Category Archives: Romance

Christmas Gifts of Love

Give your loved ones some poetry of loveLove was born at Christmas!

The Spirit of Christmas

Santa’s the spirit of Christmas,

The longing to give in your heart,

The wanting to make others happy,

As God gave us love at the start.

 

For God’s love was born at Christmas,

All wrapped in a small holy Boy.

So we want to give on His birthday,

To share all our love and our joy.

 

You’re never too old to love Santa,

Just open your heart and believe…

That Santa brings gifts for Christ’s birthday,

And it’s better to give than receive.

                                                                              …Sherrill S. Cannon

 

 

 

A Dime is a Sign is a New Apple Summer Book Awards Poetry Official Selection

So happy to share the just released announcement of the New Apple Summer Book Awards.  A Dime is a Sign is the Official Selection in Poetry

Official Selection:
Official Selection

POETRY – OFFICIAL SELECTION

A Dime is a Sign 

by Sherrill S. Cannon

This is a compilation of poetry written through the years in an attempt to put feelings into words.  A dime is a sign through time.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: SBPRA
Author’s Social Media: https://facebook.com/pg/sherrillscannon/posts/
Author’s Website: sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannon
Available for purchase:
Amazon

 Link to New Apple Summer Books Awards…Poetry

A Dime is a Sign is part of a Reader Views Giveaway

A Dime is a Sign is part of the Reader Views Giveaway this month…

Monthly Giveaway Books at Reader Views

Go to the Reader Views Website, and enter for a chance to win one of any of these great books!

Reader Views Book Giveaway Link

Good luck!!!

A Dime is a Sign Listing on American Book Fest Site

8 Awards for A Dime is a Sign.

Fun to get this message from the Best Book Awards

Hello Sherrill,

A Dime is a Sign Listing

Thank you for entering the 2019 Best Book Awards.

As a bonus, your book is currently featured on AmericanBookFest.com!

Your listing is LIVE for FIVE MONTHS starting today!

If your title places as a winner or finalist, your listing will remain up for an additional 10 months.

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TITLE: A Dime is a Sign by Sherrill S. Cannon, illustrated by Kalpart

CATEGORY ENTERED: Poetry

LISTING PAGE: http://www.americanbookfest.com/generalfiction/poetry.html

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Results announced mid-November…

(I’m keeping my fingers crossed, except while texting…)

Fun to Have my Haiku Poetry Included in International Anthology

So pleased to have several of my Haiku poems included in the soon to be released International Poetry collection..  Luz Del Mes Tri-Anthology:

I am featured today on the website:

https://luzdelmes.blogspot.com/2019/09/sherrill-s-cannon-at-luz-del-mes-tri.html

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sherrill S. Cannon at Luz Del Mes Tri-Anthology

Sherrill S. Cannon

Sherrill is a former teacher and a grandmother of ten, who is also a Multi-Award-Winning Best-Selling Author! Her children’s books My Little Angel, The Golden Rule, Mice & Spiders & Webs, Oh My!My Finger-paint MasterpieceManner-ManGimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter, the Whimper-Whine’s and Santa’s Birthday Gift as well as her two books of poetry, A Penny for Your Thoughts and A Dime is A Sign, have received seventy-two 2011-19 National and International awards. She is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children, produced in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom as well as Australia, Austria, Botswana, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates (so far).  She is a resident of New Hope, PA and travels with her husband of 59 years throughout North America in their RV, sharing her books. For more details visit:

For more information visit: www.lazybeescripts.co.uk

I saw a willow

hiding its face in its hands

silently weeping.

Sherrill es ex maestra, abuela y autora superventas ganadora de múltiples premios. Sus libros para niños My Little Angel, The Golden Rule, Mice & Spiders & Webs, Oh My !, My Finger-paint Masterpiece, Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy,The Magic Word, Peter, the Whimper-Whine’s and Santa’s Birthday Gift y dos libros de Poesía, A Penny for Your Thoughts y A Dime is A Sign, han recibido premios nacionales e internacionales. Para más información: www.lazybeescripts.co.uk

Thank you all who submitted your work! 💐 

Multicultural Chain for Nature LuzDelMes Tri-Anthology is a REALITY thanks to you!

Maritza Martínez Mejía, AWA
September 20 at 6:21 PM
Meet author Sherrill S. Cannon LuzDelMes Tri-Anthology participant. Visit: 👉
https://luzdelm
es.blogspot.com/2019/09/sherrill-s-cannon-at-luz-del-mes-tri.html #LuzDelMesTriAnthology 🌞 #LuzDelMes🌠

Newtown Bookshop Poetry Reading and Interview Questions

I enjoyed my first poetry reading, held with the Poetry Club at Newtown Bookshop…  (Special Thank to Lynn Fanok and Kathy Morrison…)

I appreciated all those who attended despite the weather!

Also, a fan tweeted me this message before the event, and made my heart smile!

Here are the interview questions I answered before the event…

LF: I know you have published many children’s poetry books and have been granted awards for your work. Where did you find the inspiration to begin writing and publishing?

SC: I’ve been writing poetry since I was 4 years old when my mother would write them all down in a little notebook, which has since been lost…(sigh.)  My first published children’s book, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, was a story told to me and my brother by our mother when we were little, and then shared with the grandchildren when they were growing up. I wanted to preserve the story, so I wrote it out and put it into rhyme (since I loved writing poetry!) It is still one of my best-selling books… All of my books have subliminal messages for children about being kind, disguised as fun stories!  Most of them were written long before I retired and had the time to try to get them published, and I was so happy to find a publisher who provided me with such an awesome illustrator! 

LF: Do you remember writing your first poem? What was it about?

SC: I really can’t remember… I know one of them from grade 5 about a fire was included in the school’s yearbook!  

LF: What are some of your creative influences?

SC: My poetry is all about trying to put feelings into words, and as a high school teacher I was also able to use my poetry to help counsel many troubled teens and friends along the way.  

LF: Do you have a writing routine or creative process that you follow?

SC: No – Many times poetry comes to me at night, and I have to quickly write it down so I can work on it in the morning!  I love rhyme and meter, and also enjoy the challenge of sonnets with the required 14 lines of specifically rhyming words.  

 LF: What are your future writing plans?

 SC:I am under contract for another children’s book, David’s ADHD,to be released this fall.  Most of my children’s books have what one reviewer dubbed my “classroom of kids”, (thanks to having the same illustrator for all of them) so although the stories are different, many of the characters are the same. (Fun to go to an elementary school reading and have a child point out, “Oh…There’s Gimme-Jimmy!”)  So this book will include a child with ADHD – who is an illustration in many of the previous books – and help show how he learns to cope in the classroom and life.

 LF: Why is poetry important in the world? 

SC: I love the music of the words, and the painting in the mind… It’s been gratifying to find out that structured poetry is still appreciated, and that many readers have been able to relate!  I actually let the poem determine the structure, and sometimes craft acrostic poems for special people or occasions as well.  Poetry gives pleasure and sometimes helps ease pain with empathy. 

LF: What do you hope readers take away from your poetry?

SC: A love for words…their meanings and sounds…and the feelings evoked.

 

 

 

Poetry Reading Event at the Newtown Bookshop this evening – September 12th at 6:30!

I am honored to be reading my poetry this evening at the Newtown Bookshop (in Newtown, PA) on Thursday September 12th at 6:30 p.m.  This will be my first poetry reading, since I usually do children’s readings at the elementary schools.

I will be reading selections from both of my award-winning poetry books, A Penny for Your Thoughts and also A Dime is a Sign – and maybe sneak in a selection from one of the children’s books since they are all in rhyme!!

I’m finding it difficult to choose which to include, so I decided to see which had been chosen as favorites in all the lovely reviews I have received, and have selected the most popular.  (If anyone cares to offer a suggestion, please let me know before Thursday!)

Here is a brief Summary and List of Poetry Awards:        

Winner of 12 Awards:  A Penny for Your ThoughtsHave 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 words of heartfelt poems, compiled over many years by a former teacher and award-winning author. The variety of lyrical poetry forms include free verse, blank verse, haiku, & sonnets. The book has won a Gold Reader Views Award, and its Specialty Poetry Prize Award, Gold Feathered Quill Award, Gold New Apple Book Award, Gold Los Angeles Book Festival Winner, Gold eLit Award, Gold New Apple eBook, TopShelf Winner, Silver FAPA President’s Award, Bronze Global eBook Award, Royal Dragonfly HM & Pinnacle Award. ISBN 978-1-946540-56-0 Soft Cover $12.50/ ISBN 978-1-946540-57-7 Hard $23.50

Winner of 8 AwardsA Dime is a Sign – This volume of poetry is a companion to A Penny for Your Thoughts, with the same feelings and the same formatting…just additional poetry!  A psychic medium once said that if you find a random dime, it is a sign that someone you have loved and lost is thinking of you… Once again, the variety of lyrical poetry forms include free verse, blank verse, haiku, & sonnets. It has received a Silver Medal Reader Views Literary Awards, Bronze Medal Award from Feathered Quill, a Book Excellence Awards Finalist, a Global eBook Awards Silver Medal, a FAPA President’s Awards Bronze Medal, a Readers Favorite Finalist Award, a New Apple Summer eBook Official Selection as well as a Pinnacle Achievement Award, and three 5-star reviews from Readers’ Favorite.  ISBN 978-1-949483-20-8 Soft Cover – $13.50