Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Click here for the 2014 All Stars Writing Competition and read the winning entries

Follow baywriters on TwitterFollow CBW on:

Table of Contents

Select from top menu or click Item of interest below.

Renew Membership for 2015

Current Members only 

CBW's Bay Writers Newsletter 

Area Writing Events Calendar

Upcoming Member Book Signings & Appearances

What did I Miss ? - Photos from Last General Meeting

What's Next ?

Members on the Web

Book Store

Speakers Bureau 

CBW's Second Monday radio show with host Neal Steele

(Monthly: Interviews with local authors and VWC Members statewide)

Critique & Open Mic Groups
Member Book review option courtesy of Chesapeake Style Magazine
Membership: Application & List of Member Benefits
About Our Organization

Free Resources for Writers

General Meeting Archive: Guest Speakers


Call for Entries!



Chesapeake Style Magazine


CBW Poets, Click Here to check out the list of upcoming poetry events.



 Like Chesapeake Bay Writers

Member Showcase: November 2014


Gloria Savage-Early

Bay Sisters Contributor to  

Chesapeake Bay Christmas Volume III


Tune in to XTRA 99.1FM to hear the Authors interviewed by Neal Steele on CBW's Second Monday monthly broadcast, December 8th at about 8:05AM. If you missed the live broadcast, play the podcast:



About the Book and its Authors


Gloria J. Savage-Early is the Site Director for Old Dominion University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D.

The sixth of seven children born to Thomas and Beatrice Savage in North Carolina, she treasures her relationships with family and friends. She married her high school sweetheart, and they served together in the United States Air Force, where their son currently serves.

She is a member of the Association of University Administrators and Golden Key. International Honor Society. She serves on several boards and recently gave the graduation address at Ware Academy.

Four New Christmas Stories From The Bay Sisters: Narielle Living, J.M. Johansen, Julie Leverenz and Gloria Savage-Early

About The Bay Sisters

            The Bay Sisters, all members of the Chesapeake Bay Writers, are a group of writers who live near rivers connected to the Chesapeake Bay.   They write for High Tide Publications and together have written a third volume of Chesapeake Bay Christmas short stories. 

            The original group of Chesapeake Bay Sisters consisted of Narielle Living, JM Johansen, and Jackie Guidry.  They each wrote a short story in the original Chesapeake Bay Christmas, which was published in 2012.

            Jackie left the group when her husband was transferred out of Virginia.  Gloria Savage-Early and Julie Leverenz accepted wonderful opportunities to join the Bay Sisters.  They each joined Narielle and JM in contributing a short story to Chesapeake Bay Christmas, Volume II, published in 2013.

            JM was born in a small town in California and now lives in Deltaville, VA; Julie makes her home in Williamsburg, VA; Narielle spent her childhood in the small town of Watertown, Connecticut and resides in Yorktown, VA; and Gloria is from the small town of Roxobel, North Carolina in Bertie County and now lives in Hayes, VA in Gloucester County.

           Buy the Paperback at

For more information about the Bay Sisters, go to their websites:

JM Johansen:


Julie Leverenz:


Narielle Livinjg:


Gloria J. Savage-Early:

Get CBW's Latest Bay Writers News 

Copyright 2003-2014 Chesapeake Bay Writers - Website by 2CarrsCreative
Contact CBW Board