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Running Blind $1.99 at Kobo/Walmart through Valentine’s Day

Running Blind in ebook is only $1.99 through Valentine’s Day at Kobo Books/Walmart Ebooks* (along with a bunch of other books). Blind Justice releases in March, so now’s your chance to get caught up on the series. 😉

Don’t have Kobo? No problem! The app is free and has a nice interface.

Haven't started the series yet? Blind Fury in ebook is always free, everywhere.

Happy reading!

*US/Canada only. Promo ends 14 Feb 2019 at 11:59EST.

Scrivener for memoir writing: a podcast interview with The Life Story Coach

The Life Story Coach, Amy Woods Butler, helps people write life stories (theirs or other's), and she uses Scrivener. To give her listeners a better idea of how Scrivener can help them, she asked me to join her for an interview on her podcast.

We discuss the concept of Scrivener as a “project manager for a book,” lots of ways to use the software for any kind of writing, and how weird it is that I'm a left-brained non-plotter. If podcasts are your thing, or you just want to know what I sound like (jk), check it out!

Here's a teaser…

Book news and a new year

Happy new year! I know, it’s a little late—and I completely blew off posting on the blog in December—but I was working feverishly to finish my manuscript and celebrating the holidays with family. Did you have a good holiday? Is 2019 treating you well so far?

We took the kids on a short cruise to Catalina and Ensenada over Christmas. I don’t cruise well, but it was a fun trip, and I enjoyed having both kids home for more than a week. My oldest is all the way in Virginia, so having them here was a special treat.

side of a cruise ship with island and boats in background
Carnival Imagination moored off Catalina Island
reindeer towel animal
The reindeer came to the ship
clear shallow water with rocks and a large white building in the background
Catalina Island Casino
mountains and boats on an ocean harbor framed by a palm tree
Avalon from the Casino on Catalina Island
man wearing cowboy hat walking with guitar in front of building with playing card murals
Ensenada

(If you want to see more photos of my travels, my dog, my writing, and whatever other quirky thing catches my eye along the way, the best place to follow me is Instagram.)

My big news for the new year is that I finished the first draft of Men of Steele #5 yesterday! 🥳 It took me far too long, but it feels great to reach The End. I’ll have to work on revisions soon, but I hope to have the book out in late March. I’ve been wanting to tell Tara Fujimoto’s story for ages (she played a key role in Blind Fury and a minor role in each of the other books), so I’m excited to finally give her the HEA—happy ever after—she deserves.

Keep an eye out for previews and a cover reveal. And if you’re on my newsletter list, you’ll see it all first, along with some of the best books I read in 2018. 😉

Anything exciting in the works for you this year?

Have a fabulous 2019!

20% off Scrivener classes with coupon

To celebrate Tech Tuesday—yes, it’s a thing (that I made up)—all of my Scrivener classes are 20% off through December 3rd with coupon code CT2018!

Want to love Scrivener but just can’t figure it out? Already love it but wish you were more comfortable with it? Or maybe compiling is your Achilles’ heel.

I have a class for you!

cartoon of confused man at computer labeled "Before" and happy man at computer labeled "After"

Scrivener 3 Fundamentals (Mac)

Scrivener 3 Compile Mastery (Mac)

Jump Into Scrivener 3 for Mac (FREE transition course for Scrivener 2 users)

Scrivener 1 for Windows: The Basics and Beyond

Scrivener 2 for Mac: The Basics and Beyond

Let me take you through Scrivener step by step. Every course lets you work at your own pace, and includes:

  • instant access when you're ready to start learning
  • step-by-step explanations in easy-to-digest lessons
  • unlimited Q&A with the instructor
  • plenty of screenshots
  • video walk-throughs (with closed captioning)
  • a mobile-friendly layout
  • all of the above indefinitely

"Fantastic course. I've been using Scriener for years. Long enough to think I know enough to work efficiently Think again. I was surprised how much I didn't know." -HSS

Don’t have time right now? No worries. Register today and start learning when the holiday craziness is over (or whenever you’re ready). Classes never expire.

No need to rush, except to take advantage of this deal. Coupon CT2018 expires Monday, December 3rd.*

Sign up today!

Enjoy the season,

Gwen Hernandez written in teal script

P.S. Feel free to share this with a friend. Or a loving family member, you know, as a hint. 😉

*Coupon expires December 3, 2018 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time. Don’t miss out!

Books, prizes, and holiday recipes at The Charmed Connection

Overwhelmed by holiday crowds and shopping yet? Looking for some holiday fun and maybe a few prizes for yourself?

The Charmed Connection Readers Group—a Facebook group where readers and authors connect—is hosting a holiday bookstore and author takeover.

Holiday Bookstore flyer

Throughout this week, from November 26th (that’s today!) through December 2nd, authors will be popping in with games, giveaways, and yummy holiday recipes. You can browse the holiday bookstores to find new-to-you authors, get delicious recipe ideas in Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen, and chat with authors and other readers.

I’ll be taking over The Charmed Connection on Thursday, November 29th from 4-5pm Pacific Time (that’s 7pm in Virginia, 1am Friday in Barcelona, and 11am Friday in Sydney). Mark your calendar now and join me for the fun!