Amy Weinland Daughters

Author of You Cannot Mess This Up and
Dear Dana

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DEAR DANA

NOW AVAILABLE

Available May 17, 2022

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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.

ORDER Dear Dana!

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DEAR DANA BOOK TOUR

Come meet Amy and Dana in person and hear their story!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HOST A DEAR DANA BOOK EVENT?   
EMAIL US FOR MORE INFO
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Lafayette, LA

Beausoleil Books

302 A Jefferson Street

Lafayette, Louisiana 70501

Sat. May 21st - 3pm

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Baton Rouge, LA

Barnes & Noble 

2590 Citiplace Court

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808

Sun. May 22nd - Noon

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Seaside, FL - 30A

Sun Dog Books

89 Central Square

Seaside, Florida 32459

Sun. May 29th, 11-1

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Dallas, TX

Interabang Books

5600 W. Lovers Lane #142

Dallas, Texas 75209

Thurs. June 2nd - 6pm

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The Woodlands, TX

Buy the Book

25162 Grogans Park

The Woodlands, Texas 77380

Sat. June 4th - 2pm

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Memphis, TN

Novel.

387 Perkins Extd

Memphis, Tennessee 38117

Thurs. June 16th-6pm

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Houston TX - VIRTUAL

Brazos Bookstore

JOIN VIA ZOOM at

Thurs. July 21 - 6:30pm

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Houston, TX - SIGNING

Brazos Bookstore 

2421 Bissonnet Street

Houston, Texas 77005

Thurs. July 21 - 6:30pm

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Oklahoma City, OK

Commonplace Books

1325 N Walker Ave. #138

Oklahoma City OK 73103

Thurs. July 21 - 6:30pm

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Dayton, OH

Wilmington-Stroop Library

3980 Wilmington Pike

Dayton, Ohio 45429

Sat. July 23 - 3pm

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Mandeville, LA

Barnes & Noble

3414 US Hwy 190, Suite 10

Mandeville, Louisiana 70471

Sat. August 6 - Noon

New Orleans, LA

Garden District Book Shop

2727 Prytania Street, Suite 14

New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Sun. August 7 - 1-3pm

 
 

YOU CANNOT MESS THIS UP

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BIO

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A native Houstonian and a graduate of The Texas Tech University, Amy W. Daughters has been a freelance writer for more than a decade—mostly covering college football and sometimes talking about her feelings. Her debut novel, You Cannot Mess This Up: A True Story That Never Happened (She Writes Press, 2019), was selected as the Silver Winner for Humor in the 2019 Foreword INDIES and the Overall Winner for Humor/Comedy in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Awards. An amateur historian, hack golfer, charlatan fashion model, and regular on the ribbon dancing circuit, Amy—a proud former resident of Blackwell, England, and Dayton, Ohio—currently lives in Tomball, Texas, a suburb of Houston. She is married to a foxy computer person, Willie (53), and is the lucky mother of two amazing sons, Will (23) and Matthew (15).

 

IN THE MEDIA

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"Dear Dana" has been selected as the Bronze Medal Winner for World Peace in the 2022 Living Now Book Awards

TELEVISION INTERVIEW

Author and TTU graduate, Amy W. Daughters, writes to share hope

Trends & Friends, KLBK, KMAC - Lubbock, Texas

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GUEST ARTICLE

That Time I Sent All 580 Facebook Friends a Handwritten Letter

Spirituality & Health

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TELEVISION INTERVIEW

Live At 9: “Dear Dana” Connects Old and New Friends Through Letters

Live at 9, WREG - Memphis, Tennessee

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NEWSPAPER FEATURE

BFFs: A letter-writing journey begins with tragedy and ends with an unbreakable bond in 'Dear Dana'

The Baton Rouge Advocate

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RADIO INTERVIEW

Author Amy Daughters talks about her book - Dear Dana

Get the Funk Out! KUCI, 88.9FM - Irvine, Orange County, California

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RADIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW

S2 E21: Making Friends as an Adult

The Lisa Show - BYU Radio 

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RADIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW

Author Amy Weinland Daughters discusses #DearDana on #ConversationsLIVE

Conversations Live! with Cyrus Webb

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EXCERPT/FEATURE

DEAR DANA: Facebook, an old friend, a cancer diagnosis and the power of prayer

The Mindful Word - Journal of Engaged Living

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INTERVIEW

Book Q&As With Deborah Kalb

Amy answers questions posed by author Deborah Kalb

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GUEST ARTICLE

What Is a “Real” Relationship in the Age of Social Media?

Best Self - Conscious Living

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AUTHOR FEATURE

How Social Media Could Have Helped Women Get the Right to Vote

Guest Article for Teen Ink

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GUEST POST

The Faith Journey I Never Intended to Go On

How my letter writing campaign impacted my relationship with God

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GUEST POST

Being Intentional With Your Relationships in the Age of Social Media

Girl Talk HQ - The Global  Headquarters of Female Empowerment Stories & Voices

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FEATURE

Dear Dana Book Giveaway and Excerpt 

Read a chapter from Dear Dana and enter to win  a free copy!

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ARTICLE

The Most Meaningful Word in Sports

Column on FBSchedues.com

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BLOG POST

The Power of Non-Instantaneous Communication

University of Dayton Erma Bombeck Writer's Workshop Blog

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BLOG POST

The Power Social Media Has In Connecting - and  Disconnecting - Us

Happsters - The Happiest Corner of the Internet

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PODCAST

How Facebook Sparked an Old School Letter Writing Adventure

Interview with Caryn Sullivan from Pretty Wellness on the Happiness Through Hardship 

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INTERVIEW

Conversations with Amy Weinland Daughters

Voyage Houston - Houston's Most Inspiring Stories

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CONTACT

For Publicity Requests, Please Contact

Corrine Pritchett

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