Thursday Fun n Frolic 16.2.17- Kevin Cooper Week

Day 1: Kevin Cooper-author, critique, musician and LOT more.

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.


Day 2: Kevin’s Latest Book for You

SB@Indie Adda: Tell us lot about caboodle, your latest book, funny name, means anything special? Tell us whatever you want to tell us about it and give us the link from where we can buy it.
Kevin Cooper: I had a hard time coming up with the title at first, then as I was musing one day it came to me that it’s like the whole kit and caboodle… that’s how I came up with calling it, Caboodle & The Whole Kit… Thank you, muse! Here are the links:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M7UOP7G
https://www.amazon.com/Kit-Whole-Kaboodle-Kevin-Cooper-ebook/dp/B01M7UOP7G/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1477724287&sr=1-7&keywords=caboodle

Kit and the Whole Kaboodle – Kindle edition by Kevin Cooper. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
http://www.amazon.com
Kit and the Whole Kaboodle – Kindle edition by Kevin Cooper. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Kit and the Whole Kaboodle.
Kit and the Whole Kaboodle eBook: Kevin Cooper: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
http://www.amazon.co.uk
Kit and the Whole Kaboodle eBook: Kevin Cooper: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


Day 3: Kevin’s Music

SB@Indie Adda: Tell us about your past accomplishments as artist/musician/writer in details- individually- book by book, album by album! please!
Kevin Cooper: Lol… You want me to write another book? That’s what it would take. I like to write songs, that’s how my music comes about. It is the same as writing poetry except I have a tune in my head to it which I then have to try to play on my guitar… that is the hardest part.
My latest releases are: All I Can Say is a power ballad (Well… My attempt at on anyway) where the singer is trying to convey that saying, ‘I Love You’ is all that can be said, yet in reality mere words are not enough to express the depth of their relationship.
Magical is a love song/ballad, where the artist expresses how his world has changed as if by magic since the lover came into his life. The original song was written years ago. I recently changed some of the lyrics to bring them up-to-date, but the music remains the same.
Here are the links on i-Tunes:
All I Can Say:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id1143337911?app=itunes
Magical: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id1123481427
Magical – Single by Kevin Cooper on Apple Music
itunes.apple.com
Listen to songs from the album Magical – Single, including “Magical.” Buy the album for $0.99. Songs start at $0.99. Free with Apple Music subscription.

Day 4: Books Past
Miedo: Living Beyond Childhood Fear

Miedo is a Biographical British drama set in the historical city of Hull (recently voted as City of Culture 2017) in the mid-1960s-1980s. It is the true story of a boy who after losing his mother at a very young age is brought up by his grandparents until his father remarries. It is this point in his life that brings about such a traumatic change that Miedo is no longer the boy he was. He begins to experience a plethora of paranormal/supernatural incidents which cause him to live a life of fear. Are these incidents real or are they a psychological manifestation brought on by the abuse and neglect he suffers at the hands of others?

Miedo 1
http://www.amazon.com/dp/b00evxzpi4
Miedo 2
http://www.amazon.com/dp/b00sc35ugg


The Wizard, The Girl and The Unicorn’s Horn

A fantasy adventure. Join the Wizard as he searches for his people who have mysteriously disappeared. Who is the Girl he meets on his journey and can she help him defeat the shadow? What part does the Unicorn’s Horn play?
Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HSNV31C

The Devil’s Apology

A short story/epic fantasy/satire where the devil gives his own account of what happened in the beginning of time when he and god came to be at odds. Witness the skirmishes and battles between demons and angels! What of the ultimatum? Will we choose to use our free-will and if so, how?
Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FD2CGM0


Carta del Diablo

Una historia corta, épica-satirica, de la guerra con dios y sus ángeles desde la perspectiva del diablo.
(Carta del Diablo is the Spanish version of The Devil’s Apology.)

Reflections

A collection of poems, songs and muses about love, life and relationships.
Book Links: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FBKP3RE


Day 5: Books Present

SB@Indie Adda: How many books have you published since then?
Kevin Cooper: Two, I believe, which is a miracle in itself… Animal Tales was released in December 2015, and Caboodle & The Whole Kit was released just last week.

SB@Indie Adda: Tell us something about them?
Kevin Cooper: Caboodle & The Whole Kit is filled with relaxing episodes of life, family, love & romance, faith, and even the odd, inadvertent run-ins with some quite unsavoury characters.
The wonderful collection of short stories, poetry, and songs has been grouped together to bring a variety of tales, some of which are based upon true events, people can easily relate to.
The whole kit is designed to ignite a mixture of emotions to bring smile, laughter, and moisture to the eyes.
There is something for everyone in Caboodle & The Whole Kit!
Animal Tales is a lovely collection of short stories and poetry about cats, dogs, birds, and even a mouse. They will warm your heart and touch you soul.
Most of these tales were inspired by real life events, even the poems are inspired by actual observations and the retelling of events.
Animal Tales is a not-for-profit book. All proceeds are donated to Animal Rescue Charities.
Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015JFYJIY

SB@Indie Adda: Tell us lot about caboodle, funny name, means anything special? Tell us whatever you want to tell us about it and give us the link from where we can buy it.
Kevin Cooper: I had a hard time coming up with the title at first, then as I was musing one day it came to me that it’s like the whole kit and caboodle… that’s how I came up with calling it, Caboodle & The Whole Kit… Thank you, muse! Here are the links:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M7UOP7G
https://www.amazon.com/Kit-Whole-Kaboodle-Kevin-Cooper-ebook/dp/B01M7UOP7G/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1477724287&sr=1-7&keywords=caboodle

Kit and the Whole Kaboodle – Kindle edition by Kevin Cooper. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
http://www.amazon.com
Kit and the Whole Kaboodle – Kindle edition by Kevin Cooper. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Kit and the Whole Kaboodle.
Kit and the Whole Kaboodle eBook: Kevin Cooper: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
http://www.amazon.co.uk
Kit and the Whole Kaboodle eBook: Kevin Cooper: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


Day 6: Reflections, few words and an apology to Kevin

A collection of poems, songs and muses about love, life and relationships.
I had the chance of reading this book, and Kevin asked me to illustrate it, which I am about to start, I will love to gift that to him before Valentine’s Day 2017, that is the time of this book I personally feel. It is a beautiful collection of 22 poems, most of them are about love, beautiful, deep and true love, the inspiration must have been Kevin and Pat’s priceless bonding, for us, the readers it is a beautiful journey we all will love to have some day, in our lives!
I got hijacked by relocation and then the mood was totally gone, to sit down with the book and illustrate it, now my desire is stirring and I will start with it before mid-December!
If you want a peek, I will tell you after sending it to Kevin, you will have to ask him.

Book Links: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FBKP3RE
Day 7: A few more words from Kevin Cooper

SB@Indie Adda: So how was your journey in life since you appeared in Indie Adda last?
Kevin Cooper: Unfortunately it has been a long, slow, dark path over the past few years with my wife’s worsening disability and additional diagnoses of cancer earlier this year. But, my wife and I are finally reaching into and feeling the light at the end of the tunnel and I am grateful for that.

SB@Indie Adda: How many books have you published since then?
Kevin Cooper: Two, I believe, which is a miracle in itself… Animal Tales was released in December 2015, and Caboodle & The Whole Kit was released just last week.

SB@Indie Adda: Tell us something about them?
Kevin Cooper: Caboodle & The Whole Kit is filled with relaxing episodes of life, family, love & romance, faith, and even the odd, inadvertent run-ins with some quite unsavoury characters.

The wonderful collection of short stories, poetry, and songs has been grouped together to bring a variety of tales, some of which are based upon true events, people can easily relate to.

The whole kit is designed to ignite a mixture of emotions to bring smile, laughter, and moisture to the eyes.

There is something for everyone in Caboodle & The Whole Kit!
Animal Tales is a lovely collection of short stories and poetry about cats, dogs, birds, and even a mouse. They will warm your heart and touch you soul.

Most of these tales were inspired by real life events, even the poems are inspired by actual observations and the retelling of events.
Animal Tales is a not-for-profit book. All proceeds are donated to Animal Rescue Charities.

SB@Indie Adda: Tell us lot about caboodle, funny name, means anything special? Tell us whatever you want to tell us about it and give us the link from where we can buy it.
Kevin Cooper: I had a hard time coming up with the title at first, then as I was musing one day it came to me that it’s like the whole kit and caboodle… that’s how I came up with calling it, Caboodle & The Whole Kit… Thank you, muse! Here are the links:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M7UOP7G
https://www.amazon.com/Kit-Whole-Kaboodle-Kevin-Cooper-ebook/dp/B01M7UOP7G/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1477724287&sr=1-7&keywords=caboodle

Kit and the Whole Kaboodle – Kindle edition by Kevin Cooper. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
http://www.amazon.com
Kit and the Whole Kaboodle – Kindle edition by Kevin Cooper. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Kit and the Whole Kaboodle.
Kit and the Whole Kaboodle eBook: Kevin Cooper: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
http://www.amazon.co.uk
Kit and the Whole Kaboodle eBook: Kevin Cooper: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

SB@Indie Adda: Tell us about your past accomplishments as artist/musician/writer in details- individually- book by book, album by album! please!
Kevin Cooper: Lol… You want me to write another book? That’s what it would take. I like to write songs, that’s how my music comes about. It is the same as writing poetry except I have a tune in my head to it which I then have to try to play on my guitar… that is the hardest part.

My latest releases are: All I Can Say is a power ballad (Well… My attempt at on anyway) where the singer is trying to convey that saying, ‘I Love You’ is all that can be said, yet in reality mere words are not enough to express the depth of their relationship.
Magical is a love song/ballad, where the artist expresses how his world has changed as if by magic since the lover came into his life. The original song was written years ago. I recently changed some of the lyrics to bring them up-to-date, but the music remains the same.

Here are the links on i-Tunes:
All I Can Say:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id1143337911?app=itunes
Magical: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id1123481427
Magical – Single by Kevin Cooper on Apple Music
itunes.apple.com

Listen to songs from the album Magical – Single, including “Magical.” Buy the album for $0.99. Songs start at $0.99. Free with Apple Music subscription.

SB@Indie Adda: How does it feels to live a blessed life like this? so full of talent and capability?
Kevin Cooper: I don’t feel anything special, I have had a hard life which I talk about in my memoirs. Writing and Music help me to deal with it all. It is how I keep my sanity when dealing with the horrors of the real world.

SB@Indie Adda: Want to tell us novices something?
Kevin Cooper: Write what you feel, keep at it, and don’t let anything discourage you.

Kevin blogs at:
http://Kcbooksandmusic.wordpress.com


The whole thing with lots of pichchurs and other things is here:
https://wingofdreams.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/tfnf-feb-16-2-17-kevin-cooper-week.pdf

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