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La Literati Blog Talk Radio Interview at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19th – with Tosha Michelle

IMG_1565 - Version 2I’m honored to be on the La Literati Blog Talk Radio program at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19th.

I will be interviewed by Tosha Michelle about my children’s books, and especially how they relate to the CureJM Foundation (Juvenile Myositis)…Tosha’s mother suffers from Myositis and is helping to spread awareness.  We need to find a cure for this incurable disease!!

Please click here for the link La Literati BlogTalk Radio with Sherrill S. Cannon

or go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/laliteraticarpelibrum/2014/11/19/la-literati-welcomes-best-sellling-author-sherrill-s-cannon

All of my award-winning children’s books are part of a Fundraiser for the CureJM Foundation where 50% of the cost of the books goes to CureJM.

Please click here to visit the Cure JM Fundraiser: http://sbpra.com/curejm

(My books are also part of the imbullyfree.org Fundraiser at http://sbpra.com/imbullyfree)

Emily Elf brings Manner-Man to Addie. (I think Emily may be a fan…!)

Emily Elf likes Manner-Man

Emily Elf likes Manner-Man

I was delighted to discover that Emily Elf has chosen another of my books to bring to Addie.  Do you suppose that it’s because Emily knows that Addie is on the cover?

It seems that she knows that Addie is the Captain of the Manner-Man team – and that we all need to try to find a cure for CureJM.

You can help find a cure by going to my CureJM Fundraiser where 50% of the cost of my books goes to the CureJM Foundation.  Please click here: CureJM Fundraiser

I hope that Emily likes my other books also…

CureJM Foundation – How did I get involved? Thank SBPRA!!!

AddieMMI was asked how I got involved with the CureJM Foundation, and I thought this would be a good time to offer that information – and especially to thank my publisher SBPRA for making it possible!!

The short answer is that I looked at the Addie’s Angels FB page because a fellow children’s author (Rita Vetsch) is related to Addie… and I was hooked!

The slightly longer answer is that I had never even heard of Juvenile Myositis, and was astounded that in this day and age there was a children’s incurable disease that was so ignored! There are so many charity organizations focusing on cancer and tumors, etc. – why was no one doing anything about these children suffering from something for which there was no cure, mainly because it didn’t seem important enough to look for one! That’s WRONG! So I decided that perhaps we could run a fundraiser, using my books, to help these children…

So now I really have to give a lot of credit to my publisher, SBPRA and its CEO Robert Fletcher. They not only set it up for me and provided the great video of Addie, but they also handle all the bookkeeping to collect funds and send checks to the CureJM Foundation, etc.  I had been running an earlier fundraiser for WCEF (Women’s Economic Council Foundation) in Tennessee, benefiting programs and scholarships for girls and women. I asked the CEO if we could set one up for CureJM, and thanks to Shari Hume and the CureJM Foundation we were able to get it up and running.

Now, the more I learn about these remarkable, resilient children, the more I want to help! I sent extra books to Addie to take with her to donate to the hospital when she was going in for more treatment, and then when she had another “bout” I asked her mother if it would help if I put her name in my next book (Gimme-Jimmy) – which progressed to not only including her name but letting her be one of the illustrated characters (which was a BIG surprise) in Manner-Man. So now I have asked both Addie and Cassandra to be Junior Reviewers for my 2014 book, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece. (You’ll have to wait until the book is near release, before I share their reviews!!!) And this is why I also include the names of any children whose loved ones purchase books through the CureJM Fundraiser site in my next book. If it makes these children happy, then I am all for it!!!

So perhaps this is more than you wanted to know, but please know this: I “suffer” from empathy, and I wish I could do more…I love each of these children I come to know, and I keep them in my prayers… I am still trying to get recognition from the Ellen Show, and some of the major networks, to get the story out. If anyone “knows” anyone, then please share… Let’s find a cure!  (And, if possible, please share this with your friends…)

Here is the link to the CureJM Fundraising site:  http://sbpra.com/curejm

Here is the link to Addie’s Video from last year… she is still looking for a cure!  Addie’s YouTube Video

Cassandra Calkins…Awesome!

Ashlyn with Aunt Cassandra, my Junior Reviewer!!

Ashlyn with Aunt Cassandra, my Junior Reviewer!!



Thanks Cassandra, for being such a wonderful role-model for your niece, but also for setting such a outstanding example of what a teenager can accomplish, even suffering with Juvenile Myositis and Juvenile Arthritis… She has such a positive outlook on life!  She is also quite a talented dancer in spite of her arthritis, and her group’s presentation at the school football game was awesome!

Please take a look at her Facebook Page, especially her bio about her diseases:


You will be amazed!  (PS – She is also one of my Junior Reviewers!)

Please Add the CureJM Fundraiser to your Christmas list…give a gift that keeps on giving!

Addie Likes My Books

Addie Likes My Books

A reminder for the holidays that all of my award-winning children’s books are part of a Fund Raiser for the CureJM Foundation…

I thought I’d share with you the video that SBPRA made for me last year, for little Addie of Addie’s Angels, and her need to find a cure for this incurable children’s disease…

Please click here to watch the YouTube video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anIGaQXkhg0

Then please go to http://sbpra.com/curejm where 50% of the cost of my books goes to the CureJM Foundation.  Purchasers can also leave a name to be included in my next children’s book to be released in 2014!  Please help us find a cure!

Message on the CureJM Fundraiser site from a loving grandmother…

I have been given permission to share this lovely message left on the CureJM Fundraiser site by Sheila, grandmother of Daisy who was recently diagnosed with Juvenile Myositis.

“My granddaughter, Daisy Emma Prescott, was diagnosed in February of this year with JDM. She is in the middle of an aggressive treatment plan that is greatly affecting her life. I am an involved grandmother with Cure JM and my daughter, Kristen Prescott, is also involved with Cure JM, in addition to caring for Daisy. This has rocked our world and changed our lives. In addition to the pain there are many of blessings though and we choose to continue to search for these. God bless you and thank you for your contributions to help find a cure! We would be honored and would love to have Daisy’s name in one of your books.”

Please help us find a cure.  50% of the cost of my books purchased through the CureJM Fundraiser site goes to the CureJM Foundation.    http://sbpra.com/CureJM


Meet my new Junior Reporter, Cassandra Calkins

This was posted on FB this morning, to my delight!  It is from Cassandra Calkins:

Junior Reviewer

Junior Reviewer

I AM NOW GOING TO BE SHERRILL CANNON’S NEW JUNIOR REVIEWER. I AM SUPER THRILLED. PLEASE FOR THE HOLIDAY, GO PURCHASE SOME OF HER BOOKS…THEY SERVE SO MANY GREAT PURPOSES. Sherrill sent Ashlyn and I some of her books and they are really fantastic. Even at 15 years old they were enjoyable. My mom and I love to read them to Ashlyn who is 3 because they are really fun to read. As my mom says, they just flow. They all have great meanings. Please remember the on-going CureJM Fundraiser at http://sbpra.com/curejm where 50% of the cost of Sherrill award-winning children’s books goes to the CureJM Foundation. Purchasers can also leave a name to be included in my next children’s book to be released in 2014! Please help us find a cure!!!

CureJM Fundraiser

PS – I have also asked the following children to be Junior Reviewers for my newest book, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece:  Addie Christensen, and Alexandra & Brenna Powelson!  It is so nice to have their input.

Manner-Man is available on the CureJM Fundraiser site!



I am pleased to share that Manner-Man is now available on the CureJM Fundraiser site:

Please click here to go to the site:  CureJM Fundraiser

Many of you know and love little Addie, who is featured in our CureJM YouTube video

Please click here to watch the video: CureJM Video

I know you will be happy to know that Addie is now also a character in Manner-Man, and is the little girl in the turquoise blue dress on the cover!!

Addie is also on the Acknowledgements Page, as Captain of the Manner-Man Team, and there are many other children’s names there as team members – many of whom are also suffering with Juvenile Myositis.  We are hoping to help find a cure for this incurable children’s disease.  50% of the cost of the books on the CureJM Fundraiser site goes to the CureJM Foundation to help find a cure!!!

Please share this with your friends and family… Let’s find a cure!!

Manner-Man is available on amazon.com!!!



I just discovered that Manner-Man is available on amazon.com!  What fun!!

Amazon Link: Manner-Man on Amazon.com