Paige Lawrence


First-time Connecticut author, Paige Lawrence, self-published a children’s book called Gluten-Free Ghouls that is now available on  The inspiration for her book came from when she developed an intolerance to gluten as an adult. It was – and still is – very difficult for her to maintain a gluten-free lifestyle and she thought that it must be difficult being a child with celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, so her goal was to build awareness with her book.

Gluten-Free Ghouls is about six hungry green ghouls who dive into dumpsters and tip over trash cans in search of their favorite junk-food treats only to discover that their not-so-healthy eating habits can create some frustrating and itchy symptoms. Their only solution is to eat a gluten-free diet.

Gluten-Free Ghouls is a light-hearted book that’s perfect for children with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivities, but also great for children of all ages regardless of whether they have a gluten intolerance or not. The colorful illustrations, fun ghoul characters and a message that focuses on good health and nutrition makes this book fun, as well as, educational.

Paige self-published her book and her experience was a positive one. Self-publishing was the best route for her because she has worked over twenty years as a graphic designer and illustrator, so she was able to create most of the book herself. One service that Paige used was editing. It is a paid service, but the feedback was excellent, and she will happily use them again. When asked what she would do differently next time, the answer was that she’d pursue the self-publishing route again, but with no fear. While the process does take work and dedication, if you have the desire to self-publish your book, you can get help you with any part of the process of creating a book that you need. Now that Gluten-Free Ghouls is available on, Paige knows that anything is possible if you just believe!

Paige would be a great guest speaker. She can be reached at For more information, please visit and follow “Gluten-Free Ghouls” on Twitter and Facebook.