn’t play out like you read in fairytale books or see in the movies. You cannot be inert waiting for things to happen. There’s work involved in creating a beautiful life for yourself. There were many times that I wished I’d run the other way when I met my husband, and yet I have been with him for 43 years because, thank the goddess, I knew that truth in my bones.”

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May Cause Drowsiness and Blurred Vision wins Best Book Cover for Nonfiction!

The award was presented by Top Shelf Magazine, the leading literary magazine for publishers, booksellers, librarians, authors and readers.

Date Awarded: June 5, 2019

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Gloria on KCUR’s “Up to Date” with Steve Kraske

“I think there is an epidemic of loneliness in our country today…it takes courage + bravery to step out of your comfort zone and live the destiny you want.” On air with Steve Kraske at KCUR893 talking politics, Funk, and being true to who you’re meant to be.

Original Air Date: May 16, 2019

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Gloria on Kansas City Live with Crystle Lampitt​

I walked in nervous and walked out grateful for the time I was given to speak from my heart and mind.

Here’s to you if you don’t let anything stand in the way of your truth. Your power. Your voice.

Original Air Date: May 16, 2019

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Funk & Gloria on “Week in Review” with Nick Haines

Nick Haines talked to Mark Funkhouser and Gloria Squitiro, former KCMO Mayor and First Lady, about the new book May Cause Drowsiness and Blurred Vision.

Nick’s show takes a look behind the headlines at the stories affecting the Kansas City metro area. It airs at on Fridays and Sundays in Kansas City.

Original Air Date: May 17, 2019

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Does Bravery Cause Side Effects?

“A woman is like a tea bag: you never know how strong she is, until she’s in hot water.” Dr. Carole Lieberman announces her podcast guest, Gloria Squitiro.

Gloria shares her hope — that her story will inspire other women to stand up and not be shut up, so that they can pursue their dreams, too — in this empowering interview.

Original Air Date: May 21, 2019

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On Returning to Kansas City as an Author​

Gloria and husband Mark Funkhouser sit down with Cynthia Newsome of 41 Action News on KSHB in Kansas City to talk about May Cause Drowsiness and Blurred Vision: The Side Effects of Bravery.

Original Air Date: May 21, 2019

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May Cause Drowsiness and Blurred Vision
wins Best Book Cover Design for Nonfiction!

The award was presented by The Book Designer, a site devoted to giving advice to help build better books.

Date Awarded: May 2019

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May Cause Drowsiness and Blurred Vision nominated for the 2020 TopShelf Book Award!

The nomination was presented by Top Shelf Magazine, the leading literary magazine for publishers, booksellers, librarians, authors and readers.

Author of the Day on Manybooks

Gloria was interviewed by Naomi Bolton and was featured as an author of the day. 

Date Published: September 2019

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