Author Archives: Daniel Kemp

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---

The Mist Of Sleep

Through the mist of sleep, my eyes were forced to gaze Upon such an image of beauty that my heart did so shamelessly crave I realised I was just a touch away from paradise in its iniquitous extreme But it … Continue reading

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know…

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Why night falls, but day breaks (and why they’re both so clumsy). ~me Why a butt dial and a booty call are two completely different things. ~allisoncollins ( Why writers write and painters paint, but fingers…

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Originally posted on Type AJ Negative:
I Love You, Dog The boy was born on a Wednesday, the same day his father picked up a puppy from the shelter. Though the world was a scary place at first and thoughts…

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Meaningless Words

If you read the final words that are ever written And you hear the last song as it’s sung Why do you ask me what happened to freedom That was fought for when we were very young? Look around and … Continue reading

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A Crackle That Crackled

Don’t worry unduly as shortly you’ll be dead.  Continue reading

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elvis has left the boat.

Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on….:
Heinz wants to find the man who survived nearly a month at sea with nothing but ketchup and seasonings to help him buy a new boat Heinz is looking for…

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I haven’t been writing for long, I think it amounts to no longer than ten years, but one of the very first things I did was to look up what was considered to justify the label of being a novel, … Continue reading

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Author Clips on YouTube! (The Sequel)

Originally posted on Dave Astor on Literature:
Last week’s post featuring author videos received a nice response, so I thought I’d do a second column spotlighting some other authors. As before, I made sure all the clips were short —…

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Treasuring Poetry – Poet and author, Sally Cronin, talks about poetry and my review

Originally posted on Writing to be Read:
Today, I’m delighted to welcome author, poet, and blogger, Sally Cronin as my February Treasuring Poetry guest. A collage of Sally Cronin’s book covers Why do you write poetry? Thank you so much…

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A History of the Elephant & Castle (Part Two)

Originally posted on View from the Mirror:
This is the second part looking at a history of the Elephant and Castle area of south London. To read the first instalment please click here The Elephant at war Being a major transport hub with…

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