Help with next book…

UPDATE: 2 more days of bidding to raise money for those in need from hurricane Sandy in NJ..Over 200 signed & personalized books from your favorite authors. This is my listing for the Candymakers.

Pi in the Sky is off to proofreading! That means no more last-minute changes on my part. That’s always the toughest moment when you hand it in for the very last time knowing that you’re not going to see it again until it’s all bound up. There are going to be fun illustrations to go along with each chapter, which I’m really excited about. Never had any real illustrations in my books before! So this will be very fun!

Now onto the last book in the Willow Falls series…As I’m writing it, I thought I would reach out to you guys to see if there’s anything you want to make sure that I get in there… I know I left some things open-ended in the other books in the series and I’m going to make every effort to make sure that I tie all those things up in this last one. But there might be things that I haven’t thought of or that you might know better than me and I would love to hear what those are! I know I haven’t been very good at keeping up with posting all the comments you’ve been leaving on my blog and I promise as soon as I am done with this deadline (in only a few short weeks. AHHHH)Β  I will get to that right away.

So, the sum up, anything from 11 Birthdays, Finally, or 13 Gifts that makes you go hmm, I wonder what happened there? Any small characters that you want to see again? Any gaps of time you want to see filled in? Nothing is too small to mention. Thank you so much in advance and I hope you are all enjoying the beginning of the holiday season. Much love!

PS. I found this cool free program called SELFCONTROL that you download and then you set it for the amount of time that you want it turn off your Internet (I usually do 30 mins at a time) and then no matter what you do it will not turn back on! You can shut down the program, you can re-boot your computer. You will be out of luck because it takes its job very seriously! Essentially it keeps you from wasting time browsing, or facebooking or emailing etc instead of working. Case in point, I got up this morning to work on the book, wrote about two sentences and suddenly I desperately needed to know how old Sean Astin was when he starred in Goonies. SELFCONTROL made sure that I couldn’t find out for at least 30 minutes. Awesome.

PPS. He was 13.

Candy-wrapper contest at an elementary school after reading THE CANDYMAKERS. I hope she was one of the winners! (and i hope she didn’t eat all the candy inside the wrappers or that’s one big bellyache! ;o)


  1. Suzette on December 4, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    dear wendy mass,
    me and my sis cant wait for u to come out with ur next book in this series is it really the last one? i hope not and please do not go into relationship land because i tried reading leap year and i could not because of all the junk in it so please keep them in the way u have been making them. if it is ur last book in the series will u please make movies to go with them. i hope my reply will get a reply from u, i do not doubt that it will but my friend skylie says that she has posted comments many times and all they say is reply being moderated.

    please Ms. Mass take my advice in consideration,


    PS: please check out our website

    Love ur books and i trust that u will have another awesome book

    • Wendy Mass on August 18, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      I hope Skylie has heard from me by now. I will double-check. When I am busy writing books it is hard also answer letters. Now that both Voyagers and the new Candymakers came out I have a bit more time. Thank you for your patience!

    • Anonymous on September 30, 2020 at 4:06 pm

      Hi Wendy Mass,
      I have a bunny and I was really sad when Rory gave Kyle back. I know it’s a lot to ask but if you write another book I would love if Rory adopts Kyle again.

      • Wendy Mass on October 23, 2020 at 2:17 pm

        That’s so cool that you have a bunny! We’ve always wanted one but we were afraid it wouldn’t get along with our cats. Kyle has moved on to a better place LOL but you should definitely write a story about the killer bunny. xo, Wendy

        • Zairah Riyas on January 24, 2022 at 1:24 pm

          hey Wendy Mass! I am a huge 12 year old fan, and started reading your books when I was 8. My fav book is Every Soul a Star, but I love the Willow Falls Series as well. I just hope you see this. How are you?

          Bye For now,

          • Wendy Mass on August 2, 2022 at 1:44 pm

            Hi Zairah! Thanks for reading them! I’m hanging in there, I hope you’re doing well too and we’ll have to both try to see the next eclipse! xo Wendy

  2. Suzette on December 4, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    when is the 14 _____________ going to come out, have u finalized the title yet if so may u share it with me

    • Wendy Mass on June 21, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      Did you read Graceful?

  3. Alexandra on December 4, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Dear Wendy,

    What I hope to find out is if Tara and David are a couple and since the books are ending what will happen to Amanda and Leo with the blackboards and there promise about repeating what happened in 11 Birthdays in 20years.Also what will happen to Rory and Jake Harrison. And last what will happen( if it does go that far) about how Tara moved here and her starting school. please reply!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: It won’t go as far as school starting, but you’ll see Tara adjusting, and she plays a part in this story, too. I’ll definitely aim to wrap up the different “couples” to see where they are at that point. πŸ™‚

    • Ellie on December 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Dear Wendy,
      I really hope you write about Leo and Amanda again! 11 Birthday is my favorite book! I really like how you add things with them and other characters you have written about. Like Rory! In Finally, Rory meets Angelina, and Amanda says things Angelina told her. I live the Willow Falls things! πŸ™‚ U really should write more about that town! I love that crazy place! Also, in 2013, visit Shabonee school in Northbrook, IL!

      • Elle cymbaluk on February 26, 2013 at 5:05 pm

        Dear Wendy I’m 9 and I love 11birthdays 13 gifts and a mango shaped space I haven’t read the other books

        • Elle cymbaluk on February 26, 2013 at 5:16 pm

          Make another willow falls book adding on to 13 gifts ok please I live for ur books

        • Sita on October 9, 2020 at 3:32 pm

          After Harry Potter…
          Willow Falls is my favorite book(s) ever!! I then read Leap Day, and it’s also amazing!

          • Wendy Mass on October 23, 2020 at 2:12 pm

            I’m flattered to be in that company! Willow Falls was a lot of fun to write and new ideas for the series are still circling around my brain. All my best wishes! xo, Wendy

      • Aaron on December 12, 2013 at 12:09 am

        They need to make movies on the series!!!!!

        • Hannah on January 20, 2014 at 3:37 pm

          It wouldn’t count as a real movie, but for my Long Term Project this year, I am turning 11 Birthdays into a script. My problem is with Leo’s poem, the actual thing isn’t in the book, so I’m trying to figure out what to do.

          • Wendy Mass on January 20, 2014 at 9:53 pm

            I’m sure you’ll do a better job making one up than I could have. :o)
            Have fun!

        • Ainsley on April 10, 2018 at 6:28 pm


      • Fangirl on November 7, 2020 at 6:57 pm

        I totally agree the willow falls series is so good I read all the books at least twice please another one Wendy

        • Wendy Mass on August 4, 2022 at 7:27 am

          Maybe!! I’m mulling it over…xo

  4. Alexandra on December 4, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Also in the end of 11 Birthdays when Leo’s mom walks in and says that she always hoped Amanda would be the one Leo dates is there a love triangle there or are they just friends? And last what will happen to Angelina?

    NOTE FROM WENDY: all that shall be revealed–angelina’s story, too!

    • Larissa on December 28, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      hey r u planning a follow up line of books? when would that be, cause i just can’t get enough of willowsfalls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wendy please respond cause i am on the edge of my seat.

      NOTE FROM WENDY: That’s very possible…some day! Gotta finish writing this one first. :o)

  5. Catherine on December 4, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Hi Wendy! First off, your books are AMAZING. Second, what happen to Stephanie and Ruby? Did they become closer after Amanda became best friends with Leo again? I know they might be silly questions, but I have been wanting to know since my friend got me hooked on your books.

    NOTE FROM WENDY: I hadn’t thought about them much but you’re the second person to ask about Ruby, so now they’re in the story. Thanks!!

  6. Lucy on December 5, 2012 at 8:51 am

    hi! i was wondering if you could put Ruby (from 11 Birthdays) in the last Willow Falls book?
    thank you soooo much for writing those books!!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Ruby will now be in it more, thanks to you and one other who asked. Thanks!

  7. Abby on December 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I am a huge fan of the Willow Falls series and think it is so cool that you ask your readers things! Here are some things I want to know: how did Angelina get her powers, why does the air sometimes smell like apples, and are there any other people that might possibly (besides Angelina, Leo and Amanda) know that time had stopped.

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Great ideas!! Will make sure to address those!

  8. andrea on December 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I am so excited for the last willow falls book i am so glad you are still writing

  9. Rachael on December 6, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Yay, I’m the 1st one to reply! Anyway, one of my favorite characters from the Willow Falls series (other than Amanda) is Rory. I don’t know if you were going to put her in the book in the 1st place, but it would be really cool if you can include her a lot. (I understand if you can’t.) So excited to read Pi in the Sky!! Also, it sounds like that program was made just for me… πŸ™‚

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Rory is definitely in it a lot. I’m glad to hear you like her! :o)

  10. Rachael on December 6, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Also I have a question that is not related that I have been trying to ask a lot of authors, but they haven’t responded. I know that you actually spend the time to reply to some of these comments (which I think is awesome and SO nice), so I am trying you. I recently switched from a public school, where all my friends were, to a private school, where I knew NOBODY. This was my parents decision, and they didn’t tell me until after they applied. I was SOOOOO mad. Now that I go there, and we wear uniforms, I have noticed that books about girls who go to private school are very scarce. (And there are a lot of us in that category.) Also, since I now go to a private school and wear uniforms, I am finding it harder and harder to relate to stories where people go to public school and are allowed to wear what they want. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like it, but I hate the stereotype that says that all girls who go to private school are all rich snobs who always get what they want. Sure, there are one or two of them, but we are NOT all rich. Sorry, I’m kinda venting my feelings out here, but it would be sooooo cool and mean sooooo much to me if you wrote one book where private school is incorporated (maybe even just a little bit, and not the way everyone does it).
    Sorry for this long message, but thanks for reading it.

    • Wendy Mass on August 27, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      This is a very good idea and I appreciate you sharing it. I will definitely keep that in mind. Until then I highly recommend the Mother Daughter Book Club series as one of the main characters switches from public school to private just like you! The author is Heather Vogel Frederick. Have a great school year!

      • Brooklyn on April 23, 2018 at 6:34 pm

        I love her! I’ve read Absolutely Truly, and really want to read the sequel! I just got done reading Finally, and I really love Rory! (I also like Amanda and Leo) I can’t wait to read the 3rd one! Btw I really love love love your books!❀️

        • Wendy Mass on April 24, 2018 at 6:57 pm

          Thank you! I love my characters as well and that is often why I write the sequels. Not quite ready to say goodbye to them yet.

  11. Bailey on December 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I want to see Sawyer crash into a scene with his unfortunate timing. Ha that would be funny. EPIC PICTURE! I cannot wait for Pi in the Sky, do you know when it will be released?

    • Wendy Mass on December 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      Will do! Pi will be out in June ’13.

      • Osama Omorogieva on May 30, 2013 at 12:37 am

        OMG!! That’s Tara’s birthday! LOVE the series by the way. PLEASE DON’T END IT!!! I wish it could last forever :- (

  12. Giggly on December 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I really wanted to know why Amanda and Leo had to use chalkboards to communicate.

    • Sophia on December 7, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      It explains it in 11 birthdays, I was confused at first too

      • Giggly on February 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm

        Where in 11 Birthdays is it explained? I still AM confused! πŸ˜‰

        • Osama Omorogieva on May 30, 2013 at 12:39 am

          They can’t talk for a whole year to relive the same day. So they use chalkboards.

    • Ella on February 24, 2013 at 9:53 am

      I think its because if Amanda and Leo don’t talk something bad will happen, like in 11 birthdays when the same day never ended (until the end:)

      • Samantha on March 5, 2013 at 4:55 pm

        I think It’s because they want to be able to do what they accidently did in 11 birthdays, but because they’re friends they still want to be able to communicate.

  13. The 3rd Grade BookClub on December 7, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Wendy – A group of 3rd graders in Evanston (and their moms) have been getting togehter monthly to discuss good books together. Yesterday, we discussed 11 Birthdays. The 8 and 9 year old girls loved your book and decided to write you a few commnents. They worked in three teams. I’m just scribing what they said. They would be excited to hear from you. These notes are from Kate, Isa, Emma, Grace, Annie, Noah, Anna, and Sophie.

    Dear Wendy Mass, We enjoyed reading and reviewing your book. We used it as the topic for our book club. 11 Birthday is a really good book and we LOVE it. it was fun to discuss with the group. We had a lot of questions and they were answered. We felt you were reading our minds as we read your book. I hope to read the sequel soon.

    Dear Wendy Mass, We love, love, love your book! It’s interesting how the day goes on and on. We think it’s interesting how the apple farmers [had to take out this last line so not to give the story away. ;0)]. We thought it was interesting. Why did you choose the age 11? Did you have friends named Amanda and Leo? We want to know more.

    Dear Wendy Mass, You should be so proud of 11 birthdays. My favorite part is when Leo + Amanda’s birthday repeats. You’re a very good author and we hope you write more books like this.

    NOTE FROM WENDY: You guys are awesome!!!! Love your comments!I’m so glad you had fun with the book!! The kids names came from two friends of mine who just had babies–amanda and Leo! Now those “babies” are getting old! I chose “11” because i think it’s a really unique age where kids have more independence but are still kids. :o) Keep reading guys!! xo

  14. Sophia on December 7, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I would love more hidden Philosophical adventures for the book, that’s what I loved about them, the great deeper meaning taught be the brilliant Anglina, I love your books there with my favorite on my book shelve next to Harry potter and Alice in wonderland I love them to pieces.

  15. Jamison on December 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Hi Wendy. I would like you to but in a little bit of romance in the last Willow Falls book. Do you know what is called? If you do,let me know plz. Lets talk sandy. Are you still out of poweer. I hope not. Your my hero. Well bye favorite author.

    Friendship xoxoxoxoxoxo

  16. Molly on December 7, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    What happened to Grace?!!! I just finished 13 Gifts and had to leave poor grace in the hospital, Leo and Amanda on the brink of something important and Angelina still being annoyingly mysterious. It’d be great to find out what happens to all of them!
    Loved the book by the way πŸ™‚ I’m twenty, but I still feel like junior high was yesterday!

    • Anna on February 8, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      I’m wondering the same thing! What happened to her and Amanda and Leo?!

  17. Hope on December 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Hi Wendy! I can’t wait for the last Willow Falls book! I’d also like to know all the things in the comments above, and I was wondering if there was something connected with the 2 crows in 13 Gifts that chased Tara and if they connected with Angelina. Can’t wait for the next book!
    ~Hope πŸ™‚

    NOTE FROM WENDY: i’ll be sure to bring the hawks back again!! thx!! (their connection with angelina was explained at the end of 13 gifts πŸ™‚

  18. Britt on December 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I would love to see a cameo from the SpongeBob balloon πŸ™‚
    -What happened to the band in the first book?
    -The family from Finally
    -Amanda’s sister, Kylie
    Can’t wait for Pi in the Sky!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Great ideas, thanks! i’ll be sure to sneak spongebob in there. πŸ™‚

  19. Camille on December 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Please make Rory wreck her phone….again. πŸ™‚
    Also, It’d be really interesting if Angelina was related to Leo or Amanda. I’ve always thought of her as a great aunt to them.
    How about Amanda as a drummer…? And Leo with poetry. It’d be awesome if he wrote more! It’s so adorable.

    NOTE FROM WENDY: great idea about the phone! i have a good scene i could stick that in. thanks!

    • Skylie on December 28, 2012 at 7:59 pm


      • Suzette on December 28, 2012 at 8:03 pm


      • yoyoyo on January 21, 2013 at 10:15 am


      • Emeline on April 25, 2013 at 4:49 pm

        I don’t think she has control about a movie, but if so… πŸ™‚

      • Gwen Wheeler on August 8, 2014 at 10:38 am

        I would love to have a willow falls series movie! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      • Sita on May 28, 2020 at 4:28 pm

        YEEEEESSSSS (I just finished reading the first book…in three hours straight. P.S. Wendy you are AMAZING!!!!!

        • Wendy Mass on October 23, 2020 at 3:22 pm

          You are amazing too! πŸ™‚ xo, Wendy

  20. Britt on December 10, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Thanks, Wendy! I’ll feel so happy knowing I had a part in it πŸ™‚

  21. Nicole on December 11, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Oh! Oh! Oh! Can there please be an epilogue with everyone in 20 years or something? Also, I’d love to see more of Rory and Jake Harrison acting like a couple because they’re one of my favourite pairings in the whole series. Oh, and Tara and David, and Emily and the pizza delivery guy should go on a date! And then Saywer could run through without any clothes on and he would be banned from yet another place…. and now I’m rambling….

    Can’t wait!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: All the couples will be there..well, probably not emily and the pizza guy! ;o)

  22. Mamie on December 12, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Your books are great!!
    A few things I want to know are
    -why Leo and Amanda can’t talk to each other
    -how Angelina got her power
    -what happens with Tara when she moves in
    -also I think that Sawyer is hilarious!!
    I can’t wait for Pi in the Sky
    PS I also live in NJ and I have a (older) brother named Sawyer

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Cool on your own Sawyer! I’ve got to stick my sawyer in there more. thanks for the tips!

  23. Rubi on December 12, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I just want a lot of Amanda & LEO!!! πŸ™‚
    I love reading about their friendship & my favorite book was 11 birthdays πŸ™‚
    And if you could, I want to know more about Jake (the actor from Finally) and what’s become of him, I really liked him, he seemed nice and funny (for an actor lol). And if the film they made was successful? amanda and leo were in it! πŸ™‚
    And maybe Kira too, who had to kiss him πŸ™‚
    btw love your books!!!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: just wrote a good Amanda and Leo scene that i think you’ll really like! can’t tell ya more than that! ;o)

  24. Andrea on December 12, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    I already commented and have been reading the past comments.Before your next book comes out I am determined to read your whole Willow Falls series again (Also, I am going to buy them.The last time I read them I just borrrowed the books from a friend) I am so excited. XD

  25. Maggie on December 12, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Hi!!! I want to be an author when I grow up so you are really inspiring to me. In fact, we have to write an essay for school about someone who inspires us, and I am writing it about you. I LOVE all your books especially the Candymakers and Every Soul a Star!!! I can’t wait for the new book!!! You are amazing!!!

    – Maggie

    P.S. Do you remember when you came to the library in Laffyette CA for a book signing? I was there!!! You signed two of my books!!! I remember you said there was a difference between a writer and an author. That was what really inspired me to be an author. Like I said, you are amazing!!!

    • Wendy Mass on August 18, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      Yes, there is a difference. I am honored my words inspired your dream. Thank you for sharing this.

  26. Ella on December 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    more about Leo and Amanda would be nice! The’ve always been my favorite people in the series!

  27. Ella on December 12, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    also i agree with Mamie about Angelina! I’ve been wondering were her powers came from!

  28. celeste on December 12, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    11 birthdays is my most fav book. u inspired me on a new series. anyways your series is extra special 2 me bcuz 11 birthdays came out wen i was 11 and finally came out wen i was 12 and 13 gifts came out wen i was 13. but anyways i want rory and tara to know wat happened to leo and amanda that year. and angela’s story to be revealed also. i love your books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Lilly on December 14, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Is it too late to comment?
    I was wondering if David ever meet Angelina? It’s something I’ve been wondering about as soon as I finished 13 Gifts. Does Emily solve her math problem? Does Jake Harrison continue doing movie roles, and also does plays like in 13 Gifts? Also, Do Leo and Amanda become a couple? There’s that little comment from Leo’s mom at the end of 11 Birthdays… Where did Angelina get her powers? I love all the Willow Falls books!Can’t wait to read the next book!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: love all these! All those will be addressed (not emily and math probably, too many characters to touch too much on all of them but i’ll try). Funny that you should mention your first questions about David b/c that’s one of the secrets in the book that i’m excited about. Thanks!

  30. Amanda on December 15, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Hi, this is Amanda (same as Amanda is 11 Birthdays) and this is my first real comment on a website!!
    Anyway, I love all of your books. When I finish them I get this great feeling that inspires, changes me with the whole hidden meaning and that moment where every questionable moment clicks in my brain πŸ˜€ .
    Onto your new book!!
    I was hoping…
    -You could include possibly another adventure of Rory babysitting because I loved the way she worried so much (something I would so do).
    -Maybe you could incorporate the relationship between Tara and David, because I would love seeing them together.
    -I love the hidden meaning that happens in the book, so maybe you do alot with that?
    -I love the secret adventures all of the go on, like when they went to the museum place to get the apple wine, I think it was.(Sorry, it has been a while since I have read the books, I plan to reread them all).
    -Also, I love the embarrassing beginnings that involve Angela like when Rory sat on the “rock.”. I would love, Love, LOVE, to read another one of those!
    -Also, I love seeing how they end up helping kind-of-strangers like Tara did, for example, to let that ballerina into the dance studio by changing the clock.
    -Finally, I would enjoy reading this a bunch more than I already know I will if you incorporate in their a food conclusion of what happened in the book, and then an epilogue. Like the conclusion first would be maybe like a paper that Tara “wrote” to her teacher about what she learned, and then an epilogue. Maybe the conclusion could be a poem the Leo pit together, then they put it to music, and then you would have your epilogue.

    P.S. I hope that this isn’t to late to post this comment!! I know no matter what happens, I will always look forward to any new writing you have for all of your readers, like me!!
    ~Amanda (a person who plays the oboe)
    P.P.S.-Maybe you could have an o or player in your book?

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 8:30 pm

      Hello (the real) Amanda! I’m sorry your first website comment took me just a “wee” bit of time to respond to (eek!). I LOVED your ideas; so creative and insightful and I’m saving them in case I do wind up writing more in the series. I’ve learned to never say never. I’m sending you a big hug across the years and I hope all is well in your world.


  31. Kaitlyn on December 15, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Hi! Your my favorite Author. Your Willow Falls series are awesome! I’m so glad that your making another willow falls book. I love how in 13 gifts Angelina is always making a point. My favorite quote from Angelina is “If a wealthy businessman donates ten million dollars to build a new hospital, would it matter if he just did it to get his name on the building? Not to the people inside it.”

    (I’m doing a report on 13 Gifts, so I’ve been finding information on you and found out I live 45 min. away from were you were born!!! πŸ™‚ )

    • Wendy Mass on August 18, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Great quote, thank you!!Someone just wrote and asked me for a quote today and I will use this one!

  32. Carly on December 20, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    I am a big fan of The Candymakers.
    I am not done it yet, though.
    Do you reccomend any of your books to read after I am finished The Candymakers?
    I am in fifth grade!
    From, Carly πŸ™‚

    • Wendy Mass on August 10, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      Thank you! Yes I highly recommend the new Candymakers book! ????????

  33. Ehsa on December 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I’m probably going to be the first one to say this, but my favorite series is the Twice Upon a Time series. I really love them and was hoping you could write more (preferably about Cinderella or Snow White – my two favorite fairy tales). But i also love your other books. I was wondering, what exactly happened to Grace? Can’t wait to read more!

  34. Emma Withrow on December 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I love the books 11 birthdays, finally, 13 gifts, Jeremy fink and the meaning of life, and every soul a star.
    My favorite books are the Willow Falls series. I can’t wait for the next book! I think Leo and Amanda should talk in this one or there should be a snow blizzard!
    And there should be a sequel to Jeremy fink and the meaning of life!
    I love ALL of your books me and my librarian try to read all your books!

  35. Carly on December 23, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    I sent you a note before, but you nay not have read it.
    I am a big fan of your books! πŸ™‚ I just finished The Candymakers, and yesterday I started reading Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life. I am almost done! It is amazing, and I love your writing. Do you recommend any other of you books to me? I am in fifth grade.
    Please reply πŸ™‚
    From, Carly

  36. Maya on December 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I bet it’s too late to comment now, but i have to try anyway… I absolutely need need need David and Tara’s relationship to continue and if they kissed i would absolutely die. Also, will Leo and Amanda be romantically involved or is Leo too deep into the friend zone?
    Thanks for listening, hope I’m not too late, Maya.

    NOTE FROM WENDY: I promise you’ll get to see all the couples, can’t say more…but i think you’ll be happy. ;o)

    • Karen on February 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      I totally agree! But my favorite couple is Rory and Jake- I know it’s too late now to add anything, but do Rory and Jake get more involved?

      I love your books, and please try to make a new series out of Willow Falls when this series is done! Please, please, please!!!!!

  37. Hannah on December 25, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Hi, I know I JUST commented but I forgot to ask what happened to Emily? At the end of 13 gift she just got taken to the hospital? I would like to know that in 14 _____. Thanks!

  38. Megaan on December 26, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I love your books. What I love about them is I read them out of order and I still understood it. I would like to know:
    What happened to Roy? Did he go back to Australia?
    Will David ever meet Angelina?
    What was David going to say to Tara if her uncle didn’t show up?
    Did Tara’s pen pal ever get her letters?

    NOTE FROM WENDY: i’ll be sure to get all that in there! great ideas! thanks for letting me know it still works out of order. :o)

  39. Brailey on December 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I really want see more of Leo and Amanda! I love the way they talked on chalkboards in 13 gifts! Thanks for putting them in there!

  40. Sarah on December 27, 2012 at 12:58 am

    I don’t have any really big suggestions, but I hope that this last book will have elements of fantasy, like 11 Birthdays. That is my favorite book!

  41. Rachel on December 27, 2012 at 9:04 pm


    I was wondering if you could go into more depth about Grace. It just kind of ended and I was like “WHAT???? I NEED TO KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN!” ALso, I would like to see more of Rory’s extended family; Emily and her parents.

    Also, when do you think this new book will be out?

    THANKS!! πŸ™‚

    NOTE FROM WENDY: I promise you’ll find out what happens. And the book will be out next fall (2013). :o)

  42. Kristina on December 30, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I LOVE all of your books!!!
    Here are the questions I would love to have answered:
    What happens to David’s dad? Can the gang meet him?
    Does the swimming pool hole ever get filled?
    Why is Angelina’s life endless? Doesn’t she want to die/have to die sometime??
    What happens to the family that Rory helps?? (the boy in the pet store, Kira, Sasha)
    Why did Tara have to put on a play to save her immortal soul??
    Angelina must have choosen the certain people to help, right?? Or is just random (how she helped Rory out of the drainpipe)?!

    Also, maybe someone (Tara’s or Emily’s family) could have a baby!!! πŸ˜‰
    Or, maybe the chapters could be narrarated by each of the different characters like in Every Soul a Star! (which by the way how does Bree handle living in the middle of nowhere and how does Ally adapt to living in a city??)
    Good Luck writing!!!! I’m sure it will be your best book yet!!!
    Also, you should totally make a movie out of 11 Birthdays, Finally, 13 Gifts, and the new one. Jeremy Fink was pretty awesome!! Although, it wasn’t super similar to the book, it was still a really good movie! πŸ™‚

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 6:41 pm

      So sorry this was so long ago, but in case you see this, so glad you liked the Jeremy Fink movie! That was a lot of fun. By now I’m sure you’ve found Graceful (which answers some of your questions and wraps up a lot of the storylines). I wrote a sequel to the Candymakers where Ally and Bree have a cameo so you get to see some of their storyline concluded there :). I so appreciate your deep insights into the stories and I hope the years have been kind to you.

      All my very best wishes to you,

  43. Alison on December 31, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Hi Wendy! The Willow Falls series are to DIE for! And even though this comment is really late, is this next book going to have to do with Grace (she was rushed to the hospital on the FOURTEENTH) and Amanda and Leo? And who’s point of view will this next book be? Thirdly, if you make a Candymakers movie, I would lovvve to try out for Daisy! πŸ˜‰ Thanks!

  44. Arden on December 31, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Hi Wendy I’m super excited that you are making a final willow falls book! I just wanted to know a little more about Angelina, like how she got her powers, how old she is and about the rest of her family. I would also like to see if rory dates jake and stuff like that. I would really appreciate it if u respond.

  45. Arden on December 31, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Hi Wendy I’m super excited that you are making a final willow falls book! I just wanted to know a little more about Angelina, like how she got her powers, how old she is and about the rest of her family. I would also like to see if rory dates jake and stuff like that. I would really appreciate it if u respond.

  46. Morgan on December 31, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Wendy, you are the BEST AUTHOR EVER!!!!! I was wondering about why Amanda and Leo use the chalkboards to talk. I thought if they didn’t talk for a year then days would repeat. Yet, at the same time they are talking! I am confused. Love your books! Thank you!!!

  47. Arden on December 31, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Hey Wendy,
    I forgot to mention that you kind of left me hanging with what happened to grace when she went to the hospital in 13 gifts. Also, do Amanda and Leo get into a fight again after 20 yrs? Do they get married?
    And is Pi to the sky the willow falls final book?
    Thanks again

  48. samantha on January 1, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Hi I know its too late to comment but I just have a question I was wondering if it will talk mord about Davids family. Also I was wondering if u were putting anything in there about. How angelias powers work… just wondering is the book about their life after Tara moved to willow falls? I’m so excited for your new book!!!!!! Lastly will all the characters find out about each others stories?? Thx!!!!

  49. samantha on January 1, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    I was wondering if all the characters would find out each others stories

  50. Andrea on January 3, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Hi Wendy!
    I absolutely love all your Willow Falls B-day books, and I really think that how you tie all the books together is really cool. Here are some of my ideas.

    -More Ray (and his aussie accent), Mrs Grayson, and the nice young lady who was the distant niece of Angela (and good a job at the bookstore)
    -I think the father band idea is kinda funny, and I remember Amanda saying that she learned the drums from her father’s old books. Maybe all the girls’ fathers could have a scene with their high school band!
    -Maybe there could be some letters in the books going between Tara and her pen pal…
    -Please more Rory and her cell phone troubles… ;)There could be a scene at the end where everyone in the Willow Falls books watches Playing it Cool at the movies or something.
    -All the ‘couples’, as other people said, and I think David should get to smell the apples, since he technically met Angela.


  51. Eras on January 6, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Can you put a part where Taea falls asleep on David’s houlder and a part where Amanda and Leo kiss and Leo’s,mom walks in sort of like in the last 2 pages in 11 Birthdays?. please that would be great

  52. Ann on January 6, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I think that you should put the family from the end of Finally in the book too.

  53. Ann on January 6, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    The characters in the Willow Falls books don’t seem to have any pets. Can you add some in there?
    Ex: Angelina has a pet duck

  54. Nicole on January 12, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I’m really sorry if this is too late but what happened to Grace?? When she was rushed to the hospital??

  55. Halli on January 14, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Reading all these comments just makes me even more excited!!!! Can’t wait!!!!

  56. Bella on January 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    OMG I love your books they are my favorite ever!!!!!! but I love the willow falls series the best!! your books made me love reading!! you should write more in the series!!! I just have one question about the ending to 13 gifts. when leo and Amanda run off after they learn that grace (conners sister) is in the hospital and say to tara that it wasn’t about her it was about grace, what did that mean??? please answer

    note from wendy: You will find out about grace, i promise! :o)

  57. Shelby on January 15, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    OMG THIS IS SO AMAZING I LOVE YOU’RE AWESOME AND I KNOW ITS TO LATE BUT I WAS READING THROUGH ALL THE COMMENTS (caps lock off now…) And I’d just like to say that I HATE CLIFFHANGERS from good book series because it just ends and your like “What the?!?!” and you NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. And there NEEDS to be an Amanda/Leo kiss because they’re my favorite couple!!!!! Tara and David are super adorable too. I remember when you responded to one of my emails and my friend Sarah was sleeping over and we saw it and both SCREAMED so loud my mom got mad… πŸ˜€
    And also if they made a Willow Falls movie I WOULD SCREAM SO LOUD YOU WOULD HEAR ME. But yeah we’re pretty obsessed with this series and some of your other books like Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life and Every Soul a Star. Plus I really want to know what David’s connection to Angelia is (’cause I’m pretty sure he has one it’s so perfect) and there does need to be like an epilogue where it shows everyone like 20 years later and what all happens….
    THANK YOU SO MUCH IF YOU READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: I promise your questions will be answered in the book, i think you’ll be happy. ;o) (although the epilogue doesn’t go into the future…tempting though. i’ll think about it. :o)

    • Audrey on February 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      Agg! no! I Want leo and amanda to stay just friends… leo should get together with tara!

      • Lilli on July 29, 2013 at 11:48 am

        WHAT?!?! I agree Leo and Amanda should just stay friends. BUT TARA AND LEO????? THAT”S CRAZY!!!! I think Tara and David should be together!!!!!!!!!!

  58. Jojo on January 16, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    well…..I just want to know why Buck to gave the valentines to Angelina. it would be soooo sweet if he likes her! I love the willow falls series! Especially Amanda and Leo as a pairing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Wendy you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. Elena (5th grader) on January 16, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I love your books. I think you r the best author in the world! Im reading 13 Gifts for a book report at school.I think you should make a book about a new girl in willow Falls.(named Lena)just for a idea.

    from your best FAN,Elena

  60. Sydney on January 19, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Hi, big fan of your books!!! I was wondering if in the last book you were going to explain about Grace and the whole thing with what Amanda and Leo were going to fix. Also what is the name of the next book going to be; does it have to do with the number 14, like 14 Wishes or something like that? Sorry for asking so many questions… I’m very curious.

  61. Fumi on January 19, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I’m super sorry that this is really late but I saw this post and I just had to comment. I think the books are amazing and I have been waiting since I finished 13 Gifts for the next book in the series. My favorite book you wrote is Every Soul A Star and I have actually made my own Wish Book like Bree’s.
    I think the sequel would be perfect if it had these things in it
    – Tara’s pen pal sending her a letter for the first time in forever
    – More Ray!
    – The explanation about Grace and Amanda and Leo
    – How Angelina got her powers
    – More of Amanda’s sister
    – If Amanda and Leo are a couple or not or if they’ll be forever best friends
    – A epilogue of when they’re much older like married

    Thanks so much for reading this comment, I really appreciate it and please please reply! Also when is this book coming out?

    NOTE FROM WENDY: all sounds good!! should be out in early Fall. Cool on the wish book!!

  62. Cheyenne on January 21, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Hi Wendy!
    I know it’s too late to comment but I was wondering:
    – is Ruby is going to be in the last book
    – if the title has to do with the number 14, like 14 Wishes or something
    -is Angelina’ s story will be explained
    -are Amanda and Leo going to be just friends or are they going to be a couple
    -is there going to be a new character
    – and is David going to be able to see Angelina’ s shop and smell the apples
    Thank you and I would really really really appreciate it if you responded!

  63. Rilla on January 22, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Is it too late? Is it too late?

    I’d love to hear from Annabelle and Sari, and Sawyer with his comical timing.
    I’d also like David to find out what’s happened to the others.
    Oh, and I think it would be funny to see Rory’s rabbit appear sometime in the book. I don’t know if that’s possible but….
    And it would kinda be cool to know if Rory actually got to do any of the things she hurt herself trying to do in Finally!

    If it’s too late, I understand completely!!

  64. samantha on January 23, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Will they all find out each others stroies????? PLEASE RESPOND CANT WAIT UR DA BEST

  65. Jojo on January 27, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Hey Wendy! I have a few questions about the last book (no!!! :((( why does the best series have to end?!?!)

    1. Who’s point of view is it told from? Is it like going to be rotating, like each chapter a different person (Amanda, then Rory then Tara.. maybe?)
    2. How far into the future does the epilogue go?
    3. Will there be a big kiss for Amanda&Leo, Rory&Jake, Tara&David? (my fave is Amanda and Leo!!!)

    Thank you so much if u reply back, cuz i really want to know!

    • Wendy Mass on December 9, 2022 at 4:52 pm

      Sorry so late (understatement!!), by now you’ve likely discovered that yes, was rotating POVs which was a ton of fun to do. I hope it turned out like you were hoping!! Belated hug to you! – Wendy

  66. A-girl on February 11, 2013 at 8:55 pm


    Can you please give some info( in the new book) about when Annabelle goes into the bathroom with Vinnie at the end of Finally. My BFF and I are dying to know. Thanks!

  67. ainsley on February 15, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    i really want to know what happened to connor’s sister grace, and i love your books.

  68. Sophie on February 22, 2013 at 8:46 am

    oh man I know This is ridiculously late, and won’t be taken into consideration, but it’s just a thought I’ve always had that I don’t see mentioned here a lot. You know the family at the end of Finally… there is that girl Kira who 1. is their age 2. has connections with Angelina and 3. although kind of explained, is very open ended and not clear on connections, story etc.
    so why isn’t the book from either her point of view, or at least a lot about her. that way it can bring in a new character without really bringing in a whole new one with a whole new story, but still have an air of mystery, while closing up and still focusing around the story of all the other characters. just a though.. what do you guys think?
    also Wendy don’t take this as an insult or anything. 11 Birthdays is absolutely and positively my favourite book ever and you have 100% of my trust to make The Last Present awesome!

    ps. I love time travel with a burning passion and I think it overloaded my feels :O ( but I’m very……very……very……very… excited!!)

  69. Terri on February 22, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I am the librarian at a small school in Texas. I have a 4th grade student that loved Candymakers and wants you to write a Candymakers 2. He came up to me the other day and said, “I want there to be a Candymakers 2, but since there isn’t one I’m going to write it myself!” The next day he brought me his binder with his Candymakers 2 cover and on the first page it says…Dedicated to Wendy Mass for making this happen. I have a great picture of him holding both your book and his. He is a very dedicated fan. I would love to send you the picture, but I’m not sure where to send it.

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Glad we connected and i loved the picture! It sure would make my life easier if he really WOULD write it for me. πŸ˜‰

  70. Hanna on February 23, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I still don’t get what’s going on with Leo and Amanda.
    Are they just friends or do they like each other in a different way?

    • bree on October 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      I just read the book and Leo KISSES Amanda

  71. Karen on February 24, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    If they made a movie out of the Willow Falls series, I would DEFINITELY try out for Rory! Personally, she is my favorite character, and my favorite book is 12 Finally, because I am turning 12 too, and think I might look a little like Rory . (besides the green eyes, but that’s what colored contacts are for!!)

    Even if they don’t hold auditions for it, I would go watch it and buy the movie (if there is a disc) and watch it a MILLION TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you Wendy!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  72. Lucy on March 1, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Ahhh! I’m getting SO excited about this! I wish I would’ve seen this sooner so that I could have suggested something to be in the book! O.O Oh, well. All the suggestions were the same things I wanted to know. πŸ˜€ Once again, SOOOOO excited.

  73. Hannah on March 5, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    i LOVE the series!!!! i can’t wait 4 the next 1!! i’m also wondering what its called? πŸ™‚ plz reply, thx

  74. Abby on March 7, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    ~ Wendy ~
    If you made a movie series for these books, I would see them all in theaters about 20 times, then buy them and watch them ALL THE TIME!!!! πŸ˜€ And if you held auditions I would love to try out for Rory or Tara! I’m turning 13 this year so I would be to young for Amanda! XD But still! πŸ™‚

    I’m writing a story to! It’s called, Life In The Rocky Mountain Prairie. I’m writing some others to! You inspired me to write them actually! Thank You Wendy!
    Also my sister wrote a note to you, she told me to type it for you, so here it is!

    Dear Wendy,
    I love your books so much! 11 Birthdays is my favorite! I like Amanda! She seems nice and pretty. Now I am reading FINALLY. It’s really good. I started reading it last night. I’m already on chapter 5 because I can’t put it down without wondering what happens next! Thank You for making these amazing books!
    Love, Ruby

    P.S. If you ever do a movie, I’ll always be interested in playing Rory or Tara! Or any girl part! πŸ˜€

  75. Mariah on March 8, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Hi Wendy what I want to know is

    – are Tara and David together
    – are Polly and molly friends again
    – what happened to grace
    – need more on Angelina
    – are Angelina and David connected
    – who is this book about and what is it called
    Please answer πŸ˜€ ( PS you should make another one about them in the future and Angelina is messing with they’re kids

  76. Mariah on March 8, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Oh and you should make a movie I would so tryout for rori so if you plan on making a movie post ty out times and places

  77. wendymassfan on March 8, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    hey Wendy your awesome just finished 12 finnaly can you make another one like 14 love or 14 balloons or something i would love that

  78. wendymassfan on March 8, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Dear Wendy , i just finished 12 finally today it was AWESOME your AWESOME i was wondering if you could make a like 14 balloons or something like that em and my best friend REALLY LIKE THESE BOOKS LUV YA PS if you answer this your AWESOME

    • your fan! on January 20, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      Yeah, that’s a great idea! make another book in the willow falls series called 14 balloons or 14 candles or something!

  79. Jessica Lavere on March 10, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Hi Mrs.Mass,

    I love your books!!!! When I read your book A Mango Shaped Space, I got so attached to Mango, when he died I was so unhappy I was crying all night. Your books are so inspirational and so touching It makes you and your stories come alive! Just so you know I’ve read all I mean all of your books and again they are just so inspiring!!!! I’m just wondering if you could possibly come to my my state or area and visit me and all the other kids who love you as much as I do a visit!
    Thank You!!!!,

  80. Nikki on March 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    I can not thank you enough for the Willow Falls book series! Some times I feel like you wrote the series just for me ( which you did not ). Any ways I am sooooooooooooooooo excited for your next book! I hope it kind of tells what happens to every body especially Jake and Rory ( cool name i like it ) if I can make one request it would be to make it a movie!
    you changed my life,

    p.s I am not LYING love your books thanks!

  81. bella on March 18, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    That app sounds pretty cool and very useful, but wouldn’t it also make you waste time pushing the the on button over and over again, sort of eliminating the purpose of not wasting time on the computer? πŸ™‚

    Also, I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the Willow Falls books and have been obsessed with them for over a year now(implying lots of re-reading) and I wanted to know if you know when the next book will be out? Also, I LOVE the parts in Finally everytime when Jake finds out that Rory had an allergic reaction, and they just keep getting worse and worse. I just finish re-reading that for the billionth time.

    -Bella πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

  82. madison on March 20, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    will you make another book like 11 birthdays 12 finally and 13 gifts i agree with wendymassfan i love you

  83. Maddy on March 21, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    dear Wendy, I am actually positive that it’s too late for this, but I had a few questions:
    -will Polly be in the book at all?
    -will any one else find out the hawks drank the love potion?
    -was the hawk tara saw in the backyard one of the ones that drank the potion? If so which one?
    -how old is Angelina?
    -what ever happened to Bandit?
    -and will Bucky be in it?;)

    then the other questions everyone wants to know. i love this book because i instantly fell in love with all the characters! I didn’t even read the book in order, i read them backwards! and im really excited because today my mom’s driving me to a farther book store so i can get 11 birthdays and jeremy fink!!!! yay! one last question, im going to have to do something called a book talk soon, and i already did the spiderwick chronicles before i read this, so when i do my second i want one ofthis series, so do you have any suggestions for which i should do?:
    11 birthdays
    or 13 gifts? thanks, Madison

  84. Maddy on March 21, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    dear Wendy, one last thing! you should put David seeing his dad agin at the end of the book or something!!!!!!
    sorry, bye! -madison

  85. Maddy on March 21, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Sorry for all the comments but maybe ‘kyle R’ could come back for revenge;O
    Sorry again, Madison

  86. Addy on March 22, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Hi Wendy, i am a really big fan of your willow falls series. I found 11 birthdays at the library when i was 11 and decided to read it beacause it looked intresting. Then about a year latter when i was about to turn 12 I had run out of books to read and found finally in the back of my closet. Last year for my 13th birthday my mom gave me 13 gifts not knowing that it was part of a series i have read. I have loved all of these books and have really enjoyed growing with the characters. I was wondering if a 14 one was coming anytime soon?

  87. Amy on April 2, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    haha me too! well, idk about leo and tara but seriously not everyone in the book has to be romantically involved w someone else. they’re really good friends. like, really close and good trust and all that.
    but they’d also make a really sweet couple..ohhhh now I can’t decide! Good thing there are alternate universes and reality is relative πŸ˜›

    • Ali on January 25, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Yeah, but that’d be kinda weird. Like a 13 year old boy dating a 15 year old girl. I think Amanda and Leo will make a really cute couple cause they’re like, the same age and known eachother for a really long time.

  88. Bella on April 3, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Hi, Wendy!

    I know that this is kind of late, but I think that Kylie should have a connection with Angelina. I think it would be a great twist! She could be working with Angelina!

  89. ali on April 4, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Dear ,Wendy I love the candy makers so could you may be make another one please?! I also had a couple ideas ,fist this could be Logan’s grand daughter her name is Alice Sweets(she is a little shy but sort of has this very comforting glow and hate’s to she others cry ). She had wheat color hair like him and blue cotton candy eyes. She could be in the same contest he was in . But she had a tragic back story. This is how it goes . Logan had started the factory picnic and she ment a boy whose name is Jayden(is very talkative but has a little bit of rebel in him ) thay happen to both be 7 .He had brought some toys witch inculeded a toy car that he in to the caramal vat. His dad got really mad and he started crying so Alice’s dad tried to tell him it was fine also invited him back. She thougth he was sad cause he lost his car so she tried to get in(Jayden’s dad said he was never allowed back) when she felt the heat burn her skin she yelled so loud that the hole factory could hear . once thay got her out she had 3rd degree burn and her voice was permantely damaged it was amazing that she was even alive .But she forgot his name.5 years later she had entered the contest and got in but so did he. This time their is 3 new kids one is Jessica the happiness always lifts the mood the other is shy nerdy tommy whose twin brother also got in who name is peter (he is a little gothic but is really nice). so I hope you could make another candymakers.

  90. Delaney on April 11, 2013 at 1:51 am

    11Birthdays is my favorite book ever!
    I think you need to explain about Grace, wrap Angalina’ s story up, and tell what happened when Leo and Amanda did their experiment.
    In Apple grove, they should see a bunny and Rory should freak out!
    I completely trust you!

  91. abby on April 20, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    why wont amanda and leo talk to each other in 13 gifts

  92. chef22 on April 21, 2013 at 9:42 am

    This is probably too late but I really, really want to know why and how all the new family that Rory helped (dollar for the pet food, switching back the clock) are related to Angelina. This was kind of confusing but in a good way, I wish it could be explained. Thanks!!

  93. makenzie on April 23, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I so can not wait for the next book in the Willow Falls series. I am reading Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of life and it is so good! I totally wiish I could be in your stories you are just so amazing! Makenzie

  94. Emeline on April 25, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    PLEASE DON’T MAKE THIS THE LAST ONE!!! I am such a fan. I would like there to be at least 5. But if you can’t, I completely understand. Here are some things I like. -Ray and his CRAZY accents.
    -Rory and Jake Harrison(Everyone wants to know how that ends) πŸ˜‰
    -Tara and David should get a little closer… but not that close
    -We need to know about Davids dad
    -If this is the last one, could you tell their life in the future? Everybody that’s important, like Rory and the rest
    I’ve always wanted to be an author, and you are my fave! Please respond!

  95. Emeline on April 25, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I know I already wrote, but if you can make a movie… :D!!!! I would so try out for EVERY GIRL!!! Tara is a blonde, right? And I know Amanda is. I’m a brunette. BUT RORY!!! I love this series! (I just thought that you probably can’t try out…) Oh well!

  96. Karlye on April 26, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Hi! I really like the books. I always suggest them to my friends. It’s really hard to say which is my favorite book, or character. The funny thing is I read 11 Birthdays started on my 11th birthday.

  97. Karlye on April 26, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Hi! I really like the books. I always suggest them to my friends. It’s really hard to say which is my favorite book, or character. The funny thing is I read 11 Birthdays started on my 11th birthday.

  98. Maria on April 27, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    If it’s not to late, I want to see how it went when Tara moves to Willow falls and Barmitza boy and Amanda and Leo relationship.

  99. Heather on May 4, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I would like to know what is with Leo and Amanda and the chalk boards. Also about Rory and Jake. Does Angelina seriously run a toy store? Is she magic? How does she do everything that she does?
    It would be fun to see Sarah’s story (Polly’s daughter) but maybe she’s too young?

  100. Corrie on May 13, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Hey I’m a huge fan of your books I was wondering what happens to Davids sister does she get better? And do Amanda and Leo start dating cause they will be 14 by then and the same thing for all the other love birds in the book and why do they use the blackbords?? Also I think you should make Leos mom have a baby girl and he has to deal with a little sister!!!!

  101. Ava on July 2, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    I love your willow falls book’s they are very fun and creative! I hope that maybe one day you could make another book to go in that series! right now i am almost done with the last book in the series 13 gifts! YOUR WILLOW FALLS BOOKS ARE MY FAVORITE BOOKS EVER!

    I have just bought the book the candy makers. I hope the book is as good as 13 gifts. best of luck with all your books. please make another book for the willow falls series! PLEASE REPLY


  102. Natalie on July 7, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Omg a movie would be AMAZING!!!!! So would a follow up series! These are my most favorite books EVER!!:) When is the last book coming out?? I can’t wait!!

  103. Vania on July 19, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I know this is WAY late, but I couldn’t ever get over the fact that if an opportunity to suggest something in a Wendy Mass book and have it put in and NOT mention anything! Thankfully, everything I wanted to see has already been mentioned. So now when I read it I can look at the words and say, “Hey! This is one of the things I suggested! Not really suggested but wanted to see. . . Either or!” πŸ˜›
    Basically just Grace, pen pal letters being sent resolved, and yeah!
    Love your books! Sometimes I literally squeal while I read them because I get so excited. πŸ˜›
    I love when in 13 Gifts the kids were like: “It’s a girl thing.” “Leo’s not a girl.” xD

  104. Vania on July 19, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Just me making a suggestion to have closure that I was a part of this. . . Could Tara’s pen-pal respond to her letters or the fact that they were received be acknowledged or something? Yay! I know somebody asked this already, but I wanted to too. ^.^

  105. Varshita Chirumamilla on July 23, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Hi, Mrs.Mass!

    I’m guessing its WAY too late to comment, but I’d love to know when your book comes out and what its name is. Your books are amazing, and I cant wait for the next one! Some things I’d like to see in the next book is definitely more Jake, and I’d love to see how Bucky and Angelina are getting along. πŸ˜‰

    Dedicated reader, Varshita

  106. Kaitlyn on July 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Hey i have been looking for over a year for the book to come out. I was just wondering when its coming out.

  107. Corinne on September 10, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Wendy Mass,
    I am so so SO excited for the next book THE LAST PRESENT.

  108. Kelly on September 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    I’m reading The Last Present and please please please please please please write a booke after it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  109. ivy on September 24, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Hi Wendy! I love all your books, but the willow falls ones are the absolute best! They have a special place in my heart. I love how everything fits into each other, and they just make me cry, laugh, etc. The perfect blend of real life and magic! Why does it have to be the last one?! Please, please, please, please make another. I’m glad you’re making the last gift, but why must it be the last? I am really excited to read them though. Thank you for introducing your amazing books to the world.

  110. Michelle on September 25, 2013 at 12:56 am

    I want to see tara,david,amanda,leo,rory,grace,connor,and their families because they have to be there.Im wondering why amanda and leo are using blackboards for a year . or. All of the other secret of willow fallls. but make a character name Michelle andI would die. i love the willow falls. Series dont end it or I’d die

  111. Michelle on September 25, 2013 at 12:58 am

    In a few years or now there should be a movie of this series. I LOOOOOOVE this series. so consider the movie.

  112. Anya on October 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Dear wendy I really hope that u write a find fifth book I want to know more about what happens to Rory and jake and if Amanda and Leo officially start dating and that Madison needs to get kicked out the picture there’s so much more I need to know I can’t just be left hanging please right a fifth book please please please please !!!!!!!!!!!!

  113. syd on October 19, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I know it’s too late for this, because I saw the last present at my scholastic book fair(totally going to buy it) but I know you said it explained at the end of 11 birthdays but I still don’t get it! If Amanda and Leo talk to each other in finally, why don’t they in 13 gifts? I’m pretty sure I didn’t skip a book, right?

    • Wendy Mass on June 21, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      There is one more-Graceful. This book might answer some of these questions.

  114. Chloe on October 20, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    The willow falls series is my favorite series of all time! Please please please do not end the series.

  115. Mackenzie on November 1, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    I LOVE your books! They are so interesting and full of surprises! I just finished “The Last Present” and I’m dying to know how everything works out. How is Tara going to like Willow Falls, will Grace be okay with all of Angelina’s powers, why does Tara’s mom not like Angelina, will Amanda and Leo, and Tara and David stay together, does everything work out with Rory and Jake, and how old is Angelina? I’m so curious hahaha. Are you planning on making another book in the series (I really hope you do)?Lastly, are there going to be movies based on these books? I would love to see how everyone looks! And if so (like said above) can you tell everyone when and where the auditions will be? Thank you so much for interacting with your readers! That’s so nice of you! You are an amazing writer, and again your books are amazing! I can never put them down! I’m always tired in school because I stay up so late reading them! Woops! Anyway thank you! Have a great day! ~Mackenzie

  116. Nadiya on November 26, 2013 at 12:03 am

    You definitely need to wrap up the Amanda/Leo/Grace/chalkboard thing. It would be cool to find out about Rory/Jake, Tara/David (?) Also, Sara’s story would be interesting and what happens to Emily? Does Tara really move to Willow Falls and do Molly and Polly ‘truce’?

    I love your books so much!


  117. Emma b on December 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    The willow falls series is my favorite book series. When I first read 12 finally I couldn’t put the book down and the same with 13 gifts. Where did u come up with the name Rory?

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

      I’ve always liked the name Rory since the days of the Gilmore Girls TV show. Plus i liked how it could be either a boy’s name or a girl’s name and that gave me some fun stuff to write about. :o)

      • coconatcoco on February 14, 2014 at 8:33 pm

        Could U write more about Rory?

  118. Glo on January 2, 2014 at 7:12 pm


  119. ana on January 14, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    what about another series of some sort maybe pointed towards teens (there are not enough of them and you are just the person to write one) I love all your books i have read so far! I have a question for you though: do you have a favorite book you wrote,or maybe one that was most fun to write? thanks for amazing books -Ana

    • Wendy Mass on July 25, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      Hi Ana
      The sequel to the new Candymakers will be out next Tuesday. I hope you enjoy that also.

  120. emily on January 18, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Hello wendy mass,
    I’ve read the willow falls seris like 3 times each book and I absolutely LOVE your books. PLease continue writing more willow falls books with Amanda and Leo in them!!!!!!!!! PLEASE write your next book on Amanda and Leo again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are my favorite characters from the willow falls seris! And I hope soon they make a movie on everybook in that seris! I want to see how every character looks like!!! Especially Angelina D’Angelo… PLEASE PLEASE PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE WEndy mass, PLEASE make your next book, willow falls #5 on Leo and Amanda again! I BEG U, lol……. PLEASE

    • Wendy Mass on January 22, 2014 at 10:52 am

      LOL, that’s a lot of please! ;o)
      it would definitely be fun to see what Angelina looks like! Especially the duck shaped birth mark! ;o)
      Check back soon regarding books..

      • coconatcoco on February 14, 2014 at 8:30 pm

        Oh! I can’t wait so long! I really want the willow falls series to have like… 20 books! All on stuff like, the relationships between the couples. Maybe #11 could be about Rory almost breaking up with Jake ’cause he spends a lot of time with another girl in a movie with him but they some how get back together? Please! Please! Please! Please! Please! Please! Please! Please! Please go up to at least 10! Please! Please! You have sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many people asking for more books, so pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee make more! Pretty please! Pretty Pretty please! Pretty please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please!!!!!! I’m really hooked on the series you could say! Please Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please! Please please please please please! I’m begging you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:10 pm

          That’s a lot of Pleases!!! More than I think i’ve ever seen in a row!! I think they may have worked…

  121. emily on January 18, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I love ur books, PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE make a Willow falls #5, a book on Amanda and Leo again! they r my favorite characters!!!! please make the fifth book in the willow falls seris on AMANDA AND LEO PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  122. elaichi on January 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm


  123. zoey on January 18, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I was so upset to hear that the last present was the last book in the seris. why does it have to be the lasttttt?? wendy, PLEASE MAKE MORE book!!!!!!! make a willow falls #5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 every one loves that seris and we all want to know what happens next:

    -between Amanda and leo’s “relashionship”
    – rory and jake
    -tara and david

    I want to know sooooooooo much more and you won’t believe how disappointed I was to hear that last present was the final book in the seris:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

    Willow falls is a hit! every one lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvves them <3!!!!

    c'mon! every one wants to know more! every one wants to read on in the seris!

    please make your next book, a willow falls #5!!!!!!!! PLEASE!?! ANd pleeeeeeeeeeease pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase make it on Amanda and leo, I really want to know what happens betweek the two.

    After last present, your leaving us all in suspence, wondering what'll happen next, please, the seris isn't done yet. we need to know MOre!!!\\

    wendy mass, please take this letter into consideration! please continue on the willow falls seris, please don't make the last present the final book in willow falls seris, please make the next book on Amanda and leo, please make a movie on the seris.


    • Wendy Mass on January 20, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      But how do you REALLY feel? LOL, you’re very funny!! I will try to make it work out, i promise!

      • zoey on February 3, 2014 at 7:43 pm

        Lol!!! Mixed emotions! But please…. make more books on the birthdays series based on Amanda and Leo!! I wanna know more about their relationship SO bad, I hop hey become an official couple! Squee!

  124. your fan! on January 20, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    wendy, please continue making more books on the willow falls series! i can’t get enough of that series! i just finished reading the last present and it was FABTASTIC! I couldn’t put it down. Constantly, i was reading it! My favorite characters are amanda and leo and i kind of was left hanging in the last present, wondering if they were going to become an official couple. Please continue writing more willow falls books so you can reveal the answer in it!!! please reply back to me wendy mass. I am on the edge of my seat waiting for your reply!!! Can you please make your next book, a willow falls #5?? Please! And please reply back to me! I’ll be waiting for your reply!!!!!!! please reply! please! don’t leave me hangi’n! I’m waiting…!

    • Wendy Mass on January 20, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      I’ll do my best to give you more, I promise! Hang in there a little longer. :o)

      • your fan! on January 21, 2014 at 8:40 am

        YAY! thanks for your reply and i’ll be waiting!!!!!!!!! can’t wait!! thanks so much!

      • Lensay on January 21, 2014 at 8:02 pm

        Yay! So does that mean you’ll continue wriing more willow falls books?!?!?!?!?!?! please do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • coconatcoco on February 14, 2014 at 8:19 pm

          OMG! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! I can’t wait for a next book! I don’t know what I like about this series but, it just connects to me!~ Wendy makes the fiction crazy happenings sound real, but they’re not but everything around them (~ the details) sounds real, and like she went to a school and observed what was happening! I can’t wait! I can’t wait to see if there’s a new book!

  125. your fan! on January 20, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    please make movies on all of the books in the willow falls series!!!!!!!!!!

  126. someone on January 20, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    your books are a HIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We all LOVE them! Please don’t let us down, please continue writing more willow falls books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  127. willow falls fan on January 21, 2014 at 8:35 am

    MAKE MOVIES ON THE WILLOW FALLS SERIES PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I live for your books so also, please continue writing more books on the willow falls series!

    • Please!!!! on January 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      Yes Wendy, please!!!!! for both the things

  128. Anastasia on January 21, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Make movies on all the books in the willow falls series! It’ll be sooo awesome!! please!?!

  129. Lensay on January 22, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    amanda and leo would be really great, cute couples. I was left in suspence at the end of the last present because of what was going on between the two of them. But I want to know MORE on what’s happenning between them!!!! Wendy Mass, when will you tell us and how will you tell us MORE about the couples in the Willow falls series? AmANDA AND leo are my FAVORITE!!!!!!

  130. Cassy on January 22, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    MORE WILLOW FALLS BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE! MAKE A WILLOW FALLS #5 AND 6 AND 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and make movies on the series toooooo! taht’ll be sooooo cool. i’ve always wanted to see what angelina looked like… and what her duck shaped birthmakrk did to! please wendy please!

  131. sara on January 22, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    please make more birthday books! espesially on amanda and leo! it would mean more than anything to me if you made your next books (after pi in the sky) on amanda and leo as willow falls #5th. i want to know what happens between them more! please!!! please reply! i’m waiting for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  132. liz on January 23, 2014 at 7:53 am

    make more books on Amanda and leo in the birthday series!

  133. pareese on January 23, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    hi wendy mass,
    I am 8 years old. I love the birthdays series, can you please keep writing more? espcilly on Amanda and leo. please make a 5 book in the seris. it will mean so very much to me. you are my favorite author ever! and can you please reply to me? I love you! please reply! I would be so happy!

    • Wendy Mass on August 18, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      I wish I could but I did write a new Candymakers book. I hope you enjoy that too!

  134. erin on January 23, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    they should really make movies on all the books in the willow falls series!!!!

  135. ariana on January 24, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    More willow falls books on amanda and leo! loved the last present but left me in suspence on the two. please keep writing more birthday books on amanda and leo!

  136. Elaina on January 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Hello Mrs. Mass,
    I have 2 requests for you I really hope you take them into consideration.
    1. please make your 2 sequals apart of the Birthdays series and based on Amanda and Leo, I’m DYING to know more about their relashionship! And please reveal if they’ll become a couple! Please make them into a couple! They’ll be a really cute match!

    2. Another thing is, please consider making a movie on all the books that are in the Willow Falls seires1 Those books are more than amazing.

    Please consider this letter and reply back to me! I really want to hear back from you. I’m eagerly waiting! You’re my FAVORITE author ever!!!! xoxo

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 11:13 am

      Hi!! I think I just wrote you in the other blog but also sending to this one to thank you for writing and reading all these years!! xo

  137. Lesley on January 26, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Honestly, how do you think of such great books!!!!!! I tried writing one last year, but it stunk!!! Can’t wait for the sequals! Hope their on the Willow falls series and are on Amanda and leo. I hope they become a couple! I love those two! Please reply!

  138. Amy on January 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm


  139. Amanda on January 28, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Hi Wendy!
    I love the birthday books and bought every single one of them for my birthday. I was so happy when I read 11 birthdays because the main characters were Amanda and Leo and as you can see, my name is Amanda too!!! That makes both Amanda and Leo my all time favorite characters from your book! I want to ask you a request. You know how you’re planning to make sequels to two books? Can you please make the sequels on the birthday series based on Amanda and Leo? It would mean more than anything to me if you did! Amanda and her best friend Leo are my favorites and I have another request. If you make the sequels based on them, then please can you make them into a cute couple? I know in the last present, you know, Leo kind like, had feelings for her but Amanda didn’t know what to think. If you make a sequel book on them can you just pleassssssse make them into a couple? I think it’d be very cute and sweet because they’ve known each other since birth.They’d be a perfect match and perfect for each other. PLEASE?! Please consider this and reply! I’m on the edge of my seat, eagerly waiting to hear back from you. Your my favorite author!!
    xoxo, Amanda

    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      Hi “Real Amanda!” So glad you like the book based on your name! The character was based on my friend who had just had a baby and named her Amanda. Then another friend had a “Leo” and there ya go! I hope you enjoyed watching Amanda grow up in these books. Hang on for news in a few minutes! How’s that for timing? ;o)

  140. Emelia on February 1, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Movies on willow falls! more books on Amanda and leo! please!!!

  141. Brooklynn on February 3, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Dear Wendy,
    I love all of your Willow Falls series!! I have read every single one of them!! I can’t wait to read The Last Present!!

  142. coconatcoco on February 14, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Hi Wendy,
    I don’t know if you will actually see this or if anyone will. I was confused about which books are in the willow fall series. I’ve only been reading your books for two weeks now after randomly picking one at the school library. I’ve heard rumors about you not writing any more willow falls books and your last one just came out (I think) and I just wanted to say that each one of you books gave me… inspiration and guidance, sort of. I am hoping that you will write a few more books in the series. By the way, each one of your willow falls books sort of leaves me hanging or wanting to know more about their life, if that makes any sense. Thanks for writing, truly inspiring books! (I’m going to make a “Finally 12” list for my parents when I tun 12!)

  143. Pris on March 31, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Wendy,
    Can you please make more books in the Willow Falls series? Pllllleeeeeeeeaaaaassseeee?????
    I love all of them! πŸ™‚
    And please make more books about Amanda and Leo! 11 Birthdays was my favorite book!

  144. Julianna C. on April 22, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I am currently reading Wendy’s new book (The Last Present) right now… You have inspired me to write my own book. If I ever receive an award for my book once it is published (if it is published) I will be sure to acknowledge you! One question:
    Will there be a movie? If there is, I will be sitting in the front row in the movie theatre on opening day!

  145. Kennedi on May 13, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Hi I really love your series and please make a 5th book I have to know what happens to Grace and Leo and Amanda, Amanda is my favorite character. Please reply I really like the series it is amazing!!!

  146. Talya on July 22, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Please make another one I want to know more about what happened in the last present. Oh can you make these into movies? If you do I am willing to star in them!

    • Talya on July 22, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      I LOVE to act also if your looking for a Rory my friend Coco has green eyes and LOVES this series too

  147. Gwen Wheeler on August 8, 2014 at 10:36 am

    The book “the last present” has already came out! I love the willow falls series SO much! I have read all of them! πŸ™‚ In the last present, I think you should have put in more with David and Tara, but still, I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!

  148. Gwen Wheeler on August 8, 2014 at 10:40 am

    But it would be hard, having to get a giant key, and all those items Tara is supposed to find in 13 gifts

  149. Mallory on August 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I would really like to know about Emily and Tara’s Grandmother. They have an interesting back story that I never read about.

    • Wendy Mass on August 16, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      hmm, you’re right, but alas, i didn’t really think of that in time…sorry!!!

  150. Kaethe on November 22, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    I love yours books so much! I have read them all at least two times. I think you should make movies, but that would be a lot of work. Are you coming out with another willow falls book? I think it would be a great Idea and I would definitely read and buy it!

  151. Navs on November 30, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Hi! After the last present, I think you should make a totally diffrent book about Angelina D’souza’s own story, what happened and everything.

  152. april on December 15, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Hey Wendy! I am a huge fan. Sadly, I am not able to read your entire series as it is never there at the library and I am so forgetful i don’t request it! :$ Your stories are amazing. I know we’re talking about willow falls, but what ever happened to Ally??? Bree??? Especially Jack! Do Jack & Ally meet up again ever? Every soul a star is my second favorite book of all time (first is Candymakers, third is finally) you are so nice and great.
    It’s my dream to meet you!

  153. Bookworm on December 20, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I seriously wish there was one. I would DEFINITELY try out for Rory.

  154. Bookworm on December 20, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I LOVED the part about Amanda and Leo in The Last Present!

  155. Elisha on March 1, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Dear Wendy I love your books and I don’t want to see them go to an end. Please make more books and movies. You are the best author ever.

  156. Elisha on March 1, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    i would also like to be in one of your movies if you make one.

  157. Libby on April 7, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I loved the last present and couldn’t put it down! I can’t wait to read the next one. I am especially curious to see what happens between Rory and Jake Harrison. I was also wondering if you will be having any book signing in South Florida any time soon? You are the most amazing author ever!

    • Wendy Mass on August 10, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      I might make it to Florida one of these days! Have a great start to your new school year!

  158. morgan on April 22, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    dear, Wendy mass

    I really think you should make another book on the 11 birthday series because I love them so much I want more willow falls so you should make another one after graceful!!!

    Morgan Scott !!!

    • Wendy Mass on June 21, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Thank you and I will keep your words in mind.

  159. Cady on May 19, 2015 at 12:28 am

    I am doing a presentation on 11 birthdays, 12 finally, and 13 gifts tomorrow!! I absolutely love your books and I usually hate reading but when I read 13 gifts I fell in love with reading and then I read 11 & 12 all in one day. Yes I read it 13,11,12. Haha well just wanted to say you’re a terrific author and you inspire me. I tell all of my friends to read your books but they all think I’m crazy because they have never seen me read and all the sudden I read 3 books in under a week. I don’t know if 14 wishes is out by now but I’m so excited!!! Keep being you

    • Wendy Mass on May 19, 2015 at 7:36 pm

      Good luck on the presentation!! And wow on all that reading in one day! The next two books are out, but pretty sure you can’t read them in time for your presentation tomorrow. ;o)
      And yay on reading now!

  160. Rose on May 22, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    I have read all of the Willow Falls series, 11 Birthdays through Graceful, and I am craving more about Willow Falls! Will there be any more books? Or MOVIES????? I absolutely LOVE movies, especially when I’m in them (even though I’ve only been in a few iMovies by me and my friends). I am wondering if you make a movie will 6th grade girls from San Diego be allowed to be in it? Just wondering.

  161. Rebekah on June 11, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    I love all of your books but can you please make more Willow Falls books after Graceful?
    You are TOTALLY my favorite Author!


    • Wendy Mass on May 1, 2016 at 1:21 am

      The next new book of mine is The Candymakers and the Chocolate Chase. Happy reading!

  162. Lisa on July 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Hello, Wendy Mass
    I love your books about willow falls. I have one request can you make more books after Graceful. Please!!!!!!! I hope you make them. Bye!!!!!

  163. Victoria on October 9, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Hey! Just saying, but, I L.O.V.E the Willow falls books! And I never even knew about “Graceful” until today! I read the other four (and own three of them) a while ago, and I recently reread the first three. And I couldn’t remember the name of the fourth one (The Last Present, now I know) and so I googled it and that’s how I found out!
    I could totally relate to most of the things Rory couldn’t do until she turned 12, and some I still can’t do at age 13!
    I really hope they turn them into movies! I would SO be first in line if they came out in my little town. It’s not as small as Willow Falls, but still fairly small.
    So, I’m gonna stop rambling now!

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

      Thanks so much for loving Willow Falls! Fingers crossed here for a movie, too!

  164. Sarah on January 9, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Dear Wendy,
    I just finished the Willow Falls series yesterday and almost cried I cannot get enough of I will truly cherish the books and read them forever!
    From, Sarah

    • Fan on December 9, 2018 at 4:24 pm

      OMG SAME!!! I just finished Graceful and I almost cried that it’s over I love the books so much

  165. Katia on January 24, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    It would be so cool if in graceful the threat she had to face was like a relative or former protege of Angela who is super evil like she was the one who put up the force fields around grace on her birthdays. and like maybe there has always been a force field around the town while Angela was there bit once she left now she can come back and wreck havoc.

    PS: this really bad but i’m still in the middle of the last present so if this conflicts with the story line sorry πŸ™

    • Wendy Mass on March 26, 2016 at 8:40 am

      Thank you for these ideas! Did you read Graceful yet? I hope you enjoyed the storyline as well. Keep reading!

  166. Sophie on April 26, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Hi Wendy!
    I love love love your books in the willow falls series. I have read 11 birthdays , finally and currently in the middle of 13 gifts . I am excited to read the last present and graceful.
    I am a young writer myself , you could say I am in a slump , I have no idea what I should write about!
    How did you come up with the idea of 11 birthdays? Do you have any tips for me?
    I hope I can get a reply from you!

    Your fan , Sophie

    • Wendy Mass on April 30, 2016 at 11:30 am

      All writers get slumps so don’t be discouraged. Sometimes a short break will reenergize you. For ideas on what to write about think of what you are interested in or brings you joy. I love birthdays!

    • marlinn on January 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      i love your comment and i am in the same seiers and ecerythings thx marlinn

  167. Haley on May 3, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    What about Tara’s Letter from her pen pal? Can you wrap up that? I LOVE these books. They are my absolute FAVORITES!!

    • Wendy Mass on June 10, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you and that is a good idea!

  168. Thalia on July 14, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    i was wondering if you were going to publish another book after graceful? i haven’t read graceful yet and i hardly remember the detail in last present but ive read the other books of yours and it would be amazing if you’re plannng on publishing another willow falls book :))

    • Wendy Mass on July 19, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      As of right now there the Willow Falls series is complete. However I am very excited about the new Candymakers book which will be here Aug 2cd! I hope you like it too!

      • Fan on December 9, 2018 at 4:21 pm

        I don’t know if I want more books or not. It’s one of those books where it’s really really great but it already has an awesomesauce ending (see what I did there ????). But I do want to know more about Rory’s future. Who is the guy she meets? What did the kid mean by “Uncle Jake”? Why do Rory and Jake stay in touch? Does Rory break up with him when she knows there relationship doesn’t last? I also want to say that I LOVE your books and they would make a great movie or tv series. I own all five (maybe six eventually??) of the Willow Falls books.

        • Wendy Mass on October 27, 2020 at 5:05 pm

          Thanks so much for your letter! I loved hearing what things were still on your mind after finishing the series. I thought it was more realistic that they would be close friends, enough that her son would call him “Uncle” like an old family friend. I’m flirting with the idea of writing another book but nothing solid yet, and fingers crossed for a movie. Thank you so much for reading all of them, xo, Wendy

  169. Samiya on January 14, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Hi Wendy, I was very sad that the Willow Falls series ended. So I wanted to ask you if you know any more books like this series because I really liked it. A lot! This is one of my favorite book series ever! Also I read some of your books like Jeremy Fink and The Meaning of Life, A Mango Shaped Space, and Every Soul a Star. Every Soul a Star is one of my favorite books. When I started reading your books, I was so absorbed in them, I couldn’t put them down! (I spent so many hours reading every day, my mom made me stop for a day! :0) You are my favorite author ever!
    Thanks for the amazing books and please reply,

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks so much for writing to me lo these many moons as they say!! So funny about your mom making you stop for a day, I should try that with my own daughter so she’ll do homework lol. I hope you’ve been doing great!! xo Wendy

  170. Sophia on February 5, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Someone should totally make a movie for the books!

    • Ipsita on April 14, 2018 at 9:17 am

      I agree

  171. Aamna Amjed on May 7, 2017 at 3:11 am

    Wendy Mass, I know that writing books takes a lot of time and thinking, but you can always get through it. Please make more Willow Falls books. I want to know more about Tara and David. They make a great couple. I know in Graceful you wrote what happened in the future, but you could make a book saying what happened before the future when the friends were like 14 or 15. These books have attracted so many people, so please keep on going. This is my favorite series now! Please keep this thought in mind. We all love this series. Thank you so much for the hard work you put in to these books. If you ever actually start working on the Willow Falls series again, please include more David and Tara, and Rory! We LOVE you. Waiting for your reply! πŸ™‚

    • Wendy Mass on May 10, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      Aamna it makes me very happy to hear how much you and your friends love reading my books! At this time I do not have plans to write another in that series but I was surprised I wrote a sequel to Candymakers too. Authors try to never say never. πŸ™‚

      • Aamna Amjed on August 9, 2018 at 3:41 am

        Oh my gosh, I cannot believe you answered my comment. I was in that post-book ending phase. I still love the books, and thank you so much for replying back to me! I can’t wait to read your other series!!!

  172. Ipsita on April 14, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    Hi!! I don’t know if this will get to you in all the comments, but I’m still going to say it. I want to tell you that you did an awesome job on the candy makers series and the 11 birthdays series. I have read 11 birthdays about 5 times already. I was wondering if we could maybe do a collab together. I had a few ideas about adding to the candy makers series. Please write back if you’re interested. Thank you!


    • Wendy Mass on April 24, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you for reading my books multiple times. That means so much. These are great ideas that you should try with a friend. Always fun to have a writing buddy! πŸ™‚

  173. Olivia Nash on August 19, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Dear Wendy Mass,

    I don’t know if this comment is late or not and that β€˜last book’ was graceful, or your writing a new book. I LOVE the series and I really want you to continue writing books to the series. If you are writing a new book… a couple things that would be awesome to me, 1. Leo and Amanda have more little boyfriend girlfriend moments.
    2. Leo has some more mischievous moments ????
    3. Some focus on the boys. Like in the book The Last Present, in the epilogue says β€œLeo and the boys were keeping there distance trying to ovoid any shopping”

    Thank you so much for writing these books. I know I have enjoyed them. ❀️❀️

    • Wendy Mass on November 26, 2022 at 9:24 pm

      Hi! Thank you for your suggestions, I apologize for the delay! I’d say in Graceful the boys did get more focus, hopefully you agree…I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the books, that makes me very happy. (and I’d also say Amanda and Leo had a few more “moments” :). I hope you’ve been well! Hugs!

  174. Izzy on November 2, 2018 at 8:52 pm


    • Wendy Mass on November 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

      Hi!! I’m not sure if Graceful was out then (I think it was), so as of now that’s the last one out of 5. I’m glad you liked the series though, it was fun visiting the school. :o)

  175. Love These Books on December 9, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    The Willow Falls Books are AMAZING!!!! I just have a few questions after reading Graceful. What about Rory and Jake? What did the kid mean by Uncle Jake? I think Rory met her husband in Africa, but who is it and how did she still stay in touch with Jake?

    • Wendy Mass on October 24, 2020 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you for the great and fun questions! The idea was that Rory and Jake would stay such good friends that her kid would call him “Uncle” like a close family friend. I honestly felt like it wouldn’t be realistic for all of the couples to have stayed together and I’m with Jake and his career; this one seemed like the least likely to make it in a romantic way. I hope that clears things up and that you enjoyed the way the series wound down. All my best wishes. xo, Wendy

  176. Fabiha on March 23, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Hi Mrs.Mass! I LOVE your Willow Falls books,and when i finished Graceful i was SOOOOO sad. Please write a lot more books about the characters i know and love.I have read nothing but the willow falls series this week.My own b-day is April 17th, and if i can’t work for Angelina, reading more of your books would be the greatest gift.Please reply even though i’m super late, and please write more Willow Falls books.Thank you for bringing these amazing characters to life.

    • Wendy Mass on October 24, 2020 at 5:53 pm

      That was so sweet! I’m so glad you enjoyed them and I hope with Graceful they were at least happy tears at the end πŸ™‚ I do promise to think about writing more books in the series but right now I have some graphic novels to finish. My birthday is really close to yours! I always liked our birthday time of year because it’s the start of spring. I’ll be thinking of you next year when April rolls around πŸ™‚ All my best, Wendy

  177. kendra on May 27, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    dear wendy,
    can you please explain whats going on with grace b/c i have no idea.

    • Wendy Mass on October 24, 2020 at 5:42 pm

      I’m guessing you wrote that after reading The Last Present but before Graceful, so hopefully that last book cleared things up πŸ™‚ All my best, Wendy

  178. biscuit on September 26, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Hi! I am a very big fan and is there a book after graceful? If not, maybe you could have that book set in the future with all their kids! Also, please please please please make a movie!

    • Wendy Mass on November 24, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      Hi, alas, no book after Graceful so far, but it’s not out of the question…it would have to be with the characters’ kids like you said though. I’ll definitely write about it here if it happens. A movie would be fun–the rights are under option so let’s all cross our fingers and toes! :o)

  179. Sarah on March 16, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Dear Wendy,
    Can you please write another book after Graceful. I have read the 11 Birthdays Series 7 times and want more! I hope that you could write something about how all of Team Grace is grown up and are still friends. If it’s possible, can Ray come back to the United States? Can you maybe write how they are married (like how the girls saw their futures at the vortex). I hope that you are able to write more in this series. I also hope that maybe you could include their kids (but not as the main characters). I’m sorry if I’m asking for too much but I really hope this can happen! I hope you get a chance to read my comment!

    • Wendy Mass on November 25, 2022 at 5:39 pm

      Hi Sarah! You are so sweet and I love all your suggestions. Wow on reading the series 7 times! I’m honored :). I do think if there were more books it would likely be with their kids as the main characters, but I guess I’m waiting to see if the series becomes a TV show or movie before thinking of what would come next, so fingers crossed! It was fun imagining the girls’ futures and I’m sure Ray would come back for their important moments.

      Best wishes to you!

  180. Wendy on August 12, 2020 at 6:28 am

    Hi Wendy!
    I just wanted to let you know that you know that the Willow Falls series totally inspired me and they continue to do so. Also, I was born in 2010 so it let’s me see the life of a tween back then. I discovered your books in 3rd grade and me and my best friend loved them. It’s been a year since I’ve moved now, but your books are what keeps us connected!

    P.S. Do you remember when you came to Millstone River Elementary School which is located in Plainsboro, New Jersey? You came as our Author of the year and signed books. Anyway, when I was in the schools library, I saw a beat up “Finally” on one of the shelves and when I opened it, I almost screamed when I saw it was a signed copy. My best guess is that some kid got it signed, went to the library, and then forgot about it.

    See you around Wendy Mass!

    • Wendy Mass on November 25, 2022 at 5:34 pm

      So glad the Willow Falls books brought you and your friend together and kept your friendship fires burning. Yes, I remember visiting your school; it was such a fun day! The copy that you found may have been a library copy that I signed, every once in a while I find signed books at used book sales (usually other people’s but sometimes mine) and I’m not sure how to feel about it lol. Thank you for writing and I wish you all the very best!


  181. Sie! on March 15, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Hi Wendy Mass!! I have been finishing Graceful and realized…THAT was the last book! Like the girl said on the top can you add more books in the series of them growing up? I love these books A LOT and I have reread most of them 🀣. Can you PLEASE brew up more of your writing magic and do 14 something?? Maybe an idea is that Grace finds out bailey has a history in magic or that Rory’s parents know about the history and magic of willow falls or that the ….and DEFINITELY add the other characters! Rory has always been my favorite and I like that she likes to help others. Maybe the title could be 14 wishes? 14 again? 14 desires? 14 dreams? Please write back and write MORE BOOKS! Is Graceful your last book for good? Thank you!! Have a totes awesomesauce day!!! (( Ok, I just read all the comments crossing my fingers you up to writing more books. It doesn’t seem like your done but..PLEASE write another book. I read hunger games and fell in love with it and started archery after it but this book is I can’t believe I’m saying this but it might be better….LOL : ) me and my friend LOVE to make movies and want to make one of the books! Maybe we will sometime! If I could I would walk up to a movie company and INSIST on a movie on this book and I bet when they finished reading it they would move on a movie ASAP! Ok this is A LOT for one comment so PLEASE write back :D!!!!! AND PLS make another BOOK! PLS look into my ideas!

    • Wendy Mass on August 20, 2022 at 4:46 pm

      HEY!!! I just saw your other comment about what could happen after Graceful with “everyone” in town, and it’s SUCH a fun idea!! (can’t post it since not everyone has read the series but I love the idea!). These other ones are great too, and I’ve been thinking about Bailey! I really don’t know if any more Willow Falls books will happen, but I’ve learned to never say never, as the saying goes! a movie would certainly be fun though, or a TV series! Crossing fingers and toes!! Thanks for writing and your creative thoughts!! hugs! Wendy

  182. Joclyn on April 28, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Yes and I loved it soooooooooooo much im sad it is done I loved all of the books [I am lising to it as im writing this]

  183. amryn on September 13, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    Is it are right if you write more about amamda and leo ? like another book!!!!!!!!!! please write more your a great athour and
    i hate it when good other say they finsh a series but there s so much to write left

    • Wendy Mass on August 2, 2022 at 1:54 pm

      I’m mulling it over, truly!! Happy for any suggestions. πŸ™‚

  184. Zoey on June 23, 2022 at 9:02 am

    Hi! I also really would like you to make another book after Graceful! I finished it, like, 5 minutes ago, and I really want to read another one! I love, love, LOVE the Willow Falls series! I am so addicted! If you do make it, and make it about their kids, please include Amanda, Leo, David, Tara, Rory, and Grace a lot too! Thank you sooooo much!


    • Wendy Mass on August 2, 2022 at 1:21 pm

      SO glad you enjoyed them, totally thinking about that, with their kids, just need to come up with the right idea. Feel free to suggest! :o) xo, W.

  185. Abigail Meshesha on May 6, 2024 at 12:43 pm

    DO tara and david date? Pls very important question. Love you! Such a good author!

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