Danny Kemp.

Where the secret stays locked within, not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.

My first novel was published on 19 March and is available at Waterstone’s, Barnes&Noble and all the Amazon sites. THE DESOLATE GARDEN; a spy murder mystery. I have this as a promotion on Face Book. I am a London Licensed Taxi Driver.

I intend to do something that I think is original now that my book The Desolate Garden has been published. There is a grammatical error still in there and it concerns that variant of the English language; the apostrophe. I have left one out! For the first person drawn at random who provides proof of purchase and, after reading the novel, finds that error to which I refer, I offer me!  I will surrender myself to them acting as their chauffeur or tour guide for the full duration of my working day. During daylight hours I will meet them at their London hotel, station or airport and drive them into and around the Capital for a full six hours. There is an added bonus, the Cab seats five people and luggage, so don’t be diffident of adding friends or family to this offer. I will be at that winners disposal for all that time and I might even buy the ‘TEA’ but that’s all you get. You can’t have access to my Harrods account! LOL. To oversee all this and to ensure fairness, an adjudicator has volunteered to whom I will lodge the page and line number where this humiliating omission can be found. She is a highly respected honest and trustworthy person whom some of you already know. There may of course be other mistakes, but the winner will be decided on that specific one which I shall notify her of.

If the winner decides that an alternative would suit them better, then I will donate £100 to The Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. I will post the address that all emails should be addressed to later, but in three-month from the date it was published, which I believe will be the 23 June, the draw from those emails will be made and the winner notified immediately. This offer is open-ended and provided God allows me to be at your disposal, can be taken at your convenience. Not too bad an offer is it and all for the price of a good story: £7.99p.



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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2 Responses to Danny Kemp.

  1. cathydboyd says:

    this is a great promotion!!good luck on the book!!

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