Come meet Scott C. Marlowe, noted Florida author of creepy tales about things that go bump in the night!

At a booksigning this Saturday afternoon, March 10 from 1 to 3 p.m., Downtown Books in Apalachicola is featuring his new book "Weird Monsters,” from which the plot for the indy film project "Phantom Flyer" is taken. The film is about to be shot here in the Apalachicola area this spring.

In "Weird Monsters" Scott weaves together fiction and fact, telling short stories of people’s encounters with strange creatures in Florida, including the North Port Lizard Man, the Pig Man, the hairy Bardin Booger, werewolves, and the "Phantom Flyer." While the encounters remain unsubstantiated by hard evidence, the stories are interesting, entertaining and sure to give you the heebie-jeebies!

Gary Roen, syndicated book reviewer says about the book, "Evil monsters lurk in the state of Florida in 'Weird Monsters,' a new collection of short stories by Scott Marlowe. Known as a cryptozologist, he uses his expertise in the field to tell chilling tales of creatures who encounter humans in many different places and ways. His writing is fast paced and the beings are believable. There are five stories in this fine collection of horror. 'Weird Monsters' is a collection no fan of horror should miss."

Marlowe, an author and TV personality, was the first professional in the field to establish a college course in cryptozoology, using a scientific approach to determining the existence of cryptids. His television credits include “MonsterQuest” on the History Channel; “Is it True” on the Discovery Channel; “Weird Travels” on the Travel Channel, William Shatner's Weird or What? and “Weird Florida” on PBS, in addition to radio appearances, TV guest spots and lecture tours.