Cornelia evacuated her farm in Malibu, and sent an update from Venice Beach a few days ago. Read more from Cornelia on her experience from the past few days below, or in the Barn Times:
DW Akademie recently published this in-depth piece that takes a look at the creation of Inkheart. Did you know?…after Inkheart was published, Cornelia Funke quickly followed it with Inkspell and Inkdeath, each coming out just two years later!
Find out more about Inkheart, and the story behind the story, here.
We’re reading a varied selection these days: two new books and one we’re reading for the third (or perhaps fourth?) time. Find out more about our TBR pile below!
Whenever Cornelia Funke starts thinking about a new story, she starts with an A4 notebook.
Story ideas often begin for Cornelia with jotted notes, sketches, and clippings of pictures that catch her eye. Then those jotted notes—a character’s habits, description of a landscape—grow until she’s finished the first handwritten draft!
In the words of our Southern friends: happy fall, y’all! We hope you’re enjoying cooler weather, crunchy leaves, and a hot cup of tea/coffee/cocoa on these cooler fall days.
As the days get shorter, autumn’s darker afternoons offer a perfect time to curl up in a comfy sweater with a book (or three!). Here are a few of Cornelia’s favorite fall reads, plus some from our TBR pile for the next couple cozy months:
Our friends at Pushkin Press published Cornelia Funke’s latest addition to the Reckless series/MirrorWorld this fall: The Glass of Lead & Gold.
In the snow-covered city of Londra, young Tabetha survives by finding treasures in the mudbanks of the river Themse. On Christmas Eve, a sinister stranger asks her to keep her eyes open for a priceless, long-lost magical object: the Glass of Lead and Gold.
Earlier this week, we had planned for this week’s blog post to showcase another nook/cranny of Cornelia Funke’s Writing Barn. But the world’s been even more tumultuous than we had hoped it would be, and we feel compelled to direct our attention toward the week’s current events.
After Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony in the hearing yesterday, and the vote to push a problematic judicial nomination to the floor of the Senate today, we thought it might be useful to take a moment to talk about the ways we can all participate in representative democracy.
Cornelia’s writing website recently got a makeover, and the Writing House has officially transformed into the Writing Barn! We hope you’ll come to take a look around and say hello!