{Secret Library Podcast} April Peveteaux Goes From Blog to Book Deal

April Peveteaux | Gluten is My Bitch | Secret Library Podcast | carolinedonahue.com

Blog to book deal- we’ve all dreamed of that moment, haven’t we?

I know it’s not just me in this fantasy.

April Peveteaux has made the leap and is now on to book number 3, which is coming out in – wait for it- April.

Not only do we get into the magic of this big leap, we also talk about food writing, how celiac sucks big time, and why having swear words in your blog name is a good idea. If you are a blogger looking to get into print, download this one pronto.

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Show Notes For Episode 14 with April Peveteaux:

  • GIMB as an audiobook? (3:00)
  • YouTube name calling (4:15)
  • The Unicorn- Blogger to Book Deal (4:30)
  • Those journalism degrees (5:00)
  • Starting the blog & finding the agent (6:00)
  • Where agents come from (7:15)
  • The book deal or eating gluten? (9:30)
  • The need for humor with food allergies (10:45)
  • The holy grail of the GF croissant (12:15) Mentioned: Mariposa Bakery in SF | Schär 
  • Bake it or buy it? (13:20)
  • Organizing a family kitchen with a food allergy (14:00)
  • The irritation of typing fiancé (17:45)
  • Getting your partner on your team (19:00) Mentioned: Nom Nom fried chicken recipe only in cookbook, similar here | April’s Chicken Fried Steak
  • Forbidden foods (20:00) Mentioned: Hawthorne’s Fish House in Portland
  • Family food issues (22:15) Mentioned : Gluten Ataxia
  • Writing about personal experience and food (25:00)
  • Bake Sales Are My Bitch– the new book (27:00)
  • The 8 main food allergens (28:30)
  • Dinner party disaster for the gluten-free (29:45)
  • Recipes that set you up to win (30:45)
  • Creating recipes for a book (31:30)
  • Vegan and Gluten-free can be friends (33:00)
  • World Peace through dessert (33:45)
  • Gluten-Free pizza in LA (35:00) Mentioned: Lucifer’s | Tomato Pie | Two Boots
  • Top 3 cities for GF Eating (actually 5) (36:00)
  • The favorite recipe (37:45) Mentioned: GF Crepe from GIMB (on page 31)
  • Eating steak medicinally (38:30)
  • Adding the book arsenal to the blog arsenal (40:45)
  • The original book concept (42:00)
  • On April’s Nightstand: You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein (44:00)
  • Powell’s Bookstore (47:30)
  • #vegantwinkies (48:30)

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