I am working on getting Normalcy Bias worked through the publication process. I’ve got the document uploaded…now, I’m just waiting on the cover art, which should be getting to me this afternoon.
I’m actually fairly proud of this one. I had a rocking good time writing the stories in the collection, and the theme of people missing the supernatural because they only see what they expect to see…that’s applicable to other things, too. How many women miss the warning signs that their partner will be abusive? How many men miss the warning signs that their partner will attempt to isolate and control them? How many people miss the signals that they are about to be the victims of a mugging?
I mean, I know victims, by definition, miss the signals, but how many people just don’t see the signals, and how many just ignore them because it’s not what they think they’re seeing?
And how many escape because they’re paying attention?
From the back cover (as it will be):
Look closer. The things that you’re assuming you’re seeing? May not be what you think. Is that really a mouse, or is it a Brownie? Is that really an owl? Is that polished stone really a rock…or is it an egg?
We take so many things for granted. Some of them may be harmless, but many are a lot less so. I wonder how many people ignore red flags every day, because they only see what they expect to see?
This collection takes what’s “normal” and asks “What if it’s something more?”