MOVIE UPDATE and sneak peek at returning series

MOVIE UPDATE: Jeremy Fink is now available ONLINE on! Saves ya a trip to the store! (which is out of them!) This is the only place you can get the movie until its nationwide release in March.

And check out the newest movie trailer!

Ok, I just read the youtube comments, and seriously guys, it doesn’t matter that Lizzy’s hair isn’t red. Two seconds into the movie and you’re like, that’s totally Lizzy! She and Jeremy are the perfect fit.

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! I’m putting together a special section of my website that will link to the supercool Jeremy Fink movie site ( If anyone wants to give feedback on the book (not the film), I’d love to hear from teachers and librarians on how you use the book in your schools, and from moms, dads, and kids of course! If you put your thoughts in the comment section below, I’ll pull it from there. Thanks so much!!

A reminder that if you want a book signed for a Christmas or Chanukah gift (or just because you want one!), you can order it through my wonderful local bookstore and they will holler for me to come in and personalize it for ya. Their number is: (973) 729-6200.

Last but not least, even though they won’t be out for a few more months, I wanted to give you a sneak peek at the returning (and new) books in the TWICE UPON A TIME series. Your favorite fairy tales as you’ve never heard them before! Now with new covers! New books in the series! First up on Feb 1 is Rapunzel, then Sleeping Beauty on April 1, then Beauty and the Beast on June 1st! You can pre-order them now.










I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I’m so thankful for all of you!!! Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season! Wow, that snuck up fast!



  1. AbaGayle on December 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I’m going to ask for the movie! I think I’m going to start reading that series (-:

  2. Michaela on December 14, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    The cover is kind of similar to your Birthday series ones, but I love it anyway. 🙂

  3. Katie on December 18, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    The book was sooo fantastic! Soo sweet!

  4. Rinne on December 28, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Hi, Mrs. Mass! If you’re reading this, thank you so much for your time. I love the book Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, and after I saw your post that had pictures of the movie in stores, I went crazy trying to find it. All you have to do is ask my family, and they will tell you how annoying I’ve been (I saw that post a while ago…) Anyway, I know they’ll be thankful for me to have located a place where I can find it and glad there is a release date if I can’t find it at Walmart. I have been a fan of your books for ages, and I wanted to tell you that my school had Jerermy Fink on its Battle of Books list last year. If you’ve never heard of Battle of the Books, it’s sort of like a sport for people who like to read. You get a certain amount of time to read the given list of twenty books amongst your team and then you answer questions on the books. THh first competition is within your school to get a over all team from the school, and then that team advances to state. Last year there were over 180 teams from Wisconsin, meaning a lot of kids would have read the book from that state. Anyway, I admire you very much, and you cannot imagine the inspiration you have given me for the past few years. If you’ve made it through this long comment, I again thank you for your time and wish you well.

    Rinne S.

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Rinne, you are so sweet!! I’m sorry the movie was so hard to find, i feel your frustration. When it’s widely released in March it will be much easier. I wish I had the Battle of the Books when I was in school, it sounds like a lot of fun! xo

  5. Katja Volker on January 7, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Hi Ms. Mass!
    Thank you so much for writing all your wonderful books 🙂 Me and my sister are HUGE fans, and her birthday is coming up so I thought I would order from your local bookstore and you could sign it like you said in the post, but I couldn’t figure out how to get you to sign it. I know my sisters birthday would be aaqzing if you could sign a book or something, so please let me know if this is possible,t
    Your Huge Fan,

    • Wendy Mass on August 2, 2022 at 6:10 pm

      *My Very Late Reply to Recently Discovered Comments*
      Hi Katja!! I hope you and your sister are great!! Sparta Books in Sparta NJ, then they reach out to me to come in to sign it. Hopefully I was able to get her something back when you first wrote to me.
      all my best wishes you you both!!

  6. Katja on January 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Hi Ms. Mass!
    Thank you so much for writing all your wonderful books 🙂 Me and my sister are HUGE fans, and her birthday is coming up so I thought I would order from your local bookstore and you could sign it like you said in the post, but I couldn’t figure out how to get you to sign it. I know my sisters birthday would be extra special if she had a book (especially every soul a star) personalized by you!
    Thanks in advance,
    Your Huge Fan:)

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Hi Katja! You’d just call the bookstore (973-729-6200), order it over the phone, then they call me to stop in and sign them, then they ship them. :o)

  7. Elise on January 15, 2012 at 11:57 am

    This was so much fun! Thank you so much for coming to SMS! Julia and I were texting about it the whole night. And you saved me from going to 8th period! (Since Ms.Caputo asked us to meet you at the door) I have to buy the movie now, it was awesome!

  8. Gracie on February 14, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    I am your number i fan and i have read evry single one of your books. I can start on one and bury my nose in it for 5 hours! I am 10 years old and my librarian calls me her ” Little Mass fan” I am so in love with your books that i became a library helper just so I can get to library early and check out one of your books! I really cant wait to see that movie and i just hope one day i will meet you. I really want to be a writer when I grow up and you are my inspiration, I am writing a little something right now, here it is: As our small wooden raft trudged through the white cap waves to the end of the waterfall i knew this was the end. I held on so hard that my knuckles turned white and we finnally plunged toward death untill it dawned on me i was hallucinating.
    So, How was it, if you liked it our didnt please post back and tell me how it was i really cant wait!


  9. Abby on February 22, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    I love all your books. My favorite one is Every Soul a Star. I love all your books! tell me when you have a new one coming out I will be first to get it!

    • Marey on January 6, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      I so agree

  10. Abby on February 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Sorry, I meant you write the best books ever, my favorite character is Daisy from, The Candymakers AWESOME!!

  11. Daisy on February 23, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I’ve read all your books!When I found out you are signing books I nearly fainted!A Mango Shaped Space is my favorite book.Keep writing great books.

  12. Carly on February 23, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I love your books! My favorite one is a mango-shaped space. I loved how you really described what Mia was feeling. I was wondering if you took a long time to create these characters? I know it would probably take me a year to create a character like Mia! ~Hugs, Carly

    P.S. I love how you did that with Daisy’s letter in the Candy Makers!

    P.S.S My sister’s name is Mia!

    • Nina Brener on March 31, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Hi, I’m Nina. I also really liked a Mango Shaped Space. It was amazing. We read it for school in book club. I was the very first one to finish it!

  13. Daisy on February 23, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I’m sooooooooo excited about the signed books.I nearly fainted when I found about your book signings!Hope you continue writing great books!

  14. Tina on March 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    AHHH I love for books! I read your twice upon a time books in one week…THE WHOLE SERIES!!!! I love all the books! Please keep writing! Ohh and by the way you visited my school and i am obsessed with you my friends call me princess mass sometimes ! I know it’s embarrassing! Please write back it would make me faint!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Hey, I wouldn’t mind being a princess! Sounds like a good gig! I’m so glad you liked the fairy tale books. The next one is coming out very soon…June 1st (which usually means you can find it a few weeks earlier)…Beauty and the Beast! It’s longer than the others so may take a little longer. :o)

  15. Mollie on May 21, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I know this is random, but i have read the candy makers 10 times. This is definitely NOT an exaggeration. I absolutely love the book The Candy Makers. It is by far my favorite. I’m truly a big fan. I love how each character has their own hidden talents.

    NOTE FROM WENDY: wow, that’s a lot of times!! Glad you liked it!!

  16. Jamie on October 24, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I love Wendy Mass. She is my favorite author. Her books are so great!

  17. Marey on January 6, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Hey I love Wendy
    U should so read some of her other books if u haven’t read them yet

  18. Ivy on May 28, 2016 at 1:35 am

    I loved every soul a star I was wondering if you would write any more books like that. I also really like how you did the perspectives of each person.

    • Wendy Mass on May 29, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      Thank you Ivy. I am always somewhere in the writing process. I am very excited about the new Candymakers book out this August! I hope you enjoy it as well. Have fun this summer!

  19. Macy Hartley on April 22, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Dear Ms. Mass,
    I have recently read “The Candymakers” for my EBOB team (elementary battle of the books) and I really liked it! I am now (almost) finished with “Every Soul A Star”. I really like to read, I am literately the top reader in my whole school! I really love your books! I was wondering if you could recommend any of your books for me?

    • Wendy Mass on April 24, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      Congratulations on being top reader! It sounds like you have the makings of being a writer. A book I am quite attached to is Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life. Let me know what you think.

      • Macy Hartley on April 30, 2018 at 11:59 am

        I was looking for that one and 11 Birthdays, but they were not in my school library!!! I did see Rapunzel: The One with All the Hair, Beauty and the Beast: The Only One who Didn’t Run Away, and Twice Upon a Time, No. 2. Which one should I read first? I can’t wait for you to respond!!!

        • Wendy Mass on May 3, 2018 at 10:31 pm

          Hi! I’d start with Rapunzel, since i wrote that one first. i remember i only had a month to write it. I wrote 18 hours a day! Have fun! xx W.

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