Sherrill Cannon – “Author of A Penny for Your Thoughts”

9c12d-sherrillcannonnewSherrill S. Cannon is a former teacher and grandmother of ten and the author of nine published rhymed children’s stories in addition to this newest book of poetry. Her books have received fifty-eight National and International awards. “A Penny for Your Thoughts” is a collection of poetry she has written through the years.

As a teacher, she used poetry to help counsel many troubled teens and friends and has continued this pattern throughout the years.   She is also a playwright with seven published plays for elementary school children, which have been performed internationally in 24 countries. She has also been a professional newspaper sports writer and photographer, a dinner theatre stage manager, and a business administrator.

Sherrill and her husband just celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary this June. They are now retired and travel in their RV from coast to coast each year to spend time with their children and grandchildren.

For more information on Sherrill Cannon and her books, visit her website at

Listen to the interview:

Topics of conversation:

  • Writing Poetry
  • Her Children’s Books and Plays
  • Travel
  • Poetry Readings from “A Penny for Your Thoughts”
    Grandfather Clock
    I Think of You
    Winter’s Nuptials
    Frozen Wasteland
  • Teasers from “A Dime is a Sign”
    A Dime is a Sign Through Time
    When I Open My Eyes


APennyForYourThoughtsA Penny for your Thoughts

Have you ever loved, been loved, been confused about love, or suffered from the loss of love? All these feelings have been captured and shared in the word of heartfelt poems, compiled over many years by a retired teacher and award-winning author.

Sherrill S. Cannon now shares her thoughts in this book of feelings. “As a teacher, I used poetry to help counsel many troubled teens and friends, and have continued this pattern throughout the years.”

There are three sections in her book: Heads, Spinning, and Tails . . . (Love & Loss: Coin Toss?). The variety of lyrical poetry forms includes free verse, blank verse, haiku, and sonnets. Some poems are simply plays on words.

Read Review of A Penny for Your Thoughts

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