Category Archives: Fundraising

Please Meet Emma, my Junior Reviewer

This is Emma, who has had to fight not only Juvenile Myositis, but Leukemia!

Emma Loves My Little Angel

Emma has an indomitable spirit and a contagious smile, although spending much of her young life at Duke Hospital and Ronald McDonald House!  This is her comment about My Little Angel from her mother:

“She loved it. She has read it so much that she knows it by heart 🙂 she shows it off to everyone?!”

Emma Conley has also just been named the Mid-Atlantic States Miss Heart of the USA the “2017 Wise Country Petite Miss Heart of Freedom”!

“Emma is the 9 year old daughter of Anthony and Ida Conley of Wise County, VA.  Emma was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis at the age of 5 which is a rare autoimmune disease…18 months into treatment she was diagnosed with APML, a rare form of leukemia.  She has undergone many chemotherapy treatments and lumbar punctures but has kept her faith and her smiles.  She is a girly girl with high hopes and a bright spirit.  She has a big heart and touches the lives of everyone she meets in some way.”

Please also remember my CureJM Fundraiser, to help children like Emma…

Please remember that everyone can help by getting great books for kids and grandkids (and their friends) and support CureJM – Juvenile Myositis, an incurable children’s disease – at the same time! Please visit the on-going CureJM Fundraiser at where 50% of the cost of my award-winning children’s books goes to the CureJM Foundation. The names of many JM kids are included in my newly released 2017 book, “My Little Angel”. Please help us find a cure for kids like Addie, Alyssa, Brookelyn, Cassie, Daisy, Dmitri, Eldon, Emma, Jaden, Kinser, Tristan, Zayden  and all the other JM kids – and the many adults who also have this horrible disease!!!


Fun at Fallsington Elementary School

Fallsington Elementary School

Fallsington Elementary School

I had a wonderful Book Reading at Fallsington Elementary School yesterday! Since Fallsington is a “PA School of Character”, my books about Consideration for Others and The Golden Rule were especially appropriate!  I was able to share The Magic Word, Manner-Man, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys with the K-3 children and then My Fingerpaint Masterpiece with the entire school.  I was delighted that one of the questions asked was “Where can we get these books?”  (Fortunately, we are doing a Fundraiser with the school, so that signed books will be available!!)


Zayden is a Superhero on the Manner-Man Team

So happy to see this from Zayden’s Mom on Facebook, and wanted to share!

Zayden is a Superhero on the Manner-Man Team!

Zayden is a Superhero on the Manner-Man Team!

He’s wearing his Manner-Man Badge also!

Zayden is a CureJM warrior!  Everyone can help him fight his Juvenile Myositis by purchasing any of my children’s books through the CureJM Fundraiser at

CureJM Fundraiser

50% of the cost of the books goes to the CureJM Foundation to help find a cure for this so-far incurable children’s auto-immune disease.  You can also leave a name for any child or adult you would like acknowledged in my next book, along with Zayden and his sister Lily, as well as Jaden, Matthew, and Alyssa.

My other books include

The Golden Rule (Treat others the way you’d like to be treated)

Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! (About computers and good listening)

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece (See Art with your Heart)

Gimme-Jimmy (How a Bully learns to Share)

The Magic Word (Please…and also Thank-you!)

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys (Stop whining!!)

Santa’s Birthday Gift (Santa’s Christmas gifts are birthday gifts to baby  Jesus)


Please help us find a cure!!

Please Meet My Kid Reviewer, Tristan!

Tristan remembers to be nice!

Tristan remembers to be nice!

Thank you, Tristan, for your great review and photos!  I’m so happy you understand the message of The Golden Rule!

Here is Tristan’s review:

Tristan review: “I like this book because it’s fun and has lots of colors. It helps me to remember to be nice.”


Plus a nice message from Tristan’s mom:

“Thank you so very much Sherrill, you are very thoughtful and I’m grateful we know you!”

Tristan is one of my very special CureJM kids…

Please also remember that you can purchase through the CureJM Fundraiser: where 50% of the cost of the books goes to the CureJM Foundation to help find a cure for Juvenile Myositis, an incurable (so far…) children’s disease.  Please help find a cure!!

Please Meet Daisy, my Video Star Kid Reviewer

Daisy Loves The Golden Rule

Daisy Loves The Golden Rule

Please meet little miss Daisy, my 5-yr-old Kid Reviewer Video Star, whose Mom informed me that her first remarks about the cover were: “Awwww, they’re all holding one of her books! Look! Gimme-Jimmy is holding his own book.”

Her Mom was kind enough to make a YouTube video of Daisy’s review, which I am happy to share…

Daisy is one of my CureJM kids as well. She faces monthly infusions and debilitating reactions, causing her to suffer greatly and have to miss school frequently. One day she announced to her mother that she was so happy that she was able to get though an entire day at school “just like a regular kid”.

So Daisy and many of my other Kid Reviewers can benefit from participation in my CureJM Fundraiser at CureJM Fundraiser where 50% of the cost of the books goes to the CureJM Foundation. Please help us find a cure!!

(My books are also part of a similar fundraiser for at  Daisy doesn’t like bullies either!)

Thanks so much, Daisy, for sharing your story with me! Sending love…

Please Meet my Kid Reviewer, Ashlyn!

Ashlyn, my Kid Reviewer

Ashlyn, my Kid Reviewer

Please meet the first of my “Kid Reviewers”, 5-yr-old Ashlyn, who has been a big fan since she was quite little! This is her review of The Golden Rule, as posted by her mother:

“Ashlyn Rainn is not old enough to write her own review but she is smart enough to voice her opinion. “The Golden Rule” according to Ashlyn, is an awesome book. She loves the book and the meaning behind it. She was so excited getting to the climax of the story. She couldn’t wait to find out what the golden rule was. She got thrilled by the end of the book and then started pulling all her other Sherrill S. Cannon books out for me to read to her because those are her favorite books of all time. Thank you Sherrill for writing awesome books. This is the newest book just released by author Sherrill S. Cannon. The Golden Rule or any of Sherrill’s other books, please shop through the link. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Cure JM. (

Her mother Donna also posted:

“❤❤❤Ashlyn goes nuts over Sherrill S. Cannon books. They are the best children books by far for teaching valuable lessons without the child really knowing that they’re learning. I love these books.”

This relationship started when Ashlyn was just 3-yrs-old

“We all love your books and think that you are a fabulous author, the next Dr. Seuss. We love you. You gave us a 3 year old child that wants to read books with us. Until we had your books, she would not sit down to read any book. Now Ashlyn comes up and begs us to read the books to us. Thank you again.”

And later…

“How do you do it? This book is GREAT! I love it and the illustrations are

Budding Artist...

Budding Artist…

fantastic. You always manage to impress me and I am not easy to impress. I love your writing. You are amazing. The kids love this book too. You are an outstanding author. Love it!”

As well as..

“That book Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! Is fantastic. Ashlyn loves all of your books, but got this one and like the rest, she can’t get enough. We love your books…”

Favorite Fans!

Favorite Fans!

Of course the fact that Cassandra, who is one of my Jr. Reviewers for the most recent three books, is Ashlyn’s aunt is very helpful. Cassie reads to Ashlyn!!!   So please stay tuned for Cassie’s review in my next post!!