Category Archives: Kalpart

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!)

Awesome Review for A Penny for Your Thoughts

Winner of 4 Awards

Newly discovered review for A Penny for Your Thoughts submitted to Connotation Press by Victoria Wagner Ross…

A Penny for Your Thoughts

By Sherrill S. Cannon

154 pages – Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co.

ISBN: 978-1-946540-57-7

Reviewed by Victoria Wagner Ross

Award-winning children’s author, Sherrill S. Cannon, announced the release of her poetry book, “A Penny for Your Thoughts” which received a great review from Reader’s Favorite. This loving book of one-hundred fifty-four poems is simply the most beautiful book of the heart and anguish, exploring love and friendship. Thoughts of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her sensitive sonnets are shadows in some of Cannon’s poems. The lovely style of blending and weaving words to evoke feeling is well done. The poetry touches on topics of age, youth, nature, and love with deep emotion such as “My Tree” and the following excerpt from “Frozen Wasteland”:

​“…But you came to me and took me

​From the Winter of my heart─

​Where I lived before I met you,

And where nothing new could start─

​To a land of youth and beauty,

​Where I never shall grow old…

For you took my hand and led me

Into sunshine from the cold.”

The poetry exceeds her wonderful children books that hinted through the Dr. Seuss homage of rhyme delivering gentle lessons with deeply felt emotions of humanity. KJ of Kalpart Illustrations, who has created the illustrations and book covers of Ms. Cannon’s nine award-winning Children’s books, does an emotionally stirring cover with a black, gray and white sketches which interchange the feelings with the words.

Sherrill S. Cannon grew up in the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC. She is the original Eloise! She has received over fifty awards for her children’s books distributed globally on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. This current diversion into poetry in the fall of 2017 has won two Gold Medals – Feathered Quill and Reader Views – as well as a Specialty Poetry Award and is a Pinnacle Achievement winner.

Early in her career, her brilliant children’s book, The Magic Word, was evaluated and recommended by Professional Book Scouts. Book scouts were asked by Traditional Publishers to review books that decision-makers will be interested in taking advantage and consider buying the rights to the books. They reviewed thousands of Children’s books published from 2011 to 2016 and only 22 books were graded A and were invited to the international book fair event. Ms. Cannon’s books will appear at the 2018 Bologna international book fair.”

Victoria Wagner Ross is an award-winning author of Blue Speaks Eternally, a voice for the ocean and its creatures. Ms. Ross has been “white-listed” for her technology news review articles on the San Diego Examiner and contributed to Bitcoin Magazine, Brave New Coin, BizCatalyst360, Medium and other global platforms. She is a graduate MBA from the ASU Thunderbird Global School of Management, Loyola University of Chicago with cum laude in political science and certificate from executive program at Wharton School of Finance.

New Cover for A Penny for Your Thoughts with Three Award Stickers

Thank you to Kalpart, my awesome illustrator, for updating the Digital Cover for A Penny for Your Thoughts with it’s newly acquired Gold Medal awarded by Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice!  

Lovely Review for A Penny for Your Thoughts

A Gold for Penny!

A lovely review from Diana Iozzia – Here is her “Thank You” Note:

Hi Sherrill,

Thank you so much for sending me a copy of your beautiful poetry. It reminded me of my lovely and my fiance’s grandmother. I cannot wait to share it with his grandmother, and it reminds me to maybe go visit my aunt and read to her memorial site one of these days.

I wholeheartedly loved it.

Thank you so much.

Here is her lovely review:

Sherrill Cannon’s poetry is beautiful, in the way that your grandmother’s voice sounded as she brushed your hair. I feel like I should be reading this book of poetry while sitting outside and breathing in morning air. I could see how lovely this book would be if read on a vacation in the countryside. This book reminds me of my aunt and her little kitchen with cute chair cushions and the nice decorations.

Mrs. Cannon’s writing is melodic and soothing, like a cup of tea with your favorite relative would be. I love Mrs. Cannon’s personification and metaphors. She often personifies things in nature, how they behave, how they hold meaning to her. I feel that if I wrote poetry, it would be something like this. There are many favorite poems in this collection, so bear with me. I really enjoyed reading these.

My favorite poems in this collection are:

“A Promise”, “A Sign” History”, “I Think of You”, “Proposal”, “The Box”, “To a Holly Tree”, “Thorns”, “Winter’s Nuptials”, “Autumn”, “Brief Meeting”, “Frozen Wasteland”, “Grandfather Clock”, “Flowers”, “My Tree”, “Peter Pan”, “Ready”, “Separation”, “The Fork”, “When Death Comes For Me”, “Winter Arrives”, “Winter Bride”, “Winter Storm”, “Winter”, “A Year”.

* I thank Sherrill deeply and wholeheartedly for sending me a copy of this book to read and review. *

Diana’s Blogsite is:  Bookwormbanter.blogspot.com

Lovely 5-Star Review for My Little Angel from a Top Amazon Reviewer

My Little Angel – 5 Stars!

Thank you Gisela Hausmann for the Lovely 5-Star Review for My Little Angel

a great concept

January 28, 2018

“My Little Angel” is a very cool children’s book, and because it is not religious has a much broader appeal: the Little Angel is a kind of a “mini advisor” who encourages children to do the right thing, and praises them in an affirming way. Children can learn that they don’t have to rely on mom’s or dad’s praise but that their “imaginary advisor” supports them.

I like that, a lot. Let’s face it, these days moms and dads are busy hence it can only help to have an imaginary supporter.

Author Sherrill Cannon mentions all the do’s and don’ts, including my favorite:

“…When I ride in cars, I sit in the back, And Angela fastens my belt with a clack…”

That’s just a perfect way to put it because the wording encourages children to “be grown-ups” and do what angels do.

Adorable illustrations!

5 stars, Grandma Gisela Hausmann