Nicole De Coux-Manners is a Cum Laude graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, Creative Writing emphasis. She has spent much of her life immersed in words and has no plans to change. Sharing her enjoyment of the English language with young people is one of her greatest delights. Since 2014, she has taught writing and literature in local co-op settings, and has home educated her own two children for over a decade. She is an accredited instructor with the Institute for Excellence in Writing and the owner of Manners Writing Services, which is an approved vendor for South Sutter, Inspire, Visions, and CORE Placer Charter Schools.