Angela’s Bio

ANGELA K. DURDEN is that rare writer who has successfully crossed genres and industries. If the project involves words, she has probably chosen them for it. From columns in newspapers to articles in trade publications; from internal and external communications for large and small corporations to bios for authors, CEOs, musicians, and artists; from business and fiction books to songwriting, Durden has managed the life cycle of the word since she started her company in 1992. [Download Representational Project List HERE.]

In 2018, Durden launched a new imprint: Blue Room Books, and within a year published two non-fiction books. One by journalist Jedwin Smith and the other by DJ Alan Ray White. See the other titles published.

Angela won national attention in 2000 for her first published book, Nine Stupid Things People Do To Mess Up Their Resumes. On her first in-studio radio interview, she advised syndicated host G. Gordon Liddy about how to best deal with the long gap in his resume.

Angela served four years as managing editor for an international nonprofit trade group association’s monthly newsletter. For six years, she guided the manufacturer-mandated dealer validation process for a multi-location retail new and used commercial truck dealership.

In 2006, she launched the Mike and His Grandpa series of children’s books with Heroes Need Practice, Too! and The Balloon That Would Not Pop! The release of the first children’s book was followed by Eloise Forgets How to Laugh and other books. These and her updated memoir — This Little Light of Mine: Twinkle Revisited — are available on

In between teaching creative writing workshops at schools, she was project coordinator and graphic designer for a four co-author book entitled Opportunity Meets Motivation, about why and how four women from different walks of life went into business for themselves. A series of crime novels branded as From the Case Files of Smith and Jones. Whitfield, Nebraska, and trilogy of Dance Floor Wars: Dispatches From the Front, Lucinda’s People, and Collision are more titles.

Angela is a songwriter and sings often at various Jazz jams around the city and puts on shows featuring her original material. She also runs a songwriting club with well over 5500 members.

She writes under two names: Angela K. Durden and Durden Kell (for her crime novels).