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

The Lost Girls
Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am


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. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who crunch their voices at the ends of sentences.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Raising two sons who still tolerate me.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Plato, because he wrote in a cave and had a cool molding toy named after him.

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

A. Really good tap dancing.

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