... that is how we call our little, chubby guestbook and you can call it that, too. It is here for your questions and comments.

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Melanie Mather, 25 May 2023

Vielen Dank! Gutes Geschichtenerzählen und Schreiben, die Bücher „Ink Heart“ und „Dragon Rider“. Ich liebe die Serie Ink Heart, jetzt bin ich ein neuer Fan Ihrer Dragon Rider-Serie! Danke schön! Ich verwende Google Translate, um dies auf Deutsch zu schreiben. (Thank you so very much! The good storytelling and writing, books of "Ink Heart" and "Dragon Rider." I adore the series Ink Heart, now, I am a new fan of your Dragon Rider series! Thank you! I am using Google translate to write this in German.) Melanie

Dear Melanie, thank you so much for your beautiful message and welcome to Cornelia's website. By the way, there is also an English version of this website

Eva and Annabel, 23 May 2023

Hi! We are working on a school project for the book Igraine The Brave! We are doing a wanted poster on Sisyphus. We need to know the age of him! And also could you make a second book? Our class loved Igraine The Brave! Thank you!

I am so thrilled you’re doing this project on Igraine! Thank you so much! And please send a photo of the poster to the guestbook Sisyphus is 7 years old — although he likes to pretend he is 17, as he finds it embarrassing that Igraine remembers him being a small kitten. As for a second book — maybe you all can tell me how you think Igraine’s adventures continue? Best wishes from Italy! Cornelia 

Tori Bender, 11 May 2023

Hello — just wanted to stop by and say hi from Japan. It's been awhile since I've visited, but I just want to say thanks for continually inspiring me for all these years. I still have my worn and well-loved of Inkheart from about 16 years ago and brought it with me overseas as it brings me so much comfort and artistic inspiration. We recently had a "show and tell" in an adult English class that I teach, and I brought it with me to show my students now they all want to read it! Anyways, much love and take care.

Welcome back, Tori, and thank you so much for the beautiful message. Warmest wishes from Germany to Japan

Lunalia, 30 April 2023

whoa, it must've a year since i last visited, the website looks so cool now!!! i was wondering when the colour of revenge is set to come out? i should probably start rereading the first three before then haha

Hi Lunalia, welcome back As to the Colour of Revenge: the German original edition is going to come out this autumn. We will keep you posted on the English edition.

Farhan, 20 April 2023

When will there be an English translation for the 4th edition of the Ink World books.

We don't know yet, Farhan, but we'll keep you posted...

Il Dottore, 3 April 2023

Hi! Is there going to be a fifth book of the Mirrorworld series?

Most likely, Dottore, but first Cornelia will finish her Inkworld series.

dipi kapor, 20 March 2023

great job and a good website.

carla, 22 February 2023

hi wanted to know a few things for a school project , like what quotes has cornelia said and what is going to be in the next inkheart book also just a few extra facts on what she wears would be nice i need to dress up as her for a school interview thingy

Hi Carla, starting with your last question: Cornelia loves to dress casually. Dresses, trousers, skirts, as long as they are comfortable. Her favourite colour is red As to quotes, you can find many of them on the web. The fourth Inkheart book is called "Die Farbe der Rache" (The Colour of Revenge) and is going to come out in Germany this autumn.

Shauna DMcG, 22 February 2023

Hi Cornelia, I fell into the Inkworld as a book hungry child! I have just finished re-reading the trilogy as a 29yr old adult and love the world just as much as I did then. Your books spark a joy in me that ignites creativity. I’ve heard there is going to be a fourth instalment and can’t wait to get my hands on it. Will chicken house be taking up a publication of this, if so when? I just purchased the re-print with the Karl Mountford illustration an oh my goodness they are things of beauty! I really felt the cover illustrations did the books justice (I’m not usually partial to reprints but they were just so beautiful).

We don't know yet, Shauna, but we'll keep you posted here on Cornelia's website. Thanks for your entry

Diana, 20 February 2023

Hello; how are you? I've heard that "color of revenge" will be published soon and It's in Germany so I wanted to know how much time it will take to translate the book into English after it published? I'm very excited about this book!

I'm afraid we don't know yet, Diana, but we'll keep you posted on Cornelia's website

Homid, 17 February 2023

Vor paar Minuten habe ich die letzte Seite von "Tintenblut" gelesen, das mir schon seit Wochen den Schlaf geraubt hat. Wahrlich habe ich mit den Helden gelebt, zusammen durch den Weglosen Wald gegangen.... Hiermit bedanke ich mich für solch eine spannende Geschichte über Tintenwelt und wünsche herzlichst weiterhin viel Erfolg!

PS: Ab morgen beginne ich schon mit dem dritten Band!

Herzlichste Grüße aus Taschkent/Usbekistan

Sarah, 14 February 2023

Hi Mrs. Funke for a school project I would like to know some fun facts about you

Dear Sarah, you can find some here on Cornelia's website, but feel free to ask more questions:

Emily, 8 February 2023

hey cornelia wondering how many books have you published love your stories so much

Dear Emily, so far, Cornelia has published around 64 books in Gemany.

Lilly, 8 February 2023

Dear Mrs. Funke I really enjoy your writing for a school project I choose you to do my report on and I was wondering how many books have you written

Hi Lilly, Cornelia has written more than 60 books so far. You can find them all on the German version of this website (because there are some stories, that haven't been translated into English yet). I hope that makes sense .... Best, Insa and Guesty

Mina, 6 February 2023

Hi l'm rereading all the Ink books as an adult. Really loving 'em! I see a rumor that The Colour of Revenge may have ties to your Mirrorworld series. Are you able to confirm if this is true? Haven't read those yet and will definitely catch up in time if that's the case. Thanks!

Dear Mina, it is true that the Mirrorworld is really the Inkworld just a few hundred years earlier. Cornelia wrote a short story about a book bound in silver that is the reason for all the silver tongues in the world — and for the magic trapped in Fenoglio's book. Of course it was made by someone who came through the Mirrors...

Bonnie, 3 February 2023

Hi Cornelia, I was wondering if you've got an international release date for The Colour of Revenge yet? So excited for it to come out, I understand it's German release date is October (2023) in the meantime I'll wait patiently for the international release!!

I'm afraid we still don't know, Bonnie , but we'll keep you posted.... Best, Insa (and Guesty)

Madalena, 25 January 2023

Hallo Cornelia, ich bin in einer französischen Schule und wir arbeiten an Ihren Geschichten im Deutschunterricht, also habe ich mich gefragt, welche Botschaft Sie durch Ihre Geschichten vermitteln möchten? Danke und schön Tag

Liebe Magdalena, Cornelia mag keine Botschaften, aber ein zentrales Thema in ihren Büchern ist die Freundschaft bzw. der Gedanke „Gemeinsam sind wir stark“. Cornelia ist der Meinung, dass man nur gemeinsam etwas schafft, und dass alles, was man für sich alleine macht, eine gewisse Begrenztheit hat, weil man dadurch blind gegenüber bestimmten Sachen ist. Sie glaubt sehr an den befruchtenden Einfluss von anderen. Natürlich gibt es in ihren Geschichten noch viele andere Grundmotive – das Überwinden von Angst z.B., Figuren, die nicht das sind, was sie zu sein scheinen, die Entdeckung, wie bizarr und vielfältig die Welt ist, Mitleidlosigkeit .... und so weiter und so weiter ... eine gute Geschichte sollte viele Motive haben.

Jim Robertson, 16 January 2023

I saw Inkheart and I agree Brendan Fraser is a very good fit for his character. Great movie. I read The Thief Lord and thought it was wonderful. I am almost finished Dragon Rider. Although I’m reading it for my 11 year old granddaughter, I love it. Your imagination, Cornelia, is just amazing. Thank you so much for blessing us with your wonderful stories and illustrations.

Welcome to Cornelia's guestbook, Jim, and thank you so much for the beautiful comment

Catherine, 13 January 2023

Hello, I am a teacher and plan to start reading Inkheart with my grades 7,8. I was wondering if a list of all the stories mentioned in Inkheart exists? I teach at Landmark East school with students who have learning differences such as dyslexia

I want to challenge my students with selecting one of the stories mentioned in Inkheart and create their own story. Example Little Red Riding hood appears in your town. What adventures will take place. A list of the stories mentioned in Inkheart trilogy would be very helpful in creating a link to what students have read. Thank you, Catherine

Sadly there is no such list, Catherine! And actually my Reckless series has far more fairy tale references. In Inkheart you could choose a few stories I picked the quotes at the beginning of the chapters from? Very best wishes from Italy, Cornelia 

Samantha, 31 December 2022

Inkheart was the first book (and then series) I ever fell in love with. I read it for the first time in 2006 when I was 10. I was just like Meggie and would stay up till 4 or 5am reading it, I could never put it down. I read the series again at 13 & again at 16. As I got older I started to see the story in different ways based on events in my own life, but my love for it never changed. I am now reading it again at 26, still have my original copy! It’s funny I remember the overall story but not the minute details. It’s felt so warm, like getting reacquainted with a very old friend. Thank you so much for an amazing series!

Morrigan, 11 December 2022

A few days ago, I found Dragon Rider at a library, so I brought it home with me. I hadn't read Dragon Rider yet, and I loved the book!

Ava A., 9 December 2022

Hi! I just had to say, I love Inkheart! I literally JUST finished it today and I can't wait to start. I am also super excited about your fourth book (Even though I haven't even gotten into the second yet). I never was a reader, but then a nice man recommended Inkheart to me and I fell in love. I have told my friends about it, and they all love it too! Your books are so great! Thank you!

Welcome to Cornelia's guestbook, Ava, and thanks for your entry

Madelyn, 5 December 2022

Hello again! How are you today? I know that The Color of Revenge is going to be published in German in October, 2023, or around then. Do you know when it will be published in English?

There is still no news, Madelyn, I'm sorry. Warmest wishes from Germany, Insa (and Guesty)

Rachel, 13 November 2022

Hi, Insa! I'm 32 and live in the US. I found the Reckless series a few months ago and have just finished The Silver Tracks. I've fallen in love with this story and was wondering if there is an expected publish date for the fifth book? Thank you!

Dear Rachel, welcome to Cornelia's guestbook. I'm afraid it is far too soon to tell. Cornelia is currently working on book 4 in her Inkheart series. As to Reckless, we will keep you all posted on her website.

Kelly, 9 November 2022

Dear Ms. Funke, my children and I absolutely love the Inkheart series. My children have informed me that there is a fourth book out-The Colour of Revenge, however I cannot find it on sale anywhere. Where can I purchase it? Thank you!!

Dear Kelly, welcome to Cornelia's website. Cornelia is still working on the fourth book of the Inkworld series. The German original will be published around autumn 2023. We will keep you posted on her website

Connor Idso, 27 October 2022

Hello! I've loved Cornelia's books for as long as I can remember. In fact, Dragon Rider was one of the novels that started my passion for reading, which has blossomed into a love of books larger than I care to admit. My wife, who grew up in Germany, has also loved reading your books. I've been trying to consider a good gift for her for one of the upcoming Christmases or birthdays, and I think that she would be thrilled by a signed copy of one of Cornelia's newer books. I know that it's a long shot, as Cornelia's moving (maybe has moved?) to Italy and we live in Texas, but is there a way that we could make it work?

Dear Connor, please send us an email with your request to and I will get back to you on that. Warmest wishes from Germany! Insa (Cornelia's sister, who takes care of her website and fan mail)

Robert Gregory, 24 October 2022

I got my Grandma a copy of Inkheart. One of the last things she said to me before she died was how much she liked Dustfinger. I first read the Inkheart trilogy because my penpal in Germany (I am American) recommended it. I never imagined it would have such a profound effect on my life.

I was wondering what happened to Fenoglio's Grandchildren? I thought it was sweet how he thought of them in the third book. Does he miss his grandkids? Do Fenoglio's grandkids and his family ever wonder what happened to him? If you ever write a 5th Inkheart book, i would love to see it about Fenoglio's grandkids trying to find him.

Dear Robert, thank you so much for your beautiful entry and welcome to Cornelia's website. She is currently working on the fourth book in her Inkworld series. Working title is "The Colour of Revenge".

Madelyn, 24 October 2022

Hi, Cornelia! This is my first time on your website and I'm super excited because I get to ask a question! So, I've heard rumors of there being a fourth book in the Inkheart trilogy. Is it true that you're writing another one in the series? I'm currently reading Inkspell, but almost done and really excited to go on to Inkdeath. It would be amazing if there is going to be another one in the series! Also, you're my favorite author of all time!

Welcome to Cornelia's website, Maydelyn. And yes, it is true, Cornelia is working on the fourth book in her Inkworld series

Arianna Gilbert, 13 October 2022

I'm currently reading Dragon Rider. So far it is soooooooooo good.

Cassie, 4 October 2022

I was 5 when Inkheart was published. I was 7 when I read it for the first time after my big sister raved about it. Since then, I've read the entire series about ten times. Here I am at 24, still reaching out for my old tattered copy. Inkheart started my love for books. It is my constant reminder to never give up, even during my darkest moments. I wanted to say thank you to Cornelia for changing my life for the better and continuing to do so.

Thank YOU, Cassie, for your beautiful entry. Welcome to Cornelia's guestbook

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