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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)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

And the winning name is....

A few months ago, the National Down Syndrome Society held their annual gala.  Along with a copy of How David Met Sarah, I donated a chance to have the winner's name in a novel.  Although it's too late to include the name in When David was Surprised, the third book in the series, Where David Went, is planned for release in the fall, and there're two more books after that.

I'm thrilled to tell you all that the winner's name is MOLLY (what a great name!) and the character will be the 16 year old cousin of Mariah, the girl who - as readers know - has a crush on David.  When Molly moves back to town, chaos ensues when Molly decides to try to help her older cousin capture the man of her dreams!

Please check out the National Down Syndrome Society's website for photographs of the February gala.  You can even see a photo of How David Met Sarah if you look very closely at one of the tables! 

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