It’s amazing how God uses events in my life to go into my novels. Each story contains bits and pieces of me, I want to feature my allergy and going gluten-free in book six, Giving Grace.
Last Saturday, I went to a gluten-free expo at the Cobb Galleria. My mom and I drove down, spent over an hour looking and tasting. It was wonderful because I didn’t have to worry about allergies, and could focus on having fun and EATING.
There were two highlights for me at this festival. The first was I discovered some AMAZING hot pockets by Mikey’s. THEY TASTED LIKE ACTUAL HOT POCKETS! The bread was some of the best I’ve had since going gluten-free.
I also got some new, innovated ideas using Cheenies, a gluten-free puff of dough.
As we were leaving, we passed the Big Chow Grill, one of my favorite places to eat when I was living in Atlanta and also featured in a scene of Healing Grace. After the expo, we went to PF Chang’s for lunch. Yup, that’s right, one of my favorite places to eat, which I featured in my first novel, Restoring Grace.
The great part about PF Chang’s is they have a great gluten-free menu featuring a few of my favorite dishes.
The chicken lettuce wraps (which I ALWAYS get) and I tried the pad Thai- very YUMMY and even better the next day!
While we were eating at PF Chang’s I talked out my thoughts for Giving Grace, Book Six. My mom is more than my book editor, she’s also my sounding board. She helped me flesh out more details for this book and I find myself SUPER EXCITED to start writing.
My next blog post will be focused on balance because promoting one book, editing another, and plans to write a sixth novel while working full-time at another job, means I’m constantly running at 130% which is not something a person can sustain for long.
Until next time, may God’s grace surround you,