The Memory Taker by Karen Weaver
Tell us about The Memory Taker:
The Memory Taker is about a messenger who is sent on a mission from a place called The Waiting Zone to earth to guide his assignments through their darkness. The book touches on the issue of Alzheimer’s, however, the main story is about the connection between Gilbert (The Memory Taker) and the enchanting Arianna whom he holds so much love for. They are friends and she only sees him as that.
What inspired this book?
This book is the 3rd in The Enlightenment Series. I first began writing this series when I took part in the annual Nanowrimo in November 2010. I had just had my fourth child and I had an overwhelming urge to take part in the challenge. It was a few days before it was due to begin and I had no idea what I was going to write about I just knew in my heart that I was going to write something. There was an epiphany moment when I watched an interview Whoopi Goldberg was having with a famous couple who had lost a pregnancy. It was then that I knew I was going to write The Visitor. It gives a magical understanding to this uncertain time. I began writing The Memory Taker next but The Wish Giver ended up coming before it and now that I have written them all I know why.
Who are the main characters and why will we love them?
Gilbert is the main character, he has had a tragic past and he now takes pride in the responsibility that has been given to him through his position in the waiting zone and he doesn’t want to jeopardize it due to his love for Arianna. Arianna is the Boss’s daughter and she is quite pure of heart and has not encountered many challenges during her existence, as she has not yet resided on the earthly realm. I hope that you will love them because they grow throughout the story and each become stronger and wiser as the story progresses. I always tend to put my characters through harrowing times in the hope that they emerge stronger and happier than before.
For you, what’s the best thing about Fridays?
Personally I love it because it is the end of the week. I love the weekends with my family, they are very special to me. Every Friday marks the beginning of that for us. Friday is an awesome day filled with lots of wonderful things to enjoy.
What’s coming up next for you?
I am currently writing Greener Grass. It is a romance novel about an Irish Girl named Sarah who has a summer romance with an Australian backpacker called Brax. All is not what it seems though and she ends up in quite a pickle. It is a ‘Riverdance meets Farmer wants a wife’ type of love story and I am very excited about it. After that I will be working on The Stamp Collector. It is a story of love and the realisation that she is not ready for the reality she has created. She totally recluses from the world and then finds hope in a letter that her stamp collecting grandfather never posted to a long lost love. This story gives me tingles when I think about it.
The Memory Taker
It is time for The Memory Taker to embark on his mission of enlightening those in need. Never in his wildest dreams would he have imagined the turn of events that is about to occur.
His job is just about to get a lot more complicated, especially with the added distraction of the enchanting Arianna. She holds the key to his heart but she is also his best friend.
One thing is for sure, we all have a journey and that journey will ultimately lead us to our true destination.
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