The New Me

As a result of a publishing contract I recently signed, I am no longer Danny Kemp. My name is now Daniel; the name I was baptised with. All my books are being re-edited, re proofread, reformatted and all the covers are being changed. This takes a considerable time, but on the good side, my first novel is back on the market as is my newest, never before seen!

The Desolate Garden, my debut novel.


Once I Was A Soldier, Brand Spanking New….



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๏ปฟ 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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8 Responses to The New Me

  1. frankregan17 says:

    Congrats on the new contract, hope it brings greater success

  2. Hooray, I knew your turn was coming. CONGRATULATIONS, Daniel. Just jumped over to Amazon and purchased “Once I Was A Soldier”. Boy oh, boy, my book “Percy Crow” signed by you is going to be worth a fortune someday, It couldn’t have happened to a better man. I am so happy for you. Hugs. xoxo

  3. Danny Kemp says:

    You are just so kind, Patricia, I’ve run out of words to express my gratitude.

  4. Onisha Ellis says:

    I had noticed the new cover and didn’t even think about the new contract. I am so pleased for you and wish you oodles of success. Congratulations of the new book too.

  5. Danny Kemp says:

    There are three now, Percy Crow’s has changed. I hope to have every book I’ve done recovered and re-proofed by this exciting publishing company, Onisha.

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