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.

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Sue Vincent’s prompt this week fit perfectly with one of my poems from the poetry collection I contributed to, along with South African poet, Kim Blades. You can find Kim here: The thunderstorm by Robbie Cheadle A deluge of…

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Another One Free

FREE UNTIL 8th MARCH A NUMBER1 BESTSELLING novel on 4 separate Amazon sites: AMERICA, UK, CANADA, and AUSTRALIA… It Is NOT a Jack and Jill fairy tale with a happy ending—BUT—It is an intelligent well-researched book full of intrigue, secrets, … Continue reading

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An Irreverent Take On My Favourite Book

“Where are we going Piglet?” asked Pooh. “We need to get supplies,” said Piglet. “For the Coronavirus” “Ahh,” said Pooh, nodding in understanding. “Things like bread, milk, cough mixture, tissues, and cat litter even though we don’t have a cat?” … Continue reading

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Again To smell the perfume of an unfurling rose. To relive the moment when it was love you chose. To know the sublime feeling of a summers night, As you lay together until the breaking daylight. © 2020, Daniel Kemp … Continue reading

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Free until 4th March THE WIDOW’S SON It makes George Orwell’s novel 1984 read as though it’s a supplement to Winnie-the-Pooh #Murder #Mystery #Conspiracy

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On Windover Hill and The Oddness of Time

Originally posted on Mick Canning:
Yesterday, we joined a walk to the Long Man of Wilmington, on the South Downs in Sussex. The walk was led by composer Nathan James, and Justin Hopper, the author of The Old Weird Albion.…

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An Honour

I had to go back into the hospital at the beginning of this week and with a heavy heart back to wearing a catheter for possibly 6 weeks until I’m ready for yet another operation. So not unnaturally I was … Continue reading

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God’s Distribution of Luck

  I came out of a hospital yesterday having had a catheter and stent finally removed after, in the case of the stent—seven weeks. I was unlucky in some ways with the operation I’d had, but lucky in others and … Continue reading

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#Still #writephoto

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Photo Credit: Sue Vincent Still The body, subject to the mind, reaches for more, grabbing at an illusion never realized. It seeks to be sustained by want collecting treasures to adorn it.…

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I Love My Blogger Group

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On the Porch Onisha Ellis Life has been a combination of hectic and slow this past two weeks. My husband’s breathing and energy levels have swung wildly, somedays hour by hour. I am…

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