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

He is here for your questions and comments.

A Curious Teenage Reader on 15 July, 2018

A question, if I might. Concerning the Thief Lord, I am curious as to what it was that gave Cornelia her inspiration. Who or what inspired her to write such a thrilling, new, and outstanding story?

Cornelia got the idea for the story in Venice - of course. And so the story is set in this wonderful and mysterious town. Venice is an enchanted place, but it is also very real. It's nothing like Hogwarts or Middle Earth, because you too can travel t...Read more

maria de lourdes esteves on 15 July, 2018

Seit ich meiner 10-jährigen Nichte vorgelesen habe (Enkelin der Deutschen) Herz aus Tinte, wir sind verliebt! Und wir lesen auch Tinte Blut und Tinte Tod...

Alice on 13 July, 2018

How do you get ideas, then? Do they come spontaneously or do you have any techniques for it?

Hi Alice, the ideas come from everywhere and nowhere, from outside and inside. Cornelia has so many, she won't be able to write them down in one lifetime. Cornelia collects ideas about something she is really passionate about, characters she wants to...Read more

Alice on 11 July, 2018

Cornelia, how do you win over Writer's block?

Cornelia never had it actually, so she can't really give any advice on that.

FTK on 7 July, 2018

Hi! Will there ever be a sequel to the thief lord? Me and my mother enjoyed it a lot!

There will be no sequel, FTK. Cornelia wanted the story to have an open ending.

Athena's Owl on 2 July, 2018

How do we get the key to the box?

You have to search for it in the writing house. It's hidden there - somewhere.... Just click yourself through the writing house. If you find it you go back to the gemstones and put it in the lock

Athena's Owl on 2 July, 2018

Where's the writing house

The website IS the writing house...

Athena's Owl on 2 July, 2018

Is there an Inkheart section on this website? If so where is it?

No, there is none yet, but we are planning to set up an Inkworld and Dragon Rider section...

Reiji on 25 June, 2018

I'd like Dottore Massimo to adopt Riccio... It's so impossible that it makes it so interesting!

Reiji on 25 June, 2018

What happened to Dottore Massimo after Scipio disappears? He must've awfully sad!

Why should he be awfully sad, Reiji? He never really loved his son...

Alice on 24 June, 2018

Cornelia, what do you think are the worst cliches in fantasy?

Dear Alice, it would take Cornelia hours to write about that. Some of the cliches are 'prophecies', 'magical devices that solve everything', and 'the chosen one'. And all three Cornelia uses sometimes, because they are also elements from myth that can be a wonderful toy to play with in a story

Beth Schneider on 22 June, 2018

How do you pronounce your last name? I want to ensure I’m telling students correctly. Thanks!

Hi Beth, have a look HERE

Carys Wright on 19 June, 2018

Hello. I loved reading your book called ‘Inkheart’. I really enjoyed it. Please make more like that.

Hi Carys, Cornelia is already working on book 4 of the Inkworld series

Mary on 19 June, 2018

Oh, Insa, I can't find the key! I've searched all over!

Look down at your feet, Mary

Mary on 19 June, 2018

I did so... you see. But there is a keyhole which won't open.

Yes, because it says that you have to find the key first

Mary on 18 June, 2018

I was talking about the Gemstones of the Mirror world. Sorry, but it can't still find out! Can you give me a clue? Thank You, Mary.

Hi Mary, just go "through the Mirror" and click on the gemstone casket...

Mary on 17 June, 2018

Where is the writing house? I saw the secret drawer and want to open it. But I can't open it! Please help!

Hi Mary, what do you mean by "the secret drawer"? As for the writing house, the website IS the writing house, so what are you looking for? Warmest wishes from Germany, Insa and Guesty

Emjem on 17 June, 2018

Hello Cornelia, I just wanted to say how much I adore the Inkworld series, especially the rekationship between Dustigner and Farid! I love the books so much I've written my own little short story about it. Thank you so much for writing these amazing series. I was wondering does Jehan like Dustfinger, and does Roxane learn to accept Farid?

Dear Emjem, Cornelia is currently writing Book 4 of the Inkworld series, so maybe the sequel will answer your questions.

Laura on 16 June, 2018

Oh, and I also wanted to say that I'm very happy that Violante/The Black Prince is canon. That woman deserved some happiness after all she's been through.

Reiji on 16 June, 2018

I'm sorry to bother again, but could Riccio be slightly otaku? (Someone who loves manga comics) He always seems to be so absorbed in comic books that I can't help thinking about it!

That's quite possible, Reiji

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