Welcome to the official website of Northern VA author/illustrator Michael Thompson!
"Aye... there be monsters."
The highly-anticipated sequel to Winslow Hoffner's Incredible Encounters sets sail!
Award-winning author and illustrator Michael Thompson returns to the enchanting world of Winslow Hoffner with witty characters, gripping mystery, and fast-paced storytelling decorated by such myths as the Loch Ness Monster and other awe-inspiring legends of cryptozoology.
Monsters, men in black, conspiracies, and unknown energy fields. All a standard week of reporting for the papers of Bayfield. But stranger than the tales in print are the ones untold, in the memories of the seafaring storyteller Winslow Hoffner. When past blurs with present, and science blurs with magic, only the bravest adventurers will heed the call to discover the true nature of those fantastic creatures known as cryptids and the goals of the covert groups that hunt them...
"There's a lot to love about this book. First of all, Michael's an incredible storyteller. I think the mark of a truly great storyteller is when you have a story which . . . if you've ever read a book where it makes you want to skip the next day of work just so you can keep reading . . . that is where you want to be. That's a good read right there. The Winslow Hoffner series honestly makes you want to do that." - Bryan Nowak, All Things Writing.
Meet Michael Thompson from 10 am-5 pm at Jackson-Perks American Legion for Christmas with Krampus, a cryptid and paranormal Christmas event presented by the Snarly Yow, featuring food, vendors, crafts, authors, and even pictures with Krampus! See you there, Realmhoppers!
Under development: While Michael Thompson's work is available upon request at most bookstores, above is the official and expanding list of shops that keep an active inventory of Michael's books. Readers can use this tool find and support bookstores in their community.
If you own a bookstore that currently stocks Michael's books, contact us! We'll add you to the list, promote your store, and send you a package of autographed bookplates.
Categories: Northern Virginia author, fiction books, best fantasy novels, young adult fantasy novels, portal fantasy, folkloric fantasy, sea stories, cryptozoology, superheroes, illustrated children's chapter books
Availability: World of the Orb, the Chicken Boy series, and the Winslow Hoffner series are available worldwide on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble online, and more.