Danny Kemp.

What must you do to catch the eye of the BBC?

Hello everyone. I’m that ex-London Police Officer who was once arrested for attempted murder and that hasn’t done it! Now I’m trying to become a well respected author and even though my novel ‘The Desolate Garden’ has been awarded the publishers prize of “A Great Quality Work, they’re still not looking. I have been fortunate though. My perfectly ordinary life has caught the attention Colin Lively and on this coming Friday I will be chatting away on his New York afternoon Radio Show. I wonder what we will talk about!

I’m still following my dream and you can find it here http://www.amazon.com/The-Desolate-Garden-Danny-Kemp/dp/1908775920/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332749650&sr=1-1 Would you like to share my journey?


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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