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I know that you grew up in Freeport I wonder what is your favorite part of Freeport
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 01:30:29 PM
Peter replied on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Oh, that's a good question! I like Milburn Pond, because I grew up near there. I also like that Freeport is so near the beach. And, of course, THE LIBRARY!! 🙂

I know that you have alot of books but I wonder what book you like the most out of all your books?
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 01:29:22 PM
Peter replied on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Throwback, definitely! (Also, Throwback #2: The Chaos Loop, but that doesn’t come out until May!)

I know that your nationality is Greek but I wonder if you will make a book based on Greek?
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 01:28:18 PM
Peter replied on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Well, I don’t know Greek well enough to write IN Greek 🙂 , but some of my books take place in Greece, like The Colossus Rises and The Curse of the King. Also, quite a few of my books have been translated into Greek!

Dear Mr. Lerangis,
I am a fan of your 7 Wonders and Max Tilt Series and also a big PJO (Percy Jackson and The Olympians) fan. I had a suggestion for your books that Mr. Riordan also did; What if you write a crossover series with Max Tilt and Seven Wonders?? I'm sure the characters from both series would wreck havoc or save the world a few times together!!
Sunday, November 03, 2019 at 11:23:23 AM
Peter replied on Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Hi, Jessica! Yeah, I think that’s a GREAT idea! Now it’s only a matter of convincing my publisher ... 🙂
Logan Wagner
Dear Mr.Lerangis, I am doing a book report and was wondering if you could answer a few questions about Seven Wonders

1: If you could, would you make this into a film

2: Besides Jack, who do you think is the most in depth character

3: If you could, would you change anything about these books

Thats all thank you for your time.
Saturday, November 02, 2019 at 09:48:24 PM
Peter replied on Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Oh, hi again, Logan! Yes, I would LOVE it if the Seven Wonders series would be made into a movie. I think the most in-depth character after Jack might be Cass, but Aly and Marco are both close! I don’t think I’d change anything about these books, except maybe do more of them!
Jessica M
Dear Mr. Lerangis,
Will you be in Canada anytime soon? Me and my friend, Sebastian love your 7 Wonders and Max Tilt series but live in Toronto, Ontario where the closest sighning is in NYC!!!

- Jessica
Saturday, November 02, 2019 at 09:03:43 PM
Peter replied on Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Hi Jessica! Well, it’s been WAY too long since my last visit to Canada, but as of now there are no book tour plans. I’d be happy to visit any school up there, though, if a teacher or librarian would contact me through my author visits page!
Logan Wagner
Hi Mr. Lerangis I was wondering if you would be okay with a video interview about your first Seven Wonders book for my book report. If you are interested please contact me at the email listed above.
Saturday, November 02, 2019 at 08:16:00 AM
Peter replied on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hi, Logan! Sorry it took awhile to get back to you, but I’ve been traveling quite a bit lately. Has the time passed for your project? If not, please contact me again through my contact page and we can set something up for early December, OK?

Joelle Wilkins
I read this series to my children when it was first published and we loved it! I just finished reading it to the students in my class and they loved it too! One student even wanted to skip lunch to finish reading the book! We are all wondering why you didn't continue the story. We want to find out what happened in Manhattan with Evie and Andrew or Jen and Obi!
Friday, November 01, 2019 at 12:56:49 PM
Peter replied on Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Hi, Joelle! Thanks for your kind words. Oh, do I also wish there were another book in the Spy X series. The publisher did ask me to write a book 5 and book 6, and I was all set to start, and then they unexpectedly decided not to go forward. 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!
Lauren Compton
why did the 7 wonders series have to end?
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 04:24:32 PM
Peter replied on Friday, October 18, 2019

Hi, Lauren! I know, right? I miss it too! Thank you. I had some other stories I really wanted to tell, so I went on to write the Max Tilt and Throwback series. I recommend those too (even though Throwback has only one book so far!).

how exactly do you come up with your ideas? I know i'm full of questions but I need to know.
Sunday, October 06, 2019 at 02:44:13 PM
Peter replied on Wednesday, October 09, 2019

I like to keep my eyes and ears open all the time for stories. Sometimes stories just come to me, like the time in the subway train I told you about. My mind collects conversations, interesting incidents, news events, odd things I see on the street, books I read, and just plain old daydreaming. I collect ideas, write them on scraps of paper, and tack them up to a corkboard. Then I take them down and read them days later. I throw away the ones that are the least interesting and try to develop the best ones. Sometimes I’ll remember something I forgot to write down. Usually a combination of these things will mash up together and surprise me as a good idea for a story. A couple of examples: One time I saw a hawk trying to fly away with an empty plastic Coke bottle in Central Park, and that became a short story about vampires in Central Park! Throwback is also a great example. It came from my experience on 9/11 finding my son, and I combined it with an idea that came to me while I was walking on a strange, cockeyed street in Greenwich Village. The two things came together in a time-travel story. Hope that helps!

Do you wright your books in quiet areas?
Saturday, October 05, 2019 at 04:42:35 PM
Peter replied on Sunday, October 06, 2019

Hi, Jack! Great question. Yes, I need absolute quiet. I am way too easily distracted, so if music is playing I just want to listen to it. I know other writers who are the opposite. They say they HAVE to listen to music. I have tried, but there’s no way I can do that!

hey peter it me that i ask for your websie i wish i can meet you.
Thursday, October 03, 2019 at 09:42:31 PM
Peter replied on Saturday, October 05, 2019

Thank you, Elaina! Unfortunately I’m writing this on a plane heading back to New York City, but I hope I’ll return to Wichita someday soon. It was my very first visit and I had a great time!

Mrs. Wise's Fourth Grade-Ferson Creek
Dear Mr. Lerangis,
We are so thankful for your visit today! We really enjoyed your presentation. You were so funny and entertaining. We can't wait to read your new book, Throwback. Thanks again!
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 at 01:07:30 PM
Peter replied on Saturday, October 05, 2019

Hi, Ms. Wise! Many thanks for your kind words, and for the warm reception from the amazing kids at Ferson Creek. I hope you all enjoy being among the very first readers of Throwback!

Melissa Baumann
Thank you Mr. Lerangis for your captivating presentation at East Middle School in Traverse City, MI. You are certainly adept at keeping the audience's attention, but it was your message that won the staff over! Including the image of your marked up manuscript while discussing the notion that "no one is qualified to judge his/her own work" was a very powerful moment. Thank you for addressing your failures just as much as your successes and for emphasizing the fact that the two go hand in hand. Bravo! Wishing you continued success!
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 at 01:04:00 PM
Peter replied on Saturday, October 05, 2019

Thank you so very much for those kind words, Melissa! It was a great pleasure to begin the week with such a warm reception from you and your AWESOME kids. Hope to see you all again sometime. I ♥ Traverse City and EMS!

Meaghanne Richmond
Dear Mr.Lerangis,
I was at your talk with cudahy middle school and I have 2 questions:
1. Is your new book coming to the CMS library?
2. What was the website for me to get a signed copy of your new book?

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at 08:10:17 PM
Peter replied on Saturday, October 05, 2019

Hi, Meaghanne! I had a great time visiting Cudahy. You all were so kind to sing to Bobby. My whole family was grateful. I’m pretty sure I left some signed books for your library, so check with Ms. Schwabe. The place to get signed books is Boswell Books. Their store is in Milwaukee. If you pay them a visit, you can be sure to get a signed book from the shelves. You could also call them to order it, at (414) 332-1181, or order from their website. Here’s the page for Throwback. If you order on-line, you should make sure to tell them you want a signed copy. Their email address is

I am the kid that said why didn't you make 7 7 wonders books at cudahy middle school.Can you send me a pic of your 1 year old son i sang him happy birthday
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at 03:43:26 PM
Peter replied on Friday, October 04, 2019
Hi, Andres. Here he is, Bobby at one year old! Everyone in the whole family loved the video of you all singing Happy Birthday. Thank you.

Hi Mr. Lerangis!!! Can you explain how each main character looks in the series the seven wonders? Thanks!
Friday, September 27, 2019 at 05:41:25 PM
Peter replied on Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Hi, Rae! Wow, it’s been a few years since I wrote those books, so I may be remembering wrong, but here’s what I recall:

Jack: reddish-brown hair, a little scrawny but tall for his age, open and friendly face. 

Aly: dark hair, likes to dye it neon colors, slightly under average height, intense dark eyes, really confident and intelligent look

Marco: dark hair, tall, broad-shouldered, dimples, handsome, stubborn, blue-green eyes. 

Cass: curly hair, skinny, wide-eyed and a little confused-looking, always a little smile on his face. 

Bhegad: older, dresses in tweed, rough skin, bulbous nose, balding, thick glasses. 

Torquin: enormous shoulders, nearly seven feet tall, curly and unruly red hair, super-thick red beard. 

Does that match your picture of them?

Surprise Blitz McCarty
are your books ghostwritten?
please tell the truth.
i've heard that peter lerangis is a pen name.

again please tell the truth.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019 at 06:22:32 PM
Peter replied on Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Hi, Blitz. Nope, my books are written by the one and only me. Peter Lerangis is my real name. What you may have heard is that I used to be a ghostwriter. Many years ago I ghostwrote books for other authors. There’s more info about that on my bio page. 

Debbie Worthington
I love the Spy X series. I was glad Eve and Andrew found their mom. However, shouldn’t there be a #5 in Manhattan? That was the last clue Evie figured out from Mad Mike’s note. “See you in Manhattan.”
Have my fingers crossed! 😁
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 05:52:56 PM
Peter replied on Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Hi, Debbie! You’re right, I did set up another adventure, because there was supposed to be a book 5 and a book 6. But the publisher decided at the last moment to cancel publication. I never quite knew why. Maybe they’d had a tough year. Unfortunately, publishing can be unpredictable. ☹️

Hello Mr. Lerangis.
I just wanted to tell you that, when I was 12 your series "the Seven Wonders" was my favorite, I loved Aly and it was partly her character that made me want to study computer science. Now that I am 15, I had a sudden nostalgia and read the whole series again, I remembered why I loved those characters so much. But I still have a question; what happened with Cas and Elois(I hope I write her name right, I am sorry for my bad English) Were they separated again? In foster homes? Or did the Mckinleys adopted them again? I am sorry if I bother you with the questions. Thank you for giving me a great childhood
Friday, August 16, 2019 at 06:25:19 PM
Peter replied on Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Renia, thank you so much for this lovely message! I am honored to have inspired you. I hope you have a spectacular career in computer science or whatever you set your mind to. Aly would wish that too!

I think Cass and Eloise would indeed meet each other again through the McKinleys. 😉