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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Interview with Mack Mulluncey, author of "Euthanasia"

What made Mack Mulluncey write Euthanasia? Find out in this interview.

ABOUT EUTHANASIA

When Alex left the clinic that day, she thought she could move on from the rape that left her pregnant and the agonizing decision to have an abortion. That is, until the child she thought she left behind contacts her. Terrorized by mysterious phone calls and guilt, Alex feels her sanity slipping away as she becomes convinced that she must find the man who brutalized her to make a family for her dead daughter.

Anti-abortion crusader Tobin Bartell wouldn’t have it any other way. As The Leader of The Movement, when he’s not organizing protests or giving speeches, he’s orchestrating a campaign of harassment against women like Alex…and plotting to kill the local abortion doctor.

And Tobin has no shortage of candidates for the job: Paige wants money, Courtney wants love, Derek wants to belong. Tobin just wants it done…and it doesn’t matter to him who does it.

Life. Death. Murder. It’s all the same to them.

What inspired you to write your first book?

I wrote Euthanasia in the mid-nineties after watching a talk show about those haunted houses where they show you aborted fetuses and such. I hadn’t planned to write a novel about the abortion issue at all before watching that show, but I became intrigued with the idea of what could happen if an anti-abortion group went completely off the rails. The result was The Movement, which uses extreme and abusive tactics to get its point across—not the least of which is plotting to kill an abortion doctor.

What are your current projects?

I’m working on a novel and a collection of short stories right now.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

At the risk of sounding unbearably arrogant, I wouldn’t. I worked really hard on Euthanasia and I feel like I did what I intended to do with the story, and I did what my characters needed me to do in order to tell their stories. I’m really proud of it, so I can’t think of a single thing I would want to change.

What is your favorite quality about yourself?

I’m a naturally curious person—my curiosity may border on nosiness at times though. I love learning new things and I love asking questions.

What is your least favorite quality about yourself?

I tend to be really hard on myself, even in situations that I don’t need to be.

Is there anything else you would like to share?

Although Euthanasia is about the abortion issue, I would like people to know that the novel was not written to advance a political point of view. It’s not a pro-life book or a pro-choice book. I hope that readers can enjoy the book no matter what their political beliefs are.



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