Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses by Kristen O'Neal hits bookshelves on April 27, 2021! If you preorder or submit a library request for the book and live in the U.S., make sure to enter this Reader Rewards campaign to get some extra goodies with your purchase. Keep reading for details!


So what do I get for preordering Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses by Kristen O'Neal?

Entrants will receive one bookplate signed by the author and a "Greetings from Bellows" postcard.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents ages 13 and up only. For more information, please read the full Terms and Conditions.

How do I apply for the postcard and bookplate?

  • Send Quirk Books a photo of your receipt for the book via this Google formPlease make sure that your name and the date of purchase or library request is visible on your receipt.
  • If you have trouble with the form, you can always email as an attachment to [email protected] with the subject line LYCANTHROPY READER REWARDS CAMPAIGN.
  • Limit of one bookplate and postcard per entry. You'll have until May 4, 2021 to send us your receipt. (That's AFTER the book comes out!)



About Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses:

“A heartwarming, quirky take on chronic illness in all its hairy detail.”—Kirkus Reviews

Teen Wolf meets Emergency Contact in this sharply observed, hilarious, and heartwarming debut young adult novel about friendship and the hairy side of chronic illness.

Priya worked hard to pursue her premed dreams at Stanford, but a diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease during her sophomore year sends her back to her loving but overbearing family in New Jersey—and leaves her wondering if she’ll ever be able to return to the way things were.

Thankfully she has her online pen pal, Brigid, and the rest of the members of “oof ouch my bones,” a virtual support group that meets on Discord to crack jokes and vent about their own chronic illnesses.

When Brigid suddenly goes offline, Priya does something out of character: she steals the family car and drives to Pennsylvania to check on Brigid. Priya isn’t sure what to expect, but it isn’t the horrifying creature that's shut in the basement.

With Brigid nowhere to be found, Priya begins to puzzle together an impossible but obvious truth: the creature might be a werewolf—and the werewolf might be Brigid. As Brigid's unique condition worsens, their friendship will be deepened and challenged in unexpected ways, forcing them to reckon with their own ideas of what it means to be normal.

Learn more about the book here!


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