Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Recycling Class offered at Webb’s Glass Shop in St. Petersburg, FL #GIVEAWAY

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Character:        Savannah Webb
Series:             Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries
Author:            Cheryl Hollon

Hi there, I’m Savannah Webb, owner of Webb’s Glass Shop on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Florida. I’m so exited about our new class that begins at the start of summer, I can't stop talking about it. This time of year is typically a very slow season here in the Grand Central District. It’s slow because most of our students return up north until the snow begins to fly. I'm hoping that a brand new class will interest the locals.

The exciting news is that my good friend and store manager, Amanda Blake, will be teaching her first ever class. I know she’s capable, but the first time is always a nerve-wracking experience. I know she’ll be fine – absolutely fine.

The six student vacancies filled up quickly and it appears that we will enjoy the lively company of the Rosenberg twins, Rachel and Faith. They are a fixture for Webb’s Glass Shop classes. I can’t remember exactly when they started to attend classes, but it’s been a long, long time. They must be nearing eighty-years-old by now. You certainly can’t tell – they are sharp as tacks and have been staunch supporters of the small businesses in our local community.

Its being reported in the media that some real evidence has been found confirming that a treasure site has been uncovered in the Intercoastal Waterway near the beach community of Treasure Island. That would be an exciting find. It could confirm the myth that Gaspar the Pirate had indeed used the inland waterways for burying his plunder taken from ships making their way through the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. I’ve heard that both coins and bottles have been found.

I must go now. Amanda needs to get ready for the new class. She needs to create a teaching plan for each day of the workshop and put that information in a notebook. I'm also going to help her gather some examples of the projects that will be created and make sure that all the materials are copied and compiled into handouts ready for the students. A lot to do, but we hope the students will enjoy taking bottles that would end up in the trash and creating beautiful cheese trays, garden decorations and hand crafted gifts. I think you would it enjoy it, too.

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You can read more about Savannah in Cracked to Death, the third book in the Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries, published by Kensington Books. Available at your favorite book vendor on June 28, 2016.

About Cracked to Death:

When a treasure hunt leads to deadly plunder, it’s up to glass shop owner Savannah Webb and her trusty investigative posse to map out the true motives of a killer . . .

It's the dog days of summer in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Webb's Glass Shop proprietor Savannah Webb has an eco-friendly plan to help locals escape the heat--a recyclable bottle-crafting workshop taught by reticent store manager Amanda Blake. Turns out, the class is a bigger smash than expected, thanks in part to a pair of staggeringly old bottles brought in by snorkeler Martin Lane . . .

Linked to a storied pirate shipwreck, the relics definitely pique Savannah's interest. But intrigue turns to shock when Martin's lifeless body washes ashore the next morning, another glass artifact tucked in his dive bag. With cell phone records connecting Amanda to the drowning, Savannah must voyage through uncharted territory to exonerate her colleague and capture the twisted criminal behind Martin's death . . .





Yay! There's a GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by midnight on May 27 for the chance to win a recycled beer bottle turned into a cheese tray created by Cheryl and her husband George. It's reasonably small -- actually it is exactly the size of a beer bottle. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be notified within 48 hours after giveaway closes and you will have three days to respond after being contacted or another winner will be selected.




Meet 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, Facebook or Twitter

30 comments:

  1. Sounds intriguing. So does the glass tray. I love repurposing.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. I love repurposed bottles! This is a great idea! It would make a great spoon rest also!

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  3. Wouldn't be fun to really attend a class lead by Amanda!! Love the idea of using recycled glass. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Sounds like a fun story. And fascinating craft. My daughter loves to reuse unique items and this giveaway would be perfect. Thanks for the chance.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  5. This series is on my TBR list. It sounds so fun!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  6. This series sounds really good. I can't want to read it. utaker555@gmail.com

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  7. Thanks for this delightful giveaway which is useful and unique. This series sounds captivating. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Wonderful series which interests me greatly. The creative craft is ideal and special. Thanks for this feature. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. Sounds so interesting! Looking forward to reading it either as a winner or a purchaser! Thanks for the chance!

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  10. I love the glass beer bottle cheese tray and would also love to read Cracked to Death! Thanks so much for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  11. I really enjoy reading this series.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  12. I've always wanted to make something beautiful from stained glass. I love the series and enjoy the students in the classes and of course the mystery !

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  13. I've always wanted to make something beautiful from stained glass. I love the series and enjoy the students in the classes and of course the mystery !

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  14. The book sounds so good, I want to read it now!

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  15. Neat post. There was a gal on the news a few years ago who repurposes everything. So never used the local garbage service. They wanted her to pay them anyway because she lived in their area. So they sued her. Her ideas were great. Would love to see how Savannah gets Amanda out of this one. So it's no my TBR. And the cheese tray sounds like a really neat idea. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  16. Thank you Cheryl & Savannah for the intro to your newest book! I need to play catch up...I'm a bit behind on your series :0(. Thank you for a chance to win the unique, re-purposed tray! sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  17. I've never tried glass crafts, but have always admired the end results.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  18. I can't wait to read your new book. I would really like to have a recycled beer bottle cheese tray. I can't even imagine working with glass. Great giveaway, thanks.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I can't wait to read your new book. I would really like to have a recycled beer bottle cheese tray. I can't even imagine working with glass. Great giveaway, thanks.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I love glass working and recycling items are also a great idea. I'd love to have this book and see how glass working is worked into the mystery. Thanks for the giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  21. I like this series and I'd love to win this work of art! Thanks for offering it!!

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  22. Sounds like a fun class to take. I have to look for this series.
    susierobertsmom at Hotmail dot com

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  23. I don't drink but I do eat lots of cheese! (If I win I wouldn't be able to claim the prize until Tuesday because the library is closed for Memorial Day and that's my only Internet access.)
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Love that cheese tray. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    Sharon irish9795@hotmail.com

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  25. Thank you for the chance to win. I can't wait to start your series. This would be my first.
    karolyn.yoakum@gmail.com

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  26. It amazes me what one can do with recycling. jmhinton@psci.net

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  27. I'm looking forward to reading it.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  28. I love cheese, I love beer and am enjoying your series! Kim kimlb@cox.net

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