The New Apple Literary Awards have been officially posted, and I am happy to share the announcement for A Penny for Your Thoughtswhich was the Sole Medal Winner in Poetry, and my wonderful Illustrator Kalpart, has been kind enough to update the cover (again.)
I am thrilled to share the lovely new book cover by Kalpart Illustrations for my upcoming new book of poetry, A Dime is a Sign. It is a companion book to A Penny for Your Thoughts, and I hope it will also be considered a book of healing. It is all about trying to put feelings into words…
A Dime is a Sign
The books should be released in both soft cover and eBook by the end of the month. Please stay tuned for updates.
“Just fingerpaint something you see in your head.”
That’s how this adventure starts.
The storyteller explains that he or she is trying to paint their dog but somehow things don’t work out perfectly. Class ends and the story tellers takes the picture home. Alas, a windstorm grabs a hold of it and blows the picture in a collection of art work for an art dealer.
Much to the storyteller’s surprise his or her picture gets exhibited at the mall with many pictures. All of them competing for a blue ribbon, the first prize
“… to become an artist of great renown, and to be famous and honored throughout the town…”
No spoilers who wins the contest and what’s going to happen from this reviewer but I’d love to share what I find outstanding about this book.
Throughout the book the storyteller shares his or her opinions. Though typically, children and young people are often portrayed as “going along with everything” and “behaving properly” etc… this story teller has his or her own opinions.
“… one looked at it side-ways, and one upside down!
I don’t think they really knew what it was…”
And, just like the “innocent but clever child” in the “Emperor’s New Clothes” this storyteller is sharing his or her opinions. With refreshing honesty!!! Even I who I have read thousands of books – laughed.
Author Sherrill Cannon penned a winner. This is the most refreshing, coolest kids’ book I‘ve read in a while.”
All Author has done it again… Innovative Ideas to help Authors!
Please take a moment to vote for my awesome cover designed by Kalpart Illustrations…
It gives me great pleasure to tell you that your book, A Penny for Your Thoughts, has been selected to partake in our monthly Cover of the Month contest for August 2018. Only the top 100 covers with the most votes will be allowed to proceed to the second stage of the competition which starts in the second week (7th). So make sure to tell your friends and followers to vote for you!
As most of you know, my newest book, My Little Angel, will be released soon, and I have contacted many of my Kid Reviewers to request another review! I was delighted to get this response from Crystal of CastleviewAcademy.com confirming Tristan and Kallista are looking forward to another review!
“You must have heard me tell the children earlier today that I had an email from you that need a reply 😉 Or maybe it was Kallista splashing some milk in her eyes and Tristan saying she would cry a lake of sour tears like the Whimper Whineys….Time continues to fly by! We’re doing more hands-on school at the moment which is fun, but more time consuming – but worth it for the learning and the time together! Tomorrow we’ll do an art project together – Kallista always calls them fingerpaint masterpieces – no matter what the medium.
Yes, Tristan and Kallista will be thrilled and honoured to review your latest masterpiece!”
9 Awards, including Illustration Award for Kalpart!