Welcome to the official website of Northern VA author/illustrator Michael Thompson!
"Aye... there be monsters."
The highly-anticipated sequel to Winslow Hoffner's Incredible Encounters sets sail!
Award-winning author and illustrator Michael Thompson returns to the enchanting world of Winslow Hoffner with witty characters, gripping mystery, and fast-paced storytelling decorated by such myths as the Loch Ness Monster and other awe-inspiring legends of cryptozoology.
Monsters, men in black, conspiracies, and unknown energy fields. All a standard week of reporting for the papers of Bayfield. But stranger than the tales in print are the ones untold, in the memories of the seafaring storyteller Winslow Hoffner. When past blurs with present, and science blurs with magic, only the bravest adventurers will heed the call to discover the true nature of those fantastic creatures known as cryptids and the goals of the covert groups that hunt them...
"There's a lot to love about this book. First of all, Michael's an incredible storyteller. If you've ever read a book where it makes you want to skip the next day of work just so you can keep reading . . . that is where you want to be. That's a good read right there. The Winslow Hoffner series honestly makes you want to do that." - Bryan Nowak, All Things Writing.
Return to the monsters and mysteries of Bayfield in an all-new way!
The audiobook edition of the first book Michael Thompson's award-winning Winslow Hoffner series sets sail on Kobo! Read by the author, 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 fisherman who happens to have seen them all!
Meet Michael Thompson at the 2nd annual Frogman Festival at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland, Ohio! All of Michael's award-winning books will be featured, including his latest novel, Winslow Hoffner's High-Sailing Adventures. Plus, limited-edition cryptid collectibles!
Hamlet, North Carolina's celebration of bigfoot, cryptids, aliens, and the unknown returns to the Cole Auditorium! Meet Michael Thompson and pick up signed editions of his award-winning books, including his latest novel, Winslow Hoffner's High-Sailing Adventures.
Can't wait for October? Drop by Unique Creations in Berryville, VA from 10-3 for spooky fun, including vendors, trick-or-treating, costumes, and more! Michael Thompson's cryptid-themed sea adventure series, Winslow Hoffner, will be featured, along with exclusive collectibles. See you there!
Under development: While Michael Thompson's work is available upon request at most bookstores, above is the official and expanding list of shops that keep an active inventory of Michael's books. Readers can use this tool find and support bookstores in their community.
If you own a bookstore that currently stocks Michael's books, contact us! We'll add you to the list, promote your store, and send you a package of autographed bookplates.
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 the Winslow Hoffner series are available worldwide on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble online, and more.