The creation of stories has always been A.L. Berggren's passion. As a child her stories were created through any means around her, such as Lego worlds, Barbies, dressing up, pretend play, drawings, writing or paintings. Every day she would create a new story in her head, and she still does, wherever she is; at home, on the tube, in the car, at work or with friends and family - there are no limits on how much you can spice up everyday life if you have a little fantasy and creativity in you!
A.L. Berggren wrote her first book as a four-year-old, "The Birthday Party". The second book got written with her best friend as an eight-year-old called "The Hijackers", which hopefully entertained the classmates at "fun hour" a little.
From 2012 until now, throughout a breakup, divorce, being a single mother, a range of full-time jobs and a hideous family court experience, A.L. Berggren started to write a fictional story - The Secret of the Crying Minds. However, it wasn't until June 2020, during Corona national lockdown and as a result being abruptly furloughed, that she finally challenged herself to become a published writer. At this stage, the story had developed into a series of five books. The second book: The Hunt of the Crying Minds, followed already in December 2020 and the third book: The Battle of the Crying Minds got published October 2021.
A.L. Berggren finds inspiration in everything around her, such as own experiences, people, news, cultures. art, music, relationships, politics, books, observations, debates, cultures, films, and life’s magical moments. Injustice, entitlement, and abuse make her blood boil which inspires significant parts of her darker writing.
A.L Berggren strongly believes in doing good now and that every little help to make a positive change. Therefore, she donates 15% of all book profits to selected charities close to her heart. Currently, she works exclusively with the charity Do Good Now to support them in their phenomenal work against human trafficking and creating a more empathetic world.