I would like to take this opportunity to thank Readiacs and Meredith Walter for the opportunity to be part of htis blog tour. The book was amazing, and so is Clay! So here he is... I am so lucky to have him for interview *blink blink
Full Name: Clayton Allen Reed
Birthday: March 18, 1995
Age: 17 years old
Favorite color: Grey
Bookgineer: When you first saw/bumped Maggie, what is your first thought about her? Clay: Well, my first thought was that I was pissed! I wasn't having a great morning to start with and then some girl bumps into me. She didn't apologize, she didn't help me pick up my stuff. But she had fire and she didn't back down. So even though I wanted to yell at her, I was strangely intrigued by her as well.
Bookgineer: In what specific event did you realized you are falling for Maggie?
Clay: I think I started falling for Maggie the first time we had an actual conversation. The way she came up to me and sort of just called me out on my attitude. It took me back, but damn if I didn't enjoy it. She was brash and to the point, but she had compassion about her as well. I knew there was a lot to this girl that I just had to find out about. Then the more I got to know her, the deeper I fell. I really didn't have a chance.
Bookgineer: What is your favorite memory with Maggie?
Clay: The morning in the cabin. Waking up with her. Feeling her pressed against me while I slept. I've never felt that safe and secure with someone. She makes me feel the best of everything. Watching her face light up when I gave her the butterfly necklace was a memory I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
Bookgineer: Humility aside, who in Hollywood or any actors in that manner do you thing resembles you the most?
Clay: That's tough...I guess Aaron Johnson from Nowhere Boy..
Bookgineer: . If you'll not really end up with Maggie, who do you think deserves her the most?
Clay: She deserves to be with someone that makes her smile. Someone who doesn't drag her down. Maggie deserves to be with a guy who doesn't make her cry. It's really hard for me to think of Maggie with anyone else. It sort of guts me actually. But if she's happy, I could be happy too. Even if that means she's not with me.
Bookgineer: . When you're already ok, do you plan on returning to Maggie? if yes, what is the first thing you'll say to her?
Clay: I hope I can see Maggie again. It's the one thing that keeps me going every day. I don't know what I'd say to her if I see her again. I'd probably just stare at her like an idiot. She's always made it hard to think straight. More than anything, I think I'd want to apologize...face-to-face. I don't think you can tell someone you love “I'm sorry” enough. Particularly when it's the one thing you want to and should say.
Bookgineer: Message for people like you with bipolar disorder?
Clay: You can have a life. You can find love. But you have to take care of yourself. You can't ignore the things you need to be healthy. If medication is what you need...take them. If it's therapy...then go. You have to find a balance within yourself. And you have to be willing to face the ugly even if it hurts. Denial is a horrible thing and doesn't help anyone...particularly yourself.
Bookgineer: Message for people who's considering committing suicide?
Clay: Talk to someone. The worst thing you can do is bottle it up inside and let it eat away at you. If you're at a point where you're thinking about hurting yourself, you have to find that person you trust...that person who will listen. Then you tell them. If they don't listen, you KEEP telling until someone hears you! EVERY life matters...so that means YOU matter! And every life is worth living!