Ryan Michael Sirois

Writing is that thing I’ve always done since I was a little kid. I’d write stories then eagerly design book covers. And since writing was one of those things that came naturally, it was one of those things I took for granted. Poems were always scribbled on paper, short paragraphs of a story idea from time to time.

For years I struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. Struggled with my sexual identity. All those growing pains we face under our own set of circumstances. Once I stepped into recovery and began to heal, the writing quickly came back. It became that thing again, the thing that brought me back to life and gave me a sense of self. I am so happy to share it with you.

Writing is that thing I’ve always done since I was a little kid. I’d write stories then eagerly design book covers. And since writing was one of those things that came naturally, it was one of those things I took for granted. Poems were always scribbled on paper, short paragraphs of a story idea from time to time.

For years I struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. Struggled with my sexual identity. All those growing pains we face under our own set of circumstances. Once I stepped into recovery and began to heal, the writing quickly came back. It became that thing again, the thing that brought me back to life and gave me a sense of self. I am so happy to share it with you.

King of Stars

I wrote King of Stars through some of the best and worst times of my life. But most importantly, some of the most transformative. The book is real, it is raw, it will make many readers uncomfortable. Because it is truth. And sometimes truth is painful. But truth is always beautiful. Even if it is dark. Even if it hurts. Truth will always lead us to light. King of Stars is my truth.

I hope these words, these stories, the thoughts, provoke something in someone.

Guest Speaking & Writing

With a background in theatre and public speaking, I am always happy to participate as a guest speaker. Especially for topics surrounding themes of addiction, recovery, sexuality, self-acceptance and mental health. I also contribute as a guest writer on various websites and am always eager for new opportunities to share.

You can listen to my story on the podcast, The Real Life Show, where I was asked to discuss my experience with addiction, recovery, sexual identity and growing up. This two part episode shares many of the stories that led to writing King Of Stars, as well as the raw nature of human experience.

Contact me for inquiries on speaking engagements, podcasts or writing contributions.

The Real Life Show / Episode 1

Featuring Ryan Michael Sirois

The Real Life Show / Episode 2

Featuring Ryan Michael Sirois

Personal Life

Ryan lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his husband, two dogs and two cats. He is the Art Director for the award-winning brand development studio, helium creative. He went to Florida State University and Florida Atlantic University, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

He also really loves dessert.

Speaking

I love a stage. With a background in theatre and public speaking, I am always happy to participate as a speaker. Especially with topics surrounding themes of addiction, recovery, sexuality, self-acceptance and mental health.

For inquiries, please contact me.