Monthly Archives: August 2014

Thank you to Miss Humblebee’s Academy for the Terrific Tweets!

What is the Magic Word?

What is the Magic Word?

Thank you to Miss Humblebee Academy for the Terrific Tweets!  

Sherrill Cannon,
You were mentioned in a Tweet!  

Miss Humblebee

Teach your child the power of Please and Thank You with the great book @sherrillcannon @2Mumof2

01:10 PM – 29 Aug 14

@sherrillcannon You have such an amazing collection of books every parent should read.

Click Here for Miss Humblebee’s Academy Website Miss Humblebee’s Academy

November Fundraiser at Buckingham Elementary School…

California Reading at Grand View Elementary in the Spring...

California Reading at Grand View Elementary in the Spring…

Nice note from the Librarian at Buckingham Elementary School, confirming a November date for a school assembly fundraiser!  I love reading to the kids!!!

“Hi Sherrill,

I did receive the books and read them all. They are fantastic! I cannot wait to share them with my students!

So now that we are back, I was looking at Thursday, November 13th in the afternoon for an assembly.

Does that work for you?


Mrs. Kristen Kraus, M. Ed.
& Librarian &
Buckingham Elementary School
Central Bucks School District”

A Very Exciting Response on Goodreads to my last Post about the SBPRA Blog…

I had many nice responses and re-postings and Tweets and Re-Tweets on my previous post about the new blog Interview provided by SBPRA.  Thanks so much to all of you!!!  

Click here to read:  SBPRA Blog Interview

My favorite reaction was this one!!!  This is from JoAnn Ross, Bestselling Author!!!  Awesome…

JoAnn Ross - Best-selling Author!!!

JoAnn Ross – Best-selling Author!!!

Nice Post on the SBPRA Marketing Site… Thanks, SBPRA, for making it all possible!

26 Awards...

26 Awards…

Thanks for this nice posting from my publisher.

SBPRA Posting

Sherrill S. Cannon On How-To Win Book Awards
We interviewed award-winning author, Sherrill S. Cannon, who shares insider tips on how-to get your own book nominated for an award. Sherrill is the author of six childrens’ books that collectively have won over 25 awards. She is recognized as a self-publishing and self-marketing guru. We hope her expert tips will guide you on your way to award-winning success. To learn more about author, Sherrill S. Cannon check out her blog, tweet her @sherrillcannon or follow her on Facebook.

Here’s what Sherrill S. Cannon had to say…

I feel that winning an award is one the most helpful tools out there for marketing your book. An award gives your book instant credibility. Why? Because it has been selected by judges to represent the best of your genre compared to many other books submitted.
BSBRA: What are the benefits to be had for winning book awards?

SC: Book awards give instant credibility to books as well as their authors, since they have been judged to be award-worthy! This is very helpful when marketing, especially for relatively new authors. Winning awards also provides opportunities to publicize your books with emails and social media announcements.

BSBRA: How do you promote your titles after they have won an award?

SC: My first line of promotion is my website, where I post about awards, share reviews and reader comments, photos, as well as up-coming events. Since I link to both and in order to share my blog input, the information automatically goes to my Facebook Fan Page, Twitter, and many other social network sites. I also keep a list of email addresses for readers and reviewers, and send out an email blast.

BSBRA: What are the top 5 book award contests you recommend other authors to consider for entry next year?

SC: For new authors, I recommend entering regional contests, as a way to determine “award-worthiness” of your book. The Pinnacle Achievement Awards and any of the JM Northern Media contests, which are somewhat regional and have specific genres listed so that an author can see where his/her book has the best fit. For Indie authors, I recommend the following:

Readers Favorite
Reader Views
National Indie Excellence
Next Generation Indie
USA Best Books
BSBRA: What is the number one thing all authors should keep in mind when entering their first contest?

SC: Choose a contest that has a category consistent with your book’s genre. If you are thinking about a contest, go to the website first and check out the categories – and then go look at past winners in those categories to get a sense of what the judges might like.

BSBRA: What resources do you recommend or suggest authors look into for researching the various book awards they can enter for their books?


Readers Favorite
Reader Views
National Indie Excellence
Next Generation Indie Awards
USA Best Books
Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards
Pinnacle Achievement Awards
International Book Awards
IPPY Awards
Rebecca’s Reads Choice Awards
Other Tips From Sherrill:

Before prepping your book for award winning eligibility be sure you have at least one 4 or 5-star review on major US retailers’ websites (Amazon and Barnes & Noble).
Once you have selected a contest, you MUST FOLLOW DIRECTIONS! Fill out the application completely and correctly. (They may ask for number of pages, publication year, ISBN, sometimes a synopsis, word-count, whatever – so be prepared to fill it out accurately.)
Include the correct number of books required, with whatever forms they have asked you to include, along with payment if by check, and address it to the correct address provided by the contest! I always send mine by USPS Flat Rate Priority mailer, which includes confirmation with tracking information. The mailer also provides protection for your books.

Thanks to for the nice message…

Manner-Man is Bully Bear's Superhero

Manner-Man is Bully Bear’s Superhero

Nice post from the site!

11:17am Aug 23

Thanks Mrs. Cannon for helping us with a great fund raiser. These are great books and helps make your child learn more about being that good citizen. Bear Hugs for you Sherrill for helping us fight the bullies.
I’m Bully Free Fundraiser | Official Fundraiser by Sherrill S Cannon


Nice Review for My Fingerpaint Masterpiece from Rhonda Fischer

See Art With Your Heart

See Art With Your Heart

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece received a lovely review today from Rhonda Fischer, a well-known reviewer for the Portland Book Reviews, American Chronicles, World News, WP News, Associated Content, World Sentential, and the Times Herald in NY. She is a professional book reviewer for all major publishing houses and self publishers.

“My Fingerpaint Masterpiece” by Sherrill S. Cannon book review

A new children’s book in rhyme that influences art, color and a world of imagination.

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece
PRLog – Aug. 18, 2014 – ROCHESTER, N.Y. — (New York, New York) Award-winning author Sherrill S. Cannon has come out with a new children’s book called “My Fingerpaint Masterpiece.” Written in rhyme and depicting a story about an art teacher who lets the children draw with their fingers after dipping them in paint. It is a child’s dream, and a lesson of imagination and fun! On the way home the fingerpaint painting escapes into the wind by accident.

“That wind took my picture up high in the sky. It tossed it and turned it and helped it to fly!

It flew down the block and right up to the door, of The Rainbow Connection: the art dealer’s store.” ( As stated in the book.)

So in the story the painting gets in a pile of distinguished artists that happened to be working outside. Will they notice that this print landed on the pile? The story is engaging and a fun read for all ages. “My Fingerpaint Masterpiece” gives a gentle lesson in believing that anything is possible. Every person has a potential of being an artist either great or small.

In the book it states:

“A judge was nodding and shaking her head, ‘This print is outstanding! I want it !!’ she said. ‘The color and depth of this beautiful scene , sets a standard of excellence I’ve never seen!’ Said the head judge, while holding the ribbon of blue, ‘Its texture and brush strokes are something brand new. Its deep inner meaning is really quite clear. I award it first place!’ and the crowd gave a cheer.”

See what happens when they find out where the painting came from. Will they believe it?

I related very well with the story as I have framed many of my children’s first pieces of art. They still hang in my home. These are the precious years and any parent will embrace and relate to this story. I think I just might run out and buy myself some paints. Well, we all have the artist child inside of us waiting to explode. Even a child’s book like this can inspire and light a flame.

The illustrations are in color and have a clear appreciation that young children can understand.

Other books Sherrill S. Cannon has written include:

Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper Whineys, and Santa’s Birthday Gift.

Authors website :

Books available on Amazon

Price: $12.50

Published by SBPRA

WP News

Media Contact
Rhonda Fischer
(585) 287.5802

Thank you, Rhonda!!!

Manner-Man gets Tweets from the IB Library!!

9 Awards for Manner-Man!

9 Awards for Manner-Man!

Fun to be mentioned by the IB Library on Twitter!

The IB Library
Congrats to our author @sherrillcannon- Silver Medal Winner Global Ebook Awards!#Manner-Man…
12:52 PM – 18 Aug 14

The IB Library

and another award…Way to go!!@sherrillcannon #Manner-Man finalist in the 2014 Children’s Lit Independently Published Principals’ Award.

05:04 PM – 18 Aug 14

Manner-Man Wins Global eBooks Silver Medal

Global eBook Silver Medal

Global eBook Silver Medal

2014 Global Ebook Awards
Global Ebook Awards
Congratulations Silver Medal Winner of the 2014 Global Ebook Awards!


Congratulations Sherrill S. Cannon, for winning in the Fiction – Children Picture Books category for Manner-Man. We can’t thank you enough for taking part in the awards this year and for your contribution to promoting the value of ebooks. We enjoyed reading and evaluating your title…

For the full list of winners based on category  please visit