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Winslow Hoffner's Incredible Encounters



Sea Stories / Folkloric Fantasy / Humor


For most, Bayfield is a quaint, unassuming harbor town. For some, the  decades-old headlines alleging unexplainable sightings of strange  creatures in the water tell a different story. For a select few, the  truth behind these legends, speculations, and folklore is more than a  mere mystery: There’s magic in the bay. And for local fisherman Mr.  Winslow Hoffner, it’s all just a matter of finding yourself in the wrong  place at the right time... 


"This is a  wonderful, humor-filled, well written set of tales, involving the same  characters and a LOT of different creatures.  I sincerely hope this is  not the only book we ever see regarding Winslow Hoffner, because he's  awesome!!!" - Robin Abess, Amazon Customer

Upcoming Events

Aug. 11th - 2nd & Charles Signing


Hey Realmhoppers!  Michael Thompson will be signing Winslow Hoffner's Incredible Encounters, World of the Orb, and the Chicken Boy series at 2nd & Charles! See you there 😄 

Aug. 25th-26th - Fairfax Comic Con

Michael will be signing World of the Orb, Chicken Boy, and Winslow Hoffner's Incredible Encounters in Author Alley at the First Annual Fairfax Comic Con at the Dulles Expo Center.

Sept. 7th - First Friday @ Prospero's

 Drop by First Friday in Old Town Manassas to meet Michael Thompson at Prospero's Books and get a signed copy of World of the Orb, Chicken Boy, or the newly released Winslow Hoffner's Incredible Encounters! 

Future Events:

View the full calendar of events HERE!

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

Latest Vlog

Unboxing the first copy of  Winslow Hoffner's Incredible Encounters.

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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.