Tom Berreman is a natural writer, and I was captivated by the way he weaved so many interesting characters and twisted storylines together to create an addicting story that I couldn’t put down until the final conclusion. Hope to read more from him in the future!
Sam Ryan – Indie Book Reviewer
The way Tom Berreman writes is captivating from the beginning and you just want to keep reading and reading and not stop. I was reading as fast as I could, and even though I thought it was really good and the ending was awesome, I was disappointed when it was over. I wanted more!!
Stacy Decker – Indie Book Reviewer
After spending countless hours in cubicles, offices and conference rooms over the last thirty plus years Tom purchased a small house near the water in Panama City Beach, Florida and shifted his focus to his passion for writing thriller and suspense novels.
Tom was born and raised in the twin cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. When he was young he was moved by a quote from Mark Twain, and it soon became his mantra: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore, dream, discover.”
At 18 he paid $300 for an old International Harvester Metro Delivery van, installed bunks and a heater and lived in it for a winter ski bumming in the Rockies. He spent another winter as a lift operator in Vail, Colorado, a third ski bumming in a slightly newer Dodge van and his summers sailing Minnesota lakes on his Hobie Cat catamaran, all before turning 22. He squeezed in some college coursework at the University of Minnesota as his schedule permitted, driving school bus and tending bar to support himself. But when his mother learned he was a fourth year freshman he succumbed to her “subtle” pressure, set aside his wanderlust and focused on his studies.
Tom earned a BSB in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Following graduation he joined the audit staff of an international public accounting firm and was awarded his Certified Public Accountant certificate. After seven years in accounting and finance he entered law school in a part-time, evening program while continuing his professional career, earning his JD, magna cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul. He spent the next twenty five years in private practice and as corporate counsel for a national Minneapolis bank.