Mattea Heller is a high school English teacher and an MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Western Connecticut State University. Her work appears in various literary magazines including Chestnut Review and an episode of The NoSleep Podcast. In addition, she attended Oxford University’s Creative Writing Summer School through a fellowship awarded by the English-Speaking Union. For two summers, Mattea participated in the Southampton Writers Conference and workshopped under the guidance of Karen Thompson Walker and Paul Tremblay. She is currently revising a second novel.