Danny Kemp.

I hide my nightmares far and deep, where no-one; not even I can reach.

I chase my dreams as far as they go, never wanting them to slow.

Heartache is a different thing, no place to hide the pain. So deep and grim.

Love hurts so much, but can be healed with a simple touch. A hug, a kiss, an act so pure that it cannot be dismissed, as part of what we say and do to please the person that is not you.

Easy to receive yet hard to give, if you are the way that can’t forgive.

Love kills they say and passion ignites, but what my friend snuffs out that flame that once started…….always will remain?


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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3 Responses to Danny Kemp.

  1. Stu Massie says:

    Hi there Danny, how do. Cheers for the signed book, Mum and friend met you the other day!Great writings and knowledge, and good luck with the film. Stu

  2. May Park says:

    Hi Danny Good luck with your new venture. I have written several books now and had to self publish some. It seems to me that there is an audience, there is a market, but publishers are wary of taking chances. Understandable I know but very frustrating too. Might I suggest that with your vast experiences that maybe talks to different groups may be the way forward. We have speakers at our club who do that and sell their books at the same time. I have also done it so know it works.
    Anyway whatever you decide. Good luck and think positive.
    May Park

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