SUMMIT, NJ - New York Times bestselling author Wendy Mass, author of two dozen books for kids and teens, will discuss the inspiration for her works and talk about the craft of writing in a special appearance at the Summit Free Public Library on Monday, November 5, at 3:30 pm.

Among Mass' award-winning books are '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', 'Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life', 'Finally', 'The Candymakers', '13 Gifts', and a new early reader series called 'Space Taxi'.

A prolific and wide-ranging writer, Mass also wrote the storyline for an episode of the television series 'Monk'.  

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Mass was born in Livingston and, after graduating high school, attended Tufts University where she majored in English.  She is fond of telling folks that her hobbies are hiking and photography, but really “they’re collecting candy bar wrappers and searching for buried treasure with her metal detector.”  Mass lives with her family in New Jersey.

The author talk is free, with reservations recommended but not required to ensure the Library has ample seating for the event. To reserve a spot, call the Library at 908-273-0350, ext. 825.

The event, made possible through a grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will take place in the Rotunda of the Summit Free Public Library, which is located at 75 Maple Street.