The Gluten Free Directory

Busy Day of Writing While Listening to The Creative Penn Podcast

Worked all day and most of the night on The Gluten Free Directory. I could work more, but I accomplished quite a bit and think I need to go rest for now. It’s after midnight where I am. Need my rest to take care of a sick husband and daughter tomorrow.

So I started out with only 44 companies offering gluten free products and I don’t just mean food. I am also referring to gluten free supplements, gluten free dog food too, something I was surprised to see. My list has grown to about 200 companies and my edit of this book has only just begun. Can you imagine how many companies I’ll have when this book is finished…well…tentatively finished, since it is a book that will constantly have to be updated to include the most up to date information.

This evening, while I was working on the book, I was listening to podcasts from Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn. Listening to her talk to other Indie authors and marketers is very inspiring and relaxing. I didn’t feel alone in my work, hearing other authors go through a lot to get a book written, published, and then marketed. Everyone seemed to have various methods on how they became successful.  Love this podcast and subscribed to it through iTunes. Highly recommend it.

I think podcasts may be in my future, but I need to read up about it. So we’ll see. Right now I’ll stick to You Tube, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Linked In, besides updating this blog.

So that is what I have been up today. Think it is about time to say good night. Will probably work on the book again tomorrow. Night everyone!

The Gluten Free Directory

The Gluten Free Directory Revamp

Well today, I really started getting into the revamp of my book The Gluten Free Directory. I have a start. I have cataloged about 44 companies carrying gluten free products. That’s a mere pittance to what I know is actually out there. Seems like new companies are springing up every month or so offering gluten free products. When I first started this book about three years ago, there weren’t near as many companies offering these kinds of products as there are today.

So my tasks are to:

Update existing companies (update products, contact information, and add company biographies)

Add new companies

Add in gluten free alcoholic beverage list

Add in restaurants and cafes offering gluten free options (this will probably take the longest to gather information for)

Here is a list of the companies I currently have in the book: If you know of a company offering gluten free food, know of gluten free alcoholic beverages, or of a place offering gluten free foods on their menu, please feel free to leave me a comment or send me an email. I want to make this book as beneficial to everyone on GF diets as possible. I will give you credit in my book in the acknowledgements for your help. Thank you and have a great day!!

Bakery on Main
Betty Crocker
Blue Diamond
Bob’s Redmill
Bush’s Beans
Edward and Sons: Road’s End Organics, Native Forest, Premier Japan Organic, Let’s Do Organic, Wizards
Enjoy Life Foods
Glenny’s Foods
Foods by George
Gluten Freeda
Glutino and Gluten Free Pantry
Jo-Sef Gluten Fr-ee
Lesser Evil
Maxwell’s Kitchen
Mixes from the Heartland
Mrs. Leepers
My Own Meals
Namaste Foods
Nana’s Cooke Company
Nature’s Path
New Harvest Naturals
Pamela’s Products
Really Great Food Company
Thai Kitchen