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.

Father Figure: Free Kindle Download from 11/21 – 11/25

Originally posted on This Is My Truth Now:
Father Figure is a FREE download from 11/21 thru 11/25. Thank you so much for your support in sharing, downloading, reading, and reviewing. I appreciate it!   Download @ Overview of…

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An Ex-President Of The Oxford Students Union Was The Present Prime Minister.

Resignations as impeachment proceedings begin against Union President Official impeachment proceedings against the President of the Oxford Union are being launched this morning over the treatment of Ebenezer Azamati, a blind postgraduate student, in a case that has received widespread … Continue reading

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Unrecognizable – #poetry of #life

Originally posted on Night Owl Poetry – Dorinda Duclos:
Why is it I don’t recognize, the face reflected back at me? What is it about her look, I no longer wish to see? Sunken, hollowed cheeks, color pale, in shades…

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300 club.

Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on….:
Membership to one of the most exclusive clubs in the world takes place around a short red and white striped pole in Antarctica. Only those who endure an atmospheric difference…

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 16/19

It’s Friday! Another week closer to December(!), and time for your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. We’re getting some crazy weather here. Like, January weather. How is it where you are? Here’s your prompt for this week: Your Friday prompt…

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 24/18

Friday is here and that means it’s time for your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. It’s a cold one here again this morning, but they’re promising above freezing temps for the next week. What’s with the weather these days? We…

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My Dream Of Ireland

I first wrote this in 2015 as a song, but I’ve redone it today. * I’ll cross the sea that lays before me And swim ashore on foreign land. There to rest my aching body With the clover in my hand. … Continue reading

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Auntie Pru

Mum was in the kitchen, Dad was on the loo. Jimmy was in the hallway, He was kissing auntie Pru. The dog was in the bathtub, The cat was climbing a rope. The canary was screaming blue murder, As the … Continue reading

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Out now! Doggerel: Life with the Small Dog…

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
I dream of literary heights, Of poetry and fancy’s flights… Of philosophical debates And tales the inner heart relates. She dreams of tennis balls in flight, Of sneaking cuddles in the night,…

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No Conscience

Love has no conscience Love takes no blame. Love can take a heart Love knows no shame. © 2019, Daniel Kemp All rights reserved.

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