Still Knife Painting (A Paint & Shine Mystery)

 by Cheryl Hollon

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Still Knife Painting (A Paint & Shine Mystery)
by Cheryl Hollon

About Still Life Painting 


Still Knife Painting (A Paint & Shine Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Kensington (June 30, 2020)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 1496725247
ISBN-13: 978-1496725240
Digital ASIN: B07W8VL149

Miranda Trent has set up a sweet life in a scenic corner of Appalachia—until she stumbles across the trail of a killer . . .

 

After inheriting her uncle’s Red River Gorge homestead in Eastern Kentucky—smack dab in the middle of the Daniel Boone National Forest—Miranda comes up with a perfect business plan for summer tourists: pairing outdoor painting classes with sips of local moonshine, followed by a mouthwatering sampler of the best in southern cooking.

 

To Miranda’s delight, Paint & Shine is a total success—until someone kills the cook. As the town’s outsider, suspicion naturally falls on Miranda. Murdering the best biscuit baker of Red River Gorge is a high crime in these parts. Miranda will have to prove her innocence before she’s moved from farmhouse to jail cell faster than she can say “white lightning” . . .

 

About Cheryl Hollon

Cheryl Hollon now writes full-time after she left an engineering career of 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 her house in St. Petersburg, Florida, Cheryl and her husband design, create, and produce fused glass, stained glass, and painted glass artworks. Visit her online at http://cherylhollon.com, on Facebook or on Twitter @CherylHollon.

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July 13 – La libreria di Beppe – SPOTLIGHT

GUEST POST

The Turning Point

By Cheryl Hollon

I’m delighted to be a guest at Here’s How It Happened. Thank you, Jackie, for hosting me on your site with the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour.

The road to publication can be a difficult journey filled with detours, obstructions and an endless supply of unknown obstacles. For me, establishing a firm habit of writing every single day was the turning point from writer-in-waiting to published author.

Strangely, it wasn’t the quality of the words that pushed me to a higher level of professionalism. It was taking a rigid and focused approach to the physical act of writing. As I am deep in revisions for the third book in the Paint & Shine series, I feel like a professional going about the practical business of crafting another story.

That feeling, that in-your-bones feeling like a professional is the sense you are looking for – how you achieve that feeling is a personal journey of discovery. Some writers I know achieved that level my first submitting short stories until one was accepted and published. Yes! Validation achieved. Others have considered the completion of a novel-length manuscript as proof for professional credentials. The key in these cases was that afterwards, they felt like a career writer.

The journey will take different paths and will be unique to each writer. Look for that turning point and see how it affects your next steps. The strange part is that you can’t tell if you’ve turned that corner until you can look back and see it. When I look back after securing an agent and a publisher, I can see that I turned that corner when I started writing everyday – just like a job – every single day.

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One thought on “Still Knife Painting (A Paint & Shine Mystery)

  1. Thank you so much for your support of the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for STILL KNIFE PAINTING. As all my appearances are virtual for this book launch, sites like yours help authors made reader connections. I truly appreciate your hard work. Cheryl

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