Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Zaffre, today announces the acquisition of world rights, including translation, film and merchandising, for young adult ghost story The Twisted Tree, a debut novel set in the remote snows of contemporary Norway.
Felicity Johnston, Commissioning Editor, Bonnier Zaffre, negotiated the deal with Amber Caraveo from Skylark Literary Agency.
Author, Rachel Burge, commented: “I was blown away by the enthusiasm of the entire Hot Key team, and am thrilled to have found a publisher who shares my vision for the book.”
We can’t stop talking about The Twisted Tree!… Rachel’s a terrific new talent.
-Felicity Johnston, Commissioning Editor, Bonnier Zaffre
Felicity Johnston, commented: “We can’t stop talking about The Twisted Tree! It’s scary, atmospheric, imaginative and instantly different. And the writing’s superb. Rachel’s a terrific new talent – we feel honoured to be launching her fiction career.”
Hot Key really impressed with their huge enthusiasm and deliciously innovative marketing plans.
-Amber Caraveo, Skylark Literary Agency
Amber Caraveo, Skylark Literary Agency, commented: “I’m delighted that Hot Key will be publishing The Twisted Tree. It’s such an unusual and deliciously creepy book, and Hot Key really impressed with their huge enthusiasm and deliciously innovative marketing plans.”
Hot Key Books is set to publish The Twisted Tree in E-book for Halloween this year and mass-market paperback in January 2019.