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Wednesday, 19 April, 2017

Chat on Sunday

The next chat in the new house takes place on 23 April from 6-7 pm CEST (Berlin time). Check your time zone here: http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/

Thursday, 2 March, 2017

The Book No One Ever Read

Cornelia's new picture book "The Book No One Ever Read" will be published on May 14!

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Tuesday, 7 February, 2017

Breathing Books Club

Cornelia's publishing company has a "Breathing Books Club" in the works - they will be using a private Facebook group to gather fans and read Cornelia's books together, starting with the Reckless series. Since so many of her fans re-read her novels,  they thought that would be a fun way to get some of them engaged with each other. The plan is to read a few chapters a week, to post "quizzes" with prizes for the winners, and to include other fun tidbits. Please message Breathing Books on Facebook if you are interested.

Wednesday, 18 January, 2017

Have you spotted our Blogger's Corner yet?

Have a look at our book shelf on the right side. The "Blogs" mobile will take you to a selection of some gorgeous book blogs. Breezy, brainy, bookish



Sunday, 1 January, 2016



Saturday, 24 December, 2016

Merry Christmas....

...., Frohe Weihnachten, Feliz Navidad from my Tree House in Malibu! Cornelia

Thursday, 22 December, 2016

Mirrorworld, Inkworld, and...

Cornelia on her projects 2017

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Tuesday, 15 November, 2016

Firedrake on stage

The German Wuppertal Theatre for Young Audiences presents a fabulous pre Xmas stage adaptation of Cornelia's story "Dragon Rider". For more information, go to our Film and Theatre shelf.

Monday, 31 October, 2016


Halloween and pumpkin.

They just belong together.

But why is that?

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Tuesday, 11 October, 2016

Knitted Underwater Heroes

In May 2017, Cornelia's underwater adventure story "Lilli and Fin are swimming to America" will be published by RandomHouseKids. Next to Cornelia's original illustrations, the book will include pictures of some charming knitted dolls by Rabbit Hole Knits designer Sara Elizabeth Kellner.

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Saturday, 17 September, 2016

New home, new website

The website received a new polish at just the right time. This summer I moved from Los Angeles to Malibu. I have never been a city person. I missed the wild despite my wild garden, the wide horizons, the silence... As my son Ben said, when he saw my new home: "Now your whole house is your writing house, Mum." It is.

And I have space to paint on big canvases (listening to loud music) and a choir of dogs and coyotes echoing through the canyon that I now call home. I see the Pacific ocean on my left and the mountains on the right. I hear horses walking by from time to time and the number of cars passing my house during the day is seldom more than the number of fingers on my hands. I have a drummer amongst my neighbors who is very good, and at sunset bats are fluttering around my house. Let’s see whether you’ll soon taste all that in my stories.

O yes, I can walk to the Lagoon, and apart from my very nice human neighbors, I have pelicans, cormorants, seals and dolphins for company.

Greetings from the house among the trees, Cornelia

Wednesday, 14 September, 2016

Anticipating "Die Feder eines Greifs"

Anticipation is growing among German Dragon Rider fans ahead of the release of "Die Feder eines Greifs" (A Griffin's Feather). Cornelia's German publisher, Dressler, created a Dragon Rider fan page to while away waiting time. So, this way, please, onto the dragon's back...

Sunday, 11 September, 2016

German Reading Tour "Die Feder eines Greifs"

Cornelia and the German actor Rainer Strecker will introduce the sequel of "Dragon Rider" - "Die Feder eines Greifs" (A Griffin's Feather) on a book tour through Germany in November. Tour dates and information on ticktes are now added to our 'Events' here in the WritingHouseTimes.

Sunday, 11 September, 2016

Cornelia started her own German audiobook label!

Atmende Buecher (German for 'Breathing Books') is a joint project of Cornelia and Eduardo García, owner of the sound studio German Wahnsinn).

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Sunday, 11 September, 2016

The Writing(House)Contest

The Winning Stories

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Wednesday, 10 August, 2016

9 Times Dragon

Fascinating facts about the legendary creature

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Tuesday, 9 August, 2016

The little dragon quest

Following the footprints of Firedrake

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Friday, 5 August, 2016

If I could be a grown-up for one day....

In Cornelia's book "The Thief Lord", thirteen-year-old Scipio is desperate to ride the magical merry-go-round to grow older. If you had the chance to take a ride as well, if you could be a grown-up for just one day, what would you do?

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Thursday, 4 August, 2016

Do you believe in ghosts, Cornelia?

Cornelia spent some writing time with ghosthunters, ASGs and IRGs. But does she actually believe in ghosts?

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Monday, 1 August, 2016

Felt Fervour in the Chamber of Miracles

"Suse Federschmid, feltmaker, Giantling Alley, Schwanstein": A letter sent to this address will be returned, but a feltmaker bearing the name Federschmid ... reads quite like a resident of MirrorWorld.

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Thursday, 28 July, 2016

Ghost Knight: Reading and Exhibition Opening at Isny

In September 2011, Cornelia and German painter and illustrator Friedrich Hechelmann opened the exhibition of the original illustrations of Cornelia’s new book Ghost Knight.

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Tuesday, 26 July, 2016

Angels, Pigs and Pirates: A Picture Book Story

Kerstin Meyer is an illustrator. She has illustrated many of Cornelia's books and her pictures always hit the right note for Cornelia's stories. We paid a visit to Kerstin's studio in Hamburg Altona.

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Saturday, 23 July, 2016

Interview Barry Cunningham

"My job is to represent children" Barry Cunningham, Cornelia’s British publisher, tells about his favourite books, about his polar she-bear, a secret passion and his work as a publisher.

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Thursday, 21 July, 2016

Voices behind the mirror

In June 2010, Rainer Strecker and the publishing company Oetinger recorded Cornelia’s new novel Reckless at a studio in Hamburg.

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