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Another 5-Star Review for A Penny for Your Thoughts

Winner of 7 Awards

It’s so lovely to receive 5-Star reviews!  I especially enjoy the ones that mention favorite poems…

Thank you to Christine Cazes for this one:

on July 9, 2018
“The 132 poems in A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS beautifully captures life’s emotions. Derived around the concept of flipping a coin, HEADS introduces poems of love and friendship and TAILS presents poems of heartache and anguish. Read A MOTHER BIRD’S SONG and listen to a mother bird singing her song of love which embraces the love all mothers share with their children; or THINKING OF YOU which embraces someone you love making your eyes and heart smile. Then, SPIN into related emotions with FROZEN WASTELAND where “a land of no tomorrows” turns “into sunshine from the cold”; or LOST TIME and read all about “precious time slipping away” only to realize “tomorrows just begun.” Turn to the chapter TAILS and read A SMALL DEATH asking “will they forget” or GRIEF and watch a willow silently weep. A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS allows you to pick a poem that matches the way your feel. Superb reading!”
Also, a reminder that my interview is now live on http://www.insidescooplive.com/    Perhaps you can find some favorites of your own!

60 Awards…A Milestone!!

7 Awards for A Penny for Your Thoughts

The recent notification that A Penny for Your Thoughts is a Medalist in the Poetry Category of the 2018 FAPA President’s Awards brings the total of awards for my books to 60.  I am so thrilled and honored (and grateful) to have received all of these awards, and thankful to have been able to share my message of Love, Being Kind, and Consideration for Others with so many… Thank you to all of you!!!

Here is the listing of awards in order received:

2018 – FAPA President’s Award – Medalist TBA – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – Book Excellence Awards – Gold – My Little Angel

2018 – eLit Book Awards – Gold – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – eLit Book Awards – Gold – The Golden Rule

2018 – Los Angeles Book Festival Awards – Winner – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – Reader Views Specialty Award for Most Innovative Book of Poetry – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – Reader Views Literary Awards – Gold Medal – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – Feathered Quill Book Awards – Gold Medal – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – Feathered Quill Book Awards – Bronze Medal – My Little Angel

2017 – Pinnacle Achievement Award – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2017 – Royal Dragonfly Awards – HM – My Little Angel

2017 – IAN Book of the Year Award Finalist – The Golden Rule

2017 – Readers’ Favorite Award Finalist – My Little Angel

2017 – Pinnacle Achievement Award – My Little Angel

2017 – Reader Views Reviewers Choice – 2ndPlace – The Golden Rule

2016 –  Book Excellence Award – Gold Medal – The Golden Rule

2016 – Readers’ Favorite Award Finalist – The Golden Rule

2016 – Global eBook Gold Medal – Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

2016 – FAPA President’s Award – Bronze Medal – Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

2016 – Children’s Literary Classics Silver Medal – The Golden Rule

2016 – Mom’s Choice Award – Silver – The Golden Rule

2016 – Pinnacle Achievement Award – The Golden Rule

2016 – Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval – The Golden Rule

2016 – Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice – H.M. – Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

2015 – Readers’ Favorite – H.M. – Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

2015 – Global eBook Bronze Medal – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2015 – National Indie Excellence Finalist – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2015 – Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece– C’s Pic Book

2015 –  Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece– C’s Juv. Fiction

2015 – Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2015 –  Pinnacle Achievement Award – Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

2015 – Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice – H.M. – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2014 – CLIPP Awards Winner K-2 – Manner-Man

2014 – KART Awards Winner – Manner-Man

2014 – Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2014 – Reader’s Favorite Illustrations Award – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece 

2014 – Global eBook Silver Medal – Manner-Man

2014 – National Indie Excellence Finalist – Manner-Man

2014 – Pinnacle Achievement Award – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2014 – Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice – Winner – Manner-Man

2014 – Rebecca’s Reads Choice Awards – H.M. – Manner-Man

2014 – Los Angeles Book Festival – Winner – Manner-Man

2014 – London Book Festival H.M – Manner-Man

2013 – Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal – Manner-Man

2013 – Pinnacle Achievement Award – Manner-Man

2013 – Global eBook Silver Medal – Gimme-Jimmy

2013 – Indie Excellence Finalist – Gimme-Jimmy

2013 – Reader Views Reviewers Choice 3rdPlace – Gimme-Jimmy

2012 – Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal – Gimme-Jimmy

2012 – Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist – The Magic Word

2012 – Global eBook 3rdPlace – The Magic Word

2012 – International Book Awards Finalist – The Magic Word

2012 – Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Gimme-Jimmy

2012 – Reader Views Reviewers Choice 2ndPlace – The Magic Word

2011 – Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – The Magic Word

2011 – The USA “Best Books 2011” Finalist – Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

2011 – Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal – Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

2011 – Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal – Santa’s Birthday Gift

2011  – Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal – The Magic Word

2011 – Indie Excellence Finalist – Santa’s Birthday Gift

(I was not aware of Contests and Awards when my first two books were published. In my first submission to the Readers’ Favorite Awards in 2011, I entered The Magic Word, Santa’s Birthday Gift and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys at the same time and won Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively at the same time! Now THAT was fun!!!)

I recommend entering awards to all new authors, since winning awards gives instant credibility to books by new or unknown authors – not to mention ones that have been releasing books for a relatively long time. Some of them also have categories which accept books written in past years, so it may not be too late to enter!  I hope that the above lists of awards will also give some of you an idea of which awards I have entered and consider reputable!

All of my books have been published by SBPRA, and have been illustrated by the amazing and talented Kalpart Illustrations which have brought my books to life and contributed to their awards!!

Google Alerts are Fun!

Winner of 5Awards

Another reason for authors to use Google Alerts:

 

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Another Lovely Review for The Golden Rule

Winner of 9 Awards

It’s so wonderful to find nice reviews like this one for The Golden Rule:

Customer Review – Positive Messaging for Kids

on May 28, 2018
Kids, 4, 7 & 8, have requested this a number of times for their bedtime story. Has also prompted conversation and inspired positive, conscious, behaviour.
Thank you, Reviewer, for taking the time to share your thoughts, and for helping show your kids how to treat others the way they would like to be treated!

A Penny for Your Thoughts accepted by the Library

Winner of 5 Awards

Finally one of my books has been accepted by our Library system, since it has the Author Name and Title on the spine of the book.  It also helps that this book is also available in a hard cover version!

I am thrilled about this inclusion in the local libraries and am looking forward to seeing the book  on the shelves!

My children’s books, in the interest of keeping the cost of the books low enough for teachers to buy, do not have that information on the spines…(my daughter, the teacher, informed me long ago that my books had to be close to $10 for teachers to be able to afford to buy them for their classrooms.) Additional printer costs would eliminate that cost requirement.

Now I will submit a request for inclusion for other libraries… Yay!!

(Please remember that this book is also available as an eBook for $4.99!)

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 sherrillcannon@aol.com)  Thanks so much!!!

Please stay tuned for further details!!!

5 Gold Awards for A Penny for Your Thoughts

Thank you to my fabulous illustrator Kalpart for adding the Gold Medal Sticker for the Winner in the Poetry Category in the Los Angeles Book Festival to A Penny for Your Thoughts!

Winner of 5 Awards

(The Pinnacle Achievement Award is now inside the front cover!)