Story List and Biography
For Charles Berkoff

Seventeen Days Before The Mast
Lo Bent Sinew
The Catcher Goes Awry
The Case of the Missing Spectacles
Photo of a cruise ship.

Charles Berkoff grew up as a cockney in London, England. After surviving "The Blitz," he entered the British pharmaceutical industry; he was fifteen at the time. He later went on to receive his BSc and PhD degrees in chemistry at Imperial College, University of London. As an authentic organic chemist, he's proud to say that he’s never been treated with pesticides or fertilizers.   

Based on his scientific achievements, they told him he should go far; it became ugly when they insisted. And so he came to America as a Fulbright Research Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He subsequently spent many years in the American pharmaceutical industry, before moving to Sarasota, Florida. He founded CEBRAL, Inc., a Drug Discovery and Development Consulting Organization, and still serves as its President and CEO. 

Charles enjoys duplicate bridge, cricket, competitive swimming, and tennis. As a loyal US citizen, he patiently waits to be invited to join the US Davis Cup Team. If selected, he promises to bring balls.   

He’s published over seventy scientific papers and patents, and another thirty or so humorous pieces in journals, magazines, and online. PreMedicated Murder, his first full-length novel, won two Florida Authors and Publishers awards, one for Humor and the other for Adult Fiction Mystery. Published by First Person Publications, it’s available in paperback and Kindle formats from Amazon, and in paperback and Nook formats from Barnes and Noble. Since his novel-writing career didn’t begin until he was eighty-three, Charles is now determined to write faster. He recently completed his World War II memoirs, The Lighter Side of London’s Bloody Blitz—as Seen Through the Eyes of a Young Boy. A collection of his short stories is also nearing completion. 

Charles lives in Edenic Sarasota, Florida, with his wife, Heide, their rescue dog, Landy, and his two embarrassed tennis rackets.

 Book Case

Home Page

The Preservation Foundation, Inc., A Nonprofit Book Publisher