Welcome to Cryptid World!

Here you will find family-friendly content about cryptids, creatures, and fascinating creations

Cryptid World is a mother-daughter team. Mel Cabre is the creature designer bringing you her version of cryptids. T. S. Mart is all about the research and writing. We’re honored you’ve stopped by. Cryptid World is an ever-evolving vision of our love for the unique and fascinating critters that occupy space in our minds and in the world around us. We combine our styles to create clean fiction and non-fiction that everyone will enjoy. 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 plus some cool articles on cryptids and fascinating creations, and a free ebook. You can sign up in the side bar off to the right, or if you’d like to see an example, you can take a look at some sample content here.
  • Once a week (more or less), we blog about life and this crazy adventure we call … work? You can find out latest blog posts in the sidebar or on our blog post page.
  • Cryptid of the Month is a monthly character design by Mel Cabre.
  • No Longer Alone. Free ebook. Download on your kindle or PC. Scroll down for more info. on this novella.
  • Around Cryptid World shows a little of what we’ve been doing this past year, privately and professionally. This is a page in continual transition.
  • Watch Mel draw creatures.

We have a Cryptid book deal!

Two actually. We’re so excited!!

The Legend of Bigfoot (September 22, 2020) and Sky Monsters (May 2021).

The Legend of Bigfoot: Leaving His Mark On the World, T. S. Mart, Mel Cabre
We’re excited to be working with Indiana University Press to bring the fans of Bigfoot and Flying Cryptids two books in 2020 and 2021 that will be your family-friendly, one-stop shop for all things about the big guy and those unknown monsters lurking overhead.

Complete with tons of artwork by digital artist, Mel Cabre.

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 family-friendly booklet. A Beginner's Guide to Cryptozoology by Mel Cabre 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 Cabre designs. This booklet is family-friendly and yours to download, print, or enjoy online.

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Are you more of a fiction/romance + cryptid/creature 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 (bc … why not?), 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.

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