Monthly Archives: October 2017

Signed Copy of Manner-Man on Biracial Bookworms

Please enter for a chance to win a signed copy of Manner-Man during Bullying Prevention Month!  Follow to be eligible, and tag 3 friends who you think would also like a chance to win!  Manner-Man is the winner of 10 Awards, including the prestigious CLIPP award for Grades K-2, selected by school principals at the recommendation of teachers…

The CLIPP Award

Principals’ Award for Children’s Literature

The Children’s Literature Independently Published Principals’ Award, CLIPPA, has a judging committee which comprises top elementary school principals, educators and authors from across the U.S. “This roster of leading educators from across the U.S. will ensure we honor authors who are meeting the highest standards of originality, learning quality and language in their children’s literature.” The Children’s Literature Independently Published Principals’ Award (CLIPPA) awards were created to recognize and encourage independent authors who self-publish outstanding children’s books that offer fun, learning and creativity. Awards were presented in two categories: children’s books for Grades K-2 and children’s books for Grades 3-4.


Lovely Ad in Pledge of Future Glory Fundraiser

Each year I donate signed books to the Fundraiser Gala Dinner and Auction for A Pledge of Future Glory, partially sponsored by an old friend… This is the lovely ad they put in the program this year…

Two SBPRA Authors Win Independent Author Network Awards

Thank you to Author Marketing Ideas for recognizing two SBPRA authors winning in the Independent Author Network Awards!  Suzanne Gene Courtney’s book, Heaven Held, was selected as a Spiritual/Inspirational Finalist, and Sherrill S. Cannon’s book, The Golden Rule, was selected as a Children’s Illustrated Fiction Finalist.

IAN Award Finalists 2017

Both Suzanne and Sherrill have been with SBPRA for several years, and coordinated with SBPRA at the time of the Newtown Tragedy to send copies of their books to the families of the Newtown Angels.  (Manner-Man has the names of the children listed in the Acknowledgements page…)

It is fun when author friends reconnect!

5 Stars for My Little Angel – Lovely Review by Lorilyn Roberts

Another lovely 5-star review for My Little Angel, this one by Lorilyn Roberts, the founder of the John 3:16 Network…

on October 15th
My favorite children’s books are rhyming books, and Sherrill Cannon once again in “My Little Angel” has created a masterpiece. The story is uplifting, the illustrations are beautiful, and it’s one of those books where you feel good all over when you finish it. You want to linger on the words, the message, and read it again and again. The story is biblical, where the young girl has an angel who protects her and helps her throughout the day. Prayer, self-worth, kindness, gratitude, and love are recurring themes and make this a wonderful book to share and read to young children. “My Little Angel” is a great addition to children’s literature and I’m sure it will win many awards in the years to come.

The Golden Rule is a Finalist in the IAN Awards!

Nice to receive this announcement this morning!!!

The Golden Rule a Finalist

We are pleased to announce that your book, The Golden Rule, is a winner in the 2017 IAN Book of the Year Awards!

Treat Others the Way You’d Like to be Treated


When judging completed, The Golden Rule, was selected as a finalist in the category: “Children’s Fiction Illustrated.”

So pleased to receive this award, the first time one of my books has placed in this contest, and it is the 8th award for The Golden Rule,

(This is award #49 if anyone else is counting…!)

Thanks to all of my readers… Please treat others the way you’d like to be treated!”