Gabriel’s World, by Alex Fiano

This is the official site for Alex Fiano, artist and author of Gabriel’s World Mystery/Thriller LGBTQ+ Series.

About Me

I have a diverse working background as a writer and college teacher, attorney and journalist. I am currently studying Studio Art and Art History at Hunter College. I am an independent author under my own imprint of Troublemaker Press, and a freelance writer and adjunct faculty. My work on this page and my opinions, writings, art, and thoughts expressed are my own and not attributable to any past or current employers. 

My short biography here.

My portfolio page of drawings and designs.

Note: I stand clearly and completely against hatred and violence, neo-nazis and white supremacists, and stand strongly for human rights. I stand against racism, sexism, LGBTQ+phobia, Islamophobia, Antisemitism, and other like hatreds. I believe in being vocal in support for those like me, and those not like me, because we must all stand strong in support of each other as a matter of decency and humanity. Taking a stand matters. 

More on the Gabriel’s World Book Series

Gabriel’s World has four books: The Hanged Man, Two-Faced Woman, The Book of Joel and Dead for Now. The Gabriel’s World series is in a style similar to Nordic Noir, building in ​plot and ​tension ​through​ strong characters and mood​. The series features intense stories of crimes, conspiracies, social issues, and exploration of complex morality. The stories have the same characters: gay NYC private investigator Gabriel Ross and bisexual artist Joel McFadden. Each has a stand-alone theme and style, yet each story builds upon the previous story and lays the groundwork for the next.

NOTE: The books contain adult content including explicit physical and psychological violence, strong language, and sexual situations. 

Where to Get the Books

The three books in the series, The Hanged Man,  Two-Faced Woman,  The Book of Joel, and Dead For Now are for sale as eBooks on Amazon (also in print editions), and also Smashwords, iTunes, Barnes & Noble and Google Play. The books are fairly long and read fast, and in e-book format go from $1 to $2 each. 

Hard Core, the fifth book in the series, is under creation now with an estimated date of Fall 2019. 

What’s Each Book About?

A new feature of Gabriel’s World is the GW Wiki in progress. Read the first wiki page on the Gabriel’s Series (More to Follow).

Feel the Love, Spare a Shout-Out 

If you have read and liked the series, thank you 🙂 There is nothing so great to me as an independent author, as a reader enjoying Gabriel, Joel, and Veronica. I’m building a Gabriel’s World community with you. I want to ask a favor–please take a couple of minutes to post a review on Amazon, Smashwords, B & N, or your blog, or Twitter, etc. This helps spread the word about the series and characters for others to find out about. And that’s important. Although some mainstream authors/publishers are clutching their pearls over indie authors ‘destroying’ the rarefied world of published books and/or nature of the written word, more and more readers seem to like my stuff and other indie authors like me. Authors and readers of independent books are the revolution in the book industry–we are democratizing the reading experience. Gabriel’s World has queer as hell characters to get into, action, sex, intricate plot, relationships, philosophy and angst at an affordable price ($1 to $2 for e-books). Thanks again to all readers, and love to those who have given a shout-out. 

What Else is on This Site?

The website isn’t just shameless self-promotion and the author’s progressive politics (although plenty of that if you’re lookin’) The Gabriel’s World website now features:

Do the Social Media Thing

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The Gabriel’s World series and Alex Fiano are on Goodreads

The Twitter Thing
LinkedIn because why not
Instagram when time permits
Pinterest Ditto


Contact me at Gabriel’s World has fans in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan. International LGBTQ+ persons, schools, and organizations are invited to contact me to say hi, and if you’re interested in Gabriel’s World projects (such as Skyped readings, speaking occasions, or other contact).

Your Friendly Neighborhood Legal Notices

  • No Endorsement Implied: By providing links to other sites, Gabriel’s World and its author does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available at those sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to Gabriel’s World. 
  • Licensing: The creative licensing for Gabriel’s World is at the bottom of this page. If you are interested in sharing or using any of the creative work in this site, or are interested in other creative collaborations, contact the author at:
  • Linking: You may link and/or deep-link to any page or post in this site so long as Gabriel’s World and its author are credited.

Logo for Troublemaker Press, featuring a black cat jumping over and scattering a pile of books, while a mouse watches.

 Page updated July 23, 2019

Copyright 2012, 2019 Alex Fiano