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.

Corona-19 V Spanish Flu

With all the technology, medical science, vaccines, and trillions of pounds sterling invested into pharmaceutical companies why is it that an end to this pandemic can not be a commitment made by any medical officer I’ve seen or heard? Between … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – June 25th 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Celebrations and Bridges

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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 – June 11th 2021 – Anniversary Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Carbolic Soap and It could be worse

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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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The Gift

With knowledge intelligence can growFrom intelligence wisdom could flow With wisdom one could question all that existsBut imagination is the greatest of gifts. © 2021, Daniel Kemp All rights reserved.

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No Time For Bloody War

In the silence of the shadows
In the deepest grave that’s ever been,
Lived the voice for all reason
In a world nobody has seen. Memories will be rewrittenWith no pain allowed inside.
Tears will be forgotten.There’s no time for when you cried. In … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – May 28th 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Extra Cash and Army Life

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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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Dark Origins: The Sleeper, a poem by Edgar Allan Poe and my reading

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Picture of Edgar Allan Poe – Picture credit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe The Sleeper, a poem by Edgar Allan Poe takes as it subject a beautiful woman in death. At midnight in the month of June,…

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – May 14th 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – The Month of May and Chickens

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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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Open Book Blog Hop – Amazing word usages in books

Discuss: It never fails to amaze me that ALL the books ever written are made up of just twenty six letters. When I saw this prompt, my first thought was how amazing the word usage is in some books and…

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – April 30th 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Onions and other Favourite Things

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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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