This was in PW Children's Bookshelf yesterday:
Lisa Schroeder (The Day Before) has signed with Simon & Schuster for two new books. Annette Pollert at Simon Pulse has acquired her fifth YA novel, Falling for You, which will pub in spring 2013. Her first YA novel not in verse, it tells the story of a teen girl who relives the love of a dangerous boy as she hovers between life and death. At Aladdin, Alyson Heller signed Schroeder for Frosting and Friendship, a companion novel to It’s Raining Cupcakes and Sprinkles and Secrets. Scheduled for fall 2013, it’s about a girl who wishes she shared her friend’s talent for baking. Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger brokered the deals, both for world rights.
I announced Falling For You last week, But Frosting and Friendship is brand new news, and I am SO EXCITED! Like, this is me right now:
I need to say a big thank you to all of the kids, parents, teachers and librarians who have bought and shared and loved It's Raining Cupcakes and Sprinkles and Secrets. It's because of YOU there will be another book! Writers can only keep writing when there is a demand, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for embracing Isabel and Sophie so there can be another book.
I don't want to say too much about the third book, because I am still writing it, and that's a fragile place to be. First and foremost, I need to get lost in the story and FINISH it!! But I can tell you the main character is Lily, and she is a disaster in the kitchen, but longs to be a great baker like Sophie and Isabel, who are in the book a lot too.
So excited for 2013! Now... back to that book!!