October 2019
Greetings from Northern Bliss!
The summer has gone by, literally, in a whirlwind of activity and already, autumn is appearing (depending on where you live). Since the introduction of my award-winning third book, The Long Way Back , I’ve been busy writing blogs and posting on social media. My blog is called Sailors Tales. Adventures in Travel, Sailing, and the Great Outdoors. During the summer I've written about our experiences at Northern Bliss in Wisconsin.

My most recent blog, Recovery from Natural Disasters , describes the clean-up and recovery efforts after a tornado hit our lake house and properties in White Ash Lake, Wisconsin. We return to our home in San Diego mid-October. Typically Northern Bliss is our peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Now our return to the city will be a welcomed escape from the chaos of disaster .

I encourage you to stay up-to-date with my adventures by “liking” my Facebook Author page and “heart” the photos you like on my Instagram feed. My Twitter handle is @sailorstales

The PIP Productions team has been adding to my website, loisjoyhofmann.com to make it the go-to place to find clever quotes , take a trivia challenge or two, and to test your knowledge of world flags , representing the countries we visited on our world circumnavigation. Hint: Read the "Did You Know" columns in my three books to stay on the inside track for the answers!

Enjoy Fall as we slide into the Holiday season!
The Long Way Back wins First Place at the San Diego Book Awards!
I continue to display my books at various events throughout the U. S. My latest book, The Long Way Back, has won first place for Published Travel from the San Diego Book Awards Association . ( Maiden Voyage and Sailing the South Pacific won first place for Best Nonfiction, Travel.)
Follow this link to view photos from some of my past speaking engagements.

Amery Classic Theatre Presentation

I presented at the Amery Classic Theatre on Friday June 7th along with five other area writers who joined me for an interesting and fun evening.

All proceeds went toward the Amery Arts Alliance to put toward their restoration fund for this Amery landmark.
Review, The Long Way Back
“This is also the most romantic volume of the trilogy…”
“…adorned with spectacular color photographs, and the author furnishes a surfeit of intriguing asides about the lands they visit.”
“…an incisive and granular travelogue for those who want to emulate the author’s journey…”
“…her accounts of cultural mores are fascinating, as in her astute comparison of Thai and Malaysian history.”
“A beautifully produced travelogue…”
─Kirkus Reviews

Pacific Bliss
In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss Trilogy:
Maiden Voyage. Sailing the South Pacific. The Long Way Back.
Snuggle into Fall with a Good Book!
The award-winning trilogy In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss is on sale, once again, through the Holiday season for your reading and gift-giving pleasure.
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