American author

Glen Rothe

About the Author:

     Glen Rothe has written numerous short stories, and has been primarily published in that genre. 

      Prior to settling into a successful business career, Glen had the unique experience of living in Haight Ashbury in San Francisco.  Subsequent to his career in business, Glen and his wife Donna owned and operated a small country inn, which provided a wealth of inspiration for his writing.

      Glen is the recipient of the prestigious ‘Weber Award’, won as a freshman in high school.  The award, presented by Martin Weber, D.D.S, consisted of a dollar and a toothbrush, and was for excellence in short story writing.

Short Stories

(You can read a sample of Glen's short stories by clicking on the
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Table of Contents



Glen's first book, his novel Hashbury, published in 2014, is based, in part, on his own experiences living in Haight Ashbury. 


is available from Amazon Books. 
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Marcus and Daniel have been inseparable throughout their adolescence.  When Daniel is no longer there to provide his customary encouragement and support, Marcus goes through a series of personal crises, the sum of which cause him to experience an emotional breakdown.  Running away from all of the heartache in his life, Marcus sets out on a cross-country journey of self discovery, following in the footsteps of his personal hero, Neal Cassady.  It’s 1967, and the Hippies of Haight Ashbury have replaced the Beatniks of Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’.  Hoping to find himself, Marcus instead loses himself in the fast-paced world of Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll during the Summer of Love.

 This coming of age story, set in the Sixties, offers an updated Hippie era parallel to Jack Kerouac’s anthem of the Beat generation.







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Glen's most recent book, published in 2014, is his novel Fire & Ice, which is based, in part, on his observations of a number of couples  arriving at his country inn after first meeting on the Internet. 

Fire & Ice
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In the years immediately following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, many of the former satellite states have found themselves in financial disarray.   

Tatjana a poor young girl in post-Soviet Latvia, with few options after she is forced by her stepfather to leave her childhood home, moves to the capital city Riga in hopes of finding a better life.  There she finds that she is only one of thousands of young girls who have come to Riga in search of the same goal.  Unable to find any other job, she is persuaded to take on the identity 'Fire&Ice’ and become an Internet 'model' - fated to perform in her chat room for the entertainment of distant 'old men' in America.

 Rolf, the son of an important, influential and wealthy family, leaves his home in Europe to study at an exclusive college in the United States.  Bored and restless in a country where he never quite fits in, he finds himself roaming the 'information superhighway' in pursuit of something; but he won't know what until he finds it. 

 By chance, Tatjana and Rolf meet in Fire&Ice's Internet chat room.  Without either of them realizing what is happening, they begin to fall in love.  But can two persons from such different backgrounds make this love work?  Against all odds, it seems that they might be able to do just that, even though numerous unanticipated obstacles would appear to foil all efforts at happiness for these two star crossed lovers.

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