Author, Karl Gerber, was born a writer. His first writing award came in junior high school. In college he wrote several short stories: Hallway (1989); Eggie (1990); Red Pants and Allergy Pills (1990, 2000).
In order to support himself Gerber became a labor lawyer. He first gained recognition as an attorney because of his ability to write winning legal briefs and appeals. For ten years, he turned out hundreds of pages of legal briefs each week. His clients were the inspirations of short stories: Odd Client (1994); Dullard (1995).