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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:

www.sbprabooks.com/SherrillSCannonor atwww.amazon.comor www.barnesandnoble.com. 

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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

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!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Library of Northampton Township

25 Upper Holland Rd

Richboro, PA 18954

 

 

 

 

Feathered Quill Review of A Dime is a Sign

Thank you to Feathered Quill Book Reviews for this lovely review of A Dime is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss

By: Sherrill S. Cannon
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC
Publication Date: September 2018
ISBN: 978-1949483208
Reviewed by: Anita Lock
Review Date: November 2018

Award-winning author Sherrill Cannon provides plenty to ponder in her next installment of poems of love and loss, A Dime is a Sign.

Before Cannon’s poetry turned into book form, they were first used for other purposes. While some poems focused on personal reflection, the majority were designed to offer counsel to teens and comfort to friends who were going through difficult times in their lives.

As with her first book, A Penny for Your Thoughts, Cannon’s newest keeps to the same “Love & Loss: Coin Toss?” framework with three sections earmarked as “Heads—Of Love and Friendship,” “Spinning—Of Related Emotions,” and “Tails—Of Heartache and Anguish.”

Cannon’s love-and-loss theme is a wonderful balance between human’s mercurial emotions and God’s mind-boggling, unconditional love. A true wordsmith, Cannon first- and second- person writings capture the sentiment of wherever love (or the lack thereof) leads in particular situations. Her creativity expressed into one-hundred-plus poems are made up of sonnets, haikus, blank verse, free-form verse, quatrains, and couplets, to name a few.

Cannon’s human-interest poems delve into areas of the heart. Her words are clear as she candidly and deftly conveys the highs and lows of love. Examples include closeness to loved ones; joy (across the board); the beauty of nature; the tenacity of God’s love; encouragement; and the freedom that comes with various “love” breakthroughs.

Opening with the bulk of her work, Cannon immediately draws readers in through her uplifting words, sending an inferenced reminder that we are not alone in our experiences of happiness and sorrow as we travel on this love journey. Parts two and three keep to words of encouragement while weaving in related emotions, such as hurt, anger, false love, and fear of rejection.

Much of her poetry is designed in sonnets that lean heavily between Shakespearean sonnets and Petrarchans. Of course, Cannon does not confine her talents to these forms of expression. As mentioned earlier, she explores other methods. One such example is an hourglass poem titled “Self-Condemnation,” which begins and ends the same and can be read from top to bottom or vice versa. Here is an excerpt:

“Hypocrite! Damn you to the ends of your false world!
Strip away the blind self-righteousness from your mind;
Tear down the wall of martyrdom around your heart;
Wake up and see yourself for what you truly are:
A selfish, immature, thoughtless mediocrity.”

Another is “Before,” a syllabic poem that decreases with each stanza. Here it is in its entirety:

“Before I met you,
My life was full –
I was happy
And content …
But now
I know
What I
Missed.”

While Cannon’s work contains powerful messages pertaining to love for readers to ruminate on, she hopes that A Dime is a Sign will also open the doors to healing.

Quill says: A Dime is a Sign is thought provoking from beginning to end.

For more information on A Dime is a Sign, please visit the publisher’s website at: sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannon

Nice Comment from Fellow Author, Christine Cazes

A Dime is a Sign –  a companion volume to A Penny for Your Thoughts

Nice to find this lovely comment on FB this morning…

“I’m very pleased to know Sherrill, an award winning author of children’s books and recently two poetry books entitled “A Penny For Your Thoughts” and “A Dime Is A Sign”!!

I’m still reading the thought provoking poems in her newest book “A Dime Is A Sign”!! I love reading them!!!”

 

Christine has recently released two lovely children’s books:  Punkin and Gem.

(Punkin is particularly appropriate at Halloween time!)

A Dime is a Sign Accepted as Global eBook Nominee 2019

Five 5-Star Reviews!!!

Nice to receive the notification that A Dime is a Sign has been accepted as a Global eBook Nominee for the 2019 Awards!  This book of poetry is also about trying to put feelings into words, and is a companion volume to the award-winning A Penny for Your Thoughts. Both ebooks are available on amazon.com at $4.99 each.

Congratulations!

Ebook(s) Accepted