Puddles of reflection are like mirrors to the mind.
Images left behind you with their view redefined.
A canopy of cover, a buffer to the pain.
Puddles of reflection rippling in the rain.

© 2016, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved

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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7 Responses to Memories

  1. Lovely Danny. I have been so busy lately that I have not had a chance to visit with you and I do apologize for that. The summer brings my grandmotherly duty of watching my grand daughters on a daily basis and the two year old is a spit fire. She will be going to day care starting next week now that she is old enough so I will only be watching her sister who is 9, and she is a pleasure.
    Hopefully I can squeeze some time for writing and visiting blogs, enjoying the offerings, and, most of all get some reading in. I have not had the time to finish reading about Jack in months. Don’t get me wrong I love my grands to pieces, but I am not as young as I used to be and there energy level wears me out. Still I look forward to getting time for myself again. I will be back. Keep well and keep looking for me here. :o)

    • Danny Kemp says:

      I know what it means to look after grandchildren, Patricia, and how strength sapping that can be. I have to find time to write nowadays between all the demands here where I’m living and with my health. As I think I’ve said in the past I love to write, but somehow all the other things that life throws at us gets in the way. You look after yourself otherwise, I’ll have no one to write for!

  2. ksbeth says:

    love this and perfect for my situation right now –

  3. Danny Kemp says:

    Thank you, Onisha! That’s kind of you.

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