Conditions may apply. You must be 18+ to enter this preorder campaign. US only. Promotion ends 9/19/23. For full Official Rules, see bottom of page.
What Kind of Mother by Clay McLeod Chapman goes on sale September 12, 2023! Preorder your copy to receive an exclusive, extended excerpt of the novel, a sticker (to be revealed!), and a signed bookplate.
Sticker and signed bookplate available while quantities last.
How do I enter?
Send Quirk Books a photo of your What Kind of Mother receipt using the Google form linked below, whether you have preordered the book or requested it from your local library. (Note: please make sure your full name, book title, and the date are visible on your receipt.)
If you have trouble uploading your receipt to the Google form, please send an email to [email protected] with the requested information and include [WHAT KIND OF MOTHER PREORDER] in the subject line.
We will send you the sticker and signed bookplate once the campaign is closed after September 19, 2023.
All receipts must be dated 9/12/23 or earlier and submitted by 11:59pm EST on 9/19/23.
About the Book
“What Kind of Mother mixes Southern Gothic, a missing child story, and body horror into an entertaining brew sure to inform your nightmares.”—Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts
After striking out on her own as a teen mom, Madi Price is forced to return to her hometown of Brandywine, Virginia, with her seventeen-year-old daughter. With nothing to her name, she scrapes together a living as a palm reader at the local farmers market.
It’s there that she connects with old high school flame Henry McCabe, now a reclusive local fisherman whose infant son, Skyler, went missing five years ago. Everyone in town is sure Skyler is dead, but when Madi reads Henry’s palm, she’s haunted by strange and disturbing visions that suggest otherwise. As she follows the thread of these visions, Madi discovers a terrifying nightmare waiting at the center of the labyrinth—and it’s coming for everyone she holds dear.
Combining supernatural horror with domestic suspense into a visceral exploration of parental grief, What Kind of Mother cements Clay McLeod Chapman’s reputation as a “star” (Vulture) and “the twenty-first century’s Richard Matheson” (Richard Chizmar, Chasing the Boogeyman.)