Biography for Mango-shaped Space

Grand Central Pub
Wendy Mass is the New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers,the ALA Schneider Family Award winner A Mango-Shaped Space, Leap Day,Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall,and Every Soul a Star. Wendy lives in New Jersey with her husband and their twins. Her website is

Hachette Book Group
When Wendy Mass was growing up, she wanted to be an astronaut. But since she got carsick in her mom's station wagon, she decided to go against it. Several ideas later, she resolved to write books for teenagers. She has written several non-fiction books and short stories for magazines, and has also co-founded a teenage literary magazine, Writes of Passage. She graduated from Tufts University, earned an M.A. in English from California State University, Long Beach, and a Docotorate of Letters from Drew University. Ms. Mass lives in Chatham, New Jersey. This is her first novel.

Wendy Mass can be reached by email at, but don't ask if she sees letters or numbers in colors because she does not. Although she wishes she does.