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About Me (In case you're curious…)

Gwen in Montana

Looking for an escape? Need help figuring out Scrivener? I can help with both. 😉

I write award-winning romantic suspense about kick-ass men and women finding love while fighting for their lives. I also teach writers how to find the joy in using Scrivener through online courses, webinars, live workshops, and private training sessions.

Having worked as a programmer, business teacher, and a manufacturing engineer before writing full time, I was dismayed to learn that I'm not a plotter/outliner. At all. Turns out, it's tough to apply my left-brain thinking to my creative process. Maybe that's a good thing.

I have wandering feet, and travel is in my soul. Luckily I married an Air Force engineer (retired) who feels the same way. When not writing, teaching, or traveling, I love to read, run along the beach, flail on a yoga mat, and explore Southern California from my current home base in Redondo Beach (Los Angeles).

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Thanks for stopping by!

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P.S. If you're into Clifton Strengths (especially as taught by Becca Syme), here are my top 10:

Learner, Analytical, Discipline, Input, Responsibility, Relator, Intellection, Focus, Consistency, Individualization

Official Bios/Media Kit


Gwen Hernandez (she/her), the author of Scrivener For Dummies, helps writers all over the world master Scrivener through online courses, in-person workshops, and private training. When she's not using Scrivener to write award-winning romantic suspense while surrounded by houseplants, this lifelong nomad likes to travel, read, run along the beach, practice tree pose, and explore her current home of Southern California.


Growing up, Gwen Hernandez (she/her) wasn’t brave enough to share the stories in her head with other kids, but they usually involved intrigue and romance. She was raised in the Army and Navy, and married an Air Force engineer, so it’s natural that her books often feature military heroes and heroines who must overcome danger to find true love. Her book LIE WITH ME was a finalist (and the Romance category winner) in the 2023 BookLife Prize Fiction Contest. When she's not writing amidst a jungle of houseplants, Gwen likes to travel, read, jog, practice tree pose, and explore her current home of southern California.

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Online Courses

Find a complete listing of Gwen's online Scrivener courses at

Workshops & Webinars

Current offerings include a custom-designed Scrivener presentation tailored to the group's needs, and a workshop on finding your writing process. For more information, check out the Workshops page.

Upcoming Appearances

A current list of Gwen's future appearances online and in person can be found on the Appearances page.


For a complete list of Gwen's fiction books, see the Romantic Suspense Books page. For nonfiction, visit the Books for Writers page. To download high-quality cover images, check out the Book Covers page.

Media Kit PDF

Click the link below to download a PDF containing all of the information and links above.