About Me

Wendy Mass is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen novels for young people (which have been translated into 14 languages and nominated for 74 state book awards), including A Mango-Shaped Space (which was awarded the Schneider Family Book Award by the American Library Association), Leap Day, the Twice Upon a Time fairy tale series, Every Soul a Star11 Birthdays, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, and FinallyThe Candymakers , and 13 Gifts. Her latest books are The Last Present, Pi in the Sky, and a new early reader series called Space Taxi. Wendy wrote the storyline for an episode of the television show Monk, entitled “Mr. Monk Goes to the Theatre,” which aired during the show’s second season. She tells people her hobbies are hiking and photography, but really they’re collecting candy bar wrappers and searching for buried treasure with her metal detector. She lives with her family in New Jersey. (the picture is Wendy at three years old—–gotta love the feety pajamas!)


A fun peek into my office…(notice there are no pictures of my desk…too messy!)

Writing a book report? Just wanna know some deep dark secrets? Read a Q&A

New interview at Teen Ink

2009 Interview at Cynsations Blog

Interview—Blog Tour Winter 2008 Read

Interview with A Children’s Literature Blog


A Web chat about A Mango-Shaped Space on author Meg Cabot’s website
(Click on Chat Transcripts and scroll down to Wendy’s November 27, 2005 entry)

An interview with myshelf.com

If you’d like autographed books for yourself, your school, as gifts, etc, I’m partnering up with Sparta Books, my wonderful local indie bookstore. If you call them and place an order and tell them you’d like them signed, I’ll go in and sign them, they’ll mail them out.  Voila!