Happy Pi Day!

I hope everyone had a piece of pie to celebrate Pi Day! (3-14)! I’m still hard at work on PI IN THE SKY, but it’s getting there! It should be out next spring.

In fact, I have to get back to writing even though it’s almost midnight! No rest for the writer on deadline! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hey, the Jeremy Fink movie is now available wherever DVDs and digital downloads are found.

And Sleeping Beauty, the next Twice upon a Time, book will be out in a few weeks (but some stores might have it now…)



  1. Rachel Luke on March 14, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Wow I love your books! I read 11birthdays and 13 gifts but not finally! It’s amazing how the books come out and get released so quickly. I thought it would be a year between books being released. =)

    • Wendy Mass on June 14, 2018 at 7:28 pm

      Time flies so fast that even I am amazed when itโ€™s time for a new book to be published. Thank you for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Liz on March 15, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Happy Pi Day ๐Ÿ™‚ I sadly did not have pie but in math class we watched a Pi song. It was… interesting. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Can’t wait to see Pi In The Sky out next year! ๐Ÿ˜€

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Hmmm…a pi song! That does sound…interesting! May need to hunt that down! :o)

    • Poophead on May 24, 2012 at 8:33 am

      Hello. I heard the pi song.The song is very interesting…

  3. Eponine on March 20, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    My family and I are such nerds…. we celebrate PI day and ate a piece of pie! lolz love your books Wendy Mass!

  4. Lydia V. on March 21, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Yes, Happy Pi Day!!! Cool story,actually, my best friend was the person who won that contest you had a little while ago to decide on the title for Pi in the Sky, so we’re both so excited to read this book! So cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Hey there! Already got your names in it. Now i’ve just gotta finish writing!!

    • Lydia V. on April 9, 2012 at 9:13 am

      That’s great! Haha, best of luck finishing! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Kikki on March 22, 2012 at 11:36 am

    we just had PI day at my school! We brought in pies and had a chicken funeral. We also finished your book, “Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life.”

  6. Adelbert on March 22, 2012 at 11:37 am

    We celebrated Pi Day at our school!! We made a huge paper chain of digits of pi and calculated pi. It was the bee’s knee’s!

  7. Zoe on March 22, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Hi Wendy,

    That is very funny that you post on pi day, because my school had a pi day celebration!! My class also just finished reading “Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life.” I have read every single one of your books, and I love them all.


    • Olivia on April 13, 2012 at 9:52 am

      I’M A SYNESTHEIC (or how ever you spell it) TOO! ISN’T IT AWESOME!?!

      • Lydia V. on April 23, 2012 at 8:03 am

        Yeah, haha, that’s really awesome! Did you find out you had synesthesia by reading “A Mango Shaped Space”??

      • Summer on April 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm

        I like 1d too!

  8. Sammy B. on March 24, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Hi Wendy,
    I am really excited to read Pi in the Sky when you are finished writing it! Based on the title it sounds like a fun book to read and write. I was so thrilled when I found out that Jeremy fink and the Meaning of Life become a movie! I bought the movie the day it was released on DVD. I loved the movie but the book was way better. I told all my friends to read your books and they all did! You are a phenomenal writer. Keep on writing!
    Sammy B.

    • Wendy Mass on June 4, 2018 at 9:45 am

      Thank you for sharing my books with all of your friends. The movie was a lot of fun but I have to agree with you, I always like the books better. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Olivia on March 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Hi everybody! Happy (late) pi day! Ok so I just started following this blog but I really just wanted to thank you, Wendy Mass, for all that your books have done for me. I would have never known that I was synesthetic untill I read “A Mango Shaped Space” and I never would have found my love for astronomy if it hadn’t been for “Every Soul a Star”. Almost all of your books have some sort of meaning in my life. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Thank you so much! That’s so cool about you being a synesthete (and one who loves astronomy now!) I’m glad the book could help, really!!! And hopefully it will help your friends and family to see what your colorful world is really like. :o)

  10. Jacki Maenius on March 26, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Dear Ms. Mass,
    I am a competitive poetry interpretation coach at Fredericksburg High School in Fredericksburg, Texas. One of my students is preparing to perform โ€œOld Navyโ€ from your book, Heaven Looks A Lot Like the Mall at contest.
    For Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) documentation, we must prove the piece is poetry. I would like a bit more information on this and am hoping clarification from the author would settle any questions that may arise at contest.
    The book cover states, โ€œa novelโ€ฆโ€ Inside on the book jacket, text states, โ€œwriting in sharp, witty verseโ€ฆโ€ Various places on the web refer to it as “free verse.” The UIL would like to see โ€œnovel-in-verseโ€ for documentation but this book does not have this particular phrase. Would you please confirm that this is indeed a โ€œnovel-in-verseโ€ for our documentation?
    If we cannot adequately prove the piece is poetry my student will not be allowed to perform it.
    Thank you so much for your help!
    (Please forgive using your blog, but I could not find any other way to contact you and contest is April 21. Thanks, again!)
    Jacki Maenius
    Fredericksburg HS
    Theatre and Interpretation

    NOTE FROM WENDY: YES, it’s a novel-in-verse. Have fun with it! :o)

  11. Victoria on April 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    HI Mrs. MAss you came to my school today you were amazing I just wanted to thank you from Victoria

  12. Victoria on April 3, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    By the way you came to PArk Middle school once again i appreciated it and thank you I was sitting in the front

  13. Lula on April 9, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I can’t wait to meet you next month! You are my favorite author.I’ve read a ton of your books. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Cathy on April 11, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    My children and I just enjoyed the audio version of Jeremy Fink and fell in love with your books! My daughter is reading Rapunzel in your Twice Upon a Time series and I just finished Every Soul a Star and my son picked it up. Is Pi in the Sky a sequel to this? If not are you planning a sequel, I’d love to find out how these kids adjusted.
    Thank you,

    NOTE FROM WENDY: I love hearing that families read together. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Pi in the Sky is about science, like Every Soul a Star was, but they aren’t related. PI is more science fiction. One day I might write a sequel to Every Soul that takes place at the Star Party the next year…not sure yet though. Thanks for writing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Olivia on April 13, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Hi, Wendy! I’m your biggest fan! ๐Ÿ˜€ And I’m a kid. Really. I mean it. Well, an older kid. Not 12345678, let’s just say I’m in the tween spot. You inspired me to write books, and right now I’m writing one about these conjoined sisters! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Like A Mango Shaped Space, I have senithsizia. (I know I spelled it wrong). What’s your latest book? Heaven Looks A Lot Like The Mall is waiting for me to read! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ my website is olliehahaha.blogspot.com please visit it and comment on stuff. Once again, I AM YOUR BIGGEST FAN! And I’m gluten-free. And I like chocolate!

  16. hazel on April 16, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    i just want to say…I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!!!!! you are amazing
    is there going to be a seguel with the candy makers?

    • Wendy Mass on August 2, 2022 at 5:51 pm

      *My Very Late Reply to Recently Discovered Unposted Comments*
      Hello and thank you! The sequel is the Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase. Wishing you all the very best!! Wendy

  17. annabeth on April 16, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    i love your books
    i think you should include the twins in your next book because amanda promised to be better friends with them,but then they are not in the other books.
    just a thought!
    your books are amazing!!!

    • Wendy Mass on August 2, 2022 at 5:52 pm

      *My Very Late Reply to Recently Discovered Unposted Comments*
      You are SO RIGHT!!!! Been thinking about what characters I could use if I wrote more in the series and they would be perfect! Thanks!! Wishing you all the very best!! :o) Wendy

  18. nicole :) on April 17, 2012 at 10:47 am

    hi wendy!! so, listen up-for a school assignment, we have to choose our favorite author (that’s you!!!) and do research about them. then, we write open ended questions for the author and type the response based on our research. however, if we actually get the author to provide the response, we get extra credit. if it is possible for you to respond, please do!!! if you can, i will send you the questions as well.

    thanks again,

    • Wendy Mass on June 14, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      Oh boy! I am guessing the assignment was due quite a while ago. Not sure if this helps but on my website you can find many of the answers to the questions you might have. Happy Summer!

  19. Olivia on April 20, 2012 at 9:59 am

    i just finished 13 Gifts and Heaven Looks A Lot Like The Mall. They were good!

    • Wendy Mass on June 8, 2018 at 9:58 am

      Thank you Olivia! Happy Summer โ˜€๏ธ

  20. BROOKLYN on April 24, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Ok, so is it weird that I read Sleeping Beauty The-One-Who-Took-The-Really-Long-Nap like last year? Whatever! But anyways…… I LOVE YOUR BOOKS and cant wait for the NEW ONE!
    I’ve read every single one of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Wendy Mass on June 14, 2018 at 7:35 pm

      Not weird at all and thank you for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Anastaya on April 27, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    O my goodness I am soo excited to read your next book the books that I have read by you are super amazing. When I first read your books my sister wanted me to read them to her so now she love your writing tooo. I can’t wait Thank you so much for writing it’s the best!!!!!

    • Wendy Mass on May 27, 2018 at 9:36 am

      Thank you and you sound like the best sister! xo

  22. Robin Chapa on April 28, 2012 at 12:54 am

    I JUST THIS MOMENT finished Jeremy Fink…. IT WAS AMAZING!!! I cried through the end…. I HATE things that MAKE me cry– it’s usually for too cheesy a reason and then I feel manipulated. But not this book– I was truly moved by the whole thing, and totally didn’t expect all the contents of the box.

    I teach middle school English. I have been reading pre-teen books like crazy in every attempt to get my 6th graders to love reading– the more I read, the more I can recommend to them. However, I find the more I read novels that are age appropriate for them, the more I remember what it’s like to BE them, at that age, and your book was no exception. It was magical. It was meaningful. It was beautiful.

    Thank you for that book. It’s going to be a very Mass summer for me…. I will collect as many of your books as I can for my classroom lending library and read them all. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

    On another note, I’m writing this to you much past Pi day…. I didn’t get any Pie, sadly, but I’m greatly looking forward to May 4th (May the “4th” be with you….). I’m a book-loving, Star Wars geek mom and teacher who loves to sew….what can I say?


    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 2:41 pm

      I’m so sorry it took so long to see this (understatement!) but I truly appreciate all your words about Jeremy Fink and am honored that you felt that way. I wrote that book right before I had kids of my own, so reading his dad’s letter would get me know in a different way. I should go back and read it if I want a good cry ;o). Thank you for all you do to inspire kids to read! I hope you’re well, and wish you the best and hope you see this!! Wendy

  23. Marlyn Gelb on May 2, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Hi Wendy-

    Just wanted to write and let you know that our mother daughter book club read Every Soul A Star and the girls had such wonderful insight into the book. The girls really enjoy your books and my daughter has read them all. I was wondering if you ever come to PA? We are in Bucks County and I know the girls would love to talk to you!

    • Wendy Mass on August 2, 2022 at 5:56 pm

      SO SORRY for not seeing this until now!! I hope we connected when you first wrote and I am sending love to all the moms and daughters in the club!! SO COOL that you did that and I bet it created a real bond. Wishing you all the best!! :o) Wendy

  24. Madeline on May 18, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I LOVE THE CANDYMAKERS!!! Me and my friend started a bookclub and we’re starting on the candymakers! I think the book is soooooo great, you should make a movies of your books ( like the candymakers!) You are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Adison N. on May 29, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Hi, I don’t know if you’re going to read this or not, but I just wanted to say you have had a huge impact on my life with your writing. After I read A Mango Shaped Space, I started thinking in colors, and sounds, and now my teacher says I am amazing at poetry. So thanks for that!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Thanks so much! That’s great that you write poetry–I think it’s the hardest thing to write, so i’m really impressed! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Adison N. on May 29, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Sorry about all those. I didn’t mean to submit so many oops. But here is what I meant to add: you are such a talented writer, that you inspired me to write books. They aren’t that great, but I still have tons of fun doing it. I love reading, and I especially like the books you write, realistic fiction but with the little taste of magic. I like to paint and draw, so as an artist it’s hard to find the right words to say, but I hope I did okay. Thanks again for showing me a new way of thinking and writing!

  27. Kailin on June 12, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Pi day is my birthday! My math class celebrated early because we were going to not be in the class on 3 14. We measured circles and calculated area and circumference btw love willow falls series!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Happy Pi Day Birthday! That’s so cool!! My birthday falls on Earth Day! :o)

  28. Rose on June 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I just found out that there is more yay!!!!

  29. Kirsten on June 18, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Hey, Wendy. I was doing some research and found out that there is already a book called Pi in the Sky, by. John D. Barrow.

    • Wendy Mass on May 27, 2018 at 9:32 am


  30. aubreigh on June 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    hey wendy i love your books your books suprise me in every single way the endings leave me astonished wishing for more after i read a mango shaped space i wish i was synthetic please reply

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 11:42 am

      So glad!! I usually know the endings beforehand and try to find creative ways to get there–sometimes it’s not easy! (ok, it’s never easy! but usually fun! ;O). so sorry for missing this when you wrote it. I wish I had synesthesia too!

  31. Pallas chou on June 27, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Whose book title did u choose after all for your wacky science?

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 2:46 pm

      This may have been Pi in the Sky…ack, too long ago to recall but I hope you read it way back when and enjoyed it. xox, Wendy

  32. Mooper on September 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I love Pi!!! We had a celebration in my math class ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Hannah on September 24, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Wendy I’m dying for Pi in the sky after reading chapter fun. So hilarious! It’s not fair because my brother got pie in his highschool class but I’m homeschooled so I got none. :(. I can’t find Leap day or Heaven looks a lot like a mall in my library! WAH!

    • Wendy Mass on August 25, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Oh no! Did you find them yet? Have a great new school year!

  34. Abby on December 2, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Hey wendy! I was wondering if you will be doing other movies for your books. I think it’ll be really awesome if you do! And if you do decide to turn your other books to movies, can you post the auditions? Be cause I would really want to go!

    • Wendy Mass on June 21, 2016 at 8:38 pm

      I would love it if every one of my books became movies and I promise any news I have I will post on my website.

  35. B on January 6, 2013 at 10:19 am

    I have the twice upon a time pack. I’m interested in reading it but first, I have to finish 13 gifts. I love your books

  36. mahendra patel on February 4, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I love the book candy makers it is just real amazin I also read other books of yours and they are just awesome as candymakers and I even made my friends at school read candymakers and they said it was really nice

  37. Zoe on March 16, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I just wanted to say that you are a great author.GREAT. I have started to read your books and I cannot read any other book besides yours. I LOVE the twice upon a time series. You are my favorite author by far. I want to read ‘Pi in the sky.’ In my math class we celebrated pi day and ate apple pie. yum. We also recited as many numbers of pi as we could remember. I recited 33 numbers. Some other guy in my class recited 205 numbers!! Can you tell me about your next book? LOVE your books! <3 : )

  38. Maddie on March 19, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Oh my gosh! Sleeping Beauty is so amazing. I was so close to finishing it last night. I could not stop reading it. It is so romantic! I can picture exactly what I read in my head except for Rose and the prince faces!

  39. Kailin on March 22, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Awesome! Pi day was my birthday! Read all of the willow falls books! Hopefully there will be a fourteen…

    • Kailin on March 22, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      Whoops! I posted on this last year! Funny how the Internet works!

  40. Summer on April 18, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I just finished beauty and the beast now i have read all of your books i can’t wait until Pi In The Sky comes out.Have you ever met Frances O’Roark Dowell, i think you would be great friends with her. I should probably thank you , I went to the kaysinger spelling bee,so I had to spell windy I just thought of you.Guess what , I got second place!Darn it,RESPONSIBILITY.(P.S. that’s the word I got out on)I hope you continue to write more books,bye.

  41. Candymaker on May 27, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Omg your my favorite author and I look up to you in so many ways you are amazing every time you do a new book and I read it I go dang I wish this was a movie by the way you wrote my favorite book ever the candymakers oh look at my name guess what one of my life goals is to meet you in New Jersey. Oh and I don’t judge a book by its cover but the reason I got the candymakers is because of the cover so nice pick for the artist oh my other life goal is to be an artist so maybe that’s how I’ll meet you if I meet you at all

  42. bella on June 11, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I love the twice upon a time series. It’s a really different way to share a fairy tale. I loved reading Beauty and the beast because it was a totally different approach. You should totally write another one!!

    • Wendy Mass on June 13, 2013 at 11:04 am

      I’m planning to, some day! Maybe The Little Mermaid, but not sure. Open for suggestions. :O)

      • christiana on September 19, 2013 at 11:14 pm

        the little mermaid is a great idea this time maybe a little twist on the story and add some more i live your writing and my little cousins who cant read they live the story as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. christiana on September 19, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    i love the series they have helped me score a 961 score on the sri test and before i stated reading your books i had a 700 although i wish you would make some more book for the twice opon a time series some example cinderella ,aladdin ,snow white , and just for fun some more classical or moddern fairy tales i do enjoy them and think your a very talented writer .and maybe get a mixed twist of all fairy tales in a book after i start reading your books i cant stop

    ps sorry for the long comment about the stories

  44. gaby on February 20, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    dear wendy i luv al your books you are a great writer me and my best friend callie are both reading one of your books im reading a mango shaped space and she is reading finally or is it finally 12? LUV UR FAN gaby

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