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 – March 24th 2022 – 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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To Pay The Price

To Pay the Price I sit and wish for silence bereft of any sound.But echoes of saddening voices are resounding all around. I hear people in the shadows that pass noisily in the night,They make me wish for anonymity and … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine –January 20th 2022 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Eye openers and Husbanding

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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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Christmas Day

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a Happy New Year. Stay Safe and Well

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Smorgasbord Christmas Laughter Lines Extra Rewind with Hosts Debby Gies and Danny Kemp – Netflix and Diamonds

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I hope you are having a wonderful day and please have a glass of wine if you are so inclined from are special reserve Chateau Cronin… Despite 2021 being another year of drawbacks…..laughter has…

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – December 2nd 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – To Do Lists and Police visit

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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 11th 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Blonde Men and Holiday Offer

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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 – October 28th 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Infringement and Cake Mix

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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 – October 14th 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Recovery Time and Lost in Translation

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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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Poems by Phone…because sometimes you need a shot of magic

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This is NOT the phone booth…I’m sure they have something much swankier and poetic I’ve just read that a new bright blue telephone booth has been installed in Dubuque, Iowa to give callers a…

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