Ask Peter Nimble a Question! 

Hi Peter! I love hearing about your adventures! Do you think you liked the Perfect Palace or the Just Deserts better? - Mia, CA

Are you kidding? The Just Deserts were awful! I’m glad I’ll never have to go back!

Dear Peter: Why does Professor Cake need Sophie to save her world, why not you or Sir Tode? - Kieran, TX

It’s hard to say why the Professor does what he does. All I can say is that if I had been forced to battle the Zeitgeist on my own, things would have not gone well for Bustleburgh!

Dear Peter: How do the rulers split up the responsibilities of Hazelport? And how does the kingdom run? - Aidan, WI

Peg runs most everything. She says she's a "natural leader." I say she's a "natural bossypants." - Peter

Dear Peter: When traveling with Sophie, did you ever notice the books of Who, What, Where, and When get wet? Do they simply stay dry, or did you and Sophie always have to dry them off? – Kenzie, Wisconsin

This question makes you sound like a real bookmender! Sophie told me that the Four Questions were made of something called “vellum,” which is not paper, but very thin slices of animal hide. Yuck!

Dear Peter: Does your silver hand cause any problems? (Such as ripping blankets, etc.) – Sam, GA

Let’s just say I won’t ever pick my nose again …

Dear Peter: What is Sophie’s all time favorite book or book series? – Kenzie, Wisconsin

Sophie has always loved THE SEAS BEYOND THE SEA by Veena Bluestocking … which was written by a fellow StoryGuard. Sophie tried to get me to read it once, but I thought it was sort of boring. (Don’t tell her I said that!)

Dear Peter: I asked this question before, but you said something silly, but I ask this without romantic intentions. If you could summarise your relationship with Sophie in one word, what would it be and why? :) Charlotte says Hi! – Adalynn, MI

You’ll forgive my previous answer. I just don’t understand why people keep asking me about Sophie! We are JUST FRIENDS.

Dear Peter: Will there be a third tale of your adventures? – Kenzie, Wisconsin

The adventures have already happened! The only question is whether Mr Auxier will get around to making a book about them. (He’s very slow.) The next time you see him, please tell him to HURRY UP!

Dear Peter: If you were a theif, why didn’t you steal diamonds and crystals instead of peoples’ purses? – Kihokuri, Japan

Most people keep diamonds in the form of jewelry. It’s much easier to nick a wallet from someone’s pocket than a ring from their finger!

Dear Peter: What do you like best about Sir Tode? – Jack, Ontario

Sir Tode is the most loyal and courageous spirit I have ever met. He would give up his life for his friends in a heartbeat — I have a lot to learn from that old knight!

Dear Peter: What was it like to discover you where desined for greatness and had a quest? Also is acting in a split second hard? – The Hooded Blade, CT

Wait, is this the “Hooded Blade” who singlehandedly robbed all of Coventry Keep in broad daylight? I’m a big fan of your work!

Dear Peter: If you had to pick, would you pick your sense of smell or your hearing? – Legend, US

I need both senses to make my way in the world. But I don’t think I can imagine living without being able to hear the voices of my closest friends.

Dear Peter: Did you ever feel odd that ravens caused you to be blind, yet they also did you a great favor in your adventures? – Harper, NYC

I used to think about that all the time. Professor Cake taught me the word “eucatastrophe,” which is the idea that good things can come from terrible suffering — I think that pretty much sums up what happened to me!

Dear Peter: Did you ever feel weird sticking gems in your eyes? – Kat, USA


Dear Peter: Does Sophie ever read to you? Can you ask her to suggest a book for me to read? – Robbie, Korea

Sometimes, Sophie tries to read to me … but I usually fall asleep before she gets too far. If you’re looking for book recommendations, you might want to check out this list of great stories by other authors!

Dear Peter: Please tell Mr Auxier that there should be a movie for Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes, and also one for Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard. – Sophie, FL

I will definitely do that! … once I figure out what a “movie” is.

Dear Peter: How did your story come to be known in this world? How did Jonathan Auxier learn of it? Did Sir Tode tell him? – Alexa, Everlasting Hills, Cesphirano

To be honest, I’m not sure how Mr Auxier learned about my adventures. It certainly wasn’t from Sir Tode, who had intended to write a Peter Nimble book of his own. I suspect Mr Auxier has an army of spies working for him — ever on the lookout for exciting stories to steal!