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, August 31, 2012

Once in a blue moon...

Wow... it's hard to believe almost two months have gone by since I last posted.  It's not that there hasn't been news to's just that so much has happened it's been impossible to keep up.

But I promise to do better...

I wanted to share a letter I received on our Facebook page (please visit and click Like!).  It made me smile... I hope it makes you smile, too:

Hi Annie, I have a short story I thought would make you smile. I am a part time life coach/in home provider for a 22 yr. old with DS. I was telling him about you, your brother and your books. We pulled up the blog so he could see who/what I was talking about. He decided right then to read the chapters on your blog for his hour of daily reading that his family does. So far he really likes the books and wants me to loan him my copies. He also said he'd like to email you when he gets done to give you his opinion and suggestions! Have a great holiday weekend!

I can't wait to hear what he thinks :).

Happy Labor Day weekend to all... may you have a safe and relaxing holiday!