MEET CAROLE BRODY FLEET
ABC News', "Good Morning America " with ABC correspondent, Deborah Roberts. Click photo to view the segment in its entirety
Carole Brody Fleet is the multi award-winning author of, "Loss is a Four Letter Word..." (HCI Books); as well as the #1 release, “When Bad Things Happen to Good Women…” (Viva Editions); “Happily EVEN After... “(Viva Editions); winner of the prestigious Books for a Better Life Award, one of the top national awards in publishing and the critically praised, ten-time international bestseller, "Widows Wear Stilettos..." (New Horizon Press).
In the late 1990's, Carole had left the legal profession from where she hails by education and degree and was enjoying a successful career in the upper management levels of the beauty industry. Proud parents to then nine-year old daughter Kendall, Carole's husband Michael was both an award-winning 28-year veteran of his police department and a Vietnam wartime veteran of the United States Air Force. Their world was shattered in 1998, when Mike was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Mike's brave battle with ALS came to an end on December 19, 2000; leaving Carole a widowed parent and in both financial and emotional ruin.
Several years after the deaths of both her husband and her father a mere four months apart, Carole set out on her journey as an author. Just over one month after completing her first book, she was signed by a literary agency and was offered contracts by several publishing houses. Carole quickly thereafter made her first appearances in national media and became a national bestselling and award-winning author, sought-after media contributor and international speaker.
Now widely recognized as America’s go-to expert on life adversity and grief recovery, Carole is also a four-time contributor to the iconic Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, as well as a previous top invited contributor to The Huffington Post. A veteran of over 1,200 radio appearances to date, Carole makes frequent appearances on television and radio programs in the United States and Canada and is a featured expert in national and international print and web media. She addresses a broad range of topics and is also regularly called upon by the media to offer advice, insight and encouragement during extraordinary current events, times of crisis and national tragedy (including subsequent anniversaries, observances and remembrances). Most recently, several of Carole's inspirational pieces have been contracted and optioned by a major greeting card company.
Carole is also a popular international speaker to a diverse variety of audiences; including business and networking organizations; corporate employees; social and charitable / non-profit organizations; students; military organizations; women’s conferences and organizations; the healthcare, hospice / palliative and bereavement industries and organizations serving those who have been touched by the pain and challenge of loss and life adversity. With her inimitable message of "What Now and What Next", Carole offers practical, emotional and even humorous guidance to the millions who have experienced any kind of life-challenge in their lives. Additionally, Carole educates new and aspiring authors on how to become published; as well as how to turn a business into a recognized and respected brand, using her own specific formulas for success.
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BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE AWARD
Carole accepting the Books for a Better Life Award from Meredith Vieira. The Books for a Better Life Award is one of the top national awards in publishing and was awarded to Carole in recognition of her second bestselling book, "Happily Even After..."