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About The Author

Lois-Author-Photo  Lois Joy Hofmann is the author of Maiden Voyage, Sailing the South Pacific, and The Long Way Back, all part of the nautical trilogy called In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss. Her first two books won first place in the Travel category of the San Diego Book AwardsMaiden Voyage in 2011 and Sailing the South Pacific in 2013 . Her stories have appeared in magazines such as Latitudes and Attitudes, Cruising World and Living Aboard. Hofmann has been a contributor to online magazines and blogs such as: Multihull Magazine, Yacht Blogs, Multihull newsletter, Top Dekk and The Log. Hofmann has also been a keynote speaker for various organizations including: yacht clubs, optimist clubs, book stores and libraries. Now that she has completed writing the book trilogy, Lois plans to further enjoy travel with her husband Günter to those countries they did not visit during their 8-year, 62-country sailing circumnavigation.

To learn more about Lois, please connect with her on her various social media profiles or use the contact form today.



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2011 San Diego Book Awards

2011 Winner in the Travel category, Non-fiction: Maiden Voyage






2013 San Diego Book Awards

2013 Winner in the Travel category, Nonfiction: Sailing the South Pacific

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Lois’ story, Force 10!, won Gold in the Solas Awards Cruise Story category










Architectural Masterpieces

What architectural masterpieces have you admired during your travels? PHOTO: The Alhambra, Malaga, Spain. As seen in “Maiden Voyage.”

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We’re Halfway There! The Madness Masquerade

Excerpted from Maiden Voyage. December 14 15° 14.5’N, 45° W We promised our crew a halfway party to break up the crossing of the Atlantic. We’ve told them only that the theme will be “Madness Masquerade.” It will consist of a ceremony, followed by a cocktail party. The crew will have to devise their own original costumes. I’ve been watching Georg caress the fruits every day, deciding which spoiled ones…

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Facts About Rain Gardens

I recently wrote a blog about my rain garden, and discovered some additional facts: In fact, the local DNR (Department of National Resources) loves rain gardens. I checked their website for “approved” and “recommended” plants. All plants I used are local to the area and recommended except for the Egyptian papyrus, which is native to the Nile River and an annual rather than a perennial. The DNR gives grants for devising practical use of dry creeks and rain gardens near Wisconsin’s waterways. My landscaping service informed me that my project would be eligible. I was not willing to wait, though, for the wheels of government bureaucracy to spin for two years or so. Obviously, I wanted to get going right away.

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