Dreamt about S’mores last night. Not sure what that means.

Happy Spring everyone! I’m sitting at my local library right now, watching out the window as 50 caterpillars wiggle in this crazy dance trying to free themselves from this white mesh thing in the tree, and you know what? It is totally gross. I’m in the middle of writing this scene where the boy in the Candymaker book is taking notes on the joyful progress of his caterpillar turning into a butterfly, and this is one of those occasions where fiction does not reflect the reality of the author. Shudder.
ANYWAY. I’ve got a lot to catch you guys up on, and have to drive down to the Jersey Shore to give a speech today, so I’ll have to write more later. Just wanted to get the word out about three fun events for anyone local to New Jersey.
May 11-12, 14
Planetarium Show based on Every Soul a Star
Lenape Valley Regional High School
28 Sparta Road, Stanhope, NJ
Info from the Planetarium: Show times are 6:45 and 8:00 all three nights. In addition, a 4 pm matinee will run on Thursday. To make a reservation, call (973) 347-7600 ext 165. Leave your name, phone number, date & time of the show you want to attend, and the total number of people in your party. Prices: Adults $5.00, Seniors (60+) $3.00, Children $2.00. Maximum fee for a family is $15.00. No one under age 6 years allowed. No one can be admitted once a program has begun. Payment can be made at the door.
I’ll have signed copies of Every Soul a Star for sale, and plan to attend the Tuesday and Thursday shows.
July 8
Presentation/Book signing
West Orange Public Library
46 Mount Pleasant Avenue,
West Orange, NJ 07052
not sure of time yet, but check website as gets closer
June 19-20 (Friday and Saturday)
Musical Adaptation of Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
Wanaque, NJ
Details to come
Can’t wait to update you on some amazing experiences I’ve had doing school visits in the last few months. (Pitman, NJ and Bardstown, KY–you guys TOTALLY ROCK!)
More to come…


  1. Roberta Bibbins on May 19, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    I dream of s’mores too! Just wanted to let you know I am an elementary school librarian who started an afterschool book club with seven 5th grade(almost 6th grade girls). We are reading 11 Birthdays. I read the entire book last night and loved it! If we have any questions, I would love to submit them to you. We are so excited about your novels we can’t contain ourselves.
    The girls thought you are very radiant and many of them read Every Soul a Star from our Scholastic Book Fair.
    Roberta Bibbins

  2. lee on May 30, 2009 at 2:32 am

    I just want to say that I love your “Every Soul A Star.” It’s really a great book.
    I’m just wondering if you ever thought of making a sequel, like it’ll tell us more about what happened after Bree, Ally, and Jack separated? (laughs)I’m praying that you’ll do, it’ll be very neat.
    More power to you,

  3. Nina on June 7, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I LOVE your books! HAHA, funny dream! My dreams came true! Like today, I had dejavu (SP?). I was going to a waterpark, today, and we had to drive up a steep hill surrounded by trees!
    My Dream:
    We lost our kittens. So we went up a steep hill surrounded by trees. Turns out, our dad was taking us to a waterpark! It was weird! Bunnies and eggs, almost like easter!

  4. Jasmine on June 8, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    I can’t wait till your newest book comes out. I have to finish reading all of your other books first though. I put like 4 of your books on request at my local library.

  5. Amanda on June 26, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    You should please please please come to Ohio for a book signing! I can think of 3 people in just a second who would love to meet you! Please come. Also, you write the best books EVER! Love you!
    From your #3 fan.

  6. Jasmine on July 1, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I am waiting for some new books of your to come out. It is like torture having to wait for a new one to come out. Your books are so good that I can read them over and over again. I will just have to wait knowing that your newest book to come out will be just as good as your others, plus better!

  7. Rawley on July 27, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Hi Wendy! I am so bummed that I don’t live in NJ! All of the above events sound fabulous! I just finished reading JEREMY FINK and posted a recommendation on my blog. I loved it and can’t wait to share it with my students!

  8. Mikayla lowery on February 17, 2010 at 11:34 am

    i love your book 11 birthdays

  9. Kyra Bowlby on September 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    I am going to play Rory for the celebration of literature and i am going to be Rory from FINALLY. I am SO excited!! I love marshmallows too, there awesome!!
    P.S Celebration of literature is when we dress up as characters from books and act like the characters in the books. They shld make FINALLY into a movie!! I wld SO be Rory!! Thankyou SO much for writing the birthday books into a series!!!!! LOVE THEM!!! you rock!! (: (: (: (:,


  10. Austin E Lucas on April 1, 2015 at 8:27 am

    I found this page after searching about S’mores in dreams through a Google search. See, this April 1st 2015 I to had a dream about S’mores – though I did think of them the day before.

    • Wendy Mass on June 10, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      Now that is a very good dream!

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