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A Dime is a Sign Wins Silver in the Global eBook Awards

So happy to announce that A Dime is a Sign has won it’s 6th Award, a Silver Medal in the Global eBook Awards!

(This is my 74th Award…)

It received the following Midwest Book Review in the Reviewers Choice Section (March 2019):

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!

Silver Medal in the 2019 Global eBook Awards

A Dime is a Sign is in a Giveaway on Reader Views

Thanks Kalpart for Adding the New FAPA Award to the Cover

One copy of A Dime is a Sign will be part of a Giveaway on the Reader Views site for the Month of August…

Here is the Link: August Book Giveaway – Reader Views

A Dime is a Sign is a 2019 Silver Medal Winner in the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards for Poetry

One copy Giveaway

Listen to the Melody of When I Opened My Eyes…

Winner of 5 Awards!

Now that A Dime is a Sign has received a fifth award, a Bronze Medal in the FAPA Awards, I’d like to share again the lovely YouTube trailer prepared for me by my friend and fellow author, Marta Moran Bishop… Her melodic voice helps share the poignant message of the concluding poem in the book,s…When I Opened My Eyes

Thrilled to Share that A Dime is a Sign has won its 5th Award – A Bronze in the 2019 FAPA Awards

I was so thrilled to open my messages this morning and find this photo sent from an author friend:

Bronze Medalist in Poetry

This Bronze Medal Award in the 2019 FAPA President’s Book Awards (Florida Authors & Publishers Assn) is the 5th award for A Dime is a Sign.

It was a lovely way to start the day this morning, since I was unaware that it was a Finalist in this highly competitive, well-recognized contest.

(Congratulations also to fellow author Hayley Rose, who won a Gold Medal in Children’s Picture Books, Ages 0-7, with Fifo, Today I Feel Emotionand who sent me the above photo!)

 

Note from a Friend Who Recently Lost Her Daughter

Winner of 4 Awards!

Love it when I get messages like this:

Had an interesting dime experience today. Walked into the grocery store  and saw a dime rolling around in a circle. The couple closest to me said it wasn’t theirs. No one else even close to me. The dime slowly came to a stop and it felt like it was meant for me.  SARA?

A Dime is a Sign is all about this…

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…

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…

There is also a lovely YouTube trailer for A Dime is a Sign:

Thanks for sharing…  (PS – Pets send dimes too!)

A Dime is a Sign has a New Award Sticker on the Cover – Thank you, Kalpart Illustrations!

Thank you, Kalpart – illustrator of all my books – for adding A Dime is a Sign‘s new Book Excellence Finalist Award sticker to the cover!

Winner of 4 Awards!

Find a Dime?…Love Sign!!!

 

Another Award for A Dime is A Sign – Book Excellence Awards Finalist

So happy to share the welcome news that A Dime is A Sign is a Book Excellence Award Finalist in Poetry.

“Subject: Congrats! You won a Book Excellence Award!
Dear Sherrill,

It is with great pleasure to announce that you have been selected as a Book Excellence Award Finalist for the following book and category:

Book Title: A Dime is a Sign

Category: Poetry

There were hundreds of entries from around the world and your book was selected for its high-quality writing, design and market appeal.”

This is A Dime is a Sign‘s fourth award, and my 72nd overall Book Award…

The book is an attempt to express feelings in words, and is a companion to my earlier A Penny for Your Thoughts book of poetry.  If you have loved, been loved, or have lost love, then this book is for you…

So wonderful to be able to share my poetry… My heart is smiling!