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, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller and in May 2018 his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? became 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 best; 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, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television in the UK.
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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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