“I speak sailing”
Carol Newman Cronin is an award-winning author, editor, and Olympian. She has published five books: four novels, and the coffee-table history 100 Years of Gold Stars. Since 2009, she’s maintained Where Books Meet Boats, a weekly blog that attracts a wide range of readers. She also writes magazine articles and marketing content for the marine industry. All of her stories share three common elements: a coastal setting, boats, and a happy ending.
In 2004, Carol crowned a lifetime of competitive achievement by winning two races for the USA at the Olympics in Athens—the homework needed to finish her third novel. Carol’s desk has a view of Narragansett Bay, and she and her husband Paul spend as much time as possible on the water.
Though I do have a phone, the best way to reach me is by email. And I would love to chat with your book or sailing about writing or boats or—best of all—both!
Things you might not know about me
- My best morning starts off with a sunrise standup paddleboard session that ideally includes woolgathering.
- My favorite work week challenges me to learn something new and to use more than one skill set.
- I am a strong believer in the Oxford comma, though I will not use anything besides words to champion my views.
- My favorite cruising grounds are Maine, Cape Cod, and of course the Caribbean.
- I sailed across the Atlantic in 1986.
- I don’t really like sailing by myself, but it’s still way better than not going sailing at all.
- My favorite pets are other people’s cats.
For more, read Skills, Awards, and Other Details.