In 2001 Jack Skillingstead won Stephen King’s ON WRITING contest. Not long afterward Jack began selling regularly to major science fiction and fantasy markets. To date he has published more than thirty stories in various magazines, Year’s Best volumes and original anthologies. Much of his short work has been collected in Are You There And Other Stories (Golden Gryphon Press, 2009 and reprinted 2014 by Fairwood Press). Jack's novel, Life On The Preservation (Solaris 2013), was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. He has also been a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Award. Jack lives in Seattle with his wife, writer Nancy Kress.