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... 


"Sometimes you come across something so amazing that it is really hard to put into words that quite encapsulate what you want to say . . . Starting with style, Michael has tons of it to spare. His writing is unique, vivid and engaging. The entire time you get the impression you are either on Winslow’s fishing boat, or listening to Winslow while joining him in a root beer. The writing is witty, funny, and totally a fun ride . . . I can highly recommend Winslow Hoffner’s Incredible Encounters  to anyone who is looking for a great story. Be warned, you are going to be looking for more from this gifted author!" - Bryan Nowak, Author, Blogger. 

Upcoming Events

Oct. 27th - Blue Ridge Writers Book and Arts Fair

Meet Michael Thompson at the Blue Ridge Writers Book and Arts Fair  from 10 am - 4 pm at CitySpace in Charlottesville, VA. Michael will be signing throughout the event and reading from his latest book, Winslow Hoffner's Incredible Encounters, at noon.  Drop by to support local talent and enjoy some great art and literature.  See you there, Realmhoppers!

Nov. 24th - Barnes & Noble

Drop by Barnes & Noble  in Manassas, VA the Saturday after Thanksgiving from noon to 3 pm to meet Michael Thompson  for an exciting book signing! Pick up autographed copies of his award-winning YA portal fantasy novel World of the Orb, his superhero children's chapter book series Chicken Boy, or his new folkloric fantasy novel Winslow Hoffner's Incredible Encounters. There's something for the whole family, so come early to secure your signed copy, along with special giveaways while supplies last. See you there, Realmhoppers! 

Dec. 1st - Meet & Greet at McKay Used Books

Meet Michael Thompson from 1-3 pm at Richard McKay Used Books  in Manassas, VA for a meet & greet / book signing. Be sure to swing by, say hi, and pick up an autographed copy of any of Michael's titles as a gift for your favorite Realmhopper!

Future Events:

View the full calendar of events HERE!

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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 Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble online, and more.