Individual Author Record
Name: Jonathan MessingerPen Name: None Genre: Born: in Boston, Massachusettes Sites:
Illinois ConnectionMessinger lives in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationMessinger is a writer, editor and performer. He has contributed his fiction writing to the zine ''McSweeney's'', among many other major and alternative publications. When he attended Clark University and was the editor of the student magazine ''The Wheatbread''. Messinger was also the editor of ''THISisGRAND'', a web magazine chronicling true stories on Chicago's public transit. He is currently the books editor for ''Time Out Chicago''. Messinger's first published collection of short stories, ''Hiding Out'', was released in 2007 through Featherproof books, an independent publisher which he cofounded in 2005 in combination with fellow writer Zach Dodson.
Titles At Your Library
ISBN: 0977199231 Featherproof Books. 2007
Hiding Out is a collection of hilarious, sparkling stories about people avoiding the consequences of their poor decisions. A jilted lover dresses as a robot to win back the heart of an ex-girlfriend. A man builds a time machine to embrace the identity he always denied. Playful and empathic, these misadventures feature lonely hearts failing terribly to make a connection.