Thursday, August 24, 2017

Inside the Actor's Studio questions PLUS a #BookGiveaway

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

Hi there, I’m Amanda Blake. I work at  Webb's Glass Shop. My boss and bestie, Savannah Webb, challenged me to answer the questions that appear at the end of THE ACTOR'S STUDIO TV program. I adore that show. This caused me to do a little soul searching, but I loved the challenge. 

Here goes...

1. What is your favorite word? Yes

2. What is your least favorite word? No

3. What turns you on? Working with the wonderful students that come to our glass classes.

4. What turns you off? Prejudice of any kind against anyone.

5. What sound or noise do you love? Birdsong in the early morning.

6. What sound or noise do you hate? Breaking glass at the shop -- always bad.

7. What is your favorite curse word? I don't curse.

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? A plus sized model.

9. What profession would you not like to do? A factory worker.

10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? Hello, Amanda! We've been looking forward to your company.


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 Etched in Tears

When a famous glass artist is murdered at his own exhibit, deadly secrets are put on display, and it's up to glass shop owner Savannah Webb to see through a killer's cover.

Celebrated glass artist Dennis Lansing is returning to St. Petersburg, Florida, for an exhibit at the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum. His unique style of embedding document images in his art is at the vanguard of contemporary glasswork. But as Savannah's first boyfriend and a former apprentice to her father, Dennis's return home has her reflecting on the past--a trip down memory lane that takes a dark turn when Dennis is found murdered at the museum with an old reference letter from her father in his pocket. A search through her father's records sheds new light on Dennis's history, but it seems his present life wasn't so transparent either. Now, with a gallery of suspects to consider, it's up to Savannah to figure out who fits the mold of a murderer.


There's a #BOOKGIVEAWAY! 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 August 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


  1. Sounds great, thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  2. I loved the reply to the last question. Great post and thanks for the chance.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  3. Lovely post and interesting answers. Thanks for this giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  4. I enjoyed the post very much and thanks for the giveaway! lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

  5. I own the first two books in the series and enjoyed them very much. I'd love to add Cracked to Death to my collection which in total is over 2000 books.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. I, too, am turned off by any kind of prejudice----I just wish there were more of us.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. I really enjoyed the description of the book. This sounds like a really great series and I would like to read more about working with glass.

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  9. I just put Pane and Suffering back into my library to re-read. Love this series.

  10. I still need to get to this series.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

  11. I love this new answer the question thing you have been doing! Thank you so much for the chance to win! This series looks great!

  12. Great answers from Amanda! This series is on my TBR list and I would love to win. Thank you! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com.

  13. I love ebooks as well. So yay for the ebook...I haven't read this series but I would like to...

  14. I love to hear the birds in the morning. Actually I love to hear them all day long.

  15. Fun post, I like the sound of birds on a quiet day too! Thanks!

  16. I just love cozy mysteries.

  17. Thanks Amanda for a fun post! I'd love to win...thanks for the chance Cheryl! sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

  18. I agree--I try not to curse. It's pointless.

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  19. Would love to have a chance for any of these books.

    1. Yay! You're the winner. I have sent you an e-mail. Congratulations.

  20. I love this series & would love to win Cracked To Death. Thanks for the fun giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

  21. Sounds wonderful and i would love to read one of the books in the series my pick would be any of them as i have not read of them. and i will review on goodreads and amazon

  22. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo (at) yahoo (dot) com

  23. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway which I would enjoy. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  24. I really enjoy these conversations. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

  25. I enjoy Cheryl Hollon's Glass Shop series. Thank you for hosting her and her latest book on your blog. My fingers are crossed that I am the lucky individual to win a copy of her book. robeader(at)yahoo(dot)com

  26. Can't wait to read this one! anajs95 (AT)gmail(DOT)com

  27. The book sounds wonderful - thanks!

    teabird17 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  28. I am definitely intrigued by the description of Etched in Tears. I would love to win a signed copy of any of the three books to add to my signed books collection! I read on my kindle but love signed hard copies! Thank you for a chance to win one of the books. Merry

  29. I like the birds too. I enjoy cozies. Sounds interesting, thank you

  30. Sounds great, thank you for the giveaway.