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Surprise Blitz McCarty wrote on September 4, 2019 at 6:22 PM
are your books ghostwritten?
please tell the truth.
i've heard that peter lerangis is a pen name.

again please tell the truth.

Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
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 wrote on August 28, 2019 at 5:52 PM
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! 😁
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
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. ☹️
Renia wrote on August 16, 2019 at 6:25 PM
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
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
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. 😉
Luciana wrote on July 17, 2019 at 1:18 PM
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.
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
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 wrote on June 18, 2019 at 5:20 PM
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,

Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
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 ( He’s the one in charge and I don’t want to create a scheduling conflict! Thanks for contacting me.
Grace Bondurant wrote on June 14, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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 🙂
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
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 wrote on May 27, 2019 at 2:04 PM
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
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
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 wrote on May 21, 2019 at 4:36 PM
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!
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
The pleasure was mine, Alicia, and vice versa! Your books look wonderful!
Patrick McDermott wrote on May 18, 2019 at 11:02 AM
Dear Mr. Lerangis
Why did you do the ending of the 7 wonders series the way you did it was strange.
From Patrick
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
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 wrote on May 17, 2019 at 3:57 PM
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!
Leeanna A. and Julia D.
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
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!
Maggie wrote on April 17, 2019 at 6:25 PM
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?
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
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 wrote on April 4, 2019 at 2:48 PM
Thanks so much, Peter! I chose Spy X 3 for my book report. I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
I’m delighted, Jacob! Hope your report gets a great grade!
Steve from bragg school wrote on April 3, 2019 at 7:25 PM
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?
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
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 wrote on April 3, 2019 at 9:33 AM
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,
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
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 wrote on March 28, 2019 at 9:03 PM
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
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
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. wrote on March 25, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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?

Finn H.
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
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 wrote on March 24, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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.
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
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 wrote on March 24, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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.
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
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 wrote on March 22, 2019 at 2:13 PM
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
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
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 wrote on March 22, 2019 at 2:08 PM
I believe that the earth is flat what do you think
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Well, having traveled a few times over the top and around the middle, I’d vote for round! 🙂