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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 Hope Of Hope

A Story Of Life In Rhyme Hope got lost when he was very young Faith was waiting but he just wouldn’t come. Will came instead and with Faith made a team They don’t say very much but what they do … Continue reading

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  Branches The black misshapen branches Bent forward to touch my head, Then with their sharpened fingers They carried me off towards the dead. “You must pay me for your nightmares Before I can take away your pain. The payment … Continue reading

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If in the arms of love do poems lie, Then the hearts of lovers will never die. © 2018, Danny Kemp All rights reserved

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Libraries are the soul of a nation and books are the hearts that beat within. © 2018, Danny Kemp All rights reserved

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The Thief

He knew no road of righteousness, Nor any path to noble salvation. On his way, he was aware of only loyalty Walking a street labelled desolation. Any goodness was tinged by duty Allowing the only trust in lies for belief. … Continue reading

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The University Of California Has Created A Device That Translates Human Thoughts Into Text, With A 90 Percent Accuracy Rate

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Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a machine and computer program that converts brain activity into text. Thoughts activate specific neurons in the brain and each word is a slightly different set…

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Free Kindle of The Desolate Garden

If you missed out on the free autographed paperback copy of The Desolate Garden offered by Goodreads then take the free Kindle from Amazon instead. FREE UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST 25 JAN ‘You Will Never Guess The Ending’ #Suspense #Murder #Mystery … Continue reading

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A Gentle Stroll

Many a woodland path have I strolled Through balmy winds and those that blow cold, But now as life digs in and takes its toll Old legs forbid such a demanding stroll. Orchards in blossom sway in my mind Perhaps … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge

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On the Porch Onisha Ellis ? Photo credit WFTV 9 in Orlando, Fl ? ? We are spending the winter in Florida. Before we left North Carolina we had some wet and chilly…

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