March 24, 2010

Monsters of New Jersey Finished

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.

Monsters of New Jersey

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


Legal Declaration

About The Authors

A Note on Style


I hope you all enjoy it.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

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