SB@Indie Adda: Where are you from?
Kevin Cooper: I am from Hull, in Yorkshire, England.
SB@Indie Adda: Tell me something about your present life.
Kevin Cooper: I live with my second wife, Pat. I am an author, writer and amateur musician. I love travelling, I love the world around me, I love to read, watch movies of most kinds, but mainly fantasy and sci-fi. I like some shows such as Dr. Who, Broadchurch, Benidorm, and Death in Paradise, but I spend most of my time at home blogging and writing.
SB@Indie Adda: Tell me something about your childhood days or the favorite phase of your life, anything that has stayed with you!
Kevin Cooper: The two main things that stayed with me from my childhood days are Life before Miedo… when I lived with my grandmother between ages 3-6. And, when we went on holidays to Flamborough and stayed in my grandmother’s caravan.
SB@Indie Adda: What inspires your works most? What stimulates the writer inside you most?
Kevin Cooper: Just about anything could stimulate the writer inside. And I mean that literally. However the inspiration for my work, Miedo was from a longing to come to terms with my past and finally put it all behind me. Miedo started out as a writing exercise and developed into a full-blown childhood memoir. Miedo 2 focuses on my teenage to young adult years. This will be followed by Miedo 3 which focuses upon my life in America.
SB@Indie Adda: What is your favorite thing in world? If more than one, then tell as many as you will like to share!
Kevin Cooper: That’s tough. There are so many things I love in the world, but if I were to think of only one. It would have to be, watching the world go by… watching a bird as it gathers twigs for its nest, watching the seagulls fly, dive and circle around the cliffs and listening to their cries, Watching the sun set over the mountains and rise above the valleys. Listening to the crickets and the birds. Watching the fireflies at night. listening and watching waves crash against the rocks. Feeling my heart beat as one with it all. This is what my song, Beautiful world is all about.
SB@Indie Adda: Who will you be if your wish is granted, and why?
Kevin Cooper: I would never wish to be anyone else. I would be afraid that I might lose my appreciation of the world I know if I was someone else.
SB@Indie Adda: If you wake up one morning in a tent and realize you are a gypsy, what will you do?
Kevin Cooper: Relish the freedom, feed my horses, gather my family and move on to the next place.
SB@Indie Adda: What are you most afraid of?
Kevin Cooper: That is for me to know and others never to find out.
SB@Indie Adda: Have you ever had any paranormal experience?
Kevin Cooper: Several
SB@Indie Adda: Who is your favorite person in life?
Kevin Cooper: I think I would be in trouble if I didn’t say, my wife.
SB@Indie Adda: Do you have any hero? who is s/he?
Kevin Cooper: Anyone who truly sacrifices something for others, with no thought for themselves (with the exception of fanatics) is a heroine/hero to me.
SB@Indie Adda: If you could change the world would you? what will be the changes?
Kevin Cooper: I would never want to change the world… only those that govern it.
SB@Indie Adda: What do you hate most in the world?
Kevin Cooper: Hate is a strong emotion and although the term is commonly used loosely in anger, to strike out with, even to say, “I hate…” I’m not sure if I could truly hate anything or anyone at least not indefinitely.
SB@Indie Adda: What are your hobbies other than writing ?
Kevin Cooper: I love music. I love listening to music, dancing to it, (one may not call it that if they saw me) creating it. I compose my own songs. I love to sing (one may not call it singing if they heard me) and I like to make a racket on my guitar. (I can’t exactly justify calling it anything else, although I do surprise myself occasionally, quite accidentally of course.) I love to watch my favourite shows/movies on DVD (don’t watch live television… I’m either working, writing, blogging, out for a cruise, or doing some chores around the house) I love to read.
SB@Indie Adda: Who is your favorite poet? Why?
Kevin Cooper: Homer for the greatest poem of all time: The Iliad seconded only by Virgil’s Aeneid. Both works are pure genius. Oh muse!
I like Christopher Marlowe for his reference to Helen of Troy in Dr. Faustus. It is pure genius and far superior to anything Shakespeare came up with. Marlowe didn’t get the recognition he deserved.
SB@Indie Adda: If you could change one thing about yourself what will it be?
Kevin Cooper: I would be a more confident person and a better thinker.
The whole week and a little extra is here: https://wingofdreams.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/kevin-cooper-week.pdf