Matthew Stephen Sirois was born and raised in coastal Maine. His fiction and essays have appeared in The New Guard Review, Necessary Fiction, Split Lip Magazine and The Ghost Story, 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). Matthew has read for audiences in such venues as the Rendezvous, Seattle, and KGB Bar in the East Village. His debut novel, Near Haven, is available from Belle Lutte Press. Matthew lives in western Massachusetts with his wife and daughter, and works by day as a metal fabricator.