A major storyline in Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean is her diagnosis of Celiac disease. To portray not just the diagnosis, but the thoughts and emotions of dealing with a new reality, I had to do a lot of research. Medical articles, forum posts, and importantly, speaking with people, including a young girl who had it, all came together to inform my writing. The following is a list of resources included at the end of the novel:
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