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)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

We are the world...

Tomorrow, I'm attending a networking meeting and I'm going to have to talk about what makes me or my "product" unique.  Before making the claim that How David Met Sarah is the only series of novels in the entire canon of Western literature narrated by a hero with Down Syndrome, I thought I'd better google it and find out, if in fact, there are any others.

While I'm still not sure I can make the claim, I did find a wonderful organization on the other side of the world in Australia, which was already aware of How David Met Sarah.  You can read their initial blog post about the series HERE.  Please visit and leave them a comment to let them know you were there... it gives me chills and goosebumps to realize that people all the way across the globe can enjoy these stories, too.

I can't wait to see the books in other languages, too... German, Spanish and Hebrew translations are in the works!  Chinese, too, hopefully, soon! 


  1. Hi Annie, I found you through the lovely Rose of Walk in the Woods.

    Sounds like an inspring story... my mom was a special ed teacher, I volunteered with her for years; Long ago I thought I'd be one too, but somehow ended up in IT ;-)

    Was happy to see the book was availble via Kindle, I just ordered it & will pass along to Mom too.

    Have a lovely day.
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    1. thanks so much, debra! i hope you enjoy it and that your mom does too!!