Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Attend the Spinnaker Art Festival!

Visit downtown St. Petersburg, FL on a warm February weekend.

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.

FACTS

  • 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.

PLUS

  • 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.
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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.




40 comments:

  1. I cannot wait to read this! Thank you for the chance!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  2. I guess I will have to visit Webb's Glass Shop the next time I visit my sister in Florida! Sounds like a fun series, thank for the chance to win.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  3. Shards of Murder sounds like a fun mystery! Thank you for the giveaway.
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  4. Have fun judging! I'm sure that will be difficult to pick only one winner. I'm afraid I would upset someone. Good luck!!

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  5. I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy of Shards of Murder!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  6. This sounds like a good book.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  7. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Shards of Murder sounds intriguing. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. This cozy would be very enjoyable. Many thanks for this chance. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. Would very much like to see how Savannah gets out of this one. thanks for the heads up and for the chance to find out sooner.
    Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  11. I loved the first book and am looking forward to the second! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  12. Sounds like an outstanding event. You'll do fine, Savannah. I always love finding a new series. mlarkin at rmrgroup dot com

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  13. This sounds like an interesting new series for me. I wish we had an art fair like that near where I live. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  14. This is a new to me series. Will be checking out Pane and Suffering.

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  15. I am excited about this series. I did some stained glass projects when I was younger. I made a box and a window hang. It was fun, and I only cut myself a couple of times.
    kat8762@aol.com

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  16. I love series. I think Stained glass is really, really pretty. Can't wait to read.
    l.bergh@sbcglobal.net

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  17. Sounds fun! Thanks for the chance to win. Dnrocker@yahoo.com

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  18. Nothing like a dead body to spoil the day!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  19. Diane Rivera
    I love cozies. Good luck to all.
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  20. I look forward to reading the second one in this entertaining series. bobbipad@gmail.com

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  21. This sounds like a fascinating read. I know nothing about glass making but admire those who work with stained glass. Will definitely be adding to my TBR list.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. This sounds like a terrific book in a fascinating series. More books to add to my wish list!

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  23. Pane and Suffering exceeded my expectations, would love to read this!! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  24. I really enjoyed the first book in this new series and look forward to reading this new book.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  25. Sounds like things are going to get a little exciting for Savannah. Can't wait to read about it all. Thanks for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  26. This sounds like a fantastic read. utaker555@gmail.com

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  27. Thanks for the chance to win! This book sounds great!
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  28. Another great-sounding series! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  29. I wish I could attend the Festival.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  30. Great series, thank you for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  31. first of all I love your first book Pane and Suffering. Loved reading about the glass shop, just sad Savannah's father had to die in the first book.
    Thank you for the giveaway I am anxious to read the second book. Georgia
    queenvictoria50@aol.com

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  32. Sounds like a great new book! Thanks for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  33. I love cozies and stained glass, so this series speaks to me. Thanks for the chance to win! jan_healthandhealing@yahoo.com

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  34. I love to attend various festivals and peruse the many booths and their offerings. I am sure this book will be a fascinating read. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  35. I would love to win . kim7corn(AT)gmail(DOT)com Thanks!

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  36. I really enjoyed the first Webb's mystery and have been waiting to read this one! I bet Savannah will make a great judge! Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Looking forward to reading this ASAP cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  38. Sounds so good would love to win a print copy! ptclayton2@aol.com

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  39. The excerpt was an enlightenly experience. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  40. This looks really good. Love cozy mysteries.
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