By Lauren Arensberg
Who Is Wendy Mass?
Wendy Mass is a amazing author who wrote the Willow Falls series, the Space Taxi series, and many more young adult books! Wendy is a New York Times bestselling author with many book awards. One of her most famous books is The Candymakers, it is in the White House library! I love the books she has written and all kids will love them too!
Wendy Mass was born in Livingston, New Jersey on April 22, 1967. Growing up Wendy had reading competitions with her friend to see who could read the fastest. As the year went on, they both became permanent readers. She always loved everything to do with books and the subjects reading and writing. But, her dream job was to be an astronaut and go to space! Wendy also had a special connection with nature and animals that nobody understood but her. She had two sisters and a brother. Her sisters later co-wrote a story with her in junior high, it was about her pet cat that turned into a goat and destroyed their whole neighborhood!
Wendy Mass went to Tufts University in Medford Massachusetts. She has a masters degree in creative writing at California State, in Long Beach California and a doctor of letter degree at Drew University, in New Jersey. Wendy had an English major that helped develop her writing skills and helped her become an author later on. Only 3 out of 4 people get into this college, that means she is very smart. In college Wendy mainly wrote short stories. After graduating, Wendy moved to Los Angeles to get a job.
- Wendy's birth sign is a Taurus
- She also likes, genealogy, archaeology, photography, hiking, music, and reading
- Her novel, Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life is a movie
- Wendy wrote the story line for Monk, the name of the episode is "Mr.Monk Goes to the Theater"
- Mass likes to collect candy wrappers and try to find buried treasure with her metal detector
Why I Picked This Author
Wendy Mass's Writing
Books by Wendy Mass
- The Candymakers
- 11 Birthdays
- A Mango-Shaped Space
- Every Soul a Star
- Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
- 13 Gifts
- The Last Present
- Leap Day
- Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall
- Pi in the Sky
- Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight
- Rapunzel: The One with All the Hair
- Beauty and the Beast: The Only One who Didn't Run Away
- Sleeping Beauty: The One who Took the Really Long Nap
- Space Taxi: Water Planet Rescue
- Space Taxi: Archie's Alien Disguise
- Space Taxi: The Galactic B.U.R.P.
Here is a short video about the book The Candymakers.