In the Land of Cattawampus: the Complete Exploration of Cryptid Birds in WV
West Virginia is populated by numerous monstrous beings and may be the most haunted location in North America - perhaps the world! Home to horrendous reptiles, otherworldly creatures, and legendary beings of mythology, West Virginia has much to offer to legend trippers, cryptozoologists, and those interested in mysterious history, folk stories and chilling, eye-witness accounts. In all, the state boasts nearly 100 beasts and three times as many paranormal entities.
The third volume in "In the Land of Cattawampus", this bestiary explores all cryptid bird species said to be found in West Virginia; this includes: the Day Hoot, Departure Bird, Devil Bird, Proboscis Bird, Snaggle Tooth Roc, and Tlanuwa. Each of these birds has a unique tale to tell, with a fresh look at their stories and lives. Join the hunt for monsters in this fully illustrated and colorful bestiary that celebrates West Virginian culture and history that hearkens a more magical, adventurous time! In this bestiary, cryptid bird's anatomy, physique, interactions with other creatures, domiciles, diet, habitats, activities, and more are explored; eye-witness accounts, folk stories, and relevant historical information are also included for each entry, as well as 6 full-page illustrations.
I'm a pretty quiet person from Southern Ohio that loves monsters, animals, stories, and history. I moved to Fairbanks, AK to study art and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2017, afterward moving to & working in El Paso, TX. Currently, I reside in Lucasville, OH.
I enjoy outdoor activities - like hiking, kayaking, and sightseeing - reading, drawing, throwing pottery, sculpting, playing video games, and playing dungeons and dragons with my friends. ~Kristen Puckett - Appalachian Illustrator, Folklorist, & Ceramicist