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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

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 https://sherrillscannon.wordpress.com/2019/02/15/thank-you-topshelf-magazine-for-featuring-a-dime-is-a-sign/

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.

CONTACT INFO:

Email: sherrillcannon@aol.com
Facebook: Fan Page II – Strategic Book Group
Website: sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannon
Blogsite: www.sherrillcannon.com

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

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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: https://featheredquill.com/2019-winners/

 “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!”

Lovely Tribute for A Dime is a Sign by Linda Weaver Clarke

I am so thrilled and honored by this thoughtful tribute to my poetry by author Linda Weaver Clarke... Such a distinction and honor to be compared to Elizabeth Barrett Browning!!!

Romantic Poetry Tribute

Romantic Poetry During a Romantic Time of Year

One of my favorite poets is Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Her poetry is so romantic. With each sentence, I feel the message of love. She writes from the heart and that is why I love her poetry. Elizabeth’s beautiful Sonnets (Sonnets from the Portuguese) were dedicated to her husband, Robert Browning. One of my favorite poems that she wrote goes like this:

“Love me, sweet, with all thou art, Feeling, thinking, seeing. Love me in the lightest part, Love me in full being.” ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Wow! She writes from the heart. There is one other poet that I have fallen in love with. I love the poetry of Sherrill Cannon. Whenever I have to sit in the doctor’s office or wait in the car for someone, I pull her work out and soak in the words. Sherrill Cannon writes from the heart. Each of her poems differ in style and form. That’s what makes them fun to read. She has a unique and precious message for all. Her poems are delightful.

Sherrill, an Award-Winning Author, has great talent. One of my favorites from her book, A Dime is a Sign,is called “A Look.” It is written in Free Verse. In this poem, she writes: Never let that look go from your eyes… the one that stops my breath and grips my heartThat look that says “I love you” in a tone of powerful and rich intensity. This poem is simply lovely and has deep meaning. I felt as if I were spiritually fed. Let me give you another sample.

DREAM

Last night I dreamed a quiet dream of you:

We sat together, letting thoughts be shared;

An honest time, with many feelings bared;

With contact, as with touch my courage grew.

And as I left, into your arms I flew.

You held me close, and so I finally dared

To say, “I love you,” reveal how much I cared…

You smiled at me and said you loved me too.

And then my heart was filled with joyous peace

That comforted and left my soul refreshed;

And all my tense anxiety was eased,

For with your love and friendship I was blessed.

When I awoke and found that all was true,

I spent the morning thanking God for you!

A Dime is a Sign

Synopsis:
Sherrill S. Cannon’s book of poetry contains messages of love written through the years in poetic form that put feelings into words. The variety of lyrical poetry forms include: free verse, blank verse, haiku, and sonnets, while some are just playing with words!  It is a companion volume to A Penny for Your Thoughts.

This book is found on Amazon.

Winner of 11 Awards

A Penny for Your Thoughts

Synopsis:
Sherrill S. Cannon’s book of poetry: Have you ever loved, been loved, been confused about love, or suffered from loss of love? All these feelings have been captured and shared in the word of heartfelt poems, compiled over many years by an award-winning author.

This book is found on Amazon.

About Author:

Sherrill S. Cannon, a former teacher and grandmother of ten, is the author of nine acclaimed rhymed children’s books, plus two recent award-winning books of poetry, which together have received 67 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!

Sherrill S Cannon, Award-Winning Author
The books she has written are: A Dime is a Sign, A Penny for Your Thoughts, My Little Angel, The Golden Rule, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and Santa’s Birthday Gift
Blogsite: http://www.sherrillcannon.com

Website: sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannon

Posted by Linda Weaver Clarke

Thanks so much for this lovely honor – and what fun to link it to Valentine’s Day, which is my birthday!!!  What a wonderful gift!

 

 

Lovely Review for Gimme-Jimmy on the Multicultural Children’s Book Day

5 Awards…How A Bully Learns to Share!

Fun to find this lovely review of Gimme-Jimmy on the Multicultural Children’s Book Day as part of Read Your World

Thank you so very much to Maritza Meiia

Book Review and Activity for Gimme-Jimmy

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Book Review and Activity of Gimme-Jimmy

Maritza Mejia’s Reviews > Gimme-Jimmy

by Sherrill S. Cannon (Goodreads Author)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13604735-gimme-jimmy

This story is a perfect reading for primary levels. The main character is James Alexander, who had no friends since he wasn’t a good friend himself. His classmates at school gave him the nickname “Gimme Jimmy” because whatever he wants, he says Gimme!
His father advise him to change, but he didn’t listen nor obey until Jimmy bumps into a big change that fix the problem. After his strange incident, Jimmy created a new polite set of rules for himself to treat others with respect. The classmates were excited with the change.
It was a quick read, perfect for bed time or classroom read aloud. It teaches a valuable lesson for all children going to the stage of Gimme.

ACTIVITIES CREATED BY: 

Maritza Martínez Mejía @2019

  1. Write a paragraph of your favorite part of the story:

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  1. What is your favorite Jimmy’s RULE?
    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    3. Follow the Sequence of the story with your own drawings   
               

I received a copy of Gimme-Jimmy by Sherrill S. Cannon   as part of the #ReadYourWorld.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day  (1/25/19) is in its 6th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.

A Note about A Dime is a Sign from a Former Classmate

Note from a Classmate

Lovely note from a former classmate…

“I read A Dime is a Sign from cover to cover, hadn’t intended to do it so quickly but found it almost impossible to put down, and finished it up in the middle of last night.  I thought it was wonderful…, I decided to mark off which poems I liked the best or felt that connected with me especially, so made a light mark in pencil so that I would be sure and tell you which ones.  And, lo and behold, it is a list that goes on forever, so it would be senseless to tell you.  But I wanted to tell you that I liked A Dime is a Sign tremendously…I am so sure that I know which one was used for the wedding, at least I thought so the minute I read it. “I Love You” is what I chose. Do you know which one it was?…One poem that I found particularly lovely was “Worship” and would love to see that used at the Cathedral during a service someday.  All in all, a most fabulous collection of your poetry.. I will read it over and over again.  You made me feel warm and fuzzy.  What a talent you have for writing and giving happiness.  Lucky you!”

Thank you, Betsy!