In 2001 Jack Skillingstead submitted a story to Stephen King’s “On Writing” contest. He won — and not long afterward he 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. Jack has also published two novels, with more on the way. His short work has been translated into multiple languages and has been taught in university classrooms from Rutgers to San Diego State. He has been nominated for both the Theodore Sturgeon Award (for “Dead Worlds”) and the Philip K. Dick Award (for the novel, Life on The Preservation). Jack occasionally lectures at writing workshops. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife, writer Nancy Kress.