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.

The Horror! THE HORROR! A Writing Exercise on How to Scare Readers

Originally posted on BRIDGET WHELAN writer:
(Horror fiction) shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion – Clive Barker???? EVERY SATURDAY for the month of January…

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – January 22nd 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Selfies and Jigsaws

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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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Guest Author: Sally Cronin: The Sewing Gene

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
It is lovely to have Sally Cronin as my guest today to bring back memories. As I have, like my grandmother, always ‘sewn with burnt thread’ as the saying goes, my dressmaking…

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – January 8th 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Poachers and Retirement speeches…

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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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Whilst I slept

Whilst I Slept Whilst I slept I dreamt of a place,Where the only words spoken were of forgiveness and grace.A calmness overtook me, pervading all thought,I slept deeper, and with more determination that place I sought. An unfathomable scene was … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Christmas Music with William Price King – A Selection of Favourite Carols

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In the last music column of the year, William Price King shares some of the all time favourite carols for us all to enjoy. “In the Bleak Midwinter” is based on a poem by…

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A Helicopter Ride

A Helicopter Ride I hitched a ride on a helicopter to the moon and backI looked at the earth and the earth was flat.I asked a passing Martian if she knew the way,She said, “sure man, sure. If I can … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – New Books – #FranceWWII Paulette Mahurin, #Fantasy Heather Kindt, #Reviews – #Pre-Historic Jacqui Murray, #Thriller Daniel Kemp, #Paranormal Cecilia Kennedy

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Welcome to the Christmas Book Fair where I will be featuring all the authors currently on the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore. First today two new book releases The first author today is…

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – December 11th 2020 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Tier 2 and Decorations.

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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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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – November 27th 2020 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp

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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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