Wendy Mass is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-nine novels for young people (which have been translated into 26 languages and nominated for 91 state book awards). Her first novel was A Mango-Shaped Space (which was awarded the Schneider Family Book Award by the American Library Association), followed by Leap Day, the Twice Upon a Time fairy tale series, The Willow Falls series, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life (which was made into a feature film), The Candymakers series and more! Her latest books are Bob (co-written with Rebecca Stead) and two early reader series called Space Taxi (co-written with Michael Brawer), and Time Jumpers. She was named the New Jersey Association of School Librarian’s 2018 Author of the Year. Odd hobbies include geocaching, virtual reality, and magic tricks. She lives with her family in northwest New Jersey.