Did You Miss Me?

I apologise for my absence from here but I had no control over it. On the 2nd of January I had an operation on my kidney and then caught a severe blood infection–Sepsis I returned from the hospital yesterday knowing how close to death I came.

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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12 Responses to Did You Miss Me?

  1. beth says:

    glad you are okay, that must have been so scary. good to see you again

    • Daniel Kemp says:

      It was very scary. People were telling me things I’d done that I had no recollection of at all. I was coming round in a hospital bed then fading away again.

  2. Onisha Ellis says:

    I just knew you had sepsis. Been praying for you..a lot. So glad to see you online again. Take it slow and get lots of rest.

  3. Daniel Kemp says:

    Your prayers worked, Onisha! It was a thoroughly scary time and one I have no wish to repeat. It came on from nowhere. One minute I was happily sleeping and the next I was fighting for every breath whilst being helped into an ambulance. I still have the stent in my kidney to be removed so not out of the woods quite yet.

  4. Ah Danny, I thought you had sepsis when I read your FB post. Very scary. I was really worried about you when you still hadn’t reappeared yesterday. Please rest and look after yourself. Hugs.

    • Daniel Kemp says:

      There’s a huge part of what happened to me during those early Friday morning hours that I have simply no recollection of at all. If I’d been on my own when the shivering started then I believe I would be dead. It doesn’t get much more frightening than that.

  5. Ohh Danny, how scary. You have been in my healing prayers. Take care, lovely. Xx

  6. Daniel Kemp says:

    Thank you, Jane. All help gratefully received.

  7. edwardky2 says:

    Hope you are well. Have been following your posts. But for some reason wordpress won’t let me like or reblog them. Stay well.

  8. Daniel Kemp says:

    Thank you for that, Edward, but I have no idea why that applies.

  9. delphini510 says:

    Daniel, how frightening and painful this experience must have been. I am so glad you got caring
    help as Sepsis is deadly. It is wonderful to have you back and on the mend. I am sure your doctors
    will keep an eye on you and follow your recovery carefully.
    With my warmest thoughts

    Miriam

  10. Daniel Kemp says:

    Thank you for that, delphini510, it’s very kind of you. As I’ve said before it wasn’t scary at the time for me because I was in a state of delusion after the shivering. I have no knowledge of an ambulance arriving or me getting boiling hot. Had I been on my own I firmly believe I would be dead.

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