Author | Speaker | Realmhopper

Author | Speaker | Realmhopper

Author | Speaker | RealmhopperAuthor | Speaker | Realmhopper

Welcome to the official website of Northern VA author/illustrator Michael Thompson!



Chicken Boy and the Might of the Monkey Man


Book 4 of the Chicken Boy series


Superhero / Humorous / Action & Adventure


When one bad piece of banana bread turns the star attraction of the Oakwood Zoo into a mischievous vampire monkey, and one nasty bite from that monkey turns a man into a raging, hairy monster, only one heroic chicken can can rise up to save the day… The Winged Defender flies again! Chicken Boy and all his pals reunite in their fourth action-packed adventure to face their wildest villain yet… the maniacal Monkey Man! 

Book Trailer: Chicken Boy and the Might of the Monkey Man

Book Trailer:  Chicken Boy and the Might of the Monkey Man By Michael Thompson - Available Now on Amazon!

Upcoming Events


March 13th - Book Exchange

Trade books with fellow readers and meet and chat with talented local authors at a 20-minute Q&A panel at the Book Exchange at DG Photography Studio from 7-9 pm!  Authors' books will be available for purchase and to have signed, so be sure to spread the word, drop by, and discover your new favorite adventure!


March 28th - Local Author Spring Fling

Amazing local talent gathers at the first-ever Local Author Spring Fling from 1-4 pm at Richard McKay Used Books, Inc!  There's something for every reader, so be sure to stop by and explore a wide variety of exciting indie books!


April 11th - Prospero's Books

Meet Michael Thompson, award-winning local author of World of the Orb, Winslow Hoffner's Incredible Encounters, and the Chicken Boy Series from 2-5 pm for a book signing on the last day of Hop Around Downtown at Prospero's Books

Future Events:

View the full calendar of events HERE!

Want to have Michael as a guest at your event? Contact us!

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 Winslow Hoffner's Incredible Encounters are available worldwide on, Barnes & Noble online, and more.