My name is Gabriel Lucatero, what’s yours?
In case you didn’t know (why should you? We just met, right?), 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. Yes, just like so many others, I got tired of the life I lived down there and came running to the other side. From a young age, I had a passion for words and started writing poems. Later on, I delved into the world of fiction and began writing my own stories, most of them falling into the horror and suspense genre. This is due to my unhealthy obsession with anything Stephen King and The Twilight Zone.
Now that I’m older and have gray hair (which I shave off, so you don’t see it), I also read serious books, making me want to write more positive stuff every now and then. My books haven’t sold as much as I want, I have to admit, but I still continue honing my craft while also writing on my blog about whatever’s going on in my head. I’ve done everything: 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.
I currently work as a manager at a local restaurant and contribute to Negocio SB as an editor, a local business magazine that focuses on the Hispanic community. Also, 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 without refilling their coffees or bringing the check to their tables.
I am presently writing The Galuri Outis Memoirs. This is a serialized story of an illegal immigrant who pursues a career as a writer in his second language, mirroring several aspects of my life. Many names have been changed, including mine, lest someone wants to sue me when I am rich and famous and have enough money to afford a lawyer.
My latest attempt at self-promotion is called Gabriel Lucatero TV, a YouTube channel where I talk endlessly about books, reading, writing, and my personal life.
I like hearing from readers, so feel free to contact me.
Oh, I forgot. I also have a podcast.