Behind the Scenes of Writing Thrillers, Mysteries and Historical Fiction Novels

On Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 pm the Dwight Foster Public Library welcomes Wisconsin author David Benjamin to an online presentation. This will be a live presentation using the Zoom application. Send an email to to receive the link to register. Registration is required.

David Benjamin is lifelong storyteller. His works include The Life and Times of the Last Kid PickedThree’s a CrowdA Sunday Kind of Love, and three books published simultaneously in April 2019 with the launch of his new imprint, Last Kid Books: Almost Killed by a Train of Thought: Collected Essays, Summer of ’68 and Skulduggery in the Latin Quarter.

His forthcoming book, to be published in June of this year is titled They Shot Kennedy. Benjamin says, “They Shot Kennedy has a Madison-specific cover image. The newsquotes scattered throughout lean heavily on the State Journal and Cap Times, including clips from August Derleth and Roundy Coughlin. This is a) the Great American High School Novel, b) the Great Madison Novel and c) a rollercoaster ride back through history to the Day the Sixties Arrived.”

The latest additions to the Last Kid Books catalog are Black Dragon (July 2019), a political thriller set in Tokyo, and Jailbait (2020), the first in a series of mysteries featuring small town police chief Jim Otis.

Each of Benjamin’s first six Last Kid Books has won awards, including first-places in their genres for Almost Killed (Best Essay Collection, Independent Press Awards), Black Dragon (Best Political Thriller, NYC Big Book Awards) and A Sunday Kind of Love (Best Romantic Comedy, NYC Big Book Awards).