Carol J. Bova adopted a new lifestyle as a writer in Mathews, Virginia in 2004 after thirty-five years in business and nonprofit administration in New York and California. She recently published her second “Chestnut Springs” novel, “Breaking the Eighth,” about embezzlement from a small town church.
After working on the steering committee that developed the Water Quality Implementation Plan for the Piankatank River and 15 Middle Peninsula creeks, she wrote “Drowning a County: When Urban Myths Destroy Rural Drainage” in 2014. This book stands as a landmark reference work on the impact of failed Virginia state road drainage maintenance on properties, waterways, and the Chesapeake Bay. Bova wrote “The Ditches of Mathews County” column in “Chesapeake Style” magazine from 2012 to 2020.
Her current genealogy projects include a biography in progress of a man in the U.S. Army from the Indian Wars through the division of the Signal Corps that created the newly-established Weather Bureau.
Bova was the president of the Chesapeake Bay Writers from 2014-2018 and 2020-2022.