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They Laughed At Me

2020 – Jack Lively is an amateur open-mic-night schlock comedian—but there’s nothing funny about his life. He has drinking problems, hooker problems, legal problems, and wife problems. Despite all this, he’s willing to risk everything except his life on the woman he thinks he loves. But how far will he really go to get what he wants? Is he willing to murder his wife? Is the darker side of his comedy act really him? In the end, it could be that Jack doesn’t know Jack.







The Wisdom Tree

Helping Young Children Understand Addiction In Families

2018 – A raccoon with a drinking problem has put his family on the rocks. Will a sacred tree be his savior?  Ron the raccoon lives with his beautiful family and his young cub in a hollowed-out maple tree. But when he stumbles upon Yuck Juice, the happy father can’t stop himself from drinking. After he loses control and mistreats his wife and cub, his family helps him realize he has one choice: travel across the forest, climb the tallest tree, and visit the legendary Wise Bear.

With temptations surrounding him, Ron struggles to reach and ascend The Wisdom Tree. As the journey takes its toll, the proud papa raccoon is about to learn that the solution to his addiction may have been with him all along…

The Wisdom Tree is a remarkable children’s story designed to shed light on the disease of addiction and is perfect for ages 8-12. If you or your child have family members with addiction problems or you’d like to help educate your child using a beautifully illustrated and powerful fable, then you’ll both love David and Andrew Kempf’s touching and thoughtful tale.  Buy The Wisdom Tree to offer understanding to children of addicted adults today.

They Laughed at Me

“The aptly titled They Laughed at Me is sharply dark, vicious, and disturbing. You’ll hate yourself for laughing at this twisted journey into the black heart of a troubled comedian. And the ending will shock you.”

—Tamara Thorne, Author of Brimstone and Haunted

Damned Fiction

“A unique and unsettling collection of disturbing, metaphysical excursions into the dark side where good and evil often wear the same faces as they plunder the souls of men.”

-Tim Curran, Author of The Corpse King and Fear Me

Travel Bug

“A quite extraordinary book.”

-Catherine Cavendish, Author of The Devil’s Serenade and The Second Wife

Horror of It All

“David Kempf has interviewed an impressive list of writers, editors, artists, and composers for this fascinating book. Revealing and unique. A rich feast indeed.”

-William F. Nolan, Author of Logan’s Run

The Petsorcist

“David Kempf’s novel of demonic possession is more than just a parody of one of the most famous horror movies of all time. I think many readers who enjoyed Blatty’s novel will get a kick out of Kempf’s use of merging horror and comedy.”

–Jon Donnis, Editor, Masters of Horror U.K.

Dark Fiction

“With DARK FICTION, talented newcomer David Kempf kicks open doors into a lot of the darker places of the human mind and soul. Dark, fast, and wicked fun… this is book with real bite.”

 Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of V- Wars and Patient Zero

About David Kempf

David Kempf has written over fifty short stories, many with themes of horror fiction. He has won several writing awards including first place in Millersville University’s Lemuria magazine’s short story competition. Two of his short stories were selected for the 2007 publication of The Grackle. He is a frequent contributor to the British website Masters Of Horror.


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