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