Monthly Archives: October 2012

On the Shelves at Barnes and Noble!

On the shelves at B&N: The Magic Word and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

On the shelves at B&N: The Magic Word and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

Very exciting day for me, when I went to my local Barnes & Noble and found all my books on the shelves!!!

Available at Barnes & Noble

Available at Barnes & Noble

Apparently they are doing quite well.

A friend of mine gave me her receipt, to show me that they also have all my other books referenced as “You May Also Like”…

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Gimme-Jimmy on the Shelves

Gimme-Jimmy on the Shelves

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Lovely note from a Fan… Please support CureJM!

7-yr-old Addie

7-yr-old Addie

CureJM Fundraiser

Lovely note from a fan:

Judi wrote: “Looking for great Christmas gifts? Our “Angel Hero”, Sherrill S. Cannon has been such a great support for Addie and all of the JDM kiddos and her books are so nice! Addie is even acknowledged in one. 50% of the cost of her books are given to the Cure JM foundation. “


CureJM Fundraiser – Please Help!

CureJM Fundraiser Another reminder about the CureJM Fundraiser… Please go to http://sbpra.com/curejm/  50% of the cost of the books goes directly to the CureJM Foundation! This is some information from Addie’s mother:

7-yr-old Addie

7-yr-old Addie

JM is a rare disease and its exact incidence is unknown. Estimates from various studies suggest that between 1 and 5 children per million will develop this disease each year. Approximately 1,000 new cases of JM are diagnosed in the United States every year. JM begins in childhood or the teen years. The average age of onset for JDM is between six to seven years old; 25% are age 4 or less. JPM usually develops several years later. JM affects girls twice as much as boys. Once a child is diagnosed with JM, it is always considered to be the juvenile form, even if the patient continues with the disease into adulthood.

2nd Barnes and Noble Booksigning – Meeting Starr LaTronica

Barnes & Noble - Oct. 18th

Barnes & Noble - Oct. 18th

I was asked to return to our Vestal NY Barnes and Noble yesterday for another 2-hour signing session in the children’s department.  This was to coordinate with another Educator Event at the store, with a session with Starr LaTronica, discussing “what books are new in Pre-K-4th and how to use them in your classroom.”

I had the honor of meeting Ms. LaTronica at the conclusion of her presentation

According to this Chicago Press Release  she has just been elected President of the ALSC for 2013-14. “Starr LaTronica, youth services/outreach manager, Four County Library System, Vestal, N.Y., has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).”

I was able to give her copies of my four books, and she has promised to evaluate and share with the area libraries.  What a wonderful opportunity to share my books with children!

And very thrilling to me is that my books are now on display and available in the Barnes & Noble in Vestal, NY.  This has been a long-time ambition, and I am so pleased that they are now part of the store!


Awesome Barnes and Noble Featured Author Visit

Educator Event at Barnes & Noble

Educator Event at Barnes & Noble

I was part of a wonderful “Featured Author” Event for Educators at the Barnes & Noble in Vestal, NY yesterday evening, Oct. 15th, and have been invited back for another Event this coming Thursday, Oct .18th, from 4-6!  Gimme-Jimmy was the big “winner” last night, helped by a buyer who told me she had all of my other books and wanted copies of the new one for her grandchildren!

Educator Event

Educator Event

Book Signing

Book Signing