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

He is here for your questions and comments.

Bluejay Smith on 26 July, 2017

Hi, I sent in a story through the link this site provided, and I was just wondering when it would be reviewed and perhaps put on this site, if at all? Cheers, Bluejay c:

It's online, Bluejay

Shelby on 23 July, 2017

Hello Insa and Guesty! I saw that a little while ago that an Inkworld app was mentioned in an interview and I was wondering if that was something that you are still working on. I would absolutely love to see an Inkworld app and would download/buy it in a heartbeat!

Hi Shelby, the Mirrorworld app was published in 2013 Have a look here ...

Jahnavi Bhargava on 19 July, 2017

Hi, Insa and Guesty. I sent a story to the website. It is there in the 'Your Stories' section, but nobody except my family has read it. What should I do?

I'm not sure, if I got your question right, Jahnavi. Would you like me to delete your story from the site or would you like to know how to get more comments on your story?

Angel on 18 July, 2017

Hi Insa and Guesty, Sending you lots of love from London I hope you're having a lovely summer! xxx

Hi Angel, thank you so much. And the same to you Warmest wishes from Germany to beautiful London.

Elizabeth on 18 July, 2017

Hi Insa and Guesty! Will there be another special temporary event with Mirrorworld like making the passports? And when did that started? I think I've missed that event.

The event started more than two years ago, Elizabeth. But we are just working on new content for the website, so wait and see

Katherine Liu on 17 July, 2017

Hello Insa and Guesty! I have a friend who wants to register for the mirrorworlders like I did. But I am curious if it is still available to join anymore. If it isn't, why?

Yes, it is, but we do not send passports anymore. That was just a temporary offer.

Beate Jägle on 16 July, 2017

Liebe Frau Funke, ich habe Sie gestern im Bad. Staatstheater in Karlsruhe erlebt und wollte Ihnen DANKE sagen für die Magie und die Mystik und den Reichtum an Bildern, die Sie mit Ihren Geschichten kreieren. Karlsruhe war ein echtes Erlebnis. Viele Grüße Beate

Hornet on 16 July, 2017

Hellooo It's been ages since I've been in a chat and I'm sorry, but I thought I'd just pop by to say that English Gryffin's Feather cover is gorgeous, you just look at it and go "yep, this is gonna be my new favourite book!" (aaaalso, if you don't mind me asking, what are my favourite fellow whovians's thoughts on getting a female Doctor? )

So sorry for this late reply, Hornet. Happy to "see" you again : As to "Ms. Doctor", we are delighted Are you free to join the chat this Saturday?

Katherine Liu on 15 July, 2017

Hello Guesty! I love reading the Inkworld series and I have a question for Cornelia. How long does it take her to write each of the books in the Inkworld series? I think it will take a very long time to finish the draft of my story (probably one or two years!).

Hi Katherine, it took Cornelia more than a year to write each of the Inkworld books.

Phores on 15 July, 2017

Hello. I have been writing a story to publish for quite some time now- August 7 will actually be its two-year anniversary - but I have been having trouble with ending the first draft. It's not that I have no idea what I want the ending to be, rather I am having trouble getting there. Have you ever had a similar problem when writing one of your books?

No, not really, Phores, but Cornelia stays quite organized when writing books. She prints out each chapter she has rewritten. She puts the working sheets on each chapter with notes on what she'd like to put in the drafts. Then they're organized in s...Read more

Batty on 13 July, 2017

I have a few questions about the inkheart triology. First of all, I don't recall Meggies brother being called Dante after he became a character in Inkdeath. When did you say that? Next of all, will there be any more Inkheart books after COLORS OF REVENGE? Like will that book end in a mystery like inkspell? My final question is: will Farid be in that book? He's my favorite character! So, WILL he return or will Meggie marry Doriaa?

Hi Batty, Cornelia once told that in an interview. As to the Inkworld series, Cornelia does not know yet. And as for Farid, wait and see, Batty We won't give away any details yet.

Keona on 8 July, 2017

Oh my gosh to find out Cornelia has a website!!! I am soo in love. Cornelia has been my absolute favourite author ever since I read Reckless and I have snapped up every one of her books as soon as I could ever since. Is there a set date for 4th Mirrorworld book just yet? Cornelia's books are the sort that I don't bother getting from the library before I buy them for my own shelf, and I'm putting them all on preorder as soon as I can! Cornelia, you have inspired me to write and, one day, I hope to be even half as amazing as you.

No, not yet, Keona. Welcome to Cornelia's "house", by the way We hope you will become a regular here. Warmest wishes from Germany, Insa and Guesty

Erin Ankney on 7 July, 2017

I first read Inkheart when I was in the 5th grade, I found comfort in every page. I hid with Dustfinger from the rest of my school problems. Reading to myself was about all I could excell in but my teacher thought Inkheart was too high a level for me, though I quickly proved otherwise. I would often ignore my teacher's lessons just to read to myself. Sadly there are not a lot of copies of the Inkheart trilogy where I live so it wasn't until I was in 8th grade that I was able to read Inkspell. After rereading Inkheart again. Then when I was in the 10th grade I read Inkdeath. Now in my personal library I have the first two. And still hoping to go the third. I am now 18 and the books still make my toes curl, my head spin, and my head go crazy! Books have always been there when I needed them but a trilogy stuck out the most. These books are what inspired me to write my own stories. To be able to make a character like Dustfinger, mysterious, mischievous, but yet sweet and lovable. It would be amazing to make such magical characters jump out of the page. So thank you Cornelia Funke for creating the best stories.

Dear Erin, what a beautiful entry . Thank you so much and welcome to Cornelia's guestbook. By the way, she is currently working on "The Colour of Revenge", book 4 of the Inkworld series. Warmest wishes from Germany, Insa and Guesty

Olivia on 3 July, 2017

Yay! Thank you so much

Alina, 14 years old on 30 June, 2017

Hi! I am Alina from Republic of Moldova and I do like your books. I hope you read this because it's really important for me. I want to make the world a better place and that's my dream and your books help me everyday. Thank you!

Thank you so much for your entry, Alina, and welcome to Cornelia's guestbook. Warmest wishes from Germany, Insa and Guesty

Olivia on 29 June, 2017

yes you got my question right. : ) If you will allow me to make a suggestion, I thought it would be cool for Cornelia to write about the other cultures or creatures of the mirrorworld.

Well, Olivia, in The Golden Yarn, she let Jacob and Fox travel east, into the Russian folklore There will be explored more parts of Mirrorworld soon. Wait and see

Elianna on 29 June, 2017

I love dragons and things of that sort. I was wondering what you think I should study to become a dracologist.

I think mythology would come closest, Elianna. Have a look here. Warmest wishes from Germany, Insa and Guesty

Olivia on 29 June, 2017

i was just looking at the map of the mirrorworld and i wanted to know if it went beyond the borders of europe. jacob did say it was our world sister so... (ahem, possible side-story)

Hi Olivia, I'm not sure, if I got your question right. Do you want to know, if Mirrorworld is not just Europe, but extends to other continents as well? Yes, it does.

MJB on 28 June, 2017

Many years ago, long before the second Ink book was even released, I spent much of my time here under the moniker of Scourge15. These days I have become what can be generously called a failed writer. The inspiration and imagination I had in my early youth has abandoned me for some reason and I've spent much of the last few months chasing nostalgia for some semblance of the creativeness I used to have. Inkheart is where my love for reading and writing first began and, I hope, where it will be rekindled. A reread is long past due. Wish me luck. And, as always, thank you for listening.

Abinash on 26 June, 2017


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