Peter Lerangis

Peter Lerangis is the author of many books for young readers, including wtf, Smiler’s Bones, the Watchers series, The Sword Thief, and the New York Times bestselling 39 Clues series. Peter lives with his wife and two sons in New York City. Visit him at

Books by this Author

Our Story Begins
The Lost Girls
Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am


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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Don't mess with Alternate-Side-of-the-Street Parking, and everything else will work itself out.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Avocado salad with tahini dressing. Wait. Sorry. Just had a bit of a spell. Chocolate chocolate-chip ice cream.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. "Duck, Mr. Lincoln."

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Where the people are. Dancin', walkin'. (Also, Cabo San Lucas.)

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Really good tap dancing.

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