Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Job Description and a #Bookgiveaway

Character:      Jacob & Suzy
Title:              Down in Flames
Series:           Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries
Author:          Cheryl Hollon

My name is Jacob Underwood. I am eighteen years old and I have Asperger's Syndrome. That's the old name. The new name is that I am on some sort of spectrum. It makes no difference to me what the doctors want to call my condition. I have it.

I work at Webb's Studio. I repair stained glass panels that are old or have been broken. I can also duplicate any of the painted images on the glass. My best customer is the big church downtown. They have ordered duplicate windows to replace some of their rare panels. They have worked it out with the owner of the glass shop to order a new one every year. 

Her name is Savannah Webb. I was apprentice to her late father and she has kept me working. That's good.

My best friend is my service dog, Suzy. She is the main reason I can work. She has my inhaler in her pack because I don't always remember to put it in my pocket. Suzy never forgets. She gives a warning when I am about to have an anxiety attack. 

Working is important to me. It gives helps me control myself and I also enjoy working with my hands to help restore beauty back to broken stained glass works. 

I love my work don't you?


There's a #BOOKGIVEAWAY! 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 April 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.

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 driver--before 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 WebsiteFacebookInstagram or Twitter


  1. Down in Flames sounds fascinating. I hope I win
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. Cheryl Hollon's books always seem interesting. It is on my bucket list to work with stain glass to make some suncatchers for my house. Can't wait until I can get my hands on the latest in this series. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

  3. Love this series! cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

  4. Captivating and unique book which I would enjoy. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. Glass work is so creative and beautiful. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. I have been a fan of this series for a number of reasons but one is that I am happy to read about characters that are dealing with “issues”, our 12 year old grandson has high functioning Autism and so I have a special place in my heart for him and others facing these challenges. My sist and other family live in St. Petersburg Fl. which is another reason this series caught my eye and also that my sister in law worked at a stained glass shop. I have missed the last two books due to previous reading difficulties so now need to catch up and would be very happy to be selected for this giveaway. I had problems with leaving my email addresses on blogs so I will leave my Facebook info to use if I need to be contacted! Thank you and Congratulations on this new release. Thank you!

    Cynthia Bayer Blain

  7. Down in Flames sounds terrific, Thanks for your great generosity.

  8. I've learned so much from reading this series! And thanks for including an Aspergian.

  9. Enjoyed meeting Jacob and I'd love to read more about him and Suzy in "Down in Flames" by Cheryl Hollon.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  10. This is a great series! Would really like to read "Shattered at Sea". Thanks for the chance.

  11. Cool giveaway, thanks! Legallyblonde1961 at yahoo dot com.

  12. I like the covers. I've read one of the books.

  13. I bet the stained glass in the church is so pretty.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

  14. Stained glass is such a breathtaking art. Thanks for the opportunity.
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot) com

  15. This is a good series! Thanks for the chance!! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. Sound like a fun book!! I love stained glass windows!! Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

  17. Love this series! Also, I really liked that the blog entry featured Jacob, who deals with life on the spectrum. There are so many variations, and they are so poorly understood. I am glad you have included his character in the series. For some people, this might be their first insight into how challenging life can be for someone like Jacob. Education leads to understanding.

  18. Enjoyed hearing from you Jacob. I've read all the other books in this series and eagerly awaiting this one. Thanks for a chance at it. Vicki nvictoria77(at)yahoo(dot)com

  19. Very interesting. It sounds like you have a great assortment of characters. Thank you for the chance to win a copy. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

  20. This sounds like a great series--Love this topic! anajs95 at gmail dot com

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

  22. My daughter in law is on the spectrum.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

  23. Sounds like a good book.
    Thanks for the chance. sheilarbales(at)gmail(dot)com