In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss...

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 entitled In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss. Her first two books won first place in the Travel category of the San Diego Book Awards: Maiden Voyage in 2011 and Sailing the South Pacific in 2013.  The Long Way Back won in 2019 in the category of Published Travel.

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 has  further enjoyed travel with her husband Günter to those countries they did not visit during their 8-year, 62-country sailing circumnavigation. She currently posts her adventures on her blog Sailors Tales.

To learn more about Lois, please connect like her Facebook page 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








World Oceans Day: June 8, 2014

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A little bit of inspiration. How do you plan to make your week extraordinary? Photos from my first book, Maiden Voyage.    

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Upcoming Events

BALSAM LAKE, WI – July 2018: Award-winning author Lois Joy Hofmann announced the release of the third book in her nautical trilogy, “In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss,” in San Diego last November. Now she plans to introduce her nautical adventure book series during an August Author Tour in Wisconsin and Minnesota, where she grew up and spends her summers. Hofmann will present at the following venues: August 20: Bloomington Noon Rotary Club,12:00 August 22: Balsam Lake Library, 6:00 p.m. August 25: Chapter2Books, Hudson, WI, 11 a.m. October 2018: Polk County Museum, Balsam Lake, WI, Date & Time TBD The talks will be followed by Q/A sessions. Lois will stay afterward to sign books for sale. Lois is available for speaking engagements and presentations for your group or…

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