Like other books of mine–The Story That Had No Beginning is now available as a Pocket Book and in LARGE PRINT. It is also available as a Kindle, audiobook, and paperback.




Posted in Author/Writer, Raconteur | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Rather than just confine our concerns to earthly matters, should we not expand them to try and understand spiritual matters?

The Bro Code

Jesus Wasn’t Made In America

Today’s chaotic and violent times in America have more people than ever talking about the end times (the tribulation). As a believer it’s a wonderful thing to see so much interest in what will be the great promise of Christianity – the return of Jesus Christ.


But, there are two realities that cause concern. The first is the confusion over what is referred to as End Times. It’s seen as such a bleak period that believers are almost afraid of the rapture. Maybe if we started calling it what it actually will be, then some of the fear would subside. It is the Beginning Times.

The tribulation is the beginning of the era that leads to the Millennium. This is the 1,000 year reign of Jesus over Israel as well as all nations on earth (Isaiah 2:4; 42:1) when the world will finally live in…

View original post 772 more words

Posted in Author/Writer, Raconteur | 3 Comments

art and science.

What an unusual thing to happen

I didn't have my glasses on....

Opera house performs first post-lockdown concert for an all-plant audience

Next week, Barcelona’s Liceu opera house will emerge from its lockdown-induced siesta by throwing a concert to a rather unusual audience. The attendees will not need masks or gloves, nor will they be required to follow physical distancing rules.

However, they might like to take along a nice comfy pot and some water to prevent their roots from drying out as a string quartet serenades them, fittingly, with Puccini’s Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums).

A total of 2,292 plants will occupy the venue’s seats and listen to the opera house’s first post-lockdown concert when it reopens next Monday. Non-vegetal music fans will also be able to enjoy the performance as it will be live-streamed.

According to the Liceu’s artistic director Víctor García de Gomar, the Concert for the Biocene, played the by Uceli quartet, is intended to help us ponder the current state…

View original post 151 more words

Posted in Author/Writer, Raconteur | 3 Comments

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Share an Extract from your Latest Book – #Afghanistan – Silent Heroes by Patricia Furstenberg

A great extract

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the series where authors in the Cafe and Bookstore an extract from their most recent book. If you are in the Cafe, and would like to participate you can find all the details here:Share an Extract

The first author in the new series is Patricia Furstenberg with an extract from Silent Heroes, set in Afghanistan where families, troops serving their country and service dogs, face daily dangers. A book that I can highly recommend.

About Silent Heroes

Silent Heroes’ is a highly emotional read, action-packed, a vivid story of enormous sacrifice and bravery.

*’Silent Heroes’ is the ideal read for the fans of ‘The Kite Runner’ and ‘Dear John’!*

When Talibans descends in the village of Nauzad and discover girls can read, a woman accepts the blame and is killed on the spot for breaking the Islam law. Her teenage daughter witnesses the sacrifice and…

View original post 1,527 more words

Posted in Author/Writer, Raconteur | 6 Comments


A Covenant Of Spies

I have 50 FREE coupons for the latest audiobook from the publishers— A Covenant Of Spies. 25 are for the US and 25 for the UK. NO PURCHASE OF ANY KIND REQUIRED—-
First come first served—

You can listen to a sample on these links—
US: https://www.audible.com/pd/B089T8B2HF/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-200374&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_200374_rh_us
UK: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/B089T8LF2M/?source_code=AUKFrDlWS02231890H6-BK-ACX0-200374&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_200374_rh_uk


Just ask for a code

Posted in Author/Writer, Raconteur | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – June 5th 2020- Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp

Thank you, Sally. I really do appreciate the laughs this man gives me. LOLOLOLOL

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Author Daniel Kemp keeps us entertained daily on Facebook with his witty jokes and funny images.. by popular request he has agreed to do another open mic night for us here today

And to round off Danny’s performance …. a few of jokes.


My 85-year-old grandfather was rushed to the hospital with a possible concussion.
The doctor asked him a series of questions:
“Do you know where you are?”
“I’m at Rex Hospital.”
“What city are you in?” “Raleigh.”
“Do you know who I am?”
“Dr. Hamilton.” My grandfather then turned to the nurse and said, “I hope he doesn’t ask me any more questions.”
“Why?” she asked.
“Because all of those answers were on his badge.”

Where’s Phil

I was in my local when the barmaid asked me “why don’t I ever see you drinking with Phil anymore?”
I answered, “Would you drink with a man who lies…

View original post 566 more words

Posted in Author/Writer, Raconteur | 2 Comments

Free Audiobook


I only have 18 coupons left for FREE downloads of this audiobook——PERCY CROW.

Four to Amazon. Com and fourteen to Amazon UK. First come first served.
US)  https://www.audible.com/pd/B0892S1GHW/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-197651&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_197651_rh_us

UK)  https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/B0892S9KWT/?source_code=AUKFrDlWS02231890H6-BK-ACX0-197651&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_197651_rh_uk

US)   https://audible.com/acx-promo

UK)   https://audible.co.uk/acx-promo



Posted in Author/Writer, Raconteur | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is To Wish To Be Wrong

I wrote this poem last year but it would seem as though nothing has changed for the good in the world I looked upon then, to now. How much more can we waste?

To not live alone and be apart

To welcome love and share a heart

To take a blow without complaint

To offer peace without constraint.


To be pure when morals scream

To only see the beauty in all you dream

To show compassion to those in need

To be content with no thought of greed.


To wish for nothing and ask for less

To live a life without duress

To offer silence in a raging storm

To be yourself and not conform.


To accept the pitfalls along your path

To smile and always be willing to laugh

To see the good where others see bad

To be happy and never be sad.


To be complete with love to spare

To live in colour where nothing’s bare

To encourage and abide

To be humble and not full of pride.


To wish that fear could always abate

To offer friendship and speak no hate

To stand straight and strong beside the weak

To give the innocent a chance to speak.


Perhaps these words come from misty-eyes

And most of the things have been tried

But sentiment or not I know this much is true

I wish for a future that is better than the life I now view.


© 2019, Daniel Kemp All rights reserved.

Posted in Author/Writer, Raconteur | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

START THE WEEK with a writing exercise: Creating a Dark Character

You will find good advice on this blog of Bridget’s


AS WRITERS WE NEED people to do bad things: they create story. They may not be the heart of your writing, the central core, but they kickstart action and reaction. We need light and dark on the page, we need the shadows.

We don’t write (or read) stories about happy, well-balanced folk brought up in nice families who meet and marry the love of their life and die a peaceful death at a great age after an economically and spiritually rewarding life…and we don’t write them for a very good reason, the best possible reason, we don’t live lives like that.

Image by Alf-Marty from Pixabay

Bad things happen and sometimes it’s by chance or a force of nature and sometimes it’s because of what people do. Deliberately. Or because of what people are. The words of the great comedian Spike Milligan spring to mind:

The rain falls on the…

View original post 630 more words

Posted in Author/Writer, Raconteur | Leave a comment

Saddle Up Saloon; Recipe Rustlin’

How about a bit of ‘cooking’ while you’re at home?

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Saddle Up Saloon

“Kid! Kid? Where ya at?”

“Back here in the kitchen, Pal!”

“Didn’t ‘spect to find ya here. Don’t think I’ve ever known ya ta spend much time in a kitchen, Kid.”

“Shorty’s sech a fine hand at the chuck wagon on the Ranch, but we’re in charge here, Pal. We cain’t be countin’ on her ta do the cookin’ fer the saloon too. Look, I’m workin’ on menus. I got two fer the vegie-tarians.”

“Two? Why?”

“Well one of ‘em’s with bacon an’ one’s without bacon. Guess some of ’em go that way.”

“Thet’s real inclusive of ya, Kid. Hmmf. Was LeGume heppin’ ya with yer menus? Ya got these sides a brussel sprouts an’ broccoli salad… an’ they’s an awful lot a beans.”

“Fact is Pal, I don’t know how ta make much more’n whut’s there; baked beans, chili, eggplant an’ bean ragout.”



“Bless you. Kid, ya…

View original post 922 more words

Posted in Author/Writer, Raconteur | 3 Comments