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Glen Thomas Hierlmeier

Author of

Historical Fiction

Romance and Adventure

Novels Memoirs Essays &

Short Stories

Lazlo's Revenge
a novel
Honor & Innocence: Against the Tides of War
a novel


A veteran of the Vietnam War, and a businessman as President and CEO for many years, Glen Thomas Hierlmeier has drawn inspiration from his experiences to pursue his passion of penning historical fiction. Glen retired in 2009 to devote his full-time attention to his grandchildren and his writing. He resides with his wife, RuthAnn, in Bakersfield, California.  He has written three other books including Thoughts From Yesterday: Moments to Remember, We Had to Live: We Had No Choice..., and Honor and Innocence: Against the Tides of War, the prequel to Lazlo’s Revenge.  A fourth book, Tapestry, was co-authored with RuthAnn.


Romance, Family, and History Collide in New Work by

Glen Thomas Hierlmeier


June 25, 2016 (Bakersfield, CA) – Author Glen Thomas Hierlmeier announced today that his new historical romance novel, Lazlo’s Revenge, is now available for purchase. 


“After the completion of my previous book, Honor & Innocence, I knew that the story wasn’t finished,” says Hierlmeier, “but while the story is a continuation, it isn’t altogether necessary for readers to have read the first book in order to enjoy this one, but if you read this book you will surely want to read Honor & Innocence as well.”


Lazlo’s Revenge follows Maxine “Max” Fischer, a writer and Swiss war correspondent, whose parents lived through the tragedies of the Great World Wars. 


Max sets out on an adventure throughout Europe to uncover her parents’ pasts and see the very places where they survived on their odyssey to escape danger and death. Stories of romance, war, and traumas are unearthed as she traces their footsteps back to the major sites of World Wars I and II.  


During her journey, Max becomes fascinated by the people who influenced her parents' lives. She follows the life and times of Lazlo Floznik, the man who saved her parents and helped them escape catastrophe in Europe by seeking out refuge beyond the reach of the security forces that sought to imprison them.  The years leading up to World War I, the time between the wars, and the experiences of World War II reveal their secrets as Max explores her family roots, in this deeply emotional story tied together by Lazlo’s intense story of love, and that of his father, Miklos, before him.  

For further information, to request a review copy, or to set up an interview with Glen Thomas Hierlmeier, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at or 805.807.9027.



“Any reader who enjoys historical fiction, romance, war stories, and stories with action and adventure, should definitely give Lazlo's Revenge a read. I am pleased to be able to recommend this book to any such reader. I am also looking forward to reading more from the promising author, Glen Hierlmeier, as soon as I possibly can!”

Readers Favorite

Hierlmeier expertly weaves the complex tapestry of war, love, and discovery. Wartime struggles and pain jump off the page and envelope the reader into the settling dust of destruction created by an encroaching enemy. Through all the fear and uncertainty, Hierlmeier keeps the hope of survival and love alive in his characters.

. . . Hierlmeier masterfully creates a sweeping epic anchored by strong characters.

                         Red City Review

“. . . the plot unfolds in an improbable web of relationships that soon pull at our heartstrings, challenge our moral compass, and expose our proclivity to nationalism, prejudice, hatred, greed and war.”

                              - Robert Doozan



“Glen Hierlmeier weaves an intricate tale with settings, characters, and situations all so relatable and genuinely enjoyable.   As a reader you can really tell that he is devoted to the time period and subject matter that he has chosen. If I could give it 10 stars, I would!”


                                -Kelsey McBride


“A provocative and touching examination of the ravages of war fallen on two generations of a family caught in the anvil of evil between two Great Wars. A story that changes how we think and feel about war . . . and about love.”


“Victims of the hubris of hatred will find no comfort here; to perceive the realities of war we must view wars through the lens of human experience.”


                                 -Dr. RuthAnn Hierlmeier



For further information, to request a review copy, or to set up an interview with Glen Thomas Hierlmeier, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at or 805.807.9027.

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