Monthly Archives: July 2019

Under Contract for Another Children’s Book!

I am delighted to announce that I am now under contract for another children’s book!!!  This one is a little different, since it’s for slightly older children (grades 2-4) and helps explain the issues and problems and possible solutions when dealing with children diagnosed with ADHD.  (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).  It is a treatable, neurobehavioral disorder found in kids, teens and adults.  It involves moments of being inattentive, impulsive or hyperactive, which have an impact at home and at school. According to some internet statistics, It is estimated that nearly 17 million Americans are affected by ADHD.

This story originally came about several years ago, in response to a child of a friend who was diagnosed with ADHD.  I had just started writing children’s stories, and while having dinner together, I read the story of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys to David and his family.  David said to me, “I wish there was a story for kids like me…”  So now there is!  David’s ADHD is now under contract!!!

I shared the story with a friend who wrote: “You cover the symptoms and the problems they create really well and I like the the story is so hopeful and positive.  This will be so good to have in libraries and classrooms so kids can learn about ADHD kids they might know and learn to be understanding and patient with them.”  It has also been shared with a friend who is a Clinical Social Work/Therapist and several teachers. (An earlier version of this story was included in an anthology, and was shared with an ADHD support group in upstate NY.)

I look forward to sharing the story with all of you upon publication. I am delighted that my wonderful illustrator Kalpart will be illustrating this new book also.  Stay tuned (please!)




Note from a Friend Who Recently Lost Her Daughter

Winner of 4 Awards!

Love it when I get messages like this:

Had an interesting dime experience today. Walked into the grocery store  and saw a dime rolling around in a circle. The couple closest to me said it wasn’t theirs. No one else even close to me. The dime slowly came to a stop and it felt like it was meant for me.  SARA?

A Dime is a Sign is all about this…

A psychic medium once said that if you find a random dime, it is a sign that someone you have loved and lost is thinking of you…

A Dime is a Sign Through Time

If you find a dime,

You will know that I’m

Sending thoughts of love

Through the veil of time.

Ten cents with a silver shine,

A sense sent you to help remind

That someone who left you behind

Is always living in your mind.

Sending love and vibes,

Felt as psychic sighs…

The ones that you miss,

Send you a kiss…

There is also a lovely YouTube trailer for A Dime is a Sign:

Thanks for sharing…  (PS – Pets send dimes too!)

Question from a Fan of My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

Reading My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

I received the following comment, with a question from a young fan:

“I gave another of your books to my dear little friends Little Judy and her little brother Jack. When judy saw the book she said, oh we have others of those! And then she started reading to her brother. And I asked afterwards if she thought the artist was a boy or a girl and she thinks it’s a girl and I don’t think that it’s clear. But she showed me a picture that looks like somebody with longer hair than most boys wear their hair so we’re asking you to answer the question!”

Please Answer the Question?

My Answer (off the record, since whenever I ask this question at a school reading, the answer is consistently 50-50… The girls think it’s a girl, and the boys think it’s a boy…)

Here my answer for Little Judy:

She is correct, the hair is a little long, but at the time both boys & girls wore their hair at that length. And I almost didn’t use that illustration. But since the entire point of the book is seeing art from one’s own perspective, I am delighted whenever there is a discussion. For the record, I always thot he was a boy… ps. Off the record!

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”… (to use a famous quote…)

(Also, sometimes, the “Emperor’s New Clothes” approach to art… )

A Dime is a Sign has a New Award Sticker on the Cover – Thank you, Kalpart Illustrations!

Thank you, Kalpart – illustrator of all my books – for adding A Dime is a Sign‘s new Book Excellence Finalist Award sticker to the cover!

Winner of 4 Awards!

Find a Dime?…Love Sign!!!


Another Award for A Dime is A Sign – Book Excellence Awards Finalist

So happy to share the welcome news that A Dime is A Sign is a Book Excellence Award Finalist in Poetry.

“Subject: Congrats! You won a Book Excellence Award!
Dear Sherrill,

It is with great pleasure to announce that you have been selected as a Book Excellence Award Finalist for the following book and category:

Book Title: A Dime is a Sign

Category: Poetry

There were hundreds of entries from around the world and your book was selected for its high-quality writing, design and market appeal.”

This is A Dime is a Sign‘s fourth award, and my 72nd overall Book Award…

The book is an attempt to express feelings in words, and is a companion to my earlier A Penny for Your Thoughts book of poetry.  If you have loved, been loved, or have lost love, then this book is for you…

So wonderful to be able to share my poetry… My heart is smiling!

Sherrill S. Cannon Signed Books on EBay…

Just a reminder that all of my books are also available on eBay…and they can be personalized and signed!  Just put whatever personalization you would like – such as the name of the child recipient – and I will sign and mail the book(s) to you.  (I will also adjust shipping for multiple books…)

It’s been fun to see that Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! has been popular on amazon lately… This book is actually a mystery book (with a surprise ending), which also teaches youngsters about computers and computer terms… not to mention how to get along in the classroom!!!   (My teen grandson remarked, …”I did not see that coming…”)

All of my other books are also available on eBay, in addition to amazon and barnesandnoble…

My author website is