VIRTUAL - Amy Weinland Daughters - DEAR DANA

Monday, June 20, 2022 - 7:00pm

This event will be hosted on Zoom webinar. To register, click here.

Amy Weinland Daughters will be in conversation with Dana Rivera.

Amy will also sign books in person on June 25 from 4-5pm at Brazos Bookstore. Click here to learn more.

When Amy Daughters reconnected with her old pal Dana on Facebook, she had no idea how it would change her life. Though the two women hadn’t had any contact in thirty years, it didn’t take them long to catch up—and when Amy learned that Dana’s son Parker was doing a second stint at St. Jude battling cancer, she was suddenly inspired to begin writing the pair weekly letters.

When Parker died, Amy—not knowing what else to do—continued to write Dana. Eventually, Dana wrote back, and the two became pen pals, sharing things through the mail that they had never shared before. The richness of the experience left Amy wondering something: If my life could be so changed by someone I considered “just a Facebook friend,” what would happen if I wrote all my Facebook friends a letter?

A whopping 580 handwritten letters later Amy’s life, and most of all her heart, would never, ever, be the same again. As it turned out, there were actual individuals living very real lives behind each social media profile, and she was beautifully connected to each of those extraordinary, flawed people for a specific reason. They loved her, and she loved them. And nothing—not politics, beliefs, or lifestyle—could separate them.

AMY DAUGHTERS has spent the past 10 years freelancing on topics from college football to emotions. She is the author of “You Cannot Mess This Up: A True Story That Never Happened” (2019), for which she received recognition at the 2019 Foreword INDIES and the 2020 Next Generation Indie Awards. When she’s not writing, Daughters can be found researching history, golfing, or ribbon dancing. She lives in Tomball, Texas with her husband Willie and two sons, Will and Matthew.

DANA RIVERA is the mother of 5, grandmother of 6, wife of 1 and teacher of many. She was born and raised in South Louisiana and desires nothing more than spending time with friends and family. She is a reluctant runner and lives in Lafayette Louisiana with her husband, Jim, and dog Nabi. She is currently writing her first book This Is Not What I Expected


Dear Dana: That Time I Went Crazy and Wrote All 580 of My Facebook Friends a Handwritten Letter By Amy Weinland Daughters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781647429003
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Published: She Writes Press - May 17th, 2022