by Savannah Webb
from the Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries
by Cheryl Hollon
My name is Savannah Webb and I own Webb’s Glass Shop, a small storefront building on Central Avenue that has been in my family for generations. You’re receiving this notice because you’ve taken a class from either my late father or me. I’ve taken over the glass shop and will be judging the glass category for the world famous Spinnaker Art Festival.
It’s the premier cultural event on St. Petersburg’s outdoor calendar. Over 100,000 visitors from near and far come to and purchase quality art, enjoy the outdoor venue and listen to top name entertainment. The hard-working Spinnaker committee of volunteers produces this annual fine arts festival exhibiting artists competing for $64,000 in prize money. Here are some details about the Spinnaker Art Festival.
- 250+ Juried Fine Art & Craft Exhibitors
- Ceramics, Digital Art, Fibers, Glass, Graphics, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Oil/Acrylic, Photography, Sculpture, Watercolor and Wood
- $60,000 in Cash Awards, including $10,000 Best of Show and a Purchase Award program
- Ranked by Sunshine Artist Magazine among the “100 Best” Fine Art Events in the U.S.
- Live music entertainment
- Young at ARt Student Show & Awards
- Free admission
- Kids Create art activity tent
- Culinary Arts food court
I’d love it if you would come down and visit. I’m judging the glass category and would appreciate it if you could track me down and cheer me up. I’m extremely nervous about judging, but if I see a friendly face – I know that would help.
You can read more about Savannah’s next adventure in Shards of Murder, the second book in the Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery series, published by Kensington Books and available at your favorite bookstore or online after February 23, 2016.
About Shards of Murder:
When a glass-making competition turns deadly, glass shop owner Savannah Webb must search for a window into a criminal’s mind. . .
As the new proprietor of Webb’s Glass Shop, Savannah has been appointed to fill her late father’s shoes as a judge for the Spinnaker Arts Festival, held in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. With her innovative glass works, the clear winner is Megan Loyola, a student of Savannah’s former mentor.
But when Megan doesn’t show up to accept her $25,000 award, rumors start flying. And when Savannah discovers the woman’s dead body on festival grounds, the police immediately suspect her of murder. To keep from appearing before a judge herself, Savannah sorts through the broken pieces of glass scattered around the victim for clues as to who took this killer competition too far. . .
GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment with your email address, for the chance to win a signed copy of Shards of Murder. The winner will be chosen at midnight, February 25.
About the author:
Cheryl Hollon writes full time after she left an engineering career designing and building military flight simulators in amazing countries such as England, Wales, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and India. Fulfilling the dream of a lifetime, she combines her love of writing with a passion for creating glass art. In the small glass studio behind the house, Cheryl and her husband George design, create, and produce fused glass, stained glass and painted glass artworks.
You can visit Cheryl and her books at her website, on Facebook, or on Twitter.