Monthly Archives: January 2011

My Strategy Session with Strategic Book Group’s Robert Fletcher

Rob Fletcher and Sherrill CannonI had the good fortune to meet and discuss “Strategic Strategy” with Robert Fletcher, the Managing Director of SBG. (The most fortunate part was that we were both in Islamorada in the Florida Keys…) How nice to be part of a company that has a CEO who takes the time to meet with an author, to discuss ways to help market my books! It was also fun to show him the preliminary manuscript for “The Magic Word” which is almost ready to go to the printer!

The Magic Word by Sherrill S. Cannon is almost ready!

The Magic WordMy newest rhymed book is almost ready to be released to the printers.  Here is a sneak preview of the cover! 

I hope that my readers will love this book as much as they have loved Peter and the Whimper-Whineys and Santa’s Birthday Gift.  In case you are wondering, this little rhyme will give you a clue:


There is a Magic Word

To use when you’re in need

So give a smile and shout it out

The magic word is Please!

                                   …Sherrill S. Cannon

eBook versions available on Kindle

No More Whining!!!Sherrill S. Cannon’s two rhyming books,Enjoy the gift of Christmas

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys and Santa’s Birthday Gift are now available on Kindle.  Please take a look!  (Nook will be available soon…)

Sneak Peak at Elisabeth of “The Magic Word”

The Magic WordI thought it was time to share with my fans a sneak peak of the main character of my pending new rhymed children’s book, The Magic Word.  Elisabeth is a little girl who has to learn the magic word “Please”.  I hope that most of you have children who already know this word, but perhaps do not know how magic it is.  Consideration for others is so important, and “Please” and “Thank You” can never be overused!  I hope that this book will become as popular as Santa’s Birthday Gift and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and that it will help children everywhere learn the importance of good manners and thinking of others.  What a wonderful world this would be!

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys are entertaining children at Gamble Rogers State Park in Flagler Beach FL

No More Whining!!!Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area in Flagler Beach, FL has started a new lending library program for 4-8 year olds, and “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” is now on their shelves!  Since we are now traveling in our RV, I hope to be able to share the story with children along the way.  No more whining campers!!!

Another Review for “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys”

I just received a new review from a verified amazon customer who said, “What a great book!

No More Whining!!!

This review is from: Peter and the Whimper-Whineys (Paperback)

My 4 year old granddaughter asks me to read this book with her – repeatedly! Sherrill S. Cannon has a great talent for writing a story with a message in rhyme. Kids love hearing the rhymes and I love ‘sharing’ the important messages with them. These books are my favorite gift for my grandmother friends.

Poem for the New Year… 2011

Happy New Year to all my fans, as well as my long time friends… In honor of our recent “blizzard” and with best wishes for the new year…


 Nature’s waiting heart now sings

As she prepares to wed her king;

As she puts on with loving care

The lacy bridal gown he brings.


As through the fall he did prepare

To wed the matron cold and bare,

Transforms her to a maid again

And puts snow lilies in her hair.


And thus as it has always been,

Their sacred marriage, God attends;

The promised wedding vows to keep,

While all the world breathes the amen.


For from their union, so complete,

In consummation, earth will reap

The wonders of the seeds they sow

As on their wedding night they sleep.


And in her womb, the embryo

Of infant Spring, protected grows

Beneath the blanket of the snow…

The Winter’s wedding gift of snow.

                                   … Sherrill S. Cannon