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Welcome!  OK, first some friendly, authorish rules:  ♦♦ I cannot reveal 39 Clues or Seven Wonders spoilers, no matter how beautifully you ask.  Also, I’m not able to read/evaluate stories or excerpts from novels, as I am maxed out from tour and new writing projects. ♦♦ All answers given below.  Oh, and if you do NOT want your message recorded here, just let me know.  OK, now that that’s out of the way, please click the “Add Guestbook Entry” link, just below

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Nicolas
Thanks so much for your presentation at Carver it was really funny and we had a great time!!!!
Friday, September 14, 2018 at 05:57:46 PM
Peter replied on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Funny?? I was trying to be serious!! Nah, just kidding. Thank you, Nicolas, the pleasure was mine. I will never forget the awesome welcome I received at Carver. I had just as good a time as you did and I hope to see you all again someday.

Chris
Thank you for presenting at G.W. Carver middle both today and yesterday, most people (if not everyone) loved it. My question is, what's your favorite color?
Friday, September 14, 2018 at 04:53:50 PM
Peter replied on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Thanks, Chris. I really enjoyed my visit to Carver. You guys were really welcoming and super-smart. And my favorite color is BLUE!

Matias
Do you plan on making a new series after Max Tilt?
Friday, September 14, 2018 at 03:22:11 PM
Peter replied on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hi, Matias! Yes, I’m working on a new trilogy now. Can’t say much about it yet, but it involves time travel, and the series title will be Throwback. I think Book 1 is going to be published in September 2019. Thanks for asking and have an awesome school year!

Emmanuel
Hey! How’s life? Thought your presentation was nice👌
Friday, September 14, 2018 at 03:15:02 PM
Peter replied on Sunday, September 16, 2018
Hi, Emmanuel. Life is GREAT, especially after spending time with some awesome groups of kids in Carver! So glad you enjoyed the presentation, and warmest wishes for your writing journey and whatever you aspire to do in your life.
Andreus
Do you play fortnite
Friday, September 14, 2018 at 12:05:33 PM
Peter replied on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hi, Andreus! No, I don’t. What do you think, should I?

Edp445
Hey peter lerangis how was breakfast today?
Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11:59:54 AM
Peter replied on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Well, it seemed fine to me. Why, did you put something in my eggs? Wait, uh-oh, uuuuuuuaaaaaghhhhh ...

Debbie G.
Mr Lerangis,

It has been a long time since I read the 39 clues, seemingly in my infancy. Collecting card codes and serum ingredients were some of my best memories when I was young. I wanted to thank you for such wonderful work. It gave me the travel bug and a desire to learn more about the world. As I start my journey to Social Studies teacher certification, I have to thank your series for putting me on this path - I do not think it would have turned out this way if not for The 39 Clues. Thank you so much for making my childhood - and adulthood so far - what it is!

Remember your double-dealing diamond tour? These videos also contributed to my desire to travel.

Lucian, Tomas, Janus, Ekaterina, Madrigal - we are all Cahills.
Friday, September 14, 2018 at 08:11:41 AM
Peter replied on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hi, Debbie! Oh, this is such wonderful message, particularly on the same week the 39 Clues team had a 10-year reunion. How did you sense this?? 🙂 We all remember our own childhood influences, and it’s incredibly moving to know that in our own way, we were able to pass that forward. It means a great deal to know that the series inspired you, and thank you so much for sharing that. Best of luck to you from me and the entire world of EKTOMALUJA! I know you too will inspire students with your own passions and skills, and warmest wishes to you in your teaching career!

theodore
Thanks a lot for your presentation at G.W.Carver middle schools ,it was really funny!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 04:33:10 PM
Peter replied on Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hi, Theodore! It was my pleasure. You guys were awesome. I will never forget the kind reception and the amazing art projects around the school!

George Damascus
Yiasou Peter,

I came across your website in search of a ghostwriter for childrens books. I am in need of 9 so far. Somewhere in the 12 to 15 pages each range (board books) it's not everyday you google book writer and a fellow greek comes up. Congratulations on your success. I am launching a baby line of products with a world renowned pediatrician who does a lot of philanthropy missions around the world helping children. Our line is called Hamilton Babies and lauching mid september. Any help would be appreciated.

Every product has a Character and a name and is named after my children and the doctors grandchildren. Have the concept need the story and illustration.

I am a fellow greek american born and raised is Los Angeles, CA

Thank you,

George Damascus
Friday, August 10, 2018 at 07:16:37 PM
Peter replied on Thursday, September 13, 2018

Yiasou, Georgos! Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you. Good luck on your project. I haven’t done any ghostwriting in many years, and my plate’s kind of full for a few months out. Launching in mid-September???  Wow, I hope the launch is going well and that you find someone spectacular.

Panayioti

Hana Feldheger
Dear Mr. Lerangis,

I absolutely LOVED the Seven
Wonders series and I wanted to thank you for being such an amazing and awesome author! I want to be an author like you when I grow up!

Sincerely,
Hana Feldheger
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 at 11:15:14 AM
Peter replied on Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thank you, Hana! That means so much to me. I hope we run into each other someday when you’re an author at your own signing with a line out the door. Good luck, and sorry it took so long to write back!

Olga Gridin
Hello, Peter Lerangis,

How are you?

My name is Olga, and I am a regulation associate full-time and an English tutor part-time. In my free time I write books.

One of my pupils is 14 years old and she loves your Seven Wonders series. We are about to finish reading The Legend of the Rift. I know almost nothing about the series, because we only started reading the books during the lessons only from the Legend of the Rift. From what we have read so far, I like the series and I like the way you write.

I have been writing for 14 years now, and I am about to publish my first book - a children's book about John Lennon. I like writing adult crime mysteries, adventure novels, children's books, short stories, and poetry and lyrics for a local heavy metal band.

I wanted to ask: what gives you the motivation to finish the editing process? This is the part I struggle with.

Usually I finish a first draft of a crime novel in 4-6 months due to my full-time job and my pupils and personal life. Then comes the hard part. I start editing and polishing the novel and I have a hard time maintaining the motivation to finish the editing part. I have started editing the crime novel that I want to publish, but I'm struggling to keep the motivation going.

What do you do to keep your motivation going during the second draft/final draft/editing part?

Sincerely,

Olga.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 08:07:32 AM
Peter replied on Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hello, Olga! First of all, my apologies for taking so long to respond. I’m dreadfully behind with this guestbook. I began my publishing career as an editor, so I have a very specific idea of what’s meant by editing. As I writer, I don’t really think of my own work as editing at all. I think of it as writing. I’m never happy with anything I write, so I keep rewriting until I feel it’s ready to show my editor. When I’ve gone over things many, many times, when I think it’s solid and ready to go, that’s what I consider my first draft. Even though I think it’s in perfectly good shape by then, I know my editor will see dozens or hundreds of things that need improvement. That second pair of eyes is crucial. Once I get that first draft back, then I go back and do a second draft. In other words, I let someone else edit, and I rewrite. Occasionally, when my editor will need, say, exactly 37 pages cut, then I will edit the way an editor does.

So I think you’re asking about what keeps my motivation going when I have to go back over my work and change things. I’m motivated by the idea that the work isn't yet the best it can be. I’m always vexed when I read something of my own that isn’t yet as clear, funny, dramatic, or emotional as it can be, and getting it right becomes consuming. I want the reader to see the best version, not the one at hand. I do think it helps, though, to have someone else telling you the things that you can’t necessarily see with your own eyes.

Maya
Hi peter i am maya from fulmar road elementry school and i think you are now my favorite author!!!! i really loved how funny you were i am the girl who asked it your book was at the library and the one who said i loved your book watchers so yeah BYE PETER!!!!
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 09:26:31 PM
Peter replied on Friday, May 25, 2018

Hi, Maya! Sorry it took a few days to get back to you! I do remember you, and thank you so much for the kind words. I had a BLAST at Fulmar. You guys were amazing. I hope you find my books at your library!

Zariah
Hey Peter I read your book a few years ago that you wrote Harry Mazer. "Somebody, Please tell me who I am". I just wanted to let you know that I really loved it and appreciate your work. I just thought I'd let you know.
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 10:43:12 PM
Peter replied on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hi, Zariah! Thank you so much for taking the time to write. I'm really glad you enjoyed Somebody Please. Sadly, Harry Mazer has passed away, but he would have been delighted too. Plans are underway to make the book into a Broadway musical, so let′s keep our fingers crossed! 

Chloe
Hi Peter!

My friend Meg and I are big fans! I was hoping you could help me wish her happy birthday here! And also we were wondering if you prefer cake or pie. Thank you!
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 01:15:02 AM
Peter replied on Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Hi, Chloe! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MEG!  As for me, I prefer chocolate cake, but Meg gets to choose today!  And here’s a tune for you:

Tess
what one of your books would be good for a 4th grader?
Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 05:34:23 PM
Peter replied on Friday, March 16, 2018

Hi, Tess! Most of my recent books are perfect for fourth graders — for example, Max Tilt: Fire the Depths, the Seven Wonders series, and the 39 Clues series.

Gabriela
Hi!
I was wondering if the seven wonders series have been optioned yet to become movies. I would love to see it in the big screen!
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 01:09:20 PM
Peter replied on Friday, March 16, 2018

Hi, Gabriela! No, not yet, but there are a couple of people looking at it in Hollywood so let’s keep our fingers crossed, and thanks for the kind words!

Renia
Hello mr. lerengis,
Greetings from greece, i love your seven wonders series and the details you give to a person,place or item. I would love to see the characters on the big screen. Thank you for reading this
Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 09:53:01 AM
Peter replied on Friday, March 16, 2018
Thank you, Renia! I would love to see that too! Let’s keep our fingers crossed that Hollywood takes notice. I’m delighted you enjoyed the series.
Caleb Robinson
Hi Peter!

I just listened to an interview with you on the Harper Collins website after purchasing the first book in your Seven Wonders series. You seemed really approachable on there, so I thought I would ask a question that I hope you can answer.

As an aspiring Middle Grade Author, I am looking for literary agents to query over the next few months. I've been searching all over for who your agent is, but I can't seem to find them! Would you be willing to tell me who it is or even suggest agents who would be good to query for MG fantasy?

Thanks,

Caleb
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:49:36 PM
Peter replied on Friday, March 16, 2018
Hi, Caleb! My agents are at Sterling Lord Literistic. I’m not sure if they’re taking on any new clients, but they’re very good. I know Inkwell is good, too, and Stimola Literary Agency. Actually, there are quite a few good ones, but I’ve been with SLL for a long time so I’m a little out of the loop knowing about the other agencies. Best of luck!
Dude
are you working on a new book series ?
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 09:11:45 AM
Peter replied on Friday, March 16, 2018
Yes, two of them! One is called Max Tilt, a wild science fiction search for a treasure that will help save a life. The other is called Throwback, a time-travel adventure.
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Peter replied on Friday, March 16, 2018

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