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Carol is an author, speaker, and MBA 

with twenty+ years experience IN MARKETING, STRATEGY AND INSIGHTS

CAROL VAN DEN HENDE is an author and American Fiction Awards winner who explores the visible and invisible challenges of imperfect heroes and heroines. When she’s not penning stories of resilience and hope, Carol applies her MBA to marketing and strategy (in chocolate, sweet!).

She’s also a public speaker, who’s presented at Writers’ Digest, Women Who Write, Authorpreneur, Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, NJ Romance Writers, Rutgers, Liberty States Fiction Writers’ conferences and other events.

Carol is active in her community, as a Climate Reality Leader, as a Board of Trustees Volunteer Officer for a special needs school, and by raising funds for non-profits through the launch of her novel, Goodbye, Orchid.

One secret to her good fortune? Her humorous husband, kids and rescue cat, who prove that love really does conquer all.

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Sweeten Your Zoom Calls

We seem to be on video calls for everything nowadays. Besides work, I Zumba via zoom, write sprints with Irish friends over zoom, and have two

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LATEST ARTICLES

Be Well, Write Well: Interview with Carol Van Den Hende

Welcome back to our “Be Well, Write Well” interview series! This month, I interviewed Carol Van Den Hende, whom I met at the Writer’s Digest Conference in 2014. At the 2017 conference, she gave a brilliant talk on marketing for writers that had all of us participants eagerly calling out the names of global brand images and getting energized about branding our own work. As a fellow writer who also manages a full-time job and an at-home family, Carol is a personal inspiration to me. Enjoy!

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Book Marketing Food for Thought: Turn Black Friday into Book Friday

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many Americans are thinking about time with family and friends, elaborate meals, gratitude, and (says the marketer in me)…Black Friday sales. For decades, retailers have treated the day after Thanksgiving as the start of the holiday shopping season. The time of year when their profits turned from being “in the red” to positive, or “in the black.”

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The Summary of one of Carol talks at Aug ’18 Writers’ Digest Conference

In case you missed Writers’ Digest annual conference, I’m thrilled to share a summary of one of my talks. On day two of the conference, we discussed best practices in book cover design

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Be Well, Write Well: Interview with Carol Van Den Hende

Welcome back to our “Be Well, Write Well” interview series! This month, I interviewed Carol Van Den Hende, whom I met at the Writer’s Digest Conference in 2014. At the 2017 conference, she gave a brilliant talk on marketing for writers that had all of us participants eagerly calling out the names of global brand images and getting energized about branding our own work. As a fellow writer who also manages a full-time job and an at-home family, Carol is a personal inspiration to me. Enjoy!

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Book Marketing Food for Thought: Turn Black Friday into Book Friday

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many Americans are thinking about time with family and friends, elaborate meals, gratitude, and (says the marketer in me)…Black Friday sales. For decades, retailers have treated the day after Thanksgiving as the start of the holiday shopping season. The time of year when their profits turned from being “in the red” to positive, or “in the black.”

READ MORE

The Summary of one of Carol talks at Aug ’18 Writers’ Digest Conference

In case you missed Writers’ Digest annual conference, I’m thrilled to share a summary of one of my talks. On day two of the conference, we discussed best practices in book cover design

READ MORE

LATEST ARTICLES

An Interview with Jenny Milchman

An Interview with Jenny Milchman

Today, we get to hang out with author Jenny Milchman on the release day of her new suspense novel, The Second…
Humorous and Heartwarming Author Firsts

Humorous and Heartwarming Author Firsts

I hope you and your family are all safe and well. Tropical storm Isaias flattened parts of NJ, and we…
When Life is a Cyclone, Add More

When Life is a Cyclone, Add More

How are you, truly? Write back and tell me…really! Me? My life is a cyclone. Not only because of the…

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