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tyler tyler from Hi, Tyler!  A letter to the government?  Well, I don’t know what you want to write about, so all I can suggest is to be very clear about what you want, and very polite! wrote on March 15, 2016 at 11:14 PM:
Hi Peter, I am from ponderosa and am writing a letter to the govorment and would like so sujustins on what to write.
Shell Shell from Hi, Shell!  Well, no, not a horror book.  But the next two series I’m writing will have some really scary parts.  I wish I could tell you more but I’m sworn to secrecy! wrote on March 15, 2016 at 1:58 PM:
Do you have any plans to make a scary book?
Makayla Makayla from Oh, Makayla, that question brings a great big smile to my face!  The simple answer is NO WAY!  😎 wrote on March 14, 2016 at 9:04 PM:
Do you every get tired of writing about awesome book Peter lerangis
Stacey Alonso-Marin Stacey Alonso-Marin from Thank YOU, Stacey!  I’m not sure which school you attend, but your IP address is from Little Rock, and I will always remember my school visits there, and my visit to Barnes and Noble.  It was a great welcome on my first visit ever to Arkansas, so thank YOU. wrote on March 14, 2016 at 3:04 PM:
Thank you Mr. Lerangis for coming to visit our school! We enjoyed getting to learn how a real author writes.
Luana Bessa Luana Bessa from Hello again, Luana — and hello to my wonderful Portuguese readers!  Let’s see if I can answer all your questions:  —  Yes, I kind of have my eye on Jack for Aly, but when you get to the end of the fifth book you’ll see there may be some new considerations.  — In my mind, Daria did not die and may have made it through the underwater portal.   — I hope the books will be made into movies.  Lots of movie companies are looking at the series, but no solid offers yet.  — Thank you so much!  — It doesn’t really matter.  That’s just the way this guestbook module is set up.  If I could delete that, I would.  — That’s a good question, and to be honest, I’m not sure.  What do you think?  — By putting together three ideas that I thought were failures. (1) When I visited Greece I became obsessed with the Seven Wonders, but I thought I couldn’t write about them because I don’t write nonfiction; (2) I always wanted to write about Atlantis but I thought I could never think of anything new that a thousand other writers had already written about; and (3) when I started a story idea about kids trapped on an island in the middle of nowhere, I couldn’t figure out why they’d be there.  I was about ready to give up on (3) when I began putting those three supposedly “failed” ideas together and — wow! — I realized I had something fresh and exciting.  And the rest is history! wrote on March 13, 2016 at 7:03 PM:
Dear Mr. Lerangis: -Did you ever imagined Aly Black ending up with any character? Wich? -I just read the second book of The Seven Wondwers (Lost in the Babilon) (I'm portuguese, and actually, only the two first books are published, over here) and I know it was clear that Daria died, but... did she? I just really have to know... -COULD THESE BOOKS BECAME MOVIES!? -I'm in love with these books. -What was I supposed to writte in the "Homepage" part? I wrote Guestbook, but I'm not sure if that's what I should've done... -Would Daria and Marco actually have a serious relationship if... things were... diferent? -How did you got the inspiration to write these pieces of amazingness?
Luana Bessa Luana Bessa from Hello, Luana!  Sure I have.  I have all kinds of ideas for what would happen in their lives.  Some of those ideas make it into the books, but not all! wrote on March 13, 2016 at 6:26 PM:
At first, have you ever though of Jack or Cass ending up with Ally?
Shawna Shawna from Hi, Shawna! Thank you so much for your kind words.  I’m honored that the books meant so much to you.  Honestly, it’s been hard to let go of that world and those characters.  I dream about them!  Ah well.  Anyway, to answer your questions: Jack was born on July 19,  Aly on January 9, Marco on August 12, Cass on April 22, Eloise on November 13.  There have been about 17 foreign editions of the series, but so far no solid bites from a movie company — although we’re still trying! wrote on March 12, 2016 at 9:56 PM:
Mr. Lerangis, I just finished the final Seven Wonders book and I'm really sad to have to say goodbye to these characters. So I wanted to thank you for being the one to write about them. I also have two questions. First, what are Jack, Aly, Marco, Cass, and Eloise's birthdays? Second, in Drow Lanif A you mentioned that the Seven Wonders series had been spread "to other countries' publishers (and book clubs and movie companies.)" Does that mean that there might be a Seven Wonders movie? Thanks again for giving me some of my favorite characters and for taking the time to read this.
Shreyas A. Shreyas A. from Hello, Shreyas!  My advice would be to forget about the plot for a moment and spend some time with your characters.  Pretend you’ve just been put together with them at some kind of wilderness camp, where everyone has plenty of time to get to know one another.  Have some conversations.  Create some problems.  Footsteps outside the cabin, some kind of endurance contest.  Do this for one reason: to figure out WHAT EACH CHARACTER WANTS.  If one character is wealthy and another is poor, the poor character may need to figure out  how to get money from the other.  If one character is popular and the other shy, how does one manipulate the other?  Do this as a game, not as a scene to put in your book.  What you will be accomplishing is this: getting deep inside your characters’ heads, so that when you jump back into your book, your characters will come to life for you.  Because a plot doesn’t happen on its own; it is set into motion by what each character wants and needs.  If you have those in your mind, you may find that your book comes to life more easily! wrote on March 11, 2016 at 11:08 AM:
I want to write a book, I have a great idea, and also have it all planned out. But when I want to write it my mind goes blank and nothing makes sense. Is there an effective way to write your books?
Emily Emily from Hello, Emily!  Thank you so much.  I am dying a little inside too.  But I am also beginning a new trilogy idea that is incredibly exciting.  And then another one after that.  More info on my site when I’m a little more solid on the plot details. wrote on March 10, 2016 at 2:04 AM:
Hi Mr. Lerangis! Well so now that the Seven Wonders series is over (and I'm practically dying inside) what do you think you'll do next? What ideas for new books do you have? Or any way to extend the Seven Wonder (movies, plays, merchandise, etc.) Thank you!
Eileen Parker Eileen Parker from Hello, Eileen.  On the contrary, I am not DEpressed, I am IMpressed!  Yes, that would be a mistake, and what an eagle-eye you must possess to find it.  Have you thought of a job in publishing?  You would make a great editor.  With so many people reading my manuscripts (as well as me!), I wish one of us would have caught that.  I will see if we can make corrections in a subsequent printing.  Thank you. wrote on March 6, 2016 at 1:56 AM:
I love the Seven Wonders series as well as your 39 clues books. I have only read one of the Seven wonders and am on the second one. I have already found some flaws. In the first book, Jack does CPR many times and tells the reader that he has taken a course in CPR as well. In the second book when they find Marco, and he believes he needs to do CPR on him, Jack says he has no clue how to do CPR. He also wished he had taken a class, when in the first book he has already taken said class. There are some other flaws, but I fear of making you depressed. I love your books and your style of writing. I find them hilarious and would recommend them to a friend. I'm sure in the future you might hear more from me as I continue to read your works.
Johnathan McClain Johnathan McClain from Wow, Johnathan, I hope you don't consider my month-long silence as an indication of anything other than my own stupidity in shutting down guestbook replies while on book tour — because this one rocks my world. YOU are the one to be thanked for putting your heart and soul into truly magnificent readings. I feel honored to have had my books placed in your capable uvula, and I'm really glad your catatonia did not lead to any freeway accidents or jaywalking tickets. Or maybe they did. And for that, I'm truly sorry. You captured the spirit of all those characters, and when we finally do meet, which will be soon, our table will contain multitudes. And we'll be the only ones who know that. Thank you so much for this note. Needless to say, it is even more moving to me for the fact that voice actors rarely do such a thing. The privilege is mine, and please do contact me when you're in NYC (which will most likely happen before I'm in L.A.) I will send contact info under separate cover. wrote on March 4, 2016 at 11:47 PM:
Hi Peter, It's Johnathan McClain, aka the voice of Jack McKinley, et. al. Having narrated the Seven Wonders series, I'm actually a little embarrassed that it's taken me three years and five books to reach out and say hello. (But y'know, I'm very busy and extraordinarily popular.) But now that the ride is over I wanted to just take a moment to say: It's been a privilege and and a joy. Numerous times over the course of the series I found myself emotional and moved to tears (which you can hear occasionally if you know to listen), but never more so than upon reaching the conclusion of book 5. I was drained. I wandered around for the entire rest of that day in kind of a dull catatonia with a curious little smile on my face. In addition to making me the coolest guy in my best friend's 14 year old son's world, you also gave me the chance to do my favorite thing - and what I'm here on this planet to do - take an audience on a journey. And in this case, a journey that I got to revisit over and over again. And ... well ... that's just baller. So if a book tour or vacation or some such brings you to the LA area, please let me know so that I can say hello. Alternatively, I'm in NYC all the time and would love to buy you a coffee and/or tea. (I'm flexible.) So... In summary... Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this lovely and special journey. The honor has been mine. Best wishes and all good things... -J
Sean Holland Sean Holland from Hello, Sean! I always wanted to be a writer. Honestly, I don’t even remember not wanting to write.  I think part of the reason had to do with birth order (but only part of it!).  As the oldest kid in my family, I liked to entertain my younger siblings and cousins with stories, imitations, etc., so I was always a storyteller. But I began thinking more seriously about being a professional writer when I was a bit older, maybe 12 or so.  On one hot summer night I was reading a story called “To Build a Fire,” by Jack London — a survival tale set in the Arctic — and it was so vivid that I started shivering with cold despite the sweltering heat. I found that experience so powerful. I began thinking I wanted to do THAT to other people someday — make them feel things with the power of words. wrote on February 27, 2016 at 4:06 PM:
Hi I'm Sean, I'm doing an ESB project for English about authors. So I've chosen to do you because 7 Wonders is my favourite book series and I have 1 question about you before my ESB which is on the 16th of March. Why do you write? Or what made you want to write? Thank You. Sincerely Sean
Annabeth Annabeth from Hello, Annabeth! I HATE bullying. Well, I guess you’ll never find people who say they like bullying, so that’s too easy. I can say that as a kid I was bullied, mainly because I was unathletic, overweight, very family-oriented, and a voracious reader. I was called all sorts of names and even beat up, for no particular reason. I remember crying myself to sleep over this. It was terrible. But here’s the worse thing: When I got older and a bit less geeky, I went through a period when I teased another kid myself. And even my siblings. I was probably very frustrated at all those years of being bullied, and I was not mature enough to put myself in their shoes. That period didn’t last long, thankfully, and I became friends with that other student, and my siblings and I get along well as adults. But I always regret being mean to them, even to this day. Bullying is destructive and harmful to the victims, but it can also eat at the soul of the bully. So I’m glad there is so much awareness on this issue these days. Maybe your generation will really make a positive change! Keep up the good work. wrote on February 25, 2016 at 12:03 AM:
Hi Mr.Lerangis! I am working on a project in ELA about bullying, and I am asking multiple authors about their opinions on it. Can you give me your opinion please?
Dichhya Shrestha Dichhya Shrestha from Hello, Dichhya!  I would definitely say the Seven Wonders.  Mainly because it’s been the focus of my life for the past few years.  (The 39 Clues was the focus also, before that!)  But most of all, I must say I’m a big fan of the Rato Bangala School.  What a wonderful reception you all gave me! wrote on February 19, 2016 at 6:51 AM:
Hello my name is Dichhya and am from Rato Bangala I want to ask you that are your favourite books the seven wonders or the 39 clues
Jacob S Jacob S from Hi, Jacob!  Yes, you’re right on two counts: there is no Book 5, and it didn’t feel like it ended.  That’s because I had planned to write a book 5 and 6 but the publisher decided to cancel those books.  I still don’t quite understand why, but there you have it! wrote on February 9, 2016 at 9:09 PM:
My name is Jacob and I am 8 years old. I just finished reading Spy X Tunnel Vision, and I really liked the series. I was hoping if you would write another book. After I finished the 4th book, I was asking my mom if there was a 5th book. When she looked and there wasn't a 5th, I got very surprised because it felt like it didn't end.
Aaryan Aaryan from Hello, Aaryan!  I am back home, still overwhelmed at the amazing experience I had in Nepal.  I have a few new books that I’m obligated to write, and I planned them all before my trip, before I knew anything about Nepal.  But now I am indeed thinking about it! wrote on February 8, 2016 at 5:18 PM:
dear peter lerangis, i am from nepal. i know you have come to nepal and i need to ask you a very simple question, will you be writing stories about nepal?
Shaswat Shaswat from Hello, Shaswat!  I think I wanted to be an author when I read stories by people like Edgar Allen Poe, Jack London, and Ray Bradbury.  They had such wild imaginations and they made me feel things so deeply.  I thought if I could do that for other people, it would be a cool way to make a living. wrote on February 5, 2016 at 8:43 AM:
Hi Peter, i would like to ask you a question,who motivated/inspired you to be an author ?. I would be grateful if you answer this question.
Luv Kumar Lohano Luv Kumar Lohano from Hello, Luv Kumar!  Maybe your stories aren’t as horrible as you think.  You may want to talk about your story idea to a teacher and get some help.  They can ask you questions that may make your story come to life.  Start simple.  Figure out where the story takes place.  Invent a character or two,  and give one of the characters a big conflict that seems impossible to solve.  You need to figure out how to solve the problem, but don’t let the reader know until the end.  Sorry I can’t give you more advice.  That would take a workshop.  But I hope this gets you started. wrote on February 4, 2016 at 10:51 AM:
Hi Peter. I try to write some stories. I make so horrible stories even though i think a lot. can you tell me how do you make so good stories so even i can make also.
Anmol Anmol from Hello, Anmol!  I am back in the States, with warm memories of my visit to Nepal.  As for favorites, well … I think I’d go with the Seven Wonders series, mainly because it’s all mine and I don’t have to share it with other authors!  And I can’t possibly pick a favorite from my two friends, because then I would end up with only one friend! wrote on February 3, 2016 at 1:59 PM:
Hey Peter I am from the Rato Bangala school of Nepal remember telling us about your life . Now I will come to the real point so here is my question "Do you think that your seven wonder series were better or the 39 clues were better ? No offence and another question who do you think is better at writing between your two friends Rick Riordan and R.L. Stine .
Grayden Grayden from Hi, Grayden!  I really do hope that the Seven Wonders series is made into a movie.  We’re trying to get a movie company interested but nothing solid so far, so let’s cross our fingers.  I’m really touched and impressed that you gave your teacher a set of Seven Wonders books.  I’d be happy to visit your school, but I need to be invited by a teacher or librarian.  They can do that through the “Author Visits” link at the top of this page. wrote on February 2, 2016 at 2:31 PM:
Hi, My name is Grayden and I am in the 3rd grade. I have just finished reading the Seven Wonders series. I really fell in love with the books! I really wanted to know if you are going to make these into a movie because they would be so cool to see come to life on the big screen? Also I would like for you to come to my school and talk about your books. I have told all my friends about your books and even gave my teacher a set of the seven wonders books for Christmas. Please come to my school it is Phoenix Academy in High Point, NC. Thanks for writing these books I can't wait to read more of your work.