Carol Van Den Hende



Carol Van Den Hende


Morristown, New Jersey


Fiction, Women's Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Audiobook

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CAROL VAN DEN HENDE is an award-winning author who pens stories of resilience and hope. Her  Goodbye, Orchid series is inspired by 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. The award-winning prequel, Orchid Blooming, releases Sept 13, 2022!
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 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 twins, who prove that love really does conquer all.
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■2022 Outstanding Creator Award summer: Women’s Fiction, Literary & Contemporary Fiction, Multicultural Fiction, Romance, Drama, Best Couple

■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 Bonus 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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Orchid Blooming

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Book Title 2

Goodbye, Orchid

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