I'm a Halloween enthusiast born in October and stirred by the rattling of dry leaves and wood crackling in hearth fires. Fall is in my bones and everything I do has some element of the macabre involved. I live in Mankato, MN, and can never watch "The Nightmare Before Christmas" too many times. I'm a marketing specialist at a costumes and accessories company called BuyFun.com. BuyFun.com is the parent company of more than 100 costume and accessories websites. My lenses are focused on planning various kinds of parties along with costumes and how to accessorize each costume to get the full Halloween effect. I write, hike, enjoy the small things and think too much so others don't have to.