Danny Kemp.

My novel, The Desolate Garden, is to be featured on this internet site.

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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. john hopkins says:

    Glad to see that publicity is moving on.
    I have been saving the book until my November holiday break. I have however read around 70 pages. Which is somewhat cheating. So I will probably have to start again to refresh my memory.
    My first impression is that the setup leads to a compliaited plot. A lite like tinker solider.
    We will see
    I can’t wait till the end of next month when I have the chance to complete.

    John Hopkins

  2. Danny Kemp says:

    I hope you continue to enjoy it John.

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