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About the Author

Michael Thompson


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 web shows to both readers and aspiring authors alike, his poetry was recognized in the International Writers’ Digest Writing Competition, and his books are bestsellers in independent bookstores across Northern Virginia.

His debut YA portal fantasy novel, World of the Orb, received five-star praise from Readers’ Favorite and national acclaim in the Feathered Quill Book Awards alongside his folkloric fantasy sea epic, Winslow Hoffner’s Incredible Encounters, a fast-paced tale which blends his trademark humor and dynamic character ensembles with his longtime fascination with mythical sea monsters and other legends of the deep.

This year, Michael has gone on to personally narrate a thrilling audiobook edition of Winslow Hoffner’s Incredible Encounters, and his most recent print publication, Chicken Boy and the Might of the Monkey Man, marks a triumphant return to his first-ever superhero series.

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.