Lois Joy Hofmann lived a life at the top of the corporate ladder as a CEO of a publicly-traded biomedical company. Hofmann and her husband Günter then escaped the corporate world for a life on the high seas, embarking on a sailing circumnavigation that would span eight years, across 62 countries. After sailing the world, Hofmann started writing her nautical trilogy, In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss. Her first two books, Maiden Voyage and Sailing the South Pacific, are available on Amazon and both won first place in the non-fiction travel category of the San Diego Book Awards.

Intrepid adventurers, the couple now embarks on more conventional travel with the goal of understanding countries and cultures that they omitted the first time around.  When not traveling, Lois resides in San Diego, California, and Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, where she enjoys writing, speaking, and photography.

Please visit her author website:  www.loisjoyhofmann.com to learn more about her.  Her sailing and travel website is www.pacificbliss.com.  You can “Like” her on Facebook and also follow her on Twitter @SailorsTales!

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4 Responses to “About Lois”


  1. Wow, it looks like you’re having some wonderful adventures!

    Cheers to a long and happy life 🙂
    Courtney Hosny

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    1. Thanks, Courtney, for your cheers! I’ve been swamped publishing and introducing my second book, Sailing the South Pacific, http://amzn.com/0984091343, but now I’m planning to continue posting to my blog.

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      1. Wow, it looks like a fantastic read! And it looks very well received on Amazon. Congratulations! Do you mind me asking how you went about the publishing process? I just finished my first novel (so, of course, it’s a different genre than what you write), but I would really love some tips as to how to get started with publishing! Did you go through an agent or query directly to PIP Productions?

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  2. PIP Productions is partly owned by me, so that was an easy choice. This company only does sailing and adventure travel, creative non-fiction, though. With a novel, you could go the standard route through an agency who interests a publisher, but while waiting for responses, you could also focus on building up your author platform in your areas of expertise that tie into your book. You could even self-publish via Amazon Kindle Direct or similar author services, and go to print later.

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