I just want to thank all the kids and teachers and librarians and committee members who came from all over the state yesterday to celebrate your love of books and reading. It was amazing to meet all of you, and I was really honored to receive the award for
11 Birthdays
. Plus, I got to miss a tornado by a mile on the way home! Not something you usually consider when driving from Vermont to New Jersey!

Really cool poster based on elements in the book.


  1. the samy on June 3, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I’m so glad u r ok Wendy!!! I would die if anything happened 2 u!!!

  2. AbaGayle on June 4, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    That’s so pretty!
    Will you have an excerpt for 13 Gifts?

  3. Lydia on June 6, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I love your poster! It’s so pretty! Who did the artwork?

  4. KatieB on June 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Great to hear about your new books name, you got a good one. Oh, right, should say who i am. The girl that you took a picher with on your phone in VT. I’m a little bummed that the email did not come through, but whatever. Anyway, now that I have a cooler head I want to thank you for coming up to VT and shairing your books with us. I can not wait to read 13 gifts! Good luck on this book and further ones. And sorry about my spelling.

  5. Hailey on June 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Awesome! I LOVED 11 Birthdays!!!!!

  6. Elizabeth on July 1, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I love love love your books!!!! I am sooo glad you won the award!!! I live in Vermont and if anyone wants to get 11 birthdays they are going to be put on a long waiting list!!! By the way, i loved how ou connected 11 birthdays and Finally!!! I just finished Finally 5 minutes ago and am soooo ready to read 13 gifts!!!!!! You have a great sense of humer!!! I liked when people were calling Rory about ordering pizza and when her dad answered for her!!! I got a good laugh out of that! My goal this summer is to rad all of our books and i am staying strong and enjoying all your books along the way!!!!

  7. Hayley on July 17, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Well that’s better then what I had to do. I was less then a mile (prob not even half mile) away from one. I was stuck Unser an underpass in Oaklahoma on a road trip! I’m glad you are okay though!

  8. Kyra Bowlby on July 20, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    I’m really super duper happy that you wrote a sequel to Finally!,I love your books and am excited to read more of your stories!,

  9. Kyra Bowlby on July 21, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    I really enjoyed reading 11 Birthdays, I thought it was very interesting and I really enjoy all of your writing. I’ts very inspiring and specific. You write very good charecters!,

  10. Kyra Bowlby on July 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    My brother watches Star trek,The next genaration, so for sure I’ll be showing him the photo. Also, I’m so excited for your next book!, for sure I’ll learn more about it, and
    get back to you about it!,

  11. Kyra Bowlby on September 15, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Just wanted to say a few words about 11 Birthdays: IT WAS AWESOME!! once 13 gifts is out,I will FOR SURE go RIGHT down to the book store and purchase a copy. Thanks for b-days,

  12. Kristie on March 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I’ve read all your books and i just love them all, from 11 birthdays to Leap Day! Are you writing a new one soon?

    NOTE FROM WENDY: hi to you and the others asking when the next books are out…Beauty and the Beast is June 1, then Pi in the Sky next spring, then the last birthday book the following Fall. At least those are the dates as of now…thanks for asking!

  13. Philip Kohm on December 11, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Well I am 51 going on 15 since I have taught freshmen for over 20 years. My wife is in her 40’s but still pretends she is 29 and sometimes people believe her. Anyway our 12 year old daughter was assigned six books to read at school so we decided we would also read them. I just finished 11 birthdays and enjoyed it so much I wanted to tell you that your books might be for kids but even an old man enjoyed it. Thank you.

    • Wendy Mass on May 5, 2018 at 9:49 am

      Thank you and your home sounds like a very happy one!

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