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Two Gold Medals! 2018 eLit Awards

Winner of 6 Awards

So happy to share the news that A Penny for Your Thoughts is the Gold Medal Winner for Poetry in the 2018 eLit Awards, and The Golden Rule is the Gold Medal Winner for Children of All Ages!!!

Treat Others the Way You’d Like to be Treated

What wonderful news to receive!!  It was especially fun since we are now traveling and when the results were announced by email, I had forgotten that I had entered The Golden Rule instead of My Little Angel, since I hadn’t entered these awards before & Angel will be eligible next year… I went back to see if I recognized any authors & found myself again!

So for the first hour, while sightseeing, I was exuberant about A Penny for Your Thoughts winning its fourth Gold Medal… and an hour later I discovered that The Golden Rule was also a Gold Medal winner!!!

So great to have the eBooks win Gold!!!

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.

Thank You for the Lovely Comment about A Penny for Your Thoughts

Winner of 4 Awards

I love it when I receive unsolicited comments about my books… This is a lovely email about A Penny for Your Thoughts… Thank you, Cindy!

“I haven’t been able to put A Penny for Your Thoughts down yet. You have truly composed some of the most thought provoking, sensitive poems I have ever read.

When I read them, I say, “yes, that’s it exactly, how did she put that feeling into words?”

This book is so enjoyable to read. Thank you a million…

Its place is right on my coffee table for all to enjoy.”

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

Feathered Quill Awards Gold Medal to A Penny for Your Thoughts and a Bronze Medal for My Little Angel

Gold Medal in Poetry

Awesome News from the Feathered Quill Book Awards Program… My heart is smiling!!

Dear Sherrill:

We are excited to announce that the book “A Penny for Your Thoughts” has won the Gold/1st Place award in the 2018 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program for the Poetry category!  Congratulations!  We had a HUGE response to our annual awards program, with many excellent books vying for top places.  Your title rose to the top and you should be quite proud.

FEATHERED QUILL BOOK AWARDS JUDGES’ COMMENTS: 

“Wonderful, thought-provoking poetry.  This is an unusual collection designed to help and heal.  This is one of the few books that scored a perfect 100.  Well done!”

Again, congratulations on your win!

Bronze Medal in Poetry

AND THEN, 5 MINUTES LATER:

Dear Sherrill:

We are excited to announce that the book “My Little Angel” has won the Bronze/3rd Place award in the 2018 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program for the Poetry category!  Congratulations!  We had a HUGE response to our annual awards program, with many excellent books vying for top places.  Your title rose to the top and you should be quite proud.

FEATHERED QUILL BOOK AWARDS JUDGES’ COMMENTS: 

“I am a fan of your rhyming technique! The illustrations are extremely well done, and the front cover is excellent with nice, eye-catching colors. The back cover lost some points because there is too much information on it that is a bit crowded and may lose the reader’s attention…

Again, congratulations on your win!

Reminder – Giveaway for My Little Angel on Reader Views

My Little Angel – 3 Awards

The My Little Angel giveaway for January is almost over… Go to the Reader Views site for a chance to win!!

Reader Views Giveaway