Kathy Benjamin

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Austin, TX
California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
University Of Kent At Canterbury
The British Royal Family, The History Of Funerals, Agatha Christie's Poirot Stories
  • Kathy's articles have been discussed on "The View" and "Chelsea Lately."
  • As well as four non-fiction books, Kathy has also penned an as-yet-unpublished sci-fi novel about an alien discotheque at Area 51 and a pilot script about American grad students abroad.
  • While in England for graduate school, Kathy attended classes every week in Canterbury Cathedral, which was just as amazing as it sounds.


A full-time professional writer since 2009, Kathy's work can be found on many websites including Cracked.com and Mental Floss. She joined Grunge as a writer in 2017 and began editing for Static Media in 2019. She is the author of four non-fiction books about death: "Funerals to Die For: The Craziest, Creepiest, and Most Bizarre Funeral Traditions and Practices Ever" (Adams Media, 2013), "It's Your Funeral! Plan the Celebration of a Lifetime — Before It's Too Late" (Quirk Books, 2021), "Texas Mass Graves: Burial Grounds of Atrocity, Massacre and Battle" (The History Press, 2022), and a forthcoming book with The History Press on women undertakers of Texas from 1880-1930.


Kathy has a B.A. in History from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a Postgraduate Diploma in Medieval and Tudor Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury.
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