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 is the Best Medicine – September 22nd 2022 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Energy and Candle Power

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Author Daniel Kemp entertains us again with his funnies from: Danny Kemp .. Always a place to find funnies and jokes to cheer you up… plus some satirical political commentary on politicians at home…

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Screaming Voices

It’s in the darkness of the shadows where I wish to hide.Now all my battles have been fought, and all my thoughts have died.My mind is at the doorway that will take me beyond,The graves where silent voices are screaming … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Bookshelf – New Book on the Shelves – #Children’s – Haunted Halloween Holiday by Robbie and Michael Cheadle

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Delighted to share the news of the latest release from the writing team of Robbie and Michael Cheadle. Haunted Halloween Holiday  About the book Haunted Halloween Holiday – Count Sugular is delighted when the…

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Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine – September 2022 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Yorkshire Welcome, Children’s Views on life and Wisdom of a Tree

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Author Daniel Kemp entertains us again with his funnies from: Danny Kemp .. Always a place to find funnies and jokes to cheer you up… plus some satirical political commentary on politicians at home…

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Places in our Memories: With Sally Cronin #MondayBlogs #Memories

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There are places that remain in our memories, the details may become slightly blurred, nostalgia may colour our thoughts, but they don’t fade. And how those places made us feel at the time is the…

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My Best Books

I was asked by Ben Fox the other day (you can find out more about him here– (https://shepherd.com/about/our-story) what were the best books I’d read with the best character driven stories. I thought that to be a really interesting question, … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine – August 2022 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Holiday complaints and Drink Mixers

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Author Daniel Kemp entertains us again with his funnies from: Danny Kemp .. Always a place to find funnies and jokes to cheer you up… plus some satirical political commentary on politicians at home…

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FREE Audiobook—No Catch!

THE WIDOW’S SON Book number 3 in the 4 Book Series titled Lies and Consequences The last of my eight novels to be narrated. 50 FREE Audiobook Coupons to give away courtesy of AUDIBLE, an Amazon Company. 25 UK Promotion … Continue reading

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MAY YOU THIS DAY

May the mirrors of the world shine brightlyand the reflection shows your friends your true worth. May the obstacles across your path fade to nothingand your distractors find deep holes in the earth. May each day be your own new … Continue reading

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To Fall Asleep

A petal fell to the ground silently passing where I lay. A cloud did hide the sun as in the gentle breeze it wept. I’d read the words, she died it said, not how just passed the other day. We … Continue reading

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