Silence your phone, steep your tea, and cozy up.
What are we doing here?
This site serves as a home-base for me as I work my way towards publication and navigate a life of abundance. But maybe/hopefully you’ll find it worthwhile as well as I share stories, tidbits, and insights.
Who is Nicole DeGuzman?
I’ve been a book nerd since I can remember. It started with my father reading me eerie picture books and me writing my first illustrated story. About a bubble.
I earned my master’s in English with a concentration in writing, teaching, and criticism in the summer of 2017 (finally!). In the midst of other scribblings, I’m also waist-deep in revision of a young adult novel. (Querying soon?!)
I graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s of science of education (BSE) degree in English and, after a hellish six weeks of subbing, began my teaching career at an urban charter school. Now I teach at a cyber charter school.
Yes, I teach high school English students completely online. No, I don’t miss signing hall passes.
Besides all things bookish, my other first love was riding horses. My main discipline is saddle seat, and I once thought I’d even go pro. But then I decided I love it too much to make it a career.
Other affinities include
- photographing stuff (Instagram, anyone?)
- baking / cooking recipes from Pinterest (follow me!)
- movies and pop culture
- fresh air
- winging my eyeliner
- running around Philly
- et cetera