Carol Van Den Hende



Carol Van Den Hende


Morristown, New Jersey


Fiction, Women's Contemporary Fiction, Romance

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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.
Buzzfeed, Parade, and Travel+Leisure named “heartwarming, heartbreaking” Goodbye, Orchid a most anticipated read. Glamour Magazine recommends this “modern, important take on the power of love.” The world’s largest book club, The International Pulpwood Queens, selected Goodbye, Orchid as a 2022 Book-of-the-Month.
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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■2020 American Fiction Award WINNER urban fiction

■2020 Pinnacle Achievement Award WINNER multicultural fiction

■2020 Outstanding Fiction IAN Book Award for Best New Novel 50-80K words

■2020 Royal Dragonfly Award WINNER Cover Design and Special Needs/Disability Awareness

■2020 New York Book Festival General Fiction Honorable Mention

■2020 Best Book Award Finalist: Best New Fiction and Fiction: General

■2021 Chanticleer International Book Chatelaine Award 1st Place Winner

■The Write Review Top 2020 Favorite■In D’Tale Magazine Crowned Heart 5-stars

■Audiobook Reviewer 2020 New Author of the Year■2021 Book Excellence award for Interior Design

■2021 Authorshout award Recommended Read

■2021 Kops-Fetherling International Award Multicultural Fiction Gold

■2021 American Advertising Award Hampton Roads branch Book Cover Gold Medal Addy

■2021 National Indie Excellence Book Award (NIEA) Multicultural Fiction Winner

■2021 Annie Award 1st Place Finalist■2021 Zibby Award nominee for Interior Design

■2022 International Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys May Book of the Month

BUZZFEED Top 12 Most Anticipated Fall Reads, PARADE Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2020, TRAVEL+LEISURE Most Anticipated Books of Fall, POPSUGAR Best New Romances of October, BOOKSTR 8 Best Books of Fall by Women, GLAMOUR Magazine Holiday Gift Guide, Featured in Chicago Tribune, LA Times and more


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Goodbye, Orchid

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