Sending Valentine’s Love and Good Tidings (tidings = news!)

Ok, so here’s the thing. You guys are AWESOME! And you’re not afraid to ask for what you want, that’s for sure! I’m sorry for the wait…but here goes. Like I said…two sequels. One I still can’t officially tell you for a few more days, (but if I HAD to give a hint…I’d say it has something to do with candy! ;o)

But there’s one other I CAN tell you about…

So when I wrote THE LAST PRESENT, I really intended it to wrap up everything in the Willow Falls series. But somehow I must not have been quite ready to say goodbye because I wrote that pesky last chapter from Grace’s point of view. So I guess it wouldn’t be fair not to let you guys know what happens to Grace now that she’s..well, let’s just say “different!” All the other characters will still be around to help her (some in bigger roles than others), but this will be Grace’s adventure. Willow Falls lives on!

Now off I go to sleep so I can wake up tomorrow and start writing! I have to be sure to get the book out before you guys forget all about it. :o)

Happy Valentine’s Day!


  1. Selena on February 16, 2014 at 1:04 am

    I’m super super happy I actually screamed then started crying (cause I was happy no worries) Now I don’t know if I can sleep. Now I can’t stop smiling. Thank you!

    • Wendy Mass on February 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      Wow, you were up late!!! Big hug to you and i’m so glad it made you happy!!!!

      • Sara on February 18, 2014 at 6:48 pm

        OMG I just screamed with joy!! I never want willow falls to end and please make it be a reading counts book for school ! :))

        • Isabelle S. on March 17, 2014 at 5:34 pm

          I know right?!?! Wendy- I love you and your books so much! I am a girl who is dying to be a writer and you are my role model! I can’t wait to read the new books and I wish you good luck.


        • Nevaeh on December 7, 2014 at 4:32 pm

          You have reading counts too? Cool!

      • Heidi Pearse on February 19, 2014 at 2:55 pm

        THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy you are my favorite author ever!”:D

      • Joanne on March 25, 2014 at 8:23 pm

        What is the name the characters are there new ones are Leo and. Amanda dating are Tara and David dating is Rory dating Jake. Does he know is Angelina still there what age are they what does Grace do I need to know orI will die I am dead!!!!! I need to know the title and what its about PLEASE Spill pleassssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

        • Wendy Mass on March 26, 2014 at 8:43 am

          Take deep breaths Joanne!! You’re cracking me up! I promise you’ll find out all that stuff in the next book. The title so far, is GRACEFUL but that could change.

          • Erica on April 4, 2014 at 6:35 pm

            SO THERE’S GONNA BE ANOTHER BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YAY!

      • Vicki on February 18, 2015 at 9:51 pm

        Wendy- Wow! I can’t believe it, you can’t make Willow Falls ever end, I have almost all of your books! (Oh, and can’t wait for CM2 to come out) You need another book after Graceful, and another,and another,and another,and another,and another,and another,and another,and another,and another,and another,and another,and another… Seeing what I mean by now? XD I just can’t wait!

    • Heidi Pearse on February 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      I was sad that willow falls was over but then I saw that you were making another book I had my own celebration I am so happy!!!!! Make sure to have David and Tara in the new book (not trying to be picky) but I love these books!!!!! And if you can have David involved with Angelina d’ Angelo! Please! Thank you so much for making these books and making me super, amazingly, HAPPY!!!”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

    • alyssa on March 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      I can’t wait to read it or for you to tell us more about these books I ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ the willow falls series I even made a bookmark for it because I read the series so often

  2. Emily on February 16, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Thank you SOOOO much!!!! I <3 Your books! THANK YOU!!!!!!!! I cant stop saying thank you to u! I cant stop thinking bout' the willow falls books, and i wanted another one and you made my wish come true!!!! Your a generous person! Thank you!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you too!
    ~Emily 😀 😀 😀 😀
    PS THANK YOUUUU 😀 😀 😀 😀

    • Emily on February 16, 2014 at 8:52 am

      Btw, You made my day Wendy 😀

  3. Krysten on February 16, 2014 at 11:48 am

    really! I’ve been checking your website every day to see if there is something new and i braced myself for when i clicked on blog. and here it is! what i have been waiting for,for like 3 weeks! and wow! so i’m just clearing this up. are you writing a new book in the willow falls series???? (if so) AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! that is sooooooooooo awesome!!!!! man i am now totally ecstatic even though i’m not showing it i totally am! just can you make sure that Leo and Amanda and Rory and Tara and David and all those characters can all still be a big part in the book. they were the people that like made me happy and all giddy and made me squeal like a little tiny girl getting to go to a one direction concert. (not necessarily a little girl more like 11-16 year old girls) OK now i am so excited. make it happen soon! (not to be bossy but PLEASE)

    • Wendy Mass on February 16, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      Hmm…ok, i’ll go back into the post to make it clearer…but Yes! So you can stop checking now. ;o)
      Love your enthusiasm!

      • Krysten on February 18, 2014 at 9:19 pm

        oops! sorry. i didn’t actually read the post completely i just stopped after you said “different” mostly just because i was so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you so, so (as many “so’s” as above times twenty-seven), so, so much! Man i just really, really want to read this book right now but i know that, that would be physically impossible (unless i proof-read every single on of your chapters which is also impossible) man i just wish you could give us any kind of spoilers! oh, and if all of the characters are 15 years old (comment from below) then that means that Rory and Jake CAN date (in case you forgot). can you please tell us what you have in mind as the title of the book? if you do that than maybe we can help you! *wink* i just wanted to thank you again and i am so happy that you did this. i haven’t screamed yet but i have been screaming for the past three days! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (there it is) although i have squealed several times. oh i’m just so happy! thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you so, so much! EEEEEEE!! i’m so happy!!

  4. yay! on February 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    omg omg omgggggg!!! PLEASE MAKE AMANDA AND LEO AND OFFICIAL COUPLE IN THE BOOK! I LOVE THEM SO MUCH AND THEY ARE MY MOST FAVORITE CHARACTERS AND WOULD BE A PERFECT MATCH! When I read your newest blog, I started screaming! my sister was like: calm down!!!!!!! i’m sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy! u just made my valentines day!!! i love u and ur books sooo much! i would be soooo happy if you take this into consideration and make amanda and leo a couple!!!! Who’s point of veiw are u going to make it on? Grace? If you do, then still please make amanda and leo a couple! thank you so very much and a very special valentines day for you!!!!! <3! You are so nice and kind and you listen to everyone's wishes! keep writing! ur fan ~Cloe

    • Wendy Mass on February 18, 2014 at 11:19 am

      HI Cloe! love the omg’s! Don’t worry, all the couples will still be there even though Grace’s story will be the focus. Amanda and Leo are the most familiar with the magical goings-on in town so they will definitely have to help out a lot. :o)

  5. Sarah on February 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Dear Mrs. Mass,

    I’d like to say how long I have been waiting to hear what your “tidings” were, and to thank you for always making your readers’ hopes come true! Ever since you wrote about it in December, I checked your post every day to see if you had posted your sequel news, and I am so excited to hear that I have those two tidings to look forward to! That made my day, just as it did to all of your devoted readers/fans.

    Thank you,

    P.S. No sequel to Every Soul a Star? I was also hoping to someday read about Ally’s life in Chicago…that would make a great book about trying to fit in despite how unique you are. And Bree’s new life in the wilderness just promises such character development even further than the first book. 😉

    • Wendy Mass on February 18, 2014 at 11:15 am

      HI Sarah! Yay, now you don’t have to check every day. :o)
      I really do want to do something with Every Soul, maybe short stories for each character…it will have to wait a while though…I do think about those characters and that story. This spring (if it EVER STOPS SNOWING) my family and I are building a labyrinth in our backyard. I kind of fell in love with them after researching them for the book.
      Back to work I go!

  6. Jaimie on February 16, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I can’t believe you’re writing a new Willow Falls book! I love the stories and the town so much, and you’ve written it in a way that makes the characters and town feel real, which makes the story come alive. I’ve just finished reading The Last Present (again!) so I’m so excited for another Willow Falls book!

  7. alyssa on February 16, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I can’t wait to read the new book also I want the main characters from the last book to still be main ones

  8. Katy on February 16, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Yes! The Willow Falls is one of my favorites, I think, of your books. I can’t wait to read it when it comes out… oh my, that’s going to be a long way away, isn’t it? Sometimes, I like to daydream about what happened to some of the characters after Last Present. Particularly Rory and Jake, who are, for whatever reason, probably my favorite.

    That is really awesome, though. 😀

    • Wendy Mass on February 18, 2014 at 11:10 am

      It won’t be too long…a little over a year. Ok, I know that sounds long, but in the publishing world it really isn’t. :o)

      • Katy on February 18, 2014 at 11:15 pm

        Well, hopefully we can all survive a year until that happens…but at least it’s only ONE year, and not like two or three, like what some authors do to us poor readers. 😀

  9. Kaetlyn on February 16, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    omg! woo hoo! are you still going to talk about the couples like amanda and leo and if they’re an OFFICIAL couple? You just made my day!! write back!! love u and ur books!

    • Kaetlyn on February 16, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      p.s. oh don’t worry, NO ONE’S going to forget about this!

      • Sara on October 8, 2014 at 10:02 pm

        I am so glad you are writing another book!!i started reading like a week ago and haven’t stopped since .i read 11 birthdays and it was awesome . Then I begged my mom to bring me to the public library to get finally . And then my mom bought the last two online and I literally stayed up till 2 in the morning reading , but it was fall break anyways.Iactually discovered your books at my library at school and read the first one in a day !!! When I finished reading The Last Present i re read all the good parts , especially the Amanda and Leo parts, and I fell in love with the books . Then I felt sad that it was the last one , so I went to this website and found out that you were making another one … I am also exited about how everyone turns out and how grace is doing with things in her point of view .I definitely would like to see more of Leo and Amanda as a couple , and Rory and Tara with their relationships also .
        Sincerely. ,Sara.

  10. Willowfallslover89 on February 16, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I AM SO HAPPY!! OMG! THANK YOU!!! I always check your website for this day 2 happen! THANK YOU! Im jumping up and down right now! YOU ARE DE BEST AUTHOR EVERRRRR!!! I cant stop smiling. Im so happy, THANK YOU! I need more Leo and Amanda, Tara and David (I rlly need more of them), Rory and Jake, and GRACE!!!! My sis (Emily up there) told me about this, first she screamed, then she started jumping up and down, and then she wouldnt get off the comp… Now she finally managed to get off and i got on, And started writing this. But i am SOOO happy! Thank you so much for making me and my sister happy! And Emily is right, you are a generous person!

    ~Emma 😀
    PS Thank you so much Wendy, me and Emily always read together when we read your books and you always make us happy. Thank you for everything Wendy.

    • Wendy Mass on February 18, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Hi Emma! I love that you guys read the books together, that’s sooo nice!! My sisters and I used to make each other check out books from our room like they were library books. We made up stamps with dates on them that they were due by. Then if they were late the other person had to clean the others room. :o)
      Thanks for your great letter.

  11. Autumn on February 16, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Omigod! Amazing, you are a miracle Mrs. Mass! Yay! SO excited!
    Happy Valentines Day! How was your valentines day? Hope it was great!

  12. Jackie on February 16, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    I love u some much!!! Today I got 2 books from u! I can’t put them down! I love willow falls too. Btw I got a mango shaped space and 13 gifts

  13. Isabella on February 16, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us!I started to get very worried that The Last Present will be the last Willow Falls book you will write.But nope!Now it won’t be!Thank you so much!11 birthdays and The Last Present are my favorite books,so this news means a lot to me!Keep up the great work.You’re my favorite author!I will wait for this book patiently.I will make a goal that once it comes out,I will buy it right away.And,I have 2 little requests for this book.Can you make Amanda and Leo become even MORE closer? I would love to read about those events happening!Amanda and Leo are such a cute couple!Maybe,they have a mission that they have to go to the future.Along the way,they find their future selves dating and getting married!And my second request is,when you write this new book,can you make sure everyone stays the same age as in The Last Present,or about the same age?If you make them older,maybe it should be 1/2-1 1/2 years older.I know this MIGHT be too much to ask for,but I would love to read more cute events that happen to Amanda and Leo,like a kiss (while they’re still about the same age)!Anyways,thanks for sharing this very exciting news to all of us!The Willow Falls series is the best!Keep up the good work,and happy writing!

    • Wendy Mass on February 18, 2014 at 11:07 am

      I will tell you that the kids will all get a little older–I have to age Grace from 10 to 12 (those of you who read The Last Present will understand that she needs 2 years before things really happen for her, can’t say too much or it would be a spoiler. ;o). Look at it this way, by the time the book comes out, you’ll be older too! :o)

      • Alicia on February 21, 2014 at 2:15 am

        But wait… that would make all the other characters 15 years old! But I want to know what happens when they’re 14! Maybe later you can write short stories on when Amanda, Leo, Rory, Tara, and David are 14. Or maybe even older… that just a suggestion! I also think the fans would agree. If you read all the other comments like I do then reply saying if you agree with short stories on the quintet. And yes I did you quintet. It is the term of 5 people which is used mostly mucically but I don’t care! There is a new willow falls book! Yay!

      • MASSive Fan on February 25, 2014 at 2:51 pm

        Cool! I thought it would just start off from where The Last Present left off! They’re growing so fast *sniff *sniff Haha 🙂

  14. funke on February 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    that is fantastic news!!! you really cheered my spirits because I’ve been looking for books to read for ages and since I’ve started secondary school I don’t really have time to look at your website unless i’m researching something, get bored and remember “HEY WENDY MASS MIGHT HAVE SOME COOL NEWS!!” and most of the time there is. I knew the first one would be that one because that’s not the kind of book you leave unfinished! and I had a small feeling you would some way or another kind of continue the willow falls series.
    I ACTUALLY have something to look forward about now YAY!!

    ps. and i’m doing this bunting where you decorate it with one of your favourite books. im definitely choosing the candymakers because that is one of the most decorative exciting book covers I have EVER seen!!!

    • Wendy Mass on February 18, 2014 at 11:03 am

      I really like the candymakers cover, too. The same guy did that one as Pi in the Sky. Glad you checked the site. xo

  15. Parker on February 17, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Candy?? Ok, you have my FULL attention. (Not that you didn’t have it for the amazing hours I spent reading your books and your blog) I think that either means a Candymakers sequel, which would make not only my day, but my universe. Or you’re putting something about candy in another book. However, I’m REALLY hoping you consider mustard to be candy. I’m not sure why you would-I’m not judging-because THAT would mean A Mango Shaped Space sequel, which blows everything else so far out of the water they vaporize. I know, I know, that’s stretching your words a bit, but hey, you didn’t give us much to go on. As for the Willow falls book (which is great!!) is there any chance you could put in some storyline about Jake and Rory? I loved how we were able to follow them into 13 Gifts, and even a bit in The Last Present, but I know I want to hear more!

    Ok! Now that I have asked for everything twice (as you said, we’re not afraid to ask for what we want) I just wanted to say, I hope you’re valentines day was good, you got and gave lots of love, and you ate as many candy hearts as you wanted, as I did.
    Thank you for your amazing writing,

    • Wendy Mass on February 18, 2014 at 11:01 am

      Parker, you crack me up!!! Still can’t talk candy…but very soon, I promise! Will make sure to get in jake and rory. xo, w.

      • sara on February 19, 2014 at 9:40 pm

        make sure to get in amanda and leo in there too please!!!!

  16. Soph13 on February 17, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    That’s so exciting!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!!!! 😀
    I can’t wait to read them!!!!!!! Grace is awesome…
    I love your books so much!!!!! I can’t wait!


  17. Leah on February 17, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Another Willow Falls book?!?!?!? OH MY GOD THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY!!!!!! Seriously, these books are my favorites ever!!! I was so sad when I finished The Last Present but now I’M SOOOO HAPPY AND EXCITED ABOUT THIS I CAN’T WAIT TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU HAVE IN STORE FOR GRACE AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  18. Hannah on February 17, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    omg yaaaaayyyyy a new post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!! THE SEQUELS ARE JUST FOR THE BOOKS I WAS HOPING FOR!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Joy on February 18, 2014 at 12:28 am

    I actually screamed. Then did a happy dance. Which was basically flailing around in my chair. You have no idea how happy you just made me. I was so upset at the fact Willow Falls was over! I feel like there were still a lot of loose strings-such as how Jake and Rory manage his fame, and if they ever actually start dating And Tara and David, of course. In all, I absolutely cannot wait for this!

    • Wendy Mass on February 18, 2014 at 10:59 am

      Yay for happy dance! Took out some spoilers above and yes, all those things will be addressed. 🙂

  20. Marita on February 18, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Wow!!! I’m so excited! Thank-you so much. I was hoping for a Willow Falls sequel, and although I wasn’t expecting a Candymakers one I’m ecstatic for both of them. I’m guessing no Every Soul a Star sequel then? Thanks a million times over.
    Marita xx

    • Wendy Mass on February 18, 2014 at 10:57 am

      Maybe short stories for Every Soul one day down the road. 🙂

      • Jocelyn on February 23, 2014 at 5:39 pm


  21. Maryam on February 18, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I would now like to fill this with as many excited, pixelated smiley faces as possible…except I’m pretty sure that would be counted as spam, and besides, those smiley faces aren’t excited enough.

    Okay, now all the sanity is leaving me.


    Oh, and like my friend Katy said, I like to daydream about what happens too. 😀 I even started a fanfiction with another friend of mine. 😀

    • Wendy Mass on February 18, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      I’ll pretend there are many pixelated smileys!! Glad to make you smile, that made ME smile, thanks! :o) xo Wendy

  22. Rae on February 18, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    wow, i NEVER expected candymakers to be the one getting a sequel, but i’m really excited! that was one of my favorite books ever and remains probably my favorite middle-grade book!

    i was really hoping there’d be a leap day sequel, though. it lends itself to one so perfectly, it could be set 4 (or even 8?) years after on another leap day!

    do you have any plans to write another book aimed towards slightly older readers? i’ll read them no matter what (i’m always looking for an excise to read kids books 😛 )but i love leap day and HLALLTM so much and your YA writing is amazing

    • Wendy Mass on June 21, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      It has been fun to surprise my readers with the sequel to Candymakers. A follow up to Leap Year is a good idea!

  23. Asia on February 19, 2014 at 10:08 am

    I practically screamed when I heared about this!
    A sequal to the candymakers(fantastic book by the way. Plot was j’dored) AND Willow Falls?
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  24. Skylie on February 19, 2014 at 10:48 am

    O Ms Wendy,

    I am so glad to see a new post, but I was just curious if you have anymore information on the movie so far!?!
    I am so pumped for more GREAT reads from you 🙂
    Just a question, in the end of “The Candymakers” there is a reader’s guide and question 15 it asks who to the picture of Logan with the butterfly. Do you have a story about that?
    I am assuming that it will be left in the movie but I would love to see “The Next Day” in “The Candymakers”
    In “The Next Day” Miles says Daisy almost looked just like the girl, did she have brown hair again?


    • Wendy Mass on August 18, 2016 at 11:05 pm

      Any info I have I promise to post on my website. Movies are a long process but I learn a lot from it!

  25. Your Biggest Fan! on February 19, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    I’m really glad that you’re writing another book! I thought writing from Grace’s point of view would be a good idea IF you were going to write another, and then, you posted this and that’s exactly what you’re doing! And you mentioned a sequel (with candy as the hint ;)) — My guess is a sequel to the Candymakers! I LOVE that book! I’ve read it like three times at least and I LOVE the style of writing you used. The nosiness in me loved seeing the truth about the characters 🙂 Once you’re allowed to tell us what the sequel is, can you tell me if I’m right? Thanks if you can! I just LOVE your books! I’m so glad you’re writing more. And one thing — I would love it if you could reply to my comment personally (I know I’m funny that way), but I totally understand if you’re too busy. Either way, I just wanted to let you know how much I adore your books 🙂
    Your Biggest Fan 🙂

  26. Cristina on February 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! OH. MY. GOSH!!!!!:):):):):):):) I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just finished reading you post and I started bouncing around the room and doing a little happy dance! I am soooo excited for the book to come out! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH WENDY FOR MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE! YOU ARE AN AWESOME (and my most favorite) AUTHOR EVA! Thank you for taking time to read our blogs and making another willow falls book! My favourite character are amanda and leo and in the LAST PRESENT, when I read bout that beach, I was like: AWWW!!!!! squee!!!!! PLEASE make Amanda and Leo even MORE closer in this next book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just love those two characters! And make it more romantic! (I sound so crazy) And please make them an official couple and make them start dating!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So you’re making the book from Grace’s point of veiw right? If you haven’t decided yet, can you consider making it from Amanda’s point of veiw or Leo’s for a change? Please!!!!!!! Please please please make amanda and leo kiss in the next book and make them start dating! they’d be a rally cute couple!!!! Write back Wendy!!!! You are awesome and so are your books! please write back to me and consider adding these things into your next book!!!!! you rock!!!!!!!!!! ~Cristina

    • Wendy Mass on February 19, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      Hi Cristina! Thank you for all that!! A & L will still be going strong, but it really does need to be Grace’s story. Hope that’s ok. :o)
      This one will be different in that we’ll be seeing someone who is a lot like Angelina in terms of what she can “do” but soooo different at the same time.
      Back to work I go! :o)

  27. Jocelyn on February 19, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    OH MY GURSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 :): ) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    When I saw this I LITERALLY SCREAMED AND quite possibly lost it for a minute. I proceeded to call my friend, who of course, is a HUGE fan of yours and I told her the news. She proceeded to act appropriately which was to scream, which made me scream over the news . STILL CANT GET OVER IT!!!!
    P.S I just finished rereading the candymakers and now to say that I’m exited would be an understatement, A HUGE ONE
    P.P.S love your books, keep writing!!!!!!
    P.P.P.S a million smiley faces wouldn’t express how happy i am now
    *does happy dance*

    • Wendy Mass on February 19, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      LOL at lost it. I picture you passed out on your keyboard–i hope not! ;o)
      I’m glad you’re excited! More candymakers news very soon!!

      • Jocelyn on February 19, 2014 at 10:39 pm

        Thanks and OMG WENDY you replied to my comment!! Now I FINALLY have some bragging rights!!
        Keep up the amazing person that you are!!

  28. sara on February 19, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Please make Amanda and Leo an OFFICIAL couple! Make them MORE close to each other!!! *wink wink* if you know what i mean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Amanda and Leo! they’re my favorite characters!!!!!!!!! In the last present, I just couldn’t get enough of them! Especially when I read the ending of that beach scene!!!!! Can you make them be dating in the next book you’re writing one right now? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!!!! PRRETTY PLEASE WITH A CHERRY ON TOP!!!! please reply back Wendy! i’m at the edge of my seat waiting to hear back from you! i love you and your books are amazinggggg!

    • Wendy Mass on February 19, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      I’m sensing a theme here! Amanda and Leo seem to be on lots of your minds! No worries, you won’t be disappointed. LOL at the wink! xo

      • sara on March 13, 2014 at 9:59 am

        Thanks for replying! Lol! I guess it’s because Rory and Jake, and Tara and David are a couple but Amanda and Leo still aren’t really an official one yet. Good luck writing your next book!

  29. Aysha on February 19, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I BEG you to make Amanda and Leo an official couple! They would be a perfect match made in heaven and are totally meant for each other. I just can’t get enoguh of those two! I sound crazy, but can you put in more romantic scenes of Amanda and Leo like a kiss and more? It’ll be sooooo adorable! And can you make them start dating too? Please! It’ll be perfect!!!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! Did I mention please?!! Lol! I love you wendy and your awesome boooks! Once I start reading one, my mom has to force it down from me! Please take this letter into consideration and make Amanda and Leo an official couple! Are you planning on making them one, anyways? PLEASE DO! Thanks! Write back! I’m checking this website every hour! Literally! And would be soooo happy if the next time I check it and I see that you’ve replied to me! Keep writing! Great job! Write back! ~AyShA<3

    • Wendy Mass on February 19, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      You crack me up!! Can’t give any spoilers for those who haven’t read The Last Present yet, but I’m sure you’ll be happy with what happens to Amanda and Leo.
      Thanks for writing! :o)

  30. Fiona on February 20, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Oh.My.GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooooo excited! Please make Amanda and Leo a couple in the next book! They’re my favourite characters! please make them even MORE closer than they were in THE LAST PRESENT!!!!!!!!!!!! Please make them kiss again in the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE! I can’t get enough of those two!!! please read this and take it into consideration and write back!!!! I love your books! they’re amazing! please reply back!

  31. Ana on February 20, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    More Amanda and Leo!!!! I want them to start dating and kiss again in the book! Even if it’s Grace’s story and from her POV, can you pleaseeeeeee still make Amanda and Leo start dating and kiss? I LOVE those two!!!!!!!!! Thanks you so much, Wendy for making my dreams and wishes come true! You’re an awesome and my most favorite author EVER. Please write back!!!! I’m patiently waiting to hear back from you!!!!!!!!!!!!! One last PLEASE to sun up this letter! LOL! ~Your fan Ana!!!

    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Hi Ana! Glad to hear you were happy with the directions the story took!

  32. Logan Lerman 2003 on February 21, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Your books are amazing I’m reading Jimmy Fink and the meaning of life it is so exiting you should really wright more I beg you to please!!!!!!!!!It would be a dream come true!Your the best!!

  33. Shela on February 21, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Omg!!! Another Willow Falls book!!!! There’s like, fireworks going off the top of my head right now because I am soooooooooooooooo happy to hear this news!!! wow- a lot of people seem to want more of Amanda and Leo. SO do I!!! They’re awesome characters!!! Please can you make them into a couple?!?!?!?!?! I want them to kiss again! In the last present, I just kept squealing over their romantic parts, please can you make them start dating??? Please read this and write back! I just love your books!!! They’re me favourite!!!!

  34. Tanisha on February 21, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    MORE AMANDA AND LEO”S RELASHIONSHIP! I JUST WANT THEM TO BE A COUPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (PLEASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSE!!!!!)

  35. Amanda on February 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Hi wendy mass!!\It’s the “Real Amanda” remember that? every since you replied to my last letter, I’ve been checking this website almost everyday to hear about the sequels and I’m SO happy you decided to write another book in the willow falls series!!! I’m so thankful! You’re an amazing author! Please make Amanda and Leo a couple! I just love those two characters! Can you please make them start dating and kiss again? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! But make it more romantic this time! PLEASSSSSSE!!! Please please please please please please please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They’re my #1 favorite characters in your books and you probably know why!! Please write back and pleaaaaaaaaaaaase consider this and make them a couple! Reply back! waiting to hear back from my #1 favorite author!!
    ~Real Amanda!!

  36. Logan Lerman 2003 on February 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I have a question for you are you author pals with Rick Riordan (he writes the PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS series) cause if yes then if you guys team up you’ll be unstable in the world of writing and your book would sell faster then lighthning ! I hope you guys would pair up some day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you both so much I can’t stop thinking about you guys!!!!!!!!(Both of you.)

    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      I just read about Mr Riordan’s new book! I hope you like the new Candymakers!

  37. Ruby G. on February 21, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    I’m so happy and excited! I can’t wait!

  38. Daniella on February 22, 2014 at 2:21 am

    Dear Wendy,
    I am soooooooooooooooooooooooo excited about the next book in the Willow Falls series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    When I saw ur blog I SCREAMED, DANCED, AND PRACTICALLY EXPLODED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’m serious there was Daniella guts all over my walls!

    Please Please Please make Rory and Jake an official couple in ur new book! I love they’re characters so much!!!!!!
    (They’re a really cute couple!)

    Yesterday my English teacher asked my class to write a letter to our favorite author and I chose you! 🙂
    I wrote about how u empower and inspire me to write. Thank u for always writing relatable books!!!!!!!!!

    P.S. I love u!!!!!!!!!

  39. Logan Lerman 2003 on February 22, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Jeremy Fink is realy a good book I love it I was up till 11:30 reading it!

  40. Sahana on February 22, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Yay! Make Amanda and Leo a couple please! A lot of people seem to love those two- so do I! I can’t get enough of them! I’m reading THE LAST PRESENT again for the third time and can’t seem to get tired of it! I keep re-reading the romantic parts on Amanda and Leo and want MORE in the next book!! Please! Waiting to hear back from you! I love your books!

  41. Fumi on February 22, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    crying crying crying crying oh my god can’t believe I haven’t seen this until now! I’m so happy! Can you give us a year and a season or just a year in which these sequels (especially the Willow Falls one!) will come out? Ahh I’m so excited!

  42. Nicole and Megan on February 22, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    We literally started screaming when we found out there was going to be another book! We just realized that if you age everyone two years, David, Tara, Amanda, Leo, and Rory will all be in high school, so that means Rory and Jake can become official :). It’d be great to see Grace get some romance too, lol. Can’t wait to read it!
    -Megan and Nicole 🙂
    PS: Thanks for writing these books; you really helped make my sister and I closer- we fangirled over fictional couples and first kisses! ~Nicole 🙂

  43. Carla on February 23, 2014 at 12:01 am

    I’m so excited! I told my friends and they’re excited for the next Willow Falls book and the sequel for the Candymakers too, if that’s what it is! You’re one of my favorite authors and I can’t wait for your new books!

  44. camera9girl on February 23, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Hey Wendy! I am so happy you are making another sequel for the…… CANDYMAKERS! I was so surprised when I looked on your blog today! But one question, are they making the Candymakers a movie? I would be thrilled to see the it! Here in Texas it has been freezing cold and then the next day so super hot! I wonder what the temp will be like today!

  45. Mishaal on February 23, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Hello Ms. Mass,

    I am very excited to read your new book once it releases! What chapter are you writing so far in the book? I know writing a book takes a while but you have many great ideas! I too, am a HUGE fan of your books. I also love Amanda and Leo. They’re my favorite characters in your book and would absolutely be very happy if you make them a couple, and make more romantic parts between them in the book. Please write back Wendy Mass! I love your books so much and you’re a really awesome author- my most favorite actually! It would mean so much to me if you take this letter into consideration! Please do! And please reply back!

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 11:08 am

      Hi! Thank you so much for your kind words! So glad you are fond of Amanda and Leo, they are favorites of mine, too. Graceful gives some glimpse of their future that I think you’ll like (or hopefully you found the book by now!). So sorry for not seeing this before, sending hugs!! Wendy

  46. Ariana on February 23, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Another Willow Falls book? HURRAH! Can’t wait to read it! I’m re-reading the whole series again! My favorite characters are Leo and Amanda!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Many people seem to like them! I would love if you make them a couple! They’re like, perfect for each other!! Write back please and please make A & L a couple in your book!!

  47. Julia on February 23, 2014 at 10:12 am

    So how will you age the characters? 2 years? I can’t wait to read the book! Hope they’re are many romantic parts between all the couples!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After this book, are you still going to write more Willow Falls? I know probably not right away but maybe later on after the other book that are in line? ‘m in love with this series!! reply please!

    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      I hope you liked how each character was when they were older. Happy Summer!

  48. Riana on February 23, 2014 at 10:17 am

    I’m totally buying a copy of this when it releases! Then I’m going to read it again and again!! SO EXCITED!!!!:):):):):):):):)

  49. Maggie on February 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW I’M USING CAPS TOO MUCH!!!! I am in LOVE with the Willow Falls series and when I read The Last Present, I was happy because of the ending, but then again you left it off at a cliff hanger. I’m reading The Candymakers at the moment and when I read the part about candy in your message I was SO excited!!!!!! I’m on Miles’ part and it’s SO cool! I do love your Twice Upon A Time series, but not even CLOSE to the Willow Falls series!! YAYYYY!!!!!!!! When is the earliest I can pre-order??? Can you give me a hint on what the title will be?? PLEASE!!!!!!!???? I keep telling the kids in my class about you and your books because they see The Candymakers on my desk and they think it looks interesting 😉 Thank you SO much for working on a sequel for the Willow Falls series!! You made a girl REALLY happy

    With love,
    Maggie <3

  50. Rana on February 23, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I’m so excited! I’ve read The Last Present 6 times to make sure I didn’t miss any details! I really love your books, Mrs.Mass! Can you please talk more about David in the next book? You only really talked about him in Thirteen Gifts, and I was a little disappointed. I really liked how his character was developed, and how in the end it was all about him. I’m so happy, that you’re writing a new book!!!!!!!!!! I’m going to have so, many sleepless nights while I wait for you to finish this new book. Wow, when I read your post I was practically screaming in joy,( in the inside though I’m not that crazy) ! Thank you , thank you thank you! Yay! Oh, and can you use a little more perspective from the boys? Again, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

  51. Diana on February 23, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I am sooo excited for this! Thanks so much Wendy Mass! I have a little wish for the book, it would mean a lot if you make Amanda and Leo start DATING!!! EEEQ! They’re my favourite! Write back, and thanks for reading this!!

  52. hannah on February 23, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    I’m sooooooo happy u writing another book u r my favorite author in the whole world

  53. Sophie W on February 23, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I JUST TOLD MY SISTER ABOUT THIS WE READ THE BOOKS TOGETHER AND SHE’S GOTTEN SO MANY OF HER FRIEND AT SCHOOL TO READ THEM AND THIS IS SO EXCITING willow falls is my favourite place/series. Im reading it to my youngest sister now and It feels so perfect all over again Amanda and Leo are my number one OTP. I’m SO excited for this book ah!!!

    Thank you so much 🙂 You are my favourite!

  54. Talia on February 24, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Hi Wendy MAss!!!!\
    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs thank you so much you are THE best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Please consider making Amanda and Leo start dating! I think it’s really neat how they\ve been best of friends for their whole life! Now they should really start building a STRONGER connection between them. SO please make them start dating and get even MORE closer to each other! You rock and so do your books! write back! <3

  55. Wendy Mass book lover! on February 24, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    THIS IS MIRACULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE the Willow Falls books I read them all the time!!!
    I wish they were movies!!
    You are the BEST AUTHOR EVER!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you so much!
    Some words that describe your books.appealing, breathtaking, thrilling, impressive, interesting, and appealing.


  56. Sherin Philips on February 24, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!! MORE WILLOW FALLS BOOKS?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m am soooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy right now I just can’t express it in words—– Thank you soooo much for writing these books!!! You’re my favorite author like ever!!!! You created such a magical and marvelous world write inside of a book. I long to be in Willow Falls with all these characters!!!! They are simply amazing and they are my life!!! Amanda and Leo are THE CUTEST EVER!!!!!!! *SIGH* *FAINT* Rory and Jake are adoooorable and make dreams do come true<3 David and Tara have a growing bond and its GREAT 😀 Connor and Grace are just so cute because they are so nice to each and show a great sibling bond! Ray also is pretty handy and he's a fun addition to the series!!! The parents are just too funny and I love how they all get along just like their kids!!!!!!!!! I also love how you tied up everything in The Last Present!! I can't believe there is more!!!! 😀 😀 😀 Me and my sister (Merin) buy ALL your books!!!! We simply ADORE YOU!!!! We're definitely making sure our baby sister reads your books growing up, too!!!!! THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!
    SHERIN AND MERIN<33333333

  57. Safia on February 25, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    More Amanda and Leo romantic scenes!!! <3 <3 <3 I LOVE THEM

  58. Lilly S on February 25, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    You are an amazing author! I have read tons of your books, but my favorites are, 11 Birthdays, Finally, 13 Gifts, and The Last Present. I like to call that series of books “The Birthday Series.” I love your writing style. I really enjoy how you took some of the main characters from each book and carried them on to the next book. I loved how you came up with the ideas. The most entertaining character for me that is in all of the books in the series is Angelina. She is my favorite character because she always has something going on that nobody knows about. Angelina is also my favorite character because she goes everywhere, does everything, and knows everybody. I’m am so excited that there is going to be another book. I was so sad that the series was over.

  59. Madison on February 25, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Hi Wendy! I figured out what the other sequel is but don’t worry I won’t give it away! I am freaking out!

  60. Rachel on February 26, 2014 at 8:08 am

    I too, want more of Amanda and Leo! In THE LAST PRESENT, you kind of left us hanging wondering if they’re a couple or not, or if Amanda has feelings for Leo, too. And most importantly, with Amanda’s conversation with Tara and Rory, the kiss! I want all three of these things to happened in the next book! Please make them a couple/dating, make Amanda have feelings for Leo too, and another kiss! So romantic! LOL, sorry, I just LOVE them. Please answer this post! I really love your books.

    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      It was fun to include a bit of romance. Thank you for reading!

  61. Diredrie on February 26, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Omg HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t believe I’m actually talking to my favourite author ever! You are absolutely FAB and so are your awesome books!!! Can’t wait until the next books comes out! When will it come out? Like, about when? Please make sure to put in more romantic scenes of ALL the couples!!! <3<3<3<3

  62. Hope on February 27, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I can’t wait for the book to come out!! And I really HOPE you make Amanda and Leo a couple!!! And make sure to also put in Rory and Jake and Tara and David but since Amanda and Leo will be most experienced let’s say, with this stuff, please please please make them a couple! Before my favorite were Rory and Jake but then when I read the last present, I totally just switched over to A & L!! Please and thanks! Your fan, HOPE!

  63. Rana on February 27, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Hi , Mrs. Mass! I posted another comment before, but now it’s not on your blog. I was wondering if you saw it before. Anyway, thank you so much for writing another Willow Falls book! Me and my sister really love this series! Whenever something out of the ordinary happens me and my sister look at each other and say Willow Falls or Angelina D’angelo! When I read your announcement I was practically yelling in joy ( in the inside though I’m not that weird!) I love the setting of the books a lot. Can you also include more of the boys perspective? I know this book is about Grace, but I feel it would be really nice if we could figure out their opinion on all the crazy stuff that happens to them. Maybe Grace could read their minds? Anyway, please keep writing and thank you again for deciding to write this new book, Mrs. Mass. I will keep reading them! I’m posting this one twice just in case!

  64. Serenity on March 1, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Hi Ms. Mass,
    You are my most favourite author ever and my older sister introduced me to your books and I have like, fallen in love with the two characters, Amanda and Leo! I would love if you make more romantic scenes between the two of them! I started squealing during the beach scene in The Last Present and would more than LOVE it if you make them a couple in your next book! I can’t wait for it to come out, I am SO excited, I swear I’m going to mark it on my calendar because that’s what I did with The Last Present! Keep writing, you’re amazing! Love: Serenity

  65. Allie on March 1, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Omigosh!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m sooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!! I wrote on another blog post that I wanted you to write one and you said maybe but now it’s a yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You made my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Emi on March 1, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Oh my gosh I am so excited!!!!! I love all your books especially the Candymakers and the Willow Falls series! The Last present was awesome. I read the beach scene with Amanda and Leo over and over and over about 50 times! I am 12 years old and I was wondering what is your advice to kids who are trying to write books? I love to write but I always seem to get to a point in the story where I’m not sure what should happen next. I saw in a post before that the Candymakers is going to be made into a movie! Do you have any more news about that? I really hope you write back!
    – Emi 🙂

    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      I promise to post any news on movies and new books right here on my website. I hope you enjoy reading the new Candymakers!

  67. Hannah Styles on March 1, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Can’t wait until it’s out!

  68. Katie on March 2, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Thank you so, so much for making sequels to my favorite books. The Willow falls series and The Candymakers (I think it will be The Candymakers)taught me to love books and I am really, really happy you are making sequels!!! I am literally screaming on the inside! 🙂

  69. Yasmine on March 2, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I am over the moon excited for this book to come out!!! Please do make sure to mention all the couples in the book! Especially Amanda and Leo!! Love your books like crazy!

  70. mckenzie on March 3, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I think that you should make another a mango shaped space I love that book I really loved your willow falls series so I’m happy and yea.

  71. Melanie on March 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    This is the best day ever! Literally!!! OMG thanks so much for a sequel to The Last Present!!! That series is my life! I’m an artist and I loved the series so much, I drew the characters how I pictured them! I love Amanda and Leo. Please continue their relationship!!! I’m in love with Leo!!! I read the beach scene so many times lol. Well thanks so much you are the best! Always keep writing. This series makes me happy on any bad day and I can’t stop thinking about it so thanks for writing it!


  72. Every Soul ROCKS on March 5, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Hi Mrs. Mass! I love your books, but I haven’t read the Willow Falls series yet, but I love your other books. Please make a sequel for Every Soul A Star!? And… CANDY!!!!!! That book was really good and I can’t wait for that sequel! I also love A Mango – Shaped Space! I never knew there was a disability called synesthesia! It really boosted my brain on imagining stuff! Anyways, this was my first time on this website. I found it on I’ll be reading your books and checking this website when I can! Your BIGGEST FAN, Reagan.

  73. Lindsay on March 6, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Yeah!!!!! Can I live in Willow Falls?! I <3 Grace! I want to see ore of her!

  74. Alyson on March 6, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    My prayers have been answered…

    I cannot wait until your next book, and oh my goodness, I just KNOW it’s going to be good.

    You have this wonderful way of writing books where the plot is sort of backwards, we don’t know the whole story until the very very end…

    Speaking of sequels, I couldn’t care less how old I am, I love Twice Upon A Time! Are you planning on writing another one for the series?

    Thanks and Love,

  75. Yvonne on March 7, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    So excited to hear that your making another birthday book! I live for your books because they’re so amazing and well written! I can totally feel how the character feels. I really hope you include all the couples in the book but my favorite are Amanda and Leo so please make them more closer to each other than in THE LAST PRESENT. It was so sweet how Leo was so nice to Amanda because he had a crush on her but Amanda didn’t know what to do so please can you make Amanda more closer to Leo too? Anyways, I really can NOT wait until your book comes out! The next day after it releases, I’m going to Indigo to get a copy! I already bought the rest of the series! I want to read Candymakers, too. My friend said it was a great book. Write back Wendy!

  76. kaitlyn on March 7, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    Thank you for coming to my school today. Your visit inspired me to become a writer. Once again thank you. even though you might not see this i am thankful of you.


  77. Elena on March 7, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Hi Wendy Mass!
    So glad to hear you’re making another book in the series come out!!

    I have a question for everyone just out of curiosity, if you were to make one person in the birthday series come to life, who would you choose? Which COUPLE would you choose? I don’t really have an answer for the first one, but for the second, it’s AMANDA AND LEO. I really hope they become a couple in this next book!

    So if you guys happen to stumble onto this post , please give your opinion!

    • selena on March 7, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      1. Rory
      2. Leo and Amanda

  78. Abby on March 7, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!! YES! Yay yay yay YAY! I am going to tell my friend Avery about the new Willow Falls Book! We both read the series and love it! I haven’t read The Candy Makers yet.

  79. Julia on March 8, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Hi Wendy!
    It’s actually so weird that I just stumbled upon this post because I actually just had an idea that might have to do with the Willow Falls series…
    I was thinking about writing a fan-made sequel!!! I just finished reading The Last Present for the second time, and I have read each of the other books in the series at least twice. I was wondering if after I wrote it you’d like to read it and give me feedback on my writing skills, (I want to be an author when I’m older), but since you’re already writing a sequel in not sure if you’d be interested. I already have some good ideas for the next book, and I know that you’re really busy, so just respond when you get the chance please!
    – Julia

    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you for thinking of ideas! Have an awesomesauce school year!

  80. @Elena on March 8, 2014 at 11:13 am

    If it were just ine character, I would choose Tara because she seems like a really nice person. If I were to choose two people so a couole, it would TOTALLY be a and l becvause theyre suprr cute together!

  81. Joanne on March 8, 2014 at 11:14 am

    A) amanda
    b)rory and jake

  82. Tasnuva on March 8, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Hi Wendy!
    THIS IS AMAZING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You have to bring up Leo and Amanda and Tara+ David, etc. relationships!!

  83. Hope on March 8, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    This ones to Elena:
    1) Amanda
    And 2) Amanda AND Leo
    I can’t get enough of those two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. valerie on March 10, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    amanda and leo totally

  85. Keke on March 11, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Hi Wendy my name is Keke and I was maybe you could write a 2nd book to the candymakers I fell in love with 1st one my mom keep saying put it down. Maybe there is something again like the contest keep up the good work:)

  86. Praise on March 11, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Hmmmm…. the first one’s kinda tough since I like all the characters equally but for the couple, it’s Rory and Jake!

  87. KJ on March 11, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Hi! You Skyped us at our school, Barretts Elementary in St. Louis, and I had questions I didn’t get to ask. Have you ever gotten a award and how many? You are so nice for taking your time to Skype us. Thanks again.

    • Wendy Mass on March 15, 2014 at 11:47 pm

      Hi KJ–a very fun skype, thanks for having me!! My books have won some state book awards and A Mango-Shaped Space won the Schneider Family Book Award. I hope that helps! Say hi to your classmates for me. 🙂

  88. Hannah on March 12, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    This is a neat questionnaire! My answer would be Tara for the first one because she seems like a cool friend and then the couple would be her and David!

    The next message is for Wendy Mass.
    Hi Wendy!
    You are an amazing author and I love your books and have read each like, 4 times! I really can’t wait for the fifth birthday book to release! I was in suspense when Amanda and Leo figured out that Angelina and Grace share birthdays! I wonder what Angelina had meant by: I will be going away for a while. Please make sure to include EVERYONE from THE LAST PRESENT. Make sure to include Rory and Jake, Tara and David the couples, and please make Amanda and Leo a couple, too so the 6 of them will all be paired up with someone! Keep writing! Your books are very inspirational and addictive in a way!!

  89. L.B.S.M on March 12, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I am totally tearing up in joy!!! My brothers are starting to think I’m going crazy. I’ve read all of your books and can’t wait for more. Words can’t describe how happy I as m right now!!!THANK YOU WENDY MASS!!!!!!!

  90. Isabella on March 12, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I was wondering what happened with Grace after that last book! I loved it SOO much! YAY!

  91. Teresa on March 12, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    13 Gifts is somethin to die for!

  92. Lydia on March 12, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! OMG!!! i am SO excited for the sequels!!! When I finished “The Last Present” I was in such a bad mood because of that last chapter! It was SUCH a cliff-hanger, and I was bummed that it was the last book. But now it’s not and I am SO excited!! Also, I’ve been wondering if you could write MULTIPLE books in Grace’s point of view. anyway, thanks so much!
    ~Lydia, your biggest fan~

    • Wendy Mass on March 15, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      Hi Lydia! You make me laugh–it’s hard enough to write one book let alone multiple–that might have me screaming out into the night! ;o)

  93. Kayla on March 13, 2014 at 9:56 am

    1. Rory
    2. Leo and Amanda are my favorite couple, well, even though they’re not really a couple…YET. Wendy Mass, please consider making those two a couple in the next book! I love how they’ve known each other for all their life and are Best Friends!

  94. kelly on March 13, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Hi Wendy! 😀
    I remember that I went to the library with m y mom and seeing the book! OMG i was so excited I grabbed the book before anyone could see xD and it was SUPER good and i finished it quickly 😀
    Hope you continue writing cuz you have me hooked on Willow Falls series 😛

    • Wendy Mass on August 25, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      Thank you and I was hooked on the stories too! I loved writing those books. I hope you like the new Candymakers also. Happy Reading!

  95. Lydia on March 13, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    I love you Wendy!!!! If I had to choose one word to describe you as a writer, I would describe you as a magician. Your books are AMAZING from the start, and just when you think the book can’t get any better-POOF!!! Another great twist pulled out of the hat. You’ve inspired me SO much, I want to be a writer! If I ever DO become an author, I don’t think my editor would have to do too much work. At least, not with grammar! Grammar and punctuation are things I do great at, and it annoys me when I see mistakes in my classmates’ writing. Anyway, You are my remodel. Thanks to you, my teachers think I am ‘mature beyond my years’ . I love your writing style, and how you write about characters that don’t have perfect lives, so that we can relate to them. When I read your books, (especially the Willow Falls series) I get sucked into their world, where there are no coincidences. I feel the feelings of the characters, and I can see what they see. It’s like I am living the lives of the characters, but I am still living my own, if that makes any sense at all. I can’t wait to see what you accomplish in the two upcoming books!
    ~Your biggest fan (and yes, I MEAN it) Lydia

  96. Emelia on March 14, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Hi hi hi hi!!!
    HI Wendy!
    I’m turning 13 years old in April and I have read all of you rbooks like, 3 times already! You’re such an amazing author and now I got my 9 year old sister hooked to your books! make sure to include ALL the couples. Well, the couples as in Rory and jake, tara and david. I know leo has a crush on Amanda which is so cute but they’re not really official yet so in the 5th book, can you please make them be? they would be really cute together! then all 6 of them would have someone. lol! anyways, so I really can’t wait and I also had a question. is the fifth book going to be from Grace’s point of view or Amanda’s? Write back! You’re my most favorite author and you’re books are to die for! good luck and write back please!

    • Wendy Mass on August 18, 2016 at 11:04 pm

      I hope you enjoyed Graceful! Thank you for writing!

  97. Gabby on March 14, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I love you Wendy! You are my remodel! can’t wait for the new books!

  98. Lydia on March 14, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    PLEASE make Amanda and Leo and official couple! I was shocked at the scene on the beach in “The Last Present”, but in a good way, PLEASE!!

  99. *Jordyn on March 15, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Omg I am now soooooooo excited. I just finished reading The Last Present and was sad because I was thinking the Willow Falls series is over but i guess it’s not!!!!! Thank you so much for making my day and you are my favorite author. Keep writing!!!!!!

  100. Hannah on March 15, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    OMG! This is the greatest news ever. I love the Willow Falls series and am so excited for another book. I was just wondering if you are planning on writing anymore in the Twice Upon a Time series. If so that would be awesome. You should do a story based on Cinderella.
    Lots of love,

    • Wendy Mass on March 15, 2014 at 11:43 pm

      I hope so, HAnnah! It would be far down the road, but i’d really like to! Thanks for asking!!!!

  101. MaryamTea LOVES WILLOW FALLS on March 15, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    You. dont. understand. going. through. my mind right now. My hands are literally trembling. I’ve beeen checking this blog every day since September to here this news.I stopped inFebruary with a broken heart thinking u know WAT? if she wanted to make a new book she wouuld’ve made it by now. But this…..
    Willlow falls has literally changed my life, as has Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life. My god. I am SOOO HAPPY! first of all today is my birthday(i stayed up till 12) and now this is officially the best birthday evr. AND OMMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED WENDY! I LUV U I LUV UR BOOKS I LUV ALL THE CHARACTERS AND holy cow im jumpin up and down. PLS PLS PLS PLS PLS MAKE LEP AND AMANDA AN OFFFICIAL COUPLE. If u reply to this it willl be the best moment of mi life. I’m actually writing a book report for the last present as a march break assignment. THXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXOXOXOXOXO

    • Wendy Mass on March 15, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      Hey!! Happy birthday!!! I’m so glad to have been a part of making you happy on your special day!! As you can guess since i wrote a whole series about them, i’m kinda into birthdays!! I’m hard at work on the book as we speak (well, not this very second! and it’s late here so my brain is way too mushy to think straight!). Have fun with your report and i’ll update the blog with progress as it goes.
      Hugs to you!!!

  102. OMG WILLOW FALLS LUVER( Maryam Tea) on March 16, 2014 at 12:01 am

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG I wish i could make 50 000 smiley faces for u because words cannot explain how happy you’ve made me by giving this news. I love Willow Falls. I’ve read each book 25 times each. I could never understand how someone could write such perf books. They r so adorbs with amy and leon as little kids and how they become older (cough cough i meant amanda and leo but u know no one in the future can know who they are[wink wink]).I love you and you’ve just made my day-i mean night.thank you wendy. I kind of zoned out wen i read this and grabbed my sisters arm and squeezed it and bit the computer. I know, i went rlly crazy. LOL 🙂 BUt really THANK U SO MUCH LIKE OMG PLS MAKE IT FULL OF RORY AND JACK AND LEO AND AMNDA AND TARA AND DAVID MOMENTS BUT DONT FORGET GRACE:)

  103. CometGirl19 on March 16, 2014 at 10:01 am

    OMG!!! No way!! I love your books and was sad after I read The Last Present only because I thought it was the last Willow Falls book, I am so excited and can not wait.

  104. Susan Ray on March 16, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I just finished reading Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life and this is the first time since I retired from teaching 5 years ago that I wish I were still teaching! I want to read your book aloud to students! What an incredible book for children to experience! Your book was chosen to be discussed next week by my ladies’ Booklover’s discussion group – otherwise, I might never have read it. I’m thankful for being a member of that group –it’s a strong string in my life. I’ll share your book with my grandchildren and I’ll read your other books. All my 25 years as a teacher of 4th and 6th graders, I said that children’s books are better written than books for adults and Jeremy Fink proves that. Thank you for writing!
    Susan Ray

  105. Roxy on March 16, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    i will be the frst person to buy this new book. im crying with joy and exciment!!! :’O I’ve been waiting for this momment since the day i finished the last present. im so happy for you wendy!!! i wrote a book review on the last present and evry soal a star( got an A) i have this reading problem so its hand for me to read chapter books.

    your books are the only books i read its very hand and sometimes i need to get the audio book to go with it but in the end its read in some way shap or form. your book help me be come a better reader. i tryed to read the book HOLES and i failed but after the last present i tryrd again and did it!!

    I really hope that you have a lot of fun with this book. if you can make the efort to writ it I will make an effort to read it!

    luv your little reading pal
    roxy! 😉

  106. Rebecca on March 16, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    I love the Willow Falls Series!
    I’ve noticed I’m one of many huge fans!
    Leo and Amanda are my favourite characters which is probably why I loved 11 Birthdays and The Last Present, they were my favourites in the series but I truly love them all. I was hoping for good news when I researched to find out whether there would be more books to come. I was not disappointed! I am so excited for the next book! Your books are very well written, creative and I love all the humor! You’re one of the most inspiring authors. I really hope I can become a talented writer like you someday. Thank you for Willow Falls and The Candymakers, of course. When I saw the hint I knew right away and was super glad to know of two more most likely wonderful books for me to read. The only things that bother me about the Willow Falls Series are the facts that it won’t be endless and that I don’t live in Willow Falls. 🙂

  107. Alanna on March 17, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks so much for coming to our school today! I enjoyed your talk so much and connected personally to it. I can wait for the sequels to two of my favorite series!!!!!! My friends and I LOVED your idea for the second Candymakers. I will definitely wait the two years. Thanks again!!

  108. Alice on March 18, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! I have all of the books in the Willow Falls series and I finished reading them and I was so sad when The Last Present was the last book. I said “what?! This can’t be the end!” And now it isn’t…thanks to you!!! I also lend my friend, Abby, the Willow Falls books and she finished reDing them too. We both wanted you to make more. I even started writing my own continuation called Angelina’s Key. I hope you can consider that as one of your titles for the new books! Now me and Abby want to make a movie to 11 Birthdays and we want to put the special thanks to you, if you don’t mind! But it’s not going to be public, probably, so don’t worry!!! I love your books sooooooo much and I even have all 3 of the Twice Upon A Time books! I hope you can continue writing more books and if you can – please reply to this message! You’re one of my most FAVORITE AUTHORS IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!!!!!!!! Bye!!! – Alice

  109. Chloe on March 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    YAHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Jumps for joy* Wendy you are the best author in the world! I was hoping for a sequel to a mango shaped space though… Oh well! I love the Willow Falls series! Yay!

  110. Quentin on March 18, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Dear Mrs.Mass
    I’m a 15 year -old from Virginia and I’ve been a big fan of yours since I read Every Soul a Star I’m around my 5th time reading it I love the story and I have since I got it and I was hoping to tell you this sooner than now I just haven’t had the means (or the computer) I know it’s a kids book but so was Harry Potter and I still love them if you have the time please reply
    P.S my friend Jordan and I are writing our own book if you have any tips please give us some

  111. Klaire on March 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Hi my name is KLaire and your my very favourite author and I have a lot of favorite authors but your the best!! I love to read not kidding , my school had a reading competition for who could read the most and I read 5000 minutes in 1 week and I promise I’m telling the truth! I also love to write books almost as much as I do read them maybe I could send you one. Your also a great roll model to me. My favourite book you made WaS the Candy makers.

    Plz reply From Klaire

    • Wendy Mass on August 25, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      I believe you and am very impressed! Did tig see the sequel to the Candymakers is now out! I hope you enjoy that too!

  112. ViCtOrIa! on March 19, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    MORE AMANDA AND LEO! Please make them a couple! I was so surprised by the beach scene that now, all I want for them is to be an official couple! Please! Your amazing, can’t wait for the book to come out!

  113. Melanie on March 19, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Hi Wendy! I looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove Willow Falls! I wish I could live there and be Amanda so I could have Leo and be besties with Rory and Tara!!! OMGOMG you are the best for making another book I hope you never stop writing about Willow Falls! I love the characters so much. Every time I think about the books I feel so happy. I read the kissing scene from the last present so many times and I never get tired of it!!! You are so brilliant for creating this story and I looooooooooove it sooooooo much! Please Please make Amanda and Leo an official couple. After I found out that they liked each other from the last present, I wished I had a best friend just like Leo!!! Thank you so much for putting something so amazing into my life! These books are everything to me and they are in a special place in my heart!!! I will never forget Willow Falls! Write back and thanks a million,

  114. Erica on March 21, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I am like, your biggest fan. I just finished A Mango Shaped Space and cried at the part where Mango died. I love your books, and my favorite is probably 11 Birthdays.
    Thanks for being awesome!

  115. Maddie on March 21, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I loved the book ” the last present”!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  116. Abby on March 21, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Ok. So I finished all the Twice Upon A Time series until you might make the next book! And now I am reading The Candymakers! I love you books! And I am so glad that you are making new ones. I love love LOVE Every Soul A Star! I really want to see an eclipse now.

  117. Delaney on March 22, 2014 at 12:28 am

    AAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!! I am so excited now! I actually squealed! (not something I do often) I actually just reread the last present, and was thinking about different things that could happen now that grace has powers. and a candymaker’s too! Yay!

  118. Clara Sieving on March 22, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Hi Wendy! im such a big fan of your books. I have read every soul a star, the candy makers, the willow falls series, pi in the sky, and jeremy fink and the meaning of life, which i also saw the movie of. I think my favoritre was every soul a star, it was just such a good book! I wanted to ask how the candymakers movie is going, or if it is still going to happen, because i would love to see it! i remember some people on your blog entry talking about auditions for it, and i dont know what stage the movie is in, but if there are auditions, i would love to be a part of them. I am 12 years old, im homeschooled, and i live in boston. i love to act, so i really would love to be a part of the auditions. Anyway i am just such a big fan, and i am really curious about the movie because i havent heard much about it since it was announced. please reply to this comment, it would mean so much. ~ Clara

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 3:28 pm

      SO SORRY to just be seeing all this, still no Candymaking movie but I haven’t given up!! If you’re still interested all these years later I promise I’ll update here with any news. Hugs to you!! Wendy

  119. Christina D. on March 23, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    OMG!!! Thank you SO much, Wendy! I got The Last Present for Christmas and finished it, like, a week after. I cried after I finished the book because I didn’t want it to end!! I am SO excited that you decided to do another book in the series!!! I never want the series to end!! In the new book, I would love to learn more about David’s dad! I’m really happy that he recovered!!! Your post made my day!! And if your hint about a sequel involving ‘candy’ means a sequel for the Candymakers, then I would be elated!!! Besides the Willow Falls series, the Candymakers is my FAVORITE book of yours!!! All of your books always have a message and I love that about them!! Your writing inspires me to become a better writer!! When I grow up I either want to be a publisher or writer.

    • Christina D. on March 23, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Author when I grow up and it’s all because of you!! So thank you!! Keep the great books coming!!
      Your #1 fan,

  120. Katei on March 23, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I am so, so, so excited for the sequel for the Willow Falls books because those are my absolute favorite books. Also, I was wondering if you would ever consider making a sequel to Every Soul a Star. I think that would be an amazing book to build off of!

    Lots of Love,

  121. Mariah on March 23, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    So i finished the last present and I LOVED IT! Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!!!!!!!!! I absolutly adore Leo and Amanda, the way you ended it was clever and AWESOME and i truly hope you continue with the willow falls series! I am a huge fan of your writing and have just finished reading the Twice upon a time series (for like the tenth time). I can’t tell you how much i love love love your books! I Adore a mango shaped space and everything in it! the willow falls series… ahhhh i can’t even i just love it all sooo much!!!! This is a huge request but can you think about making another twice upon a time book? Those are my absolute favorite! Maybe do Cinderella or Snow White? or even put a twist on the little mermaid??? OOOooo yes the little mermaid! it could be called Twice Upon A Time: The Little Mermaid, The one who dreamed of another world…… I don’t know or something like that! I mean i guess i could make one myself but you are just so good at it and you always surprise me which i love!
    I hope you think about it,

    • Wendy Mass on March 26, 2014 at 8:46 am

      Thanks for all that, Mariah! I do hope to do another Twice upon a Time book one day, and will write down those suggestions! I like the little mermaid idea, but in the real Grimm Bros version it doesn’t end well for her, and i like to keep as close as possible to the originals–the backbone of the stories, at least. Still, i’ll keep it in mind. :O)

      • Mariah on March 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm

        Thank you and I agree about sticking to the original stories! I cannot wait until the next candy makers!

  122. Carly on March 28, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    words cannot express how happy i am right now

  123. Chloe on March 31, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I cannot believe that you’re writing another book! This series is really good, I finished it within a day and they kept me awake thinking about what would happen next to Amanda and Leo, Rory, Tara, and Grace! I literally screamed “FINALLY!!!!!” when Amanda and Leo kissed, it was at the exact time that I expected it to happen. Like Stephanie said, HOLY SMOKES! I really hope that a movie will come out, I would love to see the action happening on screen even though I can picture the characters in my head really clearly. That’s how good your writing is.


  124. Priscilla on March 31, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Thank you soooo much!!!!! You have to keep on writing more! Don’t stop after this one either!
    Thankssssss!!!!!!!!!!! =)
    (SOOOOO happy right now!)

  125. Priscilla on April 3, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Hi Wendy,
    I just wanted to say that you are an amazing writer. I love how all your books in the Willow Falls series are connected somehow! =)
    Please continue writing more books in the Willow Falls series! I loooooove them!!!! Can’t stop reading them!
    After you finish this book (which I’m sure will also be really good!), can you write some books in the Willow Falls series in a boy’s point of view? Maybe like Leo’s?
    It would be great if you write back.

  126. Fatima on April 3, 2014 at 10:54 pm


    I’m sorry, did I freak you out? Oh, that was just me, SCREAMING with joy!

    Omigod, thank you! Other than that, I’m SPEECHLESS.

    Oh, and BTW, I can relate to Rory + Amanda most. 😀

  127. Nadiya on April 4, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOOOOVE your idea for the title!!! Graceful sounds exactly like the title of a book about Grace!! You are my hero right now!!

  128. Leanna on April 11, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I’ve read this post a while back and I forced myself to wait to comment until I’ve finally read The Last Present. (Darn those slow delivery trucks!) first of all, I would like to thank you a million times for The Last Present. Everything about the book was beautiful, and I cried during David’s dad thing (trying not to put spoilers lol!) and I literally laughed out loud during pretty much the whole book, it was amazing. A few questions, is Ray going to be in the sequel? And of course being a typical teen, I’m dying to see more scenes with all the couples (I can’t even choose a favorite, they’re all so cute) and I can’t wait to see how Grace grows up now.
    You are so talented, Miss Mass (that makes you seem old, because I may or may not picture you as my best friend instead lol!) Counting down the days until this book comes out!

    P.S. I’ve read almost all your other books as well as the Willow Falls series and I hope you never stop writing!

  129. Christina D. on April 13, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    OMG!!! Thank you SO much, Wendy! I got The Last Present for Christmas and finished it, like, a week after. I cried after I finished the book because I didn’t want it to end!! I am SO excited that you decided to do another book in the series!!! I never want the series to end!! In the new book, I would love to learn more about David’s dad! Your post made my day!! And if your hint about a sequel involving ‘candy’ means a sequel for the Candymakers, then I would be elated!!! Besides the Willow Falls series, the Candymakers is my FAVORITE book of yours!!! All of your books always have a message and I love that about them!! Your writing inspires me to become a better writer!! When I grow up I either want to be a publisher or author when I grow up and it’s all because of you!! So thank you!! Keep the great books coming!!
    Your #1 fan,

    • Wendy Mass on April 23, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      You are so sweet, Christina! You can be both a publisher AND a writer, if you like! I’m excited to start the Candymakers sequel soon. :o)

  130. Lucy on April 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!! I SIMPLY CANNOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) AHHHHHHHHHH! ( Sorry I’m shouting. It’s an excited shout, not a rude one. ;). I’m so glad this is happening. ) Oh, and can you have stuff about Amanda and Leo? I can’ t wait to see what happened to them.

  131. Selena on April 16, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I just LOVE this series! I read all 4 books and cant wait to read the next one. You wont
    believe how happy i am! I hoped there would be another book and when i read your blog i
    was so happy! Can Amanda and Leo, Tara and David, and Rory and Jake be couples? It
    wouldve been 2 years so Rory and Jake can date now. I hope so! Cant wait to read the book!

  132. camera9girl on April 21, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Hey Wendy! I just finished the last to books in the Willow Falls Series and I can’t wait for another book! My friend was begging me to read your books sometime, and then I told her you’re coming out with another one! My friend is totally pumped up!

    Can’t wait to see it!

  133. Lilly S on April 22, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    You are an amazing author! I have read tons of your books, but my favorites are, 11 Birthdays, Finally, 13 Gifts, and The Last Present. I like to call that series of books “The Birthday Series.” I love your writing style. I really enjoy how you took some of the main characters from each book and carried them on to the next book. I loved how you came up with the ideas. The most entertaining character for me that is in all of the books in the series is Angelina. She is my favorite character because she always has something going on that nobody knows about. Angelina is also my favorite character because she goes everywhere, does everything, and knows everybody. I’m am so excited that there is going to be another book. I was so sad that the series was over.

  134. Reens on May 5, 2014 at 12:08 am

    I totally thought that the last present was going to be the last book! I was really sad about the series ending, but now I’m really excited!

  135. Bethany on May 5, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Squeal!! A new Willow Falls book! I am soooooo EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 I LOVE Willow Falls! I can’t wait to find out what happens next!!! But until then, I guess I’ll just make up what’s happening.

  136. Hiromi on May 10, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Hi!!! My name is Hiromi and I am a huge fan of all your books, especially the willow falls series. In your next willow falls book, will there be more about Rory(she is probably my favorite character)? In my opinion, there should be a movie for these books. Can you tell me anything more about the new book? I am super excited because I have read each book at least 3 times. Also, are you thinking of making a sequel to a mango shaped space? I really liked that book and I want to know more about Mia’s new cat. Please respond when you can. Thanks!!!:)

    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you! This month the sequel to The Cansymakers came out. I hope you enjoy reading it too!

  137. Emma on May 20, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Yay! I love the Willow Falls series! I have read 11 Birthdays and 12 Finally. I just finished the book Sleeping Beauty so I will read 13 Gifts or The Last Present now. Maybe 13 gifts to go in order! Did anyone like the book Sleeping Beauty? Once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down! When important things happen in Rose’s chapter like the time she fell of her horse and saw black we weren’t sure if she would fall asleep for 100 years or if it was just a nasty fall. Next, it would go the Prince’s chapter and we had to wait a whole chapter to find out what happens to Rose! I can’t wait to crack open another book in the Willow Falls series!

  138. Rebecca on May 26, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I know the chances of you responding to this are slim, but I’ve got to try!! I LOVE the willow falls series- when I read this, I screamed! The last present has been my obsession for weeks- I will read it, finish it, then reread it! I am sooooooooooo excited for Graceful!! I have one request- PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASEEEEE include some romance between Leo and Amanda. You have no idea how much that would mean to me!!! With the last present, I literally bookmarked EVERY page that something sweet or romantic happend between them. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do stuff with them!!! And David and Tara as well. This would make me SOOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!! Thanks you so much for reading this. I’ve got to admit, I was so obsessed with the willow falls series that I started writing my own fanfic about it. Please let me know if you can do this!!!! <3 Rebecca

  139. Julia on June 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Hi Wendy!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for making GRACEFUL!! I’m so happy you have no idea how happy I am! When I found out I screamed and jumped everywhere!! I love the Willow Falls series so much!! They are favorite books (I read them like 3 times already!). Can you please put SpongeBob in there? Ohh and can you put Stephanie there? Me and my friend Isabella love Amanda and Stephanie as friends!! Me and Isabella were so happy when you told us there was going to be another book!! We’re so exiced for the next book! We might be the first ones to even buy it!! Can you PLEASE not make GRACEFUL the last book? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE You are my favorite author and as long as you keep making the Willow Falls series you will be! Ohh and one more thing is Angelina going to be there?

    • Wendy Mass on April 1, 2023 at 12:44 pm

      You’re awesome and love that energy!! I know this post is beyond old by now but if you see it, I hope you enjoyed Graceful and that it gave you everything you hoped it would!! I honestly don’t remember if Stephanie was in there, but hopefully all the other things you wanted showed up. I hope you’ve been well and I’m sending a big hug your way! xo, Wendy

  140. Gigi on June 15, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Ahhhhhhhhh! (That was me screaming with joy) I always have loved the Willow Falls series! I have read the whole series at least 2518929202 times. It’s my favorite series of all time and that makes you my favorite author of all time. This series is so relatable because as I’ve read these books I’ve been around the same age as the main characters and I totally understand what they are going through, but then I’m like, “How can I relate to this when I don’t live in a small town, don’t know a little, old, magical woman, and I can get away with going back in time without my parents noticing?” Anyway you writing another book is the best news I’ve had all day!!!!!!! I finished reading the series again today and I wished I could keep going, so I looked to see if there was going to be another book and there is!!! I’m also excited for another candy makers book because I read that book in 4th or 5th grade and loved it! Ok so I just wanted to let you know that you made my day and probably my year!

  141. L.B.S.M on July 8, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Hey Wendy! I adore you like crazy and make all my friend read your books!
    But anyway I think we should’ve video taped all of us while reading this post, I screamed,cried, laughed, repeat. I think it all would’ve been very amusing and motivating. I would watched other fan’s reactions for the fun of it if they were anything like mine!

  142. Neha on July 8, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    OMG this makes me sooo happy! You are my all-time favorite author, and the Last Present is my all time favorite book. I did a school report on you. because u r just that cool. You inspire me to write. please keep writing and share your amazing work wit the world.

  143. Hannah :) on July 8, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    I have been working on a book since I was in 6th grade and your books are so amazing! I am going to try to make my plot mysterious with answers revealing themselves in the end like yours!

    Hannah 🙂

  144. Hannah on July 18, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I am SO glad you are making another book. I absolutely CANNOT wait for it.
    By the way I think you should rewrite 11 birthdays from Leo’s point of view.
    One more thing it would be the best thing in the universe if you somehow got 11 birthdays to be a movie.
    Thanks for reading this.
    You are the best.
    P.s. because of your books I wrote my own.

  145. Talya on July 24, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Since Rory is in 9th grade can her and Jake be a couple♥️♥️♥️

  146. Talya on July 24, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    More on Amanda and Leo too ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  147. Hritu on August 2, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I am just giving you some ideas, after all, you are the author.
    So I was thinking it should be about David because he kinda gets let in in the end. And probably the next one about Jake. It can have a little romance along with magic.
    I also had some other things to tell u. seriously things

  148. Hritu on August 3, 2014 at 3:58 am

    I am dying. I am like seriously screaming and squeling and getting seriously out of control. I am seriously that exited. I just hope it has more about the couples and stuff. I serious read each book like a million times. Please, please, please make it the best one yet and I hope you reply. (still jumping for joy) SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    • Wendy Mass on August 16, 2014 at 11:22 pm

      LOL, you’re gonna have to stick around to let me know what you think of the book! Yes, there will be stuff about the couples, I promise! xo, w.

  149. Nicole on August 5, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    I’m so happy that you are making more i was really sad when it ended I thought I was going to die!!!!! You just made my day and all the days until the series really does end (hopefully not anytime soon!!!)

  150. Annie on August 15, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I saw this on Pinterest today and I got so super excited I finished The Last present at 12:30 last night and I soooooooooo wanted there to be more and then I came on here to verify and then I saw it’s true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

      LOL, hope you slept in this morning after such a late night! ;o)

  151. Dianna on August 19, 2014 at 2:04 am

    first of all i just wanted to say that i love, love, love, your books. the first book of yours i read was 13 gifts. it was for an english project . i should say that i was not very interested in reading novels at the time (though i must say i have always loved english class). but after i read your book and found out there was more i looked every where for them. the first one was very easy to find -it was at the library. but i couldnt find ‘finally’ no matter where i looked. but after a few months i found it. an american girl had transfered to the acadamy and it turned out she was an even bigger fan of your books she had a lot of them and she let me borrow a few. for some reason ive still not really understood she kept a few books in her cuboard and would not let anybody touch them. anyway i just read the last present and i was wondering if i could request a favar. i really love fairy tales especially ones i can connect and i really loved our version of beauty and the beast and was wondering if you would consider doing a snow white version , thank you very much for the work youve done so far.

    • Wendy Mass on September 3, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      Hi! I think I can understand keeping books tucked away in a cupboard–you know the old saying, never loan out a book if you want to see it again! ;o). I’m glad you found what you were looking for though–i love going on a quest for books. I do hope to do another fairy tale book soon, but until then you can look for the versions of Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty.

  152. Katherine on August 20, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Omg i am so happy right now! thank you so much!

    i have one little request if you can do it please….

    rory and jake are the cutest couple. i ship it!
    omg omg omg please just have them in there
    rory and jake pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    • Wendy Mass on September 3, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      Rory and Jake are there, I promise! :o)

  153. Anna on August 28, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I’m so glad you are writing another book!! The Willow Falls series is my favorite series!! I want to be a writer when I grow up, so you are my role model!!!!!! Thank you for writing this series these books changed my life they are so good!! I became a different writer after reading them!! I have read the series so many times at least 50 times! They are so good!! You are an AMAZING WRITER!!! Thanks for inspiring me!! I’ve read all of your books and soon I can FINALLY enjoy another one!! I’m thinking about making a list of things I want to do when I’m 12…. Let’s just say my parents are kind of like Rory’s…

    • Wendy Mass on September 3, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      LOL on having parents like Rory’s! Good luck with your list!! I’m sure you know these books better than I do at this point!! I think you’ll be happy with GRACEFUL, b/c it really gives each character a way to wrap up their story lines. I know it’s a while away, but you’ll have to let me know what you think.

  154. Caitlin on October 4, 2014 at 10:23 am

    OMG!!!!! I thought this would never happen!!!!!! I love the Willow Falls series so much. I can’t believe I’m only reading this now. I recommend this series to my friends all the time!!!!! I’ve been so busy obsessing over it, I didn’t even know about this!!!!! I bought all the books and finished ‘The Last Present’ last year. When I finished it I didn’t know what to do with my life, but now that I hear about this!!!!!! I can’t wait! 🙂

  155. Victoria Lee on October 12, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    OH MY GID THANK YOU SO SOS SOOOOOOOO MUCH IM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!! I cried at the omens of a last present!!! And now my throat hurts from screaming! Not even joking!! PLEASE MAKE ANOTHER SERIES F YOU COULD 😀

    • Wendy Mass on October 17, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      I love Pine Bros cough drops if your throat is still sore! ;o) )you are sooo sweet for screaming!!) Hopefully you’ll enjoy Graceful!! xoxo Wendy

  156. Victoria Lee on October 12, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Oh! Can you please make some stuff about Amanda and Leo! Maybe a kiss! Same for Rory and Jake and Tara and David! LIKE EVERY COUPLE EVERR IM SHIPPING HARD! And thanks for the announcement I’m gonna go read now!!!!

  157. Taylor on October 17, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    HI!! I just finished the last present right now!! And now I’m dying to read Graceful but u would still like to read more about Leo and Amanda. YOU HAVE TO WRITE MORE ABOUT THEM!!!


    Lots of love,(HUGE FAN)
    TAYLOR :))))

  158. Esmeralda on October 19, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    OMG WENDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have no idea how much I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!! I have stayed up till 3 a.m. reading your books,NO JOKE! When I read this I started screaming so loudly my mom and dad woke up. When I started reading your Willow Falls series I never expected to obsess over it and not to sound dramatic but your books are way better than Suzanne Collins. I think you probably know how much a lot of people obsess over the Hunger Games but your books wayyyyyyy better.

  159. Teal on October 28, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I LOVE the willow falls series!!!!! I read 11 birthdays at the library and i couldn’t put it down! Then i went to barnes&noble and bought 12 finally and read it. Then i had to buy 13 gifts bc it was such a good book. Then i was going CRAZY bc i didn’t have the last present. So my mom bought the last present early for christmas bc i begged her to death! I was up till like 2 in the morning reading the last present with a pen that has a little light on it. I had to push the light the whole time i was reading! My thumb hurt the next day but it was totally worth it!!! I am so glad that u will be making more of the willow fall series!!!
    P.s. I own: every soal a star, the candy makers, all of the sillow falls series, jeremy fink, a mango shaped space and i LOVE them!! Keep up the good work!

  160. Amanda on October 28, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Dear Wendy,
    I literally started crying with joy when I read this. I love every single one of your books. THEY ARE THE BEST BOOKS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have just made me the happiest person alive.:):):):):):):):):):):):)
    I had to restrain myself from screaming with joy so I don’t wake any siblings. I bet you can guess my favorite character. AMANDA. She is so sweet :):):):) by the way I told my best friend, Elizabeth, about your books and she is like crazy in love with them. You don’t have to but do you think you could include her first name in it?
    I’m sure that would make her feel :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
    Your #1 fan,

  161. Teal on October 29, 2014 at 11:10 am

    U shouldn’t make too much love like dating for leo and Amanda. Bc when they do something special like at the beach in the last present it wont be sweet if the are dating. Just my opinion.

  162. Sasha on November 23, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Wendy I want to have more willow falls I loved the ending of last present

  163. Meaghan on December 18, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    I literally just finished The Last Present! (and when I mean literally, I mean just a few minutes ago!) And all I wanted was more! it was such a cliffhanger at the end, I just wanted to know what happened with everyone! especially Leo and Amanda 🙂 plus Grace’s powers! my jaw dropped so many times while I read this book, I just loved it! I didn’t even know this book exsisted till a few days ago! this whole entire series is fabulous! and I can’t wait for more! I love this entire series! thank you for creating such wonderful books, that make me smile!

    ps. Jeremy Fink and The Meaning of Life is always going to be one of my favourite books! I was very disappointed with the movie, but I’d love to see this (birthday) series possibly become a movie(s) too!

    pps. I just got the book Beauty and the Beast! I can’t wait to read that during Christmas break!

    ppps. did I mention all of your books are amazing? 🙂

  164. :-) on December 19, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! OMG I was so happy when I saw there was going to be another Willow falls series! I screamed and danced and cried! I stayed up late last night finishing The Last Present!

  165. :-) on December 19, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I love leo and Amanda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  167. :-) on January 16, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    OH MY GODS WENDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought your book was out already so I went to buy it on my kindle. But NOOOOOO! APRIL 28!?AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  168. sushi on February 6, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I canot wait I just found out last night that u r adding to the willow falls seiries it is my favriote seiries in the whole entire world please don’t let graceful be ur last book in the series not to be picky but can u please make Rory and jake a couple thank u so so so so so so so so so much I am so exited

  169. sushi on February 6, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I love the willow falls series are u making it into a movie

  170. Arielle Tralee Noonan on February 10, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    OH MY GODS THANK YOU SO MUCH WENDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE BEEN WAITING TO ASK YOU IF YOU WERE GOING TO MAKE ANOTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IM GOING TO BE THE FIRST TO BUY!!!!!!!!!!

  171. Nicolle on February 19, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Hi Wendy, i love all the willow falls books and your my favorite author ever. I can`t wait until Graceful comes out !!!!!! I really don`t want the series to end there though I`ll cry forever.

  172. Nicolle on February 19, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    I love all your books and read all of them!|!! I love Amanda and Leo together oh and Tara and David, and Rory and Jake they all make such cute couples and I love them all!!!!!!! when I saw that Graceful was coming out I screamed as loud as I could I lost my voice { literally}. Thank you for all your great books I’m just not quiet sure I’m ready for them to end yet. thank you sooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!

    Your #1 fan,

  173. Maya on May 3, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Dear Wendy,
    Please write another book after Graceful! You can’ t stop now. I’m engrossed! Another book from the point of view of Amanda or Leo would be really good. Please think about it!

    • Wendy Mass on May 10, 2015 at 9:18 am

      It was fun writing from the points of view of Leo and David and Connor in Graceful, since i hadn’t done that before in the other books. I think this really is the end though! At least until they start knocking on my door with new stories to tell me. ;o)

    • KJ on January 8, 2021 at 3:31 pm

      No seriously!! Graceful was wonderful and I know you wanted to tie up the loose ends but I need more with Amanda and Leo! It felt too rushed pleaseeee tell me there may be more stories to come.

  174. Francescamary on June 7, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I love your book The candymakers and the great chocolate chase and please keep on writing I really want to read more of your books! you are Amazing XOXOXO
    thanks please write back

    • Wendy Mass on May 5, 2018 at 9:58 am

      Well thank you very much and I promise I will keep writing! xo

  175. Wennie on August 18, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Happy Valentines Day ( From the future) Willow Falls series… I love EVERYTHING about the series, I read one on my birthday and finished it on the same day (Whether you believe me or not) Keep up the great work

    Crazy Fan

    • Wendy Mass on May 5, 2018 at 9:57 am

      I don’t think you are crazy! I appreciate how much you enjoy my books. Thank you 🙂

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