My publisher has not told me when the sequel is coming out! I'm expecting them to aim for Christmas, but I don't actually know.
The current status is that the first draft of the manuscript is done. My personal revisions are almost done. I'll run it past a couple of beta readers to make sure that I don't have any dull parts and it's not wildly inappropriate for kids (Have you read everything else I write? I have to watch that part carefull.). Then it goes to my publisher, and we do the official edits.
All of these stages are fast. Most of them only take a few days. So for practical purposes, the book is done and it's about how much of a hurry Curiosity Quills is in to release it.
I hope you people like it. Keeping the same tone between books is not my specialty, but I tried to make it very definitely a Penelope Akk book.