Michael Thompson’s indie author journey began at the age of thirteen with the publication of his action-packed Chicken Boy Series. Since then, he has spoken on numerous panels and webshows to both readers and aspiring authors alike, and his books are bestsellers in independent bookstores across Northern Virginia.
Now, a recent honors graduate from George Mason University with a passion for writing more fiery than ever, his debut YA portal fantasy novel, World of the Orb, is making waves. Projected to be a “breakout hit” with five-star praise from Readers’ Favorite and earning the National Feathered Quill Bronze Book Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, World of the Orb is sure to captivate and delight lovers of the genre craving a modern twist.
Michael’s new release, Winslow Hoffner’s Incredible Encounters, brings his trademark humor, fast-paced storytelling, and dynamic character ensembles into the real world in a folkloric fantasy setting, populated by sea monsters, legends, and a gallant fisherman who just happens to find himself in the wrong place at the right time.
From writing, to illustrating, to filmmaking, Michael's storytelling manifests in diverse mediums while sharing the theme of plunging ordinary characters into extraordinary situations, with emphases on humor, adventure, and heart.
Author photo by Kara Thorpe.