|Dan Fiorella: Writer @ large||
My latest tome has dropped. Halloweenies, now available in ebook or regular book form. Need a taste? Check out the promo below:
Yes, I invented Halloween decorations. Okay, not all Halloween decorations, but Halloween lights and automatronic figures for home use. Pull up a gourd and I’ll tell you how.
I was born at the tail end of the baby boom, so growing up in the 1960s Halloween traditions were pretty firmly in place: cardboard decorations for the window, manufactured children’s costumes, trick or treating. We would put out our pumpkin, or Jack-o'-lantern (usually with the face painted on because, you know, knives are sharp) and hang up some window decorations. Some houses put up scarecrows or hay bales and corn stalks, but that was it...
Sure, we all look to the successful people and their work habits in an attempt to gleam from them some nugget of knowledge that would allow us to mimic their achievements. But are these really the people who we should be emulating? Because as it turns out, some of their habits are pretty filthy. For example:
Bill Gates: Picks nose...
Freelance writer, still hacking away.