Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Who loves food trucks? Plus a #Bookgiveaway!

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

Savannah here, checking in for what I hope is the actual start of Fall here in St. Petersburg, Florida. Even if the calendar says the day has already passed, I'm so excited that the evenings have begun to cool. 

That means my dog Rooney and I can take our evening walks a little earlier without wilting in suffocating heat of temperatures that feel like 105!

The best thing is that the food trucks are here! The food trucks are here! 

On selected Friday nights at the Albert Whitted Park on the edge of Tampa Bay in front of the Dali Museum, food trucks park along the street and stay there all evening. There's usually a theme, like Tacos, Flavors of Asia, and my favorite: Tater Tots!

There is usually a band to listen to and craft booths to browse. Of course, there's at least one sometimes two craft beer trucks to add to the flavor of the evening.

What a wonderful way to stroll around the waterfront. Do you have a favorite food that is best from a truck?


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 September 26 for the chance to win a signed copy of Down in Flames. This giveaway is limited to U.S. and Canadian residents. Winner will be notified within 48 hours.

Down in Flames released on June 25, 2019 and is available 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. I do love food trucks. I have some to visit coming up.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. Love food trucks and the book sounds GREAT!!! Blessedfllady62 at Yahoo dot com

  3. Love food trucks. I like the variety of things you can get to eat

  4. I love food trucks. They have tasty food & offer a fun experience.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

  5. Food trucks are always an interesting experience. I enjoy different foods which I normally do not eat since it is more fun that way. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. I've had some really good food from food trucks.

  7. I enjoy the food truck experience. My favorite is gyros! Love this series also.
    nschwenkner (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. Food trucks are a new phenomenon which I have not as yet explored but look forward to the new food. elliotbencn(at)hotmail(dot)com

  9. I've never seen a food truck outside of on tv. I live in too small of an area to have such things. Sure would like to try all the different things, it sounds like a lot of fun.

  10. I love the hamburgers our food trucks have here..also the barbq when they do those for July 4th or Labor Day...we have big events both days as well as Renaissance Fair and other events.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

  11. I do like food trucks, but we have so few here in the FL Panhandle. I loved the Korean tacos and Fried Green Tomato BLTs from one that existed here several years ago; the owner's military husband was transferred to Europe, so no more food truck ... teenlibn(at)hotmail(dot)com.

  12. Food trucks are great! When I worked at an office, the broccoli soup was best when it came from the truck called Jan's Kitchen. The lunch room at the office just didn't cut it, but the food truck did. Tari H, barbie17 (at) gmail (d0t) com Thanks for the entry!

  13. I like the idea of food trucks. Variety and specialities.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

  14. Empanadas. Funny coincidence, your blog post's timing. My school does a staff appreciation once a year and they bring in a couple of food trucks and it's this Friday. We get a choice of empanadas or sliders and donuts for dessert. I usually get 2 beef in Marbec and one spinach and cheese empanadas.


  15. A popular Sunday market in my area has five to six food truck present each week - the variety is amazing.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  16. I haven't had the pleasure of grabbing food from a food truck to have a favorite. Thanks for the chance. ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

  17. I like the food trucks at our annual festival in my town! I am a fan of this series! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. I haven't tried them yet, but my daughter tells me they're great.

  19. Food trucks are an excellent way to try a wide variety of foods which I love. Unfortunately living in a small town in a rural setting doesn't give me as much of an opportunity to try it as often as I would like. Love trying food from the different nationalities when I do get the chance!

    Always love reading about Savannah and can't wait for the opportunity to read "Down in Flames". For sure on my TBR list.

    Thank you for the fabulous opportunity to win a copy.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  20. For our larger wine trail events, we always have a food truck at the winery. cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

  21. I love all foods put out by a food truck but the one that I always enjoy is ones who serve some form of meat. I have enjoyed delicious sausage with peppers on a hard roll, cheese steak with grilled onions and mushrooms, french fries with cheese sauce, and wonton wrapper stuffed with pulled pork. I really enjoy Cheryl Hollon's Savannah Webb character and this series. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

  22. Food trucks are fun! Thank you for this chance to win. 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

  23. We love food trucks. Our local mall has a Food Truck Friday where you can find all variety of foods. It's a lot of fun!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  24. I love food trucks, especially the barbeque ones! tWarner419@aol.com

  25. I see the taco food truck around here from time to time and it's very good! JL_Minter(at)hotmail(dot)com

  26. No food trucks in my area. I love this series. Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

  27. I live in a small town, we always have food trucks out here, especially during festivals and fairs.. It's hard to have a favorite, when most have wonderful and different foods! nani_geplcs(at)yahoo(dot)com