About Carol

Short Bio

Carol Newman Cronin is an award-winning author, editor, and Olympian. She’s written fiction since childhood, and all of her stories share three common elements: a coastal setting, sailing, and a happy ending. 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. Her weekly blog Where Books Meet Boats attracts a wide range of readers, and she also writes award-winning content for the marine industry. 

Contact

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

Longer Bio

Carol Newman Cronin is an award-winning author, editor, and Olympian. Her fourth novel, Ferry to Cooperation Island, was published in June of 2020. She’s been writing fiction since she was a kid, and all her books include three common elements: a coastal setting, sailing, 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. Since 2009, she’s maintained the blog Where Books Meet Boats; she also writes award-winning content for the marine industry. 

Carol’s desk has a view of Narragansett Bay, and she and her husband Paul spend time on the water year round. She would love to chat with your book club or library group about writing or boats or—best of all—both!

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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