Mango-Shaped Space (Mass) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—January 17, 1967
Where—Livingston, New Jersey, USA
Education—B.A. English, Tufts University
Awards—American Library Association Schneider
   Family Book Award, Peoples' Choice Award,
   Great Lakes Book Award and Michigan State Award
Currently—lives in New Jersey


Wendy Mass is the author of ten novels for young people (which have been translated into 13 languages and nominated for 42 state book awards), including A Mango-Shaped Space (which was awarded the Schneider Family Book Award by the American Library Association), Leap Day, the Twice Upon a Time fairy tale series, Every Soul a Star, 11 Birthdays, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, and Finally.

Wendy wrote the storyline of The Candymakers for an episode of the television show Monk, entitled "Mr. Monk Goes to the Theatre," which aired during the show's second season. She tells people her hobbies are hiking and photography, but really they're collecting candy bar wrappers and searching for buried treasure with her metal detector. She lives with her family in New Jersey.  (From the author's website.)

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