Danny Kemp.

For those of you that don’t know me I would like to introduce myself and ask for your support. I’m at the beginning of what I hope to be a new career, a writer. My second ever book is now at the printers awaiting its turn to become tangible. I started this journey as a result of a Road Traffic Accident that effectively put me out of paid work for three and a bit years, I wrote to fill that void in my life. I had a dream, and as I’m often saying here on F/B or Twitter..”I’m following that dream and there are no rules in dreams.” However, my drive and ambition has now lead me to a point that is alien to me: An American interacting live radio show with a subscribed audience of 80.000 listeners! I’m a Londoner and proud to be. I have no English ‘plum’ in my mouth and I’m conscious of that fact, I’m nervous that I wont be well received. I’m aware that this is a ‘virtual world’ in which we all communicate with each other but, I would greatly appreciate your support albeit that it will be ‘virtual.’


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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