Dear Peter: What is the best part of having a sister? – George, FL

I spent my whole life thinking I had no family or home. To discover that I had a sister made me feel less alone.

Dear Peter: Will you ask Sophie what it’s like to have you as a friend? Please? – Addy, MI

Sophie would probably say it’s “tiresome” or “vexing,” but that’s all just show. Having me for a friend is FANTASTIC!

Dear Peter: Why did you get rid of the feather in your hat after Sophie said it made you look like ‘an ostrich in mounring?’ P.S Tell Sophie that her comment made me laugh maybe a little too much. It was awesome! My friends and I joke about it all the time. – Addy, MI

She had made fun of my hat and I got embarrassed. It was a moment of weakness, and I sorely regret it. I ruined a perfectly good hat!

Dear Peter: Will Mr Auxier ever write a new book about you, Sophie, and Sir Tode’s adventures? – Paolo, BC, Canada

I’m pretty sure that Mr Auxier is the Slowest Writer in the World. I keep telling him to HURRY UP, but he just won’t listen. In the meantime, you might want to check out this list of great books by other authors that Mr Auxier thinks fans of my stories might enjoy!

Dear Peter: Have you ever met the second greatest thief who ever lived? If so, what happened? – Kenzie, Wisconsin

Once he saw me in action, he gave up all hope of being the best!

Dear Peter: Would you go on a date with Sophie? (Answer with a yes or a yes.);) – Charlotte, MI

Yes, I would NEVER EVER go on a date with Sophie!

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Dear Peter: What would you do if Mr. Seamus had a son? Would you flip out or what? – Charlotte and Addy, Mi

In order for Mr Seamus to have a son, some lady would need to love him first. And that’s pretty much impossible to imagine! But if he did have a son, I would feel bad for the kid. I know well what it’s like to live with that man.

Dear Peter: When are we going to hear another one of your stories? – Addy, MI

Mr Auxier is being rather slow at writing it down. Perhaps you’d like to do the job for him?

Dear Peter: Describe Sophie in as minimal words as possible. – Addy, MI

Is “know-it-all” one word or three?

Dear Peter: What is it lke have a fishhook for an arm? – Morgan, Australia

It’s pretty “handy” ….  BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!
(You have no idea how long I’ve wanted to make that joke!)

Dear Peter: What is Peg’s last name? – Anna, SK

Hazelgood, just like her parents.

Dear Peter: What would happen if you put two different eyes in your sockets, like one in each eye? – Robert, TX

I don’t know for certain, but I suspect I would die horribly. Or hilariously. Either way, I don’t think it’s worth the risk!

Dear Peter: What color is your hair? – Logan, Earth

I would describe it as chestnut brown. Peg would say it’s the color of fresh dung.

Dear Peter: How do you not know what a movie is yet when you are answering peoples’ questions online? I’m pretty sure movies were invented before internet, at least in this world. – Alex, USA

I don’t know what an “internet” is. I can only assume it’s some sort of safety device for a circus artist.

Dear Peter: If Mr. Seamus was being attacked by a bunch of wild animals, had a change of heart, told you he was sorry, and begged you to come save him, would you? – Alexis, Somewhere

The idea of a man like Mr Seamus having a change of heart is laughable. That being said, I think that when I was younger, I would have let him die. But I know that Sir Tode wouldn’t let that happen — he would insist that a TRUE hero would not let a personal grudge get in the way of saving the day.

Dear Peter: What one word would you use to describe yourself? – Alexis, ???

Is it too cheesy if I say FANTASTIC?

Dear Peter: Will you ever answer my question?! – Alexis, ???


Dear Peter: If Peg and Sophie ganged up on you, and it turned into a fight, who do you think would win? – Alexis, Somewhere

It’s really a question of whether you want me to fight them with one hand tied behind my back or two. Either way, I’d suggest you put your money on Peter Nimble!

Dear Peter: How are you reading these if you’re blind? – Shenaya, Ontario

You clearly haven’t finished reading my book!

Dear Peter: Do you like Sophie Quire? And do you think Sophie likes you? – Olivia, Poland

Why do people keep asking this question?!? Sophie and I are JUST! FRIENDS! (Wait, did she say something about liking me?)

Dear Peter: Were you surprised when Sophie said that she trusted you with her life? – Alexis, Right Here

I really was surprised. What I didn’t tell her at the time was that I would trust her with my life, too. (If you tell her I said that, I’ll deny EVERYTHING!)

Dear Peter: Do you think Sophie likes you? You two seem to be awfully close. Also, i’m a big fan of your story and author. :) – Lexie, Somewhere

Pretty much every girl I’ve ever rescued is in love with me — so I can’t blame her Sophie if she does. And for the record, Mr Auxier is not MY author. He’s just some glorified typist. The real storyteller is Sir Tode — now HE knows how to spin a thrilling yarn!

Dear Peter: Is Peg sometimes annoying? – Ali, Portugal

I think you misspelled “always.” And the answer is YES!

Dear Peter: Do you think Sophie Quire is pretty? – Shanise, WI

Sure I do! She’s pretty bossy, pretty smug, and pretty irritating. (She’s also pretty helpful in an adventure.)

Dear Peter: Why do you cover your eyes with a bandage even though you can see? – Ally, Portugal

The easiest way to explain it is that, whether I can see or not, being blind is a part of who I am. I just don’t feel like myself without the blindfold.

Dear Peter: Can you teach us how to be good at thievery. We would really appreciate it. – Luke and Alexis, ???

The way I learned was the “Mr. Seamus” method. He locked all my food in a trunk and told me if I wanted to eat, I had better learn to open it!

Dear Peter: Will you be in another book soon? On another adventure? – Grace, WA

Sir Tode and I have had plenty of adventures since our time in Bustleburgh … but Mr Auxier is a very slow typist, so I have no idea when he’ll get around to putting them all down!

Dear Peter: Is Mr. Auxier working on your next adventure and is Sophie going to be your sidekick? – Ruth, BC

Well, Sophie would probably insist that I will be HER sidekick and not the other way around, but that’s an argument for a different day!

Dear Peter Nimble : How do you do the Drowsy Dodger, the McNeery twist, cobwebbing, and what would you use for Knuckleslop? from a soon-to-be “theif” – M.S., ???

If I told you my secrets then they wouldn’t be secrets anymore! I’ve found it’s always best for each thief to find his or her own way into crime–good luck … and don’t get caught!