Presenting
powerhouse
Short, concise,
fast-moving to the point
Brings great energy, ideas, and ... opportunities to light for you
A true
professional

AUTHOR BIO

CAROL VAN DEN HENDE is an award-winning author who pens stories of resilience and hope. Her novel Goodbye, Orchid won the 2020 American Fiction Award winner for urban fiction,  Pinnacle Achievement Award winner for multicultural fiction, IAN Outstanding Fiction for Best First Novel, two Royal Dragonfly Awards, two Best Book Finalist Awards, Audiobook Reviewer New Author of the Year, was long-listed for Chanticleer International Chatelaine Book Award,  and named a Top Book of 2020 by The Write Review. Plus, it’s been featured by Glamour, Buzzfeed, Parade,  Travel+Leisure, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, DIYMFA, WABC Radio among others.

Carol is also a speaker, strategist, Board member and Climate Reality Leader. One secret to her good fortune? Her humorous husband, fun-loving twins, and rescue cat, who prove that love really does conquer all.

Please sign up for Carol’s newsletter at carolvandenhende.com/contact or linktr.ee/cvdh

Short BIO: CAROL VAN DEN HENDE is the award-winning author of Goodbye, Orchid. She’s also a speaker, strategist, and serves on nonprofit boards. One secret to her good fortune? Her humorous husband, fun-loving twins, and rescue cat, who prove that love really does conquer all.

Please sign up for Carol’s newsletter at carolvandenhende.com/contact or linktr.ee/cvdh

Speaker Bio

CAROL VAN DEN HENDE is the award-winning author of Goodbye, Orchid, a public speaker, and MBA with 20+ years’ experience in marketing, strategy and insights. Plus, she works in chocolate (there’s no ‘sweeter’ job!) Carol is passionate about simplifying marketing concepts into actionable steps that authors need for publishing success. She’s keynoted and presented at conferences like Writer’s Digest, NJ-SCBWI, NJRW, Rutgers Writers’ Conference, Sisters-in-Crime and Women Who Write. Attendees have said about Carol: “clear, articulate, organized speaker who is both an expert in field and excellent speaker,” “you can feel the love and passion for what you do as much as how knowledgeable you are. I walked away confirming I was on the right path and excited to apply all you have shared and inspired. Thank you so much!” “wish it was all day. Can never get enough of you,” “You inspire me and fire me up every time. I can’t wait to market my book and my why!”

AWARDS and RECOGNITION

IAN Book of the Year Award Winner Outstanding Fiction

First Novel 50,000 to 80,000 Words

2020 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner

Multicultural Fiction

2020 American Fiction Award Winner

Urban Fiction

2020 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Winner

1st Place Cover Design

1st Place Special Needs/Disability Awareness

2020 Best Book Award Winner Finalist

Best New Fiction

Fiction: General

2020 New York Book Festival

Honorable Mention for
General Fiction

2021 Chanticleer International Book Awards

Long-listed for
Chatelaine Award

Lone Star Writing Contest

Finalist for
Goodbye, Orchid

Writers' Digest 89th Annual Writing Competition

"Before He Heard Her" Honorable Mention for
Genre Short Story

Sign up for periodic inspiration from Carol!

Author brand, visual identity and book marketing tips right to your mailbox