Category Archives: poetry

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

Thank you TopShelf Magazine for Featuring A Dime is a Sign

So nice to get this link from TopShelf Magazine:

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 the A Penny 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!!

Thanks to Kalpart for adding A Dime is a Sign’s third Award to the Cover

3 Awards for A Dime is a Sign

Thank you KJ of Kalpart – the illustrator of ALL my 11 books – for adding the third award sticker – the Bronze Medal in the Feathered Quill Awards – to the cover of A Dime is a Sign!

These poems of love and friendship, written by a Valentine, would make excellent Valentine’s Day gifts!  Please remember also that the award-winning book of poetry, A Penny for Your Thoughts, is a companion volume to A Dime is a Sign

11 Awards for A Penny for Your Thoughts – Awarded Top Shelf Winner as well!


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.


Facebook: Fan Page II – Strategic Book Group

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



A Dime is a Sign has won a Bronze Medal in the Feathered Quill Awards!

Bronze Medal for A Dime is a Sign!

So thrilled to receive this message from Feathered Quill…

Another Award for Dime!

“We are excited to announce that the book “A Dime is a Sign” has won the Bronze/3rd Place award in the 2019 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program for the Poetry category!  Congratulations!  This year saw the largest group of nominations to date and we certainly had a hands full judging all the entrants.

You can view all winners at:

 “Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges’ Comments.”

– This book continues the author’s award-winning poetry in excellent fashion.

– It offers counsel and comfort to those who many be going through difficult times in their lives.  Her poetry is both thought-provoking an inspiring.

– Editing, format, cover, all elements of this book are excellent.

Again, congratulations on your win!”

Two Lovely Comments from Fellow Authors about my Poetry Books

Companion Volumes

So happy when I get comments like these from talented fellow authors about A Penny for Your Thoughts and A Dime is a Sign:

Please remember that these would make lovely gifts for Valentine’s Day!

Author and Poet

Author and Reviewer