First Review on Amazon for A Dime is a Sign – 5 Stars!

5-Stars – “A Dime is a Sign”

Lovely 5-star Review on amazon for A Dime is a Sign

Thank you Tosha Michelle


October 19, 2018

A Selection from A Penny for Your Thoughts

10 Awards for A Penny for Your Thoughts

It’s Fall…not my favorite time of year.  I know it’s full of lovely autumn colors and Halloween and Thanksgiving… but it always means the cold is approaching and winter will soon be here.  (Did I mention I hate cold?)

I’ve been requested to share some of my poetry on my blog.  I tend to often use season imagery to describe feelings: so spring, summer, fall and winter symbolize beginning, blooming, failing, and dying.

Consequently, not all of my poetry is happy and uplifting…

There are three categories in both A Penny for Your Thoughts and A Dime is a Sign:  Heads, Spinning and Tails…

Here is a selection from Spinning in A Penny for Your Thoughts:


I see the signs of autumn:

The leaves have turned to brown;

Some of them are hanging on,

The rest are falling down.


I know that there are new leaves

Hidden in each tree;

Waiting for the springtime birth,

The cycled destiny.


I wonder if the old ones,

Slowly letting go,

Care that they have been replaced

Or if they even know . . .


And if the ones still hanging on

Are full of silent cries—

Resenting new ones being born

For every one that dies.

                                                                            …Sherrill S. Cannon


My Little Angel wins 7th Award – IAN Book of the Year Finalist

My Little Angel – 7 Awards

What a lovely surprise this morning

IAN Book of the Year Finalist

to open my email and see this:


We are pleased to announce that your bookMy Little Angel, is a winner in the 2018 IAN Book of the Year Awards!

When judging completed, My Little Angel, was selected as a finalist in: “Children’s Fiction Illustrated.”

Congratulations! Thank you for your participation in this year’s competition.”

This is the 7th Award for My Little Angel, and my 65th overall...

…Please share a day in the life of a little girl, while her guardian angel Angela sits on her shoulder and keeps her safe and guides her throughout her various activities throughout  her day…

My Little Angel is available in both book and eBook at amazon,

and also at Barnes and Noble…


A Dime is a Sign is an Ebook!

eBook on amazon!

So pleased to discover that A Dime is a Sign is now available on amazon as an eBook


I have shared the opening poem in the introduction. A Dime is a Sign Through Time notes that whenever you find a random dime, someone you have loved and lost is thinking of you.

Here is the closing one:

When I Opened My Eyes

I saw you last night!

You came to me

In a dream that was meant

To comfort me …

You let me know

It was your time to go,

And that you had sent

A sign to me …

When I opened my eyes,

I knew what I’d find:

The bright shiny dime

You had left behind …

To let me know

You would always be

Inside my heart

And part of me …

Take Along A Dime is a Sign – Poemotions!!

Find time to read…multiple devices!!

Always find time to read!!

My new word!  Poemotions!!  Poems of Emotions!!  Here they are!!!

PS – Thanks to All Author for providing these creative images…

Love This Message from my 8th Grade English Teacher

Winner of 10 Awards

What fun to get this message from my 8th Grade English teacher, Genevieve Stirling, about A Penny for Your Thoughts:

“I have been enjoying reading through your thoughtful, lovely poems. They do speak to the heart. I especially like “A Memory”. Thank you for sending me a copy.”

I feel as if I have just received an A+!!!


A Third 5-Star Review for A Dime is a Sign from Readers’ Favorite

Three 5-Star Reviews!!!

So thrilled to receive a third 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite for A Dime is a Sign!   

Review Rating:

5 Stars – Congratulations on your 5-star review!

Reviewed By Jamie Michele for Readers’ Favorite

“A Dime is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words) by Sherrill S Cannon is a compilation of poetry and the second book of verses that Cannon has released, preceded by A Penny For Your Thoughts. The poems are divided into three sections: Heads…of Love and Friendship, Spinning – Of Related Emotions, and Tales…of Heartache and Anguish. Within each section the individual poems are in alphabetical order, which to me is an appropriate nod to an author who spent years as a teacher. Most of the verses are rhythmic and lyrical, reading in almost a sing-song melody. Some, like Rainy Day Thought, are in free-form, rich with inflection and powerful choral qualities.

A Dime is a Sign is such a beautiful piece of work. My favorite is It Doesn’t Matter, which speaks of an unrequited love but does so in a way that discharges the usual somber tone that a poem about loving someone and not being loved back generally delivers. Instead, Sherrill S Cannon is somehow able to make it sound like it is okay – it’s perfectly fine – because, “For in my heart, you have a part…And with my love, you help me live.” The best way to describe how Cannon’s poetry makes me feel is with the use of the word ‘inspired’. Her heart and soul are poured out onto each page and drip from each line, and still, even when the stanza reads in a lilt of restraint, Cannon elevates the message and inspires the heart.”