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)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I've seen the preliminary sketches of the cover and they're beautiful.  Yesterday, David made time out of his schedule for photos - I'll be posting them as soon as I can figure it out :). 

David is busy practicing for Special Olympics...he is competing in golf.  David has a long history of involvement with Special Olympics and has even represented the United States at the international competition in New Haven, in the equestrian events.

I wanted to share the thank-you note that David wrote to me:

Dear Nan -

Thank you so much for the book about David.  It's the nicest thing from the bottom of my chest. 

Lot's of love,

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1 comment:

  1. I felt a deep need to smile this morning … and this post … brought it up. :)