Candymakers sequel news!!

Book Two!

THE CANDYMAKERS’ CHOCOLATE CHALLENGE

coming out Spring 2016

I know that sounds like a long time, but in the publishing world it really isn’t (plus i can’t start writing it for another few months!!). The title might change, but the plot will involve Logan, Daisy, Philip and Miles hitting the road in a tricked-out RV to find Logan’s grandfather’s original formula for the Life is Sweet chocolate. Each character will have their own motivation for going on the trip, and will have their own quests along the way.

And there will be geocaching! If you don’t know what that is, check out Geocaching.com and watch the introductory videos. Then go find some caches in your area (or while traveling). I’ve found 45 since I started nine months ago, and my goal is to find one in every state (I’m up to 12 states so far!). I’m sure you will be able to find some right in your own town (especially if you live somewhere which ISN’T covered in snow half the year!). Who doesn’t like a treasure hunt? It’s a great family activity. Have fun!

Thank you to everyone for embracing The Candymakers these last few years!! I’d send you all a basket of candy if I could! ;o)

ps. Before you ask, I don’t have any new Candymakers movie news to share, but when i do, you’ll be the first to know! (well, maybe after my mom ;o)

136 Comments

  1. Mariah on March 26, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    YAY! I’m so excited for it! Please do keep us (me) updated on the Candymakers movie. I’m super into acting and I hope to audition for it (I mean if its possible) I don’t really have any questions but I hope I can be a writer just like you. (Maybe even write my own movie script!) but Thank you for all that you’ve done, you’ve certainly brightened up my day πŸ™‚

    • Sydney on September 29, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Me and my friends love your books so much we had a candy compaction last year . We had to make our own candies.We even did while we were on break. We stated making a little movie. Your books are amazing . Whenever someone sakes us what is our favorite book we say the candymakers without a second thought

  2. Amelia on March 26, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I am so excited!!!! The Candymakers is my favorite book! I am so excited for the sequel!!!

  3. Lydia on March 26, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    YAY!! First post! Wow, 2 years is A LOT. If that isn’t a lot in ‘the publishing world’ your world goes by soooooooooo slooooooooww! Oh, and also, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read my post on your last blog! It would mean a lot!! Okay, back to the important stuff. I can’t believe how talented you are!!! If I was a writer, I wouldn’t even be able to THINK about another book while I’m still working on another! Actually, forget what I said about writing a book. That’d probably never happen. First off, all the amazing authors before me (yeah, that’s right. I’m talking ’bout you!) already took most of the ideas. I’m not saying that I hate you guys or that I don’t appreciate you, don’t get me wrong. I just don’t think I would be able to come up with anything good that it totally MINE anyway. Besides, I’m more of a curl-up-on-the-couch-and-read-a-great-book-by-Wendy Mass- on-a-cold-rainy-day type of girl instead of stay-up-all-night-writing-a-book-until-my-brain-feels-like-it’s-going-to-explode-.It is EXTREMELY impressive how you authors can put up with this. I especially like how your books aren’t all boring and inevitable(did I use that word right?) like The Croods bedtime stories-“AND THEY DIE!” (LOL, have you watched that movie?) Okay, I’m getting off track. Let me get right to the point: your books aren’t like that. I mean, even if they DO end in “AND THEY DIE!”, except not literally DIE because I don’t think any of your characters have actually DIED, but you get what I mean, right? For example, in ‘The Last Present’ (if your reading this and you haven’t read that book, I would read this next part) The ending was less of “AND THEY DIE”(why can’t I stop saying that?) and more of “AND SHE LEAVES” or “AND SHE’S GONE” or something like that. Other authors write HUGE cliff hangers, like people tumbling down a never ending pit. And they END the book that way! But, (I’m going to use the same book as an example) ‘The Last Present WASN’T a cliff hanger! Except for the prologue at the end, but we can over look that, can’t we? This is one of the billion, no TRILLION reasons why I love you. I would say them all, but it would take too long and this is already getting pretty long! If this is too much to comprehend, just remember this “Lydia loves you!!!!!. And don’t think I’m lying for your sake. Because I’m not. And don’t you forget it!! Well, I got to go get more Wendy Mass books to read on my plane ride in 2 days!
    ~ Lydia, your biggest fan, and don’t let ANYONE tell you otherwise!!

  4. cam on March 26, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    OMG!!! I LOVE THE CANDYMAKERS!!! SEQUE! SEQUEL!

  5. Carla on March 26, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Yay!!!! I’ve been waiting for this news for such a long time! I can’t wait for the new book!!!!

  6. Alice on March 26, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I haven’t read the Candymakers book (yet!) but maybe I will! Plus, 2016 IS a long time!! But that’s okay, I love your books anyway! I’ve read all the books in the Twice Upon A Time series and the Willow Falls series. Like i said, in the blog entry before this one, I commented that I was so excited that Willow Falls lives on!!! Good luck writing these terrific books, Wendy Mass! :)))). Your Number 1 fan (and commenter!) ~ Alice

  7. Sarah on March 26, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Thank you Mrs. Mass, thank you so much! All of your readers appreciate your hard work and how you seem to never stop writing! πŸ˜€ I love RVs! I’ve ridden one once, all the way from Arizona to Seattle! Will be a very nostalgic, kind of “oh my gosh I did that once too” reading experience for me! πŸ™‚ I am also very, very excited for the fifth installment in the Willow Falls series! I’ll keep checking in for any updates you have for us.

    Thank you Mrs. Mass, on behalf of all your fans and devoted readers! πŸ™‚

    –Sarah

    • Kaylyn on April 7, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Hi well I love the book just wondering when in spring 2016?????????????????also when is the new moving comming out??

      • Wendy Mass on April 18, 2016 at 11:23 pm

        Thanks and The Candymakers and the Chocolate Chase will be out Aug 2cd!

  8. Your Biggest Fan! on March 27, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Wow, I can’t wait! You sure are right that that sounds like a long time, but I’m SO excited for the book to come out!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ And the rv thing sounds great, in fact, I lived in an rv and traveled the US with my family for about a year and a half, so I know all about that sort of thing πŸ™‚ And I’ve heard about geocaching before, I bet it’s a lot of fun πŸ™‚ I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited for this book!!!!!!!!!! Thank you SO much for writing a sequel, did I mention that I can’t wait?!!!!!!!! I was ecstatic to see this new post, once again, thank you!

    -Grace β™₯ β™₯ β™₯

    • Wendy Mass on June 21, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Not too much longer to wait! Aug 2 will be here soon. I hope you enjoy it!

  9. Alison Kang on March 27, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I love Wendy Mass. She’s my FAVORITE author and I have read almost all of her books. I usually read them at least 4 times over and over. She is a fabulous author, and I am very excited for the Candy maker sequel.

  10. Mo on March 29, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SOOOOOOOO excited!!!! The candymakers is one of my favorite books of all time!!!! I CAN’T WAIT… btw, the geocaching was fun πŸ™‚ You are such an AMAZING writer! i love how you throw in the little twists in your story, you can’t just guess what’s going to happen next, like so many other books. like what the secret ingredient was! Nobody would expect that! (i wont say the ingredient for those who haven’t read it yet, but TOTALLY SHOULD!) I would love if they made a Candymakers movie, that would be so exciting, i would be sitting there in the theatre the first day it shows, (with some candy) πŸ™‚ I just wanted to say (coming from all fans of your books) thank you SOOO much for spending so much of your time to write such amazing books, post stuff on your blog, and reply to our posts, it makes us really happy. πŸ™‚

    Thank you SOOOOOOO much! We love you a lot, and im SOOOO EXCITED for the new book!

    gtg,
    Mo

  11. Parker on March 29, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Yay! Just what I was hoping for! (Other than a Mango sequel, but you can’t win ’em all, am I right?) I’m so happy the Candymaking crew will be back together. It’ll be cool to see where Daisy has gone…can that be a plot point? She’s one of my favorite characters of yours.

    Geocaching is sooooo cool. Another thing it’s like is Letter-boxing, have you heard of that? http://www.letterboxing.org/ It’s very similar to geocaching, but it involves stamps. (You get to make your own and everyone has their own symbol on their stamp, mine is a tree, but I might change it soon.) You should totally check it out, Letter-box in every state too!

    Thank you so much for letting us know all the updates and info. I already can’t wait for the new book to be out, but I know you’re in the middle of something else right now. (The Willow Falls book, right?)
    -Parker

  12. Alice on March 30, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I’ve never read candymakers but people say it is one of your best so I’ll have find it, buy it/borrow it, read it, and love it! But if I like it as much as I love your Willow Falls books, then I will definitely NEED to read this sequel! Oooh! Thank you so much! A new thing to read! Yay!

    From, your best fan ever
    Alicia

  13. Katy on March 30, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    YES! Oh, that is SO awesome! The first thing I did when I saw this was yell for my brother to come read this, because we both REALLY enjoyed Candymakers. (Sorry for the use of so many caps.)

  14. Skylie on March 30, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    EEK!!!!!!!!!! That’s so exciting! I went geocaching last summer and I was so cool! Hope you will get news on movie soon!

    Good Luck,

    Skylie

  15. Audrey on March 31, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Oh I love geocaching! And it sounds like book two will be really good πŸ™‚

  16. Maryam on March 31, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    YAY YAY YAY I’M SO EXCITED!!! AND GEOCACHING TOO? I CAN’T BEGIN TO EXPLAIN THIS IN WORDS EVEN THOUGH SOMEHOW I CAN EXPLAIN IT IN MATH (which I’m not even good at).

    Geocaching + Book = 10/10 on the Awesomeness Scale
    Geocaching + Awesome book = 20/10 on the Awesomeness Scale
    Geocaching + One of your books = 999999999999999999999999999999999999999(times infinity)/10 on the Awesomeness Scale

    Oh, and can there be a couple in it? I’m thinking Logan and Daisy. πŸ˜€

    • Wendy Mass on April 1, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      I think they’re a bit young to couple off (says the mom in me!! ;o). but maybe a little crush…
      But i love your geocaching enthusiasm!!! i’m looking forward to sending the candymakers on an adventure!
      :o)
      Wendy

      • Bella on April 6, 2014 at 3:56 pm

        Omg I absolutely luv your books so much I have almost read all of them and am hoping to get them all!!!!!! The candymakers is my favourite book so far and I think it will be awesome!!!!!! Ur most favourite author ever!!!!! At my school in French class we have to do a time line on something and I am doing one about u and the books u have written !!!! Me Andy friend absolutely luv u and ur books!!! Thx so much!!!!

      • Skylie on April 13, 2014 at 1:50 pm

        Dear Wendy,

        I would love a hand-holding/hugging relationship no more maybe less but I got so giddy when Miles was hugging Daisy………I think Daisy should like Logan as more than a friend but not really crush on him, and be giddy with Miles because he cares for her so much. I think Philip should have a school boy crush (I mean he likes her but teases her so she won’t catch on) on Daisy.

        If you were to put a crush in there it think this would be a great way to put it,

        Skylie

        • Jasmine on August 31, 2014 at 5:43 am

          I don’t think a crush would be good as it would ruin the friendship between the four kids

          • AWESOMEST PERSON ALIVE on October 21, 2014 at 7:42 pm

            i would love a relationship in the story! i ship logan and daisy. i think phillip and miles should be jealous, thus conflicting the story even more!



          • Delilah on October 31, 2014 at 6:21 pm

            Logan and Daisy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚



          • Alexis on February 5, 2015 at 7:27 pm

            I agree good book said like thousands and thousands but don’t always agree it really good like all books most candy makes but I still do not who won in it so if you can tell that will be great for me thanks if you do send me who won I cant find it at all.



    • Analisse on April 13, 2014 at 7:12 am

      I think it should be MILES and Daisy. They seem like a good couple. I mean, Daisy will probably pull Miles ahead, but still.

      • Audrey on June 1, 2014 at 3:15 pm

        What about a new spunky (female) bookworm character? She could be for anyone, but I prefer the books with only a bit of lovey-doveyness

      • Hayden on December 29, 2014 at 10:18 pm

        No I think it should be Phillip and daisy haven’t you read the candy makers part of the book when it is from Phillips point of view.Wendy I don’t think to much love but still please take this comment into consideration
        Love your number one fan,

  17. laura on March 31, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Thank You so much!!! I love the candymakers and I can’t wait!!!
    Also, there isn’t any snow down here in Flordia!!

  18. 1110cg on March 31, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    So excited for another Candymakers book! I love geocaching too; it makes a fun activity to take you places you wouldn’t normally discover on vacation.

    • Wendy Mass on April 1, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      So great that you already geocache! I have a feeling i’ll have to explain it to a lot of people (which i’m happy to do b/c i love talking about it!
      Thanks for writing!
      Wendy

      • Alyssa on April 6, 2014 at 12:07 pm

        I have never tryed geocacheing but I can’t wait to I also can’t wait to read your book even if it doesn’t come out for 2 years I loved the first candymakers I bet the second will be awesome too I love candy and your books so I really loved the candymakers book yay I can’t wait for the movie either πŸ™‚

  19. Emelia on April 1, 2014 at 9:33 am

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can’t wait! TWO sequels to my TWO favorite books!!!!! Please give an update on the birthday book as well!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  20. Cassidy on April 2, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    That’s so exciting!! The Candy makers is one of my favorite books and I know I can expect an amazing sequel. The first book was wrapped up pretty well, so the second book is like starting over with a whole new plot. I think it’s was a great idea to have them traveling. I never would have thought of that. But I was 11 when I read the Candymakers, I think, and I’ll be 15 when it comes out. I’m hoping the characters will be older too?? Either way, I know it will be great. I’m on the edge of my seat!!! πŸ™‚

  21. Sarah on April 3, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    YAY! So excited for this and the movie. just read candymakers. SUPER good! πŸ˜‰

  22. 3636 on April 3, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I really want to know about Daisy’s brother. And Daisy’s daily life. Didn’t Dais want to go to a regular school? Maybe everything will be set during summer vacation. So excited!

  23. Hannah on April 3, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Yaaaay so excites about the sequel!!!! I just watched the geocaching video and t looks SO cool! I can’t wait to try it and read about Logan miles daisy and Philip doing it too!!

  24. Hannah on April 4, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I love your stories… I’m really, really sad that you’re not going to write an every soul a star sequel, but it is awesome that Candy makers is getting one. πŸ˜€

  25. Angela on April 7, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I like almost finish with the first book (CANDYMAKERS ;o) I’m on page 442 + I loved the book you wrote called JERMEY FINK THE MEANING OF LIFE, BUT I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE CANDYMAKERS SEQUEL!!!!!

  26. Lyra on April 11, 2014 at 5:43 am

    That is AMAZING!!! I absolutely can’t wait for the Candymakers 2 to bring out my sweet tooth! The plot sounds just as fun and exciting (maybe even more!) as its preceding book. It would be fantastic if it’s the book reaches the Big Screen! I just can’t wait for Logan, Miles, Daisy and Philip to come alive! I am definitely going to mark it on my calendar and count the days till they (the book and the movie) come out.

    I fell in love with your books the moment I read the first page of “13 Gifts”. Continue to write more of your inspiring and amazing stories!

    • YOUR AWESOME FAN! on April 16, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Dear, Wendy Mass.When I first read the Candymakers (and the next time), it always makes me hungry! My class has silent reading( or SSR, A.K.A Super Silent Reading) RIGHT before we had lunch! The way you describe the candy, it is soooo detailed that it made me REALLY hungry! I don’t know if this is just me, but when I read books that describe a food, REALLY well, like down to the last point, I can taste it in my mouth as if I am eating it in the moment. Most of my friends LOVE your books ( I am updating them on what the second book is going to be like once I finish typing this) But, back to you. The Candymakers left everyone off with A LOT of questions. Like WHO is Daisy’s brother. I have a slogan, “Harmonicandy, it’s so grandy!” PLEASE REPLY!

      • Wendy Mass on April 18, 2016 at 10:12 pm

        Back to you! Thank you for choosing my books for your SSA time. The Candymakers and the Chocolate Chase comes out Aug 2cd and I don’t want to spoil it for you so you will have to see if the answers lie in the pages of their new adventures!

  27. Ally on April 13, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Thank you so much candymakers is my all time favorite book!! You have such a flair for writing and i love geocaching too!

  28. Emi on April 14, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I am so excited for the Candymakers sequel!!!!! Your post made me so happy! Will Daisy still have her job or is she taking a break to go to a real school like she asked her parents about? She and Logan are my favorite characters! I hadn’t heard of geocaching until now, but it sounds super fun!

    • Wendy Mass on April 23, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      I’m not sure yet about Daisy, but it would be fun to see her try to fit it at a normal school, so that sounds like a good idea!!
      xo
      w

  29. Jasmine on April 14, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I have read all your books and my favorite is The Candymaker and I can’t wait for the sequel yay!

  30. Supriya on April 14, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I’m so happy Candymakers gets a new book, I liked the characters. It’s only a 2 year wait, which is about normal for Wendy. I can just imagine it – Logan saying “Are we there yet” and Miles asking where the candy is and Daisy trying to get Wi-Fi and Philip avoiding them all cause he’s composing his next masterpiece. Okay, so it’ll probably not be like that, and that’s probably a good thing. πŸ™‚ I’ll be kind of out of the age category for that one by the time it’s released, but you know, never turn your back on a new Wendy Mass book, because you’ll be missing out!

    • Wendy Mass on April 23, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Hey, I love all those suggestions!! I think i’ll open up the blog comments to ideas like that when i start writing the book, which will be this summer. You rock!!
      xo
      w

  31. Maggie on April 18, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!!!!! (Well your books and geocatching is, anyway.) When will we know the EXACT date when the book is coming out? I’ll be waiting to see it πŸ˜€ PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MAKE A BLOG ENTRY FOR THE DETAILS ON THE NEW WILLOW FALLS BOOK!!!!! It is my all time FAVORITE series and I would LOVE to hear when that is coming out! Also, I have read the comments on the blog entry before this and I have been hearing things and from what I can tell, love is is the air! *Snap, Snap!* Ha ha! Anyway, will the Candymakers sequel come out BEFORE or AFTER the Willow Falls book? Thanks >:D It would mean a lot to me if you responded to this message! Thanks πŸ™‚

    Love ya!
    Maggie πŸ˜‰

    • Wendy Mass on August 18, 2016 at 11:45 pm

      I was so busy writing the books I did not have a chance to answer until now. They are both here and if you read them I hope you enjoy them as well. Happy new school year!

  32. Maggie on April 20, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Just got Pi in the Sky today πŸ˜€ Some REALLY exciting news Wendy! I have heard about geocatching but I haven’t done it yet. EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!!!! I’m waiting for the details on the Willow Falls series also. What YEAR at least? Or what about a whole blog entry?! ANYTHING!!! He he he well I need to go eat candy now (My mom gave me books for Easter, which is TODAY!) Love ya Wendy!
    With Love,
    Maggie <3

    • Wendy Mass on April 23, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      Hope you enjoyed your candy! About a year from now for the next willow falls book, and then comes the Candymakers sequel. Hope you enjoy Pi in the Sky!
      xo
      w

      • lilly on May 22, 2014 at 10:38 am

        I love ur books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        I read a lot and so far, u r my favorite author!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        so far, I only read 3 of ur books but I am getting more soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. J on April 25, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    OMG I AM SO EXCITED I CANNOT EVEN CONTAIN MYSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!! i was running around my house screaming and my mom had to shush me omg i cannot even believe this! i literally finished reading candy makers for the 7th time an hour ago and now i found THIS FABULOUS NEWS!!!!! YESS!!!!!! PLLEEEEEAASE make it come out earlier! i cannot wait two whole years the suspense will kill me! is there any way it can come out earlier? Also, I am trying to be a writer and everyone says I am amazing, but I can’t think of a lot of book ideas. I have two down, but they’re not going very well and it’s so hard to think of other things and not end the book after 100 pages. You are my writing inspiration. Any advice? and thank you so much for being such an amazing author!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  34. Madyn on April 27, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    I’m supposed to be doing my homework but I’m getting distracted by your page! OMG a sequel! The other day I was telling my friends how badly I wanted a sequel and that all your books are sequel worthy! I better go do my homework now! I love your books!

  35. Klaire on May 2, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Ohhhhhhhh……………………………… Yes Yes Yes Thank you thank you thank you soooo much!!!!:)
    Wendy this is awesome Im like jumping out of my seat! The Candy Makers is my very favourite book AND your my favourite author too! And im not kidding! Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Much!!!!!!!

  36. Abigail on May 4, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I am sooo excited for this! Only 2 years left to wait! lol. I really hope you make one of them have a crush.. cuz that would make the book 10x better. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  37. Tamar Spoerri on May 11, 2014 at 10:17 am

    I absolutely adore all your books (except for Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall, which wasn’t my thing, and Leap Day, which I haven’t read yet). I am so psyched about The Candymaker’s sequel, but I don’t want to wait sooooooo long and I don’t like too much romance. Like my mother says, “Everyone’s a critic”.:)
    I’m curious how to write a nice long letter to you that you’ll read and won’t get lost in the mail.
    Love, Your biggest fan

    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      This was perfect! Thank you

  38. Erica on May 11, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I can’t wait! When you went to my school (Huebner Elementary) I was the one who asked you about this book!

  39. isabella on May 13, 2014 at 10:08 am

    YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THE CANDY MAKERS, I READ IT ALMOST EVERY NIGHT!
    YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE U ARE MAKING A SEQUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU WENDY MASSYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. Ava on May 13, 2014 at 10:09 am

    really?! YAY! i have just started reading the candymakers today!! I am looking forward to the second book coming out so i can enjoy your books even more! your AMAZING! πŸ™‚

  41. Daniela C. on May 30, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I can’t wait for the new book! I just got the Candymakers after borrowing it from the library numerous times! I will definitely be the first one to buy it!! Also, could there be a new character named Daniela???

  42. Esti on May 31, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Hi! I am in 4th grade and i read the Candymakers and the Willow Falls series and they were both AWESOME!!! Next time when I go to the library I will hopefully read more of your books. You are my favorite author by far! I seriously CAN’T wait for the Candymakers sequel!. And did I hear there is going to be another Willow Falls book, too??? It seems like such a long time until it comes out but… hopefully time will pass quickly!!!

    Hoping that time will pass quickly ( uch, its not)
    Esti ( a HUGE fan)

  43. Lisa on June 4, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Yeah!! I LOVED the Candymakers, and recommend it to all my students. A sequel, and Geocaching! If you are in NC, around I-40 and I-77, I have a few hid for you to find!

  44. Sophie on June 5, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Dear Wendy,

    I absolutely love your books, and I can’t wait for the Candymaker’s sequel to come out!!! I think that in the sequel, you should add a new character, I think that would really spice up the book a lot, not that it isn’t already very interesting and…spicy! Are you going to write another Willow Falls book? If you do, I think the narrator of it should be either Grace, or Leo. I also think it would be a good idea for you to write a short story about the epiloge to A Mango Shaped Space, my fave book ever.

    Sophie

  45. jj on June 8, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I love your books! u r 1 of my fave authors right now! i’m kinda disappointed your book doesn’t come out til i’m 14! πŸ™ but i love geocaching! i can’t get enough of willow falls! i’m sitting here with every soul a star sitting beside me. so keep on writing cuz u r a great author!

  46. RK101 on June 9, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Dear Wendy,

    I LOVE your books. Especially Candymakers. I can’t wait until the second book. Instead of having 2 books, you should have a whole series! That would put you at the top of many kid’s favorite author list! You are already #1 on mine! I have read a lot of your books, just not any of the Willow Falls series. I loved Mango – Shaped Space and Every Soul A Star. They have interesting plots. Well, hope you have an awesome time writing! FYI, I am wanting to be a writer too. Maybe, you could have a book where there are kids who won a writing contest to help with the book! I don’t know. Just putting ideas out there. Have a fabulous day!

    – RK

  47. Nicole on June 10, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Dearest Wendy,
    I am pleased (Pleased = out of my mind excited) to hear about the new candymakers sequel and a possible movie! I would be pleased (again meaning out of my mind excited, i’m just trying to be polite) to be an extra, just like Rory. and my friends will be the frist to hear about this (probably. πŸ™‚ )

  48. Alyssa on June 12, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    I think you should make them a year or two older so they could date, so the boys crushes on daisy interfere with their missions. I think that that it would be funny if daisy is the only one successful so they make a plan to destroy her candy for fun. Or… I don’t know their ages, but I was thinking one of them could get a job that interfere with the candy contest and they drop out or something? I don’t know, but you’re my fave author! I’m going to the library, so bye!

  49. MASSive Fan on June 15, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!! Best author ever!!!!! I was practically screaming when I saw this. (Well in my head) I fan girl for books, but I dance and sing and jump for yours (trust me you do NOT want to see me dance) I absolutely love your writing. One day I want to be as good a writer as you. The guys should all secretly like Daisy, but Daisy doesn’t know. Then, the guys will get mad at each other over Daisy, and Daisy will try to get them to get along, still not knowing why they were fighting!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Amani on June 16, 2014 at 11:33 am

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG I can not wait till the new candymakers sequel whoop whoop

  51. Esti on June 21, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Hi!!!! I am in 4th going into 5th grade and I love your books!!! ( well, so far, I’ve only read the willow falls series and the Candymakers and they were both AWESOME!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ ) Lately,(before school ended) my school had a book fair and I saw the Candymakers and I HAD to get it!!! In fact, right now it is next to me! πŸ™‚ In the comment above, did you say there is gonna be another Willow Falls book too???? Can’t wait!! (ugh time is not getting any faster!) When am in my school library, people usually ask me what books I recomend. And I always say :” did you ever read a book by Wendy Mass? She is a really good author”…Thanks so much for writing awesome books and for being my favoritest ( I know thats not a word but it should be!:) ) author ever.

    Thanks, Esti (or basically a huge fan)

  52. Jules on June 26, 2014 at 9:28 am

    I’m sooooooooooooooooooooooooo exited! It’s worth the wait!

  53. Anna on June 27, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    I’m so excited for this! I can’t wait!

  54. Ashley on June 30, 2014 at 10:47 am

    I was wondering about how awesome it would be to read book your new book, and I was thinking it would be cool to have Miles, Daisy, Logan, and Miles find a weird treasure that belonged to say, Henry, the marshmallow man;)! Okay… Maybe not.:) Anyway, I just want to let you know that you are my FAVORITE author in the WHOLE. ENTIRE. WORLD. (Universe included) If you happen to read this PLEASE answer me back! I would seriously be the happiest person in the WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep up your great work, because I really need another Candymakers book… mine is literally falling apart:))!
    Toodles!
    Ashley

  55. Bella on July 4, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    I am trilled! I absolutely loved the candymakers- I am reading it for the fifth time.

  56. Bella on July 8, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Wendy,
    I absolutely LOVE all your books and I can’t wait for the next Willow Falls book and the Candymakers sequel.
    The Candymakers is my favourite book ever! I also love geocaching! My class went in a couple of field trips were we got to geocache. I can’t wait!! I’ll be in 8th grade whe the Candymakers comes out but it seems so long away!!! A couple sounds cool on the book! I’m not sure who though. I also think that in the book they should go camping! I’ve never been camping before but I think it would be cool. If Daisy is going to a real school it would be cool if she went to Philip or Miles school. Thanks so much for writing another book!!!!!!!
    Bella

  57. Neya on July 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    OMG OMG YAY! I LOVE the candymakers! i did a school report on you, u r so cool!

  58. Kailey on July 16, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Dear Ms. Mass,

    I truly cannot wait until the sequel for the Candymakers. It is one of my most favorite books ever!!! Also, would Logan’s scars be gone in it? I Mean, it said when he was 13, so…! I really enjoy all of your books, including the Willow Falls series! But for that, could you please make another book?! I need to find out what happens to Amanda and Leo when they turn 18!! Anyway, I shall keep on waiting for the sequel! Good Luck!

    • Wendy Mass on August 18, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      I hope you found out the answers in the next book and you do not have to wait any longer for the new Candymakers as it is now in stores and libraries. Have a great start to your new school year!

  59. Bridget on August 3, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    So happy there will be a sequel! I loved the first book. I also love geocaching! πŸ™‚

  60. Bhumika on August 10, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    I can’t wait,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why does it have to be two more years? I need to read it now, but I guess it’s worth it. The first book is so good. I like all the characters, mostly Daisy. AJ is awesome too, I wish I had a brother or cousin like that. I also like write and want to be world know writer when I grow up. I love your work

  61. Esti on August 13, 2014 at 11:20 am

    The Candymakers is my favorite book so naturally, I”M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!! And Wendy, where do you live in New Jersey, cuz I live there to! I live in Fair Lawn…
    Thanks SO MUCH for writing another book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A big fan,
    Esti

  62. Elsa on August 16, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    YAY!!! I’m so excited!!! I LOVED the first one, and can’t wait for #2!!!
    Completely different subject; Thank you so much for writing A Mango-Shaped space. I received it for Christmas a year or so ago,and realized I have synesthesia! The type I have is different than the one Mia has, but the colors are still there.
    Thank you again, and I can’t wait for Candymakers #2!!!!!!!!!!!!
    -Elsa, age 12
    P.S. Yes, I’ve seen and heard and own the movie Frozen!
    P.S.S. I think Miles and Daisy would work well.

    • Wendy Mass on August 16, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      So great about your synesthesia!!! xo, w.

      • Elsa on August 17, 2014 at 6:03 pm

        Thank you!
        If you ever come to Las Vegas, I’ll find out about it and be in the front row, line, whatever! You’ve been a great inspiration to me. I own all your Twice Upon a Time books, The Candymakers, A Mango-Shaped Space (duh! you knew that!) and am currently reading Every Soul A Star. I love all of them! Thank you SOOO much for being a good writer!
        Very sincerely, Your random, kooky, fan, Elsa πŸ™‚
        P.S. The Candy makers is being made into a movie? YAY!!!

    • Marita on August 18, 2014 at 4:59 am

      That is amazing about your synesthesia! It’s great when books help people out πŸ™‚

      • Elsa on November 25, 2014 at 2:19 pm

        It is great when books help people! I hope one helps you sometime! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  63. Mariah on August 17, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    YAY! I’m so excited for it!! I don’t really have any questions but I hope I can be a writer just like you. (Maybe even write my own movie script!) but Thank you for all that you’ve done, you’ve certainly brightened up my day!!!!!

  64. Jasmine on August 18, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Dear Wendy,
    I am sooo glad you decided to write a sequel! You had just made my day.
    Keep on writing great books!
    xoxo
    Jasmine

  65. Rosie on August 31, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I absolutely loved The Candymakers. I just finished it the other day, and started it a week before that. I was reading it nonstop for Daisy’s and Phillip’s parts.

    After I finished reading it I thought to myself, “Wendy Mass should make a series of Daisy’s missions!” Daisy was the best character (in my opinion).

    I’m so excited for the second one!

    -Rosie, age 11

  66. Mary on September 15, 2014 at 12:19 am

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!! I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL!!! YAY! the wait will TOTALLY be worth. you are one of my favorite authors πŸ˜€
    YAY
    night πŸ™‚
    have nice night
    Mary

  67. Emma on September 18, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    That’s amazing! I loved the first book, and can’t wait for the second! πŸ™‚

  68. Emma on September 18, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    I personally think that Daisy and Philip would be good together, (<3) but I don't actually want any romance between any of them as it might spoil their friendship.
    Keep writing, Wendy! I love your books! πŸ˜€

  69. Annabelle on September 25, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Yeah! The Candymakers is my all time favorite book EVER!!!!!!! So excited you are writing a sequel!!!! πŸ˜›

  70. Yael on October 4, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Hi Wendy,
    I don’t want to be too ahead of time, but can you maybe start thinking about writing a third book in the series? Sorry but I just LOVE Rhe Camdymakers, it’s my favorite book

    -Yael

  71. nikhil on October 13, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass my librarian told me that you were making a sequal to candymakers i was so happy:] you are my favorite author and the most humourous right now i am reading pi in the sky so far it is the bomb thanks nikhil

  72. Aaron on October 20, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Omg yes! I love #love the first one! Thank you. Still make sure there is candy though!

  73. BDunderthestars on November 20, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    I can’t wait for the sequel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When I first read the Candy Makers, I reread it five times. I can’t believe I have to wait like somewhat two years. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY???? I am not good at waiting, as you can see. I was wondering if Daisy will still be the Spy bussiness. And are you going to introduce Daisy’s brother????? I laughed at that part so much. (Daisy, Phillip, and AJ are my favorite characters). I can’t wait to read it!!

    • Wendy Mass on August 10, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Thank you! The wait is over! The new Candymakers is here!! ????????

  74. Grace on December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Yah!!! I am so excited for the next candy maker book!! I really liked the first one. I liked it so much that I did a book report on it! For the next book you should have Philp have a crush on Dasiy. Then have Logan a close friend but not a crush and then have Miles be the person that Dasiy tells every thing to.

    Xoxo
    Love your writing ,
    Grace

  75. Mady Kayte on December 27, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    I love the Candymakers!!!!!

  76. Logan Wittmann on January 5, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Wendy your legitimately my favorite author right next to rick riots an but when he ended the Percy Jackson series with such a bad stop I was really disappointed but your really good with the endings I loved the ending of the candymakers most authors are bad at good endings but your great. I already loved this book like more than words can express but when I read about Logan I realized I could relate to him and we have the same name so I now like this book even more im so excited for the next book I almost turned somersaults when I read there was gonna be another and if there is a movie I will litterally run through the wall go to the nearest movie store and buy it right away good luck with the book mrs. Mass your awesome!

  77. Rosa on January 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I can not wate this is like my fav book

  78. Anna on February 14, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    HOW DO YOU EXPECT ME TO WAIT SO LONG AHHHH!!!! I’m so excited but you are torturing us by making us wait so long

  79. Anna on February 14, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Oh and btw is it going to be told from four different perspectives like the original candymakers book because I thought that was really cool

  80. Ella on April 3, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Dear Wendy,

    I love all of your books especially A Mango Shaped Space and Candymakers! I was just wondering, will Candymakers 2 come out in the Philippines the same time it comes out in the U.S?

    • Wendy Mass on June 10, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you & I hope it does!

  81. Kate on May 26, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    OMG, OMG,OMG!
    There’s a sequel!
    I read the first one and it was SO good!
    I will be the first to buy it!
    -Kate, a reader of Wendy Mass’s books

    • Wendy Mass on June 7, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy the story as much as you did the first one.

  82. Melia on May 31, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Right now I’m in the middle of reading The Candymakers with my sister. There are so many surprises! The Candymakers is one of my favorite books! I can’t wait for the sequel!

    • Wendy Mass on June 10, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      Me too! August 2cd will be here before we know it!

  83. Sofia on September 15, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    I absolutely LOVED your willow falls series and thought that that was the only books you wrote but when I saw that you wrote more books, I went to borrow those books from the library immediately. The Candymakers is SO good and I am SO happy that there is going to be a sequel!

    A HUGE bookworm and a fan of yours,
    Sofia

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

      Hi Sofia! Thank you. Were you able to find them at your library. The sequel to Candymakers will be here Aug 2cd. Happy reading!

  84. Truman on September 28, 2015 at 8:38 am

    I love the character development. I am so excited for this!

  85. Alyss Embarr on October 16, 2015 at 8:43 am

    ALSO!! I have geocached before, there’s a lot where I live. Once me and my dad found one on the bike trails at the college nearby, and we couldn’t find it, and we were about to give up but then we tried in the woods like right next to the trail and we FOUND IT!!! and according to the logbook, it hadn’t been found for SEVEN YEARS!!!!! IT WAS SO DURN KEWL
    There’s the kind and it just has the log and you write your name, and then there’s the big ones where you write your name and trade your geocaching loot. I like the big ones lol. Once we found one in the bushes at a park! There was one we were looking for across the street from the chick-fil-a, but we couldn’t find it, even with the hint, so I guess it was Muggled. :I

    • Wendy Mass on April 30, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      This is very cool and how truly wonderful that you and your dad geocache together!

  86. Katherine on January 28, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I can’t wait for this! The Candymakers is one of my favorite books of all time. It’s up there with the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series. Usually I prefer fantasy to realistic fiction but I love all of your books. The Candymakers is the only one of your books I currently own so I’ve read it about 10 times. Whenever I’m bored and don’t have any books to read I’m like, “Might as well re-read the Candymakers again,” I couldn’t be more thrilled for a sequel. Only 7 more months!

  87. Ryan M. on February 27, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Hey Wendy Just wanting to know if you knew the actual release date of the CandyMakers sequel…

    And I was hoping, about the movie… if I could audition

    • Wendy Mass on March 3, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      August 2nd for CM2!! No new movie news yet, but I promise to announce it when there is! Thanks!!

  88. Ryan M. on February 27, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Btw… I love your work and what you do

  89. Eleanor on April 1, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Hello! Sorry if I am being annoying about this, but I have been waiting since October, 2015 and for some reason, NONE OF THEM CAME THROUGH I am begging that this one works! I changed the device that I am using… I THINK MY COMPUTER IS HAUNTED!!!! Anyway, my name is Eleanor. My dad has read the first Candymakers book too, he said that it is interesting how you write books for different age levels. I myself has read, The Candymakers, All the Willow Falls books, two of the Once Upon A Time books, and I am reading Leap Day. Enough about me, I have a slogan! “Harmonicandy! Play it, harmonica style! Once you’re finished, once you’re finished! Eat it, it’s sweet! But not too sweet of course!” from, Eleanor

    • Wendy Mass on April 5, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Wow! That would be a great book! A story about a haunted computer. Your dad sounds like such a cool dad to read and talk with you about the books you enjoy. Celebrate Aug 2,as that is when Candymakers 2 will be out! Enjoy today

  90. Caitlin on April 17, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Hi Wendy!
    I’m Caitlin, and I’m writing a book on Wattpad about Skylar, a spy. I was wondering if I could include the character Daisy, from The CandyMakers in it. I was thinking of use her as a example, and for her to be friends with the main character and to tell about her past missions, the one with the cheating judges, and the one at the candy factory. Please respond. Thank you!

    • Wendy Mass on May 27, 2018 at 9:26 am

      You bet and I think Daisy would have a great time in this story! πŸ™‚

  91. Ella on May 2, 2016 at 3:32 am

    Thank goodness, I was having heart attack because I didn’t know what to read and the candy makers was the only book I found. IT IS SOOOOOOOO AWESOME AND I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXITED FOR THE SECOND ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Wendy Mass on May 29, 2016 at 11:01 pm

      Thank you and me too!!

  92. Delaney on August 3, 2016 at 7:57 am

    I’m wondering if you go geocaching because my dad has placed some caches in the Randolph area and maybe you’ve found them because you live around here

    • Wendy Mass on August 10, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      I love to geocache and who knows – we might have found one of your dads! You are lucky to have a dad like that!

  93. ally on December 30, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Hi Wendy Mass, I just recently finished reading the 2nd Candymaker book. I’m not sure if you’re already working on a third or plan to, but I really really hope you do.I have a couple suggestions for it: In the third book I would love for Miles to learn everything about his Dad’s side of the family. I would also love it if Daisy somehow finds out her family before they officially tell her and she finds something really surprising. The Candymakers is probably one of my favorite book series ever so I really hope you write a third one.

    • Wendy Mass on May 5, 2018 at 9:43 am

      These are great ideas and you are right, both sides of families hold story ideas. I don’t have plans to write a third at this time but if I do I will remember this. Thank you for reading! πŸ™‚

  94. abby on January 22, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    OMG, I read the sequel to the candy makers, and it is totally AMAZING!!!! I love all the twists and turns of there trip! At the end there were still a lot questions, is there going to be another book!? I honestly would have my life solved if there was another book in this series! I also noticed a ton of references to most of your other AMAZING books!! I’m like “give me every book Wendy Mass writes, some icy mint blobs, a harmonicandy or two, some hot chocolate and come back in 10 hours, please!?” thank you for showing me how awesome reading is, because honestly I would not love reading so much if it weren’t for your amazing books full of mysteries and detail!! Thank you for that beautiful gift! πŸ˜‰ xoxoxoxo Evol uoy os hcum!! shoutout to mister miles! You go daisy, Logan and Philip! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxooxooxxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoooxooxxooxoxoxoxoxoooxoxox Abby

    • Wendy Mass on May 5, 2018 at 9:51 am

      Wow! Thank you for cheering on these characters who I also care about so very much and for the shout out. xo right back at ya!

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