Return to the monsters and mysteries of Bayfield in an all-new way!
Read by the author, the audiobook edition of Winslow Hoffner's Incredible Encounters is an immersive thrill ride into the unknown, featuring seafaring adventure blended with cryptid creatures the likes of which most have never seen... told by one man who happens to have seen them all!
Book 1 of the Winslow Hoffner series
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
"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
Book 1 of the World of the Orb series
YA / Portal Fantasy / Adventure
Best friends Marvin and Andy have just discovered the Museum of Natural History’s unnatural secret: The Orb, a mysterious relic that plunges these two modern teens into a medieval world of monsters, myth, and magic. To return home, they must embark on a global treasure hunt to unite five elemental crystals, all while eluding the eye of a tyrannical warlock bent on conquering the Realms. This isn’t the field trip they expected…
"I loved this! Kids & parents will love this too . . . Your plot is intriguing and you've created characters that will bring readers back . . . Overall, a great debut!" - Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges' Comments.
"Marvin and Andy took me back to my high school years . . . The characters are great, and the writing is right on point. With a little luck and a lot of savvy marketing, Michael Thompson could have a breakout hit on his hands here." - Ray Simmons, Readers' Favorite.
Book 4 of the Chicken Boy series
Superhero / Humorous / Action & Adventure
When one bad piece of banana bread turns the star attraction of the Oakwood Zoo into a mischievous vampire monkey, and one nasty bite from that monkey turns a man into a raging, hairy monster, only one heroic chicken can rise up to save the day… The Winged Defender flies again! Chicken Boy and all his pals reunite in their fourth action-packed adventure to face their wildest villain yet… the maniacal Monkey Man!
“Loved the story! Moves along quickly [and is] silly and fun. I can see this being a very popular book in a school library. [Michael has a] great imagination [and his] design is well thought out. Kudos to the author / illustrator!” - Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges' Comments.
"The fourth installment of the beloved Chicken Boy series is back again! . . . This series has been a favorite in my fourth grade classroom for over a decade . . . Great humor and relatable for kids. Well worth it!" - Chas, Amazon Customer.
Book 1: When an ordinary chicken is fed radioactive birdseed, the small town of Oakwood takes a turn for the extraordinary, and a brand new superhero is hatched! With the help of his friends, Chicken Boy the Winged Defender takes on mad scientists, monsters, and more in this action-packed and funny illustrated children’s chapter book.
Book 2: Professor Big Nose has engineered his latest creation: a radioactive goblet. Any inanimate substance that is placed into it is brought to life. But, when the wrong substance falls into the goblet, things get messy! Join the Winged Defender and all his pals in their second quest to save the world!
Book 3: When the Doggy Doo Doo Demons were defeated, they were turned into manure. Unfortunately, they were still radioactive. Now, anything planted in the manure becomes a hideous monster! Join Chicken Boy and all his friends, as they discover that the grass is meaner on the other side…
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