Jack Skillingstead has a unique voice and a penetrating view of this world and beyond its confines. The stories in ARE YOU THERE? run dark and tragic, but are immensely rich and engaging. The depth he reaches with his characters is only surpassed by his talent for pushing the reader into uncharted territories of space, time and mind.
In his debut novel, HARBINGER, Jack Skillingstead takes the reader to present day Earth in the midst of an evolutionary change. Ellis Herrick wakes up from a strange dream feeling different. More alive. And so does Nichole, the girl next door. So different, in fact, that she invites him to her room and her bed, even though they were just casual friends, neighbors, and she with a boyfriend. But wait, it’s not a coming of age story. Unless perhaps it’s the population of Earth that is coming of age.