Coming soon from eFitzgerald... available in print and in eformat

Hello and welcome to our book's blog. How David Met Sarah is the story of a young man with Down Syndrome who falls in love with a young woman with autism. What makes How David Met Sarah different from any of my previous work is that I wrote the book for my youngest brother. He is 36 and has Down Syndrome.
I wrote How David Met Sarah with two goals in mind: to give my brother a story he could read and enjoy on his own, as well as one that had a hero with which he could identify. Like the main character in the story, my brother lives at home with his parents, works in a mail room and has even been in love.
I didn't intend to publish the story at first. My brother loved the initial chapters, and that was enough to encourage me to complete it. But one day I needed a sample manuscript to use at a writing workshop. The only work in progress I had to share was this one. I used the opening chapters in the workshop, and the response was so positive, I was encouraged to share the story with everyone.
How David Met Sarah is a story that is not only accessible to those with developmental disabilities, but also offers insight into what it's like to live with such a disability. My brother and I hope everyone enjoys it. Thanks for stopping by....Annie Kelleher (and David Kelly)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Happy Birthday, David!

I believe birthdays are special and today is David's.  Next weekend we're meeting up in New York City to have lunch at Carmine's and to see the show, Anything Goes.  It's been a tradition we instituted a few years ago to celebrate four family birthdays that occur within about a month of each other. 

What are your family traditions (new or old) to celebrate birthdays?

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday, David! (late, I had been AWOL) And what a terrific book!
    In our family, having a large one as you know, Annie, each person gets to pick their favorite meal...and that is what I cook for dinner that night. They get to pick their favorite movie (DVD) to watch that night. Then, whenever the weekend arrives, we do something special. For the older girls it might be a trip to Dave and Busters, for my son, taking his best friends to see a Crushers (local baseball team) game or going on an all day hike with me. Whatever is special and memorable to them.
    Such special occasions deserve their own traditions.