SPACE TAXI preview and Holiday wishes

It’s a snowy day here in New Jersey, perfect for curling up with hot chocolate and a book. I’m grateful for the owner of my wonderful Indie bookstore who loans me advance reading copies of upcoming books. The hardest part is choosing which to read first! Speaking of my local bookstore, just a reminder that if anyone wants to order books as gifts this season, if you order through them, I’ll go in and sign them with a message and she will send them. Here’s the info: You can even do it online and write in the message box who you want it signed for.

Here is a sneak peek at a new series for younger readers called SPACE TAXI launching April 1st. I’m writing it with my husband Mike, who is a teacher. It’s been a ton of fun writing a book that has illustrations! SpaceTaxi_CVR_revised[1]

After the holidays I should have some news about sequels to two books…which ones? Ah, that will have to wait. Till then, I wish you clear skies and happy holidays.


  1. Bisman on December 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    YAYAYAYAY A NEW POST! You’re my FAVOURITE author! I’ve read every single one of your books and I love getting them on the first day! I can’t wait until your next book!

  2. Colette on December 17, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Sequels?????????????????????????????????? Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are my favorite author by far! Me and all my friends have read your books and loved them. You are so talented! I check your website every single day to make sure I didn’t miss a new post or update. I just had one question, could you reply to my post please?! I would love to hear from you personally.. that probably sounds weird… Also, your new series, Space Taxi, will it be good for an 8 year old to read? My little brother is 8 and he knows how much I love your books and he was wondering if he would/like to read those books? (he wanted to see why I liked you so much) Thanks!!!

    • Wendy Mass on December 18, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Love the extra punctuation! :o)
      A hug to you and your friends! Yes, Space Taxi will be the perfect reading level for your brother. It’s about an 8 year old boy, too. I’ll talk more about it as the release date gets closer.
      Have a great holiday!

      • Leah hale on February 10, 2014 at 11:15 pm

        Hi I’m leah I’m 12 and I’ve read most all of your books I really hope you add another book to the willow falls series. PS. U r my favorite author!

        • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:18 pm

          Thanks, Leah! Stay tuned….xo

  3. Marita on December 18, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Wow, I’m so excited! I don’t care that I’m 14, I am reading that “for-younger-audiences” book! I really hope the sequels are for Willow Falls, or Every Soul a Star, or Mango, or Twice Upon a Time, or Leap Day…
    Have a fantastic Christmas break, I hope Santa treats you well πŸ™‚

    • Wendy Mass on December 18, 2013 at 9:27 am

      Thank you, Marita! You too! With Leap Day, no sequel, but it is getting re-released with a new cover. ;o)

    • Wendy Mass on December 18, 2013 at 9:28 am

      Thank you, Marita! You too! With Leap Day, no sequel, but it is getting re-released with a new cover so that’s something. :

  4. Morgan on December 18, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I am SOOO excited to here about your new series Space Taxi! I am one of Colette’s friends, (One of the people who commented above), and we were so excited to here about your new book!!!! I’m excited to get my seven year old brother reading you book, specifically Space Taxi, I want him to be a big fan of your books, just like me and all my BFF’s! I haven’t read The Last Present yet, but I can tell you that I’m really excited too! You are such an AMAZING author, and I can’t wait to see what AMAZING book you’ll come up with next!!!
    Have a merry Christmas!
    Love, your fan,

  5. Aubrey on December 19, 2013 at 1:31 am

    My friend’s been wanting a sequel to Jeremy Fink… ooh I can’t wait πŸ˜€

  6. Hope on December 19, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    A sequel?!?! I’m sooooo excited! I hope it’s for Every Soul a Star or A Mango Shaped Space. I can’t wait to find out what it’s for! Best holiday wishes to you!


  7. Hope on December 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    You said “I wish you clear skies”, this may sound weird, but is that a hint to the sequel? Since they the characters in Every Soul a Star said that I was just wondering…

  8. Sarah on December 20, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Happy holidays/Merry Christmas/Happy New Years, Mrs. Mass! I am SO excited for space taxi and the sequels!! Can’t wait! Please keep us updated…I appreciate all of your hard work writing these books and you are by far my favorite author πŸ™‚ Got 13 of your books on my shelf, with two still un-read but I will get to them as soon as my school work is not so much πŸ™‚
    Thank you!

  9. Carly on December 20, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Hey! I’m so glad that I can talk to you! My middle school is doing an author project, and the second I saw your name on the list, I wanted to research YOU! Of course, I had to fight for it (everbody wanted you) but my project is almost done! Then I saw the “Speak Your Mind” thing, and I jumped to the chane. Anyway, I want to say that I love your work!

  10. Bridget on December 20, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I just wanted to say how much I adore your book. My favorites are the entire Willow Falls series. Awesome job on The Last Present, btw. I can’t wait for sequels. Fingers crossed that one’s for Every Soul A Star!
    I also wanted to request that you make another Twice Upon A Time. I loved Beauty And The Beast, as well as the other two, and I hope you write some more! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent! πŸ™‚

  11. Hannah on December 23, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    New books! CHEERS! Yay! I can’t wait to read! Fa la la love your books!

  12. Maddie on December 24, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Yay! So excited! I love all your books, but if I could wish for a sequel in two of your Stand Alone books it would probably be Every Soul a Star and The Candymakers. Those are my two favourite Stand Alone books! Just reminding you you’re really talented and I look up to you. I want to be an author one day and I write stories for fun sometimes but know they’ll never get published.

    Happy Holidays, along with a joyful New Year!

    Much love,
    ~Maddie πŸ™‚

  13. Summer on December 24, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Merry Christmas! When I woke up this morning I ran into the living room and to my surprise I saw every book you have ever written under the tree I was so happy! When I opened up the first book the first thing I saw on it was AUTOGRAPHED COPY then I saw my name next to yours in your handwriting, I was THRILLED I loved the enthusiastic comments you wrote in each book!!!! Thank you so much for making my Christmas all he more merrier!!!! πŸ™‚

  14. Shira on December 24, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    COOL!!! Can’t wait for the new book! Reeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaalllllly want 2 read the sequels:)!!

    Does the word LAST in the last present mean it’s the last book in the willow falls series:(? (Please don’t let it be!)

  15. Nicole on December 26, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    SEQUEL!!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let it be for Every Soul A Star! That’s the first book I read by you, and afterwards I just sat there for about half an hour wishing there was more and wondering what happened to all of the characters… so if there’s a sequel for that, I literally will die screaming.

  16. Summer Caton on December 27, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    I hope you had an incredible Christmas!! Here in Missouri it didn’t snow much but it was extremely cold!!
    I loved all my Christmas gifts but the best ones are the ones that I should add a little more story to, this was my Christmas:
    I woke up, wiping the sleep out of my eyes it took me only two seconds to realize that it was Christmas morning! I jumped out of my bed and slipped on my new purple slippers I had gotten the night before and ran down the hall and into my sisters room, ” Kyla, Kyla wake up it’s Christmas hurry we have to see what Santa brought us!”, I said practically shouting in her ear. ” Wh-what oh, Summer why did you wake me up! You know how I hate being woken up I jus- wait a minute, it’s Christmas!” Kyla(my sister) said. U ran into the living room and when I peeked under the tree the first thing I saw was the binding on the Willow Falls series books, but wait that isn’t all I looked closer, all the Wendy Mass books she had ever written were stacked neatly on the lavender tree skirt! I picked up the first book on top which was Pi in The Sky I was right in the middle of reading this one on my kindle but now I could read it on hardback, I opened the cover and I saw a golden sticker that said AUTOGRAPHED COPY, I quickly flipped to the next page to see this written inside: to Summer continue on your journey xo Wendy Mass! I couldn’t believe it , I picked up the next book and the next and when I got do e looking through a the books I finally realized Wendy Mass has autographed all her books for me!
    Thank you for reading, I hope you know how thrilled and grateful I am for these wonderful gifts that I will forever cherish in my heart! Thank you Wendy for making my Christmas all the more merrier! Merry Christmas!
    – Summer Caton
    11 years old

    • Wendy Mass on August 18, 2016 at 11:46 pm

      This is when I am grateful for my website as it allows me to save very special letters like this one. I hope you have a great new school year!

  17. Parker on December 27, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Hmmm, lets see. “After the holidays”: the clock on THIS computer says December 27th, thats after the holidays for sure! Maybe I’m wrong? πŸ˜‰ I’d LOVE to see a Mango sequel, as that is my favorite book ever, but I’m just not sure how much awesomeness the universe can handle. The Powers That Be might have a few words to say about that! Also, something I’ve noticed Wendy, you often end your posts with “I wish you clear skies” or something of the like. Is that a reference to Every Soul a Star? Or is there an eclipse happening in your area? Thanks for being amazing!!

  18. Maggie on December 27, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Dear Miss Wendy,
    Hi!!!!! I’m am a BIG fan of the Willow Falls books and the Twice Upon a time series! I hope they are sequels for those two! I have a little problem. I would like to send a note to you in the mail, but I don’t know where to send it to! If you have a certain address, please tell me! The Willow Falls series really changed my life, and there is too little space in this box to talk about it! I have sent letters to other authors, and one really wrote back! I hope I get a chance to send you one and maybe if you have time off from writing, you can write back. I am currently reading A Mango-Shaped Space and it is really good already! I have read all of your Willow Falls books and let me just say, hands down, they are my favorite series! I hope you liked this message and get a response to my question! I hope you had a Merry Christmas!
    Love as Always,
    Maggie the Book Lover <3

    • Wendy Mass on August 18, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      It means so much to me when readers write to tell me a book changed their life. Thank you!

  19. MorningTime4 on December 27, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Hullo! *waves shyly* *knocks over a vase* Oh dear. Well, anyways, I am super excited for Space Taxi! I’m at least thirteen years old now, but I still love reading middle-grade books. πŸ™‚ Sequels? GASP. I’m really excited. Is there going to be a sequel to “Pi in the Sky,” “The Candymakers,” or “Jeremy Fink”? Out of your stand alone books, that’s the top three I expect! If there were sequels to either “A Mango-Shaped Space” or “Heaven Looks A Lot Like The Mall,” I’d probably fangirl all day!!!! XD By the way, I’m reading “The Last Present” right now, and it is AMAZING! Except, well, on page 126, I think Connor is spelled wrong (Conner). Well have a Happy New Year (and don’t forget to wish during 11:11; you’re allowed to make wishes at that time! Stay strong and wonderful! xoxo Morning

  20. Abby on December 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Fingers crossed that one of those sequels is Every Soul A Star! I just finished the book and I almost cried that I finished it! It is soooo good! You are an amazing writer! I can’t wait to read the Twice Upon A Time series!
    – Abby

  21. katie miller on December 28, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Hello! I just got a nook hd for x-mas so I am doing this from it. So I am going to get a ton of your books on it since I have $145 between 3 barnes and noble gift cards. $145 in gift cards equals a lot of books! I am going to buy buy buy when I can! So how are you? I am good and I also have lots to say! HAVE to read!!!!!

  22. Jenna on December 29, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    I am a HUGE fan of your Willow Falls series! When i read 11 Birthdays It became my favorite book! I didn’t read Finally, 13 Gifts, or The Last Preasent until this year because I didn’t know they were part of the Willow Falls series. You really need to make a move for these books! I have a few questions:
    Who will Grace help first when she turns 18?
    Do Amanda and Leo kiss again?
    You are a really great author. I am going to tell my friends about the Willow Falls series when i get back to school next year!
    Please reply Wendy Mass
    – Jenna Porter

    • Wendy Mass on August 10, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Thank you so much and I hope you enjoy the new Candymakers book too!

  23. Maryam on January 1, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I’m so excited for the sequels!!! πŸ˜€ I’ve finished all your books and really want to read more. πŸ˜€ You have to tell us what books they’re sequels to. Or at least a hint? Please? I’m dying of suspense (not literally, of course). πŸ˜€

    I’m going to read Space Taxi no matter what. It sounds really cool. πŸ˜€

    • Wendy Mass on January 2, 2014 at 10:29 pm

      Hmm…a hint…well..nope, sorry, I can’t! Have to get the final go-ahead from my publishers but hopefully soon, I promise! Hang in there. :O)

  24. Morgan Kaler on January 1, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Thank you sooooooo much for signing my two newest books, “The Last Preseny” and “Pi in the Sky”! My parents asked what I wanted for Christmas and those headed the list! I can’t wait to read them!!!


    • Wendy Mass on January 2, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Hi Morgan! I’m so glad they arrived! I hope whichever you read first that you enjoy them.
      Happy 2014!

  25. Julia on January 1, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Hi Wendy! I’m a big fan (just finished “The Last Present”. It was my early birthday present.) and I have a suggestion. Maybe when you get the time, you could do a re-write of the willow falls series, except in the boys POVs. Like 11 Birthdays and The Last Present in Leo’s POV, Finally in Jake’s POV, and 13 Gifts in David’s POV. Just a thought I had. xoxo

    • Wendy Mass on January 2, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      After 11 Birthdays I thought about re-writing it from Leo’s POV, but wanted to move forward in time, instead. FINALLY from Jake’s pov would be fun–maybe you should write it. ;o)

      • Supriya on January 23, 2014 at 8:27 pm

        You moved forward in time, to make Leo (and Amanda) move back in time (in The Last Present). This is going to give me a headache . . .

        Niffum = muffin backwards
        Were you really hungry when writing Pi in the Sky, or something?

  26. Bookworm on January 1, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope the sequels are for Mango or for Every Soul a Star!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I read under the covers for both of those books because I love them so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (And I still do!)

    • Wendy Mass on January 2, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      Hi “worm” love the nickname from bookworm! I may steal that for a book one day. ;o)
      I used to read under the covers, too, ok, sometimes i still do. :o)
      Happy 2014!

  27. Ally on January 4, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Hi Wendy!
    I love your books although I have not read them all. My favorite is A Mango Shaped Space. I LOVE it!!
    I have a question. Is there any way I can email you?

    P.S. It would be so cool if you did a movie or a sequel for A Mango Shaped Space! πŸ™‚

    • Wendy Mass on August 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Hi there! I would love if they made a movie on Mango! Happy Summer! ????????

  28. Alex on January 5, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Hi Wendy, I am so glad that your new book is posted! That is the highlight of my whole week. I am so excited for your new sequels! Me and my best friend will keep checking in to see all your new posts! Thank you for all the excitement you give me and my best friend. Hope you had a happy new year! πŸ™‚

  29. Carin on January 6, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Hi there. My daughter LOVES your books and would like to write you a letter. She just finished The Last Present and then read it again…and again. I couldn’t find an address on the “Contact” section of your website. Am I missing something? Thank you! (I love your books, too!)

    • Wendy Mass on June 21, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you! The best place for her to write me is here on the website.

  30. Wendy Mass book lover! on January 7, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I LOVE all your books!
    Especially the willow falls books!
    Have fun writing!

    a Wendy Mass book lover!

  31. aunna grace on January 7, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    AAWWEESSOOOOOMMMMEEEE!!!!!! I got The last present for christmas WOW I read the whole thing that night HASS to be one of my favorites (next to finaly and the candy makers :)) THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D <3

  32. reader 24/7 on January 8, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    :),YAY!! I am so excited for you (and because I get to read it)! I got 3 books by you for Christmas and am reading them now knowing that there will be more books that are going to be just as good as the ones I have already read. Also I am hoping that you had a very merry Christmas and a happy New year!!! May 2014 bring us many new books!!!

    Reader 24/7

  33. Josephine on January 8, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Omg sequels I love sequels. Wendy I read all of your books they are all my fav I own all of them. More to add to my collection. I hope they are sequels to mango shaped space and the candy maker, but what ever it is I am going to love it

  34. Wendymassfan on January 8, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Hi Wendy!!
    I am one of your BBBBBBIIIGGGGGEEEEEESSSSTTTTTT FANS!!!! I haven’t read every singe one of your books quite yet, but I’m begging my mom to get me them! I’m currently reading The Candymakers, and I got Every Soal a Star for Christmas so I’m going to read that one after. I really hope one of your sequels is to A Mango Shaped Space!! That was to first book I read from you and I absolutely loved it. I can’t wait until Space Taxi comes out!! I hope you and your family had a great holiday and a I hope you have a happy New Year!!
    Mary F (a.k.a your number one fan

  35. Sibby on January 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Hi Wendy I just want to say that I really love your books and hope the news sequals will be of mango and every soul a star! I’m going to read space taxi even though it’s for younger audiences. I have read all of your books and would be happy if you replied.


  36. Josephine on January 9, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    I love your books I have everyone can’t wate for the new ones I know I am going to love them

    – Josephine – πŸ˜‰

  37. Reader on January 11, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    You should try out I looked you up on there but it says you don’t have an account . Also, if you do go onto goodreads, you should try to look up all the groups that people made for you. Please sign up!!! Also, I love all of you’re books, they are amazing!!!!!

  38. Lily on January 12, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I LOVE YOU WENDY!!!!!!!!!!! you are the best author ever and I can’t wait to read your new books. You got me into books so much, now i read all the time!
    Wendy Mass = AWESOME

  39. Lara on January 13, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Hey Wendy!!!!

    I discovered 13 Gifts in my classroom library last week, and I’ve been reading nonstop! I’ve been reading so much, my desk neighbor complains about me reading. I’m 11, but I’m an “X” in the Scholastic letter level reading system. Your books are awesome!

    You should definitely do something with Jake and Rory, if you haven’t already. I think you stopped at 13 Gifts for now with the Willow Falls series, if not let me know. Maybe you can time skip to Rory’s year in 9th grade, and Jake could perhaps come to Willow Falls to have a break. They should start their relationship from here!

    You need to make sequels!!!! If you don’t, I will hunt you down and make you write them for the world. Just kidding… Maybe. πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰


  40. ana on January 13, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    OMG my b-day is april 1st! wendy you are amazing i looooooooove the willow falls series and got my bff hooked. I also enjoyed jeremy fink) and the meaning of life(who doesn’t cry at the end?) a mango shaped space (INCREDIBLE) but willow falls is still my all time fave series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!xoxoxxoxoxoxo

  41. ana on January 13, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    ps. love the willow falls book spines that is what made me pick it up in the first place πŸ˜‰

  42. Anjelica on January 18, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I really want to read your new book pi in the sky I might recommend to my sister to read space taxi she currently a 2nd grader

  43. soccer author on January 18, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!! I totally agree with whoever says the sequels should be for A Mango Shaped Space and Every Soul a Star!!!!!!!!!! You’re my favorite author since I was 8. I’m 12 now.
    You empower me soooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you,
    soccer author πŸ™‚

  44. Parker on January 20, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Today, I was trying on contacts and I was scared that I would have a Rory experience. Luckily, it was not to bad, but It Rory was all I could think about. However, had there been a cute movie star on the premises, I may have tempted to make up a good story!

    • Wendy Mass on January 20, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      LOL! Glad it worked out better for you!! :O)

  45. Sarah on January 22, 2014 at 9:39 am

    New posts please! Wendy, please respond! I would love there to be a new book in the Twice Upon a time, (I’m a fairytale geek) PLEASE! It would be my dream come true!!!!!!!!!!11!111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love twice upon a time and fairytales!

    • Wendy Mass on January 22, 2014 at 10:40 am

      I do hope to write more in that series, but it will be a while…others books are in line first. If only i had a fairy godmother to write them for me, that’d be nice! So glad you like them, though! They are fun to write.

  46. MASSive Fan on January 22, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I also love fairy tales! They’re like magic. If you make more for that series, you should do Cinderella or the Frog Prince! I absolutely love your books, and I also want to be an author. I love writing and reading, except I always put too much detail or not enough in stories. I also remember when I first read 11 Birthdays when I was little. I thought the series was so cool because it went in order on birthdays πŸ˜‰

    – A MASSive fan, no pun intended. Okay, maybe a little…or totally. πŸ˜€

  47. Sarah on January 22, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Yay! I don’t know how to wait though! You’re books are on the top of my birthday wish list. I will never outgrow them even though I’m almost 12.

  48. Ally on January 23, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Today is my 11th birthday and I can’t stop thinking about your book 11 birthdays. I want something that exiting to come today!! I loved reading about Amanda’s 11th birthday!! Can you please write back?

    P.S. 11 birthdays is my favorite in the Willow Fall series!!!

    • Wendy Mass on June 21, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      Wishing you a very late but still very happy birthday!

  49. jessica on January 24, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    i just read this post today and i screamed with JOY when I did on the part where you said you would write sequals for 2 books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i really hope you decide to write sequals for the wiloow falls series!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg! for the last present!!!!!! can you pleeeeeeeeeeease do that? can you PLEASE make the sequals on the willow falls series? And on AMANDA AND LEO BECAUSE I LOVE THOSE TWO! please wendy please! it’ll mean more than anything for me!!! i want to know more about their relashionship! and i want to know if they end up being couples! omg, will they get MARRIED in their future?!?!? that’ll be sooo cute! please reply back! i can’t wait to hear back from you and I can NOT wait for the sequals! once again, can you please make the sequals on amanda and leo? please! please! please! please! please!!!!!!

  50. a loving fan on January 24, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    make movies on all the books in the birthday series! it’ll be sooo awesome! and make the two sequals on amanda and leo from the birthdays series! take this into consideration please! it’ll make me more than happy!!

  51. Emilie on January 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    i check your website everyday for updates! i love you!! it’ll mean more than anything to me if you make the two sequals on amanda and leo from the birthdays series! i want them to be a couple soooooooo bad! at the end of 11 birthday’s, mrs. fitzpatrick said: of course when you two are old enough for dating, i hope it’s you! and also how in the last present, they kiss but aren’t really a couple then, i really want them to be a couple soo bad! they’ll be a really cute couple! so in the two sequals, can they PLEASE be about amanda and leo and from amanda’s POV/ perspective? And can you also make them into an official couple? One last please to sum it all up… PLEASE WENDY!!!!!!! Please reply to me also! i’m waiting so bad for your reply! i really want to hear from my favourite author! you are awesome and you have so many fans!!!! I love you! keep writing more books! (especially on the birthdays series… lol! please) thanks wendy, please reply! i’m waiting patiently to hear back from my favorite author!

  52. Eleanor on January 26, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I have just read “Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life,” and I have to say that it was one of the most wonderful and unique books I have read. The book addresses the question that most people don’t think about. What is the meaning of life? I think you did an absolutely marvelous job explaining every persons belief of the answer, and you have inspired me further into my hope that someday I will become a well-known author.

  53. Elaina on January 27, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Hey Wendy,
    I love reading every time I get a spare chance! Instead of going on the computer and play games that rot my brain. I say: Hey, why not do something that’s actually worth it? As a birthday present, my parents questioned me on what I wanted as a gift. I’m like: THE WILLOW FALLS SERIES! ALL THE BOOKS!! BY WENDY MASS!!!!! I got ll of them and I’m constantly reading them every time I get a chance to! Although I heard the last present was the last book in that series:( Is that TRUE?? i Hope not!! Please continue making more books in the birthday series! My favorite are Leo and Amanda and I want them to be a really cute couple. In the last present, I could tell that Leo really liked Amanda and had feelings for her but Amanda herself, didn’t really know what to do or what to expect. Please clear that up. Can you PWEASE continue writing more birthday books? That are based on Amanda and Leo? And can you make the squeals on the willow falls books? PLEASE! And please make Amanda and Leo be in a relationship and make Amanda also have feelings for Leo! I really want that, because it’s so cute and cool how they’ve known each other since birth, and are best of friends!. And it would be really awesome if they became a coule. I hope amanda starts having feelings for leo too! So please, when you make your sequals, can you consider this letter and make another willow falls book based on amanda and leo and make them a couple? It’ll mean more that anything to me!! I LOVE YOU AND YOUR BOOKS! Keep writing! And please reply! I am eagerly waiting to hear back from you! Please, I am on the edge of my seat to hear back from you!!!

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 3:55 pm

      Hi! I think I just wrote back to another post you wrote to but just wanted to write here too with an extra hug to you for being so awesome!!!

  54. susan on January 27, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Hey Wendy!
    I love you and every single one of your books! Can you please just tell me when you’ll be telling us what books your making seqels too?!?!?! PLEASE! Don’t give the title away or he release date or anything. I just want you to at least tell us when you’ll be telling us about what your making seqels to! Please read this and reply! I’m waiting for your reply!

    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      Right now! See next blog:)

  55. Lauren on January 27, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    So when will they be making a movie on the birthdays series? I’m so eager for them to make movies on that! I want to see SO BAD how Angelina looks like! And her duck-shaped birthmark!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply back!!!

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

      someone has to snatch up the film rights…fingers crossed! xo,

  56. Theresa on January 29, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Hi Ms. Mass!
    I’m Theresa, and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for sharing your brilliant stories with the world. You are a PHENOMENAL author, and I love everything about your books.
    I especially connect with the Willow Falls books (because they are the first books I read by you). I am VERY similar to Rory, in so many ways!
    The think I like most about the Willow Falls Series is how you incorporate small details from the other books, that means so much when you realize the reference. All of these little things were so simple, but made me so happy! I was ecstatic when I found out that David was Bee Boy!
    Every Soul A Star and The Candymakers are some of my other favorites, I loved those books so much! The stand alone novels are so phenomenal and perfect and make you feel so good inside.
    Thank you so much for being an author, and it would mean the world to me if you responded, if you have time!

    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:41 pm

      Hi Theresa!
      Thank you for your beautiful letter!! I can tell how you’re like Rory, you have her inner goodness! It was tricky making David and Bee Boy work out since Bee Boy was initially in a class a year ahead of Amanda. Had to think fast to come up with a reason that he’d really been in an advanced class! (at least I THINK i got that in there somewhere!). I had a lot of help from readers on what they wanted to see in The Last Present from the other books and that was SOOOOOO helpful! Thank you again for writing to me (and reading!).

  57. I on January 30, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    When will you be telling us what your going to make a sequel to, and when you’ll be releasing it? I’m sooo curious! I want to know so bad. Please tell me! Not the title but WHEN you’ll tell us. I’ll have the releasing date marked up on my calender!!!! That’s how much I love your books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:36 pm

      Almost there…

  58. Julie on January 31, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    MORE books on willow falls series! especially on amanda and leo because i loveeeede those two! please! write back! i’m on the edge of my seat waiting for ur reply!

  59. Maggie on January 31, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Dear Miss Mass,
    I don’t want this to be a soppy message, but I do give you a disclaimer πŸ˜‰ First off, I have read 2 out of the 3 Twice Upon a Time books, ALL of the Willow Falls Series books and I have read A Mango Shaped Space and I just ordered The Candymakers. The Willow Falls series really changed my life and so did A Mango Shaped Space. They are so detailed and PERFECT! Your writing is better then any other author (No offence to or Suzanne Collins!) And if they are sequels to the books I mentioned, tell me the earliest I can pre-order them! I want to send you a letter to describe how much more I love you and your writing, so can you pretty please tell me what address to send it to? That would be AWESOME! Do you have any authors you think I should check out? I saw on this blog that you met a lot of them! Well Miss Mass, to close this message up, I say, THANK YOU!

    With LOTS of love,
    Maggie <3<3<3

    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:34 pm

      Hi Maggie,
      Writing to me here is the easiest, so thanks for that! I’m so glad you liked the ones you’ve read, it’s scary each time I turn one in, I always worry. I think most authors do! The “author pals” section lists my favorite books of a bunch of awesome authors so that should give you lots to choose from.
      And Thank You, too!!

  60. cam on February 2, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    I am just guessing (because they seem like books to make sequels for) but I think the sequels are for Every Soul A Star and Candymakers, or for the Twice upon a Time Series.

  61. Madison on February 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Please, I’m dieying here! Please tell us! It’s been forever! Or at least tell us one of the two books

  62. Krysten on February 5, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Wendy, give us a clue, the first letter, main character, what the cover looks like, where it takes place, what the age is of one human is, the name of a side character!! please Wendy! i’m dying here! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I BEG OF YOU!!!! PLEASE GIVE US A CLUE!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      LOL. Love all those exclamation points!! Few more minutes…

    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      LOL. And Love all those exclamation points!! Few more minutes…

  63. monica on February 6, 2014 at 11:51 am

    hi i love your books Wendy! their amazing! my favorite is 12 finally

  64. BooksAreAwesome on February 6, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    So far I’ve only read 11 birthdays, 13 gifts, and The Last Present from the Willow Falls series and I have to say their amazing! I just finished The Last present and I was wondering if that was the last book in the series? I mean because it does have the word ‘Last’ and sometimes that’s what authors do to their books to kinda let readers know it’s the last book. Also I wanted to say I love how you plotted out the story so well! It’s amazing how you’ve put the characters all together as friends and the occasional romance! I hope to be a great author like you some day!

  65. Madison on February 9, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Hi wendy! I love you and your books. I hope the sequels are mango and Jeremy fink! Please tell me if I’m correct . Pretty please!

    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      Hmmm…er…not really, not now at least…I think both those characters were in a really good place in their lives at the end of the books. Hope you agree…:o)

  66. Reader on February 10, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    You should really check out, I love it. There are a lot of people who really love your books on there! And there are so many groups just for you! Also please tell me the sequel is to every soul a star, I just love that book so much! You are so awesome!

    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      Hey there! Thanks for the goodreads tip. I’ve gone on a few times but authors are a sensitive bunch and there are a bunch of not so nice comments on there too. safer for my ego to only visit occasionally ;o) I think down the road I’ll do a short sequel to Every Soul a Star, like maybe an ebook type of thing with a short story for each character. I’ll let ya know! I’m glad you liked it though!

  67. Emelia on February 15, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Hi Wendy,
    The holidays passed. When are you going to tell us more about the sequels your planning on writing on? PLEASE write a sequel on Willow Falls! And make it on Amanda and Leo, I really want them to be a cute couple! Please rely back Wendy! I’m a really big fan of you and your books!!

    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      Hang in there…a few more minutes…hurrah!!!

  68. Soph13 on February 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Soooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

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