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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 28, 2011

Did you know...

there's a FREE Kindle App you can download? 

People have asked me if we have plans to release How David Met Sarah as a regular paperback book.  Although we won't rule out anything, I do encourage anyone who hasn't tried an e-reader to check out the free download on might be surprised how addicting ebooks can be!
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Congratulations, David!

I'm proud to announce that David brought home a GOLD medal in golf at this past Sunday's Special Olympics in New Jersey.  Congratulations to all who competed and way to go, David!
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Anything Goes

Today my husband and I are meeting up with my parents and David in New York City for our annual Broadway birthday bash.  They treat us to lunch and we treat them to a show.  This year, it's Anything Goes.  Hopefully I'll have a photo or two to show you how it all went!

We have a cover!

Isn't it beautiful?! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Second YouTube Video posted!

Thanks to my amazing publicist... there are now TWO videos posted on YouTube about the book... please check them both out! 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

We're on YouTube!

How David Met Sarah.... please watch!

I had a dream...

...and in it, it occured to me that How David Met Sarah should be translated into other languages, because after all, we don't all speak English.  When I woke up, I realized that through the magic of the Internet, How David Met Sarah can easily be made available internationally.

When I mentioned this dream to my publisher, she was just as excited as I am.  My hope is that over the coming months, we will be able to make my dream a reality.  We're already working on finding translators.  Check back to see what versions will be available and when!   

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?

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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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Check back soon...

The final draft of the manuscript has gone to the editor and the cover should be ready any time! I'll put it here as soon as it is finalized - I can't wait to see it!

Meanwhile, while we're all waiting, you can read Chapter One by clicking on the link entitled "How David Met Sarah - Excerpt."  I hope you enjoy it as much as the real David does :).