Category Archives: Book Reading

Inside Scoop Interview is Live

Winner of 6 Awards

I had a lovely reaction to the Inside Scoop Interview:

“I just listened to your interview and it was great fun.  You did well!  I didn’t know that you are a Valentine. ..  Thanks for sending me this link.  It was like having you sit here with me.”

The link to the interview is Inside Scoop Live Interview

(Please note that there is a brief intermission about Inside Scoop in the middle of the interview, and then it continues with more about the poetry… )

It was lots of fun to share about my children’s books and my children’s plays, as well as A Penny for Your Thoughts… It’s always fun for me to be able to read some of my poetry, and I thank those fans who helped me select which ones to read!

Thank you also to the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards for selecting A Penny for Your Thoughts as the Gold Medal Winner in Poetry…

(It also will be the Book feature on – Week beginning July 9th, and later on available on iTunes as well as




Inside Scoop Live Interview with Sherrill S Cannon

Winner of 6 Awards

I’m pleased to share with you the link to my interview at Inside Scoop Live, which was part of the Innovative Poetry Prize from the Reader Views Reviewers Choice contest… where A Penny for Your Thoughts won the Gold Medal.

Inside Scoop Live Interview

The interview will also be featured on the Reader Views homepage, and a book feature on the week beginning July 9th.

It will also be broadcast soon on

Thanks for listening… Fun to be able to talk about my children’s plays and children’s books as well as A Penny for Your Thoughts… and to read several of the poems including “Grandfather Clock” which was requested by several readers.

The interview also shares a couple of teasers from a companion volume of poetry to be released later this year, A Dime is a Sign.

Thanks so much to the Reader View’s Reviewers Choice Awards Contest which provided this opportunity.  (Nice that A Penny for Your Thoughts was just named a Medalist in the FAPA Presidents Awards…that makes 60 Awards total!!!)

Please stay tuned…

Inside Scoop Live Award for Most Innovative Book of Poetry

Winner of 5 Awards

I’m so happy to remind you that in addition to the Gold Medal for Poetry, A Penny for Your Thoughts received the Reader Views Inside Scoop Live Award for the Most Innovative Book of Poetry. 

I am now preparing to accept the Interview and Poetry Reading, which will be a podcast interview recorded and published on a personalized author page.  I will also be provided an MP3 link to share on my social media sites, and it will be available on iTunes podcasts as well.

In addition to providing several topics of conversation not directly related to my book, I have been asked to select a poem I would like to read as part of the interview.  That’s where I hope you will help me out!   I will not choose Old Woman, since that was included in the lovely review I received from Reader Views, but I am leaning toward Grandfather Clock, Frozen Wasteland, My Tree, I Think of You, and several others.

Would you please let me know if you have any favorites you would like to hear me read?  I would love to hear from you!!!  (Please either comment here or send me an email  Thanks so much!!!

Please stay tuned for further details!!!

Fun Reading to Combined Kindergarten Classes

Kindergarten Reading

I had a lovely morning reading to combined kindergarten classes at my granddaughter’s school.  She was so happy to be my “illustration holder” – and thanks to my awesome illustrator, she is the little girl on the My Little Angel cover!

They also loved The Magic Word, Manner-Man and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys!  Amazingly attentive children!!!

Wonderful Photos from Pakistan Thanks to Mahi Mishal

Santa’s Birthday Gift Arrives in Pakistan

Mahi Mishal asked me if I would share a copy of Santa’s Birthday Gift with her Sunday School in Pakistan, so I mailed a copy on Dec. 11th!  They have finally received the package, I have received these wonderful photos of the children…

Please Meet my Kid Reviewers Kallista and Tristan

My Little Angel reviewed by the kids of Castle View Academy homeschool

Thank you to my two Irish Kid Reviewers who shared so much with me!

Please read the entire Review which includes some wonderful video posts…

Here is the link:

It includes the excited opening of the book in the package – and a wonderful reading of the entire book by little Kallista (such a great reader!)  Both Kallista and big brother Tristan then give their reviews.  (I am happy to report that they both loved it!)

Learn To Listen To Your Inner Voice With My Little Angel

Reading to 5th Graders at Churchville Elementary

5th Graders at Churchville Elementary

Who knew that reading to 5th graders would be so much fun??  It was wonderful to share my books with these bright kids who asked and answered so many questions that I never get to discuss when reading to the K-3rd grade level… Even nicer, some of these 5th graders recalled the stories that I had read to them when they were in kindergarten…and they fondly remembered the stories!!  Best of all, my daughter is the teacher!!!

Thanks – and Happy Vacation