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Virtual Author Chat - Carol Van Den Hende

Virtual Author Chat - Carol Van Den Hende Online

Virtual Author Chat with NJ Romance Writer, Carol Van Den Hende.  For more information please email Janette - pardoj@waynepubliclibrary.org

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 Award, 2021 gold American Advertising Award, 2021 Book Excellence Award, 2021 Authorshout Recommended Read Award, 2021 Kops-Fetherling International Award Multicultural Fiction Gold, Chanticleer International Chatelaine 1st Place Award, 2021 National Indie Excellence Award, a Zibby Award nomination, and was 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. Carol believes the secrets to her good fortune are her humorous husband and teenaged twins, who prove that love really does conquer all.

Goodbye, Orchid by Carol Van Den Hende

Can love blossom after life changes in an instant? One July morning in Manhattan, handsome athlete and entrepreneur Phoenix Walker accompanies his love, half-Asian beauty Orchid, to the airport. Neither believes today is goodbye. But after she leaves, disaster strikes. Phoenix wakes in the hospital, broken, forever changed. He longs for Orchid but remembers the tragedy in her past that makes her panic over images of trauma. Now, he's faced with the hardest decision of his life. Does he burden the woman whose traumatic childhood makes him feel protective of her? Or does true love mean leaving her without explaining why? Rising from ashes is hard. Giving up the one you love is harder.

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Monday, September 12, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Janette Pardo

Janette is a Librarian in the Adult Reference Department. She is responsible for ordering books for the adult fiction, nonfiction and large print collections. Janette has a background in archival processing and preservtion and is currently hard at work processing the Lockett Local History Collection.  

An avid reader, Janette runs the Romantic Fiction (first Wednesday of the month) and the Page Turner's (second Wednesday of the month) book groups. She is also a supporter of the romance genre and will gladly help "match you" with the perfect romance novel.  

In 2021, Janette launched the Virtual Author Chat series where she chats with local authors about their writing and their path to publication. All of the chats have been recorded and are available to watch on the library's YouTube channel.

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