Pedro Gabriel was born in October 12, 1984, in Porto, Portugal.
Since an early age, Pedro showed a great affinity for the written word. He learned how to read at 4 years of age, was writing short stories at 7 years, and finished his first novel with 15 years. This novel would eventually win the First Honorable Mention for Prose of the “Ferreira de Castro” National Award of Youth Literature, in 2001.
Also during his younger years, Pedro became fascinated with biblical stories and ancient mythology (particularly Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian). He was an avid reader of Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, and Dante. Already in his adulthood, he discovered Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Chesterton, Charles Williams, and Joseph Ratzinger. These would become his main influences, both as a fiction writer and as a Catholic apologist.
Pedro graduated as a doctor in 2008, and became an oncologist in 2015. His medical work moved him to think deeply about human frailty, both physical and spiritual—a topic which would recur often in his writings.
Even while studying medicine and oncology, Pedro never stopped honing his skills as a writer. In 2008, he created his first Catholic apologetics blog, “Crónicas de uma Peregrinação” (“Chronicles of a Pilgrimage”), which he kept until 2013.
Also in 2013, Pedro released his first published novel. “O Profeta e o Anticristo” (“The Prophet and the Antichrist”) would go on to receive theological critiques and acclaims from Theologica, (the journal of the Theological Faculty of Braga of the Portuguese Catholic University), and Vox Portucalense (Porto’s diocesan newspaper).
In 2019, Pedro became a co-founder of the international Catholic apologetics website Where Peter Is. As he became more known in the English speaking community, he decided to venture as a writer in the Anglosphere.
Therefore, in 2021, Pedro completed the Internet Journalism Course from the London School of Journalism, with honors.
In the same year, he published “Ironcraft”, his first book in English and also the first installment of his Chronicles of Dumah series. The very next year he released his first apologetics book: “The Orthodoxy of Amoris Laetita“.
Nowadays, Pedro Gabriel remains committed to writing quality content, both online and on paper. He wishes to continue publishing fiction based on his favorite mythological and theological themes, that may be enjoyable and inspiring to religious and secular audiences alike. He also wishes to continue writing apologetics, so as to help those who may be struggling with their Catholic faith to find answers to their questions. Finally, as a truth seeker, his aim is to produce journalistic pieces that will be both topical, accurate, and original.