My name is Gabriel Lucatero. I’m an author of horror, transgressive, and speculative fiction.

Like the plague, I tend to go away and come back when your defenses are down. On my website, I archive articles upon articles with words I intend to leave for posterity. Why? Because I want to make a living out of this one day.

Oh. What is ‘this,’ you asked? It’s fiction, aka lies, the kind you don’t tell your mom because that’d open a can of worms you will not be able to control. In retrospect, you should never lie to your mom. 

I was born in Michoacan, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when I was 19 years old, looking for my very own American Dream: to become an author by writing in my second language –read my private memoirs from the beginning. Exclusively on the website.

Like so many other unfortunate ruffians, I tired of living in poverty in my native country and came running to the other side. Knowing that I was never going back, I decided to start doing something productive with my time. Therefore, instead of impregnating women, living a life of debauchery, and skipping child-support payments, I decided to keep in touch with my childlike self and stay connected to my creative side.

I’ve always been passionate about stories. This is due to my unhealthy obsession with anything Stephen King and The Twilight Zone. Hence, once I moved to The Land of Opportunity, aka the USA, I delved into the world of fiction and began writing my tales, most of them falling into the horror and suspense genre.

My stories haven’t sold as much as I want, but I continue honing my craft while also writing and talking too much about me on my blog and all over social media. While pursuing my American Dream, I’ve also held a plethora of jobs: janitor at a retail store, cashier and manager at a fast-food joint, and was even an Uber driver for some time until someone vomited in my car, and I said, “F*** this sh*t!”

I haven’t tried prostitution because nobody will pay to see me naked.

As you probably guessed by now, I still hold regular jobs. I work as a clerk at a convenience store and contribute to Negocio S.B. as an editor, a local business magazine that focuses on the Hispanic community; the former I do it for necessity and the latter for publicity. Sue me. 

I also have a social life, somehow. I am a member of Toastmasters and Rotary. These two clubs allow me to get out of my cave and socialize with real people from time to time.

To conclude, if you are like me, the kind of person who likes to read the type of stories you wouldn’t tell your mom about, you are in the right place. 

Welcome to my world. 

P.S. Send me an email. It’s always great to hear from readers.