COVER REVEAL — Behold Seven Wonders Book 3!
The ARCs should be ready any day, and I can’t wait. If you liked The Colossus Rises and Lost in Babylon, fasten your seat belts. Everything is about to take a take a turn for the EMOSEWA. MORE ABOUT SEVEN WONDERS …
On the Road Again ... May–June 2014 tour dates for The Tomb of Shadows, Book 3 of The Seven Wonders series!
Wait! I just got home! No rest for the merry traveler. I’ll be back out on tour in May, talking to readers all across the country about The Tomb of Shadows! The schedule’s still not final, but I know I’ll be in Los Angeles, CA; San Diego, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Grand Rapids, MI; Boston, MA; Concord, NH; Burlington, VT; Manchester, VT; Philadelphia, PA, and Fairless Hills, PA; with a stop in NYC for Book Expo America! It begins May 11 and goes through early June, so stayed tuned. I’ll post updates here and on Facebook.
I just counted — this will bring to 40 (!!) the number of U.S. cities I will have visited to talk about The Seven Wonders. And that’s not including amazing visits to the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore last spring! It’s been fun watching readers meet Jack, Marco, Aly, and Cass in this epic tale of adventure, action, scifi, fantasy, and history. And as I wrote below (oh, heck, I’ll write it again) The Colossus Rises debuted at #4 on the New York Times bestseller list and stayed on the list for nine weeks, and Lost in Babylon made its debut at #3! A writer’s dream come true.
The New York Times Bestsellerdom for The Seven Wonders series!
Readers, you rock!
What a year this has been. Both of the first Seven Wonders books made the The New York Times Children’s bestseller list from the first week of publication, Colossus debuting at #4 and Babylon at #3. Both books rose to #1 in the Philippines and cracked the Singapore list too. (I can hardly believe I’m writing this — bring me the smelling salts!) And we’ve just begun. In April we’ll be revealing Seven Wonders Journal #2, The Orphan, and on May 13 The Tomb of Shadows will be published. MORE ABOUT SEVEN WONDERS …
How to Pronounce “Lerangis”
By popular demand, a definitive guide … MORE…
The 39 Clues Alive and Going Strong!
After writing three and a quarter books in the ground-breaking 39 Clues series — Book 3 (The Sword Thief), Book 7 (The Viper’ Nest) and one-quarter of Book 11 (Vespers Rising), and Book 3 (The Dead of Night) of the Cahills Vs. Vespers series — I had to take a breather to launch the Seven Wonders. But I remain the world’s Number One Clues fan, as my BFFs Jude and Gordon take the series to the finish line in style! MORE ABOUT THE 39 CLUES …
Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am wins the 2013 American Library Association Schneider Award!
428640So thrilled! Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am has won the American Library Association’s 1000640http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards/1/winners/2013Schneider Family Book Award for teens, “for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.” It also was named to the 2013 Young Adult Library Services Association’s 1000640http://bit.ly/2013BFYABest Fiction for Young Adults list. I feel lucky to have had the chance to write this book with my brillliant co-author, mentor, and friend, Harry Mazer.
FREE eBook prequel to The Seven Wonders!
1000640http://www.bit.ly/7WSiteThere was just too much of The Seven Wonders story to tell, and I’m way too impatient to wait. So here’s a FREE prequel to Book 1 of The Seven Wonders series. It’s called The Select, and you can download it by clicking on the image at the right. It’ll take you to the new Seven Wonders site (which is pretty amazing itself). Be sure to scroll to the bottom for the FREE download! MORE ABOUT THE SEVEN WONDERS …
Lerangis Invades New York Comic Con in a Toga, Caught on Video!
Yes, it’s true. In a toga. I wanted to find out how many people there would know about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. And here’s what I discovered:
Thank you, Goodreads voters! The Dead of Night Makes the Top-20 List for 2012
I’m beyond delighted to be recognized by readers among these fantastic authors. 1000640http://bit.ly/VizmgeTake a look and see if your favorite books are here! How many ways do I love Goodreads readers? In 1000640http://bit.ly/fZoIv2the 2010 poll, The Viper’s Nest finished #3, so the answer is: a lot!
Authors Speak Out Against Bullying
I’m proud to be part of this, especially with some of my own favorite authors.
Happy Fathers’ Day! (Guess Who Gets the Last Say in This Video...)
A video tribute to our great dads, from me, Michael Chabon, Pat Reilly Giff, Peter Cameron, and other fab authors (via 1000640Happy Fathers’ Day VideoOpen Road Media).
TEN New eBooks, Just Released! (Watch the Trailer Below ... )
I’m happy to announce that Open Road Media has published TEN of my books as brand-new eBooks — including the entire Watchers and Antarctica series, The Yearbook, and Driver’s Dead! Click 1000640http://www.openroadmedia.com/authors/peter-lerangis.aspxhere to see what’s up. All of these books can be ordered via the “About the Books” link above.
Starred Review in Kirkus for Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am
424640The reviews have been amazing for Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am, my new Young Adult novel cowritten with the great Harry Mazer. They include a starred review from Kirkus (reserved for its Best Books of the Year) … MORE…
Peter’s Excellent Adventure with a Sandinista Rebel and a Newbery Winner!
On April 28, 2011, I had the honor of being on a panel called “Who Tells the Story? Children’s Book Writers Talk About Voice,” with Giaconda Belli and Rebecca Stead, and moderated by Jennifer M. Brown, at the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature in New York City.
“They Must Have Hated Me at My Local Library”
Why? Read my blog post on my summer reading experience as a kid, for the B&N Bookclubs!