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!!
Congratulations! A big well-earned pat on the back is in order. Great news for you and your cupcake fans. Cartwheel time!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! But, no cartwheels for me. I can't fall on my head, I kind of need it right now to finish the book!Delete
Congratulations that is exciting news! It looks like 2013 is going to be a very busy and fun year!!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I'm happy I get to keep doing what I love to do!Delete
Thanks Jama. It's so fun writing these books, it's not even like work. Hope I didn't jinx myself by saying that. :)Delete
Congratulations! I love the picture you chose to show how you feel. Too cute! Hope you get lost in your story and it just pours out of you!ReplyDelete
Thanks - isn't that little girl adorable? :)Delete
Woohoo, Lisa--I saw this in the Publisher's Marketplace daily e-mail today, right above my own announcement, and thought "WOW, I'm in good company!" =)ReplyDelete
Hooray for your loyal fans, and for foodie middle grade books in general!
Tara, your book sounds FABULOUS! I can't wait to read it - congratulations! And thanks for stopping by to wish me congratulations!Delete
Oh yay!!!! So much awesome news! I cant wait for 2013, two books is such a huge YAY!!!!ReplyDelete
I LOVE It's Raining Cupcakes!!!! The other day I was at Barnes and Noble and noticed Sprinkles and Sugar and immediatly bought the book. I'm almost finished and LOVE it! I can't wait until 2013 when the 3rd book comes OUT!!!! Thanks for writing BOOKS!!ReplyDelete
~ Your #1 FAN!!
Hi! I'm so glad you found Sprinkles and Secrets. I hope you like it!!Delete
Sqeeeee! I just got the new book from the library and I can't WAIT to read it!ReplyDelete
I really love your book 'It's Raining Cupcakes.'! I have a blog for books/writing if you have time to check it out.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to read the rest of your books!
Hi - thanks! I checked out your blog - very nice!!Delete
I AM SO EXCITED! I HAVE LOVED ALL YOUR BOOKS AND EVEN THOUGHI AM 12 RIGHT NOW, I STILL ENJOY ALL YOUR BOOKS AND I WILL ALL THROUGHOUT MY LIFE!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!ReplyDelete
Lisa, you should REALLY make a 4th Cupcake Book! Everyone at my school is attacking eachother to check out your books! Our librarian just bought 6 extra copies! :) Your stories are so insparational. I read all your Cupcake Books, and I just want to know how Zola feels or Abigail feels about this drama. Or at least have a book about the cupcake moms! :) Thank you so much for being an author. Please make a book 4! :) :) :)ReplyDelete
Hi there! Sorry, there will only be three cupcake books. These decisions aren't always up to the author - the publisher is the one usually calling the shots. But I've written lots of other books about friendship and family that you might like. Have you read THE CHARMED LIFE books, about four girls who meet at summer camp and think they've found a lucky bracelet? That series is really fun. There's also MY SECRET GUIDE TO PARIS and SEALED WITH A SECRET, about fun adventures around Paris and London. Thanks for being such a fan - I'm glad the librarian bought more copies. :)ReplyDelete