Jonathan Messinger is an award-winning author and journalist and the creator of The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian podcast and co-founder of Gen Z Media, a company devoted to producing high-quality podcasts for kids. He was a founding editor of Time Out Chicago, where he edited its books section and then went on to be the web editor for Time Out Chicago Kids. He has been named one of the Top 50 literary figures in Chicago five times by NewCity and was named one of Chicago's "Top 30 under 30" by UR Chicago. His 2007 book of stories, Hiding Out, was named a Best Book of the Year by The Omaha World-Herald, and was an Alex Awards nominee. He currently serves as executive producer of Gen Z Media and lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.
Praise for the podcast: "So good that your parents won't want to
leave the room once they start." -- New York Times
Praise for the podcast: "The addictive new science-fiction podcast for kids." -- Chicago Tribune
"Witty and warm, and the subtle pokes at sci-fi tropes temper some of the more obvious messages about the importance of working together and respecting differences." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books