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Lovely Note from Midwest Book Review

I received this lovely note from James Cox, Editor-in-Chief of the Midwest Book Review about A Dime is a Sign;

Dear Sherrill Cannon:
I’m very pleased to announce that the March 2019 issue of our online book review magazine “Reviewer’s Bookwatch” features a review of “A Dime is a Sign”.
Here is the review:
Reviewer’s Bookwatch: March 2019
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575
Reviewer’s Choice
A Dime is a Sign
Sherrill S. Cannon
SBPRA
9781949483208, $13.50 PB, $4.99 Kindle, 183pp, www.amazon.com
Susan Violante, Reviewer
Reader Views
“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!
Additionally, this review will be archived on our Midwest Book Review website for the next five years at http://www.midwestbookreview.com
I look forward to your next title!
James A. Cox
Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
278 Orchard Drive
Oregon, WI, 53575, USA

Thank you Kalpart for Adding the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Literary Awards Seal to the cover of A Dime is a Sign

My illustrator, KJ of Kalpart Illustrations, is the very best!  Kalpart has illustrated all eleven of my books, which have received 71 Awards, and KJ makes sure to add all those lovely stickers to the cover of each book!

The most recent award is the Reader Views Readers Choice Literary Award for 2nd Place in Poetry to A Dime is a Sign.  It has also won a Bronze Medal in the Feathered Quill Awards, and a Pinnacle Achievement Award.  In addition, the book has also received three 5-star reviews from Readers Favorite…  

A Dime is a Sign is a companion volume to A Penny for Your Thoughts, and is also an attempt to put feelings into words.  If you’ve ever loved, been loved, been confused about love, or suffered from loss of love, then you may find your own feelings in this book.  It contains lyrical poetry including sonnets, free verse, haiku, and blank verse…

A Penny for Your Thoughts has now won a dozen awards… Both books are also available as eBooks.  All of my books, including my award-winning children’s books,  can be found on my website:

http://sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannon

A Dime is a Sign wins Silver in the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Literary Awards

I’m so happy to announce that A Dime is a Sign has won a Silver, placing Second in the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Literary Awards for Poetry!

Congratulations to all the Winners!

Reader Views Reviewers Choice Literary Awards 2018-2019

A Psychic Medium once said that if you find a random dime, it is a sign that someone that you have loved and lost is thinking of you…This collection of poetry contains many of these messages in poetic form. Similar to A Penny for Your Thoughts, this book is a compilation of poetry written through the years in an attempt to put feelings into words.  As a former teacher, many of them were used to help counsel troubled teens and friends. The variety of lyrical poetry forms include free verse, blank verse, haiku, and sonnets

This is the 3rd award for A Dime is a Sign, and my 71st overall…

Here is the complete list of winners: Reader Views Reviewers’ Choice Awards

Nice Comment from Becky Flansburg about A Dime is a Sign

Nice comment on Facebook from Becky Flansburg about A Dime is a Sign… Becky is a Blogger, Freelance Writer, and Project Manager for Multicultural Children’s Book Day

Becky Flansburg
February 19 at 7:40 AM
Sherrill S. Cannon, I love the theme of this book! I’ve talked about finding dimes and knowing they are from a guardian angel (one special friend who has crossed over leaves me pennies 🙂 with friends many times. Great book and article!
A Dime is a Sign https://sherrillscannon.wordpress.com/2019/02/15/thank-you-topshelf-magazine-for-featuring-a-dime-is-a-sign/

Thank you TopShelf Magazine for Featuring A Dime is a Sign

So nice to get this link from TopShelf Magazine:

http://topshelfmagazine.net/index.php/spotlights/32-general-fiction/1274-a-dime-is-a-sign

Author: Sherrill S. Cannon
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLCs
Genre: Poetry, Young New Adult (Fiction)
Availability: Available Now!
ISBN: 978-1949483208

A psychic medium once said that if you find a random dime, it is a sign that someone that you have loved and lost is thinking of you.

A Dime is a Sign Through Time

If you find a dime,

You will know that I’m

Sending thoughts of love

Through the veil of time.

 

Ten cents with a silver shine,

A sense sent you to help remind

That someone who left you behind

Is always living in your mind.

 

Sending love and vibes,

Felt as psychic sighs …

The ones that you miss,

Send you a kiss …

Sherrill S. Cannon’s second book of poetry contains messages written through the years in poetic form that put feelings into words. As a teacher, many of her poems helped counsel troubled teens and friends.

There are three sections in the book: Heads, Spinning, and Tails … (Love & Loss: Coin Toss?). The variety of lyrical poetry forms include free verse, blank verse, haiku, and sonnets, while some are just playing with words!

Hopefully, this is also a book of healing.

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 (A Penny for Your Thoughts), which together have received 63 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!

Thanks again to Kalpart – Update for A Penny for Your Thoughts with the TopShelf Winner Award

Thanks again to KJ of Kalpart!  Here is the updated version of thePenny for Your Thoughts with the Winner Award for Poetry in the TopShelf Awards!

1st Place Poetry Winner in the Top Shelf Awards

Think Valentine’s Day!  Give a Valentine gift written by a Valentine!!

Really Cool “Meet the Authors” page on Feathered Quill

I have received the link to my “Meet the Authors” page on the Feathered Quill Website... Please check it out!

Please click link below to get the full page…

Feathered Quill Author Bio

Author Bios: Sherrill S. Cannon

Sherrill S. Cannon is a former teacher and grandmother of ten, and the author of nine published rhymed children’s stories and two books of poetry which have received sixty-eight 2011-19 National and International awards. This year’s A Dime is a Sign is a Companion volume to last year’s Feathered Quill Gold Medal poetry winner, A Penny for Your Thoughts. She is also a playwright with seven published plays for elementary school children, which have been performed internationally in over 20 countries. Her various careers include teacher and coach, a professional newspaper sports writer and photographer, a dinner theatre stage manager, and a business administrator. Married for 58 years, she and her spouse are now retired and travel in their RV from coast to coast.

CONTACT INFO:

Email: sherrillcannon@aol.com
Facebook: Fan Page II – Strategic Book Group
Website: sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannon
Blogsite: www.sherrillcannon.com

To see all of Sherrill’s books, please visit her Amazon page.

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