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Kelly Duran is a Canadian author of contemporary fiction including her debut novel, CAN’T TAKE IT BACK. She loves writing, reading, drinking coffee and spending time with her family. Not always in that order. Learn more about her at and follow her on Instagram at @bykellyduran.


Kelly Duran writes poignant and relatable contemporary fiction about friendship, family and love. Her debut novel – CAN’T TAKE IT BACK – was released as an Audible Original in April 2020. 

An established communications and marketing professional with 20+ years experience, Kelly started her own consulting company in 2013 and works with a variety of clients in all areas of marketing including strategic planning, branding, content development and social media engagement.

Kelly is active in communities for both readers and writers and regularly attends writing conferences, book launches and publishing-related seminars. She is a member of several writing organizations including the Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA), Canadian Authors Association (CAA) and the Federation of BC Writers. She also actively engages with online groups such as the 2020 Debuts, Spivey’s Book Club, Every Damn Day Writers and many others.

Kelly lives in Vancouver, BC and when not writing or reading, can be found spending time with her husband and two daughters; usually with a cup of coffee in one hand and notebook in the other. Learn more about her at and follow her on Instagram at @bykellyduran.


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