James Kennedy is the author of THE ORDER OF ODD-FISH, a fantastical YA comedy that was one of the Smithsonian’s Notable Books for Children 2008. Booklist praised ODD-FISH as “hilarious . . . readers with a finely tuned sense of the absurd are going to adore the Technicolor ride” and Time Out Chicago described it as “a work of mischievous imagination and outrageous invention.” He also plays bass in the Chicago art-punk band Brilliant Pebbles, which has been described variously as “melodramatic video game music,” “moon-man opera,” and “gypsy sex metal.” He lives in Humboldt Park in Chicago.
Jonathan Messinger is the author of the short story collection, HIDING OUT, which was named one of the best books of 2007 by the Omaha World- Herald. He’s also the books editor of Time Out Chicago and founder of The Dollar Store Show. He co-publishes Featherproof Books, a small press publishing novels and downloadable mini-books, and is currently
at work on HIDING OUT 2: HIDING IN and HIDING OUT 3: DON’T STOP HIDING.
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