A Lovely Review for A Dime is a Sign – thank you Marta Moran Bishop!

A Dime is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words) by Sherrill S. Cannon walks us through emotions that we all feel.

It is a glorious collection of some of the most beautiful poems of our generation.

There wasn’t one that didn’t strike some cord in my heart and soul, to lie there and make me weep for loss or fill my heart with the glory of love.

Some of those that struck me the deepest were ‘Wall of Apprehension,’ a poem of fear to allow another in. Perhaps, the other will reject what you are, or you will feel by their response that you were a bother. ‘You, Friendship – I Love,’ helped me to realize that my shutting others out, for fear that my gestures would be mistaken for something else and I would find despair in the trying. And ‘Premature Goodbye,’ hit a chord deep in me for all those that I walked away from or that walked away from me, without the chance of explanation or renewal.

Ms. Cannon, outdid herself ‘A Dime is a Sign’ for she speaks directly to our hearts and souls. Whether it be a love poem or a poem of loss and sadness, this book holds something that will touch everyone.

It is a book to be cherished, reread, and savored time and again, for, in it, we will find our common humanity, our dreams of love, fear of loss and rejection, the joy of being, and we will grow more fully as humans.

Updated Author Bio…Including Plays Performed

Lazy Bee Scripts

I was asked to update my author information on Amazon’s Author Central, so I have decided to share this with all of you as well…

For those of you who know me only as a children’s author or poet, I am also a playwright with seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children. These plays are all available at Lazy Bee Scripts in the UK.  Most of these plays were co-authored with my daughter, Kerry Gallagher, an acclaimed elementary school teacher.  (Our newest play, The Re-United States of America,  was performed last June for the combined 4th grade classes at Churchville Elementary – and has rhymes for each state and its capital. Each student has at least one line! It will be performed again this Flag Day by the 2019 4th graders, if anyone is in the area!)

This new bio also includes a list of the countries where our children’s plays have been performed.  If only I could have attended all of them!

Sherrill S. Cannon is a former teacher and a grandmother of ten, who is also a Multi-Award-Winning Best-Selling Author! Her children’s books My Little Angel, The Golden Rule, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!My Fingerpaint MasterpieceManner-ManGimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys and Santa’s Birthday Gift as well as her two books of poetry, A Penny for Your Thoughts and A Dime is A Sign, have received seventy-one 2011-19 National awards.

She is also a playwright with seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children, produced in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom as well as Australia, Austria, Botswana, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates (so far).

She is a resident of New Hope, PA and travels with her husband of 59 years throughout North America in their RV, sharing her books along the way!

Cast of Best-Selling “Have You Seen My Little Lamb?” (photo sent to me by the director)

Have You Seen My Little Lamb? is one of Lazy Bee’s Best Sellers:

A Lazy Bee Bestseller!

If you are interested in the plays, please contact www.lazybeescripts.co.uk

 

Fun to Find Sales Up for The Golden Rule

Winner of 9 Awards

It has been gratifying to discover that sales continue to climb for The Golden Rule, since its message is to think of others and be nice!  “Treat others the way you’d like to be treated”

Suggestions include “Pay it forward”, and “…thinking of others is also a part of that rule, which means thinking with head and with heart”.

I also love this beautiful meme prepared by Children’s Literary Classics:  These are all contained in the pages of this beautifully illustrated book, multi-award-winning book (thank you Kalpart Illustrations).

“No matter the color of anyone’s skin, it’s not just the outside – it’s what is within.” Literary Classics Award Winning Children’s Book Author – Sherrill S. Cannon

A Penny for Your Thoughts is a Winner and My Little Angel is an Official Selection in the New Apple Literary Awards

A Dozen Awards for Penny

The New Apple Literary Awards have been officially posted, and I am happy to share the announcement for A Penny for Your Thoughts which was the Sole Medal Winner in Poetry, and my wonderful Illustrator Kalpart, has been kind enough to update the cover (again.)

The link to this announcement:

New Apple Sole Medal Winner in Poetry

 

 

Official Selection in New Apple Literary Awards

My Little Angel was an Official Selection in Children’s Picture Books.

The link to this announcement:

My Little Angel – Children’s

Thank you to Kalpart for illustrating all of my books!

Thank you to the New Apple Literary Awards for these honors!!

Lovely Note from Midwest Book Review

I received this lovely note from James Cox, Editor-in-Chief of the Midwest Book Review about A Dime is a Sign;

Dear Sherrill Cannon:
I’m very pleased to announce that the March 2019 issue of our online book review magazine “Reviewer’s Bookwatch” features a review of “A Dime is a Sign”.
Here is the review:
Reviewer’s Bookwatch: March 2019
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575
Reviewer’s Choice
A Dime is a Sign
Sherrill S. Cannon
SBPRA
9781949483208, $13.50 PB, $4.99 Kindle, 183pp, www.amazon.com
Susan Violante, Reviewer
Reader Views
“A Dime is a Sign” by Sherrill S. Cannon is another keeper! The book is a collection of eclectic poetry formats all focusing on putting ‘Feelings Into Words’ as noted by the subtitle. There is something special about Sherrill’s poetry that takes the reader out of their regular day and into an inward journey that heals old feelings from their past. This book contains poems about love and loss, organized into three sections: Love and Friendship, Of Related Emotions, and Of Heartache and Anguish. These parts represent the tossing of a dime (Heads, spinning, and tails).
I loved the metaphor as I chose poems to read and decided to toss the coin, sometimes by spinning the pages to see which poem I got. This made the read fun and thought provoking as again and again I would get poems that connected with my current mood or situation! For example, I was working on a small speech for my daughter’s upcoming wedding, and the landing page was on ‘Love is Love’ which embodied the message I wanted to convey to the bride and groom…so I made it a part of my speech and will read it citing the book and author of course, during the toast or even the ceremony.
It is hard, as usual with Cannon’s poems, to pick a favorite but the one below is one that stands out as the contrast of simplicity and depth, hand in hand with words and feelings, is evident immediately:
A Poem
You sent me a poem
(I think it was you)
Describing a moment
That I never knew…
A tentative feeling
Of love in the air
Portrayed with an image
Of quiet despair
As the portentous moment
Revealing love’s joys
Was disrupted by sounds
Of a motorbike’s noise…
And the now broken moment
Reduced to a page
Of unrevealed passion
That never could age…’
“A Dime is a Sign” by Sherrill S. Cannon is a collection of feelings straight from the author’s heart that will touch all readers. I recommend it to all poetry lovers, but especially recommend it to anyone searching for the words behind their feelings, words that describe unforgettable lived moments and words to heal hearts. A Five-Star collection to keep!
Additionally, this review will be archived on our Midwest Book Review website for the next five years at http://www.midwestbookreview.com
I look forward to your next title!
James A. Cox
Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
278 Orchard Drive
Oregon, WI, 53575, USA

Thank you Kalpart for Adding the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Literary Awards Seal to the cover of A Dime is a Sign

My illustrator, KJ of Kalpart Illustrations, is the very best!  Kalpart has illustrated all eleven of my books, which have received 71 Awards, and KJ makes sure to add all those lovely stickers to the cover of each book!

The most recent award is the Reader Views Readers Choice Literary Award for 2nd Place in Poetry to A Dime is a Sign.  It has also won a Bronze Medal in the Feathered Quill Awards, and a Pinnacle Achievement Award.  In addition, the book has also received three 5-star reviews from Readers Favorite…  

A Dime is a Sign is a companion volume to A Penny for Your Thoughts, and is also an attempt to put feelings into words.  If you’ve ever loved, been loved, been confused about love, or suffered from loss of love, then you may find your own feelings in this book.  It contains lyrical poetry including sonnets, free verse, haiku, and blank verse…

A Penny for Your Thoughts has now won a dozen awards… Both books are also available as eBooks.  All of my books, including my award-winning children’s books,  can be found on my website:

http://sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannon

My CureJM Fundraiser is No Longer Active

Addie is on the Cover… Little Girl in Blue Dress!

With some sorrow, but also with understanding, I regret to inform my CureJM friends that my Fundraiser for CureJM is no longer active.

There has been no activity on the site for quite some time, and CureJM has made great strides in combatting this horrible children’s disease, so the urgency has lessened a bit…

I am so grateful to have made so many friends and kid-reviewers along the way – so many thanks to Addie ( my covergirl and inspiration), Aly, Cassie, Daisy, Tristan, Zayden, and all the others who still stay in touch with me, even though they have outgrown my books.  And that’s the positive part!!  They have outgrown them and are continuing to grow!!!  CureJM has made great strides in reducing the power of Juvenile Myositis, this incurable children’s disease – and while there still isn’t a complete cure, many many children are now in remission…

(Some, like beautiful Tanea, lost their battle way too young… and I still keep her and some other families with those who were lost in my prayers…)

So I urge all of you to continue to support the CureJM Foundation – and keep giving, as I will do also!!  We must find a Cure!!!

For any of you who wish to help CureJM through my books, please know that all of my books are available on eBay with payment through PayPal, and you can leave a message if you wish the books personalized to any child and signed by me… Please also leave mailing instructions if they are to go to another address. (I will contribute a portion of your payment to CureJM from my royalties, notifying them of your contribution.)

If you wish to purchase through amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com  please contact me directly at sherrillcannon@aol.com with confirmation of purchase, and I will also contribute a portion of my royalties for that purchase to CureJM, with a note to CureJM informing them of your contribution.  (Please note that my royalties are considerably less this way, so 50% of the purchase price is no longer possible.)

Thank you to all of you who have contributed through my Fundraiser in the past… You’re the best!!!

Sherrill

(PS – My other inactive fundraiser for imbullyfree has also been discontinued…)