Short but sweet

Just popping in with two quick things before writing a proper blog next week. First, THANK YOU to all the people who suggested titles for my work-in-progress!! I love them!! My editor and I are in the process of narrowing it down and I’ll let you know the outcome. Also…I’m happy to announce that FINALLY, the companion book to 11 BIRTHDAYS, has been nominated for a Children’s Choice Book Award. If you enjoyed reading FINALLY, feel free to vote for it. Of course if you liked one of the other books better, you should vote for that one. The Children’s Book Council sponsors the awards and they’re all about promoting reading–so ya might as well just read them all. :o)

Here’s the link for kids: vote here

And here’s the link for librarians, teachers, and booksellers: vote here

Happy Spring!


  1. Caitlyn on April 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    This has nothing to do with your nost resent post but I have synesthesia an I was wondering what caused it

    • Kyra Bowlby on July 22, 2011 at 4:17 pm

      Dear Caitlyn,
      Wow!, that is so cool!, for a second I thought Synesthesia was not real (since I never heard of it before) and I read the WHOLE entire book!, (I really enjoyed it, even though I almost cried on the part when Mango dies: so sad!) I even read the letter that that synesthete wrote to you, Wendy,

  2. Bianca on April 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    That book rocks! My Mom is a teacher, she asked me to read it. I am in the process of reading it, and just finished Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life. Wendy Mass is a great writer, and I am definitely going to vote for 11 birthdays. I love the plot, and everything so far, I am only on Chapter 8. Can’t Wait to see the outcome!

  3. Bridget on April 21, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Congratulations Wendy! I voted for your book, and I really hope it wins.

  4. Christine on April 21, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Hello Wendy! We met last year at a school event and I love your books! The girls in my class love your books and have read through each one that I own in my collection. Congratulations and best of luck on your nomination!

  5. Rae on April 21, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    i voted for finally! i cant wait for the 13 book to come out! i got the twice upon a time books from the library today cuz they are the only ones of your books i have not read and they are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! also, my copy of a mango shaped space turned out to be my cusuins, that they let me borrow YEARS ago, and finally remembered about, so i had to give it back, and now there is an “a mango shaped space” shaped space in my bookshelf. then i wanted to read it so i made my mom buy it on her kindle. im THAT addicted to your books!!!!!!!!!!!! i hope finally wins, bye!

  6. naja on April 23, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I’m so glad one of your books are becoming a movie i have read every one and if you gave me a quiz for each one i bet i’ll ace it. well i hope you know i voted for you!!!

  7. AbaGayle on April 26, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I I’m new to your blog,but i love FINALLY and 11 BIRTHDAYS.I love the ending of 11 Birthdays when their mom walks in the room when they say “It’s a Date.”I just laughed so hard,and I was shocked,like amazed when you mentioned the girl from 11 Birthdays in FINALLY.I was like,”oh!That’s the girl from 11 Birthdays!” I will definitely vote for FINALLY!


  8. Sydney on April 27, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Hey Wendy! Thanks so much for joining that chat on New Moon. I was the girl named Sydney.

  9. Natalia on April 27, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I love the book FINALLY! I want to be a writer someday, and you are a fantastic writer! Rite now I am reading your EVERY SOUL A STAR, and let me tell you it is another hit! I totally understand all the rave about it! Thx- Natalia

  10. Lydia on April 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Haha, Thanks for the update Wendy, you’re the best. πŸ˜‰
    Happy Spring!

  11. Maddy on April 30, 2011 at 8:15 am

    I L-O-V-E LOVE FINALLY AND 11 BIRTHDAYS!!!!! Your my favorite author! P.S. I live in Livingston, NJ, just like you did!

  12. BLP on May 1, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Squee! Congrats! I just got finished reading The Candymakers and posted 4 things I learned from reading it, if you wanted to check it out. Happy Spring, too and Write on!

  13. Taylor on May 2, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    I would just like to know if I could interview you for a website called Allykatzz! I want to interview you because I love your books Finally, 11 Birthdays, Jermemy Fink and the Meaning Of Life! I’m reading the other ones.I hope you reply with a yes or no answer and then I will send the questions!

    Taylor Whalen πŸ™‚

    • Wendy Mass on August 2, 2022 at 2:14 pm

      JUST found this un-seen/un-posted comment!!! So sorry! Thanks for thinking of me back then and I hope all is well now!!

  14. Adriana on May 3, 2011 at 1:26 am

    I voted for your book. It was an honest vote. I loved Finally, it is my favorite book.

  15. Ak on May 6, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    I hope you read this!
    I was just wandering if you were wrting any new books. if so what are their names? I read all your books and loved them. you are an amazing wrting. I hope you continue to write books.Im so upset though because i forgot that you were coming to my school (nwr) and i forgot to bring in my books for you to sign. oh well maybe next time! please comment back. i would love to here from you.
    thanks so much for writing amazing books,

    ak πŸ™‚

  16. Ak on May 6, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    dear wendy mass,
    hey its ak again! sorry to bother you but i just wanted to say 11 birthday and finally were great. i heard you are writing a book called 13 gifts, im not sure.
    thanks again for writing such amazing novels,
    yours truly,
    ak πŸ™‚

    • AbaGayle on May 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      Hey!Yeah i heard that too…i think it’s true wouldn’t that be awesome:DD

  17. Liz on May 8, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Oops, I forgot to say! I voted for you. You truly deserve it. I LOVEDm 11 Birthdays. It’s what got me hooked on all of your books! I can’t wait for the third book in the series to come out.

  18. Lydia on May 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Okaaay, I voteeeed…for YOU! πŸ˜€
    I hope you win!

  19. Jade on May 11, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Hi Wendy, I’m doing a Reading project in that subject.
    One of the things we are talking about is culture about our author. I picked you as my author and I still Don’t get your culture. My Reading teahcer says culture is about their background. The thing is, is that all the information websites about you don’t say any background about you. So I was wondering if you could tell me about what happened to you as a child, for example: Lois Lowry’s father was in W.W.II so she wrote her books adding what happened to her. Like when her sister died she honored her book: A Summer to Die, about her sister. So do you base your stories off of your history in the past?

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 2:24 pm

      So sorry I missed this way back when, but my answer would have been that I didn’t have anything major like the example you gave, I was always an inquisitive kid, always curious about how other people lived, which I think provided a good background for a writer. All my best if you see this! -Wendy

  20. Nikita on May 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    OMG!!!! I love Finally!!! I got it last year and you know what? TODAY (April 20th) is my Birthday and Im turning 12!!! Anyways I voted for your book cuz I absolutly β™₯ it! I recomend it to all my friends! Its kind of sad that your not a nominee for best author though πŸ™ I had to vote for Rick Riorden. I β™₯ your books cuz they portray a slice of life so its easy to relate to.

    Yours Truly,
    Nikita β™₯♦♣♠

  21. Mimi on May 17, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    good luck! i LOVED finally SO MUCH!!!!! im going to do a book report on it and me and my best friend can WAIT for 13!!

  22. Gabriella on June 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Hi, I am such A BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fan! okay now i met you today! meeting u… how lucky am I! ( extreamly lucky)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and got to go and get a book! anyway Here is a title suggesten… : The Universe Puzzle., so that was the title!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really really hope u like it!!!!!!! please pick me!!!!!! remember if I do win my name is Gabriella!!!!!!!!!!!!! *( told you that for my name in the book!!!!!!!!) so please concider it!!!!!!!!! ( BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) luv ur work! u inspire me!

  23. Gabriella on June 1, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg omg omg u r the best writer ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Kyra Bowlby on July 22, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I really hope that it wins to!

  25. Kyra Bowlby on July 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Hello Wendy!,

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