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Okay, I’m staring at a large number of “waiting for moderator” comments, so in the interest of life being short and not wanting to keep you waiting till graduation, i’m going to post a lot of them over the weekend, but will have to answer your questions here instead of individually. Most of the recent questions on the blog are about the next two books. So here’s what I know so far: PI IN THE SKY is coming out June 11. That’s sooner than it sounds. It will be warm then. Warm is good.

The next Willow Falls book is off to my editor, and it now has a title. It will be called THE LAST PRESENT. The title has a few meanings…there’s a time travel element to the story so the word “present” refers to time. Also, Angelina gives someone (can’t say who) one final present at the end. And finally, it’s the last book in the series. (at least in this incarnation of the series). It will be out next fall.

I was THRILLED with all your suggestions in my previous blog for things that you wanted to see in the book. You guys had some GREAT, INSIGHTFUL, CREATIVE ideas, and I was able to get most of them in there. So if you’re wondering if something will be in the book, read through the comments on the last few blogs and you’ll basically have a really good idea of what you’ll see. But to address the questions asked the most often: yes a kiss, but can’t tell you who! yes, you’ll find out more about Angelina, and why Amanda and Leo were using the chalkboards in 13 Gifts, and why Grace went to the hospital at the end of that book, and how the movie turned out from Finally, and how Tara adjusts to being part of a group of friends for the first time. I just saw the suggestion to add a pet–you’re right, it’s weird that no one in the series has pets. Well, unless you count Rory’s ill-fated pet bunny. I’ll try to work it in on the next draft, but the pet ship has probably sailed for this one. And anyway, pets don’t seem to work out so well in my books (see A Mango-Shaped Space. ;o)

A lot of you have asked about movies, so here’s the latest update. The Candymakers and A Mango-Shaped Space are both under option, which means people are hard at work trying to make something happen with them. Could be years though, if ever, but I will FOR SURE update you with any news. I would love to see the Willow Falls series turned into a TV series (one book per year…could work!). So if you know any TV producers…hint hint…

Ok, onto other subjects.

As you can see, my website has gotten a fresh coat of paint, so to speak. I’ll be fine-tuning it, but i hope you like it so far. I’m having fun with the new “quote of the week” on the home page. It will be updated each sunday. Feel free to suggest quotes that you like–on writing, on life, anything. I’ll also be updating the Q&A by the end of January so if you’re doing an author report there should be more stuff there to help you. (BTW, wikipedia has my birthday wrong. if they’d made me YOUNGER, then i wouldn’t complain, but no. ;o)

I love seeing pictures of school projects you guys have done on my books–i’m always honored and touched by all your hard work. I thought I’d add pictures of them to the FUN STUFF section on the site. SO I’ve come up with a special email address where you can send them: I won’t publish any names/locations with them, but you’ll know it’s yours. First ten submissions get…well, get posted first. :o)

I’m already checking email….






  1. cam on January 13, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I can not wait till the last book of the Willow Falls series comes out! I love that series! BTW I was wondering if there is going to be another Twice Upon a Time book. I just finished reading Beauty and the Beast. I think it is the best one!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: I’m glad you liked B&B! i’ll let you know if there will be any more. :o)

    • cam on January 14, 2013 at 8:48 pm


      • cam on February 16, 2013 at 8:25 pm

        i am wazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Ally on February 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Are you going to write a sequel to 13 gifts? I have read most of your books and did a report on Every Soul A Star. I need to now what happens after Tara says she wants to move to Willow Falls. There is so much I want to know so please write a sequel to 13 gifts.

    • Camara on February 14, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      WOW! Similar names and thoughts! I can’t wait either! Wendy I was wondering if there’s another series! I’ve been with you since the eleven birthdays book came out! I love you and your work, you’re amazing. My favorite author! And now that Willow Falls is over, Twice Upon A Time will be the series I follow you on! Love, Ciao!
      P.S. I write too. You should have a contest, I’d love to send you some of my work!

    • Karen on February 24, 2013 at 1:57 am


      If you change your mind somehow Wendy, please make about 1,000,000,000 more books to the Willow Falls series πŸ˜€ And when The Last Present comes out, I will definitely buy it so you can reincarnate the series inside of a new one.

      • Cindy on July 17, 2013 at 4:58 am

        I totally agree with you!!!!! I seriously LOVE the willow falls series!!!!!~ Plus, I’m a big fan of it!!!!!

    • Sam on March 26, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      My favorite book of yours is totally Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life. It totally touched me in the end and I laughed my pants off in almost every chapter. You just have to pay attention to the little jokes then understand them and then its funny. I think it’s so cool that when I turn 13 in a few months I’m going to start my own life string with rocks. It is the coolest book ever, not to mention it’s the first chapter book I ever read!!!!!!!!

      • Ashley on July 11, 2013 at 9:06 am

        My favorite book is 13 gifts (I already read it 7 time’s!!!!!!!) I also can’t wait for the last present to come out.

    • Lizzy on April 1, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      Ermagerd!!!!!!!!!! When I herd about this I was going to die really die. Thank you Wendy your amazing. I even made myself a bracelet saying ‘Apple Grove’ your amazing Wendy and your writing is incredible I cried at the end because I was sad that It ended. Please never end these Willow Falls books….At school I made everyone call me Tara Rory or Amanda. MAKE MORE BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKS!!!

    • Claudia on August 28, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      i love the willow falls books so please keep writing those. they need to make a movie about them!!! oh and a sequel to the candymakers with idk, a different contest and different contestants, maybe taking place in the most boring state, Kansas? your stories can spice up any place in any region (even bohemia and i’m bohemian and i still don’t know what it is) and maybe a story about sports? not, like, statistics or anything but kinda like a cross country runner moving to australia where she runs into ray from 13 gifts. I’ve read that book 9 times and fall asleep every night listening to it!

      • Wendy Mass on September 11, 2013 at 11:41 am

        LOL at bohemia. Not sure that’s actually a place. πŸ˜‰
        You’ve definitely read 13 Gifts a lot of times! Can’t wait to hear what you think of the sequel. :o)

    • Nicole on September 5, 2013 at 7:53 pm

      Dear Wendy,

      You are my favorite author. I love your books so much!! I just finished A Mango Shaped Space, you cant imagine how much i loved it!! I actually cried a little, and I almost never cry! I wish you could make a second book for it, I want to know what Mia is going to do now!!!! I absolutely loved Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of life, and the movie too. Anyway, Im now starting to read Pi In The Sky, seems really good!!!! Thanks for all your amazing and great books! Keep writing!!!!

      • Wendy Mass on September 11, 2013 at 11:24 am

        Hi Nicole! Good to hear from you–sorry about the tears! πŸ˜‰
        I don’t think there will be a sequel to mango, but if that changes i’ll let you know. Mia was the first character i created that made it out into the world, so i still think of her, too. πŸ™‚
        I’m glad you liked the two Jeremy’s!
        Enjoy PI! πŸ™‚

    • Mikayla K on January 22, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      Mrs.Mass in school we are doing a project on our favorite author and of course I picked you. I love your books and I just finished your book, The Last Present, I thought It was very good! Keep Writing!

      -Mikayla K

  2. Emily on January 14, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Hi im a cheerleader but i LOVE to read i have only read 3 of ur books(candymakers, beauty and the beast, and 11 birthdays) but i want to read all of them. I would love to get my books signed by u but i live in a really small town in the middle of no where( the nearest big city is at least 5 hours away) i just wish i could have all the books and have them signed ( sigh) you and rick rodian are my all time favorite authors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!( Ur my favorite though) Write back soon!

    The Cheerleader That Reads In The Middle Of Nowhere
    Ps I have read all the books I own at least 3 times each

  3. Halli on January 14, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I LOVE all of your books! I am currently reading my favorite of your books, Every Soul a Star, for the third time. It seems to get better every time I read it! I really hope that movies are made about your books, because they truly are “movie-worthy” in my opinion. I’ll be the first person at Barnes & Noble to buy The Last Present! πŸ˜€

    • cam on January 16, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      I will be there with you. I am counting the days till fall. Can’t wait!

      • Ally on February 2, 2013 at 2:32 pm

        What day does “The Last Present come out”??????????????????? I NEED to know!!!!!!!
        please anyone answer back!
        Thanks πŸ™‚

      • Tami on March 27, 2013 at 3:01 pm

        I can not wait either!

  4. Megan on January 14, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    *Sob* The series is ending. *Sob*
    Can you tell us more about Pi in the Sky? I WANT TO R EAD IT NOW! I need to go reread the first chapter- ten times…
    Suggestion for the Last present:
    Leo writes poems, will we see any more of them?

  5. janiya on January 14, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I love the willow falls series and so sad its ending πŸ™ but It was worth while i love u wendy keep making those great books πŸ˜€

    • Yarah on February 24, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      I thought Wendy mass was going to make another book after 13 gifts?

  6. Nicole on January 15, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Mrs. Wendy!!!!!!

    Your books inspire me so much and they have been my latest craze for the last few weeks after Christmas! I have read Every Soul a Star, and Eleven Birthdays so far, but I am so excited to read A Mango Shaped Space, Finally, and Pi In The Sky.

    I know (well I can imagine) how busy you are, but currently I am doing a author report on you and I would appreciate it soooo greatly if you were to respond!!

    I just have a few questions that I couldn’t find online….

    Here they are, please answer!

    1. Who/what were some important influences you had?
    2. What was happening in the world when you were born/growing up?
    3. Is there a message you try to convey in your work?

    I look forward to continue reading your books!!!!!!

    Thank you sooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A student from Santa Barbara Middle School

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 11:25 am

      So long ago, I’m sorry I missed your report but I wanted to just say that I’m so glad the books inspired you and to thank you for reading them back then. Sending a big hug if you ever see this! xx Wendy

  7. Gabriella on January 15, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I would like to know if you are going to continue the Williow Falls series or The Twice upon a time series

  8. Mikay on January 15, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    I’m 11 and have read most of your books. I just finished reading A Mango Shaped Space and loved it. Will there be a second book?

  9. Hope on January 15, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I can’t wait for the next willow falls book! I also have a quote, its one of my favorites… it is

    “Don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened”
    – Dr. Seuss

    • Jojo on January 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      I cant wait either!!! And by the way that is an awesome quote! One of my favorite quotes is “A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn’t like the tune” – Anon

    • Kendall on February 1, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      That’s a really good way to think about it :’)

    • Vikki on March 22, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      That’s one of my favorites too!

    • Tami on March 27, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      That quote is so cool. Ad plus it is so true!

    • Ashley on July 18, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Do you have to read the twice upon a time series in order?

  10. Sarah on January 15, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    So excited for the last Willow Fall book and Pi in the Sky! Wish it wasn’t the last book in Willow Falls. But I still have plenty of your books to read in the meantime! I still have to read Twice Apon a Story series (I know i spelled it wrong and i have to read all the books in that series!) I still have to read Every Soul A Star, The CandyMakers. I LOVE your books! A Mango Shaped Space actually made me CRY! I was wondering, what is Pi In The Sky about? Thanks!


  11. Serafina on January 15, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Mrs. Mass! I CANNOT wait for A Pi In the Sky! It is going to be soooo good! I have always loved your books!

    I am writing a book report on you and I just have one question.

    Who were your parents?

    Thank you so much! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

    You are soooooo amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. cassie on January 16, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    your willow falls books ROCK πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  13. Linz on January 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    You are like my favorite author of all time! If any sort of movie or TV show came out I WOULD BE SO HAPPY! I also think that it would be cool if there was a Princess and the Frog book… Nudge Nudge Wink Wink… πŸ™‚

  14. emily on January 17, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! another willow falls book IM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!
    but i do have one question. whats it going to be called???????????

  15. Holly on January 17, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Omg!! I would love it if the candy makers turned into a movie!! Soooooo excited for the willow falls last book!! Happy writing, Wendy!!! <3

    • Grace on March 22, 2013 at 7:58 am

      I sooooo agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the movie would be in 3D. the whole theater would be in heaven!!!!!!
      i had the SAME idea!!!! πŸ™‚

  16. Jamison on January 17, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Dear, Wendy
    Happy new yearand Happy Birthday, Wendy! I cant wait to read the next new books, The Last Present and Pi in the Sky. I really love your books because it inspires me alot. If you do decide to write another Willow Falls book, heres an idea, 15 Wishes. Well have a nice birthday.

    Sincerly, Jamison

    • Lydia on January 29, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      I can’t wait until The Last Present comes out!!! By the way, I have a quote. its-
      Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. its not.
      ~Dr. Sueus
      love you more than polka dots!!!!xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxox
      happy writing!!

    • Aubrey on January 30, 2013 at 1:55 am

      I had the idea of 14 Candles πŸ™‚

    • Grace on March 22, 2013 at 7:59 am

      the last present should come out really soon… SO EXCITED WENDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. kyra on January 17, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I am so excited for your next books! I love them so much!

  18. jojo on January 18, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Hi wendy i just wanted to ask if you could post the first chapter of the last present like a month before it comes out. It would mean so much to me and your other readers/ fans!!!!!!!!!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: That’s a GREAT idea!! When my editor gives me the OK I’ll for sure do that. (i’m sure that sentence was not correct, grammatically. That one probably wasn’t either!)

    • jojo on January 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      Thank you so much!!!!! You don’t know how much this means to me!!!!!

    • Jojo on January 22, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      By the way what state is willow falls in?

      • Jamision on April 13, 2013 at 9:08 am

        new york

  19. Morgan Henion on January 19, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I can not beleive it!!!!!! I really want to read the last Willow Falls book!!! Sooo Excited!!! :):):)

  20. lizzy on January 19, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Hi Wendy,

    I am soooo excited for your next book! I cant wait to read it! You are my idol! I think you are amazing!

  21. Natalie on January 19, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I’ve been wanting to post here for a long time now…. But i didn’t know the right words, i guess.
    This may sound corny, or cheesy, but before i read the Willow Falls series, I didn’t know how much of an impact a book(s) can have on my life. I related to things the characters went though, I laughed when something unexpected happened, and i just loved how there was always some mystery in each book. I’m thirteen and live in the city, so the country life in willow falls is like being in a dream world for me. And i feel te books made me a better person. This series means so much to me! :O
    Anyway, I’m super excited about The Last Present!!! I’m probably going to cry at the end… But then smile and read the whole series over and over again! πŸ˜€ Thank YOU for writing such amazing books.

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Now you’re making ME cry! You’re so sweet, thank you! I’m editing the book right now and just may try to squeeze some tears out of the ending for ya! xo

    • A girl on February 11, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Wendy’s books have the same impact on me

  22. Natalie on January 19, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Er… “Small town life” is what i meant to say, not country…

  23. Sophia on January 20, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Ohmigosh! I can’t wait for the final book of the Willow Falls series to come out! I love that series and have been re-reading 11 Birthdays,Finally and 13 Gifts for the past year or so!So now I can’t wait!And recently, our school for the intermediate kids (well some) we’ve been doing a thing called Battle of the Books,and one of the books we had to read was 11 Birthdays! So now,I read 11 Birthdays 7-8 times in total now!
    Keep on writing because all your books are full of butt-kicking awesomeness!
    Oh and by the way a Mango shaped space was such an inspiring book,as was Every Soul a Star!

  24. cassie on January 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    i love your books and we have meet twice at titans gymnastics and my third grade class mrs.stiansen
    and we did a door cover on twice upon a time book you books are awesome πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  25. Christina on January 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Omigosh!!!!! Wendy I love your writing so much! Wait. Can I call you Wendy or should I call you; Mrs./Ms. Mass? I LOVE YOUR WILLOW FALLS SERIES! I also loved Every Soul A Star, Mango Shaped Space… cannot wait till the last comes out! πŸ˜€ Sad to see it go though…. πŸ™ I loved all your books!

  26. Nicole on January 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    OH. MY. GOD.
    The Last Present sounds amazing! There’s time travelling! And a kiss! And time travelling! Sososososo excited!
    I’m personally rooting for either Tara and David,Rory and Jake, or Amanda and Leo to kiss….

    • A girl on February 11, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      Amanda and Leo kissing would be awesome! Wendy: please please work that in there

    • Marita on March 15, 2013 at 2:57 am

      Or Mr and Mrs St Claire! πŸ˜‰ Hee hee hee!

  27. Haley Michelle on January 20, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Mrs. Mass–I’m ecstatic for the final book in the Willow Falls series. I’ve read 11 Birthdays seven times, and even though I’m fourteen now, it’s still my favorite book of all time. I’m pleasantly surprised by your choice of Amanda as narrator, and even more so by the prospect of time travel–it’s one of my obsessions right now! However, I’m so sad to see the series ending. It’s been with me for the last four years, and it’s such a huge part of my life and has helped in the shaping of who I am today, and it’s depressing that the series is finally coming to an end. Nevertheless, I shall continue re-reading the series all the time, and I’m looking forward to Pi in the Sky. I’ve enjoyed all of your books, and I’m sure I will this one as well. πŸ™‚ I’m an aspiring author, so if there’s any advice you could give me, I’d love it, seeing as you’re my favorite author. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this.
    ~Haley Michelle

    NOTE FROM WENDY: thank you so much for letting me know how willow falls has been a part of your life. That really touched me! it’s true that this particular storyline is ending, but maybe someday i’ll explore another part of town. As for writing advice, really it’s just all about practicing, and not getting discouraged. keep a notebook, write down any fleeting ideas, your experiences, etc. I really enjoyed writing stories with friends when i was your age. it’s fun to see how ideas bounce off each other. Hugs to you!

    • Haley Michelle on January 21, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      Thanks so much for replying! It means so much to me πŸ™‚ Also, thanks for the writer’s advice. I will certainly keep it in mind during my journey, whether I end up published or not. Again, thanks for the advice and the reply—both made my day πŸ™‚
      Hugs to you, too!

  28. cam on January 20, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I thought Finally was halarious! I gave the books in the Twice Upon a Time Series to my friend and she loved them. She just go Finally and she loves it to!

  29. Elle on January 20, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Hi! I just got finally. It’s awesome so far!

    • cam on January 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      Hey Elle!

  30. Emily on January 20, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    OMG OMG OMG!!!!! :P:P I am dying right now!! My best friend just told me this book was coming out and that it was Wendy Mass so I HAD to check it out. THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!! I have read all your books they are amazing! Can’t wait! Keep writing! πŸ˜›

  31. Camille on January 21, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    “Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” ~E.L. Doctorow

    I read this quote and almost died from laughter. it’s so true. πŸ™‚

  32. Emily on January 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Wendy,
    I just wanted to say I love your books! My favourite is 11 Birthdays! But I also enjoyed 13 Gifts and The Candymakers. I am about to read 12 Finally and am quite anxious to use my Scholastic giftcard for Every Soul a Star or one of the Twice Upon a Time series. Still can’t decide!! I did my December book report on 13 Gifts and got an A, so I’m planning to use 11 Birthdays for my Febuary book report. (I know I’m reading them out of order!:) So thanks!!! I have a question, will you be doing any book signings in Ontario soon? I’d really like the 4 books I have by you signed. You’re my favourite author! I just love your books!!! Please let me know soon, I’m anxious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -Emily:)

  33. Gretchen on January 21, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

    By Steve Jobs

    I love this!!!!!!


  34. Sydney on January 22, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Dear Ms. Mass,
    OMG!! You don’t even know how excited I am about the new Willow Falls book!! I got the 11 Birthdays book when I was 10, (I am 12 now), and I have read that book 11 times! I have probably memorized it by now! You are honestly an AMAZING writer and If you replied to me, my life would be complete. I am honestly your biggest fan what so ever. I am really sad that the book series is over, but I am looking forward to Pi in the Sky. I love writing and I want to become an author when I’m older and reading your books helps me! (was that sentence gramatically correct?) anyway, happy writing! xoxo, Sydney.

  35. cassie on January 23, 2013 at 10:49 am

    dear wendy
    . i love your books they are the best cant wait to read pie in the sky! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ pmg your the best author ever:) !!!!!!!!

  36. cassie on January 23, 2013 at 10:55 am

    i love your books wendy u r the best author ever can not wait to read pi in the sky

  37. Jenny on January 23, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Mrs. Mass,
    I absolutely LOVE your books! You are my most favorite author! I have read all your books and I am a fan of all of them. I especiallly love your A Mango Shaped Space and your Every Soul a Star. I love the way you write. I am aiming to be an author so I love reading. I can’t wait till you send out Pi in the Sky and The Last Present! They will be the best books I ever read, I promise! I am sure that I will buy them when it comes into stores

  38. Julia M. on January 23, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Hi Wendy Mass!!!!!!!! OMG! I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!!!!! YOU ARE THE BEST AUTHOR OF ALL TIME! I read Finally and 11 Birthdays, and I am currently read 13 gifts. I want to contine until I read ALL of your books!!!! I LOVE how that mysterious old lady with the duck-shaped birthmark ( Angelina :]) connects in those books!!!!!!!!! I cant even tell you how much i love you! In my 4th grade year i had to write to my favorite author…i didnt even know who to write to! If i ever need to write to my favorite athor…you should be expecting to hear from me!!!!!!
    I love all of the twists and turns in 11 b-days and Finally, and i love how it all fits together at the end!
    No rush to reply(you dont even have to :])….its a pleaure just to be writing to you!
    – your BIGGEST fan,
    Julia <3

  39. Sara on January 25, 2013 at 5:16 am

    Hey wendy,
    I hope you read this! I really love your books, ive bought all of them and yesterday i just finished a mango shaped space, i read it on the public bus and started crying when mango died πŸ™ :'( I hope no one saw me!
    Any ways, im so excited for the last book of the willow falls series because those are my favorite books!
    My biggest dream is to become an author one day, just like you! <3
    I love all your books and support you a lot!!
    Thanks so much for keeping me entertained on my bad days, and letting me get out of my horrible situation but still be able to be me.

  40. Amelia on January 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Hi Wendy,

    I love this quote, so I thought I’d share it:

    β€œDon’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” Paul Brandt

    I can’t wait for the next Willow Falls book! πŸ™‚

  41. Hannah on January 26, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    When you said that the next (and sadly last) book in the Willow Falls series will come out in fall did you mean fall 2013 or fall 2015 because I just finished reading 13 Gifts ten minutes ago and I just HAD to know if there would be another book (even though I was almost POSITIVE there would be another, because of the ending of 13 Gifts, which I wont spoil for those who want to read it or are currently reading it) so I IMMEDIATLY went online to find out and I was THRILLED when I read there would be another book.

    -FYI I tend to over explain stuff

    -OH and P.S. I LOVE YOUR BOOKS expecially the Willow Falls series

  42. Ann on January 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Yayyyyyyy!!!!!! I was the person who wrote the pet comment!!! I can’t wait for the next book!!!

  43. Ann on January 26, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Will all of the kids share there interactions about Angelina with everyone??? (that would be soooooo cool)

  44. lydia on January 27, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    why do u cover the faces of the people on ur book covers?

    • Wendy Mass on June 21, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      I love for readers to use their imagination as I find that even more accurate than photos.

  45. Jocelyn on January 27, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Oh I can’t wait for the new book! I love your books. Your actually my favorite writer. I wanted a new book in the Willow Falls series! It would be so awesome if it was a tv show. I love that series so much. Are there any more books that are coming out in yout Twice Upon A Time series?

  46. Mack on January 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I LOVED reading your books, Finally, and 13 gifts. I recieved Finally as a Christmas present after reading twenty times, and I literally couldn’t stop laughing, same with 13 Gifts.

  47. Aubrey on January 30, 2013 at 1:53 am

    A Mango-Shaped Space is my favorite πŸ™‚ I love the Candymakers too, and I’d love to see either of them as movies! Every Soul a Sayr would make a great movie too! πŸ˜€

  48. Kait on January 30, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    When is The Last Present coming out, approximately?

  49. Jocelyn on January 31, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    In school today, we were looking up writers and their websites. My friends and I all love your books. My friend Nathaly is reading your 3rd book in the Twice Upon A Time series and she told me she loved it. So my teacher added you as a writer we can look up. I looked at some of the pictures on your website. My teacher had added Suzanne Collins as a writer we could look up too. I never realized you had met her. Thanks to you,I am going to read Shakespeare’s Secret by Elise Broach. Thanks for writing such great books! Hopefully this flatters you: My teacher says her daughter likes your books and mentions them in class alot. You are my favorite writer.

  50. Ai on January 31, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I can’t wait for the last Willow Falls book to come out! I really enjoyed the series but my favorite book of yours is The Candymakers and I’m excited by the idea of it being a movie. For some reason it never gets old whenever I read it over and over again and I just love it.

  51. Kendall on February 1, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Dear Mrs. Mass,

    You are my favourite author, and Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life and 11 Birthdays are two of my most favourite books of all time (Not saying your others aren’t in my top ten! πŸ˜‰ I can reread Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, the Willow Falls series, A Mango-Shaped Space, and Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall 1 000 000 times, and I already probably have!
    When the Jeremy Fink movie first came out, I bought it right away, and I was crying at some points, laughing at others… it truly plays with your emotions. And when I saw you in it giving directions to Jeremy and Lizzy, I was like, “Oh my God, look, it’s Wendy Mass! It’s Wendy Mass!” My brother was watching the movie with me, and he was just looking at me like I was crazy. Oh, well. I go crazy in my head still every single time I watch it (which is a lot)!
    I’m constantly recommending your books to my friends, and I can’t wait for more! I am super excited for Pi in the Sky and The Last Present. When the date comes a bit closer, I’ll probably start counting down the days!
    My copy of The Last Present is going to be well-worn and tear stained within the release week of it. I can’t believe the series is ending! It truly will be the end of an era.
    You have inspired me to write my own book with my little brother. It’s turning out great! Thank you so much for inspiring me with your writing, and more importantly, the heart you truly put into your books.


  52. Tara on February 2, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Awesome! I’m still working on Finally. but i’ll catch up by the time the next one comes out!

  53. Parker on February 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    (As a note, I posted this on another page, but I wasn’t sure if you could see it there, so here goes nothing!)

    Dear Wendy,
    Thank you. You are my FAVORITE author. I have read every single fiction book (I think) that you have published. When my school librarian suggested A Mango Shaped Space, I was already interested. When I got a little bit in, I realized that I have synesthesia!! All my letters, numbers, words and names are colored and have β€œword pictures”. One girl in my class has Mia’s synesthesia. I am now very interested in it and have done a LOT of other reading about it. A Mango Shaped Space actually changed my life and for that I am truly thankful. I also love Every Soul A Star, as does my aunt, who doesn’t like reading! You inspire me to write my own stories and I feel your characters are real. I am only a pre-teen but I know a good author when I see (read) one!
    P.S. Your first name is bright yellow with blue and brown spots at the end and very soft in a fuzzy kind of way. Your last name is chocolate ice cream in a bowl with a cherry on top. Your full name (if you were to put your first name under your second) looks like a banana split. Yum!

  54. Holly on February 2, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Hi Wendy! Is it okay to call you that? I just wanted to let you know that you are my favorite author! I Am a book lover and I have read many good books but all of yours stand out to me πŸ™‚ And I really hope you read this and reply.
    I recently wrote a story called Black and White. It’s about a girl who lives in a world that is totally black and white. No color. Then one one-day something really amazing happens to her. (Come to think of it, the characters name IS Wendy!) I wish I could send it to you. All my friends and teachers that have read it say they love it. (It is actually the first story I have ever completed.) One of the quotes below I based my story on. Try to guess which one. πŸ˜€
    When I finally found your website a few weeks ago I was overjoyed to hear you were making another Willow Falls book. I own all three of them and they are the most treasured books on my shelf. I’ve read them all to my sister and she loves them almost as much as I do.
    13 Gifts has got to be one one my favorite books of all time! It was actually the first book of yours I ever read. I don’t know what I was expecting but I bought it a my school book fair and instantly read it. I was shocked throughout the whole ending. So many unexpected things happened! It just kept surprising me! I LOVE it when a book does that to me!!! After I finished reading it I talked about with all my friends. I also looked you up and put all your books on my library list (I own most of them now).
    As for quotes, I am a collector of them. I LOVE a good, meaningful quote. When I saw that you were going to be doing a quote of the week ever week I was really excited (more great quotes to add to my collection!) I especially love the one you have for this week πŸ™‚ Here are a few you may be able to use:

    “There’s nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you’ve only read once can’t.” ~ Gail Carson Levine
    “An ending is an ending. No matter how many pages & sentences & paragraphs of great stories led up to it. It will always have the last word.” ~ Sarah Dessen
    “There’s a reason why your heart it located on the left. It’s because it’s not always right.” ~Anonymous
    “Move on. It’s just a chapter in the past. But don’t close the book, just turn the page.” ~Anonymous
    “If today were perfect there would be no need for tomorrow.” ~Anonymous
    “Life is black and white. It’s up to you to paint the colors.” ~Anonymous
    “Courage is the discovery that you may not win, but trying even when you know you can lose.” ~Anonymous
    “The only people that truly know your story are the ones that helped you write it.” ~Anonymous
    “Tell a story. Make some light.” ~Kate DiCamillo

    Hope you like them! (I also hope I didn’t jabber on for too long :/)

    ~Holly (my birthday is also in January)
    πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

  55. Ally on February 2, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    I hope Ray is in the last book he was really funny! :p

  56. Ally on February 2, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    In your new book is there going to be a new character in it. I hope there is another character because in the other Willow Fall books someone new comes in. I can’t wait till it comes out please let me know when it’s almost out!!! πŸ™‚

  57. Caitlin on February 3, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I really love how you make sure to have the time to interact with all your fans. It makes me like you more than just an author. I hope more authors are like you – very generous and accommodating.

  58. Nina on February 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Oh please, please, please let there be another Willow Falls book. I really love reading them. they’re like my fave series next to the “The Clique.” I’m really gonna miss Rory, Tara , Amanda, Leo, “Bee Boy”, Jake and everyone else! So sad, but keep on writing. BTW, I have Rapunzel, it’s AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (Forgot “Bee Boy’s”name. HE HE).

  59. Mary on February 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I have now read 11 Birthdays four times and I am planning on reading it a fifth time soon. The Willow Falls series is by far my favorite series and I can’t wait for The Last Present to come out, although I’m sad that the series is over. I read 11 Birthdays first when I was 11 and continued reading the books like that. The characters grew up with me an I love how throughout each of your books, you bring back the old characters and add a new main character. I think it is awesome that the character overcomes a real-life challenge but at the same time it is magical. I also can relate to how the characters let go as they get older (I’m specifically talking about Amanda and Leo). I have also read Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life and just started reading every Soul a Star. Both are amazing but I love how Jeremy and Lizzie go on the adventure together. Thank you for writing all of your books and keep on writing. You have been my inspiration to keep making my writing better.
    P.S. Are you going to answer why Amanda and Leo are talking to each other on chalkboards?
    (Is it because they want the day to repeat again?)
    Thank you so much!!!!! πŸ˜€

  60. Eva on February 4, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I loved your Willow Falls Series! It’s my favorite of all time! I just finished Finally 12. I really loved how you got in detail with the character! I felt like my 12th birthday all over again! It seemed as if I was Rory myself! I cannot wait to read the finally book!

  61. Maddy on February 4, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Hey Mrs. Mass! I was wondering if you were planning any visits in New Jersey anytime soon! If you did where would your visits be? Thanks you’re an amazing writer!!!
    -Maddy <3

  62. Shoshana on February 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    I love you Wendy! Can’t wait for the next willow falls book! When is it coming out?

  63. Camille on February 6, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I can not wait to read Pi in the sky ,and, The last present!!!!!!!!

  64. Sadie G on February 7, 2013 at 12:18 am

    My name is Sadie and I recently wrote a book review on one of your books, that got published in the LA Times and I thought you might want to see it. Go to the Los Angeles Times, Feb 3rd, 2013 Newspaper in the kids reading room section and you’ll see it! I hope you enjoy what i wrote about the book you wrote(13 Gifts), and I also drew a picture of the book!

    – Sadie <3

    P.S. You are my favorite author, and I have read most of your books and done a book report on them in my last year's fourth grade class!

  65. Grace on February 7, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Hi!!! I love your book Mango Shaped Space it’s my favorite book of all time!:) I just started reading your books this year so I’ve only read Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life Finally 13 Gifts and of course Mango Shaped Space (it was a really good book me and my friends all read it and agreed it was amazing) they are GREAT. I’m reading Every Soul a Star and I think it’s cool it’s making me interested in space I never really thought about it that much I guess Jack didn’t either;) My class is doing a project where we write a letter to our favorite author and I want to do you:) We get to write our letters and send them out it’s really exciting wow I wrote a LOT hope I didn’t bore you to death (that would be bad our author has to be alive!)

  66. Emma on February 8, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    OMG Wendy! I LOVE your books!
    When is The Last Present coming out??????? I will be the first one too but it πŸ™‚
    Also, I just read the comment above me and I was wondering if you are going to be in Maine anytime soon!!! Please blog more!!! (And write πŸ™‚

  67. Theresa on February 9, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Hello Mrs. Mass! I love all of you’re Willow Falls books. I read 11 Birthdays and I was amazed of how awesome it was! Amanda and Leo were awesome. I love to re-read books, but I usually only read the parts I like. 11 Birthdays is a book I can read cover to cover any day!
    About a year later, I found out Finally and I freaked out!!!!! I thought that 11 Birthdays would be a solo book and I was so thrilled. I loved it πŸ™‚ It was really funny (and weird) because Rory is sooooooooooo much like me. I really enjoyed it. I loved how you overlapped characters in the stories and that you used a different protaganist. I loved it πŸ™‚
    13 Gifts was the perfect mix of, everything. I loved seeing Amanda and Leo, Emili, Rory, and of course Bee Boy! (aka David) I read it in a few hours and I totally wanted more.
    What I love about you’re books is how you add little things from the former books and minor characters that pop up and brighten my day. For example when Rory wouldn’t have make up from Betty or when Amanda said she din’t like the Wizard of Oz………. I think that was so cool.
    Thank you so much for you;re work. You have really inspired me as a writer! Thank you for all you do and I can’t wait for THE LAST PRESENT!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. kelly on February 11, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Hi wendy!
    I Cant wait for the last present!
    I bet it will be god,likeyour other books!

    By the way”in my paragraph:god=good. πŸ˜‰

  69. jenna on February 11, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    is willow falls real because the way u describe makes me think it is

  70. A girl on February 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Hi I’m 10 and I absolutely love l o v e your books. I read every single one from Leap Day to Mango shaped space. Are you coming to long island anytime soon because I love u and your books and would love to meet you in person!!!!! πŸ™‚
    -A Girl

  71. Beth on February 12, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Hello. I just love you and your books so much, you have kind of changed my life with your writing. Right now I am working on your Twice Upon a Time series and was wondering if you will be writing another. I love them. I am attempting to write a novel by the time I am 14 (right now I am 11) and was wondering if you had any advice. I have a plot but I seem to procrastinate. Alot.
    PS one of my best friends is doing The Candymakers for her book report, (I recomended it!) and I think she would like me to let you know that she loves it. So did I.

  72. Jessica on February 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    I hope there’s a “14”something to13gifts.I loved 11birthdays and finally.I want to be a writer when I grow up too.Your an awesome writer!
    Sincerely,Jessica : )

  73. Nora on February 12, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    I love all your books that I have read especially the Candymakers (I love daisy) when I grow up I want to be an author just like you.

    Do you think you could please have a writing contest or something?

    Or you could make a book with ten stories(or more or less) that fans sent without ending that you finished?

    Or you could post a ending (or beginning) on your website and fans could start it (or finish it)

    Will you ever come to the Yukon? Please?

    I love your books

    I CAN NOT wait for the next willow falls book to come out

    I really want to read more of your books because I live in a pretty small town so there aren’t very many books In the book store that are older and I couldn’t read when a mango shaped space came out (What!!?!?!? I was two ok) I I can’t find it in the library and I go to school in French and we aren’t allowed to take English books out of the school library

    I read the Candymakers on a 8 hour plane ride and I couldn’t put it down and I finished it before I landed

    Luv ya

  74. Grace on February 14, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Hi! I absolutely love your books and you are by far one of my favorite authors! I can’t wait for this book!

  75. Maria on February 14, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Hey Wendy! I am so exited i hope the series ends with an answer to all the questions and not I will never ever know what will happen next. I got a kindle fire for Christmas and after i heard that your new book was in the progress i wanted to refresh on Rory, Amanda, Leo, and the friends. I went to the eBook app store and your books were over 10 dollar each. Could you maybe do a one time limited time offer with free eBooks?
    Maybe a congratulatory final book for willow falls gift and put the other three books for free?

  76. Bella on February 14, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I’m so sad the Willow Falls series is almost over. :'( I LOVE your books, but my absolute favorites are the Willow Falls series, particularly 11 Birthdays. At least there’s still 1 more book in the series to read and 3 others to read for the (and I promise this is not exaggerating) 10 billionth time. πŸ™‚

  77. Ella on February 16, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    I can’t wait for the new willow fall books! I read all them a while ago and there great!
    I was just wondering how you come up with your great story lines?
    πŸ™‚ Ella

  78. cam on February 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I just finished “Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life.” It is AWESOME! Do you have any ideas for a second book? That would be awesome. Maybe it can be from Lizzy’s point of view.

  79. kate on February 16, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    my friend told me about the movie thing, IT SOUNDS AWESOME!!!!!!! just finished reading candymakers.. i’m looking into 11 birthdays… if you do end up making a movie, help me and my friends out! we have been working on a movie for a 2 years!!! although how to get on screen…

  80. Rachel on February 18, 2013 at 10:11 am


    I can’t wait for the next Willow Falls book!!! AHHH!!! πŸ™‚

    When you say it will be out NEXT fall, do you mean fall of 2013 or 2014! I really hope its 2013, i can’t wait any longer!!! I HAVE ALL OF THE WILLOW FALLS BOOKS! πŸ™‚

  81. Renee on February 18, 2013 at 10:13 am

    AHH!!! WHen you say the next willow falls book is coming out next fall, do you mean fall of 2013 or 2014?



  82. Liz on February 18, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Hi, Wendy!
    I’m Liz. I’m 10 years old and I live in Virginia. I really like your books and I love Mango. I have two cats of my own, one of them named Bagheera(jungle book) who’s 7 months, and one named Simba(the lion king) who’s almost 3 now. When I grow up, I want to be an author like you or an illustrator. I also want to have a cat that looks like Mango. I’m having trouble thinking of what Mango looks like, though. I can’t find a picture of a cat like that. I’ll keep on trying and writing, though, if you keep on making great books!

  83. Audrey on February 18, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    i cant wait for the last willow falls book! you are like, my ALL TIME favourite author. We had to write letters to authors at school and i wrote to you… sorry for the messy writting! I’ve been trying to get my friends to read your books, and so far one of my friends has read lots of your books, one has read ‘every soul a star’ and ‘A mango shaped space’ and one has is reading ‘every soul a star’… did you know that i’m trying to OWN all your books? i only need 5 more.My favourites are… ALL OF THEM! i honestly cant list all of them, but i have read all your books. ALL OF THEM. so,
    please write back,
    AUDREY! πŸ™‚

  84. Marita on February 19, 2013 at 2:30 am

    OMG!!!!! I can’t believe I have never found your website before!!!! I think I might have been spelling your name wrong, because for some reason it wasn’t until my friend typed ‘Wendy Mass’ in that something actually came up (you have no idea how many Wendi’s are on Facebook.) I CAN’T WAIT for ‘The Last Present’ to come out! I live in Australia, so it might come out a bit later for us, but I can assure you that in our Spring holidays that book will be on my bedside table! My friend Emma and I are obsessed with your books, and you are my second favourite author of all time (sorry, but I am yet to find a book better than Harry Potter). I am so excited for the last Willow Falls book I actually did a little dance before! (Emma’s looking a little freaked out right now). I am also wondering if you are going to write any more Twice Upon A Time books, because they are FANTASTIC! I especially love Beauty and the Beast. BTW, I am pretty sure you are going to need 3 kisses in ‘The Last Present’! Keep on writing and I will keep on reading! Thanks for filling in so many boring Saturdays with your extraordinary books. Marita (and Emma)

  85. Makayla on February 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Wendy, I LOVE your books you are my all-time favorite author!!!! I can’t wait for the final book of the willow falls series!!!! I’m just sad that its the last one:( but I just wanted you to know you are an amazing author and I love your books!!! My favorite is 11 birthdays:)

    • Makayla on February 19, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      I also have a question for you. What would you do if you were me and you try writing, but it just doesn’t seem to you that it’s working out. I LOVE reading and your books have inspired me to right a story of my own but my story just doesn’t seem good enough. Do you have any advice? And p.s your books have helped me with being eleven and twelve tremendously! It’s helped me get through tough times, and now 13 gifts is preparing me for turning 13! Thanks so much!:)

  86. Nora on February 21, 2013 at 10:59 am

    My stepmom just bought me every soul a star and I couldn’t put it down so amazing I read under the covers, behind my math book (bad Nora) at school. Now it is on my fave book shelf right beside the Candymakers which is (guess what) also by YOU and is also (guess what again) one of my fave books

    Love and laughter


  87. Leah on February 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    This is my eccentric request:
    James. The guy from Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life. After I saw how he was cast in the movie I knew he needed more of a story… I’m not asking you to Make a book about him (Although that would be awesome) but can you have him show up in one of your books? show that your books aren’t completely in differant universes? I’m sorry, that’s random, but, PLEASE.

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Loved James in the movie, too! I’ll keep your idea in mind. :o)

  88. Liz on February 24, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Hi, Wendy!
    I’m Liz and I LOVE your books. I’ve read Leap Day, A Mango-Shaped space, and The Willow Falls series ( I can’t wait for the new book). I have two cats myself, named Simba and Bagheera. One time, when I was at the sad part of A Mango-shaped space, Bagheera crawled in my lap and nuzzled my hand to make me feel better(Simba was asleep next to me, in the sunlight).
    Bye for now,

  89. Lauraine and Marielle Newmark on February 24, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Hi Wendy,
    We live in Sarasota, FL. now, but originally from Bellmore Long Island, New York, and I just finished reading your book “The Candy Maker”, along with my daughter, 10 years old!!! We enjoyed reading a chapter or two almost every night, for a couple of weeks! At times, we almost couldn’t put this book down, but it would get too late, being a school night!!! The ending brought tears streaming down my face with my daughter looking at me and saying, “mommy you’re crying”!!! Yes, I was truly moved by the incredible toughtfulness of the main characters and especially of Logan!!! We should all be so caring, forgiving and as modest as he was!!! Thank you for giving my daughter and I a book to remember always! By the way, my favorite candy is “Jr. Mints”, her’s is “Sour Patch Kids”, but she said she would really like to have tried the “Bubbletastic ChocoRockets”!!!!!
    Warm Regards, Lauraine
    Sarasota, FL.

    NOTE FROM WENDY: This is so sweet, thank you so much for sharing this with me! I really appreciate your kind words about the end. The book was so hard to write with so many threads to tie up so I worried about that! By the way, i’m with you on the junior mints. πŸ˜‰

  90. Ayesha Khan on February 24, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Hi Mrs. Mass. πŸ™‚ I really love your books and I was wondering if you were going to make another book in the willow falls series. I really love that series and I wish there was another one. So please take this into consideration and maybe you could make another book in the willow falls series? ^^ thank you.

    12 year old, Ayesha Khan

  91. Ayesha on February 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Dear Mrs. Mass,
    When do you think that “The Last Present” will come out? Because on the comments someone said that it will come out next spring. Does that mean 2013 or 2014? πŸ˜‰ hopefully 2013! I love your books as they are very inspiring to read. When I was 11 I read 11 birthdays and now I’m 12 I read finally but I decided to wanted to read the whole series so I read 13 Gifts. I literally just 5 seconds ago finished 13 Gifts. I’m so happy I love it <3 the end is so suspenseful. I love that about really good books. Thank you for making the best series in the world πŸ™‚

    12 year old, Ayesha

  92. Marita on February 25, 2013 at 2:53 am

    Hi! This is Marita again from Sydney Australia! I just finished re-reading 13 Gifts, and I am once again puzzling over which of the Willow Falls books is my favourite! Anyway, I was just writing again because I wanted to know whose point of view is ‘The Last Present’ in? Is it Grace’s? Does it change like in the Candymakers? Also, does David end up having a bigger role (as in meeting Angelina)? And will Sawyer be in the book? I love the part in Finally when he tells the person ordering pizza that he has a naked butt! Well, thanks for being a fantabulous author again! Marita
    P.S. ‘You’ve got to dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven in earth.’

  93. Carly on February 26, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    I am so excited for the last Willow Falls book. I finished the whole series yesterday, and I was just about to ask if you were planning on making another. I am so super excited for the last book to come out! You are a great author your books are amazing! I read Candy makers in 3 days, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life in 2 days, and the Willow Falls Series in less than a week! I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited. I will be the first one to get it! Thank you so much, and I am such a big fan!
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Please write back!
    Sincerely, Carly πŸ™‚

  94. Jojo on February 26, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Hi this might be late but, somewhere in the book could you put Angelina saying “The present is a gift.” I think it would kind of fit in this series.

  95. Laura on February 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    I can’t wait for the next Willow falls book!!! Do you have any idea when the book might come out?


  96. Courtney on February 28, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Hi Wendy,
    I am a huge fan of your books and I am looking forward to reading A Mango Shaped Space. I just finished 11 Birthdays which I really enjoyed and I have some questions. What was your inspiration for writing the book? Why did you write it? What was the idea that you went to the library and researched to write this book?

    • Wendy Mass on August 27, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      I came across a book called The Man Who Tasted Shapes by Dr. Richard Cytowic. I was fascinated by it and thought it would be fun to give the condition to a fictional character.

  97. Carly and Elizabeth on February 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Dear Mrs. Mass,
    Our names are Elizabeth and Carly. We have been wanting to write you a note for such a long time, so we hope it in the right words. We have read almost all of your books. Especially with the Willow Falls Series, they brought us through tough times. We are so glad that we will be able to read another, but also sad to see it end. Other than that, I, Carly, read the Candymakers, and I, Elizabeth, am reading it now. We both are very excited it may become a movie!
    We also would love the Willow Falls books to become a series, but your books will always be better than any movies they make out of it.
    Before I found your books, I never knew how great reading was. I actually felt like I was experiancing it along with the characters when I started reading your books.
    We hope you read this.
    You are an amazing author, and will always be our favorite!
    Thank you for all you do
    Carly and Elizabeth πŸ™‚

    NOTE FROM WENDY: AW, thank you guys!! Big hugs to you both (and all of you writing/reading these comments, you guys are just amazing)! xoxo

  98. Julie on February 28, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I love love love the willow falls series

  99. Lucy on March 1, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    I smiled while reading this entry. Like, I’m soooo excited! I remember the day I frist picked up “Every Soul A Star.” BAM! Hooked for life.

  100. Holly on March 3, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Hey Wendy!!!! I am reading A Mango Shaped Space right now and I love how you describe the colors of all of the peoples’ names and I was wondering what color my name would be from Mia’s point of view!!! If you could respond that would mean a lot to me πŸ™‚

  101. Sarah on March 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Hi! I just wanted to tell you how much I love your books! I read A Mango Shaped Space and Heaven Looks A Lot Like the Mall. I loved them so much! I am currently in the middle of Every Soul A Star, and can’t wait to read the end. I think I’m going to read Jeremy Fink next, so I am super excited about that. I am planning on reading all your books, and I can’t wait for Pi in the Sky to come out! You are such a great writer, and you really know how to pull your reader into your books! I suggest any of your books to anyone looking for a good read. Thanks! πŸ™‚

    • Sarah on April 27, 2013 at 1:12 am

      Your name is Sarah? Me too!

  102. maria on March 4, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I love your Willow Falls books soooooooo much!!!!!!!! Your my favorite author of all time!!!!! If 11 birthdays ever becomes a movie i will be jumping out of earth for the excitement!!!!!! I cant wait for the last present to come out!!!!! I keep telling my friends to read your books!!!!!! my school classmates decided to read 11 birthdays and they all said they loved it!!!!! i am your number one fan!!!!!!!!!
    i would LOVE to meet you!!!!!

    • Delia on March 5, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      I would LOVE to meet you too!

    • Kayla on March 15, 2013 at 7:08 am

      Wait they might be making a movie of the Willow Falls series!!!!!!!!!!:)) πŸ˜€ Best news ever!!!!! Im speechless! :X

  103. Delia on March 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    I love the Willow Falls series. I read 11 birthdays and I automaticly read 12 finaly and 13 gifts. I can’t wait untill 14 last present!!!!! I can’t wait until I get to the twice upon a time sereis because Wendy Mass’s books are the best. Wendy Mass is my favorite author of all time. I love her books!

  104. Delia on March 5, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    It’s delia again I was wondering if you could make a character named Delia! Everywhere I go you never hear the name Delia!! If you can’t that is ok, you are still the best author!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  105. Allison on March 6, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I am super happy/sad for the last Willow Falls book to come out, (its a bitter sweet moment when your fav. seiries ends!) and cant help but wonder if it takes place immediately after the last one because you were talking about time travel?(hehe!!)

    ” A poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream.”
    Harry Kemp

    I found this quote in one of my school books and LOVE! it!!!

  106. Amy on March 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I hope you read this it would be a great honor! I love your books! I’m from Wisconsin and I think that I’m just one girl in this whole world and lives in a state like Wisconsin. You should write more willow falls books. I just finished 13 gifts 5 minutes ago.All my friends are reading the twice upon a time series. I’m in fourth grade and I go to Dixon elemtary school. When I first read 11 birthdays I couldn’t stop reading it! Finished it in 1 hour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You inspired me to love writing instead of hating it. It was soooooo hard to find an idea to write about. My name is Amy and I hope I get to meet you someday. Oh, and I almost forgot… Candymakers is THE BEST when I mean the best I mean the bestestestestestestestestestestestestestestestestestuestestestestestestestestestestestestestestestestestestestestestestestestestestestest book in the WORLD right over Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I would pay all of my college fund just to meet you! Cheerio!

  107. Clarissa on March 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I love your willow falls books so much, they are my all time favorite books and I can’t wait until the last one comes out! I also wanted to thank you, I haven’t found many authors that really inspire me but you do! When I grow up I hope to be just like you because you inspire me! I also love your books leap day and heaven looks alot like the mall! Thanks again!

  108. Bridget on March 6, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    My dearest author. Thank you soooooooooo much for sharing your talent with all of us. Your books are amazing. I love every single one of them. Congrats on the title for the last book for the willow falls series. I’m quite intrigued. πŸ™‚

  109. Goldy on March 7, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    OMG. I AM IN LOVE WOTH THE WILLOW FALLS BOOKS!!!! Me (and apparently a lot of other people are looking forward to the book. But I want to ask you one thing:
    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, DON’T MAKE IT THE LAST WILLOW FALLS BOOK!!! You could still continue it, like go around the circle again with Rory, Tara, the Amanda, then hopefully Leo too.
    But I repeat

  110. Abby on March 7, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    You are my favorite author ever! Most other books I’ve read I haven’t connected to, but so far, all of your books I’ve read are my favorites! Now I’m Reading 11 Birthdays because it’s SO GOOD!!! I’m gonna try and buy Beauty and the Beast as soon as possible!! I love the Willow Falls series! They’re the best!!!!
    I really hope the next Willow Falls book comes out soon!!! I have pins and needles!!!! πŸ™‚ Well, I better get reading! Wondering what happens to Amanda and Leo! Bye! πŸ™‚
    ~ Abby ~

  111. Alexa on March 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I just want to say that i love your books!!!! You are my fav author and i read your books all the time! I hope you keep writing because i always want to read another one. I also wanted to ask if you are going to say why angelinas store doesnt have any dust? Its just a random thing thats been bugging me.

  112. Kt on March 8, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    You are making another Willow Falls book!!!!!! 13 Gifts is my favorite book of all time! I can not wait until pi in the sky comes out. I love your books and my friends do too they are all so excited!

  113. Kaitlynn on March 9, 2013 at 7:59 am

    I’m so excited about the next book (:
    I really want to find out what happens with David and Tara. Also with Jake and Rory. So so so EXCITED!!!

  114. Cassie on March 9, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Hey Wendy! I’m doing a project for Language Arts and we had to pick an author. I chose you! One of the questions is so hard to find. It’s the purpose for writing so, I’m needing to know that. Why do you like to write? What is your purpose for writing books? So, if you could get back to me really soon that would be great!! Thanks! Oh, and also you are a amazing author and I love your books! ~Cassie

  115. cam on March 9, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Will you be starting a new series after the Willow Falls series? I would go NUTS if didn’t write anymore books!

  116. Savannah on March 10, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Hi Wendy, I really enjoy reading your books! I have an idea that we can make a video game of the Willow Falls seris. All the characters can be in the game. This could be so…… much fun! I can’t wait for Pi in the Sky and The Last Present to come out! Well have an outstanding day.

    PS: Your my favorite author!

  117. ibby (thats a nick name) on March 13, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    i’m sad that the last willow falls book is coming out:( but i have a little question too- are you still doing the twice upon a time series because i like that too!!!! have you thought of cinderella?

  118. Kt on March 13, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    It says in this carnation of the series. Does that mean you will be continuing it in another series??????

  119. Kt on March 13, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Can you make more books in the twice upon a time series they are awesome.

    NOTE FROM WENDY: So glad you like them! I hope to write more in the future. You’ll find out here first. ;o)

  120. Shum on March 13, 2013 at 11:48 pm


  121. Yarah on March 14, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Aww! I don’t want it to be the last book πŸ™ but I’m real excited!

  122. Yarah on March 14, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Are you going to be making a movie? If so I could always star in it haha but if you are I’m literally going to freak out! Your the best author ever!

  123. bella on March 14, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Happy Pi day!

  124. yamenah on March 14, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Dear Wendy,

    Me and my cousin read like all off your books and I’m so exited for your new book and I love Jeremy fink and the meaning of life its one of my favorites and I can’t wait for pi in the sky !!!!

  125. Kayla on March 15, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Dear Wendy,

    Will you be writing more books in the Willow Falls series? I just finished 13 gifts and it probally took me 2 or 3 days to finish the series because it was so good! Please write more of this series, everyone in my 6th grade classes is reading it and they love it! It’s all they can talk about! I would love to see more books in the series and also I really enjoyed your book Every Soul a Star! I think it was one of my favorites!


  126. Natalie on March 18, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,

    I love your Willow Falls books. I like that they are really descriptive and that they are still fun books at the same time. I also love your Twice Upon A Time series. I am just about finished with Twice Upon A Time, Beauty and the Beast, The Only One Who Didn’t Run Away. I’ve already read the one about Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel. PLEASE MAKE A FOURTH TWICE UPON A TIME BOOK!!! I also really want you to write more Willow Falls books. Both series are really cool and really awesome.

  127. Bella on March 19, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Hi wendy,
    My name is Bella and i’m from New Zealand. My best friend gave me every soul a star for my 11th birthday (i’m now 14) and i swear I’ve read it once a month since! It inspired me to research solar eclipses and space has now become a fetish for both my dad and i. I finish school in 2016 and am planning to travel to america to see the august 2017 eclipse. I know it’s years and years away but i am sure there are many people out there that have been inspired by your book to come from all over the world to witness the eclipse. I was wondering if you were planning to go?

    Thanks for inspiring me to have a goal. I am excited for the last present and pi in the sky!!!!!!!


  128. Natalie on March 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,

    I love your Willow Falls series. They are so descriptive, yet so fun at the same time. I also like the Twice Upon A Time series. I have already read the one about Rapunzel and Sleping Beauty. I am curently reading Beauty and The Beast, The Only One Who Didn’t Run Away. It’s amazing. PLEASE MAKE A THIRD TWICE UPON A TIME BOOK!!! Also, I’m thinking about reading either Leap Day, 13 Gifts, A Mango-Shaped Space, or Every Soul A Star. I can’t wait to read the one I choose; but it better be soon because I’m going on Spring Break on Thursday, and I HAVE to have something to read, so i can’t wait!!!
    : D

  129. funke on March 20, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    what is going to be on the cover?

  130. Maddy on March 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I finished reading 13 gifts yesterday, but I didn’t know it was part of a series until I read the end saying there’s a book called 11 Birthdays, so I made my mom at around 6 at night, out of the blue, to take me to Chapters to get it… sadley they didnt have it, but they had Finally (which I also didn’t know existed) and got that! then I thought if there’s another one that’s the fourth book, and then found this website, and read this artical! Then, I ended up here. I love how the genre can be different things instead of how most books just stick with one. I incredibly hope that there is a movie for any of the books, and I CAN NOT WAIT until The Last Present comes out!!! By the way, is it Fall 2013 or 2014? I really hope its 2013! I read the ‘about me’ part and for authors it says you like Jerry Spinelli and my whole class is reading a book by him for school! It’s called Maniac Magee, have you ever read it?
    Well, I could go on and on about how much I love this series, but I’ll just say, after one book-it wasn’t even the first- i was hooked on this series. I’m deffidently going to have to read more of your books.

  131. yamenah on March 21, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Hey me and my cousin are such BIG fans we read all your books and I love the willow falls series and I love JEREMY FINK AND THE MEANING OF LIFE and I can’t wait to read more!!!

  132. cat on March 21, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    You guys really don’t know why they were using chalkboards? Obviously because they didn’t want to talk for a year so they could see what would happen! Lke maybe Angelina said someone would get hurt, but if they didn’t talk for a year they could help them? Leo and Amanda probably thought it was Tara, but it was actually Grace!!!!
    Ms. Mass, I love your books! It’s safe to say I’m your biggest fan!:)

  133. Vikki on March 22, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    You are my favorite author and I love how you make really good books teach you something.

  134. Gabi on March 23, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I can’t wait for The Last Present, wish it wasn’t the last book though. D: I love the Willow Falls series!

  135. Marita on March 25, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Hello Wendy! Do you have any idea when The Last Present will come out in Australia? I love your books heap and heaps. Thank-you for making a book lover’s dreams come true. Marita

  136. Grace on March 26, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    i think Martia lives in austrailia……………….. anyone???????????? im dying to go there so Martia help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

  137. Sam on March 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I am in LOVE with all of your books!!!!!!!!! I CANNOT WAIT to read the Willow Falls series. πŸ™‚ Mrs. Wendy you are my number one author and idol because I am going to be a writer when I grow up to. Your books have inspired me SOOOOOOOO much!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t which is the best because I love them all. You are the best writer ever. LOL!!!!!!!:)

  138. Maya on March 27, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    O my gosh pleeeeeeaaaaaasssssssseeeeeeee make a sequal to 13 Gifts!!!!!! I loved it sooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!! The characters are amazing!!!! Pleeeeeeaaaaaaasssssseeeeee!!!!! I love alllllllll your books!!

  139. Delia on March 30, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Dear Wendy,
    Your work is so amazing, I am inspired by your work. My favorite book out of all your books are 13 gifts. It was SO AWESOME. My favorite quote was, ” sitting on the sidelines my be safer but life is played on the field.” It was so inspiring! I wish the Last Present was not the last ;(. You are an amazing writer. Happy writting.

  140. Emma on March 30, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Will there be a 4th book to your series 11 birthdays

  141. Mae on March 31, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Hi! OMG you are like my favorite author right next to Margaret Peterson Haddix! I LOVE the Willow Falls books, They actually made my top 5 series list(getting 10 was hard enough!) I would literally be a perfect Rory if they made it into any adaptation! I was wondering do you have a fan email besides the one for school projects?
    Thanks sooooo much!

  142. Amy on April 2, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    I figured this out after reading finally, having also read 11 birthdays and Mango.
    they happened, K? Not on this planet, or this universe. But it happened. Even the magicky stuff. Only explanation.
    ALSO, reality is relative. That’s how the books are real. They’re just real on, like, a different zoom level.
    ALSO,Amanda and leo are my best friends. that’s cuz the books are real.

    Also, Wendy, you are an awesome writer. You could write a book about a janitor at MIT and make it fun and warm and thoughtful and touching. people shouldn’t need to read the back covers, because you are incapable of writing a bad book.
    Thank you!! πŸ™‚

    NOTE FROM WENDY: I think i’d like to take you home with me!! I’m pretty sure i wrote the willow falls books b/c i’m convinced that there’s got to be some real magic in the world, just around the corner. πŸ˜‰

  143. Lydia on April 2, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    here is a quote- sometimes the questions are complicated and the anwsers are simple
    -dr. seuss

  144. Victoria on April 7, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Hello Wendy I love your books they are amazing i wish you can write more of the Willow Falls books. I have a question for you what new books are you writing i love your book i have fineshed all of your book not just your Willow Falls books all that you have writen plezz respond to me. i will be so happy. thanks again. Victoria

    NOTE FROM WENDY: WOW, Victoria, you read all of them? I better write faster! Two more coming out in the next few months. :o)

  145. Bella on April 11, 2013 at 2:26 am

    hi wendy
    my best friend gave me every soul 3 years ago and i was hooked! reading it over and over decided that i was going to do everything in my power to get to america in 2017 (from new zealand) to witness a total eclipse. I know its a long time away but are you planning to go? I am sure there are people all over the world planning to travel there to see it having been inspired by your book and it would be amazing for us all to meet! Would love to be able to say see you then!?!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: Hi Bella! I bet there are closer ones to you, right? I’m definitely hoping to see the one in America. I wish you clear skies. πŸ™‚

  146. elianna on April 24, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    i just finished your book TWICE UPON A TIME RAPUNZEL THE ONE WITH ALL THE HAIR and it was an amazing book and i hope you make another one like it. i love how much action was in it and the love twist. i live in Holland, Michigan and i go to the school VANDERBILT CHARTER ACADEMY and i hope that you could come in. if you need the school information you can contact me at this email address i am using. i am also hoping that if you could make a greek mythology book.
    with great pleasure,

  147. Sarah on April 27, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Dear Wendy,
    I am your biggest fan!! I’ve read your books so many times, and I own the whole Willow Falls series! I think what makes your writing so special, is that you take the real world, and add some magic to it, and it still seems completely real. You also have the ability to make me cry. I usually don’t cry is something is fiction. But when Mango died, I let go, and didn’t try to hold myself back, by thinking: “It’s ok, it’s not real.” But with that book, I just cried. I’ve been reading your books for 3 years, and reread the Willow Falls series at least every three months. Here’s some advice: If it doesn’t defeat what the Willow Falls Series is about, try to provide some insight into who Angelina is, and why she’s magical, how she’s been around for so many generations.
    Sincerely, your #1 Fan, Sarah P.
    If not to much of a spoiler, could you tell us who is nararating? I have a feeling it’s Leo, Amanda, or Connor!

  148. Ariel on April 27, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Hi Wendy!! Me and my friend Aizlinn are HUGE fans. You are my MOST favorite author of ALL time, and I
    read ALOT of books. But by far, your books are the best!! I’m SO SAD that The Last Present is the end of the willow falls series, because those are my favorites out of all your books. Maybe you could make a sequel series? Anyway, I love your books PLEASE RESPOND!! πŸ˜€

  149. camryn on April 28, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    just one of many other books to read in the fall πŸ˜‰ i’ll just reread the other books.

  150. Katelyn on April 29, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Hi! You have probably heard the same thing from many other book readers, but, I love your books! You are my favorite author, and I tell all my friends that they should read your books. When suggesting, I recommend one of my favorites: The Willow Falls series. I finished the book “Finally” a few days ago, and it took me only 1 day and a half to read it cover to cover. πŸ™‚

    My ultimate favorite is the book, A Mango-shapes space. It makes me cry every time I read it, but I still love it. πŸ™‚

  151. Katie R on May 27, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I’ve already read Pi in the Sky because my teacher’s library had an ARC and I thought it was really good!!! Love you and read all of your books. <3

  152. Ivy Heiridge on June 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Omg! Its totally bonza that The Last Present is coming! I cant wait! And making the candymakers into a movie would be ace! =D

  153. Naomi on June 1, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Omigod, yaaaaaaaay! This has been my favorite series since I was in 4th grade, when it first came out!!!! 11 birthdays is the bestest book ever :)))))))) and I can relate so well to Tara and Rory. I love you, Wendy, and I’ve done book projects on A Mango Shaped Space, Every soul a Star, and 11 birthdays. πŸ™‚ It will take me all day to read your books, and I stayed up till 2 in the mornin to read 13 gifts last year and it was sooo worth it! SQEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEA!!!!!!!!!!!! I seriously found out about the last present ten minutes ago and i was jumping up and and down and my parents were giving me really crazy looks…:P you’re my fav author since i was 9 and im tirning 14 in six days! AAAHHHHH SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!! Love, Naomi :))

  154. Lily Olsthoorn on June 19, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    OMIGOD!!!! You are definitely one of- actually- my all time favorite writer!!! I know I just sound like a crazed fan that worships you, but I am different!!! Oh god that sounds stupid. Okay. +baby breath, mama breath, big daddy breath+. Whew!! Let’s start over. I know you probably read so many of these and are sick and tired of them, and maybe you don’t even read them at all, and I know people always say they are your biggest fan, but, in reality, I bet your favorite fan is your family. They inspire you, right? You are a great writer and I have my own website, and just so you know, my website is…. and I write about you in my website. You inspire me. I know I am writing very choppy, but whateves!!! I can manage. Oh and can I ask you something. For the anti-spam quiz is it that same question for everyone? What is Wendy’s last name? Very interesting if you ask me… So long, farewell, i’ve read every book!! Not to brag and be haughty and cocky, of course. But seriously. Mango shaped space compared to Finally Twelve?
    So diverse which is unique in an author. I like that.
    πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ Byeas!!!
    -Lil’ Zee!!!

    • Wendy Mass on June 23, 2013 at 11:02 am

      You made me laugh! Love your enthusiasm!! xo, Wendy

  155. Cece on June 20, 2013 at 8:48 am

    OMIGOSH THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CANT WAIT!!!!!!! I’m sad that its the last book in the series though. I am about halfway through 13 Gifts and I love the series so much!!!!!!!!

  156. Angelina on June 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I am sooooo excited for this book! I just finished rereading the series, and I can barely stand the wait for when it will come out! There is exactly 3 months until it comes out! I CAN’T WAIT!!!

  157. victoria on June 27, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,

    ok so i just re-read 13 gifts yes i know i re-read alot but i just relized that grace was the one that leo and amanda werte writing on the boards for but i still dont know why and its driving me crazy and my mom, cos out of the blue ill start saying conclusions to why there using the boards and she has no idea of what im talking about and gets really so sorry if i just made you read this and you are confused but i just wish i could fastfoward to the day the book comes out so this ios kinda my way of saying im dying please make time go by faster.

    love victoria

  158. Cindy on July 17, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Dear Wendy,
    I literally fell in love with your books! At first, I discovered the book Finally among the books in the library,then I spent like only less than 2 days finishing the book! I started seeking for other books you wrote, and I just love them! Some people said that I’m INSANE loving these books so much,but truly, I’m not! Thank you for writing these books!~ If there can be movies made for the Willow Falls Series and Candymakers, I would be the first to rush over and buy the tickets!!! Please write more lovely books~
    A big fan of yours,

  159. Daphne on July 22, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Dear Wendy, OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!
    I can’t believe I waited so long before I read very soul a star!!!’
    It was so powerful, and it changed my life forever.
    In the beginning of the book I loved how ally dosent know… ( I wont give anything away)
    I love how in the beginning of every soul a star and the candymakers you have you have quotes
    and passages that relate to the book ( the one about souls and stars really stuck out) πŸ™‚
    I am so excided for the last willow falls book to come out!!! You are my greatest role modle, and I love you
    and very thing you do.
    It would mean so much tome if you actualy read this,
    -Daphne <3
    PS if you ever come to Colorado Please tell me

    • Christina D. on August 17, 2013 at 11:28 am

      I totally agree with the quotes. And I’m counting down the days for the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017!!!! I’m going to beg my mom to let us go on vacation to Oregon or California from Connecticut!!!!!! Every soul a star was awesome!!

  160. Andrea on July 25, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I abouslutly LOVE your books. Ive read every one and I love the way you write. I can’t wait for your new book to come out I have already pre ordered It. Please keep writing you are my all time favourite author i look up to you as a role model and hope that one day i can be as successful as you. I like your idea of turning the willow falls series into movies when I read them i thought the exact same thing. If you read this it would mean a lot to me I am your #1 fan. If your ever in Oakville, Ontario please come visit my school!!

  161. A fan on August 14, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Ms. Mass, I have been waiting for this book for so long. There are seven people waiting at the library just for this. You deserve thanks for sharing your gift of writing to young readers. OHMIGOD I AM SOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!

  162. Christina D. on August 17, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Hey Wendy!!!
    I would absolutely LOVE if the Willow Falls series became a TV show. I watch it every single day! I can’t wait for the last present. I’m so sad that it’s the last book. I wish there were more!! What network would the Willow Falls series be on? That show would be so popular…. Hint hint….. If there are any TV producers out there I would totally watch that show!!!!

    • Christina D. on August 17, 2013 at 11:19 am

      *would watch it every single day!

  163. AWESOMEST PERSON ALIVE on September 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    omg nooooo it cant be the last book i totes luv that series omg omg omg im like it tears now its to sad seriously im having a breakdown help make more books b4 i ddddddddddddiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeee

  164. Lily on September 15, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I’m going crazy waiting for The Last Present!!! I need it like I need oxygen!!!!! No pressure though πŸ™‚

  165. Claire on September 16, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  166. Natasha on September 19, 2013 at 7:24 am

    I’m SOOOOOOOOOOO happy! The person that runs my book club has a copy of The Last Present before anyone else and our book for book club was 13 Gifts so our book draw was for her like… preview copy(?) of The Last Present!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been waiting for there to be a new book forever!!!!!!!!!!!!! I read the series a few years ago and when I heard there was a new book I almost fainted! (Slightly overdramatic however I was very happy!)

    You’re a great author!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  167. Natasha on September 19, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Wait… don’t we already know why Amanda and Leo were using chalkboards??? *Looking through books* Oh maybe not… maybe I was just using deductive reasoning, I’ll let the rest of you figure it out on your own…
    by the way, your series… the Willow Falls series actually made my top 3 favourite series’ shelf, it’s pretty hard to get past 10.

  168. Hamida on October 4, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I love your books! I am ten years old and I recently turned ten yesterday. So about a year ago, I read the, “Candymaker” book and i loved it! I went to my local library to see if i could find any books by the same author. Then a few months after that I read, “Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life” and I loved it then I went to my local library again to find a book by the same author, but i couldn’t find any. I knew the author sounded familiar, (I read the “Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life” in my classroom library) Then i read, “11 Birthdays” from my school library and I loved it. I went to my school library to find more books by the same author and I found, “Finally” and I fell in love with the book. Then I decided to search you up and I found all of your books. Then I knew that you wrote a lot of my favorite books. Now I am trying to get my mom to buy all of your books because they are so good and not in my local library, class library or even school library. Do you know if you can get all of your book in a big set for a cheaper price. Maybe i will use my birthday money and maybe dip into my allowance bank. Anyway I love your books!

    • Wendy Mass on October 8, 2013 at 10:40 am

      So glad you tracked down so many of them and liked them. :o) I think there was going to be a boxed set of the birthday series but not sure that ever happened. Otherwise i’m sure your library can get them on loan if they don’t have them. Happy reading! :o)

  169. Ella on October 25, 2013 at 8:35 am

    I just got The Last Present… Oooh….. yes. That kiss. “Salty.” Amazing. Loved it! I got lost in one chapter, looking for

    -spoiler alert, don’t read past here unless you’ve read this book-

    a certain salty kiss by…people.

  170. ella on November 10, 2013 at 11:34 am

    I do not want the willow falls series to end its my favorite books of all time I do have a suggestion for a next one maybe from graces point of view please keep making them

  171. your fan! on January 19, 2014 at 9:14 pm


    • Wendy Mass on January 22, 2014 at 10:48 am

      LOL, yes, hyper but in a good way! Hang in there a little longer. I’m glad you still like Amanda and Leo after they were in 4 books. To me they seem like they should be 30 years old now! ;o)

  172. Mada legrand 02 on January 25, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    I love your books. I feel like i am the character when i read them
    Hope there is a movie i would be the first to see it

  173. Hailey on March 8, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Hi, I just wanted to say, I think u r one of my favourite authors. I am very sad to see the willow falls series ending. I love that series and I just finished the last book: the last present. It is a very beautiful story. It makes me think about what I do in life more.
    I understand that this is the last book in the series but if you ever think on continuing this series by one more book, we will all be really happy!! ( we as in everyone writing comments. I hear everyone is a BIG fan!!!) of course lots of people that haven’t written a comment knows that your books are still awsome!!
    If you don’t feel you want to write a new book in this series, maybe consider writing a series close to this one but still really unique!!
    you are very inspiring. I love all your stories. They have changed my life, I think about what might be hidden behind closed doors. My personality has changed since I have read these books. I know some people might be thinking: they are just books!! But for me they are more than books. Wendy, you are a great writer no matter what anyone says. Keep doing what you love.
    – sincerely,
    Your bestest fan,

    Keep doing such great work!

  174. Shelby on March 18, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Hi! So in school we have to pick one of our favorite authors, and record literary devices in two of their books. I chose you and I used your books, Finally and 13 Gifts. So anyway, we have to do an essay about your author and the books you choose. Any background information that would be cool to include? Any style or theme (authors craft!) that you usually write about? Thank you so much! You are such an inspiration to me! I’ve read your books only about a million times each!!!:)

    Thank you, thank you, thank you,

    • Wendy Mass on August 10, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      Lots and lots of background on my site. I hope you find the info you need. Thank you for choosing me!

  175. Shelby on March 25, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Please let Amanda narrate it!!!

  176. Annie on March 29, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I’m really sad that the series is ended…….there’s still so much left unknown at the end of the Last Present! I also really would have liked to get to know the character Grace more……that’s actually my little sister’s name and she’s small for her age too!

    Anyways, I have some ideas for more books you could add to the series (nudge nudge, wink wink). One could be David’s fourteenth birthday (and yes, I know it wouldn’t have been as big of a deal as his Bar Mitzvah, but still) and you could have a new girl move to Willow Falls in the next one, and she has a Quincenara. Just an idea! Actually, two ideas, but still! I love these books so much!

  177. katie on May 27, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Hi wendy, I love your books I have read all the books in the willow falls series and in twice apon a time, I know that the willow falls series has ended but I was wondering if you are going to make anymore twice apon a time books, PLEASE MAKE MORE LIKE THEM because they’re the only books I have been reading

  178. acro-bat12 on May 10, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    why did you choose willow falls to name the city

    • Wendy Mass on December 4, 2022 at 6:18 pm

      Hi, honestly I can’t remember! If it comes to me I’ll let you know. It has a cozy kind of ring to it, I think. πŸ™‚

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