Friday, February 24, 2017

Fun at the Sunshine Glass Festival



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 had a great time last weekend walking the Glass Trail Artwalk.

This is the first time that I've hosted one of the stops and I'm a bit overwhelmed by the number of glass venues that our community supports.  Below is the list of participating businesses. It's clear that glass is a hot item.

If you get a chance to visit, consider the list below:


Art Glass Afternoon - Hot Glass, Cool Conversations,
DMG Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts, www.mfastpete.org

Participating Galleries and Studios*
Chihuly Collection, 720 Central Ave.,www.moreanartscenter.org/chihuly

Craftsman House Gallery, 2955 Central Ave. N., www.craftsmanhousegallery.com

Duncan McClellan Gallery, 2342 Emerson Ave. S., www.dmglass.com

Florida Craft Art, 501 Central Ave., www.floridacraftart.org

Fourward Glass Gallery, 611 Central Ave., www.fourwardglass.com

Grand Central Stained Glass, 2401 Central Ave., www.grandcentralstainedglass.com

The Morean Arts Center Hotshop, 714 1st Ave N., www.moreanartscenter.org/hot-shop

Zen Glass Gallery, 600 27th Street S., www.zenglass.com



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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 February 25 for the chance to win a signed copy of Cracked to Death. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be notified within 48 hours after giveaway closes.



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

37 comments:

  1. A mystery set in Florida is just what I need while I wait for the snow to melt. Loved the glass art links! amysue511(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Amy. Good Luck!

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  2. We love St. Petersburg. We have a condo across from John's Pass and visit a lot!

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    1. We have a timeshare on Reddington Beach. Lovely to spend time out there.

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  3. Hi. I look forward to a new series. And a new blog! jamescudney4(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

    Nice to meet you.

    James Cudney

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    1. Nice to meet you as well, James. Good Luck in the drawing!

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  4. A new series for me to read! Thank you for the giveaway!
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  5. There are a lot of great places to visit here & I like that they offer classes.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Want to read this series. Thank you for the chance.
    lady(dot)janel(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. This sounds like a good read.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  8. What a fun cozy!
    Ristretto(at)charter(dot)net

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  9. Florida sounds great about now...and the book sounds like a great mystery. Thanks for the review. Please enter me.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  10. I own the first two books in the series (gifted to me by a friend) and I'd love to win Cracked to Death and add it to my collection.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. This sounds like a good story. I just love a good mystery! nineteen19(at)Blackfoot (dot) net

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  12. This is so interesting. The book would be wonderful. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I love this series! bobwiesmann(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. this looks like a great series. I would love the chance to win a book and dive in! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Sounds like fun! Thanks for the opportunity! tonyandpam@priborsky.net

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  16. Cracked to Death--sounds just like Florida!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  17. I'd to travel to Florida via reading and escape the cold winter. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Good Morning, Sue! The helpful RANDON.ORG application has selected to be the winner of the giveaway! Congratulations!

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  18. cracked to Death sounds captivating and special. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. Love the Glass Shop mysteries!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  20. would love to visit when I go to Florida next..thanks for chance
    greeneyes2755(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. Cracked to Death looks like an amazing read, Thanks for this generous giveaway. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  22. I would love to visit St Petersburg. Thanks for the chance. Zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  23. Sounds like fun, thanks for the chance to win.
    babemomara (at)att(dot)net

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  24. Thanks for the chance to win the newest in this great series. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. was introduced to your books when on vacation in Treasure Island near Tampa - can't wait to read this one. cheers at MarjimManor dot com

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  26. I've always admired the art of stained glass. Beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win in the give-a-way.
    sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  27. A long time ago I took classes to make stained glass ornaments and it is a very time consuming, precise project but if done correctly, is beautiful. Wish there were some stops in my area! Love your books. Thank you, j[dot]marshall730[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  28. Stained glass is one of my favorite items to use in my home. I have always wanted to learn to do this craft but unfortunately haven't been able to do so yet. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. My fingers are crossed I might be lucky and win. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. This sounds like a series I would like to start, would love to win! barbie17 (at) gmail (dot)

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  30. I've never attempted anything like this. I am not very crafty. I would love to read about it though.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  31. Treasure hunt? Sign me up! Um, but I'd prefer not to BE the body or FIND the body. =) This is going to be a fun read! konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Sounds like a great series. kareninva03(at)yahoo(dot)com

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