Pablo Michaels


Pablo Michaels disguised himself as a shy, friendly heterosexual during his adolescence, fantasizing other males. Falling in love with another man his first year in college, he followed him to another university to maintain their platonic love, while he continued in his in studies. When he had his first sexual encounter with another man, just before turning twenty-one, he exploded into gay life with lust and anger. He attempted to live his new life naturally, seeking love, ignoring the statistics of the books he read on homosexuality in high school, and proving what he had read was wrong.
He wrote poetry and stories since third grade. When he turned twenty-one, he moved to San Francisco to work and write, experiencing more of gay life. In the 1980's he wrote every chance he had, trying and failing miserably at publishing mainstream fiction. He published his first story in 1986 in a literary magazine.
After writing plays, short stories, poetry, and two novels, he began writing gay genre stories, since he had more knowledge and experience with gay lifestyle. Trying to publish, he went to a library seminar hosted by two published authors. Inspired by the gay writer, Scott Kemble he connected with him on the internet site for The San Francisco Bay Area Literary Arts Newsletter and Review, which published four of Pablo's short stories.
Feverously writing since 2004, he published his first e-book, “Pagan Knights of Cambria“ with Life of Riley Productions in London. Soon a mainstream story, "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again Hooray", published also. In 2012 Pablo self-published his first novel, "Catnip, Rosemary, Rage and Time", combining mystery and humor in a gay, erotic romance. He continues to write more episodes in his next novel, The Deer in the Forest The plot spreads over several decades, about a man's attempts to adapt to the world he lives, all with love, heartache, history and survival at no cost.

His latest article, Why Gay Men Retire to Palm Springs, was just published in the very popular online magazine. You can read the insightful article here.
Pablo retired from gardening and landscaping to devote his energy to write fiction. As a gay man he wishes to promote his writing in the fictional, gay genre to help others understand the necessity for equal rights for LGBT people and comprehend that love between a man and a man, people of the same sex, is as natural as love between a man and a woman. Throughout his lifetime he has experienced the long battle of achieving acceptance. He has searched for a committed relationship with another man. He has loved his partner for eighteen years. They were married legally in front of Harvey Milk's bust in the rotunda of San Francisco City Hall by a judge, in 2008. Although their marriage remained legal after the passage of Proposition 8, they continued to work to repeal DOMA and Prop. 8. Throughout his life he has attempted to live and practice peace as a process for living.
His book, Blood, Sweat and Black Leather, a gay paranormal romance, was published by Yellow Silk Dreams in January 2015. His Latest book, Affairs of Men’s Hearts, published in May 2015 by Yellow Silk Dreams is an anthology of four stories connected by the themes of gay men seeking love with another man, from wishful thinking male to male romance.

Where to buy in print


Jack and The Magical Beanstalk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,030. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
In this adult fairy tale young, awkward, young Jack sells their prize cow Pearly White for magical beans to a strange man in a red bikini. Little does Jack’s mother, Lorene, know that the beans grow into a giant, magical beanstalk, high above the clouds?

Pablo Michaels' favorite authors on Smashwords

Ike Rose
Latest book: Battling Bears.
Published February 27, 2012. (4.00 from 1 review)

Smashwords book reviews by Pablo Michaels

  • The Leather Jacket - Book One - Manlove Miniatures on April 01, 2011

    I felt so much about this story because it took me back to my days in the 1970's in San Francisco. I loved this story for the non-repetitive detail and descriptions about gay erotica. The dialogue greatly enhanced the characters actions and kept me reading to find out what would happen next. The story is very hot; got me excited although I'm not into the leather scene.
  • The Truck Driver - Book Two - Manlove Miniatures on June 18, 2011

    In this macho world where men, gay or straight, are afraid to express their feelings, this story is outstanding. It reminds me of the Ozarks and the movie Deliverance, or even better the wrestling match with Alan Bates and his partner wrestling in the nude in the film, Women in Love. I'd love to see this story made into a movie. The honest, raw emotions tell the story of two men who find love different than what they expected from their lives.
  • Carson's Story on July 19, 2015

    Police Officer Carson MacKenzie is a complicated man out on workman’s comp, suffering physical and emotional problems from an automobile accident. He has always been a man of strength but seldom expresses his feelings, keeping them bottled up inside. He suffers from migraines, shortness of breath and tightness in his chest when dealing with stress since the accident until he explodes in anger, rage and tears. I kept hoping he would try to reveal his feelings and problems to his husband Stephen. Their relationship becomes more and more strained while he tries to steer clear of involvement with his sister’s and parents marital problems. And when he keeps being plagued by the stalker, Dudley, he comes close to a nervous breakdown. The interpersonal relationships are life and kept me turning the pages. I found myself compassionate and identifying with every aspect of Carson and the situations he faced. After 20 years of police work, he must decide on a new profession. He has difficulty relinquishing the role of the man of strength and dominance with Stephen until he realizes his husband may leave him which would devastate Carson. You will find yourself cheering on Carson and Stephen as their relationship evolves with more depth and greater love.The sexual scenes are written with sensitivity and originality. Any dog lover will find yourself loving the dogs Carson fosters then adopts. I give Carson’s Story five stars. I loved this book and fell in love with the hero as he overcomes all the life changing challenges he confronts.
  • Kiss the Reaper on June 01, 2016

    If anyone wants a fast paced read that will keep you involved with the plot, the imagery and language so much you cannot put the book down until you read the last word, I suggest and highly recommend you read Blak Rayne’s new inspiring book, Kiss the Reaper. If you have ever lived under the dark side of life or have tendencies that way, like I did when I was young, you don’t want to miss out on Z’s infatuation with Brody. The author takes you on a rollercoaster ride of distinct imagery action so real to life you will think you know these characters personally. The author intertwines the dignity of life, no matter how deplorable a person lives, with the acceptance of death or murder for people deserving of that end. I felt a kinship for Z as the main character written from first person perspective. You will be swallowed emotionally in his love for Brody, the cold, aloof, dark character. Together from different worlds ruled by gangs and the government their relationship evolves into a passionate romance that will restore your faith in mankind. I would give this story a higher rating than 5-Stars if there was a higher value. But I will give Kiss the Reaper a solid 5-Stars, enthusiastically