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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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Erika Fehrenbacher
Hello Peter, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your seven wonders series and was wondering if you have plans to write another book. The last book felt like there was more to the ending then what was there
Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 07:51:21 AM
Peter replied on Friday, December 07, 2018
Hi, Erika! No, sorry to say that the Seven Wonders series has ended, and I’ve moved on to other projects. But who knows, if there’s enough demand, I may think of returning. I do really miss those characters!
Inge Greis
Dear Peter

I absolutely adored your Seven Wonders series, and I am completely hooked on the first Max Tilt story ... but ... now the second Max Tilt has been out for a while, and yet not sign of an audiobook ... there will be an audiobook of it, will there not?? Pleeeeease!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

All the best,
Inge
a fan from Denmark
Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 02:55:39 AM
Peter replied on Friday, December 07, 2018

Hi, Inge! Wow, someone just wrote about this same thing! So I’ll give you the same answer: HarperCollins did not contract for an audiobook for Max Tilt #2. Unfortunately I don’t have control over business decisions like that 🙁 , but I am hoping they’ll change their minds, because I loved the Book 1 version. Certainly it will mean something to them when they see these messages, so thanks!

Jack Dittenber
Dear Peter Lerangis,

Your book, The Vipers Nest, had an impact on me because all of the action made me want to read more! For example, when there was the big storm, I kept reading to see what would happen next. Also, when Amy and Dan were running from the Indonesian police, I was thinking they were going to go to prison for the rest of their lives. That part of the book was super scary! Another scary part of the book was when Dan was trying to save Saladin. They were both in the water, but when they got to shore I was relieved. Finally, I was confused when Dan and Amy saw the weird passport. I didn’t understand what it was at first, but then I figured out that it was the murderer’s passport. Right as I started this book, I new I was going to love it because I love action packed books, and the action kept on going. This was an amazing book to read and the best part was that it made me want to read more. I look forward to reading more of your books.

Sincerely,
Jack Dittenber
Sunday, December 02, 2018 at 05:35:00 PM
Peter replied on Friday, December 07, 2018
Jack! What an awesome note. Thanks so much for letting me know how much The Viper’s Nest meant to you. Happy reading and best wishes for the holidays!
April
My 9 year old son just discovered your Max Tilt series. He loved the first book, and is excited about reading book 2.
When do you think the audio book will be coming out?
Saturday, December 01, 2018 at 11:26:00 PM
Peter replied on Friday, December 07, 2018

Hello, April. Thank you so much for the kind words, and a high-five to your son from me! HarperCollins did not contract for an audiobook for Max Tilt #2. Unfortunately I don’t have control over business decisions like that 🙁 , but I am hoping they’ll change their minds, because I loved the Book 1 version.

Gabriella Lewis
I was wondering if you would like a manga adaptation to your Sven Wonders series. The reason I am asking is because it is a great series, and I think it would be a good idea for it to be visualised. Of course,if you don't want it to be visualised, I understand. The reason I am asking if you want it visualised is because some people may like the series, but like it visualised for the reader who may not have the time to read the whole series. Another reason I am offering/ asking to do this is because of the growing amount of comic readers, and I think it might be good to expand on people knowing your great series.


If you wish for me to show you art or how I draw things or even if you want me to draw something from the series, I'd be happy to do so.

Thank you very much,
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 07:54:42 AM
Peter replied on Friday, December 07, 2018

Hi, Gabriella! That’s a great idea. I would love a manga adaptation. I will have to pass that idea by my editor!

Avery
Hi Peter you just were at my school today you are so funny i love your Max Tilt books they are so good thanks for the books I would love to see you again! You are so nice! Avry
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 09:50:56 PM
Peter replied on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hello, Avery! So sorry it took me this long to get back to you. I had an amazing time at your school, and I  Seattle! Thanks for the kind words about Max Tilt and I hope we meet again!

Andrew
I loved your books. And I can't wait ti'll you come to my school
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 12:45:05 PM
Peter replied on Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Thank you, Andrew! I look forward to visiting!
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!