Welcome to Cryptid World!

Cryptid World is a mother-daughter team. Mel Ayers is the creature designer bringing her version of cryptids while T. S. Mart is all about the research and writing. We’re honored you’ve stopped by Cryptid World. This website is an ever-evolving vision of our love for cryptids, creatures, and creation. We combine our styles to create fun, family-friendly content. You can read more about us here.

Here are a few things you’ll find on the website:

  • Newsletter sign-up–the inside scoop on all of the Cryptid World projects we’re working on, plus some cool articles on cryptids and creation, and a free ebook. You can sign up in the side bar off to the right, or if you’d like to know more about it first, you can view some of the content here.
  • Once a week (more or less), we blog about life and this crazy adventure we call … work? Our blog can be found on our sister site https://beliedoutcastlegends.com/blog
  • Cryptid of the Month–a monthly character design by Mel Ayers.
  • No Longer Alone. Free. Download on your kindle or PC. Scroll down for more info.
  • On Cryptid World shows a little of what we’ve been doing this past year, privately and professionally. This is an on-going work in progress.
  • Watch Mel draw creatures.

We have book deal!

Two actually. We’re so excited!!

The Legend of Bigfoot and Sky Monsters.

We’re excited to be working with Indiana University Press to bring the fans of Bigfoot and Sky Cryptids two books in 2020 that will be your one-stop shop for all things about the big guy and those unknown monsters lurking overhead.
Complete with tons of artwork by Mel Ayers.
If you’re interested in following our progress at Cryptid World, sign up for our newsletter. Along the way, we’ll offer some unique content about the books and have some fun giveaways to celebrate.
A Beginner's Guide to Cryptozoology by Mel Ayers and T. S. Mart

In addition, we have a new booklet that is free when you sign up. It’s called “A Beginner’s Guide to Cryptozoology and Six Legendary American Cryptids.” Complete with original Mel Ayers designs. This booklet is yours to download, print, or enjoy online.

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If you’re more of a fiction/romance + cryptids fan, then you can choose to download No Longer AloneA Belied Outcast Legends novella.

No Longer Alone by T. S. Mart

This small book was a labor of love. I first wrote it as a short story back in high school and placed third in a county wide writing competition. Not because my writing was stellar. The message talks about the value found in all people no matter who we are or where we come from. No matter our mental state or developmental level, we are equal, and we are special, and we are created with purpose.

While I brought certain elements of this story up to date and added a romance and a fairy (with Mel’s help), the story at its core is still about a young woman who shifts perspective in her thinking to not only find value in her life circumstances but in the person she is meant to be.

Story Blurb:

He pushed her away… Until now? What changed?
Five years ago, sixteen-year-old Lola gave up trying to fit in after her best-friend, Chase, told the world she talked to an imaginary friend. She tried to explain the fairy was real, but everyone called her crazy. Now, Chase wants to be her friend again.
But forgiving isn’t easy, and no way does she trust him. Even if he has changed.
When her Mom suffers complications giving birth and the fairy disappears, Lola desperately needs to confide in someone, but can she open up and risk possible humiliation? Can she risk losing Chase again?

To read Chapter One, click here.

You can watch the book trailer by clicking here then read for free if it looks like something you might enjoy. Just sign up for our newsletter. You’ll be given directions on how to access the book.

You can sign up for our newsletter in the side bar to the right.  Lots of great things happening around Cryptid World and we’d love to have you join us.


Watch Mel draw creatures

on YouTube at Mel draws Creatures.

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