Danny Kemp.

I am a private person by nature yet love company, I have on many occasions been called an enigma; a chameleon fitting in with the surroundings that I’m in. I am an intense person, throwing myself into whatever project, mission, desire that is current in my life at any given time. I am an impatient person and not good at explaining what I expect from others. I am the sort that would rather do something myself than ask for it to be done.

I have a £80,000 debt that has to be paid by August next year and no way to repay that. Our home will be taken from us.

The debt was incurred as a result of a road traffic accident that was not my fault, but it was my fault when I listened to a solicitor, who said that I would be paid in full for the three and a bit years that I was unable to work.

I wrote a book. People who have read it say that it is a good book, good enough for a film producer to want to make it into a film, but that is a want, a wish, a plan, it is not now. It is not something I can show as evidence of book sales to a bank manager as I plead for more time to make things right with him.

I hear so called ‘friends’ say “I’ve bought your book'” or “I will buy your book.” Why can’t people just be honest and say “I can’t care less.” Is that a lie that they feel better in? I see others on Face Book or Twitter say “I’ve bought so and so’s book,” countless times, naming writer after writer, why? I see the word ‘bestseller’ appended to authors who give their ‘precious’ work away free. I see one author after another giving rave reviews to their friends novel, than expecting the same.

I see that now you can buy reviews that liken the purchasers work to Ulysses or Great Expectations yet with my novel; I have to beg Libraries to offer it.

Is life is a delusion of false people and false sentiments?


About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp’s introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself! On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic accident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All seven of his novels are now published by Creativia with the seventh—The Widow’s Son, completing a three book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? and Once I Was A Soldier. Under the Creativia publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was a number one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, UK, Canada, and Australia.  Although it's true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he writes, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled The Story That Had No Beginning. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising that first novel of his. He continues to write novels, poetry and the occasional quote; this one is taken from the beginning of Once I Was A Soldier There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.
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5 Responses to Danny Kemp.

  1. onisha says:

    August was a throw in the towel awful month for sales. Thankfully, it will get better.

  2. dannykemp says:

    I get too impatient sometimes and expect too much Onisha. Thanks for the encouraging words.

  3. (((((hugs))))) Danny, you WILL get there hon 🙂


  4. Thank you Vikki and good to see again.

  5. John Hopkins says:

    We met at the cafe in Bluewater Saturday last. when we finished lunch, Chris went and purchased your book.
    I will read it during our November break. john

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