Interview with Mallory Hill, the Author of Terminal Regression
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Mallory Hill. Terminal Regression is my first published novel. I wrote this book at 18, won the Authors First novel competition when I was 19, and published it when I was 20. Currently – I am an anthropology major at Indiana University.
What is Terminal Regression about?
It’s a science fiction novel. Here’s the synopsis –
Laura Baily’s life is meaningless. In a world where purpose and passion are everything, Laura feels as though she has no place and no business even existing. Her life is forfeit, and it would be better for everyone if she simply ended it, if she simply got a ticket for a train to oblivion and faded from memory. But what awaits her at the end of the line isn’t death but Terminal B – a community of people more like her than she considered possible, including the beautiful, tormented Will Noble. Though Laura still thinks little of her own life, the lives of others begin to fascinate her as never before. And when those lives become imperiled, Laura discovers the last thing she ever expected to find on her way out of the world: a mission and a reason to live. Compelling on both a human and global scale, TERMINAL REGRESSION is a novel of rare power and humanity. It is the story of a tomorrow that teeters on the edge of utopia and dystopia and a resigned outsider who might just change it forever.
What inspired you to write Terminal Regression?
The inspiration for this book came from my personal feelings and experiences as well as my frustrations with trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I write books habitually, but with this one, I wanted to address certain mental health issues and kind of explore that mindset and see if I could fashion a depressed or even suicidal protagonist to save the day.
What types of readers will enjoy it?
My target audience is young adult readers, but I’ve received positive reviews from older people as well. I think the book resonates particularly well with people who have struggled with mental illness or who are simply struggling to understand their purpose in life and what they’re meant to be doing.
Where is it available for sale?
Terminal Regression is available for sale on Amazon.
Where can readers learn more or connect with you?