Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 20th, 2006
The author of Thunderbirds is closing up shop in the South and flying, er, driving back North.
Mark A. Hall, cryptozoologist, Fortean, author, editor of Wonders, primary investigator of the Minnesota Iceman, former director of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained, and my good friend, is making his final relocation.
After living in North Carolina for a few years and trying to make a go of it there, Hall is moving back to his home state of Minnesota. He is also permanently closing down his private publishing company, Mark A. Hall Publications (MAHP), and will no longer be the publisher of his own work. His books and the volumes of his journal Wonders will now go out of print. Hall will have no business address after the first week in September.
As Hall puts it on his website, he is folding up his publisher’s tent.
For those that wish to pick up his books, this is your last chance to purchase his past journals and autographed new copies of his books, including Local Color: Special People and Places (2006), Lizardmen: The True Story of Mermen and Mermaids (2005), Living Fossils: The Survival of Homo gardarensis, Neandertal Man and Homo erectus (1999), and Yeti, Bigfoot, and True Giants (1994, 1997, 2005).
Craig Woolheater recently highlighted here Hall’s newspaper archives on the South Carolina Lizardman.
Please find ordering information at his website for his books and other writings: MAHP.
Mark A. Hall’s 2004 book, Thunderbirds: America’s Living Legends of Giant Birds still remains available via online booksellers.
Hall will continue to write and correspond, as he has for the past 40 years. But some time before he moves, after the few remaining books in his MAHP stock are gone, that’s it for those volumes being easily available.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.