The National League of 
     American Pen Women
          southwest Florida branch




 National League of American Pen Women SW Florida Branch

 Local Contact: Lorraine Walker Williams, President @

 National Headquarters
    Pen Arts Building
    1300 17th St NW
    Washington, DC 20036-1973 

SWFL Pen Women Bios

Barbara Albin is an award winning watercolor and acrylic artist from Chicago who now resides in Punta Gorda, FL. She has been painting, teaching, and exhibiting her work for over 40 years. Her style ranges from impressions of nature to abstractions. She is represented by Sea Grape Gallery, Punta Gorda and WildChild Gallery, Matlache, Florida.

Gay Cable of Pine Island, Florida and Akron, Ohio is a jewelry designer and owner of Gay Cable Jewelry. Gay's unique necklaces, bracelets and earrings are sold in many upscale galleries and gift shops in Florida and Ohio. Gay uses fine gemstones and sterling silver in her beautiful jewelry.

Honey Costa: My spirited watercolors and collages are reflections of my personal interests in life. I live in a world of color through the inspirational ambiance and beauty of our tropical vistas. It is my joy to capture these colors and create pleasure for my viewer.  I continue to challenge myself with new techniques and subject matter. ART is my raisond’etre.

Sharyn Dahn, a contemporary artist living in Florida and Massachusetts. I’ve developed a style reflecting my love of color and abstract design. My formal training was at Florida State University and workshops with nationally known artists. My paintings are acrylic and mixed media. I work in layers of these materials until I achieve the color and feeling of the setting.

Joyce (jd) Daniels, an internationally acclaimed author, topped a bestseller list in 2014.  Her books Say Yes, The Old Wolf Lady, Through Pelican Eyes and Minute of Darkness are available at Amazon. She holds a Doctor of Arts degree and is co-founder and an editor for
Prairie Wolf Press Review

Cheryl Fausel is a prize winning international artist who resides in Switzerland and Florida. She has Signature status in NWS, SW, FWS, and TaWS. She is published in “A Walk Into Abstracts,” by Sue St. John, and will be in Splash 17. She conducts workshops and classes in her studio.

Shirley Hales
, Watercolor Artist, Founder of Harbour View Gallery; conceived “Paint the Cape” plein air competition/exhibition; nominated for 2010 Angels of the Arts, Arts Organization Leader Award; one of seven selected for 2013 Alliance for the Arts Annual Art Studio Tour. Illustrator for a world-wide PR firm with work in private collections around the world.       

Joan Furia Klutch is a painter and native New Yorker who lives on Sanibel Island Florida. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from Long Island University, Southampton N. Y. Magna Cum Laude.  She is a member of the American Watercolor Society and has won many awards in the field of art.

Kathy Kuser:  As a graphic designer, I create 2D/3D digital surrealism. Through a mystical and fantasy driven vision, a story emerges from my canvas. My artwork can include 70 to 700 digital layers, utilizing stark details with transitional blending.

I am also magazine publisher of the Lee County Family News.

Jan Palmer: Psychotherapist in professional practice and photographer in private life. As a therapist I listened, observed behavior, and felt emotions in sessions with patients. As a photographer I observed light, captured form in my images. The listening, the seeing, and the feeling join the light, the form, and the passion creating beautiful photographs.

Andrea Musgrove Perisho is a professional genealogist using genetic genealogy and traditional research techniques. Andrea serves as registrar of the Lawrence Kearny Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chapter assisting prospective members in their lineage research and is a member of the Lee County Genealogical Society and it’s Writers Group. - a genealogy blog.

Marsha J. Perlman writes poetry and non-fiction prose. Spirit Life, her environmental poetry book won first place prize from NLAPW. Taste Life Twice, her current prose book is a memoir. Her writing appears in numerous anthologies, magazines and journals.  Marsha received a Fulbright to Great Britain, and was an invited Foreign Expert to China. She lives in Colorado and Florida.
Amazon Author Page/Marsha J. Perlman

Independent scholar and author Martha Lou Perritti began her writing career when most people start thinking about slowing down. She was 50 years old when she ventured into writing and book publishing.  See more at

Barbara Taylor Sanders, B.A. is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction published books found on
Amazon Author Page/Barbara Taylor Sanders.  She’s shared the speaking platform with Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Dr. Billy Graham, and Elizabeth Dole. Businessman husband, Daryl Sanders played for the NFL. They currently reside in Cape Coral, Florida.

Beverly Spana:
Funktional Art began in 1997 with my first experience in glass painting which directed me to furniture painting, floor cloth painting, and glass fusing. Originally from Massillon, Ohio, I moved to Nokomis, Florida in 1966 at a young age with my family.
Inspiration: Loving what I do. 

Mary Kaye Stevens, author. Dissecting the past and preserving local history is Mary Kaye’s passion. Her first three books---Pine Island, Lee County Islands, and Fort Myers Beach--- reflect her love for island life. She also enjoys her pre-retirement career in education, through writing the curriculum and instructing an on-line course:  Writing for Non-fiction PublicationAmazon Author Page/Mary Kaye Stevens

Louise Wigglesworth, Playwright. Productions: Coercion, Playwrights Round Table, Seasonal Migrations, Final Stage, and her adaptation of Albert Camus’ La Peste, The Laboratory Theater of Florida. Second Movement, Anywhere From Here, Penumbra, and Real Art winners of Naples Players Competitions. Member of The Dramatists Guild and Theatre Conspiracy Playwrights.

Lorraine Walker Williams: Author of Split Poems, Fire in the Grass, Paradise Found and Near Water Lorraine was nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice. Creator of ArtPoems and named Literary Artist of the Year, she writes “Poetry Place” for and teaches at BIG ARTS, Sanibel. Her award winning poems appear in numerous journals and anthologies.

 Sara Williams novels include The Don Juan Con, The Serenoa Scandal, One Big Itch, and Millie McCall's Full Moon Poker Night. She's been optioned in Hollywood, reviewed books for, done radio and TV gigs and guest appearances at Bouchercon, Sleuth Fest, and the Miami Book Fair International. E-mail: