The Gluten-Free Guidebook Turns Five!

EVIL launch party March 5 2013

I’ve been so busy on my book tour for my new novel, Evil in All Its Disguises, that a certain significant date slipped right by me. March 15th, 2013, marked the fifth anniversary of the Gluten-Free Guidebook. Creating this site has introduced me to a lot of incredible people over the years. I know, from the messages I receive, that so many people have found the information helpful; a few have told me that the site gave them the confidence to travel again, when they believed a diagnosis of celiac disease meant they’d never eat out again. Working on this site has been a labor of love for me.

The site has also spawned a vibrant Facebook group, which I love because it helps readers share restaurant recommendations and travel tips. If you’re planning a trip and wondering what your gluten-free dining options are at your destination, it’s the perfect place to start.

To celebrate this site’s fifth anniversary, I’m hosting a contest. I want to hear about your favorite gluten-free places — restaurants, bakeries, shops, hotels, or destinations. Write a Reader Report about them, and you’ll be entered in a draw to win one of my three mystery novels (The Damage Done, The Next One to Fall, Evil in All Its Disguises). Examples of Reader Reports are here.

The fine print: By entering this contest, you automatically give me the right to publish your entry on the Gluten-Free Guidebook, and to edit it as necessary for clarity and length; however, I am under no obligation to publish it. Your entry must be your own original work and cannot infringe on anyone’s copyright. You hold the copyright to your own material and can publish it elsewhere, in print or online. Entrants need to send me their full names and their mailing addresses (the mailing address is only for the prize draw; the information will be kept strictly confidential).

The deadline for entries is May 31 July 15, 2013. Entries must be e-mailed to glutenfreeguidebook [at] gmail [dot] com; please put “Anniversary Contest” in the subject. This contest is open to readers around the world, except where prohibited by law.

Here’s to another year, and many more discoveries on the road!

4 Responses to “The Gluten-Free Guidebook Turns Five!”

  1. Congratulations, Hilary! What a milestone for you! I am so happy for you and all your success, and for all of us who have benefited from your work. Your photo is fabulous! :-) I’m not entering the contest, but did want to send my best wishes. I will share your contest on my gfe Facebook page though.

    Hugs,
    Shirley

  2. Cynthia Ross says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading your posts. It is helpful just to know there are others struggling to find good safe food out there. I’ve written up something (below) about the Burleson/Fort Worth area. It may be a little long but the information will be helpful I hope.

    Cheers,
    Cindy

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  3. Cynthia Ross says:

    Oops. I thought this was the place to post it…

  4. Hilary says:

    Don’t worry, Cindy! I’ve cut your terrific post from your comment and I’ll paste it into a blog; I’ll post it soon. And you’re entered in the contest!

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