Welcome to Cryptid World!

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

Cryptid World is an ever-evolving vision of our love for the unique and fascinating critters that occupy the space in our minds and the world around us. Here you will find everything from coloring pages and puzzles to articles and interviews. Not to mention original cryptid and creature designs by Mel Cabre. We strive to entertain, offer quality content, and provoke interesting thoughts.

So, this recently happened!

We had a great party. Thank you to those who came and celebrated with us. We appreciate all of you! If you purchased a copy of the book, we invited you to leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Nobles, or wherever you leave reviews. Reviews help authors gain visibility so even more people can see the book. If you’d like to purchase a copy of the book, you can do so here or contact your local bookstore.

What’s Next?

A Guide to Sky Monsters: Thunderbirds, the Jersey Devil, Mothman, and Other Flying Cryptids

Coming May 2021 from Red Lightning Books

We’ll soon have a cover and book blurb. In the meantime, enjoy this “sky monster” designed by Mel Cabre: The Owlman of Cornwall.

Owlman of Cornwall, Cryptid World, Mel Cabre
The Owlman of Cornwall by creature designer, Mel Cabre

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

  • Our latest news can always be found on the homepage but for a more in depth look at what is happening, consider signing up for our newsletter.
  • Newsletter sign-up–the inside scoop on all of the Cryptid World projects plus a free ebook or booklet. 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 cryptids, creatures, and fascinating creations as well as bring you author interviews and product recommendations. You can find our latest blog posts in the sidebar or on the blog post page.
  • Original Cryptid creature designs by Mel Cabre.
  • 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.

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 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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