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Sid Thornton wrote on October 12, 2020 at 9:56 PM
I have always been a huge fan of the Three investigators books and love the Crimebusters series. Enjoyed your book Foul Play I have been hopeing that your book Brain Wash would be published in English. I have purchased a lot of the three investigators that were published in Germany.Is there anyway to get a copy of your book in English. Please let me know. Thanks for your time
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi Sid! Sorry for the late reply. No, unfortunately Brain Wash has not been published in English, only in German.
Lori Eaton wrote on September 14, 2020 at 11:44 AM
I just read your article Plotting a Glorious Mess for the SCBWI bulletin, and I loved it. Even though I'm not published yet, I could relate to your writing angst. I loved how real you convey your thoughts and the wording you chose. My favorite was when you referring to the final episode of Breaking Bad with the weapons in the trunk and your reaction to Vince Gilligan's comment and you said you were gobsmacked. Hilarious!
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi Lori! First, apologies for the ridiculously late reply. I must say (sheepishly) that I’ve badly neglected this guestbook during the pandemic. Second, thanks for taking the time to send such kind words about my essay. I’m thrilled you connected with it! Keep writing, keep growing, and I hope to hear about your first publication someday! Good luck.
Amanpreet wrote on August 8, 2020 at 1:04 AM
Dear Mr. Lerangis,
Hi, I’m Amanpreet! I doubt you remember me but I used to be obsessed with you after you came for an author visit at my elementary school. I took a trip down memory lane when I came across one of your books and I just want to apologize for the things I used to say to you. Honestly, I read through some of them and they were super creepy haha but you were always so nice. Life update, I believe I was a fourth or fifth grade and now I’m a sophomore in college. I still want to become a doctor! I apologize again for my 8-10 year old self! I hope you’re safe and well!
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi Amanpreet! Oh my goodness, yes, I do remember you! And you certainly have no need to apologize, I was really moved and delighted by your messages. I am really tuoched to know that you even remember them, and that you’ve stuck to your goals and are studying medicine. I am only now getting to the guestbook messages of the last entire year, having set things aside during the pandemic, but it makes me happy to read this one. I am safe and well, and I hope you are too. All my best to you, good luck with your studies, and do keep in touch, OK?
Jacob wrote on July 26, 2020 at 2:06 AM
What was your favorite part about the Seven Wonders series?

P.S: I think you're a cool guy
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hey Jacob! Well, here I am, months after you sent this great message, reaching back to answer all the messages I never got to during the pandemic! My apologies. My favorite part of the Seven Wonders series?Finishing it!It was such a labor of love, taking so many years. When it was done, I felt like I could hop on a Loculus and fly!
Tristan wrote on July 7, 2020 at 11:27 PM

Thank you so much for your contribution to my own life. The Watchers series was among many science fiction series I read as a child and it's one that stuck with me all these years later. It inspired my imagination and was written in a way that really drew me in and painted a striking visual picture in my mind.

I always wondered, though, was there ever any interest in creating more content for that series? It felt as though it was just scratching the surface of a vast world with many secrets waiting to be uncovered, more characters to meet and know, more stories to be told. I'd always hoped for more, a sense of completion in a way. Maybe that's selfish, I know it's your own heart and soul that needs to yearn for that story to be told before it can ever be written, but it's still something I've always wondered about and hoped for.

Anyways, thank you for inspiring me to read everything and imagine more, I hope you're doing well!

Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi, Tristan! Thanks so much for this beautifully thoughtful message, and so sorry it fell victim to my falling behind on this guestbook during the pandemic. I did have big plans for the development of the Watchers series, and so did my editor. Unfortunately the series was pulled by the publisher after the first six books. I was very sad to leave it hanging like that, and so no, you are certainly not being selfish. I agree that as a reader you did deserve the full development, and I wish I could have given you that.
Josh Klip wrote on June 18, 2020 at 4:38 PM
I liked your first two books in the Seven Wonders series because I thought they were a good combination of mythology and action. However, during your third book of the series, I did not like that Professor Bheghad died or that the fact that there were zombies. I thought that Professor Bheghad was a great character. I did NOT like the horror aspect of the zombies. This made me not want to read books 4 and 5 of the series. Thank you.
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hey Josh! Thanks for your honesty! I’m sorry to have taken so long to get back to you, but I’ve fallen behind on my messages since the pandemic started. I do understand how you could be upset by Professor Bhegad’s fate, and I’m sorry you didn’t like the zombie aspect. It was a tough book to write. I hope you stuck with the series, and if not, I trust you’re still reading and finding books that are more to your liking!
caleb wrote on June 11, 2020 at 4:37 PM
hello peter lerangin i love your books especially your seven wonders series and max tilt even though i have only read the first book i really like reading your books and hope to see more come out
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi, Caleb! I’ve fallen so far behind my messages during the pandemic and trying to catch up. Thank you very much for reaching out, and I am delighted you’re enjoying the books!
Finley wrote on May 13, 2020 at 12:54 PM
I just finished your first Antarctica book. I really liked it. I would really like to know more about the ship Mystery. Can you please tell me how many sails it had? Thank-you!
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hello, Finley! My deepest apologies for taking so long to reply. I’ve terribly neglected this guestbook during the pandemic, I’m afraid. Your question is a good one, but I confess I’m coming up blank. I wrote the book two decades ago, and it’s hard enough for me to remember what I had for breakfast!
Tracy Clements wrote on April 16, 2020 at 8:40 AM
We are a homeschool family and have thoroughly enjoyed your Spy X series. When my kids were younger, I kept checking to see if you had published book 5. I recently came across the books and decided to check again. Just wondering why you never completed the series? It left a lot hanging.
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi, Tracy! I confess I’m digging through a year’s worth of guestbook messages, which I’ve badly neglected during the pandemic. My apologies. As for Spy X, this is a question I get quite often! Yes, it did leave a lot hanging, and I had planned to write 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. I wish that hadn’t happened, but I am so glad you enjoyed the series!
Viola Sea Davis wrote on April 9, 2020 at 12:36 PM
Dear Mr. Lerangis,
Let me begin by saying I am a fan of your books. Currently, I am an author myself, and your work has been a big inspiration to me. I’m self-publishing a movie titled “KI Eternal”, and I expect to have it finished by 2022. I would love for you to read the script, since it’s partially inspired by the “Seven Wonders” series.
Thank you for your time. I look forward to your response.
Viola Sea Davis
Bangor ME
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hello, Viola! First, my embarrassed apologies for taking one year (!!!) to answer your lovely message. I have really neglected this guestbook during the pandemic, and I am reaching back and trying to catch up. I hope you continued KI Eternal, and if you did, I can't wait to see it! Thanks so much.
Adam wrote on March 27, 2020 at 1:12 PM
Hi Peter,
I am a young author and I am trying to write my first book. Are there any recommendations for publishers that will accept young authors? How did you make your book very popular? Also, I love your books especially Seven Wonders!
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi, Adam! I’m guilty of seriously neglecting this guestbook during the pandemic, and also a bit aghast that I left you hanging more than a year ago (!!!). So very sorry. As to your question: well, you didn’t mention how old you were, but I’m guessing you’re still in school. My best advice would be pretty simple: keep writing. Keep developing your skills. Keep letting whatever sparks you find its way from your brain to the page (or screen!). For now, develop your craft rather than think about being published. It’s so very competitive and you’ve got to be as good as the very best writers even to get your foot in the door. Plus, you’ll need to be represented by an agent, and it takes a lot of time to develop those connections.  The more you’ve written, the greater chance you’ll draw interest to yourself as a writer.  You may want to think about entering a writing contest, like the Scholastic Writing Awards.  If you’re college age or older, yes, you should start seeking out agents. One way to meet them is by joining SCBWI and going to some of their conventions, where you can meet tons of publishing people, attend seminars, and join a critique group.  Keep at it.  Write great stories, and when you’re done, write better ones.  Then better ones.  The best people always rise to the top.  Always.  I hope you do too.  But it’s all about the work.  I hope I see your name in print someday. That’s pretty general, I know, but I hope it helps!
Chris N wrote on March 20, 2020 at 6:52 AM
Hi Peter,
I'm a big fan of the thre investigators and crimebusters. I hear there are two extra novels published in German. How can I get the English version of brain wash and high strung?
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi Chris! Checking through my messages today, I found yours and it looks like I somehow missed it! So sorry. As it turns out, those two books were never published in English. They were orphaned, so to speak, when Random House discontinued the series early back in 1990 or so. Franck Kosmos in Germany obtained the rights around 2008, but not for the English language. So those rights are available for American publishers, but none have taken interest. 
Jill Johansen wrote on January 10, 2020 at 4:53 PM
Peter, I love your books!

So far I've only read Watchers Rewind and Last Stop but I have a plan to buy more. I read them to my junior high students and they love them! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your talents with the world. Much love and blessings on yer head!

Jill Johansen
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi, Jill! What a lovely message, thank you so much. I am so sorry to have taken so long to respond, but life has been complicated these last few months! It’s so great to know that the Watchers series is still being read and loved, and if you have any questions about any of my books, I’m happy to answer them. I hope you, your family, and your students are safe and healthy. 
Benjamin David Chant-Stevens wrote on January 10, 2020 at 1:11 PM
Since me and mum have been recently reading about your seven series i have been so inspired of you that i have wanting to make a cool movie about the seven series books when i am older can I make a movie? There is more wonders out there, there is exactly 14 more wonders and i have always wanting to be a writer so i want to carry on that series with different,characters different objectives and different powers of the loculis.
Yours sincerely,
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi, Benjamin! So sorry it took so long for me to answer. Life, as you know, has been pretty crazy. I hope you an your family are safe and healthy. And YES! By all means, if you would make a movie about the Seven Wonders when you are older, I will be the first on line to see it! Thank you for your kind words, and I’m so glad you enjoyed the series.
Cloi hren wrote on November 16, 2019 at 10:56 PM
I know you went to school with the founder of Microsoft billgate, did you work on any projects with him or hang out with him
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Sadly, no. There were 1600 kids in my college class, so it was easy NOT to know someone. Maybe if I had, my life would have been different. I might have become a tech geek. And then I never would have become an author and visited Freeport Memorial Library!
Arielle wrote on November 15, 2019 at 11:02 PM
who is your favorite football player ?
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hmmmm, well, honestly I don’t really follow football these days. I guess I should, huh? I think I’ll have to get back to you ... 🙂
Arielle wrote on November 15, 2019 at 10:59 PM
What was your first book called
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
It was a book of puzzles and games, with the amazing title ... Puzzles and Games!
Arielle wrote on November 15, 2019 at 10:58 PM
who is your favorite author ????
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Peter Lerangis!!! (You know, if I pick a favorite, my friends will all get mad at me if I don’t pick them ... :o)
Arielle wrote on November 15, 2019 at 10:49 PM
I know you went to Law school bu i wonder....... what made you want to write books
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi Arielle. Actually I didn’t go to law school. I was about to go, but I decided to put it off for a year and try to do the things I really dreamed of doing, like acting on stage and writing. I ended up doing those things, and I enjoyed it so much I canceled my plans for law school!

I always wanted to write books, even when I was a kid. I just loved telling stories and watching people react. And I loved reading stories. A really good story could be such a great escape for me. I would get so involved reading books, hours would go by in the snap of a finger. When I read books by great authors, it made me want to be a professional writer.
EDDY wrote on November 15, 2019 at 1:44 PM
I wonder that did you became friends
with one athers
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi Eddy. Yes, a lot of my friends are other authors. We tend to stick together!