About Carol

Short Bio

Carol Newman Cronin is an award-winning author, editor, and Olympian. She is represented by April Eberhardt, and her fourth novel, Ferry to Cooperation Island, will be published in June of 2020. Carol also writes and edits content for clients, mostly in the marine industry.


Though I do have a phone, the best way to reach me is by email.

Longer Bio

Carol Newman Cronin is an award-winning writer of #coastalfiction, an editor, a world champion sailor, and an Olympian. Since 1998 she has written, edited, and designed for the marine industry, working initially under the company name Live Wire. In 2004, she 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. She was a member of the elite US Sailing Team from 2001–2007 and won the 2018 Snipe Women’s Worlds.

Carol works out of her home office in Jamestown, RI, where she and her husband Paul spend as much time on the water as possible. In 2015 and 2018, Boating Writers International recognized her editorial skills with awards at their annual writing contest. She’s published four books… so far.

Author details

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Olympian details

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.

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