Category Archives: SBPRA

Cover Reveal for A Penny for Your Thoughts!!!

I am thrilled to share the awesome cover by Kalpart Illustrations for my soon-to-be-released book of Poetry, A Penny for Your Thoughts!

Cover Reveal

The book will be available in soft cover, hard cover and eBook.

Thanks also to my amazing publisher, SBPRA for making this possible!

Please stay tuned for the release date for amazon, barnes and noble, and other retailers, as well as through my website:

My 50th Award!!! A Milestone!

Royal Dragonfly HM

I was so thrilled to receive the email with the news that My Little Angel is a winner in the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Awards, with an Honorable Mention in Children’s Picture Books 5 & Younger.  This is my 50th Award, and a Milestone for me!!!

Royal Dragonfly Winner


Thank you to my wonderful illustrator and “teammate”, KJ of Kalpart Illustrations,  and to my publisher, SBPRA, who have made this 50 Awards milestone possible for me!  Cheers!!



Two SBPRA Authors Win Independent Author Network Awards

Thank you to Author Marketing Ideas for recognizing two SBPRA authors winning in the Independent Author Network Awards!  Suzanne Gene Courtney’s book, Heaven Held, was selected as a Spiritual/Inspirational Finalist, and Sherrill S. Cannon’s book, The Golden Rule, was selected as a Children’s Illustrated Fiction Finalist.

IAN Award Finalists 2017

Both Suzanne and Sherrill have been with SBPRA for several years, and coordinated with SBPRA at the time of the Newtown Tragedy to send copies of their books to the families of the Newtown Angels.  (Manner-Man has the names of the children listed in the Acknowledgements page…)

It is fun when author friends reconnect!

5 Stars for My Little Angel – Lovely Review by Lorilyn Roberts

Another lovely 5-star review for My Little Angel, this one by Lorilyn Roberts, the founder of the John 3:16 Network…

on October 15th
My favorite children’s books are rhyming books, and Sherrill Cannon once again in “My Little Angel” has created a masterpiece. The story is uplifting, the illustrations are beautiful, and it’s one of those books where you feel good all over when you finish it. You want to linger on the words, the message, and read it again and again. The story is biblical, where the young girl has an angel who protects her and helps her throughout the day. Prayer, self-worth, kindness, gratitude, and love are recurring themes and make this a wonderful book to share and read to young children. “My Little Angel” is a great addition to children’s literature and I’m sure it will win many awards in the years to come.

Lovely New 5-Star Review for My Little Angel

Thank you to author and blog writer Bethany Edwards for her awesome review of My Little Angel:

on October 7, 2017

“A charming faith-based children’s book that illustrates a little girl being guided by her guardian angel, Angela.

Positive messages of kindness, patience, and a great work ethic are all modeled beautifully. I enjoyed the pacing of this book to walk through a typical day in the life of a child and all the positive choices she made when faced with a decision.

The author is also a teacher who supports and understands how to teach literacy skills with her books.

There are comprehension and reflection questions at the end of the book which can be used in a guided reading group, or at home to encourage reading aloud with your children.

Half of the proceeds from this book are donated healthcare and Bullying Prevention charities (through the SBPRA fundraising sites); another wonderful reason to support the philanthropy of this amazing author.”
Bethany is an international school educator and a literacy specialist.  Please check out her website at www.biracialbookworms

A Penny For Your Thoughts

Today’s sad news reminded me of a poem I wrote almost 50 years ago…
So I thought I’d share the poem, and also announce that I am now under contract for a book of poetry for release in 2018…
The book is A Penny For Your Thoughts. It’s an attempt to put feelings into words…
The U.S. is stocking its arsenals,
While Russia keeps pace with its arms –
An earthquake has leveled Mexico,
And Israel’s sounding alarms –
People are starving in Africa,
And also in New York, I fear…
But the Cowboys are beating the Redskins –
And Duke’s undefeated this year.
Hundreds of children are missing –
Another airplane has crashed –
Mary’s aborted her pregnancy –
It’s doubtful our marriage will last –
I think that I may be dying,
But you neither hear nor care…
For the Dodgers are winning the Pennant –
And the Angels haven’t a prayer.
                                                   …Sherrill S. Cannon
The book is a collection of many years of writing poetry. As a Valentine, I have always been preoccupied with love in all its many forms, and I have also found great joy in writing poetry. As a teacher, I used poetry to help counsel many troubled teens and friends, and have continued this pattern throughout the years.  A Penny For Your Thoughts combines all my loves into a book full of feelings…

Fun Time at the Library Author Expo

I enjoyed last weekend’s Library’s 3rd Annual Author Expo.

It’s fun to meet new people and share books.

I love young readers!

Helping Potential Authors









Here’s the SBPRA Team!  Fellow authors Karen Scheuer and Gary Spack share space:

SBPRA Authors! Children’s Books Rock!