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About Sherrill S. Cannon

I am the author of nine award-winning children's books, two poetry books and seven published and internationally produced plays for elementary school children. My website is www.sherrillcannon.com My books and eBooks are all available on amazon.com and bn.com.

Press Release for A Dime is a Sign

Thank you for the lovely Press Release for A Dime is a Sign

Author’s 2nd Book of Poetry Also Getting Rave Reviews!

Acclaimed children’s author Sherrill S. Cannon has written her second book of poetry and is once again attracting praise.

Reviewer Jamie Michele for Readers’ Favorite writes in her 5-star review, “A Dime is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)by Sherrill S. Cannon is a compilation of poetry and the second book of verses that Cannon has released, preceded by A Penny For Your Thoughts.

As a former teacher, many of Cannon’s poems have helped counsel troubled teens and friends over the years. Her lyrical poetry includes free verse, blank verse, haiku, and sonnets, while some poems are just plays on words.

Michele’s review continues: “A Dime is a Sign is such a beautiful piece of work. My favorite is It Doesn’t Matter, which speaks of an unrequited love but does so in a way that discharges the usual somber tone that a poem about loving someone and not being loved back generally delivers. Instead, Sherrill S. Cannon is somehow able to make it sound like it is okay – it’s perfectly fine – because, “For in my heart, you have a part … And with my love, you help me live.” The best way to describe how Cannon’s poetry makes me feel is with the use of the word ‘inspired.’ Her heart and soul are poured out onto each page and drip from each line, and still, even when the stanza reads in a lilt of restraint, Cannon elevates the message and inspires the heart.”

As for the book’s title, “A Dime is a Sign,”a psychic medium told Cannon that if you find a random dime, it is a sign that someone you have loved and lost is thinking of you.

Once again Sherrill has shown her literary chops, and why she is recognized as one of the best authors around. We are so proud to be her publisher,”said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency.

Companion Volumes

About the Author: Sherrill S. Cannon, a former teacher and grandmother of ten, is the author of nine acclaimed rhymed children’s books, plus a recent award-winning book of poetry, which together have received 65 national and international book awards since 2011. She also wrote seven published plays for elementary school children that have been performed in over 25 countries. Most of her children’s books emphasize consideration for others. Married for 58 years, she and her spouse are now retired, live in Pennsylvania, and travel in their RV from coast to coast, spending time with their children and grandchildren, and sharing her books along the way.

A Dime is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)(ISBN: 978-1-949483-20-8) is now available for $13.50 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website:

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Santa’s Birthday Gift – What Santa Gives, Not Gets

Lovely post by Owl & Pussycat Book Promotions for Santa’s Birthday Gift

Santa’s Gift to Jesus…

 

Lovely New 5-Star Review for A Dime is a Sign

A Dime is a Sign has received another lovely 5-Star Review… Thank you to Christine Cazes for labeling the poetry “Touch the Heart Poems

November 12, 2018

Format: Paperback

Nice Post on the New Apple Summer E-Book Awards

2018 New Apple Summer E-Book Awards: POETRY

Solo Medalist Winner

POETRY – SOLO MEDALIST WINNER

A Penny for Your Thoughts

by Sherrill S. Cannon

The variety of lyrical poetry forms in this collection include free verse, blank verse, haiku, & sonnets. The book suggests the spinning of a coin with “Love & Loss: Coin Toss?” and is organized into three sections: “Heads, Of Love and Friendship”, “Spinning, Of Related Emotions”, and “Tails, of Heartache and Anguish”.  In poetic terms, this book speaks of beauty, nature, sadness, and gladness.  The soothing words offer an uplifting message to readers everywhere. These heartfelt poems were compiled over many years by a former teacher and award-winning author who states. “As a teacher, I used poetry to help counsel many troubled teens and friends, and have continued this pattern throughout the years.” Feathered Quill reviews deemed it “a book of healing”.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover
Publishing House: SBPRA
Author’s Social Media: twitter.com/SherrillCannon
Author’s Website: sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannon
Available for purchase:
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Nice Review from Uganda for A Penny for Your Thoughts

Ten Awards for A Penny for Your Thoughts

I’m delighted to share the following review by Robert Mukiibi, who is an author in Uganda.  He expressed interest in my poetry, and offered to review it.

From Robert Mukiibi – 11/4/18 – A Penny for Your Thoughts– Uganda

I got the book yesterday and its beautiful and carefully written. Thanks!

I have read a few pages already and I like “Lullaby” and “I Think of You”…so far.  Great craft and use of rhyme.

Now I have read the book and every page had incredible literary power that I couldn’t help but affix my attention to the voice that carried sweet soft sounds of realities nurtured by the beauty of imagination, passion and insight.

I enjoyed the book because it is understandable. The simplicity of poetry makes it even more genuine and gives it a chance to be likeable.

You are blessed with a profound usage of words that resonate with the reader’s expectations or experiences. I think that’s what poetry is all about, “to convey, portray or paint an Idea, to uplift souls, and to light the inner world of readers.”

So I thank him for his thoughtful review, and I am hoping he will be able to release his own book of poetry in the future…

My Most Special Review of A Dime is a Sign

I have received the very most special review of A Dime is a Sign from Reader Views, which I am honored to share… When you read it, you will understand why…

ADimeIsASignCannonReview

 A Dime is a Sign 

Sherrill S. Cannon 

Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. (2018) 

ISBN 9781949483208 

Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (11/18) 

“A Dime is a Sign” by Sherrill S. Cannon is another keeper! The book is a collection of eclectic poetry formats all focusing on putting ‘Feelings Into Words’ as noted by the subtitle. There is something special about Sherrill’s poetry that takes the reader out of their regular day and into an inward journey that heals old feelings from their past. This book contains poems about love and loss, organized into three sections: Love and Friendship, Of Related Emotions, and Of Heartache and Anguish. These parts represent the tossing of a dime (Heads, spinning, and tails). 

I loved the metaphor as I chose poems to read and decided to toss the coin, sometimes by spinning the pages to see which poem I got. This made the read fun and thought provoking as again and again I would get poems that connected with my current mood or situation! For example, I was working on a small speech for my daughter’s upcoming wedding, and the landing page was on ‘Love is Love’ which embodied the message I wanted to convey to the bride and groom…so I made it a part of my speech and will read it citing the book and author of course, during the toast or even the ceremony. 

It is hard, as usual with Cannon’s poems, to pick a favorite but the one below is one that stands out as the contrast of simplicity and depth, hand in hand with words and feelings, is evident immediately: 

A Poem 

You sent me a poem 

(I think it was you) 

Describing a moment 

That I never knew… 

 

A tentative feeling 

Of love in the air 

Portrayed with an image 

Of quiet despair 

 

As the portentous moment 

Revealing love’s joys

Was disrupted by sounds 

Of a motorbike’s noise… 

 

And the now broken moment 

Reduced to a page 

Of unrevealed passion 

That never could age…’ 

“A Dime is a Sign” by Sherrill S. Cannon is a collection of feelings straight from the author’s heart that will touch all readers. I recommend it to all poetry lovers, but especially recommend it to anyone searching for the words behind their feelings, words that describe unforgettable lived moments and words to heal hearts. A Five-Star collection to keep! 

This is such a very special moment for me, and my heart is smiling.  I was informed that the wedding is today…and to think that she took the time to write and post such a lovely review before she left for the wedding…and how special I feel to know that my poem will be part of that very blessed  occasion…  means more than I can say.

Northampton Library Author Expo – Nov. 10th – 2-4 p.m.

New Poetry Books as well as my Children’s Books

Anyone who lives in or near Richboro, PA in Northampton Township, please come join me and other local authors at the Northampton Library Author Expo on Saturday, November 10th from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

I will have both my newest books of poetry there – A Penny for Your Thoughts (already a winner of 10 awards) and A Dime is a Sign – as well as my nine award winning children’s books!  Stock up for the Holidays!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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