Matthew Stephen Sirois was born and raised in coastal Maine. His fiction and essays have appeared in Necessary Fiction, Split Lip Magazine, The Ghost Story, and Hobart, among others. He attended the Richard Hugo House Master Class in Prose (Seattle, 2012) and The Writer’s Hotel Master Class in Fiction (NYC, 2015). His debut novel, Near Haven, is a bronze IPPY Award winner for Best Northeastern Fiction, and a Foreword INDIE Award finalist in both Literary and Science Fiction. Matthew lives in western Massachusetts with his wife and daughter, and works by day as a metal fabricator.