Skip Crayton


Skip Crayton is a lifelong resident of New Bern, a small town located on the Neuse River  -- the widest river in America -- in coastal North Carolina. An avid sailor, his love for the river is exceeded only by his passion for writing.

Upon graduating from New Bern High School, Skip entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. After graduating from college, he headed off for a short tour of duty in the United States Navy, where he learned to fly. With his military obligation complete, Skip joined his father in the family construction and land development business.

He started writing seriously in 1991. Over the last seventeen years, Skip has written one journal, two novels, and two short stories.

In 1998, he was asked to write a column for the Trent Woods Times, a monthly published in his community. The success of that column led to a contract with his local newspaper, the Sun Journal, a daily with a circulation of more than thirty thousand.

In 2005 those columns were compiled into Skip's first book, the very successful Remember When, now in its third printing.

Skip is married to the love of his life, Carol, and they have one son, Sam.