Monthly Archives: September 2019

The Luz Del Mes Tri-Anthology of Haiku International Poetry Now Available as eBook

So honored to have 5 of my Haiku poems included in this lovely anthology.

Tri-Anthology of Haiku Poetry

This is now available on Amazon Kindle, and will be available soon in Paperback

Here is the official notice

DIGITAL Version is available NOW! Please  Visit:
Stay tuned! Paperback: FALL 2019.
We have a Video Promotion created by Professor Massashi Nakamura.
Please WATCH and LIKE 👉: https://youtu.be/nyA5Mgdh8ZA
Thank you!
Maritza M. Mejia
LuzDelMes Publishing, Co – Director

 

The Manners Trilogy is Now In Maritza’s Classroom!

So happy to find this post on Facebook this morning:

Each book uses characters from the previous book to help children learn “good manners” and ways to give to others.

The Magic Word uses little Elisabeth to show children the importance of using Please and Thank You in their social relationships. Elisabeth’s mother reminds her, “What is the magic word?”

Elisabeth appears as a classmate in Gimme-Jimmy, who helps show children how to be polite and think of others (and not say “Gimme”!)  This book also uses Jimmy’s father as the main adult character…

Both Elisabeth and Jimmy appear as children advocates for bully prevention in Manner-Man, as they help the little main character (who just happens to be a caricature of my grandson, thanks to my awesome illustrator Kalpart) call for the superhero Manner-Man to help them stop bullying. Manner-Man reminds them that their own heroes are inside!

It’s been a lot of fun to continue writing about my “classroom of kids”, since many characters are recurring and other book covers are included in subsequent books.  Look for many of them in my new children’s book to be released this fall, David’s ADHD. Please stay tuned!!!

Gimme-Jimmy’s Lovely Review and Comment

Winner of 5 Awards

Fun to find on my FB page… Love this!  How a Bully Learns to Share!  Thank You Maritza M. Mejia!

  • Maritza M. Mejia And I love the book! It is my subfolder for primary levels. Excellent reading!

    Maritza Mejia’s Reviews > Gimme-Jimmy

    by Sherrill S. Cannon (Goodreads Author)

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13604735-gimme-jimmy

    This story is a perfect reading for primary levels. The main character is James Alexander, who had no friends since he wasn’t a good friend himself. His classmates at school gave him the nickname “Gimme Jimmy” because whatever he wants, he says Gimme!
    His father advises him to change, but he didn’t listen nor obey until Jimmy bumps into a big change that fix the problem. After his strange incident, Jimmy created a new polite set of rules for himself to treat others with respect. The classmates were excited with the change.
    It was a quick read, perfect for bed time or classroom read aloud. It teaches a valuable lesson for all children going to the stage of Gimme.

Fun to Have my Haiku Poetry Included in International Anthology

So pleased to have several of my Haiku poems included in the soon to be released International Poetry collection..  Luz Del Mes Tri-Anthology:

I am featured today on the website:

https://luzdelmes.blogspot.com/2019/09/sherrill-s-cannon-at-luz-del-mes-tri.html

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sherrill S. Cannon at Luz Del Mes Tri-Anthology

Sherrill S. Cannon

Sherrill is a former teacher and a grandmother of ten, who is also a Multi-Award-Winning Best-Selling Author! Her children’s books My Little Angel, The Golden Rule, Mice & Spiders & Webs, Oh My!My Finger-paint MasterpieceManner-ManGimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter, the Whimper-Whine’s and Santa’s Birthday Gift as well as her two books of poetry, A Penny for Your Thoughts and A Dime is A Sign, have received seventy-two 2011-19 National and International awards. She is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children, produced in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom as well as Australia, Austria, Botswana, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates (so far).  She is a resident of New Hope, PA and travels with her husband of 59 years throughout North America in their RV, sharing her books. For more details visit:

For more information visit: www.lazybeescripts.co.uk

I saw a willow

hiding its face in its hands

silently weeping.

Sherrill es ex maestra, abuela y autora superventas ganadora de múltiples premios. Sus libros para niños My Little Angel, The Golden Rule, Mice & Spiders & Webs, Oh My !, My Finger-paint Masterpiece, Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy,The Magic Word, Peter, the Whimper-Whine’s and Santa’s Birthday Gift y dos libros de Poesía, A Penny for Your Thoughts y A Dime is A Sign, han recibido premios nacionales e internacionales. Para más información: www.lazybeescripts.co.uk

Thank you all who submitted your work! 💐 

Multicultural Chain for Nature LuzDelMes Tri-Anthology is a REALITY thanks to you!

Maritza Martínez Mejía, AWA
September 20 at 6:21 PM
Meet author Sherrill S. Cannon LuzDelMes Tri-Anthology participant. Visit: 👉
https://luzdelm
es.blogspot.com/2019/09/sherrill-s-cannon-at-luz-del-mes-tri.html #LuzDelMesTriAnthology 🌞 #LuzDelMes🌠

The Golden Rule Helps You Teach Your Children How to Be Kind

Winner of 9 Awards

I am pleased that The Golden Rule is doing so well, and hope that more and more children are learning ways to “Treat Others the Way You’d Like to be Treated“…

Help them learn ways to “pay it forward”… and share the author’s familiar “classroom of kids” and the wonderful Kalpart Illustrations!

Thank you also to the Children’s Literary Classics Awards for the special Meme they prepared…

“No matter the color of anyone’s skin, it’s not just the outside – it’s what is within.” Literary Classics Award Winning Children’s Book Author – Sherrill S. Cannon

Please help teach your children to be kind...

Newtown Bookshop Poetry Reading and Interview Questions

I enjoyed my first poetry reading, held with the Poetry Club at Newtown Bookshop…  (Special Thank to Lynn Fanok and Kathy Morrison…)

I appreciated all those who attended despite the weather!

Also, a fan tweeted me this message before the event, and made my heart smile!

Here are the interview questions I answered before the event…

LF: I know you have published many children’s poetry books and have been granted awards for your work. Where did you find the inspiration to begin writing and publishing?

SC: I’ve been writing poetry since I was 4 years old when my mother would write them all down in a little notebook, which has since been lost…(sigh.)  My first published children’s book, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, was a story told to me and my brother by our mother when we were little, and then shared with the grandchildren when they were growing up. I wanted to preserve the story, so I wrote it out and put it into rhyme (since I loved writing poetry!) It is still one of my best-selling books… All of my books have subliminal messages for children about being kind, disguised as fun stories!  Most of them were written long before I retired and had the time to try to get them published, and I was so happy to find a publisher who provided me with such an awesome illustrator! 

LF: Do you remember writing your first poem? What was it about?

SC: I really can’t remember… I know one of them from grade 5 about a fire was included in the school’s yearbook!  

LF: What are some of your creative influences?

SC: My poetry is all about trying to put feelings into words, and as a high school teacher I was also able to use my poetry to help counsel many troubled teens and friends along the way.  

LF: Do you have a writing routine or creative process that you follow?

SC: No – Many times poetry comes to me at night, and I have to quickly write it down so I can work on it in the morning!  I love rhyme and meter, and also enjoy the challenge of sonnets with the required 14 lines of specifically rhyming words.  

 LF: What are your future writing plans?

 SC:I am under contract for another children’s book, David’s ADHD,to be released this fall.  Most of my children’s books have what one reviewer dubbed my “classroom of kids”, (thanks to having the same illustrator for all of them) so although the stories are different, many of the characters are the same. (Fun to go to an elementary school reading and have a child point out, “Oh…There’s Gimme-Jimmy!”)  So this book will include a child with ADHD – who is an illustration in many of the previous books – and help show how he learns to cope in the classroom and life.

 LF: Why is poetry important in the world? 

SC: I love the music of the words, and the painting in the mind… It’s been gratifying to find out that structured poetry is still appreciated, and that many readers have been able to relate!  I actually let the poem determine the structure, and sometimes craft acrostic poems for special people or occasions as well.  Poetry gives pleasure and sometimes helps ease pain with empathy. 

LF: What do you hope readers take away from your poetry?

SC: A love for words…their meanings and sounds…and the feelings evoked.