Candymakers 2 (or CM2 as I’ve taken to calling it!)

Hi all!! I’m still deep underground trying to meet my deadline for The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase. Your suggestions for new candies and road trip ideas have been SOOOO HELPFUL!!!!! Thank you!!! For those of you who haven’t read the first one yet, spoilers ahead so may not want to read the rest of this post! For the others, here’s another chance to pitch in…Miles has to come up with an advertising slogan for the Harmonicandy, so I’ve been gathering a list of ideas. Things like: Harmonicandy, the musical treat! or The Harmonicandy, chew to the tune! You can see why i need help!  I’d love to hear your ideas!

Peace and Chocolate,



  1. Isa on February 16, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Hi Wendy!

    Harmonicandy, savor that scrumptious sound!


    Harmonicandy, hear that happy harmony!

    Just some quick ideas!


    PS. Any news on Every Soul a Star?

    • Bri on April 5, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      Hi Wendy!!!!!! I’m a big fan off your books and I’m am trying to read them all. I just finished a Mango Shaped space, that book and Candymakers are my favorite books. Thanks for all the good books and I’m excited for Candymakers 2!!!!

      • Wendy Mass on April 12, 2016 at 3:18 pm

        Thank you and I am excited too! August 2cd will be here before we know it!

  2. Sarah on February 17, 2015 at 8:40 am


    • Me, The awesome one on February 17, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      Ya i tots agree!! I have a few tweaks though :)!!

  3. Taylor on February 17, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Yay! I’m soo happy! I am your biggest fan… I tried to write to you multiple times over the past four years but it never works:( I have read all your books and I hope you put a lot of Amanda-Leo moments in Graceful. Thanks soooo much, Taylor♡♥

    • Wendy Mass on February 17, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      Hi Taylor! I’m sorry you’ve tried before, i’m slowly getting the older comments up. I think you’ll be happy with the Amanda-Leo moments in Graceful. The book focuses a good amount on their relationship–Leo writes poems! i can’t wait to hear what you think! (coming out end of april!)

      • wendy lover on February 22, 2015 at 5:53 pm

        YAy! i want more of the moments where angelina and her powers( and grace’s now too) are revealed. looking for more jake-rory too!

      • Krysten on February 28, 2015 at 11:13 pm

        I JUST FANGIRLED THE HARDEST FANGIRL!!!! I AM SO EXCTIED FOR GRACEFUL!!!!! I’ve become more interested in dystopian YA novels (like The Hunger Games and Divergent) so i have not been that into your books very much. But The Willow Falls series was the series that got me into reading and i am very greatful for that and for your writing. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to read Graceful!

  4. Anna on February 17, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Hey Wendy,
    My name is Anna. I am doing a school project on you, and I would like to know what your mom and dad’s names are. Thanks sooooo much.

    P.S. that was random letters for the website because I don’t have one.

  5. Jaina on February 17, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    How about “The Harmonicandy: eat to the beat!” or “The Harmonicandy: first you wow, then you chow!” or “The Harmonicandy: delectable to the ear and to the mouth!”

    Wow, that’s harder than I thought it would be! I can’t wait to read CM2. The first book is one of my (and my brother’s!) favorite books. 🙂

    • Alex on May 4, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      CM2 is coming out? YES!!!!!! I know this is completely out of date, but will you be writing any more twice upon a time? I just got around to reading them. also how about…

      HARMONICANDY, taste the music

      • Wendy Mass on May 10, 2015 at 9:16 am

        Hopefully one more in that series, but not for a while. I do have fun writing them though!!

  6. Laura on February 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Hi!! How about these: Harmonicandy, the candy you can eat and play!
    Harmonicandy, harmonize your taste buds!
    Harmonicandy, music to your ears and your taste buds!
    Harmonicandy, harmony in candy!
    Harmonicandy, the only instrument you can eat!
    Harmonicandy, playing an instrument has never been this tasty! (Instead of tasty you can use sweet)

    Anyways, I would just like to say that me and my BFF are BIG fans and I hope these help you out!
    P.S. I did this when I was supposed to be cleaning my room…oopsies

  7. Mzr on February 17, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    I cant wait to see whats coming up!! My friends and I are sooo excited! Also, I have read a Mango Shaped Space four times! My favorite is maybe Candymakers, or Every Soul a Star, or Mango Shaped Space, Or Eleven Birthdays, or ………….. I can’t choose!!!! I had a question for you, Have you met Gail Carson Levine or Trenton Lee Stewart? They are two other author my friends and I adore.Thanks!

  8. Antonia on February 17, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Hi, you’ve been my favorite author since I was in 4th grade. 🙂 I have read The Candymakers 5 times, and I’m on my 6th. I have recommended it to so many people, and I am sO EXCITED THERE IS GOING TO BE A SEQUEL I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO DO HELP ME

  9. Random on February 17, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    *cue old timey black and white video* *cue announcer’s voice* Once upon a time the harmonica and candy decided to merge, and now, folks, we have… THE HARMONICANDY!!

    You can play it! You can eat it! It’s AMAZING!! *picture of some kid playing the Harmonicandy, eating the Harmonicandy, and loving the Harmonicandy*

    The Harmonicandy: music for the taste buds

    *cue enthusiastic clapping* *cue end music* *screen goes dark*

    Side note: GO, WENDY, GO!!

  10. Hannah on February 17, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Harmonicandy, The sweet sweet harmony you can eat (Sweet is also a play on Logan’s last name)
    put as much Philip in there. He is bae. Also I want to meet (briefly) his brother Andrew and if possible see the limo driver from Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life.
    I love your books so much.

    • Hannah on February 17, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      Oh I have another one:
      Life is sweet with the tune you can eat

  11. Sielo on February 18, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Hi ms. Mass!
    Unfortunately I can’t help you with the Harmonicandy thing because I’m not very creative but I absolutely loved the Candymakers and cannot wait until the sequel! I loved how in the first one you could see things from everyone’s perspective which is something not a lot of books have. I also cannot wait for the Willow Falls sequel! Words cannot express how excited I am! I actually just finished reading 13 Gifts for the ump-teenth time. I love the books so much and have re-read them so many times, they’re starting to fall apart. Oops! Anyway, this isn’t very important but I was 10/11 when I first read 11 birthdays so I kinda grew up with the willow falls kids. Now I’m 15 though so I’m not the same age anymore but I loved them because I could relate to the characters since I was the same age. I actually always imagined there being a movie for each book in the series and me playing one of the characters. Unfortunately though I’m too old for that now. But I am pretty small so if you ever make a movie and need someone to play Rory, I’d gladly do it ;). Thank you so much for taking your time to read this extremely long message.
    Best of luck 🙂

    • Sielo on February 18, 2015 at 12:51 am

      Ps. I was thinking for the slogan idea maybe like something about being able to play with your food maybe? Or maybe the treat that’s as fun to play as it is to eat? The ineffable instrument? I guess that ones too broad… The mouthwatering music maker? I’m just kinda listing off random things. I don’t know. Again I’m not very creative.
      Good luck!

  12. claira on February 18, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Hi Wendy Mass!
    I am so glad to hear this amazing news! I actually love both your suggestions for the harmonicandy, it’s very creative!! Speaking of creative, you’re books are amazing and so original, I’ve read each one since grade 5 and now I’m in grade 8!! And I can’t wait for Graceful, because you’re books were a huge part of my childhood, and I just HAVE to finish the series! I’m so excited for Candymakers and Graceful!!!! And I’m REALLY excited to hear about Amanda and Leo’s relashionship, they’d make SUCH a cute couple!! When are the two books coming out?
    Thanks so much for your time and I can’t wait until your books come out!

  13. Hania on February 18, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Omg seriously?!

    I really hope your books turn into movies (especially the birthday series because Amanada and Leo are bae) they totally deserve to be, your such an amazing writer!
    Thanks for making us happy again <3333

  14. Isabel on February 18, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    I can’t wait for the new Candmakers to come out! I wish you would put more information out about Graceful though, I love all your books and I might be a little too old for some of them but they are all so good! I love all your writing and can’t wait for Graceful! In Graceful, I hope there is a lot of Rory and Jake moments and Amanda and Leo moments(i keep retreading the part where they kissed in the Last Present)! I love Rory and I don’t know if I’d be able to stand what happened to her in Finally. I love you so much! Keep writing!

    • Lily on August 18, 2017 at 7:27 pm


    • Reen on September 26, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      OMG I kept rereading that part too! I already read Candymakers 2 and it’s so good! So is Graceful!!!!

  15. cheng licheng on February 18, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Dear wendy:
    l’m a chinese little girl,l love your book very much.but I have just read one of them,can’t wait to read more.My reationship with your books begins with A Mango–Shaped Space ,l have been moved by the beautiful words,and the mango part made me very sad.
    l will read more your books.l ‘m looking forward to reading them.
    by the way,do you know what the day is today?lt’s Chinese New Year!Dear wendy,happy Chinese New Year!
    l’m also looking forward to hearing from you.

    • Wendy Mass on March 2, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      Happy belated Chinese New Year to you, too! I hope the new year brings you all good things! I’m glad you liked Mango, sorry about the sad parts! Hopefully the happy parts outweighed them. :o)
      Hugs to you!

      • Taylor p on March 3, 2015 at 12:14 pm

        I hope it brings good things too you to Ms.Mass!!! im on the edge of my seat for Graceful and can’t wait for it to come out April 28th i just hope there are lots of couple moment #Amanda and Leo #Rory and Jake #Tara and David and whoever will Connor be with thanks so much for amazing books!!!

    • Wennie on August 18, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      I’m Asian 2. I read A Mango Shaped space a Trillion times and a lot of others I cried hard. Anyway, I’m glad Wendy put in the sad parts, Hopefully Mia will adopt Mustard or whatever:) I know she probably did.Clearly she did.

      P.S. In case you want to know my favorite character is Mango :3 Love him so much Graceful is a m a z i n g ><

  16. Hallie on February 19, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Yay! I’m so happy!

  17. Amelia on February 19, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Hi! I am your biggest fan! I have read all of your books (that are for middle schoolers), and I love all of them! My favorite book is The Candymakers! My friend told me about your books a few years ago and I have been reading them since then! I have written comments a few times, but with all of the other comments you get (because you are such an amazing author), you probably didn’t see them. 🙂 I am soooooooo excited for the Candymakers sequel! I have read the Candymakers at least 6 or 7 times. Just last night I got my younger sister to start reading 11 Birthdays. I LOVE the Willow Falls series! Me and my family listened to Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life and Every Soul a Star on audiobook on car trips. I love the Candymakers so much that last year for the holidays my parents bought it for me so I wouldn’t have to get it out of the library every time I wanted to read it! I just recently lent it to my friend and she liked it and ordered your other books to read. When is Graceful coming out? And any news about a Candymakers movie?
    Best wishes,
    Amelia 🙂

  18. Aubrey on February 19, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Oh my gosh I can’t wait!! I absolutely love the Candymakers and the rest of your books!! 🙂

  19. Hannah on February 19, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Hi Wendy! I am SOO excited for the new Candymakers book. When I read your first post mentioning it, literally jumped instead of walked for the whole rest of the evening because I was so hyper with excitement. (My mom was really confused because I tried to explain my excitement but I was breathless and yelling so I don’t think she got it) And OMG GRACEFUL I AM EVEN MORE EXCITED FOR THAT IF THATS POSSIBLE!
    You are an amazing author! Even though I’m a little older than your mostly intended audience (8th grade) I still LOVE your books and reread them a lot. Especially Willow Falls. (Partially because Leo ❤️ Haha)
    Ok I have a couple of ideas for the Harmonicandy thing. Here you go!
    Harmonicandy: sweetly melodic
    Harmonicandy: put hum in your yum
    Harmonicandy: play crunchy crescendos
    Harmonicandy: a symphony of sweetness
    Harmonicandy: a classical confection
    Hope they are helpful!
    DFTBA! (Don’t forget to be awesome)

    • Wendy Mass on March 2, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      Hi Hannah! Love the image of you jumping instead of walking! Thank you (and everyone!) for the great jingle ideas!! i’m writing the scene now where Miles gives his suggestions and i’m going to use a lot of these! Get ready to see some poems of Leo’s in Graceful :o) The characters are mostly in 8th grade in Graceful so i’m glad you’re still reading them. :o)

  20. Giggly on February 19, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    How about “Harmonicandy-the candy that strikes a chord”?

  21. Julia on February 19, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Yay! Soooo excited! I also can NOT WAIT for Graceful, which I’ve honestly been counting done the days for. :3 I bet it’ll be FABULOUS.
    Also, I was wondering, and advice for young writers like me? I struggling to begin my novel (because I’ve been honestly scrolling around Pinterest for setting ideas and characters–not ashamed) and I was wondering if you had any words of wisdom?
    Thanks! c:

  22. Aishy.02 on February 19, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! cant wait for graceful and candy maker#2 both my favourite book/series

    The slogan could be “the harmonicandy, The tune you can chew”

  23. Shaina on February 20, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Yayy! I’m so excited to read the sequel to the Candymakers! I absolutely loved the first one and am thrilled that there is going to be a second! And oh my gosh I can not express how much I love the willow falls series. It is absolutely amazing, and I am soooooo excited to see a little more of Amanda and Leo 😉 Thank you very much!

  24. Audrey on February 21, 2015 at 9:26 am

    For the slogan, what about- Harmonicandy: Music for your Mouth!? I am a huge fan of your books, especially The Candymakers and Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life. I love the way you end your books. I can’t wait for CM2!!!

  25. Rosalia on February 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Hahaha but it won’t be too long now!!

    As for slogans….. hmm………………. wow.
    How about “Harmonicandy, Such Sweet Tunes!” or “The Harmonicandy, Music’s Never Been Sweeter!” or…….. “The Harmonicandy, Music To Your Sweet Tooth!”
    Wow is that hard! But I hope these help. Good luck!!

  26. Sars on February 21, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Harmonicandy: So yummy you can’t even play it! Harmonicandy: It’s music to your tastebuds! They might not be very good, but it’s all I’ve thought up. 🙂

  27. Taylor p on February 21, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Hi Wendy ! I’m a big fan and was hoping you give me just a little hint about graceful like Amanda and Leo or Rory and jake and the other couples:). Your willow falls series is amazing and my favorites were 11 birthdays and last present ( because it was narrated by Amanda) thank you!!

  28. rebecca on February 22, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    OH MY GOD. (I’m hoping this comment loads bc this is my 3574035289 time trying) I CANNOT WAIT FOR GRACEFUL. i have been waiting and waiting and waiting and APRIL IS ALMOST HERE ASDFGHJKL!!! (asdfghkjkl is fangirl for dying of excitement!) i cant ask for anything to be included in the the book bc I’m pretty sure graceful is already finished, but I’M LITERALLY PRAYING THAT THERE IS TONS OF LEMANDA (Leo and Amanda). they are my favorite characters and OMG I SHIP THEM SO MUCH!!!! sorry about all the crazy capitals, I’m just SO EXCITED! I’ve fallen in love with your books even though I’m in eight grade. you came to my school in sixth grade, and before that i had never heard of you, and look at me now! my sister is going to Edison Middle next year (my sixth grade school in West Orange) and i hope she will get a signed copy of the last present for me. sorry that this comment is such a train wreck, I’m just SOOOO happy to be writing to THE Wendy Mass! please please please respond to this! i really hope Leo and Amanda become a couple. sending you hugs and good luck with Graceful,
    your #1 fan,
    Rebecca <3

    • Wendy Mass on February 25, 2015 at 9:35 am

      That’s a lot of times trying! lol! And lol at Lemanda too, you’re very clever! Trust me, they’re in there. You’ll even get to see some of leo’s poetry! You’ll have to let me know if the wait was worth it. I had a lot of fun with the book and will miss the characters.
      hugs to you!

    • Krysten on February 28, 2015 at 11:17 pm

      Rebecca, i just died laughing at that comment but i too am a fangirl who is fangirling over Graceful. I’m very excited for it

  29. Ashley on February 23, 2015 at 1:49 am

    Hi Wendy!

    I’ve been a huge fan of your books since I was in 5th grade (I’m a senior in high school now) and am still a huge fan! For the Harmonicandy slogan, what about something like “Harmonicandy, a melody in your mouth”? When I think of “harmony” I automatically associate it with “melody”, so maybe you could use that? Hopefully that helped – I can’t wait to read CM2!! Thanks!


    • Skylie on March 1, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      I like it a lot! I came up with pretty lame on “The only candy you can eat and play in perfect harmony – The Harmonicandy!”

  30. Stella Sinclair on February 23, 2015 at 11:04 am

    How about “The Harmonicandy: a tune you love to chew to!” or “The Harmonicandy: your children finally have something productive to do!” (I know, that last one was bad :P) Can’t wait for this next installment!

  31. Analisse$ on February 24, 2015 at 7:40 am

    How about, “Taste the music! Hermonicandy!”

    • Rosalia on March 6, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      Hahahahahaha I like that one, Analisse$!!! Lol yours is better than mine:)
      Happy March, all!

  32. Maggie on February 24, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Hi Wendy!! Thank you SO much for updating your blog! I get so excited when I see a new post and thank you for telling us more about the upcoming books! It sounds like SUCH a good read! And OMG I CAN’T WAIT TO PREORDER GRACEFUL! You’re my favorite author and I hope to be like you one day 🙂 Thanks so much!
    Hugs and Chocolate Kisses!

  33. Haley on February 24, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Hi Mrs. Mass! Let me first say I’m extremely excited for Graceful and Candymakers 2! I was really sad that Willow Falls was ending, so finding out that there would be another book was the amazing news!
    I’m really horrible at jingles but I’ll take a shot. How about: Harmonicandy! First play a tune, then bite off and chew! Yeah, it’s pretty bad sorry. I’m sure whatever you come up with will be great. Thanks for writing such great books!

  34. Sophie on February 24, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Hi Wendy! I am so excited that you are writing CM2 and Graceful!! I have read the whole series of “Willow Falls” I am so excited to read the last book in the series. You are one of my favourite aouthers and I don’t like a lot of aouthers! I am just in the middle of write you a letter I hope you receive it soon!

  35. Eleanor on February 25, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Hello, this is Eleanor and as I said, we are doing a project. I know you have to answer alot of questions and just wanted to say:

    I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!! Right now I am reading Every Soul A Star, and it is soooo good.

    I am a huge fan,

  36. Hannah Knott on February 25, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I LOVED the first book of The Candymakers!! Can I please have your email so me and my BFF can ask you some questions about number 2 please? My email is!!

  37. Maddy on February 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I can’t wait for Graceful!!!!!! Yay!!!!! And for a slogan, I can’t really think of an exact one, but maybe something along the lines of tastebuds and earbuds? Like, how earbuds let you hear music and tastebuds are the tongue and you taste the harmonicandy (an instrument based thing) with tastebuds…. I think you get it. Someone could probably come up with a better one, but maybe something like, Harmonicandy, turn your tastebuds into earbuds!

  38. Natalee on February 26, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Hi Wendy Mass your books are so amazing that they inspire me to be a writer.

  39. Izzy on February 27, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Hi Wendy Mass! You are one of my favorite authors and I’m SO excited for Graceful & CM2!!! I’m your biggest fan! You don’t know how much I love your books. I’ve read almost every single one more than once and love them. Last year when I was at the book store and I found out there was a 4th to the Willow Falls series I screamed and bought it on the spot! I was thrilled to find out you were writing GRACEFUL!!! My favorite books (I can’t pick one!) that you’ve written are Willow Falls Series, Candy Makers, and Every Soul A Star. But if I had to chose one… It’d probably be the Willow Falls series. I write poetry, just like Leo, and I hope you include some in Graceful that he writes. I’m trying to get an idea to write a book because one day I want to be an author. Also, I have a suggestion for the Harmonicandy slogan. It’s a melody in your mouth: introducing the Harmonicandy! (My slogan is a little cheesy) I know that you are very busy but it would mean the world to mean if you responded. Hope your writing is going well!
    Thank you,

  40. Taylor p on February 28, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Hi Wendy ! (Sorry if three comments come up I’ve been trying a bunch of times but it never works) but I need too know something about the characters of graceful like(New characters/Amanda/Leo/Tara/Rory and etc) I need to know something i don’t think I can wait another 2 months please reply back if you can thank you!!!

  41. Taylor p on February 28, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Oh and I can’t wait for candymakers

  42. Emma on February 28, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Yay! I’m so happy that there’s finally another Candymakers, and a Willow Falls! I remember you told us that they were making a movie about the CM1. What happened to that? Also, here’s some slogans, Harmonicandy: Taste the tune! or Harmonicandy: Play it and eat it! or Harmonicandy: Music you can eat!
    I’ve been reading your books since 5th grade and I’m still reading them in 8th!
    By the way, any plans to come to South Brunswick(New Jersey) for an author’s visit?

  43. Maya on March 1, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Hi Wendy! Im so happy that Graceful is coming in April! Your my favorite author. One day I found 11 birthdays at a bookstore and after that I could not put any of your books down. I want to see what happens to Grace now. Also I want to see the chemistry between Leo and Amanda also Rory and Jake and David and Tara maybe even Bucky and Angelina. I wish you good luck on both of your books!

    Maya 🙂

  44. Talya on March 1, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Cool I can wait for the second candy makers!!!!!!! I am Also super excited about graceful! Can’t wait to read both of those

  45. Sena on March 1, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    ASDDFGHJKL! I hope so so so so so so so so infinitley much that you see this. I’m not even exaggerating because i have tried to send a comment like a MILLION times! I’ve read all your books and there all so so so so frickin awesome! I ship lemanda so much!! Are you going to have any events soon? I hope you come to D.C or even better northern Virginia! I can’t wait till CM2 and Graceful come out,xoxxo

  46. Skylie on March 1, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    I’m so glad u updated ur blog 😀 I know I may sound a little obsessed about this but I was wondering what was going on with the whole Candy Makers movie 🙂 I thought that u might like this idea so I thought I would share it with u, since u are writing a sequel to the Candy Makers (I hope it’s as AMAZING as the first) you could do ____ (i.e. Six months, one year) later and put a teaser at the end of the movie !! It could be them in the RV (I could be crazy but I think u mentioned that) or geocatching…I just thought that would be fun =) Any how I am extremely interested in auditioning for y’all – I doubt I would get a part but it would be cool to be an extra, or should I say experience 😉 Oh, Rory…it never gets old, lol!


  47. Mara Crockett on March 2, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    HI Wendy! I think you should try something like Ally Carter and try writing a spy book. It would be so cool.

    Thanks a bunch!

    Your #1 Fan,

  48. Taylor p on March 3, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Hi Wendy!!! (Sorry if this comment comes up like 5 or 6 times I’ve been trying but none of them are going through) I just wanted to know something about Graceful like (New Characters /Amanda/Leo/Tara/Rory/etc) i need to know something I don’t think I can wait 2 months if you respond I would be really happy thank you!!!

  49. Laura on March 3, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Hi!! How about these: Harmonicandy, the candy you can eat and play!
    Harmonicandy, harmonize your taste buds!
    Harmonicandy, music to your ears and your taste buds!
    Harmonicandy, harmony in candy!
    Harmonicandy, the only instrument you can eat!
    Harmonicandy, playing an instrument has never been this tasty! (Instead of tasty you can use sweet)

    Anyways, I would just like to say that me and my BFF are BIG fans and I hope these help you out!
    P.S. I did this when I was supposed to be cleaning my room…oopsies

  50. Elizabeth on March 3, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Hi Wendy! I love your books soooo much and I can’t wait for Graceful to come out. I was also wondering if you thought to start another series after Graceful because that would be sooo cool.

    Yours Truly,
    Liz Cavallaro

    I entered your character contest for story works magazine 🙂

  51. Jonathan on March 4, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Hi Miss Wendy
    You are my favorite author! I love you willow falls books they are super interesting and I love it. I read it at least 4times for each book! When is the next on coming up? I really look forward to reading your next books

    Your huge fan

  52. BDunderthestars on March 4, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Hi Wendy Mass,
    I am a big fan of your writing and the Candy makers! I can’t wait for it to come out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -Harmonicandy, a melody to you ears and mouth.
    -Music to your mouth, Harmonicandy
    -Play an instrument? How about eating one? Haemonicandy!

  53. Emi on March 4, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Yay!!! I can’t wait for this and Graceful!
    Some ideas for the slogan: Harmonicandy: Play the Sweetest Music, and Tap your feet to the sweetest beat, Harmonicandy, what a treat!
    They’re kind of weird…. this is hard! 😉

  54. Valentina Phan on March 4, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Dear, Wendy Mass
    I have read all your books and I really love them. My favorite series is Willow Falls. Out of the Willow Falls series I love 11 Birthdays the most. Your books are mostly about adventure. I hope you write more books in the near future.
    Valentina Phan

  55. megan on March 5, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Hi, i am megan and i love your books from willow falls. my best friend and i are so desperate for your new book. I wish your book would already be out. from, Megan

  56. Luna Mason on March 5, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Harmonicandy, harmonious not only to your ears but to your teeth!

  57. Molly on March 5, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Didnt even know there was a cm2 and am now so excited

  58. Alyssa Espinoza on March 7, 2015 at 12:13 am

    I didn’t know there are more books for the Willow Falls series! Do you know when the Candymakers movie is coming out?(the year I mean just a guess) I LOVE YOUR BOOKS SO MUCH!!!!! xD

  59. Alyssa Espinoza on March 7, 2015 at 12:16 am

    How about this: Savor the Music. Or Taste the Tune. Or Harmonize with your Taste Buds. If you like these PLEASE let me know!

  60. Alyssa Espinoza on March 7, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Don’t just eat it, let it play a tune on your tongue. Or Play a tune on your tongue.

  61. Taylor on March 7, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    This is such exciting news and I’m SO thrilled for the two books and can’t wait for them to come out! I have to say, I’m in grade NINE right now and I still read your books. They made a part of my childhood because I was just so obsessed! I may be a bit old, but I really don’t care because your books are amazing and are worth the wait! I should say, I am really upset that Graceful will be the last book in the birthday series, but thank you so much for deciding to write Graceful, because I know you were going to end the series in The Last Present.
    Thank you SOOO much for the amazing news and I will definitely read these books!

  62. Ashley on March 8, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Dear Wendy I am a huge fan! I am so excited that you are making a second candymakers. You are my favorite author I am almost finished with pi in the sky and have already read pretty much all of your books

  63. Greta on March 8, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    I am SO exited! I LOVE the Willow Falls series. How about: Harmonicandy: a chocolate concerto. Harmonicandy: sweet songs. Harmonicandy: Every bite sounds just right. I love all of your books, so I’m exited for the new ones!

  64. Taylor p on March 8, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Hi Wendy!!! I just wanted to say im excited Graceful is coming out but sad that it will be ending since the books were so amazing!!but I need to know something about the book #New Characters #Amanda and Leo #Tara and David #Rory and Jake and whoever Connor will be with I was curious about that since he wasn’t with anybody at the end of the last present and I cant wait for Candymakers 2 if you respond I will be so happy!!

  65. Girl Wonder on March 9, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Oh my gosh I am so excited for the new Candymakers book!! I read the first one like 10 times. I’m really excited for Graceful. I am so sad it’s ending :'(. I do hope they have more Jake and Rory though. They are very cute together. Keep writing amazing books!!

  66. Jordan on March 11, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Hi Wendy Mass!!!i love all your books so much especially the ones Amanda narrated I can’t wait for CM2 and plus graceful please tell me something about graceful and will there be anybody new(just wondering) if you reply I would be so so happy thank you!!

  67. Anya G. on March 15, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Hi, Wendy!
    My name is Anya, and I have read almost all of your books! Anyway, I think some good slogans for CM2 are:

    Harmonicandy, don’t be afraid to play (with) your food!
    Harmonicandy, let your taste buds sing to the music!
    Harmonicandy, the only melody you can taste!

    Yours very truly,
    P.S.You have inspired me to be a writer!

    • Wendy Mass on June 21, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Thank you! Great idea and I’m honored I have inspired your writing!

  68. Caroline on March 15, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Omg!!!!! I AM SOO EXCITED FIR GRACEFUL!!!!! I CANT WAIT FOR RORY AND JAKE!!!!! THE COVER IS LITERALLY MY SCREENSAVER RIGHT NOW!!!! Are there Rory and jake moments in graceful??? Please respond Wendy!!! I have been trying to talk to u for 2 years!!!!

    • Wendy Mass on March 15, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      That’s sooo neat about it being your screensaver! And two years? Yikes! I didn’t think I was quite that far behind! I’m trying to get better! :o) Yes, you’ll definitely see Jake and Rory! I hope you like it when it comes out! Only 6 more weeks!
      Big hug to you and thanks for checking in again!

  69. #1fan on March 16, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Dear Ms. Mass,
    I am a huge fan of yours. I can’t believe you are working on a CM2!! I’m so excited! I have tried to write you, but like others it hasn’t worked. It would be amazing if you could respond!

    • Wendy Mass on June 21, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Thank you and I hope you receive this reply.

  70. Jini on March 17, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Hi Ms. Mass,
    I love your books SOO much!! You are like, may favorite author! I have read the Candymakers, Jeremy Fink, Mango, Leap Day, Pi in the Sky (which made me cry) and all the Willow Falls books. I am glad you updated the text for Leap Day (I was ten when I read it and I did find some things that were not age-appropriate for me 😉 Anyway, I am SUPER EXCITED for CM2!! It was the first book of yours I read and ever since I fell in love with your writing! I’ve reread that book a million times—I just can’t get enough of the characters! Also, Graceful: SOO EXCITED you didn’t end the series at the Last Present! Not that I didn’t love it, I just wanted more (but I want more of every book series I read.) And I am so sad to see Amanda and Leo grow up (they will be FIFTEEN in Graceful!) but I love that their relationship has become one of romance. Definitely hoping for more Amanda/Leo moments in Graceful—as well as Rory/Jake and Tara/David. I found out about Graceful in October, and I am so glad I only have to wait six more weeks! Anyway, I love your books, Wendy Mass, you are so awesome! Thanks so much for everything! (And sorry this is so long 🙂

  71. Hope H on March 18, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Hi I love your books and I just finished Candy makers today I started Monday the 10th. I love your books and I can’t wait to read all of them, I am going to read a mango shaped space after I read Jeremy fink and the meaning of life. For a new candy you should make the cherry platypus it is a layer of chocolate then a layer of marshmallows then another layer of chocolate then a cherry filling, doesn’t it sound yummy. Today I turned 12, the same day I finished your book. I didn’t know until now that you had a blog. What’s your favorite book that you have written? One time I stayed up till 11 pm just reading your book, it was the night before my birthday so I couldn’t sleep. : )

    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you and I hope you enjoy the new Candymakers also! ????????

  72. Marita on March 19, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Wow! I’m so excited Wendy! I read my first book of yours in year five and I’m in year 10 now! Yikes! I’m definitely a bit old for them now, but they always make me happy, which is one of the best qualities in a book. I look forward to reading Graceful and dying from the cuteness 🙂 I especially love Ray, although we Australians do not say ACE! Though I won’t deny saying g’day 😉

    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      I must make a note of that and I love that my books have grown with you!

  73. Maggie on March 20, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Hi Miss Mass! Thanks for being an AMAZING author! I am SO SO SO excited for CM2! I have a slogan idea- Harmonicandy! The sweet treat that rocks to ANY beat! Or something like that lol I can’t wait to purchase all of your new books and I hope to be able to write like you one day! I know you are very busy writing right now, so thank you for taking the time to read my comment! Love you!!!!
    Hugs and Chocolate Kisses,

    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      Thank you loads! ????????????

  74. Vania on March 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Perhaps a slogan for the candy could be, “Harmonicandy: Taste the music”, “Hamonicandy: the candy with the sweetest tune”, or “Harmonicandy: a tasteful tune”.

    I love your books on a level of admiration, enjoyment, nostalgia, and inspiration. I still remember picking up Every Soul a Star in 8th grade and you have since remained my favorite author–your books have their own shelf in my bedroom! I am in college now. English major aspiring to be a writer of sorts and you have had a great impact on that desire of mine. Much love!

    Random question: are you perchance left-handed? The picture of you on your homepage seems to support that thought, but I’ve also seen the image flipped before, so, I’m curious. If so, we have that in common! 😀 (I use both hands!)

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 6:40 pm

      Hi!! Thanks for your great letter and for writing to me from college (which you’ve no doubt left behind by now), I’m honored to have had my own shelf! Nope on left handed. My sister is, though. That’s very cool about using both hands! I’m glad I finally saw this and I hope you’ll catch me up! xo, Wendy

  75. Annika on March 24, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    Hi! I am Annika and a huge fan of yours. I can’t wait until graceful comes out! I am also curious if you will be continuing the twice upon a time seris. Here’s an idea: you could do it for Cinderella! I’d love it if you answer my commet!


    • Wendy Mass on December 4, 2022 at 7:49 pm

      Hi!! Love your name (have a character with it spelled a little differently in Pi in the Sky!). Cinderella is a good idea, not sure if you saw that Robin Hood came out, that was a ton of fun to write.
      I know this was a long time ago but thank you for writing to me! xo

  76. Alyssa Espinoza on March 26, 2015 at 3:33 am

    Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!5 more weeks!! I love your books sooo much!!! Did you read my ideas for the slogan? The Candymakers was hilarious, touching, and a mystery…my three favorite things in one! Pleases reply… Your one of my favorite authors…along with Rick Riordan, Anna Stanizewski, Jerry Spinelli, and Lisa Papademitriou. Have you read the Westing Game or any of their books? PLEASE reply!!

    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you & I love The Westing Game!

  77. Sara on March 26, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    I love your books and have never been disappointed in a purchase. My favorite will always be 11 Birthdays, for it is the first of yours I read, but A Mango Shaped-Space is a close second.
    I know you’ve probably already chosen your jingle, but I really like these that I came up with. Hey, if you choose one of mine, maybe I’ll get my name in the book!

    Harmonicandy: with a tune as sweet as it’s sugar
    Harmonicandy: if you can’t play, just eat it without delay
    Harmonicandy: candy your mother will let you play with
    even if you stink at music,
    the reason why you’d choose it,
    is because the great Harmonicandy,
    is just the sugar to brighten your day.

    Now I am all out of ideas.


  78. Lola on March 27, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    I loved your books. I’m so glad you are writing a “Candymakers 2”. You should make the movie for “Candymakers.” My class is reading “Every soul a star” and I’m eager to find out what happens. See you later.

    From Lola

    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      Thank you Lola! I hope you liked the ending!

  79. Veronica on March 28, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    OMG!!!!! So literally your my favorie author ever and im really wierd and dont keep up with anythng socially so when i read your comment saying you have a book coming out in 6 week i literally started screaming!!!!! I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Wendy Mass on June 21, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      Thank you and you don’t have to wait too much longer–Aug 2cd is almost here!

  80. Kimberley on March 28, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Hi! I just wanted to say I am a BIG fan of you and your work. I CAN’T WAIT FOR GRACEFUL AND THE CANDYMAKERS 2!!!!!!!!! I actually thought Graceful would be released in January so I kept checking the stores and couldn’t find it I almost started to panic! Well, I’m all relieved now. Anyways, I know that Graceful is going to be just as good (or maybe even better) than all of the other AWESOME books in the Willow Falls Series. Oh, and I have a suggestion for the Harmonicandy slogan:
    The Harmonicandy! Sweet to the ear, and sweet in the mouth too! 😉
    I hope you like it! Please reply to tell me what you think of it! I love all of your books and try to read as many as I can. Well, bye!

  81. Reens on March 29, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Hi Wendy,

    I am a HUGE fan of your books, and the Candymakers is one of my favorite books (which is saying a lot, because I love to read! Last week I had 30 library books checked out! :)) when is CM2 coming out? I cant wait! is it available for ore order yet?

    so anyway, for harmonicandy, what about a jingle, like an advertising jingle, since it IS a MUSICAL candy! just a thought!

    keep writing more great books1

    • Wendy Mass on July 25, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      Thank you & ???????? for your jingle!

  82. Reens on March 29, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Wendy,

    I am a HUGE fan of your books! The Candymakers is one of my favorite books, which is saying a lot, since I LOVE to read! Last week I had 30 library books checked out! You can imagine what my library fine record is like! My fines alone have probably paid for half the books in the children’s/young adults section 🙂 !

    I’m SOOOOO excited for CM2! When is it coming out? Is it available for pre-order yet?

    So anyway, for the Harmonicandy, how about a jingle, like an advertising jingle? After all, it is a MUSICAL candy! Just a thought!

    Keep writing more great books!


    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 6:36 pm

      Ha on the library fines!! I used to joke that all my fines paid for the librarians’ kids’ college funds! (I’m sure that’s not how it works lol, but even today I always have fines!!). I hope you enjoyed CM2 when it finally came out. Hugs to you from across the years!! xo Wendy

  83. crazy4books on March 30, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    I think AJ should turn out to be Daisy’s brother. That would be a real twist because of how she thinks he is so annoying.

    • Wendy Mass on June 10, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      Twists are the best!

  84. Amy on March 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Aiiiii yesssssssss
    I can’t wait for this! I’nn in grade 8 but you’re books are life, I can’t wait to read candymakers 2 and GRACEFULLLL!!!!!!! I love the graceful cover !

    • Wendy Mass on June 21, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      Thank you and I hope you like the cover to the new Candymakers out August 2cd!

  85. Kimberley on March 31, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    I keep trying to post a comment but it’s not working and it’s driving me crazy!!!! Hope this works! Anyways, my idea for the Harmonicandy slogan is, “Harmonicandy, sweet to the ear, and the mouth too!” I know it’s kinda late but I’ve been trying to comment for a while now. I absolutely LOVE your books, I;m actually doing a book report about one of your books! I’m trying to read all of them, but sadly some aren’t available in my area! I find it awful, but atleast I can read all of the Willow Falls series which is AWESOME!!!! I can’t wait for your books to be released! I thought GRACEFUL would be released in January so I kept checking the stores but it wasn’t there! At least I know now. Well, bye!!!

    • Wendy Mass on April 1, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      Hi I’m sorry you had trouble with the comments but yours made it through this time! Thanks for your slogan and your kind words! I hope your book report went well–you might know the book better than me at this point! Just a few more weeks till Graceful, I’m sorry about any confusion with January…can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!
      Hugs as I go back to writing CM2!

  86. K8 on April 1, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Ok I must say I just absolutely LOVE your writing!!!! You are amazing! I have read the twice upon a time series the willow falls series the candymakers a mango shaped space Jeramy fink and the meaning of life and every soul a star and I LOVED them all!! Ok so sorry that this comment is a mess. And another thing I can’t find out the publication date for CM2. I’ve serached every where but nothing seems to say! Ok wow I’m so babbling on but when Is CM2 coming out? I’m dying to read it and graceful and I’m going to try and stop typing but I’m soooo trying not to do all caps becuase I’m totally fangirling it right now!
    P.S. So totally can’t wait to see all the characters from the books come back to life!

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 6:33 pm

      Hi!! I’m sure you found the book by now, and I just finished writing the prequel (a graphic novel) and hopefully you won’t be too old to still want to read it. I hope you enjoyed CM2, it was looooong ;o). Big hugs to you!!! Wendy

  87. Sarah on April 3, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Harmonicandy: ahh the sweet sound of harmony. Just putting that out there. Anyway, I LOVE your books. I have read all of them and I am anticipating Graceful and CM2!!!!!! The Candy makers is BY FAR the best book of all time. And I have read a lot of books. A LOT. The series of Willow Falls is great also. I love your style of writing from each characters point of view! I have got a question. How do you keep with a story? I try to write a short story, (and boy is there a lot I have started) but I never come back to it. Maybe because I don’t have plan? Or what? Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope you answer my question! thx!!!!!;-)

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 11:03 am

      Hi, yes I’m a big believer in outlining a story, or if that feels like too much work, then at least knowing how you want it to end so you can work the characters toward it. On the resources tab on this site there’s an article on my outlining method, if that helps. I’m sure by now you’ve figured out what works for you, so sorry for the delay here!
      All my best wishes!

  88. Megan C. :) on April 4, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    I just saw Graceful in my sister’s copy of her school’s Scholastic paper, and I literally screamed with the joy. At first I thought that she was tricking me, since I already knew it was coming out only later this month, but then I went over to her to see it myself, and lo and behold, Graceful!!! I was so happy to see it, and I was a little lost for words.

    I discovered your birthday series last year, and I was waiting impatiently for about a year now for Graceful’s release. Oh my goodness, this is so amazing!!!

    • Wendy Mass on August 10, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      Thank you and I still remember seeing books I loved and wanted in the Scholastic newspaper! It’s a thrill to be a part of it now as an author! ????????

  89. Asher on April 11, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Hi Wendy!!!!!!!
    This is my first time going into your website!!!
    I can’t believe I didn’t do it earlier!
    I am a big fan of your books.And have read almost every one so far.So I can’t wait for Graceful and CM2!!!!!
    Time goes soooo slow!
    I also love all the characters in CM2 and can’t pick my favorite.
    I wish you good luck on writing Graceful and CM2! :o)
    PS hope you can send me back a reply! Thanks!

    • Wendy Mass on August 10, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      I hope you like the website and that you enjoyed the new Candymakers! ????????

  90. Meg on April 12, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Well, I hope this comment works… Anyway, it’s a bit too late to scream in all caps saying that I am excited to read Graceful, because I already read it, and it is AWESOME! I keep trying to convince my friends to read your books, because you have a way of writing that just captivates your mind until you finish the book. I have read The Candymakers so many times that at night, I literally replay parts of the book in my head. The last few times I posted, things didn’t really work out that well. Just wanted to let you know that anything you right in the CM2 will be music to my taste buds! (Sorry, really bad Harmonicandy joke!!!!)
    Wishing you a happy very belated Easter and hugs,
    Megan <3

    • Wendy Mass on August 10, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      I hope you enjoyed the new music for your taste buds in the new Candymakers book! ????????

  91. Emily Saunders on April 13, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Hi Wendy! My name is Emily Jo. I am 10 years old from Cape Cod. I am on page 452 of the first Candymakers book and this book NEEDS a movie! It would be a movie that any kid would want to see in a heart beat. The movie would keep the people on their toes and there would be LOTS of surprised and interested gasps! In school I am always clasping my hands over my mouth at what new info I find. I think the watchers would be invested in all of Daisy’s gadgets, and to see the candy convention take place. Also to see the making and playing of the “Harmonicandy”! Please think about it, “The Candymakers” would be such a good movie.

    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      I would love if there was a movie of all of my books but agree Candymakers would be extra sweet!

  92. K8 on April 15, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    13 days!!!!!!!!!! I’m reading the willow falls series for the forth time in preparation for graceful!!! I love your writing miss Wendy!! Please please please let this go though… My other ones have not. Never stop writing!!

  93. Ryan on April 16, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Hi Mrs.Mass!! Biggest fan EVER! I was the first one in my grade to start reading your books. I started a club for you and have a special at my house for your books. The candy makers was my first book of yours to read and it’s makes it specail that you are continuing it. I love you SOO much!! Can’t wait for the book. Also will you make a movie on every soul a star? Jermey fink was great! Also could, I think it should be harmonicandy sure is dandy. Or eat it, and the sound? You shall receive it!

  94. Caroline on April 17, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Hi Ms.Mass!! I am so glad Candymakers 2 and Graceful are coming out soon!! I love all the books in both series’!! They are some of my favorite books and I can’t wait to see what happens to Grace!!!

  95. Abbie G on April 19, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Hi Wendy! I love all of your books and you are my favorite author by far! Can’t wait for more new books to come! Just finished rereading the 11 Birthdays series, can’t get enough off those books!

  96. Amanda-Leo on April 19, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I have read al of your books and love them! They inspire me so much! I got a letter from you a while ago, and still read it every time I read one of your books. You’re my favorite author and can’t wait for your new books The candy makers is my of favorite books by you and I can’t wait for the squeal. Here are some slogan ideas…
    Harmonicandy: music to my tummy
    Harmonicandy:who knew music could taste so good?

  97. Jordan on April 20, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Hi Wendy!!! Do u know why the comments aren’t going through ????

    Ps: Really excited for Graceful I think I can’t make it till April 28 when the book finally comes out thanks for the amazing Willow Falls Series!!!:)

    • Wendy Mass on July 25, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      Hi Jordan! I definitely can see this comment and now we are already one week from the new Candymakers book. I hope you enjoy that as well and that you are having a great summer!

  98. Andi on April 22, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    cm2? Awesome!

    • Wendy Mass on May 29, 2016 at 11:25 pm


  99. Brianna on April 25, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Hi! I love all your books so much especially pie in the sky, heaven looks a lot like the mall, and candymakers!

    About harmonicandy how about…. Playing with your tastebuds
    Plays volumes in my mouth
    Playing umm um in my mouth
    It is making high notes with my taste buds

    P.S: Thank you so much for your great books. They truly are the reason why i read so much now! Know I am never seen without a book in hand! I stared with every soul star and then after that i become hooked! Thanks again : ) I hope I could help.

    Candy on, Brianna

  100. Elizabeth on April 26, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Hi Wendy,
    I have been trying to post a comment forever but hopefully it will work this time. I was wondering if after graceful comes out and everything you will wright another series/fantasy book like the willow falls series. It would be soooooo cool and I would read them all in a heart beat. Pleas think about it. I was also wondering if you can do a book tour for graceful and maybe visit Albany NY because it would be a dream come true. Thank you
    -Elizabeth :0)

    • Wendy Mass on August 10, 2016 at 6:14 pm

      Hi Wendy! I never know what ideas will pop in my head that will inspire a book. I do like to write about time so there may be another series including that.

  101. Alyssa on April 27, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    YASSSSS CANT WAIT FOR GRACEFUL TO COME OUT TOMORROW! Lol I put a hold on the book at the library and I’m first in line cuz I did it super early so I can’t wait to get it!!! I love your books soooo much thank you so much Wendy mass for making us happy once again

    • Wendy Mass on July 25, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      And now the new Candymakers next Tuesday! Time flies fast when you love reading and writing!

  102. wendy mass LOVERS on May 7, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Hi Wendy, Me and my friends are writing this to you! We’re huge fans and I can’t wait for CM2 (But my friends haven’t read it!) Anyway, We have some suggestions!
    Harmonicandy the instrument of taste.
    Harmonicandy the love of candy
    Harmonicandy the sweetest notes
    Harmonicandy gulp down the sweetest notes
    Harmonicandy the best of the best
    Harmonicandy The sweet that plays!
    Harmonicandy the awesomest candy ever
    Harmonicandy the tasty noise
    Harmonicandy the taste that plays
    Harmonicandy the note in your mouth
    Thank you for your thinking about these. We love your books so much and you! Our school is thinking about having you come here, anyway till next time! Bye Wendy Mass! PS. two of my friends have been reading graceful and LOVE IT! I am reading it next:)

    • Wendy Mass on May 10, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Thanks guys for your great suggestions! Very creative. I’m glad you’re eagerly awaiting the book! Enjoy Graceful in the meanwhile. :O)

  103. sky on May 8, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Hi, Wendy mass, i have been trying to get my comment through for a while now. hope this gets through! I love all of your books and i just finished graceful i couldn’t put it down really liked how every chapter was different. I loved the pic of Jake and Rory! cant wait for CM2 to come out! if its not to late a idea for CM2 is Hramonicandy: music to my tummy! candy makers is one of my favorite books. I’m doing project in school about careers and im researching authors Hope this comment gets through and that you respond, good luck on CM2. bye.

    • Wendy Mass on May 10, 2015 at 9:03 am

      I’m glad you liked Graceful! Thanks for picking it up! I had to laugh when i saw that rory/jake picture in the final book, i hadn’t thought it would be so big! was supposed to be more grainy and hard to see, oh well! xo W.

  104. Sarah on May 16, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I loved Graceful!!!! I bought it the day it came out on Amazon!!!! So sad it’s over but can’t wait for CM2!!!!!

    • Wendy Mass on May 1, 2016 at 1:30 am

      Thank you and me too! Aug 2cd will be here before we know it.

  105. Blossom mcafee on May 16, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    HI Wendy,
    I Love YOUR BOOKS.i read candymakers in 2 days! I couldn’t set it down! Addicted! I’m so glad your making a sequal. You should make a sequal for mango shaped space too!
    -Blossom your #1fan (my friends are fans too!):)

    • Wendy Mass on July 25, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      Well I have the perfect news for you! Next Tuesday the new Candymakers will be here! I hope you like it just as much!

  106. Janice Kim on May 18, 2015 at 11:17 am

    I love all your books. Especially the Candymakers.

    • Wendy Mass on May 29, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      Thank you!

  107. Sanjana Pracrash on May 25, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Dear Madam Wendy Mass,

    Hello. My name is Sanjana, and I have been reading your English Books here in India . I was very pleased when I heard that you are making a second book to The Candymakers . May I ask when it may come out ? And may you please clarify what book series Graceful is from ? I have not read that book yet, but I am hoping that I can soon . I am deeply sorry if you cannot understand my writing because I am still learning English and how to read English Books . I would also be pleased if you could maybe write back . Also, the email I put for being able to write this note is of my sister who lives in the United States of America . She said that she will tell me is you write anything back . Is this ok ? Also , for your previous request of the Harmonicandy, you could write :
    Harmonicandy ! The sweetness reaches your ears and mouth !
    I know my suggestion is not that very good , but I hope you will consider it . The other book of yours that I read is A Mango Shaped Space . This is because I, too, have synesthesia ! In my opinion, your name is the color of a ripe mango , mixed with the tart purple of a cut open black berry .

    Hoping you will write back ,

    • Wendy Mass on June 10, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Sanjana- Thank you for reading my books and taking extra care in writing me all the way from India. Please thank your sister as well. The new Candymakers will be out August 2cd. Graceful is part of the Willow Falls series. You might enjoy reading all of them. I love how you describe my name!

  108. Helen on June 7, 2015 at 4:09 am

    Hi,Wendy! I am a reader from China .I love your A Mango-Shaped Space because I can see the color (like Miya).2 is green and 4 is pink.Well,I wish your new book can comeout soon!

    • Wendy Mass on June 10, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      Hi Helen I love hearing from readers in other countries! The new Candymakers will be out Aug 2cd. I hope you enjoy it!

  109. Rebekah on June 12, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Graceful is so awesome and funny. You need to have a lot of creativity to make a young girl who has special powers just make pizza!

    P.S can you please make another book after Graceful?

    • Wendy Mass on May 1, 2016 at 1:20 am

      Thank you for finding my books creative! I did write the sequel to The Candymakers. It will be out Aug 2cd. Happy reading!

  110. Rose on June 17, 2015 at 12:05 am

    I am very much anticipating the release of a sequel to one of my favorite books! Wendy has inspired me to attempt to be a writer. She is a FABULOUS author and I came across her book 11 Birthdays on accident! After I read that one, I was hooked!!!!!!! I am SO excited for Candymakers 2!!!!!!!!! (Graceful is AWESOME by the way!)

    • Wendy Mass on May 1, 2016 at 1:24 am

      Thank you and me too!!

  111. Caroline on June 17, 2015 at 12:07 am

    I am very much anticipating the release of a sequel to one of my favorite books! Wendy has inspired me to attempt to be a writer. She is a FABULOUS author and I came across her book 11 Birthdays on accident! After I read that one, I was hooked!!!!!!! I am SO excited for Candymakers 2!!!!!!!!! (Graceful is AWESOME by the way!) XD

    • Wendy Mass on July 25, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      One week from tomorrow!! I can’t wait either and thank you! ????

  112. ILOVEYOU!!!! on July 7, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Ahhhh! I cannot wait till CM2 comes out! Although I might have to end up rereading the first one to remember what happened I just know that I really loved it! I really really love you and your books. Tbh In 3rd grade my teacher made me start hate reading books even though I was a really big fan of them before. I begged my mom to not make me read and one day when I was at the library I picked up Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life. I loved it and I started reading. And before long my mom couldn’t take my nose out of a book. So, I totally want to thank you for that because at this point I have a bookstagram and I have 3k!! And books are my thing. I can’t imagine life without books. Even though I don’t actually know you you mean a lot to me. That being said PLEASE come to D.C or NORTHERN VIRGINIA I NEED to meet you. You are my idol and always will be… I really wish you would write more YA books though because I am a little too old to read some of your books! 🙂 LOL I have to go!! BYEEEE

    • Wendy Mass on July 25, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      Wowowow on the Instagram acct. You might enjoy following mine. The handle is wendy_mass. Great story on how you learned to love reading. Summer is a perfect time for it too.

  113. Claudine on July 11, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    hi! sorry this is kind of late. but i have tried a ton of times and it never came through.

    “Harmonicandy, Sounds delicious!”

    • Wendy Mass on April 19, 2016 at 11:27 am

      Never too late & thanks!

  114. Virginia on July 17, 2015 at 11:36 am

    I love all your books and am so excited for this new book to come out. Carmakers was the first book read by me by you!!! Hope for more books.

    • Wendy Mass on April 19, 2016 at 11:27 am

      Aug 2cd will be here soon & I hope you enjoy it just as much!

  115. Manna on July 29, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Hi Wendy! I think a good slogan for the harmonicandy would be “Harmonicandy : Play, then chomp!” Thanks, love your books, say hi to the twins!

    • Wendy Mass on April 19, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Love that slogan & will do- Thanks!

  116. Katherine on August 17, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    OMG I CANT BELIEVE THAT I HAVENT READ GRACEFUL! Yet……………… I will soon, tho! So after Candymakers 2 will you make a candymakers 3???!!!!!!!! Cause that would be, like, da bomb. And what about the twice upon a time series? Can you try to write a cinderella based one? I luv that story! So if you could, even though it would take some time. Of course it would take a long time! Youre my favorite author and i hope you know that! So thats it bye ♡ ilysm as a fan – Katherine ♡♡♡♡♡♡

    • Wendy Mass on June 10, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Thank you! I love writing books so stay tuned for what my future titles will be. I don’t want to ruin the surprise.

  117. Jand on August 27, 2015 at 12:17 am

    WOW! I’ve been waiting for this moment in like, forever! Anyways, not to rush you or anything but when do you think this book will be published? I love your books and am waiting for more of your perspective magic. Anyways I know I should put a jingle here, so…

    Music that you can play deep from your tummy!


    Sounds you play that will satisfy anyone’s TASTES! (See what I did there? Pun intended.)

    • Wendy Mass on April 19, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Thank you & the pub date is Aug 2cd. I love the words you put together in your note – your perspective magic!

  118. Oceanna casey on August 28, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    When is the candymaker 2 coming out!
    P.S huduge fan!

    • Wendy Mass on April 18, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      Thank you and it will be out Aug 2cd!

  119. Lauren on September 3, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    New Candys:

    Bubble Bomb Burst: Bubble gum that explodes with flavour and colour when you first bite into it, and when you spit it out, it can “blow up” into a colour explosion and disappear… (Scratch that last part if u want)

    Sea Salt Ocean Swirl: A salty and sweet mix of white chocolate and salty caramel with specks of blue wafer all through out. It would be in the shape of a star fish with a cool marble pattern.

    YoLollys: Lolly pops that can be used as….. Wait for it…. Yo yos! (Okay the name was kinda self explanatory)

    Strawberry Chocolate Marshy Mash: Strawberry bits dipped in chocolate, then marshmallow, then chocolate again, then a bunch of those dipped marshmallow, than having that coated with chocolate.

    Tripple Taffy Twisties: Lemon flavoured taffy twisted with vanilla flavoured taffy and orange taffy. Simple and sweet!

    Chalkolate: This probably wouldn’t actually be the greatest idea… But I’ll put it down anyway. Baisicly just chocolate died in different colours with a chalky texture. You can eat it, and use it to make art. Haha

    Best Of The Bars: A chocolate bar with different layers. Chocolate on top, then marshmallow, then peanuts,
    Then caramel, then marshmallow again, then chocolate at the bottom.

    Jumbo Jiant Gummy Snakes: You can probably guess this one. Pretty much a giant gummy worm… But instead of a worm, it would be a snake.

    Hope at least one of these will help you. If I find one in the book I’ll probably faint! Btw thank you soooooo much for writing CM2! Fav author 🙂


    • Wendy Mass on May 29, 2016 at 11:04 pm

      I want to try each one of these!! Yum!!

  120. pippa on October 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Hi Wendy!
    I love your books, so when my library teacher told me I could post or email a author I choose you! I aseptically loved the candy makers book and cant wait for the next one to come out. I really really really really………REALLY loved how in the Candy Makers book you kept switching characters. It was so cool because you got to see all sorts of stuff that you wouldn’t have none if if it was just told by Logan. I highly RECOMMEND this book. I cant wait for the next one to come out, me and my friends are on the edge of our seats waiting for it, I am positive that we will be the first ones to bye it. Thanks for writing your books they are so awesome.
    From your #1 fan,

  121. Liam Railsback on October 14, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Hi, this is the best book I’ve ever read. i JUST THOUGHT i’D SHARE MY IDEAS ON NEW CANDY NAMES.
    sour sucker
    bucks bar
    carmrl marvel
    PS: any news on Candymakers movie

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

      No news on a movie but…the new Candymakers will be out Aug 2cd! I’m not sure who is more excited me or my readers. More candy to read and reading about candy doesn’t rot your teeth!

  122. Samantha on November 4, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Wendy Mass, SOS. I have red The Candymakers 4 times trying to figure out who took the picture in Daisy’s file. I still can’t figure it out. Who was it? Please tell me! Thank You.

    • Wendy Mass on April 18, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Well…since the sequel comes out Aug 2cd, I don’t want to ruin anything. You might find out the answers to your questions in The Candymakers and the Chocolate Chase. Happy reading!

  123. itsme on November 26, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Hello Mrs. Mass!

    I don’t know if you remember, but I’m the girl that wrote an email to you 3 years ago. You even wrote back a reply and answered the questions I asked! I still have your email reply in my inbox. I hope you see this email I’m sending you, because guess what? I’m writing a newspaper about you. This is for an English project, and I’m really really sorry, but I have some questions and I would thank you a lot if you could take away just a few minutes from your writing and answer my questions.

    1. How did you use literary devices (characterization, metaphor, simile, personification, allusion, anaphora, alliteration, analogy) in your writing? Would you mind giving examples from some of your books?

    2. Do you have a connection between you and your writing? Could you please give examples from your books?

    I hope you read this comment! Thank you so much, and I’m waiting so badly for cm2????

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

      Hey again!! Sorry for the delay with this as your project is long passed. With the literary devices, I think that stuff often comes out after the writing happens, like in subsequent drafts; I for one don’t really put it in ahead of time, at least not on purpose. As for a connection, that definitely has to be there or else the story won’t have much life. There has to be an affection for the characters–even the not necessarily nice ones–and a need to impart a certain theme to the reader, that’s what keeps me typing away. And it’s fun to get swept up in the story as it goes along. Hope you’ve been well and happy! 🙂 Wendy

  124. cm fan on December 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I made a s’more smores bar at home. And can you write a book that has a higher reading level. I love your books but they are way to easy. I have a 12.9 reading level but i am in my first year at middle school. I also have a new candy idea It is the unmeltable chocolate bar. And when I saw that you worked on a monk episode I watched it. And when is cm2 coming out? I love the original.

    • Wendy Mass on April 7, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Wow! That is an impressive reading level. I write stories that come to me, so maybe one day a higher level one will come. Good news! CM2 will be out Aug 2cd! (Thank you also for watching the Monk episode)

  125. Cool on December 15, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Are you going to be finished soon?

    P. S. LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!!!!!!!!????

  126. Shahar Faitelson on December 23, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the first book in The Candymakers!!! I can NOT wait for it to come out!
    Also, I have a couple of questions. If you answer them in CM2 then don’t bother but if not then please, please PLEASE answer me…
    1. Who is Daisy’s brother?
    2. What is Daisy’s last name?
    3. Who took the picture of Logan when he was 5?

    Thanks so much for all the great books!!!

    • Wendy Mass on May 17, 2018 at 8:05 pm

      Oh I hate to give spoilers to the sequels and believe you will find the answers to most of these in CM2. Thank you for reading!

  127. Collette on December 26, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    I love your books and I’m so excited that the second book of the candymakers is coming out! The first one was really good. 😀

  128. Terrell on January 19, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I can’t wait until CM2 comes out!!!

  129. Mackenzie F. on January 29, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    I can’t wait! I loved the first book so much! It was absolutely the best the best book I’ve read, you wrote it so well. How you wrote the book in the perspectives of the characters was great, and I also enjoyed the plot twists you had it made the book even harder to put done. 😉

  130. Eleanor on January 31, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    When I read Every Soul A Star, I started to feel a connection because I LOVE astronomy! Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life was so touching and cool. The Candy Makers was so mysterious. And I cried at the end of the willow falls series.
    See ya,

  131. Lucy on February 22, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Hi Wendy Mass!!!!!!
    I am soooooo excited that there is a new candymakers!! All of my friends love it and it is really good.
    I also have a website that is about writing and reading so if you want to read it there are some stories I wrote that are on there too. This is the address:

  132. Akshaya on February 27, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Hi Wendy Mass!
    I am so happy there’s a candy makers 2!
    Here is a suggestion acid a slogan: harmonicaday the musical!
    Not the best but tried

    • Wendy Mass on March 8, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      Writing slogans is fun! Keep it up and yes I can’t wait for August 2cd!

  133. Clara on March 2, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Hi! I was wondering if the CM2 has come out yet?

    • Wendy Mass on March 8, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      The big day is Aug 2cd and I can’t wait!

  134. Eleanor on March 13, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Dear, Wendy Mass I CANNOT WAIT FOR IT TO COME OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! However, I am SO MAD because you said it was coming out in the SPRING :(. I was going give it to my friend, her birthday is on the 17th, and she just read the first book a few weeks ago, ( I gave her the book, and when she gave me it back, it smelled like the orange cat from MANGO! I even asked her if she had an orange cat, and she said yes!) Your books are soooooooooo AMAZING! The first book that I read of your’s was Eleven Birthdays, in school for a reading club when I was in fourth grade, ( I read ahead of the other group… shh!)Now I have read, all the willow falls birthday series, two of the twice upon a time books, A Mango Shaped Space, Every Soul A Star,AND THE CANDYMAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My slogan is, Music to your ears, exploding flavors to your mouth, apeers and is AMAZING, and feels nice and smooth!
    Or, feel the smoothness as your hands touch the Harmonica and blow the sweetest tune that is honey to your ears and mouth.
    From, YOUR BIGGEST #1 FAN Eleanor!

    • Wendy Mass on August 10, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      It’s here it’s here! Thank you for the great ideas! ????????

  135. cm fan on March 18, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I love all of your books! I am trying to read all of them! My favorite book is the Candymakers. And I can’t wait until CM2 comes out!

    • Wendy Mass on March 26, 2016 at 8:32 am

      Thank you! CM2 comes out Aug 2 and I am counting the days. It’s almost summer so it will be here soon. Keep reading!

      • I love ur books!!!!!!!! Any movies? on April 7, 2016 at 12:44 pm

        Wow! Cant wait! Just reccomended ALL your books to my teacher and now we are going to read your books in class! Yay! I was talking to my friends and we all agreed that your books are the best!! Any more deep meaningful books like every soul a star, my personal favorite on the way????? Please kit and write back! Any clubs? Also, can u sign books?!!!!!!

        • Wendy Mass on April 12, 2016 at 3:16 pm

          Thank you and very appreciative of you encouraging your teacher to share them with the whole class! The Candymakers and the Chocolate Chase will be out Aug 2cd. I hope you enjoy that just as much.

  136. Shayna Friedman on April 10, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    A Treat Thats Handy, Its (THE)Harmonicandy!-Shayna Friedman-
    or vise versa. ithink it woulkd be cute to have a few suggestions or alot maybe in the back of the book with the names next to them.
    If you want also from where they live.

    • Wendy Mass on April 12, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      Thank you & what an idea! You make a good editor one day!

  137. Erica on April 17, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Hi Wendy! I have tried multiple times to comment, but since you get soooooo many comments, you never reply to mine 🙁 Anyway, I read Graceful a while back and OH MY GOSH THE ENDING. I felt like crying because my favorite book series was over. I will miss the Leo-Amanda moments so much. Do you have a set release date for CM2? If so, what is it? I hope you have a nice life, I love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love, Erica xoxo

    • Wendy Mass on April 18, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      Hi Erica! I am so busy writing books that it takes me a while to answer these too. Thank you for your patience! I felt like crying too as I was very attached to all in Willow Falls. Regarding CM2- yes! Save the Date of Aug 2cd for The Candymakers and the Chocolate Chase. Thanks again for writing and keep reading!

  138. Rachel on April 28, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    I LOVED your last book I actually just finished it about 4 hours ago in school, it was my book club book. I am SOOOO excited for the next book and was thinking about slogans that you can use and hear it is true to tune and it is more then noise it is joy.

    • Wendy Mass on April 30, 2016 at 11:26 am

      Love those slogans especially the more than noise one!

  139. Greta, the maniac reader on June 5, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Here is a slogan:
    The Harmonicandy, eat to the beat![ harmonicas don’t have a beat but oh well. I tried????]
    I just got your letter and almost screamed! I had written to you in the fall of 2014 when I was 9. Now I am 11. But I so get that letters take a long time to get to you. Thanks SOOOO much for replying! I am so exited for the cm2!!!!!!!!!! When exactly is it coming out? I so want to know! See you!????

    • Wendy Mass on June 7, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      CM2 is out Aug 2cd and I can’t wait either!

  140. Claire Palmer on August 25, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    I really liked this book and was super excited to find out there was a sweet sequal I was sooooo happy!!! I also liked you’r twice upon a time repunzel book!! I hope to read more of you’r books soon!

    • Wendy Mass on August 25, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you and I hope you enjoy all of them! Have a great school year!

  141. Fifi Dee on October 22, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I LOVE YOUR BOOKS SOOO MUCH! I have read all of your birthday books and Every Soul a Star. Even though Graceful is an extra, can you still add on to the series? PLEASE?! If it’s a YES, HOORAY! If it’s a no, I’ll just read the series again for the 9th time. By the way I’m 10 years old and I practically force all of my friends to read your books. Also, do you sign books? If so, how? Plz kit.

    • Wendy Mass on December 9, 2022 at 7:13 pm

      Long time, I’m sorry for delay!! Sparta Books in Sparta, NJ organizes the book signings if you want to call them if still interested…and wow on reading the series 9 times!!
      Sending a big hug to you and your friends!

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