Published on February 5th, 2013 | by Devin

Cornelia Funke Talks About Inkheart and Lots More

Cornelia Funke she sits down with Expanded Books to talk about how her life has changed, why she started and writing and whether or not she’ll write more books in the world of Inkheart!

“I was a very bored illustrator,” recalls Cornelia Funke, the German author behind such award-winning novels as The Thief Lord and Inkheart. “So I finally decided one night that I’d sit down and write my own story so that I could do the illustrations I want. And it took me another few years to realize that I’m a much better writer than I am an illustrator.”

And it’s a good thing she realized it, too! Now, after moving to California with her children, Funke’s whole world is completely different, thanks to her storytelling. In this interview with Expanded Books, the author recalls how her writing changed her life, what her writing process is like when she’s at home and a whole bunch more.

Plus, for all of you Inkheart fans out there, she drops a few hints about where the story might go – if and when she decides to continue after the trilogy! But be warned: there are a few MINOR SPOILERS in here for those of you who haven’t read the books.

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