Movie News!

Okay, so I can finally tell you guys when the movie version of Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life is coming out…well, sort of. It might still be hitting a big screen here and there in the next few months, but if you don’t happen to live near “here” or “there”, you can still see it…and soon!! As in 6 weeks from now! The official release date on DVD and digital download (like Netflix, iTunes, etc,) isn’t for another 7 months or so (final date to come when announced)…BUT Walmart is too excited about the movie to wait, so they have the exclusive right to sell it starting October 4th!! So get thee to your local Walmart and pick up a copy or two. Hey, it cost less than 2 tickets and a popcorn and ya get to watch it as many times as you want!

I got to go to the recording studio in NYC to record the first chapter of the book, which is going to be included as one of the extras on the DVD. It was a lot of fun, and only a little intimidating! I’m such a big fan of audiobooks, and I loved getting to meet two of the voice actors who’ve recorded some of my books–Kathleen McInerney read all three of the “birthday books” (11 Birthdays, Finally, and 13 Gifts) and made them sound totally different, and Mark Turetsky recorded The Candymakers (all four voices!!) and was the voice of Jack in Every Soul a Star. I LOVED the jobs they both did, and after getting a small taste of the experience, am even more in awe of their talent. If you haven’t tried listening to a book yet, I highly recommend it.

Below is a sneak peek at the poster for the movie, and the tie-in cover of the paperback that will release on October 4th as well.

Movie poster above….book cover below…

I’m working on getting the final copy of the trailer, and as soon as I have a link I’ll post it here.

I’m going to see the movie this weekend and I’ll report back on it!’

I’d love to hear your thoughts on all this!


  1. bentley on August 25, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    omg it is fially here yaaaaaaaaaa i have been waiting and waiting and here it is yaaaaa love the book love the birthday books (fav book is 11 birthdays fav book in the whole whold) and love u wendy mass love u its here its here yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    • Karen on February 24, 2013 at 1:49 am

      gosh my favorite one is 12 finally but i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE all of them!!!

      We love you wendy!!!!!!!

    • Bara on December 24, 2017 at 9:53 am

      I wish someone would make the willow falls series

      • Samantha on September 21, 2019 at 8:28 am

        I so agree!!!!!!!!!

        • Abby on March 1, 2021 at 5:44 pm

          Same I am such a huge fan of that series!!!

      • Emma on January 24, 2022 at 1:25 pm


  2. Kyra Bowlby on August 26, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Yaaaaay!!!, its here!!, It is here!!!, I can not wait!!!,
    I loved the book!!!, thanks so much for writing it!!!,
    I miss it though…I loved it!!

  3. Liz on August 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    THIS IS AWESOME! I cant wait, I’m def getting the movie at Walmart! The trailer looks great, I cannot wait! I loved the book, I’m sure I’ll love the movie! Btw, I got 13 Gifts today, I’m very excited to read it! It looks amazing, I was so surprised to see it though. (: Can’t wait, I’m a huuuuuuuge fan. (:

    • I want to meet Amanda, Leo, Rory, Tara, David, Connor, and last but not least, Grace! on December 4, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      I have the whole series of the birthday books! They are REALLY GOOD!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. destiny on August 26, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    coll i always wonderd when the book will turn in to a movie
    this must be exciting. wendy mass i love you and your books im a real big fan.

  5. Meredith on August 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Hi,my name is Meredith, and my teacher is is a big fan of your books. I am just about to start reading Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, and I was wondering if the movie was coming out in everywhere because it sounds really interesting, and we had to read Jeremy Fink for a summer reading assignment, and it would be fun if tons of my freinds went to see it. I can’t wait to start reading your book!!

  6. Kate on August 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I am so excited for the movie!I love all of your books especially the Willow Falls series, so I am so excited about 13 gifts! I am getting it at a book fair soon! I would love all your books to become movies, especially 11 birthdays!

    • Karen on February 24, 2013 at 1:47 am

      OMG! Yes, yes, yes I want all the Willow Falls books to become movies- I can already imagine it!!!!

      • Harsh on April 11, 2020 at 4:21 pm

        Yup we really need that kind of series๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

      • Riley on February 7, 2022 at 9:06 pm

        YES I’VE BEEN WAITING SO LONG…I really hope they do! We need to convince some director to make the books into movies because the Willow Falls books are my favvvvv!!!!

  7. Rae on August 29, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    first of all, i cant WAIT to watch jeremy fink!!!!! ill probably be there at, like, four a.m. when wal-mart opens to buy it! [had to take this next line out due to spoilers about Candymakers! sorry!–w]

    My school had dress-like-your-favorite-fictional-character-day and i was daisy and wore a neon yellow dress and a blond wig, and my friend sara wore a giant life jacket and was miles! [note from wendy–LOVE that!!!]

  8. Lydia on August 30, 2011 at 10:20 am

    This is TOTALLY awesome Wendy! I can’t WAIT to check out the trailer!

  9. Lydia on August 31, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Okay, I just saw the trailer!
    And…well…to tell you the truth, I’m a little scared. I hope that the movie, assuming it hasn’t strayed TOO far from the book, is done well. By that, I pretty much mean that I hope the movie doesn’t feel…how should I put this? Melodramatic, maybe? I hope it won’t be like that, though! I just loved the book so much that I’m not sure the movie will compare, no matter how good it is! ๐Ÿ™‚
    When is this going to be in theatres again?

  10. Sammie on September 1, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Awesome! I can’t wait for the movie to come out! ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Katrina Santander on September 1, 2011 at 11:47 pm


  12. Ingrid H. on September 2, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Awesome! The trailer was really cool! I’m kind of glad that it’s not coming to every theater, since it’s sort of an off-beat book, and that would make it more main stream. Congrats Wendy!

  13. Trinity Rose on September 4, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Oh my gosh! I cant believe its finally coming! I loved Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of life (Along with all your other books) and im totally gonna get it at Walmart ASAP. Im getting 13 gifts too. OOOOOOO Cant wait! ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Kyra Bowlby on September 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I am so excited for the movie to come out!! YIPEE!!

  15. Maddy on September 11, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I really hope its like the book!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ the book was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH IM GETTING A LITTLE BIT OVER EXCITED!Hope its awesome like the book!

  16. Ali on September 20, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    OMG loved the book! i am soooooooooooooo excited to see the movie, i CANNOT wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Totally agree with Trinity… GOING TO WALMART ASAP!! i watched the trailer and it seems to stay pretty close t the book. so happy! By the way, great job on the book Wendy! Loved it! U ROCK.

  17. K on October 4, 2011 at 7:18 am

    It is October 4! and I can’t find the movie at Walmart. Help! Is it going to be available soon?

    Note from wendy: ACK!! I’ll look into it right now! Thanks for the heads up!

  18. Emma on October 4, 2011 at 10:07 am


  19. serene on October 4, 2011 at 10:13 am

    i read all your books and each one is amazing in a unique way. you r one of my all time idols! i love jeremy fink and the meaning of life!
    i wish i can meet you but unfortunately i live in the middle east so im to far away.
    i cant wait for the movie to release in the middle east.
    good luck with writing your other books!

  20. K on October 5, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Did you find out anything from Walmart? Still curious (and waiting patiently . . .)

    Note from wendy: HI! I’ve been getting pictures of it in the stores, so it should be there…look on the New Release rack under The Lion King.. Did you ask anyone at the store? If you still can’t find it let me know the store location and I’ll check with the film’s distributor. Thanks! (I’ll update the post with a pic, too)

  21. K on October 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I got it!! Thank you! My son reads this book over every year and I never knew why. He finally told me that this is one of his favorite books (and you should know he reads a lot!) Now a teenager and in high school, he convinced me to read it and I also loved it. I made my best friend read it and then her husband. He ended up buying a copy for his entire work team. Before Christmas, we found out that there was a movie. One of my son’s “Santa” gifts this past year was movie tickets to see this movie. He was still waiting to collect this last Christmas present until today! Even though we can’t see the movie in a theater, we have planned a big movie viewing party this weekend with all of our friends who also love the book. We even made our younger son read it and HATES to read. He just finished last week and told me that if all books were like that, he would read all the time. So if you are in the Atlanta area this weekend, stop by and watch it with us!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: I’m so glad you found it! I hope everyone enjoys it!! (and hey, at only $12, you came out ahead! :o)

    • M on November 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      where did u find the movie?! I can’t find it anywhere!!!!

      NOTE FROM WENDY: I’m sorry it’s so hard to find! I think the problem is that once a Walmart store sells out of it, they’re not restocking. It should be available on their website soon, and i’ll announce that when it happens. But in early March it will have it’s full, nationwide release, so you’ll be able to get it lots of places, including streaming it, that sort of thing.

  22. Rachael on October 16, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I am SO excited! I love your books and I just finished A Mango-Shaped Space (litterally like an hour ago and by the way-luved it!), but the first book I read by you was Jeremy Fink and The Meaning Of Life-It is my fav book ever! I just watched the movie last night and I am also going to collect rocks during important days of my life!

    p.s. I think the next movie you make should be for A Mango-Shaped Space. I feel it would be really cool to see the world from a Synesthete’s eyes-in this case Mia’s!

  23. Patrick on November 6, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Hi Mrs. Mass!!!

    My name is Patrick and I love your book The CandyMakers. Will you do a sequel on it?

    Please reply,

    NOTE FROM WENDY: I’m glad you liked it! I might do something like 4 shorter stories, 1 for each character, but it would have to be a little while from now because I have two more books to write first. I’ll announce it on the blog if it happens! :o)

  24. Olivia Srednicka on November 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I have not read all your books but, I read a lot. So far my favorite one is 11 birthdays. I did not read Jermy FInk and the meaning of Life but, I will soon. I would REALLY like you to make as much movies of as much books as possible. I always read and see the movie to see the comparisions and diffrences. I think that’s real neat.

  25. Renee on November 22, 2011 at 11:10 am

    My daughter read your book and loved it! For a school assignment she has to read a book and watch the movie to compare them. We heard that the movie would only be available at Walmart, but we haven’t been able to find it in any of our local Walmarts (Columbia, SC) or on Do you have any other ideas of where to find it? We are getting desperate…the assignment is due Mon. November 28. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!

    • Wendy Mass on August 2, 2022 at 6:09 pm

      *My Very Late Reply to a batch of Recently Discovered Comments*
      ACK! So sorry! I hope you found it lo those many years ago. Belated hugs to you both!

  26. M on November 25, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I am using this book and movie for my project at school but I can’t find the movie anywhere! I have looked at my Walmart and my mom even asked them to call the other Walmarts and they didn’t have them either! Please help!

    note from wendy: Find JEREMY FINK– the movie!! at, then everywhere in March! Follow the link:

  27. Marina on December 3, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Hello Mrs. Mass!
    My friend Patrick told me about your blog, and he said it was amazing, and it really is. Like him, I read The Candy Makers, and thought it was one of the most wonderful books of all time, including Eleven Birthdays, which was amazing. Are you thinking of making any new books, other than short stories?
    I love your blog!

  28. Kylie Cobb on December 19, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    NOTE from WENDY regarding below: Hey Kylie, the movie is on their site, not sure why it didn’t come up for you. Here is the link:

    I want to get the movie sooooooo badly, but I went to wal- mart online and it doesn’t come up!!! Soooo sad!!!
    Wendy please reply!! I want the movie so Mush

    Kylie 11 from Texas ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ps I Love your books. Your books are the only ones I am reading!! I am waiting to read LeAP Day

  29. Kylie Cobb on December 19, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you!!! It worked ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Kylie Cobb on December 19, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks Wendy I ordered the movie! Can’t wait. I am getting it on Friday!

    Thanks again for replying . it means a lot to me that u did because your books are amazing!!

    Your big fan,
    Kylie from the big state TEXAS!!

  31. Kylie Cobb on December 19, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Ms Mass I have an idea for a book that you could write, it’s about 4girls that are the best of the best of friends and they are in 5th grade together, the problem is they will all be split up to different middle schools the next year and they are on a mission to stay together. When it doesn’t work they find new friends and they forget the friendships they had. ( this is the first book because this is a real story about my friends and I ) the main character would be me Kylie because I was the one who is in a whole different district I play volleyball love sports , Taren is a SHORT bbf of mine, Jorden is a all solfball person, and Ally ( Alondra ) a nice person kinda a girly girly, but not totally
    Characters and siblings-
    Taren- an older sister Kara
    Ally- older bro
    Jordan- little bro
    Kylie- big bro 14 bailey

    PLEASE please reply

    • Wendy Mass on June 8, 2018 at 10:22 am

      This is a great idea. Thank you for sharing. You sound like you have the makings of a writer! Happy Summer โ˜€๏ธ

  32. kylie on December 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I saw the movie! i have the dvd….. i loved it!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. nicole johnson on January 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    i luved your book 11 birthdays i read it like 100 times can you please make it into a move

  34. Kenzie on July 1, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I havent read jeremy fink and the meaning of life yet but i will soon. can please make a mango shaped space a movie pleeease!!!!!!!! i’ve read it like a 100 times!!!! its my fav book ever.
    UR AMAZING!!!!!

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 11:33 am

      Wow on 100 times!! Hopefully one day a movie! Reaching back with a big hug to when you wrote this so long ago now. I hope you’ve been doing great, you’re the amazing one! xo, Wendy

  35. angie on January 23, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    omg! Ive read almost all of Wendy mass books!!!! Ilove Wendy mass!!! Im like her #1 fan!!
    jermy fink and the meaning of life was a great book!
    right now im reading 13 gifts.
    my favorite book is Finally

  36. angelyn robles on January 23, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    I love your books!
    Im like your number one fan!
    my favorite books were “finally” and “11 birthdays”!
    right now im reading “13 gifts” and i love how you used characters from other stories!
    ive read so many of your books, and the very first one that i read was “jermy fink and the meaning of life”!
    I cant wait to see the movie ๐Ÿ™‚
    – your #1 fan,

  37. Just call me Cece PS people don't think my names easy to say because how its spelled on March 30, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Wow a movie I cant wait to see it but if you saw my last comment then you would really be a little sad for me I love the five I have read before but well I really am trying to look for your famous 12 finally but can’t.I would love to see the movie but I would love to read finally .I tried looking in public libraries and in my school library when I get it though I bet I will love it I wanted to read the whole book but I only read I think 2 or 3 chapters .I.reeally want it before my 12 birthday or better yet on my birthday!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Erica McAlister on February 15, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Wendy PLEASE make a movie on 11 birthdays! I just adore the series, and would love to see a movie. Thank you

  39. Tootsie on May 31, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Yay!!!!! So excited!!!! You should TOTALLY make a movie for A Mango-Shaped Space and I will audition for Mia!!!! I have synesthesia too so I would be way more than ecstatic to see my favorite book that I have read at least four times on the big screen (especially with me in it *hint*hint* hahaha!!)

  40. Amanda Ellerby on July 2, 2014 at 11:35 am

    MAKE. AN. 11. BIRTHDAYS.MOVIE. NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. Riley on February 21, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Hi!!! I’m your biggest fan, and I was wondering if you could make a movie for Mango Shaped Space? Thats one of my all time favorite books. If your thinking about it, can you email me? Thanks!! Love, Riley

  42. Manpreet on June 8, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Hi, Wendy!! I’m such a huge fan of you. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Willow Falls series and I just finished reading Graceful.
    I was hoping, by any chance, if you are making or thinking of making 11 Birthdays a movie? {I hope so!!! Going crazy on that thought}
    So can you do a post on whether or not it will be a movie?

    Thanks!! Love, Manpreet

    • Wendy Mass on May 1, 2016 at 1:23 am

      I promise if a Willow Falls book will become a movie – I will post the news on my website. Happy May!

  43. sabrina on July 7, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Are they ever going to turn the 11 birthday series into a movie because that movie would be AMAZING

    • Wendy Mass on May 1, 2016 at 1:13 am

      I agree and would love if it became a movie!

      • Sangeetha Nimmagadda on December 10, 2022 at 9:11 pm

        Will they? Ever? Also, I’m confused. Can you actually watch the movie “Playing It Cool”?

  44. I want to meet Amanda, Leo, Rory, Tara, David, Connor, and last but not least, Grace! on December 4, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Wendy, I LOVE U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE the Willow Falls birthday books!!! BEST SERIES EVER!!!!!!!!! I am now reading the last present. This is my second time reading it. (I first started the series last year.) Amanda is my favorite character. If there was a move series of the birthday books then I would LOVE to be her in the movie, but I don’t want to be all famous like Jake Harrison was. The characters seem SO REAL!!!! I just want to go, and talk to them! I WANT TO LIVE IN WILLOW FALLS NOW! But I don’t think it exists! All of the books in the series seem like they are all written for me, because the words are not too hard, or too easy and they are SO FUNNY!!!!! Well, this comment is really long. I will NEVER forget these series!

    • Wendy Mass on April 18, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      I love your exuberant enthusiasm! Thank you and I agree it would be so fun if all the books were made into movies!

    • Breanna on September 12, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Omg I want an 11 birthday movie to come out!

    • Breanna on September 12, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Omg same!

  45. Breanna on September 12, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I just started reading 11 birthdays it’s my second favorite series!
    My first favorite series is savvy by Ingrid Law it is so good!

    • Wendy Mass on May 27, 2018 at 9:23 am

      Thank you and great recommendation! Happy Summer!

  46. Ainsley on October 20, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    hey wendy,
    I am a HUGE FAN of your work and I just love you. My favorite book of yours is either 11 birthdays or finally( which i have read like 43 times no joke). I am an actor and i would be so happy if i could play a part in one of the movies if it happened!!!!!

    • Wendy Mass on December 4, 2022 at 7:44 pm

      I’m still hopeful!! Although chances are high that you’d be too old by now, RATS!!! Wow on Finally 43 times!! Poor Rory lol. Thank you for writing lo these many moons ago, and all my best to you with your acting, don’t give up!

  47. Zehra on February 1, 2017 at 4:08 am

    Hey Wendy,
    I’m Zehra all the way from Down Under and I love all of your books. Especially 13 Gifts. I was wondering, if you are still in the writing buisnes can you please write a book with a muslim girl like me in it because not many books are like that and I think it sould stop most people from believing the hurtful Arab sterotypes. Your my favourite author and if you consider my idea I know that it will turn out AMAZING!

    Thanks for reading this it is totally BONZA (Ray)

    • Wendy Mass on May 10, 2018 at 7:35 pm

      Wow Zehra! I am always thrilled to hear from students around the world. You are probably getting ready for your winter season. Thank you for the character idea. I agree with you that books unite people and can lead to peaceful resolutions. ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Sophie on March 26, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Wendy! I was so excited to find out that you were coming to my school, so excited, that I decided to buy the whole Willow Falls series, plus, the books, Every Soul a Star, and the first Space Taxi Book, I finished both books, Eleven Birthdays and 12 Finally each in two days, and I am now reading 13 Gifts, I love you and all of your books, thank you for putting together an amazing presentation, and, tyhank you for writing such amazing books, I hope to be onbe of your first customers for the book Bob, tell Rebecca Stead that I think she is awesome, you guys are the BEST! By teh way, I was the person at the school who asked if why the book Pi In The Sky didn’t have an e in it, remember me? Love you guys, good luck writing, I promise to continue to read your books! -SM

    • Wendy Mass on April 29, 2018 at 10:13 am

      I do remember! What a wonderful school you get to go to! Thank you for all the TLC you give to the stories I write. It means so much! XO

  49. Laura on January 1, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Hi Wendy
    I live in New Zealand which is very far away from where the book series Willow Falls first originated (am i right?)
    I am 10 years old and completely love your style of writing. I know all these comments are like 6 years old but I would appreciate is a LOT if you replied.
    – Your biggest fan: Laura

    • Wendy Mass on October 24, 2020 at 8:35 pm

      Hi, that’s so cool that you read the books all the way in New Zealand, I’ve heard it’s very beautiful there. My recent book BOB takes place much closer to you – in Australia. Thank you so much for the kind words about my writing; maybe you like to write stories as well. I think it’s so cool that it’s nighttime here but it’s the middle of the afternoon there ๐Ÿ™‚ All my best wishes to you. xo, Wendy

  50. Gigi on June 10, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Will there ever be a movie for the willow falls series?? Because that would be totes awsomesauce

    • Wendy Mass on October 24, 2020 at 5:39 pm

      LOL I forgot about that expression, I’m going to have to start using it around the house ๐Ÿ™‚ The series is optioned (people are working on finding it a home in movies or TV), fingers and toes crossed ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wendy

      • Keilani from Poway on March 3, 2022 at 6:58 pm

        Poway San Deigo California! Its a really small town where everyone knows everyone, one of the only small tight towns you can get these days! Love your series!

      • Keilani from Poway on March 3, 2022 at 6:59 pm

        Poway San Diego California! Its a really small town where everyone knows everyone, one of the only small tight towns you can get these days! Love your series!

  51. Kaitlyn on July 17, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Make movies of the WHOLE Willow Falls series! AWESOME! Thanks.

  52. Sita on August 23, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    I LOOOOOOOVE the Willow Falls series! I literally binge read the last two for all of yesterday. I’m also a big writer, and the books are very good inspiration for me. This is probably my second favorite series (behind Harry Potter). I love all the characters, and how all of it comes together in the end, it’s so…magical! My favorite character to read is probably Amanda. Crossing my fingers for the movies!!!!!!!
    Question: Which is your favorite character to write, out of Amanda, Rory, Tara, and Grace?
    Sita, Age 11, New York

    • Wendy Mass on October 23, 2020 at 2:47 pm

      First, you are so kind to have embraced the books in that way and from a fellow writer, no less! I would say Amanda is my favorite character as well because I’ve known her from the first page of the first book so she feels like a daughter. I had the most fun writing Rory’s story because she took everything with such good grace (for the most part LOL). Fingers crossed for a movie as well. If you haven’t already, check out NaNoWriMo’s Young Writer’s Program ๐Ÿ™‚ All my best wishes and thank you for visiting Willow Falls so many times. xo, Wendy.

  53. Ranny on September 29, 2020 at 10:56 am

    Um just want to know but is ANYBODY going to make a Willow Falls (Birthday) series movie????? I would love to see how their relationships unfold in a movie. Also, I loved BOB, Candy Makers, (1 and 2), every soul a star, and every other book you have ever written! Again, I WISH THE BIRTHDAY SERIES WOULD BECOME A MOVIE!!

    • Wendy Mass on October 23, 2020 at 2:25 pm

      Wow thank you so much for reading all of those! I am giving you a big virtual hug from here. The series has been optioned for movies/TV but it can be a really long process so fingers crossed! I will let you know for sure if that ever happens. Hugs, Wendy

  54. Aditi on November 4, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Dear, Ms. Wendy Mass
    I donโ€™t really know how to address you as so I am jut going to call you Ms. Wendy Mass. I know that everyone is writing their messages in 2011-2015, but I wanted to see if anyone would comment on mine( I really want Ms. Wendy Mass to comment) since mine is all the way in 2020. I really want the Willow Falls series to be a movie and if that would happen that would be AMAZING. Also, if it does become a movie I would like to try out for either Rory or Taraโ€™s roles because I feel like I am so much like them and I can relate to them SO much, so if Ms. Wendy Mass sees this please take this in to consideration, that would mean A LOT to me. I am a 7th grader who finished the entire Willow Falls series in 5 days, but now that am done with it I miss them. Ms. Wendy Mass you did an OUTSTANDING job with the characters they felt so real that I missed them.
    Please comment.

    Sincerely your biggest and most recent fan, Aditi, Age 12, Florida

    • Wendy Mass on November 25, 2022 at 5:28 pm

      I loved your letter and your passion about the books and life comes through loud and clear. I can definitely write a book faster than I can remember to check blog post comments lol so please forgive me. I would love to see a Willow Falls TV show or movie and it is still under option (which means people are hopefully hard at work at making it come to life!) and when I know more, so will you ๐Ÿ™‚ Willow Falls isn’t a real place (that I know of) but I wouldn’t be surprised if it existed somewhere. Rory and Tara were two of my favorite characters as well; poor Rory lol. Thank you again for reaching out! xo

      Sending you a big hug from up north,

  55. Dilnoor on February 22, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Hi Wendy Mass,

    I LOVE your books soooo much that I cried like 20mins ago about finishing your last book in the willow falls series. Your books(willow falls series) bring me to another world, and I am going to re-read the whole willow falls series about 1 million times! Can you please write another book in the willow falls series with the same characters? I REALLY REALLY want the willow falls series to become a show or movies. I hope they get picked!
    10 year old Dilnoor
    P.S when do you think the movies/show will come out if it got picked soon?

    • Wendy Mass on November 25, 2022 at 5:16 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the Willow Falls series! They were so much fun to write and I miss those characters too. Maybe I should reread them myself LOL. I have actually listened to them on audio which was a really cool experience because it gave that distance from me writing them. I can’t promise there will be more books in the series but I can promise that if it becomes a movie or TV show I will absolutely let you know :).

      All my best wishes,

  56. Dilnoor on February 22, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    P.S. even though you already ended that series๐Ÿ˜Š

  57. Lea on March 1, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Umm hello, I am wondering if The Candymakers movie is coming out soon I just finished the book and I am looking forward to it.

    • Wendy Mass on August 4, 2022 at 7:26 am

      No news yet, but crossing fingers and toes! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • jillian on December 28, 2022 at 11:04 pm

        omg please make a candymakers movie i read the book years ago and have always longed for it to become a movie!!!

  58. Keilani on March 3, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Please make a 6th book to the Willow Falls series! And my biggest, biggest dream would their to be a movie on 13 gifts + the books after that one and do be Amanda! I look like her description of blond hair + freckles, and I am 12 almost 13! I have an experience with acting and got a lot of lead roles in plays. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your book series!!!!! It is my favorite EVER and I recommend it to all girls my age. Thank you for writing amazing book! I own all of them and reread them like crazy!!!๐Ÿ“šโค๏ธ


    • Keilani on March 3, 2022 at 7:11 pm

      I started your book series about a year ago and canโ€™t get myself to stop rereading them! Amanda is my favorite character and feels so similar to me as though she is me! The Last Present is my favorite book! You are the most totes awesomesause author ever! Willow Falls is the BEST and I always dream about living there and being friends with Amanda, Rory, Tara, Leo, Connor, David, Jake, Ray, And Grace and Bailey. They are the BEST!!!! I know you probably havenโ€™t really been here since 9 years ago but It would make my YEAR if you responded!!! Thank you soooooooooo much for this book series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~Keilani

  59. Georgia on May 23, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ itโ€™s one of my favorites!
    Me myself love the seres

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