Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 24th, 2010
The manuscript for Monsters of New Jersey by Loren Coleman and Bruce G. Hallenbeck was turned in late last night. The published book should be out by Halloween 2010 from Stackpole Books.
The dedication to the book is for Jerry Dale Coleman, William Coleman, Susan Hoey, & Martha Hallenbeck.
The first three are my living siblings, and the last is Bruce’s late grandmother.
Open to revisions done by the editor and copyeditor, here is the final draft’s “Table of Contents”:
Introduction: No Neat Little Pigeonholes
The Jersey Devil
More Winged Wonders and the Wooo-Wooo
Big Red Eye and Garden State Giants
Hoboken Monkey-Man and Urban Unknowns
Cape May Sea Serpent and Marine Monsters
Lake Hopatcong Horror and Other Freshwater Weirdies
Lizardmen of Great Meadows and Various Vicious Reptilians
The Ultimate New Jersey Monster
About The Authors
A Note on Style
I hope you all enjoy it.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. 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.