Welcome to the official website of Northern VA author/illustrator Michael Thompson!
Sea Stories / Folkloric Fantasy
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.
"This is such a wonderful adventure story. It is full of everything readers want in a story—amazing creatures, exotic places, and unforgettable characters . . . The story flowed and the author’s writing style drew me in quickly . . . I can’t wait to read more by this author! - Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges' Comments
As an author guest for Read Across America, Michael Thompson returns to his former elementary school where he created Chicken Boy and discovers a mural of his original characters painted on the library wall!
Stuck inside? Download these FREE Chicken Boy activity sheets! 😃
Meet award-winning local author Michael Thompson at Scatter Seeds for First Friday and pick up an autographed copy of his YA portal fantasy novel, World of the Orb, the folkloric fantasy sea epic Winslow Hoffner's Incredible Encounters, or the latest installment to his action-packed, hilarious superhero series that started it all: Chicken Boy! See you there, Realmhoppers!
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.