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

He is here for your questions and comments.

Madi on 26 October, 2020

Dear Cornelia, okay, let me just say, I am the biggest fan of your books! When I was at my public library, my mom brought me your Dragon Rider book and I decided to give it a try, it was the best book ever! I totally want to ride Firedrake with Ben, Sorrel, and even Twigleg. Another book I REALLY liked was Inkheart. Meggie is totally like me in the sense that we both love to read. I also really like Mo, but I absolutely hate Capricorn!!! I am currently reading Inkspell It is pretty good so far. I really hope you can write me back! One more thing: Do you like dragons like me too? From your dragon rider pal

Dear Madi, thank you sooooo much for your beautiful message here in Cornelia's guestbook. And yes, Cornelia loves dragons. And ever since Cornelia wrote Dragon Rider, she has been a mad collector of dragons – stuffed dragons, paper dragons, china d...Read more

Diana on 26 October, 2020

Congratulations Cornelia!

The Curious Bookworm on 20 October, 2020

That is a huge achievment!! How did she feel? I always knew Cornelia was the best author EVER!!!

Cornelia feels very, very honoured, Curiois Bookworm

BookHugger on 20 October, 2020

Wow, congratulations Cornelia!! That’s a huge achievement and definitely one she deserves!!

Diana on 13 October, 2020

Hello Insa and Guesty. Happy International Girl Day

Reihaneh on 8 October, 2020

I'm good Insa and I hope you are good too. I miss you and barn friends

Diana on 7 October, 2020

Hello Insa. im fine thank you. Iran is a very good country. With three types of weather. I must say that being born in Iran is a great happiness! At night, the moon rises like the eyes of the sky and watches the small eyes of human beings. Life is beautiful! Isn't it?

The Curious Bookworm on 6 October, 2020

Has Cornelia ever written half a book then decided to give it up? I really want to know as I always do it. Thanks, The Curious Bookworm...

Not yet, Curious Bookworm, but there are some ideas and notes for new stories sitting on Cornelia's desk, which she has put on the back burner for the time being.

Diana on 5 October, 2020

Hello Insa. I have a question. Which sections of the website are updated daily?

The guestbook and - usually - also the "your stories" section, Diana. How are you doing, by the way? How is life in Iran?

Reihaneh on 4 October, 2020

Hi Insa

Hi Reihaneh, how are you?

Evie on 3 October, 2020

Hello! I want to paint/draw, but I don't know what! Does anyone have any ideas? Also, does Cornelia play any instruments?

Hi Evie, Cornelia used to play the guitar, but when she started working as an illustrator annd late on as an author she did not have enough time to practice...

BGR on 2 October, 2020

I absolutely love all your books! I wish I was as good a writer as you. I can just get totally lost in them. Love you, you are so talented Cornelia.

Welcome to Cornelia's Barn

Nuria on 30 September, 2020

How long has this website been running? And where are all the buttons , since I can only see some? Thanks, Nuria

Hi Nuria, this version of Cornelia's website - the Barn - went online in September 2018. What do you mean by "buttons"?

BookHugger on 30 September, 2020

Hi Oola, every single one of Cornelia’s books is a thrilling adventure, but Dragon Rider will always have a special place in my heart. It was the first fantasy adventure I read and it influenced my early childhood in so many ways, from including magical creatures mentioned in the book in all my school projects and pretending to face Nettlebrand’s brother that I created in my crazy 8 year old brain . It’s such a beautiful, heartwarming tale that just pulls you right in with its entrancing story. I can’t express how much this book meant and still means to me today. Oh and there’s Twigleg so read it if you want to fall in love with the most compelling tiny character on this planet .

Nuria Goldston on 28 September, 2020

Hello Oola, my fave book is The Thief Lord and Inkheart, Inkspell and Inkdeath! (I'm on Inkdeath now!!)

Erinraquel on 27 September, 2020

Hey there! I recently went back and listened to the audio versions of the Inkworld series which I first read and fell in love with over 15 years ago. I got curious if there was a 4th book and to my surprise there is/will be. Will the chapters released in German be released in English and will there be English version of the book? Thank you

Of course, Erinraquel. The fourth book of the Inkworld series will be published in English, too.

The Curious Bookworm on 26 September, 2020

Hi Oola, mine are Thief Lord and the Inkworld series too. They are just so brilliant, you will never find a book that beats either of them.

Evie on 25 September, 2020

Hi Oola! My favourite books are the Inkworld series an Thief Lord!

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Nuria Goldston on 22 September, 2020

Hi, I would like to know if Cornelia can ever visit my school in Belfast

Dear Nuria, Cornelia lives on an old avocado farm in California, where she is responsible for three donkeys, six ducks and two dogs Besides, she has her own charitable foundation. In addition, there is her work as an author, so she travels less. Not to mention that currently it is not possible because of coronavirus.

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