Gabriel Lucatero was born in Michoacan, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when he was 19 years old, looking for his very own American Dream. Yes, just like everyone else, he got tired of the life he lived down there and came running to the other side. From a young age, he had a passion for words and started writing poems. Later on, he delved into the world of fiction and began writing his own stories, most of them falling into the horror and suspense genre. This is due to his unhealthy obsession with anything Stephen King and The Twilight Zone. Sometimes he reads serious books, but trashy novels are his bread and butter.
His books haven’t sold as much as he wants. Still, he continues honing his craft, while also writing on his blog about whatever it’s going on in his head. Gabriel has 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 his car, and he said, “F*** this sh*t!”
He hasn’t tried prostitution because nobody will pay to see him naked.
Gabriel currently works as a manager at a local restaurant and contributes to Negocio SB as an editor, a local business magazine that focuses on the Hispanic community. Also, he is a proud member of Toastmasters and Rotary. These two clubs allow him to get out of his cave and socialize with real people from time to time without refilling their coffees or bringing the check to their tables.
He is 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 Gabriel’s life. Many names have been changed (including his), in case someone wants to sue him for defamation of character when he is rich and famous and has enough money to afford a lawyer.
Gabriel’s latest attempt to self-promotion is called Gabriel Lucatero TV, a YouTube channel where he talks endlessly about books, reading, writing, and himself. Gabriel doesn’t fancy himself a comedian, but he finds that making videos in a humorous way, even though the stories he writes are on the dark side most of the time, is a more approachable way to establish a conversation with future readers.
In his own words, “I know I don’t fit the stereotypical ‘horror-writer’ look, depressed and with a suicidal look on my face, but that’s only because I happened to be surrounded by amazing people who remind me I also have a life apart from the imaginary people I talk to in my stories.”
He loves hearing from readers, so please feel free to contact him.
Born: April 29, 1985 Michoacan, Mexico.
Pen names: If I tell you I’ll have to kill you.
Occupation: Restaurant Manager during the day. Author during the night.
Alma matter: SBCC
Period: 2009- Present.
Genres: Horror, fantasy, drama, satire, gothic, genre fiction, suspense, crime fiction.
Spouse: Not married yet, but looking forward to it.