Monthly Archives: October 2018

A Dime is a Sign Accepted as Global eBook Nominee 2019

Five 5-Star Reviews!!!

Nice to receive the notification that A Dime is a Sign has been accepted as a Global eBook Nominee for the 2019 Awards!  This book of poetry is also about trying to put feelings into words, and is a companion volume to the award-winning A Penny for Your Thoughts. Both ebooks are available on at $4.99 each.


Ebook(s) Accepted

America’s 50andWe Test…

I was thinking about the divisiveness occurring in our United States, and lamenting the seeming lack of empathy… so wrote this this morning…

America’s 50andWe Test

I made the grade, I passed the test –

I’m standing out from all the rest

I got my test results today…

Please let me tell you what they say:


They say I’m white and red and brown,

Some black and yellow also found…

I’m Christian, Muslim, Islam, Jew

And Atheist is in there too.


I’m male and female sometimes both,

Part is grown and some needs growth…

I’m young and old and in between,

And sometimes nice and sometimes mean.


I’m part of all, and all of us,

Composing all of our U.S…

Republican or Democrat,

We must unite, be proud of that


Which makes us strong and makes us free

To be the best that we can be…

The 50 states that makes us “we”

Our land of love and liberty!

                                                                                    …Sherrill S Cannon

Please let’s come together and have “united” in our DNA…

A Penny for Your Thoughts Highlighted on the Top Shelf Magazine

Ten Awards for A Penny for Your Thoughts

Fun to find on the Top Shelf Highlights:

Finalist – Top Shelf Magazine

Award placement to be announced in their Holiday Edition!

See a Penny?…Good Luck!

Another 5-Star Review for A Dime is a Sign

Five 5-Star Reviews!!!

Thanks so much to Jannifer Powelson, co-founder of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, for this lovely review of A Dime is a Sign.

“A Dime is a Sign – Poems of Love and Loss” is the second collection of published poems by Sherrill S. Cannon. The book is divided into three sections: Heads (Love and Friendship), Spinning (Related Emotions), and Tails (Heartache and Anguish), that deal with emotions, plus a few poems sprinkled among them that are nature themed. Ms. Cannon’s poems are written in a way that even non-poets can easily understand and relate to. Whether dealing with issues pertaining to friendship, new love, lost love, enduring love, broken relationships, or death, there are poems in this book that will speak to you and possibly help you. Ms. Cannon’s verse is lively and upbeat reading, making the poems easy for readers to absorb and apply to what they are feeling in their own lives.”

(She has also informed me that her teenage daughter is impatiently awaiting her turn to read the book!  She loved the first one, A Penny for Your Thoughts…)

First Review on Amazon for A Dime is a Sign – 5 Stars!

5-Stars – “A Dime is a Sign”

Lovely 5-star Review on amazon for A Dime is a Sign

Thank you Tosha Michelle


October 19, 2018

A Selection from A Penny for Your Thoughts

10 Awards for A Penny for Your Thoughts

It’s Fall…not my favorite time of year.  I know it’s full of lovely autumn colors and Halloween and Thanksgiving… but it always means the cold is approaching and winter will soon be here.  (Did I mention I hate cold?)

I’ve been requested to share some of my poetry on my blog.  I tend to often use season imagery to describe feelings: so spring, summer, fall and winter symbolize beginning, blooming, failing, and dying.

Consequently, not all of my poetry is happy and uplifting…

There are three categories in both A Penny for Your Thoughts and A Dime is a Sign:  Heads, Spinning and Tails…

Here is a selection from Spinning in A Penny for Your Thoughts:


I see the signs of autumn:

The leaves have turned to brown;

Some of them are hanging on,

The rest are falling down.


I know that there are new leaves

Hidden in each tree;

Waiting for the springtime birth,

The cycled destiny.


I wonder if the old ones,

Slowly letting go,

Care that they have been replaced

Or if they even know . . .


And if the ones still hanging on

Are full of silent cries—

Resenting new ones being born

For every one that dies.

                                                                            …Sherrill S. Cannon


My Little Angel wins 7th Award – IAN Book of the Year Finalist

My Little Angel – 7 Awards

What a lovely surprise this morning

IAN Book of the Year Finalist

to open my email and see this:


We are pleased to announce that your bookMy Little Angel, is a winner in the 2018 IAN Book of the Year Awards!

When judging completed, My Little Angel, was selected as a finalist in: “Children’s Fiction Illustrated.”

Congratulations! Thank you for your participation in this year’s competition.”

This is the 7th Award for My Little Angel, and my 65th overall...

…Please share a day in the life of a little girl, while her guardian angel Angela sits on her shoulder and keeps her safe and guides her throughout her various activities throughout  her day…

My Little Angel is available in both book and eBook at amazon,

and also at Barnes and Noble…


A Dime is a Sign is an Ebook!

eBook on amazon!

So pleased to discover that A Dime is a Sign is now available on amazon as an eBook


I have shared the opening poem in the introduction. A Dime is a Sign Through Time notes that whenever you find a random dime, someone you have loved and lost is thinking of you.

Here is the closing one:

When I Opened My Eyes

I saw you last night!

You came to me

In a dream that was meant

To comfort me …

You let me know

It was your time to go,

And that you had sent

A sign to me …

When I opened my eyes,

I knew what I’d find:

The bright shiny dime

You had left behind …

To let me know

You would always be

Inside my heart

And part of me …

Take Along A Dime is a Sign – Poemotions!!

Find time to read…multiple devices!!

Always find time to read!!

My new word!  Poemotions!!  Poems of Emotions!!  Here they are!!!

PS – Thanks to All Author for providing these creative images…

Love This Message from my 8th Grade English Teacher

Winner of 10 Awards

What fun to get this message from my 8th Grade English teacher, Genevieve Stirling, about A Penny for Your Thoughts:

“I have been enjoying reading through your thoughtful, lovely poems. They do speak to the heart. I especially like “A Memory”. Thank you for sending me a copy.”

I feel as if I have just received an A+!!!