Category Archives: Teens and YA

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…!

 

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!

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/