Author Archives: 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.

The Deva Station And Kat Astrophe With a Chance Goneabegging… By Shaun Reddin

A Comical Story Told In Two Parts The First Part Miss Kat Astrophe And Her Thomas * * * Any interpretation of this short story is done entirely at your own risk. I have incorporated English names into this compact chronicle … Continue reading

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HOJAS DE OTOÑO

Originally posted on PERCEPCIONES:
La fruta ha madurado, las hojas se caen… es Otoño. No encuentro palabras que expresen la emoción que me inspira el paisaje. Son los chopos repartiendo sus corazones de oro pulido al sol, cubriendo la tierra…

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#BadMoonRising: Through the Nethergate by Roberta Eaton Cheadle #YA #horror #supernatural

Originally posted on Roberta Writes:
Horror, supernatural and science fiction author, Teri Polen, is hosting her #BadMoonRising series of posts for the month of October. She is featuring the scary, dark or thrilling book of a different author each day.…

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“…nothing means anything until the next day when you do it again…” Ernest Hemingway on writing QUOTES FOR WRITING

Originally posted on BRIDGET WHELAN writer:
You write until you come to a place where you still have your juice and know what will happen next and you stop and try to live through until the next day when you…

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When Young

  When Young I had played with love when not prepared But luck was mine and I was spared. Until a time when love did reach Beyond the walls and my heart was breached. For if you have loved as … Continue reading

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Nicola Upson: Sorry for the Dead

Originally posted on Auntiemwrites Crime Review-Mystery Author M K Graff :
After the tremendous success of the stand-alone Stanley and Elsie, Nicola Upson’s tour de force of the artist Stanley Spencer’s complicated marriage and art from the view of his housekeeper,…

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Through the Nethergate: A supernatural journey through time

Originally posted on Roberta Writes:
Writing to be Read has shared a review of Through the Nethergate, my first supernatural book for young adults. Thank you, Kaye Lynne Booth for sharing your thoughts. Through the Nethergate, by Roberta Eaton Cheadle,…

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I Was

I am as strange as the rain in summer. I am the bellow of the wind at night. I am the river that floods the meadows. I am the dreams that died of fright. I am nothing of matter or … Continue reading

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A Covenant Of Spies

It’s my father’s fault that I write spy novels, as my interest was aroused when he held a position as deputy head of a counter intelligence desk inside the War Department at the end of WWII. As one would expect … Continue reading

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Guest author: Roberta Eaton Cheadle ~ An adventure in the Edinburgh vaults

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
The South Bridge Vaults in Edinburgh, are hidden beneath one of the city’s busiest street, and can be accessed by the public through guided tours of a few of its subterranean chambers.…

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