Friday, June 24, 2016

Grand Opening for Web's Studio in St. Petersburg, Florida

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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 to announce the Grand Opening Event for my new business, Webb's Studio located in the Warehouse District of St. Petersburg, Florida.

The need for intermediate and advanced students to continue to explore their craft has created a market for work space in a communal support environment. This means a custom studio with 24/7 access, discounted supplies, and available expertise for technical questions. I found the perfect building.

It's not very far from our town's main drag, Central Avenue, and I'm working on incorporating Webb's Studio as a stop on the highly popular Second Saturday Art Walk. We have enough open space to display each artist's work.

My goal is to keep the rental charges low enough for hobbyists to afford having a room of the own and to keep the contracts simple and month-to-month. The extra space will also be used for my restoration and special commission projects. We'll finally have enough room for very large stained glass panels.

Come to the Grand Opening. You will be inspired to realize your artistic dreams.



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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 June 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

25 comments:

  1. What a neat prize! I would love to visit the grand opening.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. I love this series! The cover art for Cracked to Death is awesome.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  3. I love this series and the prize sounds so awesome and unique I love it.
    frauenb@aol.com

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  4. Love the series and repurposing. My favorite planter is a cut up wine bottle. bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  5. Savannah I can't wait to attend your grand opening. I just know it will be a day I will never forget! utaker555@gmail.com

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  6. I've always been fascinated by glass art, and have the first book in the series in my TBR pile. Savannah's shop sounds wonderful! I love the beer bottle cheese tray - so cool! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  7. This is neat and looks like another good installment to this series. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  8. I thought i made a comment but it must of gone this series looks so good. I would love to read this one and love the cover. ptclayton2@aol.com

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  9. You are so creative and talented. Wonderful series and artistic giveaway. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmsil(dot)com

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  10. This book sounds great and I love the prize. Thanks for the chance.
    moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  11. Glass art is unique and this one is very special as is the series. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Looking forward to reading "Cracked to Death". Really like the recycled beer bottle cheese plate. Book sounds like a great read.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Looking forward to reading "Cracked to Death". Really like the recycled beer bottle cheese plate. Book sounds like a great read.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Such a fantastic spoon rest!

    llcejka at gmail dot com

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  15. Such a fantastic spoon rest!

    llcejka at gmail dot com

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  16. Can't wait for the new book and would love to win the recycled bottle cheese plate.. Thanks for the chance to win! salvatoresmom71@yahoo.com

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  17. Great cover! Thanks nelson_ee at yahoo.com

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  18. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!!! jillian.lauder@yahoo.com

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  19. Looking forward to this new book! I have enjoyed learning so much about glass projects. Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Thanks for the chance to win this one of a kind prize. Love the series. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  21. Thank you for including Cheryl Hollon's book on your blog and also or the unique giveaway. I enjoy all types of glass crafts whether it is stained glass or glass blowing. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  22. Would love to win! love the series and the location it is set in! Kim kimlb@cox.net

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  23. Hi Cheryl: I have loved this series for a few reasons. I myself paint on glass, not as much anymore, but I still do my paintings on wine bottles as gifts and everyone seems to love them. Secondly, my youngest sister has lived in St. Pete for 40 years now so when I knew your series was based there, I just had to read it. Then, my sister is law works at a glass shop doing mostly stained glass art also in the St. Pete area. So, I just felt the connection with you, your business and your cozies. Your books are truly intertwined with my life and perhaps that is why they are very special reading for me. The beer bottle tray would be fabulous. Actually, I just bought a wine bottle made into a tray or for a spoon rest from a women in NC to use as a housewarming gift and it is great. Wish I had a kiln to do some of my many saved bottles as I really think they are wonderful, and I surely would love one for myself.

    Thank you for the reading entertainment and for the giveaway. Keep up the great work in all of your endeavors.
    Cynthia Blain ceblain(AT)tmlponline(DOT)net

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  24. Hanging my head in shame here Cheryl...I have yet to start reading your much talked about & highly rated series. I love what you & your hub has done with the beer bottle...very nice recycling!
    Sandy Todd sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  25. And the winner is ..... Dianne Casey! I'll be sending your beer bottle and Cracked to Death this week. Congratulations!

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