Danny Kemp.

Once again I must apoligise ( if that is the right word to use, depending on your standpoint ) for not being able to post any stories from ‘The View From The Cab’ or “The Story of the Precocious Child.’ This time for an additional reason than the one I gave last night. Although I haven’t changed my sexuality, I have fallen in love with both my Agent and my Publisher. Together they have turned my reworked Word Document around in a DAY and sent back a revised PDF file! If I’m gone from here for any length of time it is because I am reviewing this. My complaints were not, as I suspected them to be, met with disapproval, in fact the opposite was true with both saying that the situation would be expedited as quickly as possible. WOW that was some facilitation. I just hope that it’s not because they want rid of me.


About Danny Kemp

I was at work one sunny November day in 2006, stopped at a red traffic light when a van, driven incompetently, smashed into me. I was taken to St Thomas' Hospital and kept in for a while, but it was not only the physical injuries that I suffered from; it was also mental ones. I had lost confidence in myself let alone those around me. The experts said that I had post-traumatic stress disorder, which I thought only the military or emergency personnel suffered from. On good days, I attempted to go to work, sometimes I even made it through Blackwell Tunnel only to hear, or see, something that made me jump out of my skin and that's when the anxiety attacks would start. I told my wife that I was okay and going regularly, but I wasn't. I could not cope with life and thought about ending it. Somehow or other with the help of my wife and medical professionals, I managed to survive and ever so slowly rebuild my self-esteem. It took almost four years to fully recover, but it was during those dark depressive days that I began to write. My very first story, Look Both Ways, Then Look Behind, found a literary agent but not a publisher. He told me that I had a talent, raw, but nevertheless, it was there. His advice was to write another story and that I'm delighted to say, I did. The success of that debut novel, The Desolate Garden, was down to sheer hard work, luck, and of course, meeting a film producer.
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