Sunday, September 24, 2017

Inside the Actor's Studio questions PLUS a #BookGiveaway

Character:      Jacob Underwood
Series:           Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries
Author:          Cheryl Hollon

My name is Jacob Underwood. I apprentice at Webb's Glass Shop. Miss Savannah Webb, who is the boss, asked me to answer these questions. They are famous questions. They appear at the end of THE ACTOR'S STUDIO TV program. Writing answers like this is difficult for me because I have autism. My condition used to be called Asperger's Syndrome. I prefer that name.


1. What is your favorite word? Yes

2. What is your least favorite word? No

3. What turns you on? Repairing  stained glass windows. The tricky part is replacing vintage glass fragments with modern glass. Matching the colors is the most difficult part. I enjoy painting on the new glass so that no one can tell it was replaced.

4. What turns you off? When people speak to me like a small child.

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 do not curse. If I get anxious, I could have a panic attack. Then I might have an Asthma attack. Then I would need my inhaler. 

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?  Train service animals.

9. What profession would you not like to do? Telemarketing.

10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? Hello, Jacob! Thank you for bringing Suzy.



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Etched in Tears releases on November 28, 2017 and is available for pre-order on Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and all your favorite bookstores. It is published by Kensington Books who is sponsoring a promotion for Cozy Mysteries with a buy 3 get one free offer at your local Barnes & Noble 


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.



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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 September 25 for the chance to win a signed copy of your choice 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


74 comments:

  1. Sounds great, love cozy mysteries; thanks for the chance :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  2. Great post! The answers made me smile. I will love this story.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. Shhh! You can't tell the others, but Jacob is my favorite! Good Luck in the giveaway!

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  3. This is such a wonderful series! bobwiesmann at gmail dot com.

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  4. Thank you so much! Good Luck in the giveaway!

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  5. I haven't had a chance to read this series yet.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. Fingers crossed that you give it a try. Good luck in the giveaway.

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  6. Thank you for the giveaway. I so enjoy your series, and can't wait to read the new book. daw655(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. Thanks so much for a chance to win! kristilewis dot lrc at gmail dot com

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  8. Wonderful series and lovely post. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance. Karamarks0463@att.net

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  10. Great Series!
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  11. Loved this interview. So very Jacob. Wishing you many, many sales of this new book in your glassworks series!

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  12. Have not read this series - but will definitely add it to my list! debbie dot erickson14 at gmail dot com

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  13. I admire people who work with glass, I find it kind of intimidating. Sounds like a great read. Adding to my TBR list.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I admire people who work with glass, I find it kind of intimidating. Sounds like a great read. Adding to my TBR list.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I'm a huge fan of glass artists. Good luck with the giveaway.

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  15. To anyone who has not read this series...you will love it! Looking forward to the next.

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  16. I have not read this series (it's on my TBR list). I love how the answers to these questions let me know just what Jacob is like. Thanks for the chance to win! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Will look forward to reading this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it. Good luck with the giveaway.

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  18. I love this series! Thanks for the chance to win.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  19. sounds like a cool idea for a series. barnetowneve@gmail.com

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    1. It's a fun series to write. Good luck with the giveaway!

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  20. I look forward to reading this book, having worked with stained glass in the distant past.

    Casmith79 (AT) aol (DOT)com

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    1. I've got a lamp to finish before Christmas. Good luck with the giveaway.

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  21. I like birdsong in the morning, too. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Best part of the day. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  22. Love glass! I can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the chance. maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Jacob, I hate to be dense, but who is Suzy?

    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. Jacob looks down. "Suzy is my service dog. She lets me know if I am about to have an asthma attack." He picks up the small tan and black be beagle. "She is with me all the time."

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  24. If I read questions like those from "The Actors' Studio," do I need to grow a goatee and start speaking in hushed tones like everything I say is fraught with deep meaning?

    jsmith[delete brackets]3may[delete brackets]2011

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    1. LOL! It might increase your odds in the giveaway, but I don't think so. (Thanks for the laugh.)

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  25. I'd love to spend time at your glass studio. I think that would be an amazing craft to learn. minishoes(at)msn(dot)com

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    1. It is so much fun and it inspires my writing. A great two for one. Good luck with the giveaway.

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  26. Thank you, Jacob, for stopping by. Love the series.

    jtcgc(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. My handy little RANDOM.ORG application chose you as the winner of a signed copy of CRACKED TO DEATH. Check your e-mail.

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  27. A glass series always sounded interesting to me..I had a friend who really got into painting glass...thank you for the chance.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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    1. I've done a little glass painting as well. It's hard because the color of the paint is not the final color on the glass. Good luck in the #bookgiveaway!

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  28. Jacob and his beagle are one of the many things that make this series so unique. I am looking forward to your new book. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Love this series. cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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    1. I love it, too! Good thing because I spend a lot of time at Webb's Glass Shop. LOL. Good luck in the #bookgiveaway!

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  30. I would love the chance to learn more about Jacob and the glass shop. Thanks for this giveaway.
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. What a great interview--thanks for sharing! anajs95(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. You're welcome -- it was fun for me, too. Good luck in the #bookgiveaway!

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  32. Thank you Jacob for stopping by and sharing your information with us. This is one of my favorite
    series and Cheryl Webb always promises to provide a great story. My fingers are crossed that my
    name may be selected to win a copy of this latest book. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks so much -- that's so nice to hear. Extra special good luck in the #bookgiveaway!

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  33. I think stained glass is an interesting craft and I enjoy cozies. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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    1. There are lots of cozies to enjoy now. Good luck in the #Giveaway!

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  34. I like the sound of the book. Fun interview, I enjoyed it.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I enjoyed writing from Jacob's point of view. Good luck in the #Giveaway!

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  35. Sounds so good just love cozies and would love to read and review on a few sites. ptclayton2@aol.com

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    1. Reviews - music to an author's heart. Good luck in the #Giveaway!

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  36. loved the question and answer session! Thank you for the chance to win!

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    1. I enjoyed writing in first person for a change. This is my only practice and its quite fun. Good luck in the #Giveaway!

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  37. I'm with Jacob, I like Asperger's Syndrome too. I have a adult grandson with Down Syndrome and appreciate Jacob being in your book, they have so much to offer. ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

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    1. I enjoy giving Jacob challenges to overcome. He's an easy character for me. Good luck in the #Giveaway!

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  38. I'm with Jacob, I like Asperger's Syndrome too as I have a adult grandson with Down Syndrome and these kids have so much to offer.Thanks for including Jacob. ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

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  39. I would love to read this fun new address to the series. Really enjoyed the first ones! jeaniedannheim (at)ymail (dot)com

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    1. The fourth book is coming soon! Good luck in the #Giveaway!

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