Tuesday, May 01, 2012

an interview with cooper donovan

I ran across this interview that Cooper Donovan did for someone a few months ago, but I don't think it was ever published. So I've decided to put it up here!  I hope I don't get in trouble for posting it? I'm pretty sure they're never going to put it on their blog anyway, so here goes!  lol :) 

Hi. My name is Cooper Donovan and I’m one of the love interests in the book, In Dreams.  I’m the hot one.  HA! Just kidding.  I mean, sure I guess I’m hot, but so are all the guys in this book.  (You’re welcome girls/ladies)
In Dreams is a story about a group of friends that includes myself and Katherine Johns.  She’s amazing by the way.  I met her and Taylor in class one day, and I’ll be honest-  I was taken with Katherine immediately.  There’s something that ignites inside you when you meet that person you just know you’re supposed to be with.   And that’s how I felt whenever I looked at her.  But she was always distant with me.  All I wanted to do was get to know her better, spend time with her, be around her, but she always kept me at arms length and I could never figure out why. 
Until I did. 
You see, Katherine was having dreams about a guy she didn’t know.  She dreamt about him multiple times.  I didn’t even know he existed because she only told her roommate Taylor (who’s dating my best friend and hockey teammate, Danny) about the dreams. 
So this dream guy was messing everything up for me, but I refused to give up.  When you want something, or someone, you don’t let them go without a fight.  And I’m no quitter, so I wasn’t going to just let Katherine walk away from me.  I tried my best to be the incredibly patient and understanding guy waiting in the wings.  But it sucked.  It was hard not knowing what was going on with her.  I mean, we’re in college, we’re supposed to be having fun, going to parties, hockey games and stuff, not dealing with crazy paranormal complications.  Crap. I sound bitter.  I’m not bitter.  I swear it. 
I don’t even know how to tell you everything without ruining our whole story for you.  Let’s just say, when Katherine found out who the guy was from her dreams, well, it changed everything for everyone.  Especially Katherine.  And when I found out- I can’t even put into words how I felt.  It was the single most complicated and conflicting emotion I’ve ever experienced. There was no way I could compete with him. 
There is so much more to our story. So many things we experienced.  Love, tragedy, heartbreak, death.  I hope you’ll read about it.  Me and my jeep look forward to seeing you in the pages of our story.

We all want to be different, so what is the one thing you wish your creator had done differently with you?

There are times I wish I wasn’t so patient and understanding. I wish I could have yelled at Katherine, been a little mean and maybe thrown her up against a wall and started making out with her or something.  You know, manly stuff like that. 

If you could have added something to the story, and your creator would have let you, what would that have been?

Probably the things I mentioned above.  I would have liked to have been a little more assertive at times, but then again, I understand why I wasn’t.  I mean, it wouldn’t have worked out the same if I was a total jerk (which I’m not by the way).

What do you love best about yourself? What do you like least?

Best- I like to think I’m one of the good guys- the guy you WANT to bring home to mom, you know? 
Least- Sometimes I think I’m too nice, but hey... it’s who I am. 

What part of the book was the hardest for you and your creator to work through?
I honestly think the hardest part of the book didn’t have anything to do with me. Because this story was so personal and emotional for my creator, all the times she was broken down in tears writing, it was for the other guy in the story. I think the hardest part for her… was writing him. 

Is there a sequel for this book? If so, what do you want to accomplish in the next book.  If not, do you wish you could continue your story?

There is a prequel, which I think is pretty cool.  The readers will get to go back in time with all of us- to one of our past lives.  It was a pretty intense and emotional lifetime.  Even thinking about it now has me choked up a little bit.  But I think the readers will be amazed at what we’ve all been through together.  And I think it will help them understand some of the things that might have left them confused from the first book (why we have instant connections, or certain feelings when we first meet someone, and stuff).  It's an emotional story for sure.

1 comment:

Angie said...

I love him. If it doesn't work out between him & Katherine, you should give him my number. :)