Dana speaks and writes about recovery, momhood, and beating the perfection myth. She will be featured on today.com in September for National Recovery Month. An English teacher for more than 20 years, she decided to take up a writing career while mothering two babies because she had so much free time. She was thrilled to be asked by Central Recovery Press to write a book about moms in recovery. Bottled: A Mom’s Guide to Early Recovery, available now on Amazon, took exactly 9 months to write. It was her third baby. It was much less demanding. Bottled was selected as a Kansas Notable book in 2016. Her second book, How to Be Perfect Like Me, was published in August 2018.