The Iron Witch in the UK!

Kaz jumping for joy...

So, I have some news. It’s pretty good news. The subject-heading of this blog post might give it away… (ya think?)

Anyway! The always awesome Miriam Kriss and Foreign Rights Superstar Heather Baror have sold THE IRON WITCH and THE WOOD QUEEN to Random House Childrens Books. To say I’m happy – and, just possibly, jumping for joy right now – is something of an understatement. I’ve only known this since last week, so at least I haven’t had to sit on it for too long… 😉

I don’t have any other details – i.e. release dates, etc. – but I should be having lunch (srsly! *g*) with the publisher soon and will hopefully be able to share more then. I’m so excited! Dudes, I’ll be able to see TIW in shops over here! Like in all the branches of Waterstone’s and other chains, not just the (wonderful) indies – which is how things would’ve been if we hadn’t sold UK rights. *happy sigh* I’m grateful for this opportunity, though, and am determined to make the most of it.

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64 Responses to The Iron Witch in the UK!

  1. Yay! Congratulations!!!

    • Kaz says:

      Okay, so it took me this long to do it, but I decided I wanted to say THANK YOU in person. 🙂

      So, Thanks!!

  2. Jodi Meadows says:

    Hurrah!! That’s wonderful!

  3. Carolin says:

    OMG! That’s soooo amazing. So happy for you! 😀

  4. Carly says:

    That’s awesome Kaz! Well done you, really pleased for you!x

  5. Cem says:

    Awesome news!! Congrats!! Will be very cool to see it in Waterstones etc.

  6. Steph Burgis says:

    Wooooooooot!!!!! I can’t wait to see it on the shelves here!!!

  7. Brian says:

    That Rocks the Casbah!

  8. Sandy Wills says:

    That’s awesome. Congratulations! Oh! Oh! And that probably means another cover! Hope it’s as gorgeous as the US one.

  9. Shari Green says:

    AWESOME! Fantastic news. Congratulations!! 🙂

  10. Lauren says:

    Excellent news! Congratulations. I’m really looking forward to reading it. 😀

  11. Yolanda says:

    Congrats! That’s AWESOME news. 🙂

  12. Sophia says:

    Oh, that’s absolutely wonderful! That’s definitely a dream come true – huge congratulations, Karen!

  13. catie james says:

    WHEEEEEEEEE!!! Congratulations Kaz! I can’t imagine not being able to walk into a “local” book store & not see your own book sitting on the shelves. I’m so happy for you!

  14. Stephanie W says:

    Major Congrats!

  15. Ari says:

    YAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you, every author deserves the opportunity to see their book in their favorite bookstore 🙂

    PS I already replied to your email but I wanted to shout for joy over here as well 😉

    • Kaz says:

      *hugs* Thank you so much!! I got your lovely reply & am behind as usual. But for once, I’m not stressing because you’re away right now. Heh.

      Thanks for your support!! it means a lot. 🙂

  16. Tiffany Trent says:

    As you know, Bob…er…Karen…I am sooooooooooooooooo excited to hear this! What an awesome achievement! Soon, we shall be dodging the Waterstone’s staff to take pix of you w/your wonderful cover!! *squeeeeee* 🙂


  17. Leisa says:

    Woohoo! Fantastic news! I’m thrilled for you! 😀

  18. robin says:

    Wonderful news, Karen 😀

  19. Renee Sweet says:

    EEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! (again)

  20. Dan_Phi says:

    Yay! Yay! Yay!

  21. Alex says:

    FANTASTIC news! I’ll be looking on Waterstones shelves 😀

  22. Woo-hoo! That is so cool. I can’t wait to see them out!

    • Kaz says:

      Thanks, Patrick. It’s pretty cool. I am still excited, even though I’m not well. 😉

      *tries to do a happy dance*

      *falls down*

  23. robin says:

    Most delightful! Congratulations!

    (tries to sound British)

  24. Ana says:

    Of course I am going to make it my life mission to go around EVERY WEEK to all book stores here to MAKE SURE you are there (and even move your books to the display are *ninja vanish*)

  25. Hooray!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  26. Liia says:

    Just realised I didn’t say congrats on here!!
    Congrats hun, that’s so exciting. Walking through a bookstore in your home country and seeing your book will just be awesome!
    Big hugs

  27. ThisViewOfMine says:

    I’m so happy for you!!

    I can’t imagine what it would have felt like knowing that your book was out in the world but not being able to see it for yourself.

  28. Skarrah says:

    Congrats! That’s brilliant news! 😀

  29. Thought says:


  30. Tricia Sullivan says:

    I am so pathetically late congratulating you.


    This is so huge. My excitement for you is MASSIVE. And this is only the beginning….

  31. Georgia says:

    Congrats! That’s such a big achievement!

  32. Sheela Chari says:

    Congratulations, Kaz!

  33. Go ahead. Do that happy jump in the picture. You deserve it. HUGE congrats, Kaz! 😀

  34. Sam Bryant (Davis) says:

    Hey cuz really excited to read ya book gonna get Mike to download it on his kindle also gonna buy a copy 4 the kids to keep as a keep sake if u r eva in Waterstones at Blue water doing a signing u must let me no and I will bring kids up to c u! Well congratulation we have an author and a Dr in the family cool hey 😉 love Sam x x x x

    • Kaz says:

      Thank you SO much! Sam, it’s awesome to hear from you. Good news is that I just heard The Iron Witch WILL be available for the kindle. I have one too (a Kindle, I mean), got it for Xmas. I’m really liking it, even though I always swore I’d never get into ebooks. 😉

      I promise to tell you if I ever go to Blue Water – it’d be lovely to see you and meet the kids!

      Big hugs & love,

      • Sam Bryant (Davis) says:

        Lol! That’s funny kinda gotta keep up wiv the times hey! It’s actually Mikes I bought it 4 him from Jack and Daisy 4 Christmas but he has said he would down load it 4 me to read- I was at my friends yesterday she has a Kindle too and can’t wait to read your book! I’m not a big reader in fact I’ve never read a book so this is a big thing 4 me! Lol! R u on facebook? X

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