An Honour

I had to go back into the hospital at the beginning of this week and with a heavy heart back to wearing a catheter for possibly 6 weeks until I’m ready for yet another operation. So not unnaturally I was feeling quite sorry for myself when at home, on Wednesday evening, opening my emails and trying to catch-up on everything.

As I scanned through them I came across four messages from my publishers and they all looked the same—‘We hope this message finds you well! We’ve recently released an updated edition of your translation, with improved layout, cover design and keywords. We have also moved to a new Universal Book Link that you can find here: —- It then explained to me what they had done with this revised version of The Desolate Garden.

As I say, they all looked the same but because I’m curious I clicked on the link in the next email—- and once more found The Desolate Garden, but this time it was translated into Portuguese.

Interest mounting I clicked on the link in the third email— and found—- What Happened In Vienna? translated into Spanish.

Finally, with a wide smile fixed on my face, I clicked on the link in the fourth and last email—  finding my novella–Why? made available by my benevolent publishers in Portuguese.

I am hugely honoured and obviously, I’m not so despondent at being home.



About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp is a member of The Society of Authors. His 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 ten of his novels are now published by CNext Chapter with the tenth novel being a two-part ending to the Heirs and Descendants Series. A Covenant of Spies completed the four-book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? Once I Was A Soldier and A Widow's Son. 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, the 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 two novellas he wrote, 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 his first novel. There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality. Amazon Author Page He is fond of writing Quotes and a collection of his can be found here---
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6 Responses to An Honour

  1. Deepa says:

    Congrats, Danny. 🙂
    Praying for a speedy recovery 🙂

  2. Daniel Kemp says:

    Thank you, Deepa. According to the consultant, I must wear this catheter for 6 weeks in order that my kidney operates fully before he can operate again. I wanted the operation done now and argued with him about it, but he was immovable.

  3. I am so sorry, Danny, gosh, your year has been tough to date. I am glad you got this lovely surprise. I have just bought the audio book of What Happened in Vienna, Jack? I am just about finished my current listen.

  4. Daniel Kemp says:

    I hope you enjoy hearing it, Robbie.

  5. Adam James says:

    All the best and a speedy recovery to you. I’ll run right over the library and check out your espionage books.
    Cheers and Happy Writing!
    Adam James

    • Daniel Kemp says:

      Thank you for your kind wishes. If the library does not stock the book you want then if you ask I’m sure they can get it for you.

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