About Author

Sherrill S Cannon

Sherrill S Cannon
BIOGRAPHY

I am the author of 11 published rhyming award-winning children's books,and 2 poetry books which have won 89 Awards. The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, Santa's Birthday Gift, Gimme-Jimmy, Manner-Man, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My!, The Golden Rule, My Little Angel, David's ADHD, and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book. My poetry books are , A Penny for Your Thoughts and A Dime is a Sign. I have also written seven published musical plays for children which are available at Lazy Bee Scripts. I am a magna cum laude graduate of The American University in Washington DC, and have been a teacher, photographer, publicist, stage manager, and a business administrator - as well as an author!

Sherrill S Cannon's Books

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David's ADHDby Sherrill S. CannonPublish: Dec 04, 2019Children's
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Peter and the Whimper Whineys Coloring Bookby Sherrill S CannonPublish: Jun 22, 2020Children's
My Little Angel
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My Little Angelby Sherrill S CannonPublish: Mar 21, 2017Children's
A Dime Is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)
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A Dime Is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)by Sherrill S CannonPublish: Oct 10, 2018Poetry
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A Penny for Your Thoughtsby Sherrill S CannonPublish: Nov 14, 2017Poetry
Santa's Birthday Gift
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Santa's Birthday Giftby Sherrill S. CannonPublish: Nov 03, 2009Children's
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The Golden Ruleby Sherrill S. CannonPublish: Feb 03, 2016Children's
Manner-Man
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Manner-Manby Sherrill S. CannonPublish: Jan 03, 2013Series: Manners SeriesChildren's
Peter and the Whimper-Whineys
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Peter and the Whimper-Whineysby Sherrill S. CannonPublish: Apr 09, 2010Children's
The Magic Word
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The Magic Wordby Sherrill S. CannonPublish: Feb 09, 2011Series: Manners SeriesChildren's
Gimme-Jimmy
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Gimme-Jimmyby Sherrill S. CannonPublish: Mar 21, 2012Series: Manners SeriesChildren's
Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My!
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Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My!by Sherrill S. CannonPublish: Mar 09, 2015Children's
My Fingerpaint Masterpiece
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My Fingerpaint Masterpieceby Sherrill S. CannonPublish: Jan 31, 2014Children's

Sherrill S Cannon's Series in Order

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  • Manners Series

    Manner-Man - Published on Jan, 2013 Gimme-Jimmy - Published on Mar, 2012 The Magic Word - Published on Feb, 2011

Sherrill S Cannon's Awards and Achievements

    Sherrill S Cannon has earned excellence awards over time. Here is the glimpse of the accolades clinched by the author.

  • 2nd Place Children’s Early Reader - Reviewers Choice
    2020

    David's ADHD

    award
  • FAPA President's Award - Finalist
    2020

    David's ADHD

    award
  • Reader Views Barefoot Librarian Award Winner
    2020

    David's ADHD

    award
  • Pinnacle Achievement Award
    2020

    David's ADHD

    award
  • Feathered Quill Silver Medal - Children's Early Reader
    2020

    David's ADHD

    award
  • Feathered Quill Silver Medal - Poetry
    2020

    David's ADHD

    award
  • Purple Dragonfly 1st Place - School Issues
    2020

    David's ADHD

    award
  • Purple Dragonfly HM - Special Needs
    2020

    David's ADHD

    award
  • Gold Medal - Book Excellence Awards
    2020

    David's ADHD

    award
  • eLit Ebook Awards - Bronze Medal
    2020

    David's ADHD

    award
  • Story Monsters Approved Winner
    2020

    David's ADHD

    award
  • Book Excellence Awards - Finalist
    2019

    A Dime Is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)

    award
  • Reader Views Literary Awards Silver
    2019

    A Dime Is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)

    award
  • Top Shelf Winner
    2019

    A Dime Is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)

    award
  • Readers Favorite Finalist
    2019

    A Dime Is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)

    award
  • FAPA Presidents Award - Bronze
    2019

    A Dime Is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)

    award
  • Feathered Quill Bronze Medal
    2019

    A Dime Is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)

    award
  • Global eBook Awards - Silver
    2019

    A Dime Is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)

    award
  • New Apple Summer eBook - Official Selection
    2019

    A Dime Is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)

    award
  • Royal Dragonfly - H.M.
    2019

    A Dime Is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)

    award
  • New Apple Book Awards - Gold
    2018

    A Penny for Your Thoughts

    award
  • IAN Book of the Year - Gold
    2018

    My Little Angel

    award
  • Pinnacle Achievement Award
    2018

    A Penny for Your Thoughts

    award
  • Pinnacle Achievement Award
    2018

    A Dime Is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)

    award
  • New Apple Summer eBook Awards - Gold
    2018

    A Penny for Your Thoughts

    award
  • New Apple Book Awards - Official Selection
    2018

    My Little Angel

    award
  • Los Angeles Book Festival - Gold
    2018

    A Penny for Your Thoughts

    award
  • Reader Views Literary Awards - Gold
    2018

    A Penny for Your Thoughts

    award
  • Top Shelf Winner
    2018

    A Penny for Your Thoughts

    award
  • Royal Dragonfly H.M.
    2018

    A Penny for Your Thoughts

    award
  • eLit Book Awards - Gold
    2018

    The Golden Rule

    award
  • eLit Book Awards - Gold
    2018

    A Penny for Your Thoughts

    award
  • FAPA Presidents Award - Silver
    2018

    A Penny for Your Thoughts

    award
  • Feathered Quill Book Award - Bronze
    2018

    My Little Angel

    award
  • Feathered Quill Book Awards - Gold
    2018

    A Penny for Your Thoughts

    award
  • Global eBook Bronze Medal
    2018

    A Penny for Your Thoughts

    award
  • Reader Views Literary Awards - Most Innovative Book of Poetry
    2018

    A Penny for Your Thoughts

    award
  • Global eBook Gold Medal
    2018

    My Little Angel

    award
  • Book Excellence Award
    2018

    My Little Angel

    award
  • Readers Favorite Award Finalist
    2017

    My Little Angel

    award
  • Reader View Reviewers Choice - 2nd Place
    2017

    The Golden Rule

    award
  • Pinnacle Achievement Award
    2017

    My Little Angel

    award
  • IAN Book of the Year Finalist
    2017

    The Golden Rule

    award
  • Pinnacle Achievement Award
    2016

    The Golden Rule

    award
  • FAPA Presidents Award - Bronze
    2016

    Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My!

    award
  • Reader Views Reviewers Chioice - HM
    2016

    Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My!

    award
  • Global eBook Gold Medal
    2016

    Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My!

    award
  • Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval
    2016

    The Golden Rule

    achievement
  • Children's Literary Classics - Silver
    2016

    The Golden Rule

    award
  • Mom's Choice Award
    2016

    The Golden Rule

    award
  • Book Excellence Awards - Gold
    2016

    The Golden Rule

    award
  • Reader Views Reviewers Choice - H.M.
    2015

    My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

    award
  • National Indie Excellence Finalist
    2015

    My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

    award
  • Global eBook Bronze Medal
    2015

    My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

    award
  • Reader's Favorite HM
    2015

    Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My!

    award
  • Pinnacle Achievement Awards
    2015

    Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My!

    award
  • Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval
    2015

    My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

    achievement
  • Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist - Juvenile Fiction
    2015

    My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

    award
  • Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist - Picture Book
    2015

    My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

    award
  • Readers Favorite Gold Medal
    2014

    My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

    award
  • Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards - H.M.
    2014

    Manner-Man

    award
  • CLIPP Awards Winner K-2
    2014

    Manner-Man

    award
  • Reader Views Reviewers Choice - Winner
    2014

    Manner-Man

    award
  • Readers Favorite Illustration Award
    2014

    My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

    award
  • London Book Festival - HM
    2014

    Manner-Man

    award
  • National Indie Excellence Finalist
    2014

    Manner-Man

    award
  • Pinnacle Achievement Award
    2014

    My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

    award
  • Global eBook Silver Medal
    2014

    Manner-Man

    award
  • Los Angeles Book Festival - Winner
    2014

    Manner-Man

    award
  • KART Awards Winner
    2014

    Manner-Man

    award
  • Pinnacle Achievement Award
    2013

    Manner-Man

    award
  • Global eBook Silver
    2013

    Gimme-Jimmy

    award
  • Indie Excellence Finalist
    2013

    Gimme-Jimmy

    award
  • Reader Views Reviewers Choice - 3rd
    2013

    Gimme-Jimmy

    award
  • Readers Favorite - silver
    2012

    Gimme-Jimmy

    award
  • Global EBook - 3rd place
    2012

    The Magic Word

    award
  • Pinnacle Achievement Award
    2012

    Gimme-Jimmy

    award
  • Reader Views Reviewers Choice - 2nd
    2012

    The Magic Word

    award
  • Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist
    2012

    The Magic Word

    award
  • International Book Awards Finalist
    2012

    The Magic Word

    award
  • Readers Favorite Silver
    2011

    Santa's Birthday Gift

    award
  • Indie Excellence Finalist
    2011

    Santa's Birthday Gift

    award
  • Readers Favorite Bronze
    2011

    Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

    award
  • Pinnacle Achievement Award
    2011

    The Magic Word

    award
  • Readers Favorite - Gold
    2011

    The Magic Word

    award
  • USA Best Books Finalist
    2011

    Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

    award

Sherrill S Cannon interview On 13, Nov 2017

"Award-winning author Sherrill S. Cannon is really a canon in the children's book world as her last name says. She has won 46 awards for her 9 rhyming books and is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children. Sherrill has been called “a modern day Dr. Seuss” by GTMA Review. She grew up in the Willard Hotel in the middle of downtown Washington, D.C., a block from the White House. Fascinating! Isn't it? The first children’s book she wrote was Peter and the Whimper-Whineys but that wasn't the first one published. Her first debut story, Santa’s Birthday Gift was written by her several years before it was published and kept away until she retired. From her best creations "My Little Angel" was written with younger pre-school children in mind, providing specific ways for small children to learn to be a better person and to remain safe in this changing world."
Where did you grow up? What were some of your favorite books as a child?

I grew up in the Willard Hotel in the middle of downtown Washington, D.C., a block from the White House! I’m the original Eloise!! My favorite children’s book was Munro Leaf’s Manners Can Be Fun… and I also loved Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss for my children. I’ve always been a prolific reader.

What got you into writing Children's books? When are you most satisfied with what you've written?

The first children’s book I wrote was Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, but that wasn’t the first one published. It was a story told to me and my brother – and later to her grandchildren – but it wasn’t in a book. I taped her telling the story to my children and then put the story into poetry (since I’ve always loved to write poetry.) I am most satisfied when I can read the story aloud and the meter and rhyme are in synch.

What grade did you teach when you were a teacher? What was the most memorable experience you had as a teacher?

I taught high school physical education for ten years, although I did my practice teaching on an elementary school level. My most memorable experience was becoming the Head of the Physical Education Department at my alma mater, ten years after graduation, and being in charge of organizing the graduation exercises in the Washington National Cathedral!

Can you remember back to the time you were writing your debut novel and could you tell us a little about what life was like for you then? How little or how much has life changed for you since?

My debut “children’s book” was written several years before it was published, and put away until retirement allowed me to put time into seeking publication. Santa’s Birthday Gift was published in 2009. Life has changed immeasurably since I first began writing, since my mother collected my poetry when I started writing it at age 4!! Think back to 1944…!!!

You said your inspiration for "Santa's Birthday Gift" came from your granddaughter after she asked where Santa was in the story of Jesus Christ's birth. Does most of your inspiration come from her or from elsewhere?

Actually, my inspiration came from her question, “But where’s Santa?”, but the story itself came to me in a dream - and many of the details occurred to me while writing it. I thank God regularly for letting me be the one to write this story. My inspiration for my books is to try to find ways to teach kindness and consideration for others, disguised as fun stories.

What was it like to win a Pinnacle Achievement Award for your book "Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My!"? What is your definition of success?

The Pinnacle Awards have always been rewarding to me, since the competition is available seasonally and gives me an indication of potential success. Each of my books has won a Pinnacle Achievement Award, since I discovered the awards in 2011 with The Magic Word. Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! has won four other awards including Gold Medal in the Global eBook Awards. It’s a fun book as an introduction to computer terms, and my teenage grandson’s reaction to the conclusion was, “I didn’t see that coming!” (Success is making children happy while reading my books to them…that’s what it’s all about!)

Name some words you've had most trouble finding something suitable to rhyme with.

I don’t really look for words to rhyme… they seem to find me! It isn’t just rhyme that’s important but the meter – or the sound - of the words. When I read to school children we often talk about the “music of the words”. (For the record, I was once advised I’d never find a word to rhyme with “silver”.)

What are some of the lessons and values you hope kids will learn by reading "My Little Angel"? Do you believe you have a guardian angel?

My Little Angel was written with younger pre-school children in mind, providing specific ways for small children to learn to be a better person, and to remain safe in this changing world of ours. It also stresses the concept that one is never really alone, and that idea brings comfort to many. (One of my fans asked me to include pets in one of my stories, so this one includes a kitty and a dog!) And yes, I believe I have a Guardian Angel…several of them!

Do you ever plan on writing a book series for children? If so, what would you want it to be about? If not, could you tell us why?

My Little Angel is my last children’s book, so I will not be writing a “series”. However, all of my books, beginning with The Magic Word, include characters from previous books as well as hidden past book covers for readers to discover - so in a way they are a “series of kindness and consideration” books! As far as future writing is concerned, I will have a book of poetry, A Penny for Your Thoughts, released very soon and am looking forward to sharing it. I hope AllAuthor will be including it also! Please stay tuned!

What sort of difference do you think a book makes in a child's life? In this modern world of growing technology, do you think that books are growing out of style?

I have always loved books, as have my children and grandchildren, in spite of the digital world. I only provide eBooks since they are more portable and convenient, but small children really need and want physical books to hold and take to bed with them! I truly can’t imagine going to bed myself without reading first, and I hope all parents and grandparents foster this love of reading. (I always have a book with me!)

Are you a Disney movie fan? If so, which one is your favorite?

I’ve always loved Disney, and Cinderella was a favorite as well as the original Parent Trap with Hayley Mills – but I also love Finding Dory!!

Who is the most influential person you know and how have they helped you as an author?

I certainly wish I knew some influential people who could help me as an author!! (If any of you are reading this, I’m available!)

If you read your books as a child, do you think you would like them?

Yes!!! (I write them with my “child-eye” in mind!)

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