June 25, 2020
IG Live Interview with 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!”
June 24, 2020
Review by Lizzie Thornton of 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.”
May 31, 2020
Female Connection & Inspiration
“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.”
May 26, 2020
Review from Dany the Bookworm on Instagram
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.
May 4, 2020
Audible Blog: This Mother’s Day, It’s All About Self-Care
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.
April 26, 2020
Best of Women’s Fiction Interview 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.
April 23, 2020
Review from The Book Club Mom on Instagram
“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
April 14, 2020
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.
April 7, 2020
15 Great Audiobooks to Help You Pass the Time
This charming debut is a great listen for anyone who loves the interconnected stories of women and their relationships.
March 9, 2020
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!
February 20, 2020
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!
December 5, 2019
QueryTracker Success Story – Kelly Duran & Katie Shea Boutillier
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.