Cynthia Williams Publishes ME AND THE SKY

It won’t be in bookstores until September, but the pre-release reviews are coming in and so far, they are thumbs up! Me and the Sky (Knopf) is the children’s picture book story of Beverly Bass, the first female captain for American Airlines. It is based upon the biography that Cynthia wrote for Tropicalia, the Sunday magazine section of the Fort Myers News-Press. Get the full story here, and the Kirkus review of Me and the Sky here. Booklist and Horn Books have also given the book gold stars!

Available on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble.

The Pilgrimage

L-R: Sara, Gay & Carol

Some of the Pen Women of Southwest Florida made a pilgrimage on Valentine’s Day to the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. The museum houses the largest collection of this surreal surrealist’s art outside Europe.

Afterwards, the group enjoyed lunch at the French, Cassis American Bistro.

L-R: Sara Williams, Tony Fenner, Honey Costa, Heidi Fausel, Cheryl Fausel, Carol Cox, Gay Cable

A special guest on this occasion was artist Cheryl Fausel’s daughter, Heidi, visiting her mother from her home in Aix-en-Provence, France, home to the great French post-impressionist, Paul Cézanne.

A lovely and inspired Valentine’s Day occasion, doing what artists love second best—viewing the artwork of mankind’s greatest artists.