I have received so much support for my debut novel over the past several months and am eternally grateful. Below are links to all of the fun interviews, podcasts and author chats!
The Debutante Ball Guest Post
Read about who my first reader always is, why I took a solo trip to Europe a few years ago and what I would love to go back in time and tell my younger self about writing.
Hear Me Roar Debut Author Podcast
Listen to my interview with Hear Me Roar host Maggie Smith as we talk about my debut novel and my unique path to publication with Audible Originals.
Beyond the Book with Julie Chan
“A story of friendship and the different types of marriages that we live through or hear about. Coffee, gals and a park bench is all you need to get you through life!”
Best of Women’s Fiction with Lainey Cameron
Ever wanted to know what inspired a favorite author’s book? Or what advice they’d give other writers? In the first episode Kelly and I cover topics such as publishing straight to Audible, taking inspiration from female friendships and what you might not guess she cut from the book.
15 Great Audiobooks to Help Pass the Time
This charming debut is a great listen for anyone who loves the interconnected stories of women and their relationships.
Women Writers, Women’s Books
“It is that female connection and bond, the one that allows us to lean on each other for support no matter what life throws at us, that served as my inspiration for this book. And I hope that message resonates with readers long after they finished it.”
Best of 2020 Women’s Fiction
This one’s a great choice if you enjoy audio books (it’s coming out only on Audible). I love any time I see the words “captivating and immersive”. Sounds like a great listen for upcoming travel time to me!
IG Review: Dany the Bookworm
Wow! This book is something special. Kelly Duran delivers an original, engaging and touching novel. One that shares the challenges of marriage and motherhood; and the power of sisterhood and female friendships. There’s secrets and lies, romances and what-if’s; all tied with a bow, into a book that will have you thinking about it long after your done.
Audible Blog: Mother’s Day
There’s an entire, often-unseen community of mothers across the globe that share similar experiences and feelings. Listening to their stories on Mother’s Day can be exactly the warm hug you need to feel seen, understood and appreciated. The recently released Audible Original, Can’t Take It Back is one such story. It details the interconnected lives of four women who meet through their kids’ kindergarten class, contrasting the complex private lives they lead and the complex bonds they form with one another.
IG Review: The Book Club Mom
“If I had to choose just one word to describe Kelly Duran’s audiobook, Can’t Take it Back, it would be addictive. I listened to about 75% of it that day because I just COULD NOT STOP. So damn good.” @TheBookClubMom
Local Writer Releases Perfect Isolation Read
Kelly Duran, former Managing Editor of Vancouver Mom, gives an interview about her debut novel CAN’T TAKE IT BACK.
Q&A with Anita Kushwaha
I hope you enjoy getting to know more about Kelly and her upcoming release Can’t Take It Back. I don’t know about you, but I just want to grab a seat on that park bench and find out what those ladies are talking about…Can’t wait!
Review by Lady Lizzie Editing
“Duran explores the what marriage, divorce, and motherhood truly mean, contrary to the boundaries and expectations set by our society. It’s an important narrative that every woman needs to divulge in. This book is something I’ve always wanted to read. It was begging to be written. And it was done beautifully. 5 stars.”
Q&A with Kat Turner
On the blog today, we have a special guest, fellow 2020 debut author Kelly Duran to talk about her new release Can’t Take it Back and author journey.
QueryTracker Success Story
What advice would you give other writers seeking agents? Be patient. This process takes time and most writers will deal with a lot of rejection and heartache before a request or offer of rep. Rejection is hard but it’s part of the process and just putting yourself out there is a huge accomplishment. Keep writing. Write your next book while you are querying. Stay focused on your craft.