Thursday, January 24, 2019

It's a New Class and a #Bookgiveaway

Character:      Savannah Webb
Title:              Down in Flames
Series:           Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries
Author:          Cheryl Hollon
Website:         www.cherylhollon.com


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.


Are you ready to try some new things this year?


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There's a #GIVEAWAY! Leave a comment and your email address in the form of yourname(AT)server(DOT)com to foil the SPAM bots. Do this by midnight on January 26 for the chance to win a signed copy of Shattered at Sea. This giveaway is limited to U.S. and Canadian residents. Winner will be notified within 48 hours.








Down in Flames will release on June 25, 2019 and is available for you to pre-order at AmazonNookKobo, and in your favorite bookstores. It is published by Kensington Books If your budget is tight, please ask your library to order it for you.


About Down in Flames:

A fatal hit-and-run in front of Savannah Webb's glass shop proves to be no accident. . .

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 driverbefore someone else meets a dead end . . . 



About 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 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.




Visit Cheryl and her books at her WebsiteFacebook, or Twitter

55 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy! Good luck in your glass teaching endeavors! JL_Minter (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  2. I am always ready to try some new things.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. I'm obsesses with trying new things. Good Luck in the drawing!

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  3. I love your Webb's Glass Shop Mysteries and learning about the art of glassmaking. I haven't had the chance to read Shattered at Sea yet and look forward to Down in Flames. Thanks so much for your giveaway! bobandcelia (at) sbcglobal( dot) net

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    1. How nice to hear that. I'm thinking about mosaics next. Good Luck in the drawing!

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  4. Best of luck in all of your endeavors. Your shop and classes are a real treasure. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks -- glass art is my inspiration. Good Luck in the drawing!

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  5. I recently started reading Shattered at Sea so this would be great to win. Thank you so much for this chance.
    pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I hope you enjoy it. Good Luck in the drawing!

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  6. Your mysteries are captivating and unique. Trying new things makes life interesting. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. You got me! I love new experiences. Good Luck in the drawing.

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  7. Sounds good. Would love to win & read this
    jwhaley4@aol.com

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  8. Another good addition to the series.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. I don't think I'll ever run out of new glass crafts. Good Luck in the drawing.

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  9. I think it's a good idea to learn new things.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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    1. Love learning something new, but then I'm easily distracted. Good luck in the drawing.

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  10. This is a great series! Thanks for a chance to win. nettiem(AT)toledotel(DOT)com

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    1. So very welcome. Good luck in the drawing.

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  11. This year I've signed up for a crocheting class. Can't wait to try it.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    ryannaward(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I enjoy knitting more, but my mother? Crocheting is her superpower. Good luck in the drawing.

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  12. I always say I'm going to sign up for a craft class of some type, but I don't cause I'm too lazy. I still have reading though!

    acm05atjuno.com

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    1. Reading can take you ANYWHERE! Good luck in the drawing.

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  13. I love these glass-making cozies. Tank for the giveaway.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  14. I have wanted to start this series. Thanks for the opportunity.
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I hope you get a chance! Good luck in the drawing.

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  15. "Down In Flames" sounds like a great addition to the series. Looking forward to reading.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. That was a hard title to create -- lots of back and forth, but I really like it. Good luck in the drawing.

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  17. I would love to try some new things this year! Ty for the giveaway. Legallyblonde1961 at yahoo dot com.

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  18. Love learning more about the art of glass blowing.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  19. Sounds great I’d love to read this book. Donakutska7@gmail.com

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  20. I am very ready to try new things. Thank you for the chance to win. aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Please enter me in your giveaway, I would love to read this book! lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  22. Renee Collins (google Account)January 24, 2019 at 11:40 PM

    I love your books...and I can’t wait to read this one.

    Renee

    LaFonRC(at)aol(dot)com

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  23. I would love to start knitting again or learn to crochet. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  24. Yeah! This author is a favorite of mine! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Ooh! This looks good. Thanks for the giveaway.
    - lavendersbluegreen(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I would like to learn Italian this year. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Please enter me. I have not read this series, but would like to.
    Wendy
    clarksrfun AT gmail DOT com

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  28. I haven't read your series, but this one sounds very interesting. Would love to be entered in the giveaway.
    sheilarbales at Gmail dot com

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  29. Have some new projects on my plate for this year, including a 40th wedding anniversary party... cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  30. I would love to try new things, but find it's hard to find the time! anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  31. I have read one book in this series and really enjoyed it. Thank you for this chance. Carolyn 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Thanks for the chance to win this one, sounds really great.

    marthalawson8 at gmail dot com

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  33. Cheryl Hollon's Webb's Glass Shop Mystery series is a wonderful series. I would enjoy having the latest
    book as my own. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. Thank you for the giveaway.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  35. When is the book coming out? Don't enter me as I have read it.

    Thanks.

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  36. Exciting!! I do all sorts of crafting..Congrats on the book and Thanks for the cool giveaway! nani_geplcs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. I love this series. Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. Love this series! Thanks for the chance to win.
    rjprazak6(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Flame working sounds like fun. It's something my sister would have enjoyed. Thanks for the chance to try to win your book. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  40. Awesome sounds so interesting I do want to read it!

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  41. Wow, cool post. I’d like to write like this too – taking time and real hard work to make a great article… but I put things off too much and never seem to get started. Thanks though. Jobs in Pakistan

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