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)

Friday, November 25, 2011

What I'm thankful for....

...all the wonderful people who have encouraged, supported, and helped to make How David Met Sarah a reality...thank you so much from the bottom of my chest, as my brother David would say!

We wish everyone a happy, healthy, and abundant holiday season...

See you at the launch party... I hope!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Lessons I learned from writing How David Met Sarah...

Don't let your goals get in the way ViewsHound

Read all about it and "like" it if you do!

Misplaced baby

The UPS truck pulled up late for our neck of a woods last Friday evening, setting off the dogs and interrupting double Jeopardy.  I was tired and not feeling in any mood to go downstairs to see what had been delivered. 

In fact, I walked the dogs without even noticing where the driver might've left the parcel.

That night, I had a long vivid dream about a baby that I had lost somewhere in the house.  You better go see where that baby is, I kept hearing myself say. 

The next morning, I woke up, wondering what on earth the baby dream could mean but didn't think too much of it.  I was bringing the dogs back from their first morning run, when I happened to notice the flat brown package lying forlorn on top of the low stone planter.   Another comic book, I assumed, and almost didn't pick it up. 

But I did and nearly dropped it when I saw my name on the label and the return address.  I opened the package and inside was the first proof of the print edition for How David Met Sarah. 

I'd found my misplaced baby. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Now live on Nook...

As soon as I can figure out the right link... I'll post it HERE!

Monday, November 14, 2011

The pleasure of your company.... cordially requested at a Launch Party for How David Met Sarah on Friday, December 9, 2011, at 7:00 PM at the Phoenix Rising Arts Collective in Thomaston, CT, at 135 South Main Street in the old Seth Thomas factory building. 

We hope you will come and celebrate with us! Meet the "real" David, have your book signed, see amazing exhibits by local artists, and nibble on delicious holiday treats supplied by Passiflora Tea Shop.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Coming soon on Barnes & Noble Nook....

...and in print! 

While I've been spending time in the Stone Age courtesy of Winter Storm Alfred, my publisher has been craftily making How David Met Sarah even more widely available.  By the end of the month, we expect it to be available on Barnes & Noble Nook, early December, in print. 

Please email me at if you are interested in preordering a print copy... 20% of the cover price will be donated to the National Down Syndrome Society.  Your copy will come to you signed by me AND David. 
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

But which date to save?!

Friday, DECEMBER 9, 2011, 7:00 PM.... see you there!

Thank you to my friend, Judi, for reminding me to include the date :)!