Thanks for being rad!
Every year, we host Quirksgiving to say a big, warm thank you to our readers. Thanks so much for sticking with us! If you're new this year, welcome to the Quirk family. We're happy you're here!
From November 11 to November 18, we're bringing back our refer-a-friend e-book program. If you successfully get one friend (yep, just one!) to sign up for our Quirk E. Newsletter during Quirksgiving, you'll receive a free e-book from our upcoming Spring 2021 list. Why? We want to celebrate the very best part about our company: you.
And keep an eye out for our holiday pop-up shop, where you can share the Quirk love with your friends and family.
Read on to learn more about our newsletter referral program!
Plug in your name and email address on our referral page.
You can get to this page from our newsletter or via this link right here. By plugging in your name and email, you ensure that you'll get credit for your referral!
Once you submit, you can send an email with a unique link to a friend (or send out the link itself!). When someone signs up through your link, it counts as a referral. Make sure to create a NetGalley account for yourself—once you hit 1 referral, we will send you an e-book of your choosing through a NetGalley widget.
*During Quirksgiving (November 11–18), you only need 1 friend to sign up using your link to get your free e-book.
After that, you'll need 3 friends to sign up to reach your e-book goal. Please note that you can only win one e-book during Quirksgiving.*
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What happens when I hit 1 referral?
You'll receive an email letting you know that someone successfully signed up via your link. Once this happens, someone from the Quirk team will email you with your e-book choices. Let us know what you'd rather read and we'll send the NetGalley e-book widget your way. Note: once Quirksgiving ends on November 18, 2020, you will need 3 referrals to get a free e-book.
Awesome! What are my choices?
Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses by Kristen O'Neal
“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.
Whisper Down the Lane by Clay McLeod Chapman
From the author of The Remaking, a true crime-inspired horror novel about a young boy whose little white lies about his elementary school teachers contributed to the Satanic Panic of the 80s, forcing him to hide his identity into adulthood until someone recreates his past lies at his own child's school.
Richard doesn't have a past. For him, there is only the present: a new marriage to Tamara, a first chance at fatherhood to her son Elijah, a quiet but pleasant life as an art teacher at Elijah's elementary school, and the dream of becoming a real artist some day. Then the body of a rabbit, ritualistically murdered, appears on the school playground with a birthday card for Richard tucked beneath it. Richard is shocked; he doesn't have a birthday...but Sean does.
Sean is a six-year-old boy in 1980s Virginia. His father has just walked out and his mother is juggling multiple jobs on food stamps. Meanwhile, all the grown-ups in his life seem worried. Cult leaders, serial killers, and stranger danger is on the rise, with moral crusaders and televangelists stoking the fires of panic. In this pressure cooker environment, Sean's school sends a note to parents alerting them that a teacher is under investigation. Sean likes Mr. Woodhouse, but when his mother asks if the bruises caused by the school bully were really caused by Mr. Woodhouse, a few small lies spiral into a terrible tragedy.
Now, thirty years later, those lies are coming back to haunt Richard, because someone knows who he really is--and they're out for revenge. Inspired by the McMartin preschool trial and the Satanic Panic of the '80s, the critically praised author of The Remaking delivers a nuanced portrait of parenthood and mass hysteria.