Monthly Archives: September 2014

Interested in Entering Author Contests?

28 Awards...

28 Awards…

Nice post from the SBPRA CEO!

Robert Fletcher
Currently Seeking Books to Distribute in India. CEO, Publisher, Distributor.
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Interested in entering author contests? Sometimes it can be intimidating if you aren’t sure how to go about it. Advice from an expert can help! SBPRA author Sherrill Cannon is here to quell your fears.

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.

Lovely 5-Star Review for Manner-Man from Valerie Allen titled “Do Unto Others”

Manner-Man a Kids' Superhero!

Manner-Man a Kids’ Superhero!

“Sherrill Cannon did a fine job with this book about good manners and anti bullying. She created a believable super hero for youngsters, who is one of the good guys. Manner-Man teaches children how to confront issues and deal with them successfully. The underlying message, “Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you,” will appeal to parents, grandparents, teachers, and those working with young children. Written in rhyme, the chorus verse will be enjoyed and repeated by kids. The illustrations by Kalpart are delightful and attractive to kids. Overall, a good book to have in any youngsters collection.”

Valerie is also putting Manner-Man on display that the Meet the Authors’ Book Fair on November 22-23 in Melbourne, FL…  More about this Book Fair can be found at

Wonderful 5-Star Review for The Magic Word by Lorilyn Roberts

100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime

100 Children’s Books to Read in a Lifetime

Fun to see The Magic Word listed under the “100 Children’s Books to Read in a Lifetime”… With a lovely new review as well!!

5.0 out of 5 stars Magic Words for a Lifetime, September 10, 2014

By Lorilyn Roberts “writing to inspire” (Gainesville, Florida)

This review is from: The Magic Word

“Teach kids to say “please’ and “thank you” and they will have friends for life. Such a delightful book to introduce this concept written in rhyme, which makes “The Magic Word” fun to read. I’m looking forward to taking this book to Nepal next month to share with orphans. I’m sure they will relate to these words as the kind word in Nepal used in greetings is “Nameste,” that conveys a similar feeling.

The way we speak to others really is the foundation of knowing how to be a friend and to love, and all of Sherrill Cannon’s books drive home the idea of kindness to others. Every mother should make this book a part of her collection of “favorite” reading books for her children. “The Magic Word” can be one of those books a child will remember even as an adult. Make memories to last a lifetime.”

Manner-Man is a Finalist in the KART Foundation Competition

Manner-Man a Finalist in the KART Competition

Manner-Man a Finalist in the KART Competition

Unexpected good news in my email today.  

Thank you for contacting the KART Foundation. We are so very sorry for the delay in our response. We have spent all summer switching our servers and data centers over to its new location at KART Kids DBN. Due to the massive amount of entires we are still working on the 2014 list and won’t be able to announce the 2014 winners until October. I checked the data base and I can tell you that your book “Manner-Man” has made the finals…

All The Best,



Terica Lynn Swangin
KART Digital Broadcasting Network (KART-DBN)
KART Foundation

(From the KART Website:  “The Kids Are Readers Too (KART) Foundation is the private philanthropy division of PediNatural®. The KART Foundation believes that introducing many types of literacy at an early age will allow children to naturally master the developmental milestones that are essential to solid learning foundations. In addition to our own commitment of promoting and implementing children’s literacy programs and services, …The KART Kids Book List is a free yearly competition assembled to introduce children’s books with age appropriate content that we consider memorable and will enhance the gift of learning as a child grows. Titles for the list are picked by the a selection committee. The list is currently hosted by the KART Digital Broadcasting Network.”)