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SAIL Above the Clouds taking off in the world!

SAIL Above the Clouds was recently finalist in BOOK OF THE YEAR from Book Talk Radio Club, and #1 BESTSELLER on Amazon for 3 weeks following its launch in November 2020. It sold copies on 5 continents!

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3-8-21, Miami, Florida


Paul Castronovo, host of Miami's #1 morning show on FM radio invited Fontaine to guest on BIG 105.9 in honor International Women’s Day. Nancy Wilson of Heart was also a guest on the show. Epic news for this first-time author!! Interview 1:34:55 (Heart at 55min)

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1-15-21, Kennebunk, Maine

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12-4-20: Author of the Week, Promote your Book 7k Member Group
1-12-21: Uncharted Entrepreneur with Sheri Miter
1-15-21, The Portland Press / Kennebunk Post, Front Page:
1-23-21, A journey to Awareness Podcast with Shauna Hoffman,
1-26-21, Le Courier des Amériques (US National French Paper), Page 14:

1-30-21, Le Courier de la Floride:
2-1-21, The Kennebunk Village, February Issue, Page 14.
3-1-21, The Caribbean Compass, March Issue, Page 27.
3-11-21, Daughters of Change Spotlight with Maria Sola,
3-14-21, Sail Junky Magazine, 1hr Author Spotlight Special & Book Review:
3-25-21, The Florida Sun,
3-29-21, La Voie De L'Est, Québec, Canada,
4-9-21, FAV Lifestyle Interview with Karen Rae,
5-19-21, Book of the Week, Women Reading Great Books FB group with 83.5k members

5-26-21, Book of the Week, 2 weeks in a row! Women Reading Great Books 83.5k members
8-1-21, #16 Issue of Journey magazine, 20,000 circulation across Maine
9-30-21, FINALIST BOOK of the YEAR from Book Talk Radio Club,



“If you had one year left in your life, how would your decisions be different … and why aren’t you making these decisions now?!?

Jump in this excellent conversation with Sail Junky Magazine where we dive deep into what is NOT in the book!

“A goal is a temporary destination and if it doesn’t suit your need anymore, you’re allowed to tack and go somewhere else. It’s OK. We have to let go of our attachment to reaching or accomplishing a goal when it loses its attraction or fulfillment.”


What does the acronym S.A.I.L. from my book title "S.A.I.L. Above the Clouds" mean?

Find out how it can help you live a happier life in this excellent Podcast with fabulous host Shauna Hoffman!

So grateful to have been invited on A Journey to Awareness to talk about how I started writing, and share some useful tips I learned along the way. It's an excellent Podcast if I do say so myself!

On this Podcast, Carole shares part of her 20-YEAR journey living on a sailboat, and helpful tips on how to pivot quickly from change, develop your intuition, and lead a purposeful life.

"This show was so fun to do - Carole Fontaine was such a joy and full of wisdom! Here is just a quick sneak "listen" to what's in store on Episode 12 of Season 2 of the Uncharted Entrepreneurs. Grab your favorite beverage and pull up a seat - you'll want to take the time to hear this entire conversation with Carole - author of “SAIL Above the Clouds—How to Simplify your Life". I also highly recommend you grab the book off of Amazon today!!

Hear the entire conversation with Carole using the link below or find the Uncharted Entrepreneurs Podcast wherever you listen to your favorite shows!" - Sheri Miter

Unafraid to ‘rock the boat,’ this sailor-turned-author drops her truth bombs—like an anchor. Here’s your chance to live vicariously through one woman's journey of finding her voice, taking control of her health, and discovering her passions, strength and capacity for love and forgiveness.

Join Carole as she moves onto a boat, adapts to a new lifestyle, learns hard ‘beginner’ lessons, sails the breathtaking ocean, survives gale storms, and navigates life for 20 years in a meager 41 feet of living space with an unconventional husband and, of course, a dog.

S.A.I.L. Above the Clouds weaves big emotions, humorous impasses, and motivating results through topics such as overcoming major health concerns and chronic disease, tackling mental health, surviving the doldrums of a 30-year marriage, discovering life’s purpose, and learning when you’re the crab’s dinner, or receiving a naked spank from Mother Nature.

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How to SIMPLIFY Your Life is the first of a four-book series where each book represents a unique aspect from the author’s signature program S.A.I.L: Simplify, Align, Integrate, Let Go. Readers will benefit from tips and insights on how to simplify all aspects of their life while exploring different healing modalities, writing prompts, and exercises following each chapter.


It is packed with stories that will make readers laugh, cry, or cringe—all weaved into an interactive set of tools that invites you to dive deep into a journey of self-discovery and come out of it energized, enlightened, and inspired!

Raise your sails and set course on an exciting and purpose-driven adventure!

The goal is to get people unstuck, inspired, energized, connected with their bodies, pro-active towards healing their lives, engaged in reaching their goals, and realizing that they always have a choice.

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This is a four-book series where each book represents a unique aspect (and letter) from the author’s signature program S.A.I.L: Simplify, Align, Integrate, Let Go.  


Book 1: Simplify—stories and tips on simplifying home, diet, finances, career, goals, etc.


Book 2: Align—proves the importance of having all aspects of life align with the ultimate goal and vision.


Book 3: Integrate—shows how to use day to day life tools to support and manage success.


Book 4: Let Go—helps readers identify what hinders their success, to then allow the release of old habits, thoughts, and actions that no longer serve a positive purpose.


The books share a comprehensive list of subjects and explore different methods of healing modalities. Readers will benefit from insights, tips, writing prompts, and exercises that follow each chapter.


S.A.I.L. Above the Clouds is more than just stories; it is an invitation to journey into your heart and discover what inspires YOUR SOUL!

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5.0 out of 5 stars - Introspective Thought at Your Own Pace

"S.A.I.L Above the Clouds sails way beyond the literary category of “sailing” or “self-help”. The author opens your mind to YOUR life challenges and possibilities as she takes you on her journey in pursuing the same. The content and coaching direction of this book is not over generalized or “prescriptive”. An entertaining, authentic, relatable ride that provokes introspective thought at your own pace. Highly recommend. Quick read." -Jody. St. Andre

5.0 out of 5 stars - Great story, great book, a must read.

"I read this book in two days, couldn’t put it down. It is so well written and a great story. You will probably recognize yourself in some of the stories. It is a must read for every woman and probably most men. Written by a strong woman who takes life’s negatives turns them around and uses them to help others. Quite the life so far, Bravo."
- Danielle Boulay

5.0 out of 5 stars - Every part of this book resonates!

"Oh boy! What a book for our times! Everything in it resonates with me. I have been on a path of self-discovery and self-growth for the last 6 years. What a time of learning and healing! And this book works right into that: I was so eager to do (and did) all the exercises because I have already learned what a boon this work on self-awareness can be. Also, my dream (that I'm working on with all my heart) is to become a cruiser - to travel, explore, and adventure by sailboat. Carole's book encompasses everything important to me. Thank you, and I can't wait for the next one! <3 " - Susan Crowe

5.0 out of 5 stars - A work of inspiration and knowledge
"This book was a joy to read. A series of short stories that convey the author's struggles and triumphs and leaves you with the realization that anything in life is possible if you listen to your heart and use your wits. Also included at the end of each chapter are words of wisdom and advice with tools to guide you to reach a better place of contentment. I especially liked the chapter on getting rid of material things, a personal ongoing struggle. Highly recommend. MAB" -Wizard


5.0 out of 5 stars - Light-Hearted Seriousness

"Using stories and humor, Carole shares with us her journey of growth. And because so we can relate to so many of her experiences (yup - been there done that, or something similar) she helps us sail through our own journey. The self-inquiry questions and suggested exercises at the end of each chapter encourage us to simplify areas of our own lives. The book REALLY needs to be read twice. Once for the sheer joy, entertainment and a second time to apply all the nuggets of wisdom. Can't wait to see what the second book, 'Align', has in store for us.  - Jan T.


5.0 out of 5 stars - Great read for anyone who’s looking to be inspired!

"A great book, amazing content and fun to read! I love Carole’s inner light and enjoyed the personal stories. The lesson sessions have become a healing tool for me. I really appreciate her wisdom and insights as well as her guidance on positive actions, the tools and practical advice to improve and pursue the kind of change I’ve been working at to create a more enlightened life. I truly believe this book has a message for everyone.  Neusa Melo
“Keeping it simple: this book is easy and fun to read. That does not mean that the book is elemental, by any means. It simply means that you want to turn the page. You want to know what happens next - in the story, in the growth of the author, in the lessons offered. And if you make it so - in your own growth.

Some of you may want to buy this book because you are a sailor, even a liveaboard sailor, others because of the great information on candida and gut health, and still others for the life lessons, the spiritual growth it offers. No matter what draws you to the book, you will enjoy it - each page. And isn't that why we read.

Confession: I have not completed, or even read, the lessons section at the end of each chapter. And that's Ok. I am still gleaning loads of entertainment, inspiration and thought-provoking questions, from this author's amazing storytelling (true stories) and insight into her own growth.

I will go back and read each chapter again (yes, it's that good :-)) and complete the lessons, questions and actions. In fact, I gifted this book to a friend and we are going to do this together ... read a chapter, complete the activities offered on our own, and then come together to share and discuss.

This book has a place on my nightstand now. As the years go by, no doubt, the pages will become tattered, as I jump into this page, or that, rereading some of those lines and passages that resonate with me. There will be writing on the blank pages provided at the end, and writing throughout, in the margins. You know, one of those, well-loved books.

And to think there are three more in the series? I better get a bigger nightstand :-)." - Verified Amazon Customer


5.0 out of 5 stars - Humor, truth, and lessons, oh my!

"Relatable and inspirational—this book made me want to keep reading! I already want to reread it and take more time to do the exercises at the end of each chapter. What a life of adventure, trials and tribulations these folks went through. I especially appreciate her ability to find a positive lesson in it all. Oh, and the humor, honesty, and transparency were so refreshing. I found myself smiling a lot while reading...I loved it!" -Kris P.

5.0 out of 5 stars - Fantastic!

"This is a fantastic read. The book is very well written and keeps you engaged from beginning to end. Looking forward to her other books." - Amazon Reader

5.0 out of 5 stars - An absolutely great read, you will not want to stop reading it.

"I love this book it is funny at times heartwarming. It’s about life and how to make it better. I cannot wait for the next book to come out and read it, you will absolutely love reading this book." -Diane Simone

5.0 out of 5 stars - Messages of simplicity and inner growth. 

"This book seemed to come into my life at just the right time. The messages of simplicity and self-help exercises at the end of each delightfully addicting chapter, was just what I needed. As I venture into a new and unknown part of myself at 54. Thank you Carole for your honesty and openness into your private life. I laughed and cried openly. Looking forward to your next novella." -Kym P.


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