M. Protacio-De Guzman was born in Manila, Philippines in 1973. He is a Registered Nurse but has worked in the non-profit public health sector for more than 15 years. His stories and poems have appeared in newspapers and magazines in his native country. He has also written for television. In addition, he has also been anthologized in the 3rd volume of the Philippines' landmark anthology of gay writing (2007). Aside from stories and poems, he writes stories for children. He also dabbles in art, photography, and design. Though most of his stories have gay characters, he doesn't consider himself a 'gay writer' because he believes his stories can be appreciated and enjoyed by readers, regardless of their sexual identities.