"But you're too (cute, sweet, normal) to write horror," people will tell me.
This comment used to make me go hmm, but my standard response now is to make a little joke referencing the Mel Brooks' movie Young Frankenstein, "Hey, normal on the outside, Abby Normal on the inside."
And speaking of normal on the outside, by all appearances I am the All-American Girl Next Door. In high school, I was a blonde, straight-A Honor Roll student, majorette captain, and member of the Honor Society. In college, I was in a sorority, the marching band, dance team and dance theater. I'm still blonde, teach Zumba Fitness, and love kittens.
Two weeks ago, I attended the 2nd Annual Gulf Breeze High School (Florida) Alumni Band reunion where I had the opportunity to twirl my batons again with the current high school band during their Homecoming game. (The video clip above is from the game.)
Abby Normal, indeed. (Heh!)