Hi, Savannah here. Happy New Year! I love the whole month of January as it feels like a brand new beginning to everything I'm doing. I'm thinking about teaching a brand new type of glass class.
The new craft is called flame working and it involves manipulating rods of glass heated to molten temperatures by a torch. I have an opportunity to take over another retail space in the commercial building that I own.
On of the tenants next to my shop is moving to another part of town to be closer to the beach. I'm going to miss that steady stream of income from her rent, but it also gives me the chance to claim a little more square footage for this new class. I'll need to hire a carpenter to build the specialized work stations. I'll also need an electrician to wire up the exhaust fans. I need some powerful ventilation to keep the students safe from the fumes.
The first flame working class will teach students how to make glass beads and medallions. I'm also planning to offer advanced bead making for the more advanced students.
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A highlight of Savannah's new glass bead workshop is a technique called flame-working, which requires the careful wielding of acetylene torches. Understandably, safety is a top priority. But as Savannah is ensuring her students' safety inside, a hit-and-run driver strikes down a pedestrian outside her shop.
The victim is Nicole Borawski, the bartender/manager at the Queen's Head Pub, owned by Savannah's boyfriend Edward. It quickly becomes clear that this was no random act of vehicular manslaughter. Now the glass shop owner is all fired up to get a bead on the driver—before someone else meets a dead end . . .
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 writing with a passion for creating glass art. Cheryl and her husband George live in downtown St. Petersburg visiting museums, walking the parks, and sampling the adult beverages.