Ms. Connolly had this to say about the Blenko Connection and her books:
I've been fascinated by glassblowing for years, which is one reason I jumped at the chance to write the Glassblowing Mystery Series for Berkley Prime Crime. I live near two long-established glass centers, Pairpoint Glass and the Sandwich Glass Museum, so of course I I've spent a lot of time at those, as well as visiting a lot of the smaller studios on Cape Cod. I even took a class recently, from one of them.
I first learned about Blenko Glass when I took a stained glass class in Berkeley, many years ago. When I was passing through West Virginia after my nephew's wedding in Kentucky, I made a point of detouring to Milton and touring the visitor's center. It's always wonderful to watch glassblowers at work, and Blenko's glass colors are so rich and vivid.
Sheila Connolly, writing as Sarah Atwell, is the author of Through a Glass, Deadly (Berkley Prime Crime, March 2008). The sequel, Pane of Death, will be released in November 2009. For more information please see her website, www.sarahatwellwriter.com
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