13 GIFTS is out now!

HI everyone!

Happy to announce that 13 GIFTS, the next book in the series that began with 11 BIRTHDAYS and FINALLY, has hit the stores!! You’ll find all your favorite characters from the other two books, along with a lot of new ones. Enjoy!!

Here’s a video about it from the Scholastic Book Fair. We had a lot of fun filming it!

Starred Review below from School Library Journal!

After a failed attempt at stealing a goat from her principal’s office, Tara’s punishment to spend her summer with relatives in the small town of Willow Falls. As she soon discovers, its inhabitants are anything but ordinary. Tara’s younger cousin, Emily, stays up late to solve math theorems; David, who lives across the street, sings and chants in a hole in the backyard in preparation for his bar mitzvah; and best friends Amanda and Leo wear chalkboards to communicate with one another. These quirky kids and others help Tara as she seeks to collect 13 curious objects required by a mysterious woman in exchange for something essential not only to her, but also to the town. In her quest, she and her new friends dress up in Sunshine Kid uniforms, sneak into the historical society, and meet a celebrity heartthrob. Finally, on her 13th birthday, Tara comes to the realization that life is better spent in the game than on the sidelines. By fusing middle-school drama with just a sprinkle of magic and mystery, Mass provides an optimistic and genuine addition to the coming-of-age genre. Many readers will relate to Tara, a seventh-grade wallflower who gains self-confidence, friendship, and a true place in Willow Falls. Her narration has an authentic voice, allowing readers to experience her thoughts, motives, and feelings. Mass keeps the plot jumping like a fireworks display; there’s one surprise spark after another, all coming together at the end for a breathtaking finale.–Mary-Brook J. Townsend, The McGillis School, Salt Lake City, UT


ps. On the JEREMY FINK movie front…there will be a small NYC premiere at the end of the month and I’ll be sure to give you my full report then!


  1. Liz on September 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I got it a week and a half ago, and I’ve already finished! It’s AMAZING. I love it, it’s as awesome as always. I love how you incorporate the characters from your other books! Your books are always great Wendy. (: Is there going to be another book in the series? 🙂

    Note from wendy: So glad you liked it!! There will indeed be another book…but not for a while. I have a few more fun things up my sleeve while you’re waiting. 🙂

    • Maddy on September 11, 2011 at 1:54 pm

      Wow! Really? I cant wait for more books! i <3 all of your books! Your an awesome author and I hope you write many more books!

      • Halle on June 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm

        I <3 her books to !!!!!

    • catherine on December 11, 2011 at 9:16 pm

      i read all of the 3 books in the willow fall series loved them!hope you’ll write more !

      • Sophia on December 31, 2011 at 12:14 pm

        Yay! I can’t wait for another book! I just loved the other books and I am SO excited for the next book!!!!!

        • Mary Chen on April 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm

          Your book was SO amazing! I love it! I could not stop reading. I am SO glad that there will be another book. U R the best! I <3 your books!

    • Myri on July 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      I can’t believe it! Is the fourth book going to be about the little 10 year old girl at David’s party? Wait, don’t say anything! I am soo looking forward to the next book!
      You are my #1 Favorite author ever! I have read the ‘Twice Upon a Time’ series, which I loved, ‘Every Soul a Star’ Which melted my heart, and ‘Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life’ which was awesome and… well, awesome!
      With all my heart,

      • Jess on January 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm

        I LOVED every soul a star and the twice upon a time series. All of your books are so fantastic and I can’t wait for a fourth willow falls one! But I especially loved a mango shaped space because it made me laugh and cry over and over (all during study hall while my friends stared on!) I jut love all of your books and hope you keep writing more and more and more!

  2. Gabby on September 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Omg Mz. Wendy!!
    I absolutely LOVE your books with all my heart!!! I want to be a writer just like you when I grow up. Any tips for aspiring writers? This is what hapens with my books: I don’t write them, they evolve. Do you ever do that? Or do you plan everything start to finish?

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks so much! I plan most things out, and of course it changes as it goes sometimes as the characters take on minds of their own (my outline method is in the Resource section). I’d love to hear if you turned out to write, too. So sorry I missed this at the start of my blogging! xo Wendy

  3. Kyra Bowlby on September 7, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Hi Wendy!,
    It is me, Kyra, and I JUST finished your blog entry. I was SO excited to watch your video!!! I read the other books in the series..11 BIRTHDAYS and FINALLY. My mom told me that I am able to read the Twilight series, but she told me that I had to purchase the books myself ): So when I make the visit to my local bookstore, I will FOR SURE(: buy the book!!,
    Thanks for reading!!!,
    PS. I am SO glad that there’s gonna be a next book in the series!!, YAY!!!!! (: (: (:

  4. Wendy on September 9, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I just got the book today and I can’t wait to read it!!!!! All of you’re books are the best books I’ve ever read!!! I love them SOOOOO much!

    p.s. yes, my real name is wendy. It’s so cool to have my favorite author to have the same name as me! 🙂

  5. Maddy on September 10, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I just finished 13 Gifts & I loved it!!!!! It was a awesome! I love all ur books! 🙂

  6. Jocelyn on September 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I have just found out about your website, even though I have been reading your books for about a year now. Your blog is awesome, and since I just found out about it, I can’t wait to read 13 Gifts! In fact, I just checked out The Candymaker from the library today and am already having to peel myself from it. You inspire me everyday and are my favorite author. 🙂
    P.S. I am writing a book because of how you inspired me. Do you have any tips on how to not make it sound stupid?

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks for writing all those years ago and we are all our own worst critics so I’m sure your writing is great, and I hope you’ll update me. I promise I’ll actually see it now! xo Wendy

  7. Lydia on September 12, 2011 at 10:39 am

    It looks amazing!!!
    I went to Barnes & Noble on Saturday and I almost bought this, but then I decided it would PROBABLY make more sense if I started with 11 Birthdays and work my way up. 😉
    I loved 11 Birthdays, though, and I can’t wait to read Finally and especially 13 Gifts!!!!!!!!

  8. Kate on September 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I have almost finished! It is so good! I love how I get to learn more about the characters I LOVE ,like Rory and Amanda. Tara’s story is amazing. Will there be another book in the series?
    Thanks Wendy, your my favorite author!

  9. Lori June on September 12, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Didn’t see it listed on your site, so just wanted to make sure you knew that 11 Birthdays has been nominated for the 2011-12 South Carolina Children’s Book Award! Yay! http://studysc.org/sc-book-award/2011-2012-sc-childrens-book-award-nominees

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Thanks so much for letting me know!! Gotta love South Carolina!! (had a great family trip there last year. :o)

  10. Danya on September 13, 2011 at 10:24 am

    OMG HI WENDY!!!!!!!!!! i emailed you like 2 times 🙂 i LOVED THE BOOK 13 GIFTS!!!!!! IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please don’t stop the birthday books the series are AMAZING!! please please please don’t!!! oh and did you put Angelina D’Angelo magic in that book? because I’ve been having dreams of the book 13 Gifts and i can’t stop thinking about the book 🙂 please make another one!! i love these books so much you have no idea <3 they should make the birthday books to a movie series i mean seriously they are amazing!!! they need to make it into a movie 😀 😀 😀 i would so be tara! or amanda! or rory! 🙂 please reply to this post that would mean sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much to me<33333333 HEY ARE YOU READING THIS PEOPLE WHO MAKE MOVIES?!?! YEAH WELL YOU SHOULD MAKE THE BIRTHDAY BOOKS A MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please? I’m volunteering to act 🙂

    NOTE FROM WENDY: You are too funny!! If I hear anything about a movie, I’ll let ya know!! And yes, there will be another birthday book which will go a little more into Angelina’s story. It won’t be for a while though, but hopefully you’ll find other things to read. :o)

    • Danya on September 16, 2011 at 3:16 pm

      🙂 omg thank you so much to replying to this post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I can’t wait for the new birthday book!!!!!!!!!!! ill try to be patient 🙂 I’m actually reading the tamora pierce books… have you read those? you really should, they are awesome!! i want to be a author someday just like you 🙂 thanks for replying again!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Yarah Elshaer on February 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      OMG I SO AGREE WITH YOU DAYNA! I would LOVE to act in the movie 🙂 I’m kinda like Amanda though. Now that I know that a new willow falls series is coming out im Dying of excitement. If your reading this wendy mass could you tell me when the next book is coming out? Im in love with the series.I read it about 5 times. But i too am dreaming about it all day… Speaking of in love is it wrong that i kinda am in love with the character leo? LOL but yeah, I read all of the other books you wrote and by far this is the best! I REALLY hope you make the next book soon! Sorry Im writing as a comment… And OMG i would love if you email me!

  11. Olivia on September 13, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Omg best book ever i coudnt put it down and i cant wait until your next book

  12. Liz on September 15, 2011 at 6:14 am

    Really? That’s awesome! I don’t care if I have to wait another 5 years, I’ll be sure to read it! (: Haha.

  13. Deb Marshall on September 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Just finished your book, Wendy. No wonder you have the fans you do. So, so well done. Can’t wait to start book talking it (going to read the other two first, then do them as a group)…and, funny on the movie suggestion. Found myself thinking the same thing. I will, however, not volunteer to act. Hmm, unless they looking for an Angelina. All I need is a duck on my cheek and shorter whiter hair.

    Thanks for sharing Tara’s story.

  14. Alma on September 15, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Wendy!!!! I loved this book, the birthday series is officially one of my favorite series of all time!!! I hope they try a movie i can already visualize it perfectly, and I would love to see Leo in a movie he seems so bubbly!

    I loved how everything fit together- it was almost like a mystery but not exactly! I’ve read all your books and wasn’t disappointed one bit. I was a little confused at the end so if it’s just me who’s confused could you clear things up a little? but if it’s meant to be mysterious that’s ok, but i know im not going to be able to sleep at night trying to figure it out!

    NOTE from wendy: I hope you got some sleep! You are right, it’s meant to be mysterious. I thought it would be fun to wrap up Tara’s storyline, but leave another one open to possibilities…and the sequel! :o)

  15. Rachel from Stillwater, NY on September 16, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    You are my most favorite writer. I read your books “Finally” and “11 Birthdays,” they were really great books. I am 11 my name is Rachel and I love your books, I am going to get the book “Heaven Looks a lot Like The Mall” it sounds good! You should make a movie on ALL of your books! In the book “Finally” my favorite part is when Rory gets the part for the movie Playing It Cool. You really make yourself sound like a kid. I also liked it when Rory got her cell phone . I wish I could write as great as you! You totally rock!Dogs are my favorite animal and I want to be a Dental Hygienist when I grow up, I don’t really know why though. Well got to go bye!!!!

    P.S. Have a wonderful day!
    Rachel an awesome fan

  16. Alaa on September 17, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Hey Wendy,
    Do you think you’re going to make a giveaway for 13 gifts? I really need to know because I might get it soon and I think if you made a giveaway and signed the book it would be soooooooo cool! One of my other favorite authors did it, it was so fun I didn’t when though :(. Here check out the link it was so fun! http://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2011/09/giveaway-for-new-book/ Anyway I hope you consider doing that. Also what she does is when someone posts the idea she gives them one of the books!!!!!!!! So what I think you should do is ask a question : “What was your worst Birthday ever?” Then you randomly pick one and they are the winner! It would be so fun! Then if you liked the idea you could give me one book and the winner a book (13 gifts)Please do not get mad at me if you do not like the idea. BTW 11 Birthdays is nominated for William Allen White Award in Kansas, and I am voting for it! I have been dreaming for that and I recommend it to the list so know if it wins it will be the 2011-2012 book! Toodles have a great day!

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks so much for voting all those years ago, your vote could have been the winning one! I loved my trip out there. Good ideas about the giveways, I’ll definitely plan something like that! I hope you’ve been great!! xo Wendy

  17. Megan Smith on September 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Omg I just finished 13 gifts and I can’t wait for the next one my favorite character is: David my second: Ray
    I hope the next one comes out soon!!

  18. Isabella on September 17, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    HI Wendy!!!
    I’m reading 13 gifts now and I’m loving it!
    I just had to stop reading to say that… I saw Amanda, Rory and Tera’s names together and realized that all there names together make ART! 😀 I just thought that was funny and cool!
    Did you do it intentionally?
    When you write your fourth book you should have the main girl’s (or boy’s!) name start with a S or some thing else like that!
    I love you books so much! you are my favorite author and you inspired my to become one too!!!
    Love!!!!! <3

    • Maddy on September 27, 2011 at 4:09 pm

      Haha! LOL thats realllyyyyyyyyyy funny!! u pick up on things quick! 😀

  19. Ann on September 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I just got done reading twelve finally a 13 time. It’s great as always! Do you have any tips about writing that you can share with me? also I’m trying to make a comic, have you ever done that before?
    P.S. I am exactly like the girl in 12 finally.
    P.P.S. How about the main character’s name in your 4th book is Sarah?

  20. Wendy Mims on September 20, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Hey Wendy!
    I just started the book yesterday and I’m already half way through the book!!!!!!!!! It’s just so good that I can’t put it down!!!!!! In fact, I’m actually reading it right now!!!!! (No lie!) When I’m done with13 Gifts, I’m gonna hunt for The Candy Makers!!!!!! I’m dying to read that book!!!!!!! And like I said before, YOU ARE MY FAVORITE AUTHOR OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Bella on September 21, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    i love 11 birthdays, 12 finally and 13 gifts will you write another one in the series please

    • Momo on December 1, 2014 at 12:17 am

      its out already amanda and leo KISS!!!!

  22. Rae on September 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    hi wendy! i just wanted to tell you that i had a total “jeremy fink moment”. ill explain: when i was little, i collected old locks. yesterday, i found a key in my basement, and decided to try it in the locks, and it worked! i was really surprised! haha. i have already read 13 gifts 13 times, by the way!

  23. Kate on September 23, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I bought the new book the night before it came out and finished it about a day later. It was amazing.:)

  24. Laura on September 24, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I just finshed “11 Birdays” and I LOVE it!!!!! Please keep writing those books! I didn’t kmow that “11 Birthdays” is in a series! I’m going to try hard to find “Finally” and “13 Gifts”. I know Amanda’s in fifth grade, but why is she in middle school? I aslo read your book “Every Soul a Star.” It’s really good! Could you please write a sqeal to it about the Star Party where Bree’s family owns Moon Shadow and Ally and Jack come back? If you’re wondering why I’m asking you to PLEASE write more books I have an answer: I LOVE BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!! My BFF and her friend don’t know much about “11 Birthdays”, but they want it! That’s how good of a writer you are! Keep up the good work! :DDD

  25. Jill on September 29, 2011 at 8:14 am

    HI Wendy!!!!
    i am almost done with 13 Gifts andI love it so much. I read the other 2 books before 13 Gifts and I loved them too. I was wondering if there is going to be another book after it? I really like your books and i hope you keep making more.


  26. Emma T on October 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Dear wendy,
    i love your books soooooooooooooo ive read all ofwice exept for the last one i going to read itthough trust me. You truly are the best author ever i love uyou and your books thank u sooo much for my joy when i read your books!!!!

  27. Tanya on October 8, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Dear Wendy,
    OMG! i am totally your biggest fan! i read 11 birthdays and fell in love with it! I read it exactly 36 times! then i read 12 finally and now am reading 13 gifts! YOU ARE THE BEST AUTHOR EVER! WE LOVE YOU! i have a question! in 13 gifts you said that it was “for my daughter chloe who has given me more gifts in her five years then i ever imagined” 5 years? sorry to ask but did she die or move away after “her five years?” btw can you nominate ur next book to Tanya? that would mean a lot to me! please please please!

    Tanya, Your biggest fan ever!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Glad to say Chloe is very much with us! I can see how it would sound that way though. I think in the next printing i’ll add the words “in her FIRST five years” ;o)

    • Tanya on October 29, 2011 at 11:00 am

      omg! so glad to here she is fine! i got so worried!how old is she now? and u no grace in 13 gifts? what happened to her? i hate to be left hanging!:) btw never stop the number birthday series until you reach 100!!! actually dont even stop then1 right them forever! :)) :))

  28. Lidia on October 9, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Wendy you are like THE BEST WRITER ON EARTH!!!!!!! I just finished 13 gifts and it was SOOOOOOOO AWSOME!!! and like i read 11 birthdays first an then finally and now 13 gifts it was so WONDERFUL how you made three books that all have the same setting and some of the character that all relate and i have those 3 books in HARDCOVER to read again and again cause they are SOOOO GREAT!!! It will be SOOO AWSOME TO MAKE THE FINALE BOOK wrap up the 3 books that come together. All 3 books are so wonderful and i have recemended them to so many people.

  29. Amy on October 13, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    YAY! I’m finally comenting! I love your books a lot! Well i guess thats it for now! Oh yeah and i’m doing my author presentation on you 😀

  30. Emily on October 13, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I started 13 Gifts yesterday and i finished it tonight. I was wondering, if you do one with “14______”, will things between rory and jake… develop? They would make suchhh a cute coupleeee!!!!!!


  31. Annabelle on October 14, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I got this book 1 day before it even CAME OUT!!! 🙂 I am reading it for school and am about half way through it. It’s very great!

  32. allison on October 15, 2011 at 10:08 am

    wow! i can’t believe i’m writing to you!!!!!!:) (:i just wanted to say all your books are amazing!i love how they all have a moral to the plot.are any of the charicters like you? if so witch one?i’ve read them all so much i can open it to a random page and know exactly where i’m at.i think i want to be a writer like you when i grow up.thanks for reading;)

    ps. jeremy fink changed the way i look at thinges.
    pps.i have a hard cover and a softy cover.

  33. natalie on October 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    hi wendy,
    i love all your books because they all have morals to the story. i was wondering if any of the characters or things that happen to them have happened to you? if so what or who were they?i’m 12 and want to be a forest ranger/writer/photagher when i get older.keep writing AWESOME BOOKS.

  34. Josie on October 18, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Can’t wait for the next book it should totally be named 14 wishes. Love your books. I read 13 gifts in one week.
    You r the best auther on the planet.
    Keep making ansome books.
    I love them.

    • angel on June 23, 2012 at 12:29 am

      I was thinking of the same title the other day!

  35. lulu on October 19, 2011 at 8:59 pm


  36. Emma on October 25, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    So, just finished the book, and loved it! So glad there’s gonna be a sequel! Coincidence(or not?) : I’m in a production of Fiddler on the Roof right now! I was surprised when I saw that in there, for sure!

  37. Alaa on October 28, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Guess what??? Yesterday was our school book fair!!! I saw 13 gifts!! One copy left. See this is how Wendy Mass books started in our school, I saw 11 Birthdays in a book order. So I told my librarian about it and she ordered it for our library. I read it then I told my frIends. Then we started reading all your books! Anyway yesterday people were fighting over it. 1 copy let I grabbed it but then my friend said she wanted it so badly I didn’t know what to do! When I got to he car i started crying. Not because I didn’t get it but because I was so happy! I promised all my friends I would let them borrow it as soon as i finished! So happy!! Thanks for writing Amazing books!!!!

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 2:32 pm

      You’re sooooo sweet!!! Thank you for letting me know that story, and I’m sending you and your book-loving friends huge hugs across the gap of time! I’m sorry I’m just seeing this and hope you see it. xox, Wendy

  38. Tanya on October 29, 2011 at 11:30 am

    i have a title for your next book! 14 parties or 14 cakes if u dont already have an idea 🙂

    • Wendy Mass on June 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      14 Cakes sounds delicious ????

  39. Chandler on October 30, 2011 at 9:20 am

    OMG, hi, i luv ALL your books, i mean ALL of them!!!!!!!!!
    I just recently finshed 13 gifts and thought it was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!And if there is a movie i so would volenteer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The only part i was confused at was at the end. In your next book u hav to clear up what happened to Amanda, Leo, and Grace. What about Tara and David, and Rory with Jake.
    There are many ouestions I have for you!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope you make a next book, and please reply on this comment.I <3 ALL YOUR BOOKS:P

    NOTE FROM WENDY: So glad you liked it! Yup, the next book will clear up the ending. And we’ll learn more about the mysterious Angelina, when she was young. (or younger, I should say!).

  40. Lucy on October 30, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Hi wendy, im a little confused… why do amanda and leo have to communicate like that, and how does the friendship with rory and jake evolve into that? i didn’t read in the other books, i loved them so much! but i just didn’t really understand those things. especially the amanda and leo thing.

    NOTE FROM WENDY: I think to really understand why Amanda and Leo are using the chalkboards, you have to have read 11 BIRTHDAYS. Not to say you can’t read it after 13 GIFTS. :o)

    • Beth on April 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      I read all the books in order and just read 11 birthdays again today and while in the shower (the place I think and make desicions) I just figured out why but I still don’t understand about the Grace part. It was an “ah-ha” moment for me and it made so much sense and was really cool! I really want Jake and Rory together and any other couples but thats just the romantic in me, the books are really good anyway. I super love the story line and how the characters and storylines in the series tie together but are seperate. I as many others would audition for a part in the movie, I think id make a good Amanda. Please read this post and I would be thrilled if you replyed! Thanks!!!

  41. Lucy on October 30, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    i honestly read all three of them in less than a week.

  42. malissa on November 2, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Is this book, 13 Gifts, age appropriate for a 9 year old that has already read 11 Birthdays? She wants to read it badly but I fear that a 13 yr old is going through very different things than a 9 yr old.
    Thanks for any input.


    • Wendy Mass on August 2, 2022 at 2:34 pm

      I’m so sorry that I just saw this! I know they’d be all grown up now, but wanted to thank you for your question and for others curious, I’d say 12 is a good age for the rest of the series. All my best to you and your family! Wendy

  43. Angela on November 2, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I just got it and loved it! I really liked how the book get going and did not slow down. Great job as always Wendy Mass!!!!!! Is there going to be a 14 book?

    p.s My favorite books of yours are EVERY SOUL A STAR,and A MANGO SHAPED SPACE (could not put down…have it on my NOOK)
    Please keep writing, you are one of my favorite authors!
    I’m so sad when i finish one of your books. The Willow
    Falls series was one…please write more of those! 🙂

    NOTE FROM WENDY: There will be one more Wilow Falls books, not till a little while though…but you’ll see the Twice Upon a Time series before then (and Pi in the Sky), and I hope you’ll like those, too!

  44. Jadie on November 6, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Hi! I read 11 Birthdays and Finally and I absolutely loved them! Honestly, your books are some of my favorites! I just found out you’d published 13 Gifts a couple of days ago and I started flipping out. I went and bought it yesterday and just finished it a few hours ago! It was amazing and I loved it just as much of the first two, though I must admit, the bit with Leo and Amanda confused me a little. It took me forever to figure out what was with the chalkboards, then I figured it out and felt like an idiot. 🙂 I can’t wait for the next book! 😀

    • Lindsay on November 11, 2011 at 5:16 pm

      What are the chalkboards for anyway?? and I’m at the part where they found ‘Angelias Sweet Repeats and Collectibles’ and why is Leo and Amanda so scared? i read 11 Birthdays and Finaly and is know who angelia is but is that her store? and why are they freaking out? will i find out later in the book? im only on page 86..

      • Jadie on November 26, 2011 at 11:09 pm

        I’m kinda late on replying but… 🙂 Yeah, that’s her store and you’ll figure everything out at the end. 🙂

    • Rachel on December 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      Yes, you will find out. It’s confuseing at first, but then later on you have a lightbulb moment. Trust me, it’s worth the wait;)

  45. Beth on November 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Wendy- we were just watching the Scholastic video in school and wondered where you filmed the trailer…it looks a LOT like our hometown….

    NOTE FROM WENDY: We filmed it in New Hope, PA!

    • Beth on November 22, 2011 at 10:18 am

      We thought so! I am the librarian assistant for the elementary schools in the New Hope-Solebury school district, and when our 3-5th grade students watched the Scholastic trailer for the book fair two weeks ago, it was fun to see the dawn of realization come over their faces as they realized they were seeing New Hope! They just couldn’t believe it. Pretty cool! Your books are very popular here at our library, and they were with the book fair as well.

  46. Laura on November 8, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I loved 13 gifts I have read the whole series of 11 birthdays!!! Me and my friend Blake were wondering if you are writing anouther book in the 11 birthday sereis. We absoltly loved all of the books in the series!! I can’t wait to see what happen will happen in the next book!! =)

  47. Jessica on November 9, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I just got your book today and I finished it!!! Its so good. I was a little confused with the Leo and Amanda bit but I get it, Clever! Anyway I was so excited and I wanted to know anything on 14…. like the title a little what its about. Love your books!

    • Wendy Mass on August 2, 2022 at 6:06 pm

      *My Very Late Reply to Recently Discovered Unposted Comments*
      Thanks so much!! I think “14” turned out to be called The Last Present. All my best wishes to you!!

  48. Elizabeth on November 11, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I love your books! I’m obsessed with them, and that’s all I’m going to ask for for Christmas. Please write more! Can you write 14? I LOVE THAT SERIES. I am saving up so that after Christmas, I can buy a copy of your book Leap-day with your signature!! I love candy too!!!! How do you get your ideas in the first place? Keep writing your epic books!!!!!!!!!

  49. alyssa on November 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    i loved all three of her books and i read them all in under three days each record for me well wendy mass i loved the three books finally thriteen gifts and elevn birthdays

    thanks for publishing those books they were awesome

  50. Zoe on November 13, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Wendy Mass….
    You are one of my all time favorite authors!!! I’ve read almost everyone of your books and feel like every one word I read is like stepping inside the book itself! Your descriptions are so real and your ideas are rich and movie material! I’ve read 11 Birthdays, Finally and just started 13 gifts. I was wondering… How and when did you come up with the idea of the birthday series, (11 birthdays, Finally ect.)
    You are my role model for when I become an author one day and just want you to know your doing an awesome job.
    Keep up the great work.
    P.S My math teacher, Mr.Stark, in Harrison NY who teaches at Harrison Avenue School has a wife who is an author named Marissa Bina Russo. Mr. Stark told me you guys did book signing together.. That’s so cool! We have Every Soul a Star in our class room that you signed. When I saw your handwriting it took my breath away!

  51. Tara on November 15, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    HI Wendy I love all of your books I have read 13 gifts, Finally , A Mango Shaped Space, The Candy Makers, and 11 birthdays thank you!!! Keep writing please your books are the only part about reading class that is FUN!!!!! You are my all time favorite author!!!!

    P.s my name is really Tara and I am 11 (on 11 birthdays) and I can relate to a mango shaped space because I see colors differently too!!! Hope u right back!!

  52. Anastaya on November 16, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    13 gifts is one of the best books I have ever read!!! Wendy mass is the best author ever. You have inspired me to keep reading! Thanks so much! I have read every single one of your books and can’t wait for more! When I read your books I feel like I am in the book. The book has so much detail and it’s better detail than any other book. I hope you keep writing becuase I think your amazing at it.


  53. Anastaya on November 16, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Ohhh by the way are you going to make any more birthday books? If you do how many?? They are so mysterious I love them!!!

  54. Anna B. on November 18, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    13 Gifts is amazing!!!!!!!!!! At times it has me laughing and at others it has me gasping 😀 I just bought it last week and am almost finished! I can’t get away from it’s amazingness! <3 your writing rocks! <3

  55. maddie on November 20, 2011 at 3:52 am

    i was so excited when i saw another twice apon a time book comeing out at my book fair! i bought it and it was soooo good!i really hope she comes out with a #14! that would be so awesome! or a 11 birthdays movie! but a book would be better.

  56. maddie on November 20, 2011 at 3:56 am

    wendy mass is the best author! her books are soo amazing! she’s my favorite. im totally asking for a sighned book for a present!

  57. Lexi on November 21, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    OMG!!!!!I loved 13 Gifts…and all the other ones!I’ve read most of your books.Will there be another birthday book?????If so…Ican’t wait to read it!!!!!

  58. natalie on November 26, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    i just finished the candymakers it was awesome!!!:)i love how in the first part of the book logan doesn’t say anything about his apperance then everything changes!!!!!!I LOVE IT!!!!!!!<3!!!!<3 I have wrote to you before but i just wanted to say I LOVE THE CANDYMAKERS:):):-)

  59. kayden on November 29, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    13 gifts is the most funny and intering book i have ever read and ever will read

    kayden 🙂 :);)

  60. Carly Jennings on December 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Hey Wendy!
    I really liked your book 13 Gifts! I think that if you make another one, you’ll have to add all of the characters from all of them!!! I have read all of them and a lot more like the candymakers, every soul a star, and some others that i can’t remember. Please concider my sugustion!
    Carly Jennings

    • Wendy Mass on June 14, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      I will most assuredly consider this idea. Thank you for reading my books. 🙂

  61. nun ya bizz on December 11, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    luv ur books wendy mass really lov 13 gifts

  62. nun ya bizz on December 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    love your books

    • Halle on June 21, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      luv them to !!!!!!!

  63. Tori on December 12, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    I love this book!!! I have read all three, and love them all, but this one is my favorite! I can’t wait for more! I could not put it down! I hope you write more, and soon! You’re the best!

  64. Tori on December 13, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I can’t stop thinking about this book. I finished it yesterday, but I keep thinking how I can’t wait to read more to find out what happens! I love this book series!!!

  65. Tori on December 13, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I want to get hard cover, atographed copies of 11 Birthdays, Finaly, and 13 Gifts! Does it cost more to get them atographed???

    I finished 13 Gifts yesterday, and I can’t focus on school today.

    I am going to read 11 Birthdays, Finaly, and 13 Gifts over and over again until the next one comes out so that I have them memorized by heart!!! I am even thinking of starting a book club just for this series!


  66. maddie on December 27, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    why do amanda and leo have to talk with chalk boards [in 13 Gifts]??? PLEASE let me know!!

    Note from wendy: Ya just gotta keep reading. Hopefully it will become clear at the end (well, it would help if you’d read 11 Birthdays first, I’m not actually sure it would make sense otherwise…but the last book in the series will clear it right up!

    • maddie on January 3, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      when will the next book come out???

      if it will be a while, is there any other books you would recommend?

  67. Cheeto on December 31, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    WOW! loved all three of your books, 11 birthdays, Finally, and I just finished 13 gifts and LOVED it! This a new favorite series. PLEASE MAKE MORE OF THESE BOOKS!

  68. Hannah on January 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I’ve read all your books and I just got 13 Gifts for Christmas. I’ve enjoyed all of your books, especially 12 Finally. I’m most of the way through 13 Gifts but I have a question. The book mentions Jake Harrison but I don’t know who he is. Is he an actor?

    I think you are a great writer. Some day I hope to be a writer, too.


    NOTE FROM WENDY: Jake is the movie star from FINALLY. He stars in the movie that they are filming at Rory’s school. 😮

  69. Maddy A. on January 3, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I have read every single book in your series & I own all except for 13 gifts, I just got 50% off coupon for any barnes & noble books, so I’ll be sure to stop by and buy this book. I LOVE LOVE your books. I keep on re-reading 12 finally over and over and also 11 birthdays. Will Amanda, Leo, and Rory be in the next book? Also one last question, are you going to write a book about someone being 14? Because I am turning 14 this year and would love to have a book about 14.

    I hope to be a writer some day, your books have inspired me. Thank you!

    PS- Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life was a SUPER good book. I have that one too!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Yes, all the characters from the other books in the birthday series will be in 13 GIFTS and in the last one, which I haven’t actually written yet! I think the characters will still be 13 though, since I’m planning on having that one start the same day that 13 ends. Thanks for reading!! :o)

  70. Olive on January 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Hi Wendy!!! Im your biggest fan EVER!!! I chose 13 gifts to comment on, because I’m reading it right now, and it ROX!!! I love the exciting, and warm feeling i get when I’m reading it. I got it from a book fair at my school, but sadly…they didn’t have FINALLY, so I’ve been waiting to read 13 gifts until I got FINALLY for Christmas. Im 1/4 way through 13 gifts, and its great!!! I love how you can (and have) write about pretty much any subject, and be just as good a writer as another book on a completely different subject. Has it always been you dream to be a writer? I’ve tried to write a book twice, but i can’t stick with my idea long enough. I wanted to get leap day, but the store nearest me didn’t have it, and the only available closest copy of it was across town!!! Well, I recommend your books to all my friends, and whenever someone sees me reading one of your books, they say, “oh! Ive read that! Its by Wendy Mass!!! ” My only other question to you is: Are you going to make a sequel to EVERY SOUL A STAR? It would be awesome if you made one about there lives after what happened at the Moon shadow camping ground. I would DEFINITELY read that!!!
    Thanks so much for inspiring me to be a writer, and how to be creative. If I ever become a writer, I hope to be just like you!!! Thanks!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    PS-I emailed you about every soul a star before, as well!!!
    – Your Biggest fan In the Whole Entire universe, and beyond!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    NOTE FROM WENDY: LOL at whole entire universe and beyond. That’s pretty far! :o)
    I may write a sequel to “Every Soul” but it would be a few books from now. It would be fun for me to return to those characters though. Thanks for writing! :o)

  71. Brooke on January 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    i love all of your books i hope you make another quickly because i am your BIGGEST fan!!!!! I have read all of your books and loved them all!!! <3 I love your writing style!! i only read your books!! YOUR THE BEST WRITER IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. Hannah on January 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks Wendy! I remember him from FINALLY but I thought that maybe he was a movie star or something in real life.

    Really cool that you wrote back! Thank you.


  73. lauren on January 19, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    OMG! I totally <3ed 13 Gifts!! Pretty pretty please make another book about David, he was one of my fave characters!! I love how Tara and him grew as characters and my fave part was when either when they were talking about his dad or when they were talking while everyone was setting up for his outdoor bar mitzbah (I'm not sure I spelled that right) but anyway please make another birthday series book!

    • kaitlyn on May 29, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      i hope they date!!!

  74. Ashley on January 21, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Wendy,
    I just finished 13 gifts and it is my favorite book ever!!! I’ve read the other 2 from Willow Falls and I absoultley love them! I got so involved in 13 gifts that I actually had a dream that I was a part of the book and me, Rory, Amanda, David, Leo, and Tara couldn’t find the trunk and shawl! Then we found it but David had to sing one of his jewish songs to open it! Crazy, right no lie though? Anyway I really hope you write another Willow Falls book. Also I hope in the next book that the characters from the last book are a big part in it. Especially Tara and David, I kind of thought that they might go out with out each other, just with the whole hand holding thing (So sweet!). Maybe you should just continue it with those characters but somehow a new person meets Angelina D’Angelo. Thats another thing she is a preety crazy old lady. Never gets old, and makes kids realize who they truley are. But overall I would just like to thank you for writing such great books! They really make you think and they have such a great story line! Thanks again,

    NOTE FROM WENDY: LOL about your dream!! Gotta love that! I used to dream I was a character on the TV show FRIENDS! I don’t think i’ve ever dreamt i was in a book though! And yes, all those characters will be back again. :o)

  75. meera sahney on January 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    hello Ms.Mass i have admired you so much as a author.i used to hate fantasy books but i can’t get enough of yours.i want to be just like you,writing books tha make people think long past the last page.i have recently finsihed 13 gifts for the 5th time.it would be an honor to hear from you.also one last thing,do you know off any websites where i can publish my writings?thank you.

    • Wendy Mass on August 2, 2022 at 6:16 pm

      *My Very Late Reply to Recently Discovered Comments*
      Hi!! By now you’re all grown up and no doubt changing the world with your own writing! Thank you for your kind words and I’m wishing you all the best!!

  76. meera sahney on January 22, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    hello ms.mass
    i love your books how they make people think well beyond the last page.you hage taught me so much about life in your books.i want to be just like you ehen i grow up.it would be an honor for you to reply.i have one question in the book 13 gifts near the last of the book,amanda said”it has been a year that me and leo haven’t spoken.something may or may not happen” is amanda and leo trying to mimic what happened in 11 birthdays?thank you.

    NOTE from wendy: Thank you for the nice things you wrote! And yes, the idea with L &A is exactly right! in the next book you’ll find out why.

  77. Meih on January 22, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    When is the next book in the willow falls series coming out?! I have to read it. I read 11 birthdays and loved it. I read candymakers for a school assignment and then we had a candymaking contest! loved that it was based on YOUR book!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: The last book in the series won’t be out for a while…I hope you guys made some fun candy–what a great idea!!!

  78. Victoria on January 23, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I love your books! I ordered autographed copies of 11 Birthdays, Finally, and 13 Gifts, and they just came in the mail today!!! I had already read them twice through before I got them, but they are so great that I had to have my own copy of them (because apparently you can’t keep checking the same book out at the library over and over again, other people want to read them, too). I love, love, love this book series! I really like what you wrote in the cover of my books, too!!! I want to start a book club just for your books. Do you have a fan club??????
    Your biggest fan,

    NOTE FROM WENDY: That’s great that the books arrived! Every time I go into the bookstore to sign them I wind up buying more books. I guess that’s the way it goes!! and LOL at needing to share the books. I’m sure the library appreciates that. :o)

  79. kate on January 23, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    i love love love this book!!!!!! i love how i ties into 11 birthdays and finally!!!!! 🙂 will you be writing any new books soon?


    P.S. is there a name for this series? i’m doing a book report on 11 birthdays and i really need to know! plz write back!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: So glad you like them! We’re working on a name for the series, but for now you can just call them the Willow Falls Books. Unofficially. :o)

  80. Leilani00 on January 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    I am almost finished with 13 Gifts and I stumbled across what I think is a typo but not 100% if it is. What I think the typo is on page 247 and the beginning of the 5th paragraph where it says “Aunt Emily” instead of Aunt Bethany which I think is what you were trying to say. Please tell me if I am right or wrong and thank you for reading this.
    A loyal fan,

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Yup! A typo indeed!! It will be fixed in the next printing. Thanks for your eagle eyes! Let me know if you see any more. :o)

  81. Kylie on January 28, 2012 at 8:20 am

    I’ve read 11th birthdays and Finally and I’m reading 13 gifts now! Willow Falls Books are probably my favorite!!!!! Are you writing a fourth book? Write back and let me know if you are and when its coming out! YOUR MY #1 AUTHOR!!!!!

  82. Ally on January 28, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Hi!! I literally just finished reading 13 gifts and I loved it. But I did read the other two books, and whether I fully understood both of them or not, I don’t quite understand what happens with Grace. (though I half understand the Amanda and Leo part. SO, my only question is, Will you be writing a fourth book to this series??

    😉 sorry for the long note XD, Ally

  83. Emily on February 10, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Hi! I’ve borrowed 11 Birthdays from my school library and that was my first book by Wendy Mass I’ve ever read. =) I loved it. So, when my schoolastic book fair came to my school, I just had to get 13 Gifts. That was a week ago, and in 3 days I finished it. Tonight I got Finally at Barnes & Noble and am loving it, too. My mom says I can’t read the twice upon a time series – yet. So, I agree with Ally, will there be a fourth book??? I really hope so, Wendy!!
    Love, your #1 fan forever, Emily =) =) <3 <3 <3
    P.S. You're my favorite author!!

  84. Elisabeth on February 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    This is the best book in the series, i wonder what is going to happen to conners little sister! i cant wait until you write the next book!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE!! WRITE A FOURTH BOOK!!! I love how 13 gifts ties everything from the past books into one book!!!

  85. Maddy on February 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    OMGGGGGGG these r like the best books EVA!!!! I have a quick question, my IRLA teacher(language arts, u probly kno tho cuz u visited Harrison Elementary School) anyway they said u based ur books off of Livingston, NJ. Is that tru? AND I LOVE UR WRITING! UR AMAZING! A Mango Shaped Space change the way I see everything, I am always wondering wat its like to b Mia and i read it 3 years ago!!! Thx so muchh!!!! Ur fan, Maddy <3 🙂 ^.^


  86. April Smith on February 16, 2012 at 10:34 am

    My 12 year old daughter checked “13 Gifts” out at the library the other day, and yesterday afternoon she laid it on the table so she could start reading it after homework. I picked it up to browse through it, and then all life stopped for 4 hours while I devoured every page! Good thing it was sandwich night…. Anyway, it was absolutely wonderful, and I am going today to get the first two books for the two of us to read as well. I did have a few questions though(carefully worded-don’t want to spoil anything): 1. Will the thing at the end with Leo and Amanda be explained in the next book (which is coming out soon, I hope!)? 2. There was never an explanation for why David couldn’t “see”…is that explained in a previous book, or will it be in the next one? Or is it just a mystery? Thank you for not only writing books that I can trust for my children to read, but books that are entertaining enough for us to read together!


  87. Riley on February 19, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I loved it! That was awesome! I love how there are so many things going on at once, but they all connect at the end. Will there be a next book? You are my favorite author ever! My friend loves to read, so I’m trying to convince her to put down Harry Potter for once.
    Sorry for the long comment,


  88. Margo on February 19, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I love all your books!!!! They’re amazing. I especially loved this one. I can’t wait to find out what happened to Grace.
    p.s. your book “Every Soul a Star” has turned me into a complete astronomy dweeb. I got a telescope and the whole nine yards.


  89. elayna on February 20, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    hey wendy im a huge fan of yours and i know you probaly are not going to read this message but if you do can you do me a favor? i know its a one in a million shot but im going to take that chance can you please make a book with my name in it (you dont have to)it would make me the happiest person in the world!!!!!!!please reply back your freind,elayna

  90. Sarah on February 21, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Hi wendy! I am in love with 11 birthdays, 12 finally, and 13 gifts! I hope you make a new book fast! Do you have any idea what it will be called?

    Note from Wendy: I do have an idea for the title, but it’s still under wraps until my editor approves it. I’ll let you know when that happens. :o)

  91. Gabriel on February 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    You’re my favorite author. I really like your books.

    One of the books I have read by you is 13 Gifts. I really liked the plot, the characters, and the setting. Also I liked the theme. In addition, I liked 11 Birthdays. The theme is never say something about your best friend just to be cool in front of your other friends. Further I like the plot in this story too. I enjoyed the stories in all of your books.

    Thank you,

  92. alanna on March 8, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    all of your willow fall books are totally awesome i’m a huge fan i can’t wait for the fourth book to come out

  93. Valerie on March 8, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    OMG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL OF YOUR BOOKS! The Willow Falls series is so AMAZING in so many ways I don’t even know where to start! My favorite thing is how in 13 Gifts all characters from the previous books (11 Birthdays, Finally) came together and everything connected!!! I will seriously PASS OUT if you reply to this!!!!!!! I’d be honered!!!!!!! To me, your like the biggest celebrity in Hollywood! IM A SUPER MEGA FAN! Please please reply. I love u and your books sooooo much! Thank you for everything u do! PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ MAKE ANOTHER BOOK FOR THE WILLOW FALLS SERIES! I’ll be so happy if u do!! Like I’ll do my super happy dance all around the living room! THANK U AND REPLY PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE WITH A GRAPE ON TOP (sorry I don’t like cherries LOL!) Plz reply love ya!

    -your #1 fan, Valerie!

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 2:35 pm

      Hi! By now of course you’ve found the others in the series and hope you enjoyed them! I love your enthusiasm AND CAPS!! :). I hope life has been good and I’m sending a big hug to you!! I’m glad I finally saw this! xo Wendy

  94. Jewel on March 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    I just thought you would like to know I found a typo in one of your books. In 13 Gifts on page 69 Tara hears a voice in her ‘heads’. This confused me. Is Tara related to Cerberus?
    Thank you for your time,

    • Wendy Mass on June 14, 2018 at 7:26 pm

      Thank you for telling me. I think you would make a great editor one day! xo

  95. Maddy on March 16, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Ok, so I just finished all 3 of the books in that series and I really want to know what happens with Rory and Jake, I mean seriously!!! In Finally nothing reeally happened between them, but then in 13 gifts Rory seems like a different person and you don’t really find out what happened between them!!! I NEEEED to find out!! PLEASE reply!!! Please write a book about it or something!!! Maybe you should write a book about Amanda, Rory, and Tara. I guess you kind of did in 13 gifts but PLEASE!!! I want to find out!!! Thanks!!! -Maddy 🙂

    • Wendy Mass on June 14, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      Sounds like from your other post you found your answers. Thank you for reading so many of my books. Happy Summer!

  96. Maddy on March 16, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Again, same Maddy as #81, and #82 I just wanted to let you know that if you make a movie I SOOO want to be Rory just lettin you know!!! haha 😀 I’m a lot like her I wear glasses (well I have glasses I wear contacts) and I’ve got Brown hair I don’t have blue eyes 🙁 but I would soo want to be her!!!

  97. Alanna on March 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Hi Wendy I have read all of the willow falls books i am a huge fan! When is the 4th book coming out? Will it come out soon?!(please say yes!) I have read all of the books a few times each, although I still haven’t bought FINALLY. I think all of the books should be made into movies I would definately see those! Is the 4th book going to have a new character in it? Also I am still confused about the whole amanda-leo thing with the chalkboards and grace. Any chance you can explain this to me because I have reread 11 birthdays and still haven’t figured it out.
    It would be amazing if you replied to this so please do! Thanks! ~Alanna:)

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Hi! I can’t give too much away for people who haven’t read the first one, but let’s just say they’re doing it because they know what the result will be…hope that helps! And Grace will be a main character in the next book. :o)

    • Alanna on April 2, 2012 at 7:47 am

      Thank you! Yes that does help.:)

  98. Christina D. on March 28, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Wendy Mass- I am in love with the Willow Falls series, 11 Birthdays, 12 Finally, and 13 Gifts! I have read all of them. I wish that you would write another book about how Tara is now moving to Willow Falls and if David and her will start dating. If Emily will ever win the math problem contest, If Ray will ever get to become a director. How Molly and Polly are getting along, and if Tara will become best friends with Amanda, Leo, David, Rory, and Emily. Does David like the picture frame that Tara made for her? The end of the book left me hanging and I would LOVE if you wrote another book to tie everything up. I can’t wait to see if you write another book! You are my favorite author and I am your #1 fan! I LOVE you!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: You’re so sweet to have read the book so closely! Yes, the last book in the series will tie a lot of things up. Hang in there. :o)

    • Christina D. on April 4, 2012 at 6:59 am

      I am so excited that you replied! I forgot to add that I would like to know why Grace went to the hospital. I was really worried about her. I can’t wait to read the next book!

      NOTE FROM WENDY: all will be revealed Grace-wise, in the next book, I promise! 🙂

  99. Nina Brener on March 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Hi, I’m Nina. I loved this book so much and I fifnished it in three days! I wish I could be so creative! I want to be a writer, also, and I was wondering if you could help me make my stories as amzing as your are. I commented on the Candymakers and basically said the same thing, but now in a more or less less obsessive manner. Please write back! Thank you so much for your time!

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 11:56 am

      I think I finally replied to your other post and I know by now you’ve learned a lot more than I could tell you but I think the biggest secret is to read a lot, which you clearly did!! Please catch me up, if you get this. xo Wendy

  100. Danna on April 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    HI Wendy!!!!!! I just love all you’re books. my favorite book is
    12 birthdays and 11 Wishes. In your next book ( PLEASE SAY THERS A NEXT BOOK!!!) can you
    write why Amanda and Leo were going to check on Grace in the hospital.
    I am a really big fan!
    I have only dreamed that Would get to write to you and tell you how
    much I love you’re books!!!! 😉 I want to be a writer when I grow up, like
    you. I also really like how you did The Candymaker, every one had a completely different point of view. And how you almost stopped the story in the most interesting part. But continued it with Logan. Are Logen, Phillp, Milis. and Daisy, still friends? Will you continue this amazing story? Well I hope you do with The Candymaker and 11 Birthdays, 12 Finally, 13 Wishes and hopefully
    more! Thank you for making splendid books! I will always say you
    should get a gold medal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :- )

  101. Alex on April 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    hey wendy
    i rrrrrRRRRREEEEEEAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYY loved your books 11 birthdays, 12 finally, and i am in the middle of the candy makers. my school book fair came to town and i only bought your books (candy makers, jeremy fink ,and rapunzel. i also NEEED to check out 13 gifts. i have been reading day and night because i love your books so much.i have never read books at night before
    got to go read
    see ya

  102. Lauren on April 6, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I love your books! Please make tons more! My favorite is A mango shaped space. I do have on question. Why do Leo and Amanda use the blackboards? I have read 11 birthdays,Finally,and 13gifts. I even looked at 11 birthdays ending again. I thought that Angelina said that they had to keep talking? Anyway, i thought it was a great idea to start with a perfectly normal book and then it took such a magical,unexpected turn. So cool! I can’t wait to read your next book.

    Ps. It would be SO SO SO SO cool if movies came out for A mango shaped space and the Willow Falls series.

    NOTE FROM WENDY: like you said, they have to keep talking…but what would happen if they didn’t? wink wink…

    • Emily on May 14, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      Wendy, I love the game clue, but what hint are you giving here? I’m not sure, either…

  103. Alanna on April 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    If finally was made into a movie I would love love love to be Tara!!! I have brown hair and glasses just like her and I love her character!!! Keep it in kind if Finally is made into a movie!! ;’)

  104. alanna on April 11, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me when the next willow falls book is coming out it’s driving me crazy

    NOTE FROM WENDY: I’m sorry! It’s going to be a while…probably not for a year and a half or so…you may have to re-read the others first. There are other books in between though, and hopefully you’ll enjoy those. sorry again!

  105. Amanda on April 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Hi Wendy,
    I have recently finished 11 Birthdays, 13 Gifts, and Finally (all in that order) and I have a little trouble trying to understand Finally. When I was reading 13 Gifts, it talks briefly about Rory and Jake’s relationship. I assumed that Finally would talk more about their relationship and I didn’t fully understand what was going on. Is there going to be another book that will be added to the series to explain their relationship or….? Please reply back if you can. Thank you very much; I am a big fan of your books! 😀
    – Amanda

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Finally is where Rory and Jake meet, and in the end you get hints that there is more to come with them. So in 13 Gifts, you realize that they had been keeping in touch that whole year. I hope that clears things up…but in the next book I’ll take your comment into consideration and try to fill in some blanks. :o)

    • Ayana on September 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      I read it in that order too. It was confusing but now I understand. Thanks for clearing that up! I can’t wait for the next book! I like the Willow Falls books. I think that’s what the series should be called. Really I do, it makes more sense! PLEASE COMMENT BACK! Thanks. I’m your #1 fan!


      NOTE FROM WENDY: HI Ayana! Feel free to call it the Willow Falls series, if you like! That’s what i call it, too. In the beginning it wasn’t really going to be a series, so that’s why it didn’t get an official series name. By book 4, i think it’s safe to call it a series. ;o)
      Keep reading and thanks for writing. 🙂

  106. Carrie on April 15, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Hello Wendy 😀 , I have read all of the books in the 11 birthdays series and I LOVED them! I was a bit confused about rory’s relationship w/ Jake. i was wonderin if you would consider writing another book to talk more about their “relationship”? It felt as if there was more to be told. <3 love your books!!!!

    • Wendy Mass on August 2, 2022 at 5:46 pm

      I’m just going to answer these only-now-discovered comments as though they weren’t as old as they are! Hi! You’ve likely spotted more about them in the later books that came out after you wrote this. ;o). So glad you enjoyed them and I hope you’re doing great! :o) – Wendy

  107. Savannah on April 29, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Omigosh I luv your books SOOOOOOO much!About a year or so, my sister checked out 11 Birthdays and it looked so awesome that I wanted to read it too.I COULD NOT WAIT AT ALL for her to even get half way through it so I did what I had to do… I STOLE IT!!!! Dun dun duh!I hid every where around the house from my closet to the bathtub just so I could read it without her attacking me for it(I stole the Lightning Thief from her too btw)I read 13 Gifts before I read Finally at the begining of this school year and there was a humongous gigantic hole like Aunt Bethany’s swimming pool hole.Then about 2 or 3 weeks ago my mom got a Kindle because of my reading disorder(It’s not a real disorder I just love to read so much I read away my Mom’s money cause I buy so many books)and I finally read Finally(pun intended)After I finished Finally I read and just finished 13 gifts for the secound time. And that is saying a lot about your books because I don’t even like watching TV shows twice( The only other books I have read twice are The Lost Hero, The Son of Posiden, and Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you see?)When I read 13 gifts I again feel like I can’t wait another second for the next book. I think I can guess and also know because your notes on other reviews that it will follow up on after the end of 13 Gifts,Grace will be the main character,and we will learn about Angelina more, but what I still don’t get is the Leo and Amanda chalkboards thing even though that was almost like every question out of the 90 comments. So is it like the year they didn’t talk? How does it have to do with Grace? I know the answer is You’ll find it out in the next book, but I had to ask cause I am incapable of waiting. Do you think it would make more sense if I read 11 Birthdays again? This is off topic, but if they ever make a movie it would be SOOO awesome to be either Annabelle or Amanda because I have blonde hair and blue eyes and I turned 13 November 20th, 2011. although I have no musical talent so I might not be able to play Amanda. Also off topic’ but I think it’s SOOO cool you are in pictures with some other of my favorite authors like Lauren Myracle(the power flower series is awesome if you haven’t read it you should.)Rick Riordan(I love Percy Jackson!!!!!!)and Michal Buckly(sisters Grimm is awesome)Again, Thanks for Writing such great books!
    luv,Savannah the awesome book thief

    P.S If you ever need a name for a new character in the next book even a small part it would be awesometastic if you named her Savannah or Shelby(super adorable almost 9month old baby sister)Remember you spell Savannah like S-A-V-A-N-N-A-H. You write bonza books!:)

    • Wendy Mass on April 1, 2023 at 1:59 pm

      Love your energy and enthusiasm and book-stealing ways!! It made me laugh picturing you hiding around the house with the book! I’m pretty sure Shelby is a character in 13 gifts already, but I’ll write down Savannah for the future! I don’t know that you’ll ever see this reply, but thank you for the great letter, it means a lot to me! I hope you’ve been well! Hugs to you and your sisters! xo, Wendy

  108. Grace Tobin on April 30, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Hi Wendy! I am just wondering when the nezt book for the birthday series is coming out? I cant wait! You are an amazing writer and my role model, I hope to be a childrens/ tweens novelist when i grow up! You really inspire me to write Wendy!

    • Wendy Mass on August 2, 2022 at 5:55 pm

      *My Very Late Reply to Recently Discovered Unposted Comments*
      You’re all grown up now!! You’ve likely found the rest of the books in the series, but I wanted to say hi if you ever saw this and to give you a cyber hug! All my best wishes!

  109. Annalise on May 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Wendy…I love this series!! You should write the next one soon because I’m about to turn *14* 😉 It is so cool how you can think up all of these great stories!
    P.S. I think you should name one of your characters Annalise (because the only book I know of with my name in it has the girl die!)

    • Wendy Mass on June 14, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      That is a beautiful name and oh no on the book you read your name in. Happy Summer 🙂

  110. Alyson on May 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Dear Wendy,

    Oh, my gosh! I just love your Willow Falls books so, so, sooooo much! I was wondering, will there be another one? I am just such a big fan, and these books seem to relate to me. The magic and the friendship all in this sleepy little town… just makes me feel so into the book, like these places actually exist. Please, please, PLEASE let me know if another book in the Willow Falls series is coming out!


    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 11:47 am

      Aw, thanks so much! I like to think they really exist too, guess they do between the pages anyway! Book 5 was the last in the series, as of now at least! Big hugs back into the past to you!! xox Wendy

  111. Alyson on May 4, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Dear Wendy,

    OMG, OMG, OMG! A fourth book? This I haven’t even heard of! 😀 Oh, my goodness, I thought 13 Gifts might have been the last one, and I swear after I couldn’t find anything about a fourth Willow Falls book, I started CRYING. The Willow Falls setting just seems so… so real, and like a place I could actaully visit. Like it existed in America, but I can’t think of any state in America that could house Willow Falls. I HEART your books, and I just finished A Mango-Shaped Space. It would mean the world to me if you could reply, you are by far one of the BEST authors I’ve ever read books by! And I do have 2 questions:
    If Willow Falls was a real place, what state do you imagine it might be in?
    I see lots of comments about a Grace in 13 Gifts or one of your books, but I am racking my brain, and I can’t remember a Grace! Can you recall to me who she was and what her part was in the books?

    Please, please, please reply! If you do, the waterworks and unbelievable screams of excitement will bubble up again!

    Sincerely, your biggest fan
    Alyson <3

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 2:01 pm

      Sooo sorry for just finding this great letter, I love your spirit and energy! I’m sure by now you found Grace in the last two books of the series and I hope you enjoyed them. Thank you for sharing your excitement and I hope the years have been brought only good things to you!! xo, Wendy

  112. Madison on May 6, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Hi Wendy,
    I just wanted to let you know how much I love your books. I’m so excited that you will write another book. I have read this series at least once or twice and I can say that they are some of my favorite books of all time! They were incredible! Although, I am having trouble understanding the relationship going on between Rory and Jake. It might be the fact that I read 13 gifts before Finally, but I love the fact that they have a relationship! I have told a lot of people in my class about these books and they love them too! I hope you can answer my questions about Rory and Jake, and I can’t wait for the next book. I’m excited!!! 😀 Thank you so much, I’m a big fan and it would mean the world to me if you replied! Thanks again!
    P.S. If you ever, and I mean ever, make these books in to a movie. I think that would be the coolest thing on Earth!!! I would so want to play Rory 😀 Thank you!

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 2:50 pm

      Hi! you have the same name as a character in Finally and an actress too! I think it’s ok to read those early books out of order and then the last two should make sense with Jake and Rory and where they wind up. Thank you for writing me and your enthusiasm way back when, I hope you see this and are doing great. xo Wendy

  113. Danielle on May 7, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Hi Wendy
    I Love 11 Birthdays,Finally,and 13 Gifts. I Have Finished 11 Birthdays and Finally, and now i am about done with 13 gifts. I hope your next book in willow falls will come out soon.!!! I have everyone of your books in willow falls on my kindle and i can’t wait till your next one comes out.!!:)

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Thanks!! It won’t be out for a while, but hang in there. ;o)

  114. Grace on May 10, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Hi Wendy! I love all of your books and can’t wait for your next one to come out! My name is Grace so I love that you used my name in the book but will next clear up what happened to her in the next book? I wanted to point out that you said Tara turned thirteen on Friday the thirteenth but I’m going to turn thirteen, on Friday the thirteenth, in 2013!!!!!!!!!! I love your books keep on writing and I’ll keep on bying! ~Grace

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 8:22 pm

      Hi (the real) Grace!!!! Very cool coincidence about your birthday!!! I’m sure you wound up reading Graceful as the whole book was about you (I mean, the other Grace ;o). I know it’s been forever since you wrote this but since I found all these I want to make sure to reply. All of my very best wishes!


  115. Phylicia on May 12, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Hi Wendy,
    I just have to say that you are my favorite author. When i first read 11 birthdays, i was instantly hooked to your work. I have not read 13 gifts yet (which i should) but i was wondering if you will write a book about angelina and give more insight to her .

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 8:20 pm

      Hi from the future! I’m thinking about an Angelina-focused book, but I may have already told enough of her story in the last two, which I’m sure you read after you sent this so long ago. Sending a big hug to you!!

  116. Mariah on May 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Oh my god Wendy your books That take place in willow falls are the bomb they are my favorite series ever I hope you make more I haven’t read finally yet but if you wrote it it has to be awesome!please please please make movies about them it would be the best thing ever if you made them! Also why did Amanda and Leo have to where chalkboards to talk to eachother? And what happened to grace? Did Tara and David ever date or something? I would love to play a character in the movie if you ever make one. I stayed up until 2:00 am just trying to finsih 13 gifts it was awesome but suspenseful. Bye!

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 8:39 pm

      Hello from too many years in the future, but I wanted to write to say I loved your letter and I’m sorry you stayed up until 2am but honored at the same time. I’m sure you’ve read the rest of the books by now and hoped you enjoyed them and that they answered the questions about Grace and the chalkboards, and Tara and David 🙂 sending you a big hug!


  117. Mariah on May 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Oh but if u did make a movie it would be nice if we would film it in like Milwaukee or Chicago so I could actually do it. Also In yor next book you should start it off on how 13 gifts ended with David and Tara grace and about the chalkboards with Amanda and Leo. And please let the next book have all the characters from 13 gifts in it it just wouldn’t be the same.

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 8:49 pm

      I hope it all turned out how you wanted it!! xo

  118. Emily on May 14, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Wendy, in your last question you answered to Amanda, you said, “In the next book,” does that mean that there will be another book coming in the future? I love 11 Birthdays, Finally, and 13 Gifts, as they were the first few books of yours that I have read. If their is another book, I’ll tell my friends right away, (They’re fans, too, of course!) Anyway, please answer my question.
    From, Emily

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 8:48 pm

      Hi!! I’m sure you’ve found the rest of the books by now, I hope you really enjoyed them! I miss those characters. I think I’ll go back and re-read them myself! I hope the (way too many I’m sorry!!) years have been very kind to you, and I am sending you and your friends from back then a big hug!!
      All my very best,

  119. Mia on May 14, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Hi Wendy, I have two questions ( well actually two questions and one comment)

    First, when are you going to write the next book with Willow Falls as the setting?

    Second, I hope Finally will be made into a movie!!! Do you know if any of your books will be made into movies?? Thanks! (PS I love your books so much!!!!)

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 8:46 pm

      Hi from way too long ago!! There turned out to be 5 in the Willow Falls series, I hope you found them, they were a joy to write. It would definitely be fun to see FINALLY made into a movie, hopefully the whole series will one day find a place on the big (or small!) screen. Fingers still crossed!
      Sending a BIG hug to you!!

  120. Mia on May 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Hi Wendy!! I have four questions and one comment. F

    irst, will you write another Willow Falls book? And who’s perspective will it be told from?

    Second, I love your book Finally ( and 11 Birthdays and 13 Gifts)! Will there be a movie for any of those? If so where will the auditions be held at??


    – Mia

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Hi Mia! The next willow falls book (and last) will be told by David’s friend Connor’s perspective. Going for a boy this time. ;). No movie plans for the others, but i’ll let you know if that changes. 🙂

    • Ishaana on July 21, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Although, I guess it makes sense because of Grace…

  121. Grace on May 21, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Yes I’m the same Grace from 91 but I would just like to say if Finally was made into a movie I would be perfect for Rory! I have brown hair, glasses and I’m good at blending in with the background. Plus I’m just like her character so it wouldn’t be hard for me to act her. I’ll turn twelve in September so then I’ll be the perfect age. But if any of your books turn into a movie I would love to try out!!! Please please please tell me if a movie is going to be made. When I grow up I want to be a writer just like you!!Thanks ~Grace

    NOTE FROM WENDY: I’ll for sure announce if any other books will be made into movies! 🙂

  122. Jaymee on May 22, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Dear Wendy, i kinda mixed it up a bit i read finally and then i read 11 birthdays, i am SOO excited to go buy your book, im going to the store tonight, you are an amazing author, and i LOVE your books, i thought to myself, all i want to read is this ” series” its not really like a series but… i love it, theres no other book out there like yours, and i hope to get your book soon, thankyou for being an amazing authour. – Jaymee

  123. annie on May 27, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Hi Ms. Mass,
    I just finished 13 Gifts, and I do not understand what is wrong with Grace at the end of the book. Please explain it to me. Also, is there going to be another book in the series?

    NOTE FROM WENDY: HI Annie, unfortunately you’ll have to wait for book #4 to find out what’s wrong with Grace. 🙂 Hang in there. 🙂

    • Ayana on September 29, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      Oh poor Grace! I felt soooooooo bad for her! I hope she’s all right! I hope Angelina isn’t invloved!


  124. kaitlyn on May 29, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    i laughed soooooo hard in 11 birthdays, finally , and 13 gifts. my mom and grandma laughed to every time i laughed im sooo glad you wrote the book i loved it very much. i wonder if you are going to make a ’14’ book two must be in willow falls to lol!!!!! thank you soo much!!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: I’m so glad you laughed!! That was my hope! There will be one more in the series…more info as it comes closer. :o)

  125. Sarah on May 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Hi Wendy! I love the Willow Falls/Birthday series. In fact, I love all of your books! Come on over for a big internet hug! *hugs* I’m super excited to read more of your writing, and I love to write as well. I hope one day I’ll be a great writer like you! 🙂 Right now I am almost finished Every Soul a Star, and soon I will be started the Twice Upon a Time Series!

  126. pallas on June 8, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    when is the 4th book of willow falls coming out?

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Probably in fall 2013. I have to write it first. 😉

  127. Kirsten on June 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I just finished 13 Gifts, and it was really amazing. I love the series, with 11 Birthdays, Finally, and 13 Gifts. Willow Falls has grown on me. I read some of the NOTE FROM WENDY’s, and those answered a lot of my questions. Although, I still have one question;I read 11 Birthdays and I still don’t understand why they use chalkboards to talk in 13 Gifts? Will that be cleared up in the 4th book in the series?

    NOTE FROM WENDY: YES! All cleared up. 🙂

    • Kirsten on June 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      I’m sorry about leaving another one, but when I say they, I mean Amanda and Leo

    • Halle on June 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      thanks because i don’t understand it either.

  128. Bailey on June 15, 2012 at 1:43 am

    is there going to be a sequel to the candymakers because i really enjoyed the first book and i wanted to know if there would be a sequel?????? (she asked pleaingly with a wave of hope in her voice) 🙂

    • Wendy Mass on May 27, 2018 at 9:28 am

      Yes I did write a sequel. It is The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase. Happy Summer!

  129. Pallas on June 19, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Where do you get all your writing ideas for ur books?I’m a good writer,(I won the young author’s contest),but I want inspirations to become a better one from a good author like you.

    • Wendy Mass on June 4, 2018 at 10:02 am

      Thank you! As I do or learn different things story ideas will pop in my head. Taking time for quiet when I am writing helps the thoughts form into a story. Hope that helps Summer is great as it offers more time for fun and writing! ☀️

  130. Alanna on June 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I just reread 11 birthdays and the NOTE FROM WENDY comments, and I FINALLY understand why Amanda and Leo are using the chalkboards! Duh! How could I not have realized it before? So the 4th Willow Falls series book doesn’t come out until fall of 2013? You cant leave me waiting for that long! Also are the booksgoing to be made into movies? If so would love to be Rory because I am just like her. I have brown hair and glasses,and my favorite color is red. Please respond! Thanks!
    ~Alanna 😉

    • Ishaana on July 21, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      haha, yes i know. by the time I read 13 gifts, it had been a while since i read 11 birthdays. I reread it, and I was like….lightbulb!! I still don’t understand how they’re doing it to help someone/how Grace fits in….can’t wait to find out!

  131. yadira on June 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    i’ve been reading the willow falls books over and over, they are my favorite ones.
    i really want to know what happens next, specially with amanda and leo.
    you are a really great author wendy.
    you really inspire me whenever i finish reading one of your books.
    ps.do you know when the 4th book of the willow falls series is coming out?
    please reply 🙂

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 8:42 pm

      Hi! I’m so glad you enjoyed the books and sounds like you read them a lot! I’m soooo sorry for not seeing this sooner, and I wonder if you became a writer too. I’m sure you’ve found books 4 and 5 by now. Sending a long-distance hug!!

  132. Pallas on June 22, 2012 at 12:00 am

    if i want an autographed copy of ur books, do i call sparta books’ phone number?

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Yes, just call and they’ll place the order that way, or you can order from their website and in the “notes” section explain that you’d like it signed, and to who. Whom? ;o)

  133. angel on June 23, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Maybe in the 4th book could be about Amanda and Leo again, but this time in Leo’s point of view. In 13 gifts Amanda and leo said somrthing about working for Angelina, what does that mean?

    NOTE FROM WENDY: I like the Leo idea, and have considered that, too, but I think the POV will be from a different character, although it will be a boy. As for your question, all i can say is that Angelina *may* be behind the whole thing with the chalkboards…you’ll find out in book 4 though. ;o)

  134. Pallas on June 24, 2012 at 4:32 am

    can i be a character in 1 of ur books? it doesn’t have to be a main character. Anything’s fine since my name is so rare, it never shows up in books. And since i love to read, it’s kind of torture when i always see my friend’s names but never see mine. I would really appreciate it. THANKS

    – pallas

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 8:18 pm

      Oh wow, that’s a SUPER cool name!! I know you wrote this so long ago but I am writing down your name and putting it in my future book files! I hope you have been well, and all my best wishes to you!


  135. Bailey on June 25, 2012 at 2:00 am

    I LOVED the candymakers it was even better then the hunger games which is saying somthing please write a sequel!!!!

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 6:55 pm

      AW thank you from many moons ago!! I hope you found the candymakers sequel, and a prequel is in the works. Big hug to you!

  136. Bailey Moon on June 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    What is willow falls about because a lot of comments are about those books

    • Wendy Mass on August 25, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      Hi Bailey, Thank you for your patience. Here is a description of what each of my books are about. It will tell you all about Willow Falls. Have a great start to your new school year!

  137. Ishaana on June 26, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I have a habit of becoming friends with writers, so I know better than to interfere with writers’ ideas, but I’m also not the best at keeping things to myself. I just thought it would be incredibly fantastic, if, perhaps, (I’m talking about the willow falls books btw) instead of continuing with new situations, we could start over (wow I used we…) with Leo and Amanda (you could change it, and make it from Leo’s pov maybe?). I’m DYING to know what’s up with the chalkboards, and I feel like I’ll lose the feel of the characters if there are too many involved with angela. I’m sure you’re already writing, but just a thought…

    ALSO! In this sci fi/fantasy/dystopian craze your books are some of the only incredible realistic(ish) fiction I’ve been able to find.

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 8:45 pm

      Hi from long ago!! I hope you’re doing well, I love the idea of a “do-over” from Leo’s POV, but I’m sure you saw in the last one that he finally gets his turn and that the chalkboards were explained (at least I hope they were!!). I had to laugh at “realistic-ish” that’s a good definition! Sending all my best wishes to you!!

  138. megan on June 28, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    OMG!!! just finish reading the third on in one day. i got say I LOVE THE BOOK!!! I LOVE IT!!! when you wrote 11 birthday i thought it was just one book till my friend tell there were two more. I WAS LIKE I GOT TO READ. I JUST LOVE IT. I REALLY HOPE YOU MAKE A FOURTH BOOK.

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 6:53 pm

      Hi!! I’m sure by now you’ve found the rest of the series, but I loved your enthusiasm and wanted to reply even though it’s been sooooo long!! All my best to you!!!

  139. Sarah on June 30, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Hi! You are my favorite author.:) I LOVE the Willow Fall books. I first read 13 gifts (I did not realize there were 2 other books before it) but now I just finished 11 Birthdays like yesterday and started Finally. I love the books and I don’t think I will be able to wait until Fall 2013. I don’t understand why Leo and Amanda have chalkboards around there necks. I would really appriciate(Not sure if I spelled that correctly) you to respond. Also, when I grow up I want to be an author just like you!

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 6:54 pm

      Hi!! If you see this, I really hope you are writing your own stories like you wanted to. I’m so glad you enjoyed the series so much. Big hug to you across the years! xo

  140. Kendall on July 3, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I have no patience, I’m sad to say. I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE 4TH BOOK IN THE WILLOW FALLS SERIES!!!!! It’s driving me crazy knowing that it’s *going* to happen, but not for over a yeaarrrrrrr. 🙁

  141. Arietta on July 5, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Just wondering if book 4 will be the last?? I think I am getting a lot ahead of the books… but just wondering cause than I can prepare myself…

    Love your books 🙂


    • Wendy Mass on August 27, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      Graceful was the last of the Willow Falls series but I have a new Candymakers book out! I hope that helps.

  142. pallas on July 10, 2012 at 1:56 am

    will u have another creating a book title contest like pi in the sky cause i really want my name in a book since it is so rare

    • Wendy Mass on August 25, 2016 at 11:20 pm

      That is a great idea Pallas! You do have a special name.

  143. Hazel on July 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Hi Wendy! I love all of your books, expecially the Willow Falls ones. They’re my favorites. 🙂 I couldn’t put 13 Gifts down when I read it the first time. (I’m now reading it for the 3rd time. :)) I cannot wait until the 4th book comes out! I’m so excited to read that one and find out what happens! I do have a question though. In 13 Gifts, it’s mentioned that David is Bee Boy from 11 Birthdays. Wasn’t Bee Boy a 6th grader in 11 Birthdays? So is David older than the rest of them? Just wondering. I’ve been thinking about that for a while now. 🙂

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 8:17 pm

      Hi!! (hope this is in the better late than never category!!) That is so true re: David’s age, and I realized after that book came out so in the next book I had to scramble to come up with a reason why he was in a different grade lol. I’m so glad you liked the books though and hope everything has been great with you!


  144. Sami on July 16, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Hey Wendy,
    I am your number one fan i have read all of your Willow Falls books and i absolutely loved them with all my heart! Your amazing… in the 4th book you should make tara and david date plus have Rory’s relationship continue!
    In the 4th book either David should find Angelina or grace PLease reply when your next book is coming out make it soon THANK YOU!!!

  145. Ishaana on July 21, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Connor? Intresting. I was hoping for either David or Leo, but I still can’t wait!!
    Although, I guess it makes sense because of Grace…

  146. Alyssa :) on July 21, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Oh my gosh, the 14 book will be the last? WHYYYY???? I wanted there to be books until, like 16. I’m so attached to the characters, and my favorite is David (He’s like so cute).
    This is my favorite one plot-wise, but 11 birthdays is my favorite chracter-wise. Finally is the most relateable, since it deals with preteen issues and not magic overload (I mean that in the nicest way possible, promise!)
    You have inspired me to write stories for my friends and family. I’m writing a very long fantasy/adventure story. I used the names Leo, David, and Amanda. I wanted to use Tara, but I changed to a similar name instead, Cara.
    And now, thanks to me, all of my friends want to read your books!
    Love, Me

  147. Moriah on August 1, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I LOVE these books… I especially how you mentioned the characters from the previous books. 😀 Sometimes I wish I could live in Willow Falls. 😀 If I had 3 wishes, that would be one of them. When I grow up want to be an author. You have really inspired me. One of my ideas is about a 6th grade girl and a boy who are best friends. Like Amanda and Leo but not born on the same day. Lots of things happens to the girl Autumn and her brother and their parents. But during the book the Autumn one day as Autumn and Day are walking home from school but suddenly she falls to ground. For years, Autumn hasn’t waken up and during that time, it’s in Day’s perspective. Then she wakes in the end. I would call it “Blacked out”. What I have now isn’t great. Just so you know I really don’t care if you take that idea and change it a little… 😀
    Thanks 🙂

    • Wendy Mass on June 14, 2018 at 7:34 pm

      That is awesome you want to write books. Keep working at your ideas. Summer often gives extra time for you to polish your ideas. Share your work with family and friends. Happy Summer!

  148. Lulu on August 1, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    OMG wendy!!! Your A-MAZING!!!! How many more are you gonna make, I know that your going to make another one , but how many more are you going to make in this series? (It doesnt have to be EXACT) 🙂

  149. Angelina on August 3, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I was wondering, will there be more of the willow falls birthday series? I love a lot of your books, but these ones are my favourite! I love all the different POV’s! I was also wondering if you will ever write a book in Angelina’s point of view? She is my favourite character since she is so mysterious, and we share the same name.

  150. Alyson on August 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Wendy, I love reading all your books, and I cannot WAIT until the fourth book is released. Are you sure that that one will be the last one?

    Because as such a big fan of your books, I really think you could have a nice big Willow Falls series! I would read it day and night, and I absolutely love your work!!!

  151. Safa on August 4, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I LOVE your books, they are SOOOO gooood.
    the first one was really awesome and i liked how the third book
    had all the previous characters:).

  152. Safa on August 4, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Oh and when is the next book coming out? and what will it be about? and also will Leo, Amanda, Rory, Tara, David, and Angelina be part of it? I can’t wait to find out!!!

  153. Tara on August 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Hi Ms. Wendy!
    I just finished reading 13 Gifts and I’m kind of bummed out because after I finish it I realize there were prequels to it. I just can’t believe I didn’t know that. I decided I really wanted to read this book because the main character has the same name as me (I’m not joking my name really is Tara!). I could not put the book down. It was soo interesting and I absolutely loved it. I now have to work my backwards and read all the other prequels. I can’t wait untill the next one comes out. I’ll be sure to be the first one to buy it! Thank you so much for making reading enjoyable! You are now one of my favorite authors! I really just love you and your other books that I have read. Hopefully you’ll be able to respond back!

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 8:25 pm

      Hi (the real!) Tara!!! I know it’s been FOREVER but I didn’t want to miss the chance to write back and say that I’m so glad you discovered the book and that is very funny about not knowing about the other two before it ;O)! I think those first three could really be right read in any order though, so I’m sure by now you made your way through the series years ago but I wanted to give you a hug across the many years to thank you for your kind words. All my best wishes!

  154. MARIA on September 20, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Dear wendy,i have read 11 birthdays,finall,and 13 gifts can you make a fourteen please please pleas i love these books for some reason its only these i like the adventure and drama and fansty/realistic fiction just lets me relate to them

  155. Alexis on September 24, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Can you pease make another one? Is the Grace thing related to Angelina some how? What happend to Grace? If Amanda gave Leo the postcards so they could keep in touch wouldn’t it be an invalid gift,because they use their chalkboards to talk? Are they going to be stuck in the same day again? I have one thousand more questions!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE REPLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 8:15 pm

      Hi!!!!! Loooong time, I know! (understatement!) I’m sure you have found the answers to these in the later books but I wanted to at least say hi and thank you for writing 🙂

      All my best wishes!


  156. Alexis on September 24, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Can you pease make another one? Is the Grace thing related to Angelina some how? What happend to Grace? If Amanda gave Leo the postcards so they could keep in touch wouldn’t it be an invalid gift,because they use their chalkboards to talk? Are they going to be stuck in the same day again? PLEASE REPLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: that’s a lot of exclamation points! ;o)
    You’re right in that it will be revealed that they’ll learn that the postcards wouldn’t have worked. Angelina often changes the rules. She’s sneaky that way! As for whether or not they’ll be stuck in the same day…all I can say is…sort of? But not in the same way. Sorry to be so cryptic!

  157. Katie on September 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Hi Wendy!
    I’m Katie and I just wanted to say to things: I love all of your books and I think you should make some more books that are like 13 gifts, finally, and 11 birthdays. Once one person in my class read 11 birthdays, everyone read them! My almost my whole class has read one of your books!


  158. meg on September 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Hi!your my favorite author. are you going to write a fourteen book?well i hope you do!

  159. Lauren on September 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Hi Wendy!
    I loved the book 11 birthdays, I can totally relate with Amanda!( I think my brother is Leo) I hope there is more to the series, I can’t wait for the new one! I also read Jeremy fink and the meaning of life… So good I had to get a copy of my own( I was borrowing it from the library) please respond back!!!!!!!!!! Hope another book of yours comes out:) I can’t wait to read it! (along with finally 12, 13 gifts and every soul a star, which are stacked up on my dresser ready to go:)

  160. Ashley on September 26, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Hi Wendy! I love all your books and I hope more are coming out soon!
    I can’t wait for 14 to come out, because next year I will be 14, so excited!

  161. Lauren on September 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Hi, I am so excited to finally finish all of your books…. So awesome. I especially love 11 birthdays, Amanda- sooo me:) I hope 14 will come out… I think my sister is going to freak out, because after she read the first book, she could not stop, like me! Leo is sooo my brother, or is he more like Jeremy? Please respond back, you are my favorite author ever!!!!!!!! So happy I found your blog… I was hoping to get on amazon to get 13 gifts, so her collection of all your books would be complete, but ending up finding something better… Opps, sorry Ashley

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Lol at finding something better. I hope she liked it. 🙂

  162. Ayana on September 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,

    I have made some cooments but you never answered them 🙁 why is that? And I signed up for your mailing list but STILL didn’t get any emails! I’m checking now and really hope there is one. I want to stay in contact with you but don’t have facebook or twitter (I’m not old enough!). Is there any other way instead of commenting? PLEASE write back! Your books always inspire me to write.


    • Wendy Mass on August 18, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      Hi Ayana
      Hmmmm did you verify the email after you signed up as you should be receiving updates. I am also on Instagram. Always check with your parents first before going on social media. You are awesomesauce to write and tell me how much you enjoy my books! Thank you!

  163. angel on October 3, 2012 at 12:45 am

    I feel like there’s a thing between Leo and Amanda. Did you plan this out or didn’t intend to do it? I can kind of feel that Leo likes Amanda.

    NOTE FROM WENDY: I think there may be a “thing” developing between them. We’ll learn more in the next book. :o)

  164. Nelly on October 7, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    I love these books so much! Yeah, I’m almost fourteen, but don’t say I’n too old for them…THEY ARE AMAZING. 😀 I don’t know which book is my favorite, probably 13 Gifts, but like I said, THEY ARE ALL AMAZING. I want to be an author and Wendy Mass and Lois Lowry are basically my idols!! 😀
    I also love acting, and it would be SO AWESOME if these books were made into movies…wink, wink, nudge, nudge, cough, cough… 😀
    I would definitely audition for them. I’m already practicing my monologue I’ll audition with.
    Lastly…I NEED A SEQUEL. NOW. 😀

  165. Hannah on October 9, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Dear Wendy, My Mom and I just finished reading 13 gifts! We are left hanging with so many questions about what happens next. Are you planning on writing a next book about the age of 14? We really love 11 birthdays, 12 Finally, and 13 gifts and are really hoping that there will be another book coming out to join the fantastic series!

  166. Clarissa on October 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I LOVED this book and the whole series you are my favorite author your books are the best ever i’ve read this whole series, leap day, and heaven looks alot like the mall any other suggestions???

  167. Mo on October 18, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    I LOVE your books!!
    Some authors, like yourself, have inspired me to write a book! It’s about a 12 year old girl, Autumn and a boy, Day. Autumn faints dramatically and is in a coma for 8 years. I’m going to call it Blacked Out. 😀 Anyway LOVE LOVE LOVE your books!!

    P.S. Please please reply!!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Great title! I hope you write it!! 🙂

  168. Kaitlyn b. on November 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    When does ur next book come out??

    • Wendy Mass on June 21, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      The new Candymakers will be released Aug 2cd!

  169. Sophia on November 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I love all of your books and will always love them. I truly do believe that they have changed my life in many ways and have opened my eyes. I love the morals of each story and have helped me in more ways then one could possibly ever imagine. I had just finished every soul a star and would re-read it if I could because I loved it. I’m making a list of the great things books have taught me and have included my favorite thing like “life is short but it’s wide” and “the universe doesn’t care about our motives only our actions.” I have read each Book 3 times ( the birthday ones) and when I finished 13 gifts for the 3 time I had a look on my face like I had when I had finished the 7th Harry potter that’s how amazing I thought it was. On my list it has lessons from various authors from John green to Lucy maud Montgomery.

    I loved them I read 13 gifts the first time a few days before my 13 birthday and finished it around midnight. I guess you could say It helped my soul become one. I have a saying now sanare mundum totorum it’s Latin for heal the world whole. Thank you so much I will love and cherish them forever and will have a special place in my heart. Every single day I try to see instead of look because looking is seeing with your eyes closed. I you were to read this ( and not be a Peter van houghten which I’m guessing you arent) and relply I would have a major fangirl attack and it would have made my day. So thank you I have read 11 birthdays, finally, 13 gifts, Jeremy fink and the meaning of life, every soul a star, and a mango shaped space. Thanks for helping me, when ever I feel anxious or sad or mad at someone I read 13 gifts and I feel better. I love reading and these are beautiful. thanks- from seers united

  170. Ellie on November 30, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I’m reading 11 birthdays right now and its great! I can’t wait to read 12 finnaly! Then i was on Wendy mass’s website and saw that there was a third called 13 gifts! AHHH! i can’t wait and i’m going to buy it tommorow! (sorry for the spelling mistakes, I’m not the best speller!)

    • Wendy Mass on August 25, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      I hope you enjoyed 13 Gifts and discovered Graceful too! Also the new Candymakers is now out! Have a great new school year!

  171. Ayana on December 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Hi again. I wish you could reply back to me. 🙁 I am still reading your books ofcourse though! They are really good!

    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks Ayana! I am sorry if my first reply was lost. I hope you get this one and that you had a great summer!

  172. Sarah on January 21, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    OMG I love this book! I thought it was really good along with all the other books. I think tere will be s fourth book! I hope so!!
    Goo ONE DIRECTION ( random but i love one direction any one with me?

  173. Kiera on February 19, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I LOVE WENDY MASS!!!! I have read ALL of your books and have loved every single one of them! My (awesome) teacher let our class pick any subject to become experts on and YOU were my subject!!! I love all of your books and I am waiting for more if you have any suggestions on different websites that could help me with my project (on you) than please reply back or email me

    Your BIGGEST fan,

  174. zoha jamal on March 3, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    books way more than awsome

  175. Whitney on March 28, 2013 at 1:06 am

    OMG!! I just noticed something!! All these books are connected!!!! WOW! I noticed it while I was reading 13 gifts and Rory said her and Jake Harrison were just friends! Then it all came back to me!!! OMG!! And I didn’t read 11 Birthdays, but I did some research and turns out It’s about Amanda and Leo!!! Omg! How did I not notice! I feel so stupid! Now that I’ve noticed that all the number books are connected, It makes me love these books 10 times more!!!! I think I’m gonna read 11 birthdays now even though I’m thirteen! Now that I’ve found out they’re all connected!! This is Amazing!!!!! XD!!! I love these books! Quick question: are these books a series and if so what’s their series name? I just called it the number books, but thats kinda lameee (unless thats the name of the series if it is I take back that whole lame commet and I think that it is SPECTACULAR!!!) and also I lurv your book Ms.Mass or Ms.Wendy or Ms.WEndy Mass or whatever you prefer! I’m a huge fan! and every year i find out there is a book higher than the age I was last year so i read it! It’s kinda like a tradition now and it would be awesome to keep this traditon going (hint hint, wink wink, nudge nudge!) soooo yeah! Lurv the books!!- from Whitney your future president(/actress/singer/artist/author!)

  176. Hauna Rusk on April 9, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    When will the fourth one come out? I love all your books!!!

  177. Hannah on April 22, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Hey! i LOVE the whole series so far! i can read each one in a few hours so it doesnt take me long. Its all so awsome! I mean, magic trees, magic in general, its all so exciting! i cant wait till the next one comes out! P.S. i love the fact that Jake and Ricky like eachother, im writing a book where someone famous likes the main character. though i doubt ill get far with the book.

  178. Maria on April 27, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I read 11 birthdays, finally, and 13 gifts a few years ago. I was sad because 13 gifts left you with questions at the end. I hope you make a book with 14 on it. Also make a movie about the books, i would watch it. I loved the Jeremy Fink movie and the book.

  179. Caitlyn on May 6, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    hello Ms. Mass!
    I just read all of the comments!! I am a HUGE friend of ur work! I am a total bookworm (no lie!) and i cant wait to read all of your books. how old is grace?
    So, in one of the comments, somebody said you should make a book that goes to 16, which in my opinion is the BEST idea ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it makes a lot of sense because of a sweet 16. or some thing like that but i would be honored if you did that! i would also be honored if you replied! It would be really cool if you made an asian character so if you made a movie, could totally volunteer to be her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh, and i plan on being an author when i grow up! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE (infinity PLEASES) make one!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you for being the coolest author in the universe

  180. Grace on May 15, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Dear Wendy,
    I absolutely love your books! I get in trouble all the time at school, because I would rather read your books than a silly American history book! 🙂 No Lie! I have recently reread all of my books by you! I cannot wait for a “14” book. I love the Willow Falls series. After every book, I think, “Wow!” I never saw that coming! You do such an amazing job writing your books and they couldn’t be any better! The 11 Birthdays was so good about how they stopped the repeating day, and Rory was laugh out loud funny in Finally! She had so many things happen to her that I could never have thought of and then adding Tara in 13 Gifts! She was a new character, but also brought back all of the old ones! I know I have already told you this, but I really really love your books! I get so happy when you release a new one! I make my mom rush over to Barnes and Noble! I have people call me a book worm, but that is only true for when I’m reading a Wendy Mass book, and I wouldn’t want it any other way! I remember getting my first book by you when I was in 3rd grade I think. It was “Every Soul a Star” and I remember how mush I enjoyed it and still do! After that I read a lot of other books by you, an always recommend your books to my friends! Your books always make me feel right at home and I love that!!! Please continue writing, for the fact thy you are simply A-Mazing! You have such talent and add great suspense in your stories! Never Give Up!
    Your Biggest Fan…Grace!!!
    P.S. I don’t want to souls like a crazy fan or any of that, but it would be so cool if you wrote back, you truly are my favorite author and will probably always be!!! You Rock! 🙂

  181. Fay on May 30, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    What happned to grace?
    I can’t wait for another book!
    It would be amazing if you made a movie for the books!
    You are my favorite author ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  182. Katherine on June 21, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Hello Wendy Mass! I have met you in person a few times and I have a question… I literally just finished reading 13 gifts, and I am confused… Amanda and Leo went to the hospital… I’m guessing.. but what does that mean? I guess they found why they are there? But, to me I wish I knew what was wrong? Or what else happened… Do you think you could make a fourth book? Answering my questions? Perhaps about what happened with Tara and David and what happened to Grace? Well obviously up to you! If you want… make it a cliff hanger! But I think you’re awesome and I hope you make another book for that series… After all, you are my favorite author 🙂 😉

    • Wendy Mass on June 23, 2013 at 11:00 am

      Ah, all will be revealed in THE LAST PRESENT on October 1st. Hugs to you! — Wendy

  183. Annika on July 9, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Hello Wendy,
    I am very fond of your Willow Falls series. I am glad to hear there will be another book. I would like to say that I was very happy when 13 Gifts appeared on the WEMTA Middle Battle of the Books list. It was fun getting to read 13 Gifts once a month from June to March and then having a team place first in my school.
    Please keep writing awesome books,

  184. Corinne on September 9, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Wendy Mass,
    I love, love, LOVE your books!! You are by far my favorite author. I have read The Candy Makers (and loved it). And I’m beyond excited to hear that you are writing another book in the Willow Falls Series. I was left hanging at the end of 13 gifts two years ago, when it came out, and couldn’t wait for another. I am now rereading the series to prepare for the new book THE LAST PRESENT! which I have already preordered!!! I am so excited to read it, but I’m upset that it will be the last book in the series!!! I would be happy if it went to 102!! Just kidding, but I LOVE your books!!! I think that you should keep going after 14!! You should do a book from Leo’s POV!! That would be AWESOME! As I finished 11 birthdays today, I had a huge AHA moment at the end! I might have figured out the whole chalkboard and Grace thing…… maybe!

    Thanks for reading!!
    A HUGE fan,

    • Wendy Mass on September 11, 2013 at 11:15 am

      Hi Corinne!102 might be a little old! 🙂
      i’m sure you figured it out right! The book comes out in 2 weeks, can’t wait to hear what you think! I’m sad to see these characters go too, but according to my editor, “it aint over till it’s over.” or something like that. 😉

  185. Ryan on September 25, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    You’re books are awesome! Make atleast ten more! Their great! 🙂

  186. Arina on November 9, 2013 at 5:14 am

    Hi Wendy mass. I just finished 13 Gifts and it was an ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC book!!!!!! The book was like a puzzle. I would be collecting the pieces and when I put together the big pieces, I would see i left out some small ones. But then you would lead us back to the beginning to show us the small pieces we missed which puts together the big picture. Your writing in this book is amazing. Everything was interconnected and everything happened for a reason. You slightly foreshadowed events which I didn’t really notice the first time but once something happens, you are able to go back and refer to that foreshadowing event and it all clicks together. Sorry if I’m not making sense. I’m starting on The Last Present tomorrow. I’m looking forward to it! xD

  187. Aaron on December 16, 2013 at 10:33 pm


  188. Aaron on December 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Hey Wendy! Even though I’m a guy,I really like your books. I have read they series in a messed up order,and read it in the right order twice! I really like these books and I even think they should make a movie on the willow falls series. Me,my twin brother,and a couple of my friends really like this one and me and my brother both agree that there NEEDS TO BE movies on these. I would be VERY happy! I’m a huge fan!

    P.s. ( Please respond to me! )

    • Wendy Mass on December 18, 2013 at 9:35 am

      Cool that you have a twin! My sisters are twins. I would love movies of the series (or better yet actually, a TV series!), but it’s up to a producer to feel the same way. Fingers crossed that one will, someday! :O)
      That’s great that you read them out of order and then IN order. Must have made a big difference. :O)
      Happy holidays to you and your family/friends!

  189. Andrew on December 16, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Omg ! Omg ! Omg ! They should make a movie for these books ! I read all 3 of them on my kindle in about a week … Which is surprisingly fast for me ! Pls respond Wendy Mass !!!

  190. Aaron on December 16, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Where is willow falls at? Like,is there an actual twin called willow falls or is it just a randomly made up name?

    (Answer me Wendy!!)

    • Wendy Mass on December 18, 2013 at 9:32 am

      just made up. :o)

  191. Kaitlyn on March 4, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I love her books I’ve read most of them I look them up on the internet to make sure I’m not missing any of them I am trying to look for leap year. I have read 13 gifts 2 this is my 3 time reading it.

  192. Diya on April 18, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Hi Wendy Mass!
    My name is Diya and I am your #1 fan. I love every single one of your books. I REALLY love 13 gifts. My favorite part is when Tara steals the goat. You are the author who inspired me to write stories. One of my favorite books you wrote is 12 finally. We both have a lot in common. We both love reading, we love to write, and we both live in New Jersey. I have one more question. How did you make up Angelina? She is so magical and different. Thank you for reading!

  193. Amelia on April 23, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    This is the best book in ever!I just love Tara

  194. Yordi Slover on May 31, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Hi Wendy,
    I LOVE your books! I have read all three of this series and Thirteen Gifts is my favorite. Reading is hard for me and I never liked it because I’ve only recently learned English, but reading your books is so easy because they are full of meaning. When is 14 coming out? Also, are you going to be in NY anytime soon because I would love to meet you and talk about your books and the characters. Thanks for the great books!


  195. Diya on June 29, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Hi Wendy!
    It’s me again. I was wondering if you could ever come to my school for an author visit. My school is in New Jersey in West Windsor. I go to Community Middle school. I am addicted to your books. I wish you could continue the Willow Fall series!
    Diya 🙂

  196. Courtney on November 6, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Dear Wendy Mass,

    Friendship means that you have a friend that has your back, will do anything for you, knows when something is wrong, and helps you through everything. 13 Gifts is the book that made me realize what the real definition of Friendship means. When Amanda and Leo can’t talk so they have to talk on chalkboards that made me think. It made me think if they have to write everything they wanted to say to each other on a chalkboard won’t they get tired of doing that? That also made me realize that they wouldn’t get tired because friendship is what matters to them and they would do anything for their friendship.

    Tara, a character in the book moves to Willow Falls. I can relate to this because I moved to Indiana from Florida. I was really sad about not seeing my florida friends everyday but then I read this book. This book made me realize that I would do anything for my friendships in Florida. At this day I still talk to my friends in florida.

    This book inspired me because it taught a me a lesson. Whether it’s long distance or short distance the real definition of friendship still applies. Friendship comes and goes with some people, but the ones that you treat with the definition of friendship, they stay.


    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 8:34 pm

      Hello! Thank you so much for your beautiful and touching letter. I’m so glad that Amanda and Leo’s friendship inspired yours and I hope you’re still friends with your Florida friends, and if you’re not as close as you were, sometimes people are meant to cross our paths at certain times in our lives and their legacy lives on inside us. Thank you again for your insights, and I hope you are doing well.


  197. Paige on August 15, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    Hi, I recently finished your book 13 Gifts. I have loved your whole series it is amazing as are your other books. I have a question, Why can’t Amanda and Leo talk to each other?

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 6:48 pm

      So glad you’ve enjoyed Willow Falls, so sorry for the last response. By now you’ve probably finished the series and found the answer to your question 🙂 I hope you enjoy the way it ended.

      All my best wishes,

  198. An on July 10, 2020 at 12:19 am

    I love the book it was amazing,but I think I found a typo on page 247. It says Aunt Emiliy but I think its supposed to say Aunt Bethany. and sry if i posted thos twice by accident.😀

    • Wendy Mass on October 23, 2020 at 3:13 pm

      You are so right, I will let my editor know and hopefully we can fix it in the next printing. Thank you for your eagle eyes. All my best to you 🙂 Wendy

      • Ana Paula Bernal on October 26, 2020 at 5:41 pm

        Dear Wendy,

        I recently started reading your books and I’m a fan.
        I started Eleven Birthdays and couldn’t stop!
        It was interesting to follow the story of how Amanda and Leo were trapped in the same day and how they became friends again.
        I also liked that there was an enchantment that linked their families together.
        I quickly began reading Finally 12 and was disappointed that the story isn’t about Amanda and Leo that it is about Rory.
        I would really love it if you would write a 2nd story about Amanda and Leo after the enchantment was over, maybe when they are older.

        Looking forward to your reply!

        • Wendy Mass on October 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm

          Hi, so glad you enjoyed 11 Birthdays, that was so much fun to write. By now you may have learned that there are 5 books in the series, so you will definitely be seeing more of Amanda and Leo. Hope that helps 🙂 Wendy

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