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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 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








Winter at Northern Bliss

This photo was taken at our “Northern Bliss” home, on the shores of White Ash Lake in Wisconsin.

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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 to toss overboard. He has taken his Master Chef assignment seriously. During the past two night watches, with never another ship in sight, he has been agonizing over what delicious hors d’oeuvres he can make for our party. I’ve set some treats aside in the Queen’s Bilge, a compartment underneath the floorboards on the master (starboard) side. We had set…

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