April Peveteaux

April Peveteaux passed out from happiness when The New Yorker called her debut book, Gluten Is My Bitch (Abrams, 2013), "highly entertaining." After she woke up, she went on to pen two more humorous books about digestive disorders, The Gluten-Free Cheat Sheet (Perigee, 2015) and the upcoming Bake Sales Are My Bitch (Rodale, 2017). Other ways Peveteaux entertains herself and others include podcasting (Moms on the Rocks, The Meltdown Moms), tweeting as a 6-year-old (Why Does Our Car Look Taller?) and blogging (Gluten Is My Bitch, DIY,WTF & more). All of this is even more of an accomplishment when you consider the fact that Peveteaux grew up in Oklahoma, where it is illegal to draw attention to yourself. Luckily her stint at the University of Texas in Austin helped her get over any lingering modesty. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two kids and a fox where she sits and thinks about that screenplay she should be writing.

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