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)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thank YOU!

Thank you so much to all the people who helped to make last Friday night so special for David and me... especially to Patrice Fitzgerald, Susan Forrest, Patricia Bruhn, Doreen Breen, Karen Tyson, the folks at NDSS, and my mother and stepdad for driving David up to the party.  Thanks as well to everyone who came, and to those who couldn't, but thought good thoughts anyway!  We hope you had as good a time as we did!  Photos will follow as well as a new YouTube video...check back soon :).

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