CAROL VAN DEN HENDE is the award-winning author of Goodbye, Orchid which has been recognized as the 2020 American Fiction Award winner for urban fiction, and the 2020 Pinnacle Achievement Award winner for multicultural fiction. Plus, it’s been named one of the most anticipated fall reads by Buzzfeed, Parade, and Travel+Leisure. She’s also a speaker, strategist, Board member, and Climate Reality Leader. One secret to her good fortune? Her humorous husband, fun-loving twins, and rescue cat, who prove that love really does conquer all. Please sign up for Carol’s newsletter at or

Join Carol as she hosts the New Jersey Celebration room on Nov 7, 2020, Noon Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on this link.  You do not need to log into a Zoom account to access this room.