Jean Wolfrum


When I was a child, I was told that I was not artistic. So it surprised me when in my 40's I loved doing photography, and a 2nd career developed. Quitting my day job as a nurse was not an option, so I became a part-time professional photographer. After that I started painting with oils and acrylics and am still working on that too. So much for Catholic nuns telling children they are not artistic. Besides traveling, I also have a passion for cooking and with a little help from the Food Channel, I starting creating recipes and came up about 100 (Tom) approved recipes. My good fortune and a zealous sailing husband enriched my life experiences even more with a 1 &1/2 year sabbatical, sailing our boat around the Transatlantic Circle. We started in Charleston SC where we lived for 15 years and visited the Bahamas, Bermuda, Azores, Portugal, Spain, Madeira, Canary Islands, Caribbean, British and US Virgin Islands and back to Charleston. Now I could use all my talents and produce a colorful photography book about our adventures at sea and my determination to serve gourmet meals along the way. Thus "The Floating Gourment" was produced. We now live back in Milwaukee WI to be with family again and I continue to paint and photograph and Tom gets to be the Geek IT guy again.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
It is an adventure story about a couple sailing from the US to do a transatlantic circle for a year and a half covering the Bahamas, Bermuda, Azores, Portugal, Spain, Madeira, Canary Islands and the whole Caribbean and back to the US. It was the husband's dream come true but not so much for the wife. She tells a candid story from her perspective of leaving everything and everybody behind and how she overcame her fears of sailing on the ocean alone on a 35 foot sailboat. She also talks about how two people can survive a relationship in 350 square feet. It is a wonderful story about the adventures and all the many countries, places and people met along the way. The story also wants to share the food dishes that resulted in tasting all the different local ingredients and local fish and spices along the way. Jean has complied 95 of her own recipes from all the different places traveled and some she has acquired before that. This book is called "The Floating Gourmet" and entices people to not only travel but to experience gourmet cooking along the way. Why not have it both?
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My love of photography and cooking motivated me to do both and share this with other people that are interested also. These are my passions and both are a creative outlet of my personality. Never having written a book before, I thought this might be the answer to getting my feet wet. I have been published for magazine articles one on Nursing and one for Cruising magazine but not a book. I also think you can reach more people this way and start a name for yourself.
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Where to find Jean Wolfrum online


The Floating Gourmet - How To Cook On The Move
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,470. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Gourmet, Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
This is a travel/cook book describing a once in a lifetime cruising journey across the Atlantic ocean to Europe and back again. You will read about how to cook gourmet meals at sea in a galley kitchen. This is a close and personal adventure experiencing all the wonders and joys of life on a boat and the problems of breaking down both boat and people. Maybe make your own journey and eat gourmet.

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