J. W. Ocker is an Edgar Award-winning travel writer, novelist, and blogger. His previous books include Poe-Land, A Season with the Witch, and Cursed Objects. He is also the creator of the blog and podcast OTIS: Odd Things I've Seen (OddThingsIveSeen.com). Mark Sanderlin is a talented voiceover artist who has worked on numerous audiobook projects.
A strange and spooky tour from sea to shining sea...For believers and nonbelievers alike, this book is an interesting look at the legendary creatures that run, crawl, and fly throughout the fifty states.-- "James Madison University's The Breeze"
Ocker does not shy from exposing hoaxes (e.g., jackalopes) or deliberate leveraging of cryptid enthusiasm, such as Norfolk's mermaid sculptures. Ocker has lots of time for these communities and their beliefs, and his breezy storytelling talents make for enjoyable reading.-- "Booklist"