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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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Luciana
Hello, when they will be released in Brazil the continuation of the series the seven wonders? I'm waiting for release 4 and 5. Thank you.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 01:18:51 PM
Peter replied on Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Hi, Luciana! I just checked with my publisher, and sad to say, they tell me that the Brazilian publisher decided only to publish Books 1 through 3 and did not commit to 4 and 5. 🙁
Luke Poling
Hi Peter-

I am writing you as the co-host and producer of a podcast called Why?

Our show is inspired by and highlights people around the world who have fascinating and unique hobbies, jobs and passions. It is designed as an interview format where our guests can not only share their anecdotes, but also give listeners a peek into what inspired them to pursue their paths.

The spirit of the show is fun, informative and in the vein of bringing the world a little closer by understanding a bit more about one another. We would love to interview you about your work as a ghost writer and your other writing. I co-wrote & directed a film on George Plimpton, and am fascinated by your story.

My co-host is Heidi Hedquest. She's based in Detroit and I'm in Philadelphia, but we record on-line so, should you be interested, you can do so from anywhere! We have full reign of the show and you are welcome to mention any upcoming projects, adventures, plugs of anything you’d like.

Let me know what works for you and don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Thanks in advance,

Luke
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 05:20:26 PM
Peter replied on Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Hi, Luke! Sure, I’d love to do this! I’m pretty backed up until the fall, but that might be a good thing, because my new trilogy, Throwback, debuts in October. Would you mind contacting my publicist, Mitch Thorpe (publicity@peterlerangis.com)? He’s the one in charge and I don’t want to create a scheduling conflict! Thanks for contacting me.
Grace Bondurant
Hello! I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate everything you've done. I'm currently reading the final book in the Seven Wonders series, and thought I should let you know how much I enjoyed, as well as sped through your books. The writing format you used was truly flawless, but also very unique. It took me a bit to get used to it, but once I did, I fell in love. My dream is to be an author, and people like you inspire me insanely. My favorite series is Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and I thought nothing could ever come close to the amazingness (not a word) of it, but yours sure did show me something new. In other words, it was an incredible experience. Thank you for everything and keep up your thrilling work!
~ Grace 🙂
Friday, June 14, 2019 at 04:51:10 PM
Peter replied on Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Thank you so much, Grace! I’m honored that my Seven Wonders books were such a part of your life. I will take this message into my day with a big, grateful smile! Best wishes to you.
Priscila Gibert
Dear Mr Lerangis,

My name is Priscila Gibert. I'm from Argentina, and I'm a translator.
I read the series "The 39 Clues" some years ago, and I liked it so much that I wanted my siblings and friends to read it, but they don't know English, and only the first two books were translated to Spanish. Since then, I had the idea of translating the rest of the series, but I wanted to ask for permission from the authors first.
My idea would be translating the rest of the books, starting with the one you wrote (The Sword Thief) and giving the authors the translations so they can publish it. It would be a paid work, of course, but my rate won't be high as I'm just looking for acknowledgement and being known to readers out there.
I think that the series would be deeply enjoyed by Spanish speakers all over the world.
Please talk about this with the other authors and whoever else who needs to know. I wait for your reply.
Hoping to hear from you soon.
Best regards,

Priscila Gibert
Monday, May 27, 2019 at 02:04:11 PM
Peter replied on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hello, Priscila! Thanks for writing, and I’m so delighted the 39 Clues books are being enjoyed in Brazil! I believe all of the books were indeed translated, but I may be wrong. Anyway, we writers do not control the translation rights. For that, you would have to write the publisher, Scholastic.

Alicia Klepeis
Just wanted to say it was great to meet you at Authors' Day this past Friday at Somers Intermediate School. Looking forward to reading more of your books!
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 04:36:04 PM
Peter replied on Thursday, May 23, 2019
The pleasure was mine, Alicia, and vice versa! Your books look wonderful!
Patrick McDermott
Dear Mr. Lerangis
Why did you do the ending of the 7 wonders series the way you did it was strange.
From Patrick
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:02:44 AM
Peter replied on Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hi, Patrick! I love “twist” endings to stories and this was just the strange, unexpected twist I had always imagined for the series. Sounds like maybe it disappointed you. Did you have a different ending in mind?

Leeanna Arroyo and Julia Duzynski
Dear Peter Lerangis,
How are you? Today you came to the Somers Intermediate School Author's Day. We were wondering if you could give us some interesting facts about yourself to make an article. When are your next books coming out? We can't wait to hear from you!
Thanks!
Leeanna A. and Julia D.
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 03:57:48 PM
Peter replied on Thursday, May 23, 2019
Hi, Leeanna and Julia! I had a blast at Somers, and it was great to meet you! My next book, Throwback, comes out in October. Interesting facts, hmmm ... well, if you click on my bio page you can find some there. And if you have some specific questions, I’d be happy to answer them via email at info@peterlerangis.com!
Maggie
Hi! my name is Maggie and I have a great question for you! In 80 days or die, Evelyn has a disease. 1) Does this disease actually exist? 2) Do you know anybody who actually has this disease that inspired you to write about it?
Thanks,
Maggie
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 06:25:40 PM
Peter replied on Thursday, April 18, 2019
Hi, Maggie! Thank you for asking about this. Yes, scleroderma does exist, and yes, I do know someone who suffered from it. He was a professional musician, one of the best in his field, and he fought the disease bravely for years, right to the end. I was indeed thinking about him as I created the character of Evelyn.
Jacob
Thanks so much, Peter! I chose Spy X 3 for my book report. I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, April 04, 2019 at 02:48:11 PM
Peter replied on Monday, April 08, 2019
I’m delighted, Jacob! Hope your report gets a great grade!
Steve from bragg school
Could you pls answer this question.
1. Whats your favorite color?
2. When is the new book coming out?
3. Are you making a new Max Tilt book?
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 07:25:07 PM
Peter replied on Monday, April 08, 2019
Hi, Steve! And a big hello to all of you at Bragg. I had such a great time at your school. OK, the answers to your questions: (1) My favorite color is blue, (2) the new book, Throwback, is coming out in October, and (3) no, the third Max Tilt book (Enter the Core) will be the last!
Robert
Hi Peter,

Long time 39 clues fan here, and was just hoping you could answer some questions I have about the series?

What purpose do the Madrigal clues hold? Does the madrigal serum have any effect on the drinker?

Also, is there a reason why the full details of the master serum formula was never revealed? We only ever saw the start of the formula.

Thanks again,
Robert
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 09:33:45 AM
Peter replied on Monday, April 08, 2019

Hi, Robert! Thanks for writing, and for your long-time 39 Clues devotion! I confess it’s been a while now since I’ve been involved in the Cahill world, and I thought you deserved the most accurate answer. So I put your questions to our resident expert, the editor of the entire series, and here was her response:

Ha! Glad the questions are still coming.

1) the Madrigal clues are just the formula for assembling the serum’s ingredients.

2) There is no benefit to the Madrigal part of the serum.

3) Of course we didn’t give our the full details of the serum! We don’t believe in unleashing chaos in the world.

Hope this helps!

Anika Gale
Dear Peter Lerangis,

Hello! My name is Anika and I am a student who had to choose a book and write a review of it. Safe to say that Seven Wonders: The Colossus Rises is going to get a good review! I found myself loving every word out of this book. The way it is written is very much my style. I stumbled across this page when looking at other reviews. I would just like to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed this book and appreciate you writing it. I am going to search for the next book as soon as I can. Thank you for writing this book, I'll be sure to continue reading the series.

Thanks so much,
Anika Gale
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 09:03:42 PM
Peter replied on Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Hi, Anika! Well, this really makes my day. I’m thrilled you’re writing a positive review and even more thrilled that you enjoyed reading the story! I hope the rest of the series lives up to your high expectations. Enjoy!
Finn H.
Dear Mr. Lerangis,
I love your Spy X books. We are reading them in our 3rd grade class. Do you plan to write Spy X 5 at some point?

Sincerely,
Finn H.
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:32:16 AM
Peter replied on Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Hi, Finn! Oh, I wish. I really, really, wish there could be a Book 5. Actually, the publisher had asked me to write a book 5 and book 6, and then they unexpectedly decided not to publish them. I never quite understood why, but there you have it. You now know as much about it as I do! I wish that hadn’t happened, but I am so glad you enjoyed the series!
Olivia lehman
Hi, I am one of the students you did the workshop with at halifax middle school. I have continued to write the story we worked on together and hope to publish it I just wanted to thank you for the insperation, the inceragement, and the help.
Olivia
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 01:28:41 PM
Peter replied on Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Hi, Olivia! Wow, that’s really delightful to know. I have to say, you all were extremely perceptive and creative. It was really fun for me to bat those ideas around with you! Thanks for writing.
Angelo Reigert
Hello, my name is Angelo I am in sixth grade and I was one of the kids in the auditorium at upper dauphin middle school. I wanted to let you know how inspiring, and very interested your "speech" was. Thank you from being there and saying everything that day. The story about the train and that story got me very emotionally. Thank you for coming to the school, sorry if I took some of your time, but thanks.
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11:39:54 AM
Peter replied on Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Hi, Angelo! So sorry it took a while to get back to you. Your message means a great deal to me. I'm very happy I was able to inspire you. Please give my best regards to everyone at Upper Dauphin. That was a great visit, and thanks to all of you for welcoming me so warmly!
Jacob Lindsey
Have you ever considered doing a book with R.L. Stine? If you did not, you should really consider it because I believe that if you two make a book, it will be pretty interesting. Thank you
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 02:13:45 PM
Peter replied on Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Hi, Jacob! Thanks for the advice. I’ll have to mention this to him! We did do a book together (sort of). I wrote a short story in a collection of stories he published. The book is called Scream and Scream Again, and you can read more about it here.

larry Lerangis
I believe that the earth is flat what do you think
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 02:08:59 PM
Peter replied on Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Well, having traveled a few times over the top and around the middle, I’d vote for round! 🙂

Cam S
Well this is a bit general, and you've most likely been asked this hundreds of times. But what gave you the ideas for the Seven Wonders series? Even though it's a series meant for people generally a bit younger than me, the content is captivating. I'm 16 and looking to write an action-fantasy novel and I was curious in hearing how you were inspired.
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 02:30:57 PM
Peter replied on Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Hi, Cam! Thanks for asking, and apologies for not getting back to you until now. The idea for the series came from three places. I became obsessed with the Seven Wonders years ago during a trip to Greece. I looked across the harbor in Rhodes and imagined the massive Colossus straddling the harbor. It seemed utterly impossible for such a thing to have existed. I was hooked. I began digging into the Wonders just as a hobby, hoping to write about them. But I couldn’t really think of a story that could span all the different locations and times in which they were built. Later in that trip, I visited the island of Crete and learned that people there believed Crete was the site of Atlantis. Well, I’d always wanted to write about Atlantis too — but I figured that topic has been done by so many people, it was fruitless to even try. Third, I’ve been wanting to write a series of “desert island” adventures, where kids are trapped by mysterious forces, but that sort of book has also been done to death — and besides, I couldn’t figure out why those kids would be trapped there anyway! So I parked all three ideas in the back of my mind. And they began to mingle. So even though I couldn’t make each come to life on its own, TOGETHER they grew into an idea I loved! And the rest is history.

Demetrius
Hi there,
Mr. Lerangis i was in in school suspension and stumbled across two of your books from the watchers series. I'm currently baffled as to what happened at the end of the first two.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 01:25:34 PM
Peter replied on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Hi, Demetrius! Well, I’m the one who deserves a suspension for taking so long to write you back! OK, I don’t want to give away spoilers, for people who may be reading this and have not yet read the books, so I will send you a separate message to the gmail address you provided. [Added later: whoops, looks like that address didn’t work!]

Abigail
Hi Peter! I'm in 4th grade and I just finished your first book in the series Watchers. I loved it a lot. I didn't read the second book yet. My teacher gave me and my class a writing assignment to write what we thought would happen next after the cliffhanger at the end of the first book. I would love to show you what I thought would happen next. I typed it on a document. How can I share it with you? Please let me know!
Monday, January 14, 2019 at 04:19:36 PM
Peter replied on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Hi, Abigail! Whoops, looks like waaaaay too much time went by between your message and my reply. By now, maybe you’ve read the next book or lost track of your prediction. But if you still have it and want to send it to me, feel free to send to info@peterlerangis.com. Thanks for writing, and I’m honored that you enjoyed Colossus Rises!