Gabriel Gonzalez was born in Niagara Falls, NY on September 21st 1982. He likes to make it known that he was born on the same day as famous writer Stephen King, often stating that great minds were born on the same birthday. He graduated from Niagara Catholic high school in the year 2000, then went on to attend Buffalo State College until 2005 where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Minor in Religious Studies.
Ideas began to swirl in his head for creating stories ever since he was a child. He’s always had an extraordinary imagination but never quite knew how to get the stories out. Then he discovered writing. One day he took a pen, yes a pen considering it was the early 90’s, and began to write. He fell in love with it. It took years of reading books, playing video games, and watching movies for him to finally actually sit down and write a full novel himself. In fact, even though he started writing when he was a teenager his first published novel “Legend of the Phoenix: Rise of Crescent” didn’t get released until 2012, at the age of thirty.
The idea for his first novel came from reading books like Lord of the Rings and the Wheel of Time series. He’s been infatuated with epic fantasy novels since he was a kid. There is a certain love for creating different worlds with intriguing characters that people want to fall into. In writing fantasy novels he can create these worlds that people enjoy so much.
Fantasy novels aren’t the only genre he plans on writing in his career. “A Puncher’s Chance” is set to be released in May of 2013. It features a young boy’s struggle to make it through everyday life living as a poor kid from the streets, and his determination to become the champion of the world in one of the most brutal sports out there, Boxing. He also wants to write a couple of nonfiction books, a romance novel, and more importantly conclude his Legend of the Phoenix series that he has spent years playing out in his head.
Gabriel likes to live life to its fullest potential. He’ll try anything once if just asked to. He loves traveling but hates having to travel, if that makes sense. Boxing is something that he has a mild obsession with. He runs the news section at fightnights.com where he is able to write articles about his favorite sport. Most nights he can be found in a boxing gym, training and sparring with fighters for fun. He loves watching movies, eating junk food, and spending time with family and friends. Currently he has a girlfriend and resides in Niagara Falls, NY. Oh, and he absolutely adores his little mutt Coco who is known to jump onto the computer and add a few sentences of her own every now and then. He has many favorite quotes, but not one greater than this:
You can follow him on Twitter @GabeJGonzalez or @phoenixtrilogy