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About “Remembering Will

Memory is pain, but there are some things he’ll never forget…

At thirty-nine years of age, Will Gailey is an “over the hill” singer-songwriter who leads a rock band that the music business doesn’t consider to have the “now” sound. A trauma has rocked his world, and as a result his memory of events has been severely affected. Will can remember the lyrics and chord changes to his songs, but there are other things that seemingly he’s forgotten. Will has always enjoyed fishing, but even that relaxing activity has become a source of frustration. He’s become angry and disassociated, and has turned from the one thing that could bring him peace and healing. And where that one thing is concerned, that’s where his anger and the blame for his physical and spiritual pain are errantly directed. In his mind, that one thing is the cause for his loss and his suffering.

Months after the trauma, Will continues to suffer crushing headaches. He decides to take matters into his own hands as what is supposed to heal his anguish is only exacerbating it. He’s become weakened, vulnerable, and open to spiritual torment. He’s alone and in need of help, but when people come into his life that can be of assistance he’s apt to reject them. Vivid dreams, visions, and hallucinations occur, and in them are both the help he needs and likewise persecution. Will was a strong man, but now there’s a strong man that’s found a breach and is creating havoc in his life. Will remembers how to defeat the strong man, but it seems that he’s chosen to forget.

Will has changed, but band mates and friends remember how he “used to be.” Can he be the way he used to be again?

Words about “Remembering Will” from author Jim Yackel

Remembering Will took me by surprise.  This tale wasn’t something that was pre-conceived or pre-planned.  I had an idea or two for other novels that would continue in the vein of End Times fiction, but the notion of this musician named Will and his struggles came out of the blue.

This story was a nice diversion for me as I didn’t have to concern myself with the workings of the powers that be and how their machinations translate into the events of the day.  I got to write about a man and a tumultuous period of days in his life.  Will had a “jones” so to speak, and there was likewise a Jones that dogged and tormented him.  I wouldn’t want to be Will and experience what he does, but I grew to admire this character and yes, I could relate to him.  I imagined his physical, spiritual, and emotional pain and as the writer I was forced to deal with it on his behalf.

The writing of this book was an emotional roller coaster for me and tears were shed in laughter as much as sadness.  The biggest surprise for me was the ending; truly I never saw it coming!

Jim Yackel

About Jim Yackel

Jim Yackel is an author and Christian-Rock singer/songwriter/recording artist. “Eyes Pried Open” released in October 2014 is his latest book and is the sequel to the End Times suspense/thriller “The Sleepwalkers” released earlier that year. The revised, omnibus Christian/End Times Fiction “The Wayfarers Complete Collection” encompasses the three original books of the Wayfarers Trilogy and was released in October of 2013. The intriguing Christian/End-Times fiction book “Dead-Ringer” rounds out his current bibliography and came in April of 2013.

He and his wife Roberta Lynn reside in upstate New York.

Twitter: @jim_yackel

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