It’s That Time of Year

Ah, well, it’s the 22nd of December. Just three days to Christmas Day. It’s my favourite time of year, but every year it gets me in the way it seems to creep up and before you know it–it’s the 22nd of December with three days to go ’til the Big Day.

All the gifts I wanted to give to others this year have been bought and in the main; given out. I’m all done with the food ordered, already stored, or on the way and I expect I’ll be complaining soon about how many chocolates I’ve eaten or how many ice creams I’ve had. I recently discovered just how good Salted Caramel Magnum ice cream tubs were with their actual lumps of chocolate in them. If you haven’t tried one—don’t if you do you will buy more leaving less for me.

This time of year is many things to many people, but I’m not about to ram down your throat my beliefs and values. They are mine to hold close respecting your right to live your life the way you wish.
All I would like to do now is to wish you all a Very Merry Happy Christmas and a Safe and Rewarding New Year.

Let your imagination run riot and your creativity amaze.

Daniel Kemp

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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13 Responses to It’s That Time of Year

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Merry Christmas Daniel! 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄

  2. Dave Astor says:

    Lovely post. Merry Christmas, Daniel!

  3. A wonderful Christmas message, Danny. I hope yours is lovely with lots of ice cream.

  4. Mick Canning says:

    May your days be merry and full of cheeses!

  5. Daniel Kemp says:


  6. dgkaye says:

    Merry Christmas Danny, and wishing you good health and happiness in the new year forward. 🙂

  7. Daniel Kemp says:

    Thank you, and I wish you the same good fortune, Debby.

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