In today’s episode, I got to chat with my friend Carol van den Hende, author of the award-winning Goodbye, Orchid series and acclaimed public speaker.

She has such wonderful advice for writers at all stages of our careers – whether it's with actually penning our books or marketing our books or spreading the word about them.

We also talked about:

  • The process of writing a prequel and how her second book came to be
  • The key to managing self-expectations
  • How to persevere through the tough parts of your writing project

I know you will come away from this conversation with some wonderful gems from Carol!

About Carol:

Carol van den Hende is the award-winning author of the Goodbye, Orchid series, 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 for publishing success. She’s keynoted and presented at conferences like Writer’s Digest, IBPA, NJ-SCBWI, International Women’s Writing Guild, Rutgers Writers’ Conference, Sisters-in-Crime and Women Who Write. She’s also a regular contributor to DIYMFA, where she pens the Author Marketing Toolkit column.