If you celebrate, Happy Mother’s Day! 🌺
For some people, this can be a day of memories. In our household, we’re remembering my mother-in-law, for whom I dedicated Orchid Blooming: “to the best mother-in-law, who brightens the world with her art and lights up our lives with love.”
If she were here, she’d encourage me to celebrate my news. In fact, maybe her kind karma had a hand in today’s excitement.
HAWTHORNE AWARD NEWS
I woke today to an early morning email, to find that Always Orchid has been shortlisted for the Hawthorne Award for best fiction! Last year’s Hawthorne Award winner says:
This excitement is on top of learning that Orchid Blooming won a 1st Place Award in Chanticleer International’s Chatelaine Awards!
Bookish by NetGalley interviewed me about the beautiful Always Orchid cover (read the article for behind-the-scenes insights). Please save and share the wonderful book cover graphic that Stephanie Anderson made for me – above. I love artists’ creativity!
Saturday June 3rd 9am-12pm ET
Harmony Brookside Author Event
June 6th Pulpwood Queens Interview 7pm CT/8pm ET
Join Kathy L. Murphy and I to discuss International Book-of-the-Month Orchid Blooming
Saturday June 10th 11am-4pm EST
Passaic County Book Fair: book signing and panel
Weasel Brook Park Clifton NJ
I loved meeting readers at Bay Books Coronado CA (see photos) and hope to see you soon too
I’ll end where I started, by wishing you and mothers everywhere joy, meaning, and orchids!
Carol Van Den Hende
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