Monday, October 24, 2016

Chihuly Collection Reopens 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 excited that the Chihuly Collection has completed their move to a location that is seven blocks closer to my shop.

The public is invited to join the celebration at the Chihuly Collection's new location at 720 Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete. The festivities will kick-off with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the front of the building with the doors opening to the collection immediately after. Additionally, all are invited to join the fun at the neighborhood Block Party happening between the new building and the Morean Arts Center on the 700 Block of Central Avenue.

I'm planning to let the hoopla die down before I visit the new space next week. I'm anxious to see how those magnificent pieces are displayed in their new home. When you get a chance, come to St. Petersburg to see the new Chihuly Collection.


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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.

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 . . .

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Yay! There's a GIVEAWAY! Leave a comment and your email address in the form of name(AT)server(DOT)com to avoid the SPAM bots. Do this by midnight on October 26 for the chance to win a signed Cracked to Death along with 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. The illustration on the right is one example -- we use all sorts of brands. Include your name and email in the comments. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian 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.

Visit Cheryl and her books at her WebsiteFacebook or Twitter

34 comments:

  1. This is a new to me series but sounds fun and interesting. Can't wait to read. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  2. I love glass and was impressed when I visited Venice.
    Debby
    debby236 at gmail dot om

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  3. That would be worth the visit! I have enjoyed some of his work in Madison, at the Kohl Center. I learned he got his master's degree in sculpture there. It's beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Thanks for the chance! This is a new series for me.
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  5. New author for me. Would love to read this. brichardson0056(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Love this series and what a great way to recycle. Jamie
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  7. Wonderful series and beautiful feature and giveaway. Very creative and unique. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. A captivating series which I would enjoy. The artistic talent is very special and I love the glass tray which is a real treasure. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. I love the whole idea stained glass. Wish I had time and place to try it.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  10. What a great idea!! I am in need of a creative mind right now...trying to make this house our own has been a nightmare. I just can't see the full potential, or so I'm told.=)
    Thank you for the generous giveaway. konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. this is a new series for me..it sounds awesome....thank you for the wonderful and generous giveaway. mommatoodle(at)msn(dot)com

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  12. Would love to visit Webb's Glass Shop. I've been to St Petersburg, but somehow missed the store. :) Thanks for the chance. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. How cool to have your dream job after having such a nifty engineering career. One day I hope to do the same after I retire retire. Retired Air Force, retire (one day) satellite systems engineer.
    I look forward to trying your new-to-me series. What a cool premise.
    vwinship at aol dot com

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  14. What a unique giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. Your series are all interesting and
    hold the reader's interest. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  15. I love this series! I recycle, too, but not in the wonderful unique way that you do!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  16. Loved the book & love Chihuly. He is great!
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  17. I love Dale Chihuly and his works. One of my favorites is the ceiling at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas and also an installation he had at the Dallas Arboretum. Glass working has always fascinated me, and I like the idea of the repurposed beer bottle! Please sign me up! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  18. Chihuly's work is amazing to experience.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  19. Enjoyable series. Bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  20. I love reading books! This book looks amazing and fun to read! Thank you for the giveaway. Piogkm19 (At) AOL (Dot) com.

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  21. Do you know the art gallery/store in Stockbridge (yes, down the street from Alice's Restaurant) that has (or had) a number of Chihuly sculpture? I visited there once and was terrified of tripping and knocking them down, but they were breathtaking up close.

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  22. I have yet to read the debut in this series! I have some catching up to do! Thanks for the chance to win Cracked to Death. sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  23. I love love love this series.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  24. I love this series, thanks for the giveaway. Georgia
    queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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  25. Thank you for having such a nice giveaway and a chance to win! It really looks like a good book.

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  26. Loved the first book in this series & can't wait to read more. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Thanks for a chance to read this book I have had it on a tbb list for a long time...it sounds fun and I love to see glass works of art so please enter me.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  28. I am excited to discover a new series and I am intrigued by this clever use of bottles in recycling.
    Thank you for sharing!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Thanks for the chance to read this book in print and review on a few sites! Happy Halloween...ptclayton2@aol.com

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  30. Can't wait to read this book!
    jawdance@yahoo.com

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  31. I was happy to be able to see the Chihuly display in the Phoenix Botanical Gardens a couple of years ago. I love the colorful lighted displays! I would like to go to Seattle sometime to see his work there. Thanks for the chance to win your book!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  32. My son brews beer. I bet he'd get a kick out of a Stone cheese tray. Your book sounds like fun.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  33. This is such a cool series. I've learned so much! bobwiesmann(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  34. love this series and love unique glass pieces. Thank you for the chance to win!! johnnabooks AT hotmail DOT com

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