Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inside the Actor's Studio questions and there's a #BookGiveaway

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. One of my friends has been featured in the local neighborhood newspaper. The interview was great fun and they thought it would be interesting for me to answer the questions as well.

Here goes...

1. What is your favorite word? Joy

2. What is your least favorite word? No

3. What turns you on? World class art of any kind. The written word, live performances, sculpture and most of all, exquisite blown glass.

4. What turns you off? Arrogance, impatience and/or inattention. We're all here for such a short time.

5. What sound or noise do you love? An a cappella choir in perfect harmony

6. What sound or noise do you hate? Broken glass

7. What is your favorite curse word? On rare occasions, I've been know to curse like a sailor -- that's all I'll say.

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? A portrait artist

9. What profession would you not like to do? I would be the world's worst accountant.

10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? Hello, Savannah! Come on in.



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Etched in Tears releases on November 28, 2017 and is available for pre-order everywhere. Meanwhile, 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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There's a #BOOKGIVEAWAY to Celebrate Summer here at Killer Characters! 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 June 25 for the chance to win a signed copy of your choice of Pane and Suffering, Shards of Murder, or 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

89 comments:

  1. AWESOME Thanks so much for this chance. These books sound great and I'd love to read them. I added all 4 to my Wish List on Amazon also. :) iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. This is a terrific series!! Cracked to Death is my choice should I be lucky enough to win.

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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    1. Thanks for trying the first books in the series. Good luck to you!

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  3. Wow...thank you for the selection of the winner's book...love the subject matter.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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    1. Can you tell that I love the subject matter as well? Good luck to you!

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  4. Thanks for the chance to win one of these fun mysteries.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  5. Looking forward to reading any of these books. Have an enjoyable summer. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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    1. It's full on summer here in St. Petersburg -- in the 80s before 8 o'clock! Good luck to you!

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  6. Love those rapid fire Q&A's! I am already a fan of this fine series, thanks for the chance to win a signed copy!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It was a surprisingly hard set of questions. Try it! Good luck to you!

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  7. Enjoyed the interview and the book sounds great. brichardson0056(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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    1. Interviewing Savannah was fun. Gook luck to you!

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  8. This book looks interesting. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. We visited the Corning Museum of Glass last week to see the Tiffany exhibit. It was great.. I'd like Cracked to Death, please. Thanks for the chance to win!!
    salvatoresmom71(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I haven't been to Corning yet, but we have a Chihuly museum here in St. Petersburg. I go there frequently. Gook luck to you!

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  10. This book sounds great. I love stained glass and anything made from glass. Thankyou for the opportunity! minishoes (at)msn(dot)com

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    1. I love all types of glass as well. Gook luck to you!

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  11. Wonderful book. Love glass creations. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. Sounds like a good book thanks for the chance. Loved the questions.Candykennedy45@gmail.com

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    1. I enjoyed tormenting Savannah with the questions. Fun! Gook luck to you!

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  13. Thanks for the interesting interview. Thank you as well for the chance to win. robbfan141729(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. The interview was fun. I may have to tackle the same questions to some of the other characters. Gook luck to you!

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  14. The books look captivating and special. I enjoy this series and glass is beautiful. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I absolutely love writing about glass -- with a mystery, too. Gook luck to you!

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  15. I would love to win this book. Thanks for a chance to win! kristilewis dot lrc at gmail dot com

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  16. Love this series.
    Was disappointed that I can't read
    it until November.
    thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I'm having a tough time waiting as well. Good luck!

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  17. Savannah Webb sounds like a fun character and I love the different titles in this series. I haven't had a chance to read them but I hope to change that. Thanks for this giveaway!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for entering this giveaway. Good luck!

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  18. Thanks for the chance! Shards of Glass
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Thanks for entering this giveaway. Good luck!

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  19. These sound fantastic!! Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway opportunity!! tarafarah7(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  20. The interview questions are fun.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. It was fun to interview Savannah. I might try Edward next. Good luck!

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  21. Recently attended a glass blowing demonstration - it was amazing.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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    1. The technical aspects are daunting. Good luck!

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  22. Fun interview :) djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Enjoyed the interview, lol.
    Can't wait to read this next book.
    agavigan@cox.net

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    1. Everyone seems to have enjoyed the interview. Good luck!

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  24. Fun interview. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of one of your books.
    elainehroberson(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks, I enjoyed putting Savannah on the spot. Good luck!

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  25. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    cecilialyoung(@)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I love that Inside the Actor's Studio questionnaire and I loved Savannah's answers! I would love to win a copy. aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. So glad you liked Savannah's answers. It was use ful exercise. Good luck!

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  27. Cool answers! Can't wait to read this book! Thank you donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, it was a lot of fun! Good luck!

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  28. I'd like to visit Webb’s Glass Shop. I bet there are a lot of cool items for sale there.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Come down to St Petersburg. This series is based on a real shop. Good luck!

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  29. Looks like a great book! mcastor07 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  30. Great interview! My choice would be to start with the first one, Pane and Suffering. monstercreed1@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, it was great fun. Good luck!

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  31. Welcome Savannah & Cheryl! I'd feel so blessed if I were to win Pane and Suffering. Thanks for a chance to win! sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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    1. Thanks for the warm welcome. Good luck!

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  32. Cheryl is a new author to me and it was nice to meet her and Savannah. Thank you for the chance to win. Sharon catwoman-1(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. You're welcome. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  33. Glad to see that there is another book in the series coming out this year. I've enjoyed the book that I've read in the series and look forward to more.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. So happy to hear that. New contract means that there will be at least three more in the series. Good luck!

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  34. Glad to see that there is another book in the series coming out this year. I've enjoyed the book that I've read in the series and look forward to more.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. That's awesome and I never get tired of hearing that one of my books brought enjoyment. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  35. Great cover and title! I haven't read any fo the books in this series, but I have wanted to for a while. Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Kensington Books is my publisher and they are fantastic with covers, but this one may be the best one yet. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  36. Sounds interesting. New to me author.

    Pugpower63@gmail.com

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  37. This series sounds like so much fun! I love glass of all kinds and one of the highlights of my honeymoon was visiting the Corning Glass Museum. Thanks for the chance to win one of your books Cheryl. I'd take the first in the series if I was lucky enough to win.

    suemngirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Lucky you. I haven't been to Corning, yet. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  38. a fun looking series, that i haven't read yet,
    i 'd love to start with "Pane and Suffering"
    thanks!
    dkmouser(AT)Aol(DOT)com

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    1. I have a ton of fun writing the series. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  39. Sounds like a great series of books. Thanks for the chance to win! Cathi_7(at)yahoo(dot) com

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    1. It's a lot of fun to write. Good luck in the giveaway.

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  40. Thanks for the opportunity. I've enjoyed this series since I discovered it when on vacation in Treasure Island. cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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    1. We love the beach at Treasure Island -- simply don't get out there often enough. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  41. This is a fun series---I'd love to win.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. So happy you're enjoying the series. Psst! I am, too. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  42. I love the interview...short and sweet! I love this series with the glass shop playing in the background.
    kat8762@aol.com

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    1. The interview was great fun. I'm considering how Edward or Amanda might answer. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  43. I like this series and would love to win one of the books! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. So nice to hear you're enjoying the Webb's Glass Shop books. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  44. I love the idea of writing around art and the cut glass series. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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    1. It's a fun series for me to write. Research involved eating out in the great restaurants around town. How great is that? Good luck in the giveaway!

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