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AUTHOR BIO

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.

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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 and teenaged twins, 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 “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

AWARDS and RECOGNITION

1st Place Cover Design

1st Place Special Needs/Disability Awareness
1st Place Interior Design

Designer: Kellie Emery

2021 American Advertising Award

Hampton Roads branch
Book Cover Gold Medal Addy

2021 Kops Fetherling International Book Award

Multicultural Fiction
Gold Award

2021 National Indie Excellence Book Award (NIEA)

Multicultural Fiction
WINNER
Best New Fiction

Fiction: General
Honorable Mention for
General Fiction
New Author of the Year Award
Chatelaine Fiction First Place Award
Best Interior Design Nominee
May 2022 Book of the Month selection
World's Largest Book Club
The Best in Literature Finalist

Lone Star Writing Contest

Finalist for
Goodbye, Orchid

Writers' Digest 89th Annual Writing Competition

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

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