Writing has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I love to create characters and stories and see where my imagination takes them.
I started my first novel back in 2006 and it took me nearly 10 years to finish it because—you know—life got in the way. Once I started writing again, though, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to stop. So I didn’t.
Instead, I made my own dreams a priority and completed my second novel on New Years Eve 2018; meeting my self-imposed deadline by just a few hours.
2019 was the year my publication dreams started to become a reality when I got an offer for my book through #PitMad which then led to me signing with my literary agent. In November 2019, my debut novel deal was announced and CAN’T TAKE IT BACK released in April 2020.
When I’m not writing or reading, you can find me hanging out with my husband and two daughters with—depending on the time of day—either a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in my hand. And a book in my purse.
Just in case you need a short bio to share somewhere, how about this one:
Kelly Duran writes contemporary women’s fiction and her debut novel—CAN’T TAKE IT BACK— released in April 2020, as an Audible Original. Kelly lives in Vancouver, BC and when not writing or reading, can be found spending time with her husband and two daughters with—depending on the time of day—either a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in her hand. Learn more about her at bykellyduran.com and follow her on Twitter & Instagram at @bykellyduran.