Gustaf Berger

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Gustaf Berger

Gustaf Berger was born during WWII on the day the Japanese launched the first of their Kamikaze attacks on American warships.

By the time he was 44, he’d had two failed marriages, two distressed children, numerous affairs, and virtually no friends. He’d been kicked out of graduate school, fired from nine jobs, had gone through an addictive gambling phase, smoked marijuana all day, paid off buyers, policemen and insurance companies, never declared cash income on his taxes, and was heading toward his first bankruptcy – it got worse!

While he eventually grew beyond those youthful peccadillos, Berger continues to live life on his own terms. He ran a mail order business and moved from New York City to Boston 20 years ago, where he met the love of his life, his sweetheart and muse – as well as his first reader – Amika. Both retired, they read, write, and travel the world extensively.
He began writing full time eight years ago after his business went south during the recession. He’s never been happier. Six of his short stories have been published by literary journals. Death Postponed, which he worked on for five years (taking breaks to write three other books) is his first published novel. He looks forward to writing until he becomes physically unable to tap those keys.