CAROL VAN DEN HENDE is an award-winning author who pens stories of resilience and hope. Her novel Goodbye, Orchid is inspired by combat-wounded veterans and won the 2020 American Fiction Award for urban fiction, IAN Outstanding Fiction Award for Best First Novel, Audiobook Reviewer Award for New Author of the Year, a Royal Dragonfly for disability awareness, and a dozen other recognitions.
Plus, her work has been featured by Glamour, Buzzfeed, Parade, Travel+Leisure, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, DIYMFA, WABC Radio, among others, and is one of twelve 2022 books selected by the world’s largest book club, The International Pulpwood Queens.
Carol’s mission is unlocking optimism as a writer, speaker, strategist, Board member and Climate Reality Leader. One secret to her good fortune? Her humorous husband and teenaged twins, who prove that love really does conquer all.
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 “Carol is a clear, articulate, organized speaker who is both an expert and excellent presenter,” “you can feel the love and passion for what she does as much as how knowledgeable she is. I walked away confirming I was on the right path and excited to apply all she shared and inspired. Thank you so much!” “wish it was all day. Can never get enough of Carol,” “Carol inspires me and fires me up every time. I can’t wait to market my book and my why!”
Please connect with Carol at carol.vandenhende.com/contact