Category Archives: poetry

A Penny for Your Thoughts is a Winner and My Little Angel is an Official Selection in the New Apple Literary Awards

A Dozen Awards for Penny

The New Apple Literary Awards have been officially posted, and I am happy to share the announcement for A Penny for Your Thoughts which was the Sole Medal Winner in Poetry, and my wonderful Illustrator Kalpart, has been kind enough to update the cover (again.)

The link to this announcement:

New Apple Sole Medal Winner in Poetry

 

 

Official Selection in New Apple Literary Awards

My Little Angel was an Official Selection in Children’s Picture Books.

The link to this announcement:

My Little Angel – Children’s

Thank you to Kalpart for illustrating all of my books!

Thank you to the New Apple Literary Awards for these honors!!

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

A Dime is a Sign is a Finalist in Poetry in the Reader View Awards

So happy to share the news that A Dime is a Sign has been named a Finalist in Poetry in the Reader Views Awards – and the Final Placement will be announced sometime in the near future.

The 3 Poetry Finalists are in alphabetical order:

Poetry Finalists

Finalists

Congratulations to all…!

 

My CureJM Fundraiser is Still Active – Please Take a Look

I was reminded that I hadn’t mentioned my CureJM Fundraiser site in a long time , probably since my emphasis has been on my Poetry Books lately.

Please remember that 50% of the cost of my children’s books goes to the CureJM Foundation, when purchased through my Fundraiser website at www.sbpra.com/CureJM

Juvenile Myositis is an incurable autoimmune disease, striking many young children without warning.. The CureJM Foundation has come a long way, and the results of their efforts are shown in the extended lives of many children who several years ago had a much shorter life expectancy – but the battle is not yet won.

All of my Award-Winning children’s books are available through this site.  Since many of my kid-reviewers have enjoyed the books but have now outgrown them, I’m now looking for others in the 3-9 age-range who might care to review them for me!  Just let me know at www.sherrillcannon.com

Here is a brief summary of the books and their awards:

Sherrill S. Cannon’s Award-Winning Children’s Books – http://www.sherrillcannon.com

Winner of 8 Awards:  My Little Angel– Please share a day in the life of a little girl, while her guardian angel Angela sits on her shoulder and keeps her safe and guides her throughout her various activities throughout her day. It has received a Book Excellence Gold Medal, a Feathered Quill Bronze Medal, a New Apple Book Awards Official Selection, Readers’ Favorite Finalist Award, a Royal Dragonfly H.M, an IAN Book of the Year Finalist Award, and a Pinnacle Achievement Award.  ISBN:  978-1-68181-947-1 – $12.00

Winner of 9 Awards, The Golden RuleWhat if you treated others the way you’d like to be treated?  What if everyone did that?  What kind of world could there be? Please join in the children’s quest to discover how to follow The Golden Rule. The book has won a Book Excellence Award Gold Medal, eLit Gold Medal, Reviewers Choice Silver Medal, Children’s Literary Classics Silver Medal & Seal of Approval, Mom’s Choice Silver, Readers Favorite Finalist Award, IAN Book of the Year Finalist and Pinnacle Achievement Award.  ISBN 978-1-68181-326-4 – $12.50

Winner of 5 Awards, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!illustrates the importance of being a good listener.  It also is a cute introduction to basic computer terms. Rosemary is worried about returning to school, after her teacher has warned the class that they would soon have some mice, spiders and webs in the classroom. It has won a Global eBook Gold Medal, a Bronze Medal in the FAPA Awards, a Readers’ Favorite H.M. Award, a Reader Views Reviewers Choice H.M and also a Pinnacle Achievement Award ISBN: 978-1-63135-949-1 – $13.00

Winner of 9 Awards, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece deals with perspective, perception and self-esteem as a child fingerpaints artwork in class, and later discovers it as part of the town’s Art Contest.  It has won a Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal in Children’s K-3, as well as their Illustrations Award, a double Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Awards, a National Indie Excellence Award, a Global eBook Bronze Medal, a Reviewer’s Choice H.M., Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval and a Pinnacle Award   ISBN 978-1-62857-288-9 – $12.50

Winner of 10 awards: Winner of the 2014 CLIPP Principals’ Award, the KART Kids Book List, the Reviewers Choice Award, Los Angeles Book Festival, Global eBook Silver Medal; as well as a 2013 Readers Favorite Silver Medal, National Indie Excellence Finalist, a Pinnacle Achievement Award, and H.M. in the London Book Fair and Rebecca’s Reads Awards.Manner-Manis a Superhero who helps children cope with bullies,and teaches them how to look within themselves for their own superhero. ISBN: 978-1-62212-478-7 –  $12.50

Winner of 5 awards: Winner of the 2013 Global eBook Silver Medal, Indie Excellence Finalist and Reader Views Finalist Awards as well as the 2012 Readers Favorite Silver Medal Award and the 2012 Pinnacle Achievement WinnerAward. Gimme-Jimmyis about how a bully learns to share.  His “New Polite Rule” helps him learn to make friends.  ISBN 978-1-61897-267-5   – $13.00

Winner of 6 awards: Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Gold Medal, 2011 Pinnacle Achievement Award Winner, 2011 Global Finalist Award, 2012 Reader Views Second Place, 2012 International Book Awards Finalist, and 2012 Next Generation Indie Finalist. Elisabeth needs to learn The Magic Word“Please”, and to use it every day. Please and Thank you are words that everyone needs to use!  ISBN 978-1-60976-909-3  – $12.50

Winner of 2 Awards: Winner of the 2011 ReadersFavorite Bronze Medal and the 2011 USA Best Books Finalist Award. Peter and the Whimper-Whineyshelps parents cope with whining, disguised as a fun story. Peter is a rabbit who whines all the time, and might have to join the Whimper-Whineys. ISBN 978-1-60911-517-3  – $13.00

Winner of 2 Awards: Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Silver Award and the 2011 Indie Excellence Finalist Award.  Santa’s Birthday Giftincludes Santa in the Christmas story.  (After reading a story of the nativity to my granddaughter, she asked “But where’s Santa?”)

ISBN 978-1-60860-824-9  – $11.50

A Penny for Your Thoughts is the Gold Solo Medalist Winner in the New Apple Book Awards Poetry and an Official Selection for My Little Angel in Children’s Picture Books as well! 70 Awards Milestone!!!

Solo Gold Medalist Award in Poetry

So thrilled to get this amazing news this morning:

Official Selection in Children’s Picture Books

A Penny for Your Thoughts is the Gold Solo Medalist Winner in Poetry in the New Apple Book Awards, and My Little Angel has also received an Official Selection in Children’s Picture Books!””

(This is a 70 Awards milestone for me as well…)

Subject: CONGRATULATIONS! – 2018 Fifth Annual New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing

Your book ‘A Penny for Your Thoughts‘ was chosen as the solo “Medalist Winner” in the POETRY category of our Fifth Annual Indie Book Awards!

IN ADDITION…

Your book ‘My Little Angel‘ was chosen as an “Official Selection” in the Children’s Picture Books category of our Fifth Annual Indie Book Awards!

Each category receives a solo Medalist Winner.  In some cases, when the judging panel for the category can not come to a unanimous decision for the medalist winner, they will select up to three Official Selections out of all the entries within the category.  These receive honorable mention distinction.  The Official Selections are all equal in their honors, not second or third, etc.

(The awards will be posted soon, but we’ve been given permission to share!)

Congratulations also to Kalpart Illustrations who have illustrated all of my books!