Kathy Benjamin has worked as a writer and editor since 2009 for major sites including MentalFloss.com and Cracked.com. She is currently a writer and editor for Grunge.com. Offline, she’s contributed articles to mental_floss magazine and Reader’s Digest. Her specialties are history, royalty, Christianity, and death, but always with a dash of funny.
In 2013, Kathy wrote Funerals to Die For: The Craziest, Creepiest, and Most Bizarre Funeral Traditions and Practices Ever (Adams Media). She also contributed to Cracked.com’s publication The De-Textbook: The Stuff You Didn't Know About the Stuff You Thought You Knew (Plume, 2013). Her latest book, It's Your Funeral!: Plan the Celebration of a Lifetime -- Before it's Too Late (Quirk) is coming out August 17, 2021 and can be preordered here.
Kathy has turned her hand to fiction with the recently completed Area 54, a humorous science fiction novel about disco, drugs, and aliens. She has also written four children's books, which are about absolutely none of those things.
She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, Simon, and her dog, Briscoe.