... that is how we call our little, chubby colleague and you can call him that, too.

He is here for your questions and comments.

Ella I. on 17 March, 2018

I found the key! Thank you again, Insa! Vielen Dank fuer Eure nette Kommentar und Eure Hinweis! Viele Gruesse aus die Twin Cities German Immersion School, -Ella

Ella I. on 17 March, 2018

Aww. Thanks Insa! Thanks for the tip as well! I love your website. -Ella

And I am so happy to have you here as a new guest

Ella I. on 16 March, 2018

I noticed that there is a secret drawer in the Mirrorworld Gem Box... I was wondering where the key is! Again, I can be so blind sometimes! Thanks a ton, -Ella

Hi Ella, a little hint: next time you are standing in the Writing House, look down at your feet

Ella I. on 16 March, 2018

Hello Insa and Cornelia, I posted a story in your Writing Workshop (Wonderful idea, by the way, I really enjoy reading other young writer's stories!), and after one of my comments, there was a white rectangle, with a heart in it. I was just wondering what that was about... Sorry, it's kinda a stupid question. I hope I'm not wasting your time! Thank you, -Ella

Hi Ella, not at all That heart was posted by me

charlotte glasper on 8 March, 2018

you are so cool

Amber on 26 February, 2018

Your books were my favorite as a child, and I can't wait to read them to my daughters when they're older. Do you have any book signings planned for this year?

Not yet, Amber. If there will be any readings or signings we will let you know HERE on Cornelias's website.

Bindi on 26 February, 2018

I met my best friend through reading Inkheart and consequently met my boyfriend through my best friend, so I really owe our relationship to Inkheart. Will Cornelia come to the wedding if we get married?

Awwww, Bindi, what a beautiful message , but Cornelia would say that you would have met anyway That you were kind of destined to meet I would love to send you something, so please send us your address: mail@corneliafunke.com Warmest wishes from Germany, Insa (and Guesty)

Emelia Clester on 23 February, 2018

I ADORE the Inkworld books. My compliments on Meggie, and the creation of Gwin. Can you fly? I'm always looking for someone who can so they can teach me, but no luck.

Hi Emelia, that's a dream you share with Cornelia

Bhadra on 15 February, 2018

Hi! I just finished reading The Golden Yarn and I’m looking forward to the next book, but it seems that it will be released just in 2019... is that right? It’s so much time to wait

Yes, we're afraid it is, Bhadra. We will try to make waiting time pass easier here on Cornelia's website.

Jon on 13 February, 2018

What is the hardest part of being a writer?

Hi Jon, Cornelia would say that it is "promotion". Cornelia loves to do readings and talk to good journalists, but the constant business travel can be very exhausting.

Tina Franqueira on 10 February, 2018

I am so enthralled with the Mirrorworld series and I can’t wait to read The Islands of the Fox. I also loved the Inkworld series and I’ve read that these worlds are related? I know you can’t rush a good story but there are a couple projects I’m especially anxious to read any ideas when they might be ready or if you need any beta readers I’m happy to oblige. 1.The Islands of the Fox 2.The Color of Revenge 3.The Labryinth of the Faun Write back when you can! I just found an old copy of The Thief Lord so I will have to occupy myself with that for now. Take care!

Dear Tina, none of the books will come out until 2019, but we will try to make time pass easier here on Cornelia's website. Insa and Guesty

Rozayna on 7 February, 2018

Hallo Conilia Funke gibt's es noch mehr Fon den Mondscheindrachen Geschichten.

Nein, Rozayna, aber stöber doch mal in unserem Bücherregal, dann findest du nämlich noch andere Geschichten über Drachen

Leah on 2 February, 2018

My name is Leah. I'm 12 years old and in the sixth grade I am dyslexic. My favorite book is Dragon Rider. I'm excited that the sequel, The Griffon’s Feather has been released. I was bummed to know that it wasn't recorded in audio version yet. 1 out of 5 kids is dyslexic. Dyslexic basically means we have a harder time reading than most people and that's why I would really like it if you would record Ms Funke’s new book. I think a lot of other kids would really like it if you could maybe make an audio version. When I listened to the first book the characters started coming alive to me And made me stop thinking how I have a harder time reading than most people. It made me feel normal.

Dear Leah, welcome to Cornelia's guestbook and thank you so much for your beautiful entry The audio book is already in planning We will keep you posted. Warmest wishes from Germany, Insa and Guesty

Anita on 29 January, 2018

Gostaria de saber quando você cornelia irá dar sequência a trilogia de mundo de tinta. Quero saber o que acontece com o personagem dedo empoeirado . Li que Orfeu irá voltar para se vingar dele.

Pelo momento não ha pensada uma continuação... veremos...

Ms. Dustfinger on 26 January, 2018

I have a couple questions about your writing process... do you usually write your first drafts by hand or by computer? And how do you go about editing them? Do you print off a draft and make notes in the margins? Thanks!

Hi Ms Dustfinger, take a look at our Writing Workshop, where you find Cornelia's answers to many questions on her writing and on writing in general...

Jack on 21 January, 2018

Mrs. Funke, Your books are amazing. I have a question. I am writing a book of a last Elf ever and she was the last of her kind and was rased by imortal humans and I am stuck so I was wondering what do you do when you are stuck or don't know where to go? Thanks Jack.

Hi Jack, this is what Cornelia thinks about writer's block: "Stories love to hide from us. They are a maze and while looking for their beating heart we often fall for their tricks, follow the wrong path, the wrong characters....and run into the hedge...Read more

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Anne on 11 January, 2018

Who is your favorite character in Inkheart?

Cornelia usually can say who's her favorite, Anne, but not for Inkheart. She loves Dustfinger of course, but Mo and Meggie and Elinor and Fenoglio, too. And Brianna and Roxane and the glassmen and The Black Prince - well, maybe he IS one of her secret favourites And his bear of course! Wait! That's already Inkspell! Warmest wishes from Germany, Insa and Guesty

unanomous on 11 January, 2018

I signed up for the newsletter, but i haven't gotten any emails yet. I even checked spam and trash? Is something not right or have just not sent out any newsletters

When did you sign up? The last newsletter was sent in October...

Ananya on 10 January, 2018

What do you do with the key? We are reading the Thief Lord!

Take the key and go to the treasure seed box of our gem stone seed box in the Mirrworworld.

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