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.

catkins.

Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on….:
the wonderful legend of one of my very favorite plants.  kindness, compassion, and gratitude at play.  ? ? ? ? — image credit: purple almond

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Social Media Addiction 🖥

Originally posted on MG WELLS:
Social Media is addicting and has harmful effects on sleep, eating habits, relationships and especially to children who are easily influenced. I started with Facebook and left due to the ridiculous amount of drama. It…

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Authors and Reviews

Originally posted on A Journey thru Words:
? I remember during the edit of my first book, Windswept Hearts, the editor commented that one chapter should be two chapters and it needed more back story. I was upset because I…

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If You Had The Power, Would You Travel To The Past Or Forward To The Future?

Originally posted on philosophical Epiphany:
If I can go back in time to March 24 – 2018, I will watch myself run to that sideline and rupture my ACL again and never change anything; because the mental growth and cognitive…

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Enjoyment

I would like to thank all of you who took part in the Three For Free offer and if you enjoyed any of the reads to please leave a review. A simple one on Falling Greenhouses and Digestive Biscuits was … Continue reading

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Three For Free For Three Days

Take Them All Or Take Your Pick March 3 until March 5 One for children One for a laugh And one to make you think mybook.to/TTTravels Teddy And Tilly’s Travels mybook.to/Greenhouses Falling Greenhouses and Digestive Biscuits mybook.to/Shudder A Shudder From … Continue reading

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legends.

Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on….:
King Arthur at Tintagel, Cornwall. On the cliff by his castle. — Sculptor Rubin Enyon creates unforgettable public artwork using a variety of mediums—from wood and stone to iron and…

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A Quote

If life is the greatest gift of all then death is its most grateful recipient. © 2019, Daniel Kemp All rights reserved

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Goodreads List

Four of my novels are on this Goodreads list. One of them–What Happened In Vienna, Jack?  is number 1. There are 149 books in total. https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/46256.10_best_thriller_for_which_not_all_heard_about_?fbclid=IwAR1bEa13dS8dg_k5h8cR6iFJHcBnzGACfoh9oaz18_3g0QErCicyi6kGAfY

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Facts

It was sometime after midnight and before his courage started to fade That he loaded his submachine and waited for the raid. They were hiding all over the building some were even under the floor. He was on his own … Continue reading

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