What is The Benbow Inn?

Welcome to the Benbow Inn at Tiburon Key, the last watering hole on the Super Sargasso Keys.

The Benbow Inn is the place to find out what the hell Forbes West is up to. Book writing and screen writing and general philosophical musings from him rumble through the open bar.

Like the man says “We serve hard drinks in here for men who want to get drunk fast, and we don’t need any characters around to give the joint “atmosphere”. So remember that.

Prepare for a dose of truth along with your watered down drink served by Cuban emigres who used to be heart surgeons back home.

Forbes West was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach. He currently lives and works mostly in San Francisco, CA and owns a home in Ojima, Japan- a village five hours south of Tokyo by car that is in the foothills of Mt. Fuji. A screenwriter and producer as well, he has created two short films that will be coming out in 2014- “Tipsy”, a sex comedy as well as “On The Border”, a serious western. A cigar and film aficionado, Forbes spends the rest of his free time traveling and photographing. Forbes West’s first novel, “Nighthawks at the Mission”, displays his love of science fiction, strange mystery, humor and the strengths and weaknesses of ordinary people in extraordinary situations. He is currently married to his wife Junko, a Community College Professor who is his partner and fellow producer of “Tipsy” and “On The Border”.