Peter Lerangis, how did you decide you wanted to become an author? How old were you when you decided this? Thank you for visiting Frank J. Dugan Elementary School!!!
sorry I for got to ask you your parents name ,i know it is personal but I need it for this paper.to go with all the other info for this class work, thank you
my child is doing a biography in her 5 grade class on you. we need to know what elementary school and high school you went to. what hardships did you suffer to be come a powerful writer. please soon need for school, thank you so much she really likes your work
Hello! A friend of mine and I are currently writing a book together and were wondering how the process of publication works. The two of us are 13 years old, and are creating a science fiction series (estimated to be around 300 pages each, probably 3 books, but you never know when the writing bug will strike!) Our other option was to enter a literary contest. Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Happy writing! Katie and Brandy
hi, i was here toay when you gave a talk with my generation here in mexico, i want to thank you for inspireing me to write a book that hopefully i will one day publish called "The Forgoten" its about a french soldier lost in ww1 it has some horror and mistery to it, can you give me your oppinion on it? ps. im 14 thanks
I know that you haven't written for The 39 Clues in a while (your books were some of the best in that series, by the way.) But since the last book just came out I was wondering if you could tell us some of the character's birthdays (Amy, Dan, Nellie, Saladin, Evan, Jake, Atticus, Ian, Natalie, Alistair, Hamilton, Reagan, Madison, Jonah, Phoenix, etc.) Thanks for taking the time to read this - I really appreciate it.
Hi, I sent you a message more than a month ago and havn't got a message back. It's only because I have seen every one else's messages and you replied to them on that day. You may be on tour, in that case, sorry for bothering you 🙂 Have a good life! From Maryam
Hiya Peter! So, I have just finished reading The Curse of the King and am now -barely- patiently waiting for The Legend of the Rift to arrive. In the mean time I thought I would come by and ask a few questions I've been pondering over for a while. It's been so long since I've check in on your Guestbook, so I wouldn't be surprised if you've answered them already. First off, I absolutely adore Torquin. He's my second favourite character, Cass being my first. My question about Torq is, well, what's his deal? He is notorious for being quite large in size large with big, shoe-less feet and under-developed speech of sorts. The speech suggests, to me at least, that he's actually quite young. Maybe not as young as the Select, but not as old as most of the KI staff. Is it possible that he has Giantism Syndrome..? Random scenario: Jack and his friends are able to contact you through your Guestbook. What do you think each Select would want to say to you? Lastly, if your thirteen-year-old self was a Select, what would your "superpower" be? Thank you, hope your happy and well 🙂
Mr. Lerangis, You and Rick Riordan should get together and make a series of books! That would be super cool. Since you are my two favorite authors, and you write books kind of similar, it would probably be a huge hit!
Dear Mr Lerangis, (or Peter, whichever you prefer), At the end of the series, we see that everything that's happened, has never happened. Jack texts Aly and that is where the series stops. I am just curious on what happens next. I know if an author recieves these kind of messages, the answer would be to use my imagination, but, I need to know that they did/ became something in the future that was worth all that 'hassle', (sorry, couldn't think of a better word!) If not everyone, hopefully just Aly. I feel as if I can relate to her more than anyone else as she is quite strong-headed on the outside, in a way that if she wants to do something, she does it (like calling her mum). She is also powerful, as she is constantly surrounded by the opposite gender, she doesn't doubt her capibility compared to theirs. If you got this message, and you are going to tell me about her future, please include information about her parents. I'm quite sure the books don't mention her dad so I was wondering what happened to him. Also, as everyone loves a little romance, if Aly and Jack have a possible future... i'm hoping! If you have read this, thank you for taking the time to. I just felt like I had to know about their future after everything they have done to survive it. I know it's the end of the seies, but it just ended when they started their lives. I am also in the middle of writing a first draft of a book, so if you have any tips on what a book must need or even how to publish it when I am done, or, if there is a chance for it to become successful. Any of those would be most appreciated. Thank you for giving me something to look forward to reading every year and it's reasonable to say I am quite sad it's ended! Thank you for reading my message, Maryam
Yeah, It's me again. I've been really busy lately taking up random hobbies (ukulele, ice cream making, starting a YouTube channel). I'm really spontaneous that way, but somehow I still have time to do some writing every day. I've been working on this sci-fi novella that's gonna be at least 20,000 words, and when I finish my various drafts and editing to the point where it's decent, (not perfect because perfection can never be reached in writing) I'm going to try to get it published on Tor. So the reason I'm writing to you is because I have a viewpoint problem that I need another opinion on, and you seem like the most qualified person to give me this advice. My main character is a brilliant scientist and inventor who was hired by an extremely secret organization. (illuminati not confirmed) When he started asking questions about what they're doing with his inventions they make him disappear. (not gonna go into all the details about that part because spoilers) But to say the least, they wipe his memory and ship him off to a high security prison. The story starts with him having escaped somehow. (again, spoilers) My first person present tense narrative with a guy who has almost no idea who he is works out fine (with fourth wall breaking jokes and everything!) until I bring in a character from his past, which of course he doesn't remember. Main character has major flashback, but something in his mind (spoilers) makes him forget it a minute later. I was originally going to have the main character overhear a conversation with the other two characters about what the main character's forgotten friend's side of the story was. (that sentence probably doesn't make any sense, I'm so sorry) Now I'm thinking that I should maybe let the other characters share the spotlight for a chapter or two so the reader can see where they're coming from. On the other hand, if I left my story in first person present tense the whole novella with the main character struggling to remember who he is, it would be really hard to pull off, but in the end I would end up with a story and narrative insanely unique. Although, my story would still be VERY unique (you have no idea, it's so crazy awesome and paradoxy) on it's own if I have more than one narrative. So I'd like your opinion on the matter, and also if you think Tor is a good place to start out with publishing. (At the moment, just getting my work out there is all that matters to me) Thank you soooo much. I appreciate any help you give. Have a wonderful unbirthday, unless it's your actual birthday, in which case: happy birthday! -Peyton (and if you were curious, my YouTube channel is Peytato Land)
Hey Peter! How are you? Long time no see. So I promised you I will review The Curse of the King after I read it. Just finished. Took me less than 2 days. I couldn't stop reading. So, while the book doesn't start super strong, it is getting better and better as it is getting through the end. Many unexpected twists, changes in some characters' attitudes, reveals, agony, mystery... and such a cliffhanger for ending! I'm not sure how this whole thing is going to end. I have high expectations for book 5. However, it will probably release early 2017 here... so... I'll have to wait. Great book Peter! Great job. I'm super excited to learn how the story ends. I mean... they have 4 loculi right now, so they need 3... and they'll have to find them in a single book? How is this possible?
Hi its me again! I sent you another message yesterday because I didn't see that you had answered, I would still love it if you answered that one too. Thanks sooooo much for your advice! I've been looking stuff up and haven't really found anything yet. I just recently drew an anime picture of Aly for you, I'll try to load it on here... I couldn't get it on here. I'm having some writers block right now... And I'm way to busy all the time! I'm trying to get it done but I'm at like chapter three... But it is the farthest I've wrote before, farther than my fan fiction stories. Thanks! -Audrey
Hey! Big fan! I have a few (or maybe like 100!) questions for you! I'll just ask a few for now. My dream is to act and I hope if you do get an offer for movies with your seven wonders books, and there are auditions, that you will have the time to send me a quick email or something so I can see about doing some auditions for Aly. Aly black is like literally me with dyed hair, and I'm not much of a computer geek. But how did you get an agent? And how did you find out about auditions? Also. I'm writing a book series called Dragons and Danger, I hope to get them out soon, and if I do I hope you could read them. I have characters but I need names! I need to make up four weirdly evil names, for my main bad guys... How did you come up with characters and names for them? I just took me and my friends in real life and created some people for my story. Were any of your characters based off of real life people? I'm really confused with my tense, like past, present, future, stuff like that, I just can't stay in one I accidentally keep switching it up! Did you have any of these problems? I enjoy books from Tui Sutherland, and Rick Riodern, but neither of them come to VA... Is there a way you could come to the Augusta County Library some time? when maybe we could talk in person? If you do come I will make sure I am there, if I'm not I would be on vacation or out of town, if I am there you will know for I will have a head band with fake cat ears. Hope to hear from you soon! -Audrey
Hi Mr.Lerangis! It's me, Anthea again. Thank you so much for your advice on writing, it helped me very much! If you don't mind, I have a few more questions. How do you get published? And who should you show your writing to if you want to publish something? I'm in the middle of writing a novel, and I want to take it to the next level and try to get it published. Thanks!
Hello sir, I have been a huge fan of Spy X, ever since I read the The Code as a child. Try as I might, I have never been able to find the other books in my city. (This is during the pre-online bookstore era). It was only recently that I discovered that there ARE other books in the series and now I am eager to complete the series. However, I am from India, and there are no sellers here from whom I might buy the other books. Would you perhaps know how I could find a link to putchase an ebook version of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th novels in the Spy X series. I would be very grateful indeed! Regards,Gargi
Hi! Mr. Lerangis I'm a big fan! and I freaked out to find that Aly Black is just like me in almost every way, but I don't dye my hair. I read as much as I can of my favorite writers to get ideas for my books. If I ever publish them I hope you will have time to read them. I also with I could act in a movie. I just don't know how to audition! 🙁 I just feel my life isn't complete without acting... And I really wish I could act as Aly, or another character from a book I have read. I saw from one of your posts that you used to act in movies?! How did you start acting? How do you find auditions? -Audrey (12)
Hey Peter it's me again. Last message I sent is a request on a companion series to 7 Wonders. This one is just my feeling and thought towards the series. To be honest I JUST finished the last book today. And I'm just sooooo overwhelmed by it. A part of me is so happy that the series end in such a peaceful and beautiful way. But the other part of me screams for more of it. I just can't stop thinking about what would happen to the selects and what would happen on their 14th birthday and I'm not getting an answer. I'm having such a hard of getting over the feeling and thoughts towards the characters. It's so hard to say goodbye to a series that you like so much. But despite that, the 7 Wonders is just one of the most attractive series to me and I really do hope there will be a second series followed by the original plot. Thank you so much for coming up with an amazing journey. Please answer my first message as well. I'm dying to know.
Hey Peter! I just finished your Seven Wonders series adn it's just awesome. I really like the plot and i really appreciate the effort adn heart u have put into the book!! There's just one thing that IM NOT satisfied with is that no fuition of the romantic relationship between Jack and Aly :(. Which is such a shame that I've been expecting ti so bad through out the series. So here's my question for you, and also a request: Will you write a companion series of 7 wonders also based on the view of Jack?? I would LOOOOVE to see the two's relationship get to an end and also longing BADLY for more epic actions!! Please give me an answer on the page and please consider te request of a companion series. (Of course, Im not trying to force you or threaten or anything. But it doesnt hurt to consider)
Hi Mr. Lerangis! I just finished The Legend of the Rift and it was AMAZING!!! You are a wonderful author! In school, I'm doing a project on writing, and I was wondering if you could give me some tips on writing novels? Thanks, Anthea