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

He is here for your questions and comments.

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.

Neel Godbole on 10 January, 2018

How long have you been writing for.

Hi Neel, Cornelia has been writing stories for over 29 years now.

Rechnung on 9 January, 2018

Farid ist mein Lieblingscharakter in Tintenherz.

Lucy on 9 January, 2018

Cornelia Funke is my favorite author and her books are the best ever!!!!!!!! I love to read them so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bertha on 9 January, 2018

Dear Cornelia Funke, It says above I am able to write you about reading your books and criticism. Well, I think that Doria should not be in the stories. It was a crime- a complete and total crime- to have him and Meggie fall in love. What about Farid? I think he is so much cooler than Doria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dear Bertha, Cornelia feels very strongly that Farid will want the same life Dustfinger led for a while - going off by himself and probably falling in love with a lot of girls, while Meggie yearns for a place to stay and for someone, who loves her more than anyone else - which Cornelia thinks Doria will do.

Meredith on 8 January, 2018

2019! That is such a long wait. I don't know if i'll be able to wait that long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4farid&meggie on 8 January, 2018

I think Meggie made the right choice of Farid in Inkspell. Then the wrong choice of Doria in Inkdeath. I did like how Dustfinger came back to life Inkdeath and how the adderhead died, but the rest with Doria and Meggie made me sad. Just a question for Cornelia: Since they were so in love in Inkspell, why didn't they continue it in Inkdeath? I'd like to go deeper in the story and figure out what made her change her mind. Please answer my question! Warm wishes from U.S.A.

Dear "4farid&meggie", Cornelia feels very strongly that Farid will want the same life Dustfinger led for a while - going off by himself and probably falling in love with a lot of girls, while Meggie yearns for a place to stay and for someone, who loves her more than anyone else - which Cornelia thinks Doria will do. Warmest wishes from Germany, Insa and Guesty

Kate on 7 January, 2018

Hi Cornelia!!!! It is such an honor to be writing to you!!! Let me tell you I'm your BIGGEST FAN YET!!!!!!!

Welcome "Biggest Fan Kate" to Cornelia's guestbook

Robyn on 6 January, 2018

Thank you for making my childhood extremely exciting and transporting me places I couldn't possibly have imagined myself. I recently retraced my footsteps and found myself in the heart of your ink world. It was an absolute honour to be there, so thank you for bringing me on this journey, countless times in the past and countless times to come.

Thank you so much, Robyn, and welcome to Cornelia's guestbook.

Meredith on 5 January, 2018

Happy New Year! Thanks for writing such awesome books! I am so happy it's 2018! Colours of Revenge will come out this year, right? Do you know what month?

Hi Meredith, The Colour of Revenge will not come out before 2019. But we will keep you posted here on Cornelia's website and we will try to ease waiting by little surprises. Insa and Guesty

Tommy on 5 January, 2018

Hello. My school has to write an e-mail or letter to our favorite author about our favorite book. We have to tell them something that would make their books better, and something that is really, really good about the book. So, let me begin my letter: Dear Cornelia Funke, My favorite book in the whole entire world is the Inkheart Trilogy. Something you could do to make the books better is to maybe have Farid and Meggie get married. Something really, really good about the books is that it is fantasy, and adventure. They have humor, drama, and adventure. Thank-you so much. From, Tommy

Hi Tommy, welcome to Cornelia's website and thank you soooo much for your letter. Warmest wishes from Germany, Insa and Guesty

ali on 5 January, 2018

i just love your website. it is so awesome. you are a great writer!

Luna on 4 January, 2018

Hello Insa and Guesty! Can you please ask Cornelia who does she like better out of Celeste and Clara? And also why had she chosen to write a fox shapeshifter and not a bird shapeshifter? ( I recalled that she wrote in 'That's Me, Cornelia' that she wants and like shapeshifting in to a bird)

Hi Luna, when Cornelia met Fox, she only met a fox, as they often appear in German fairy tales. It was only when Fox turned into a girl, that she realized, she was telling a story of a woman. Cornelia likes Clara, but she loves Celeste. Maybe because she is more like Cornelia. She understands her far better and she wants to be her, not Clara. Warmest wishes from Germany, Insa and Guesty

Ms. Dustfinger on 26 December, 2017

Hope you had a great Christmas! Just wondering if in the New Year there will be more news about The Colour of Revenge, and if so, where it will be posted (this website, news articles, Goodreads...?). Thanks!

All news will be posted in the WritingHouseTimes. I will ask Cornelia to reveal some more soon

Katherine Liu on 22 December, 2017

Hello Insa and Guesty! I have read from the news that Cornelia will be announcing writing competitions in the future! Can you please ask her when (like which month) and will I be given a topic? Thank you!

Hi Katherine, I will announce those competitions. I will keep you posted in our WritinghouseTimes Happy Holidays

Camila Santos on 21 December, 2017

I love the world of ink trilogy. Simply incredible. I'm from Brazil

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