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.

We’ll See Them All Right!

We’ll see them all right! Continue reading

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A Gentle Heart

On winter’s wind does blow the cold Continue reading

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My Publisher’s Newsletter

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Sunday Book Review – Variety is the Spice of Life by Sally Cronin – #Shortstories and #Poetry

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Welcome to my Sunday Book Review. Earlier this week I had Sally Cronin over here at my blog, featuring her brand new release – Variety is the Spice of Life. As a big fan of…

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Without One Single Sigh

One single sigh,
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Every Single Day

A secret that was hidden
Tucked far away in time Continue reading

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Roberta Writes – Book Review: The Widow’s Son by Daniel Kemp #bookreview #thriller #readingcommunity

What Amazon says Three months before the invasion of Iraq, a member of a Masonic fraternity known as the Rosicrucians escapes from a British Intelligence holding station. Orchestrated by the head of the Russian Federal Security Service, this event is…

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra Rewind – November 2022 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp

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Author Daniel Kemp has been entertaing us over the last two years and his funnies are always worth repeating this post from November 2020 and head over to Danny Kemp  .. Always a place…

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Let Me Be

The door must close on what has pastFor I have no wish for life to lastNo tears may glide, no need to cryFor no longer am I afraid to die I have seen the face of deathFor I have fought … Continue reading

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The Loneliness Of A Single Tear

The light disappeared into a distant skyAs a woman walked home with a tear in her eye.A laugh shared at work but there’s no one at homeFew understand what it’s like to be really all alone. Home is full of … Continue reading

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