Updated Cover for My Little Angel – Thank you, Kalpart

Love that Gold Medal from the Book Excellence Awards now on the Cover!

… Angela is happy too!!

My Little Angel Wins Gold in the Book Excellence Awards

My Little Angel – 5 Awards

What a wonderful way to start my day by receiving the awesome news that My Little Angel is the Winner in the Picture Book – Preschool category of the prestigious 2018 Book Excellence Awards!

“Dear Sherrill,

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

Book Title: My Little Angel
Category: Picture Book – Preschool

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


Thank you also to Kalpart, my awesome illustrator who brings my books to life!

Another Lovely Review for The Golden Rule

Winner of 9 Awards

It’s so wonderful to find nice reviews like this one for The Golden Rule:

Customer Review – Positive Messaging for Kids

on May 28, 2018
Kids, 4, 7 & 8, have requested this a number of times for their bedtime story. Has also prompted conversation and inspired positive, conscious, behaviour.
Thank you, Reviewer, for taking the time to share your thoughts, and for helping show your kids how to treat others the way they would like to be treated!

A Penny for Your Thoughts accepted by the Library

Winner of 5 Awards

Finally one of my books has been accepted by our Library system, since it has the Author Name and Title on the spine of the book.  It also helps that this book is also available in a hard cover version!

I am thrilled about this inclusion in the local libraries and am looking forward to seeing the book  on the shelves!

My children’s books, in the interest of keeping the cost of the books low enough for teachers to buy, do not have that information on the spines…(my daughter, the teacher, informed me long ago that my books had to be close to $10 for teachers to be able to afford to buy them for their classrooms.) Additional printer costs would eliminate that cost requirement.

Now I will submit a request for inclusion for other libraries… Yay!!

(Please remember that this book is also available as an eBook for $4.99!)

Special Flag Day Premiere of School Play “The Re-United States of America”

This Flag Day was the Premiere Performance of The Re-United States of America – by Sherrill S. Cannon and Kerry E. Gallagher

Happy Flag Day!

This our sixth joint production, five of which have been published by Lazy Bee Scripts and performed internationally in over 20 countries including the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

The play is for elementary school 4th grade students who are learning about the United States and their Capitals. It was wonderful to perform it for the first time on Flag Day!

It’s also very meaningful to collaborate with my daughter – writing together such a special play, performed on such a special day!  There is another performance for the parents tonight…


Inside Scoop Live Award for Most Innovative Book of Poetry

Winner of 5 Awards

I’m so happy to remind you that in addition to the Gold Medal for Poetry, A Penny for Your Thoughts received the Reader Views Inside Scoop Live Award for the Most Innovative Book of Poetry. 

I am now preparing to accept the Interview and Poetry Reading, which will be a podcast interview recorded and published on a personalized author page.  I will also be provided an MP3 link to share on my social media sites, and it will be available on iTunes podcasts as well.

In addition to providing several topics of conversation not directly related to my book, I have been asked to select a poem I would like to read as part of the interview.  That’s where I hope you will help me out!   I will not choose Old Woman, since that was included in the lovely review I received from Reader Views, but I am leaning toward Grandfather Clock, Frozen Wasteland, My Tree, I Think of You, and several others.

Would you please let me know if you have any favorites you would like to hear me read?  I would love to hear from you!!!  (Please either comment here or send me an email sherrillcannon@aol.com)  Thanks so much!!!

Please stay tuned for further details!!!

Lovely Note from an Old Friend

Winner of 5 Gold Awards

I received a lovely note in the mail from an old friend, to whom I had sent a copy of A Penny for Your Thoughts.

“Good Afternoon Sherrill, my brand new POET FRIEND –

Your book arrived and I love it.  It is charming, delightful, easy to read ad carries so many beautiful messages…”A Penny for Your Thoughts” sits beside my bed so that I can treat myself to a different page or two of poetry every night.

Thank you, thank you for gifting me with this very special book.  May you keep on writing and and spreading your worthwhile thoughts far and wide for more and more to enjoy…”

Thank you Fran for sharing your thoughts with me… You are an inspiration to me, as well.