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.

Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – July 3rd 2020- Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp

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Author Daniel Kemp keeps us entertained daily on Facebook with his witty jokes and funny images.. by popular request he has agreed to do another open mic night for us here today. This was…

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The Man Nobody Could Mend

The Man Nobody Could Mend From the days that lasted forever To the nights he begged would end. From the boy who never worried, To the man that nobody could mend. After the memories all collided They gathered in the … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Jina S. Bazzar

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Our author of the month for April, 2020 is Jina S. Bazzar. Jina is the author of the ‘Roxanne Fosch Files Book Series’ a set of four fantasy novels titled Heir of Ashes, Heir of Doom,…

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Audiobook

I have 50 vouchers for a FREE download to the latest audiobook from my publishers— ONCE I WAS A SOLDIER 25 are for the US and 25 for the UK NO PURCHASE of any kind is required. Listen to a … Continue reading

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Free Kindle

Free until July 4th For a lie to add piquancy to a story, the story would be factual. Fantasy needs no lie to stimulate or excite. But if the factual story is contrived or fallacious then it’s the fantasy that … Continue reading

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Special Guest, Sally Cronin: Travels as a Child

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I am delighted to have the amazing Sally Cronin as my guest today as she tells us about her adventurous life as a child traveller. Travels as a Child Cape Town, South Africa…

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Update

Like other books of mine–The Story That Had No Beginning is now available as a Pocket Book and in LARGE PRINT. It is also available as a Kindle, audiobook, and paperback. http://mybook.to/storythathadnolp http://mybook.to/storythathadnopkb

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Originally posted on The Bro Code:
Jesus Wasn’t Made In America Today’s chaotic and violent times in America have more people than ever talking about the end times (the tribulation). As a believer it’s a wonderful thing to see so much…

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art and science.

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Opera house performs first post-lockdown concert for an all-plant audience Next week, Barcelona’s Liceu opera house will emerge from its lockdown-induced siesta by throwing a concert to a rather unusual…

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Share an Extract from your Latest Book – #Afghanistan – Silent Heroes by Patricia Furstenberg

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Welcome to the series where authors in the Cafe and Bookstore an extract from their most recent book. If you are in the Cafe, and would like to participate you can find all the…

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