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Thank you to my fabulous illustrator, Kalpart Illustrations, for adding the Pinnacle Achievement Award to the cover of A Dime is a Sign. This is its first award, although it has also been honored with three 5-Star Reviews from Readers Favorites.
A Dime is a Sign is a companion volume to A Penny for Your Thoughts! They are both compilations of poetry, written and shared through the years with former students, friends and family, all attempting to put feelings into words!
Don’t forget Valentine’s Day is approaching!
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!
December 7, 2018
A Penny for Your Thoughts has won an Honorable Mention for Poetry in the Royal Dragonfly Awards:(That’s #11 for Penny…and 66 overall…)Congratulations to all Poetry Winners…Poetry
1st Place (tie): Elephantasy by Eva Palatova
2nd Place: The Language Of Life by Rafael Lopez
A Penny for Your Thoughts by Sherrill S. Cannon, illustrated by Kalpart
Quiet Insurrections by Daniel Klawitter
Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief by Diamante Lavendar
Thank you for the lovely Press Release for A Dime is a Sign…
Acclaimed children’s author Sherrill S. Cannon has written her second book of poetry and is once again attracting praise.
Reviewer Jamie Michele for Readers’ Favorite writes in her 5-star review, “A Dime is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)by Sherrill S. Cannon is a compilation of poetry and the second book of verses that Cannon has released, preceded by A Penny For Your Thoughts.
As a former teacher, many of Cannon’s poems have helped counsel troubled teens and friends over the years. Her lyrical poetry includes free verse, blank verse, haiku, and sonnets, while some poems are just plays on words.
Michele’s review continues: “A Dime is a Sign is such a beautiful piece of work. My favorite is It Doesn’t Matter, which speaks of an unrequited love but does so in a way that discharges the usual somber tone that a poem about loving someone and not being loved back generally delivers. Instead, Sherrill S. Cannon is somehow able to make it sound like it is okay – it’s perfectly fine – because, “For in my heart, you have a part … And with my love, you help me live.” The best way to describe how Cannon’s poetry makes me feel is with the use of the word ‘inspired.’ Her heart and soul are poured out onto each page and drip from each line, and still, even when the stanza reads in a lilt of restraint, Cannon elevates the message and inspires the heart.”
As for the book’s title, “A Dime is a Sign,”a psychic medium told Cannon that if you find a random dime, it is a sign that someone you have loved and lost is thinking of you.
“Once again Sherrill has shown her literary chops, and why she is recognized as one of the best authors around. We are so proud to be her publisher,”said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency.
About the Author: Sherrill S. Cannon, a former teacher and grandmother of ten, is the author of nine acclaimed rhymed children’s books, plus a recent award-winning book of poetry, which together have received 65 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.
A Dime is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)(ISBN: 978-1-949483-20-8) is now available for $13.50 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website:
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November 12, 2018
The words of love, loss and anguish in Sherrill Cannon’s thought provoking poetry book A DIME IS A SIGN definitely touch the heart. Her imagery and thought provoking words calm the soul. When I feel tired, lonely, peaceful, or upset, I can turn to this lovely collection of poems to set my mind free. Some of my favorite phrases include:
“A simple droplet…A singing babbling brook…A mighty cascading waterfall..is my love.”
“Cradled in your arms is my crescendo.”
“My thoughts become my eyes and give me sight.”
“I’ll dream my daydreams of you each day, and keep my memories of yesterday.”
“Angry rain…making water webs on screens…screams of pain.”
The poems remind me that we are creatures of nature, and our feelings for one another resemble the struggles found in nature. It’s a pleasure to know that I can read a poem a day in this lovely book that will put a smile on my face and reassure me that love embraces loss.