Monday, November 2, 2009

Please Welcome My Guest, Rolf Hitzer

Hoodoo Sea took me away says Rolf Hitzer ...

In my day job I am responsible for ninety people, not including the people in their lives affected by the decisions I make. If each person needed five minutes of my time on any given day, I am not able to return any incoming phone calls, emails, text messages, or tackle any file on my two foot high stack that never shortens. Sound stressful?

When I had decided to write, Hoodoo Sea, I dedicated two hours each night after my day job had completed. Penning a fiction novel allowed me to go on a psychological journey to the vast world of make believe. I became the Mayor of Pretendville, and I loved being there.

I was the architect of my protagonist and antagonist. They would do whatever I would decide in my novel and this process helped me escape from my reality. Talk about personal therapy?

As humans, I believe we all need an outlet regardless of what it is we do to help keep a roof over our heads. I happened to discover writing was a mental release for me. What I wonder, though, if I were a full-time writer, where would be my place to go and hide from reality? Hmmm, maybe one day I will have the answer to that question.
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About the Author:

Rolf Hitzer was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1959 and raised by his parents, Erna and Julius Hitzer. Rolf attended Princess Margaret Elementary School, John Pritchard Junior High and Graduated from Kildonan East Regional Secondary School where he had majored in Culinary Arts.

Rolf is married to his wife Irma since 1997. Together they have a wonderful blended family with Rita and Clark Bodoano and Grand children, Alexandria, Patrick and Braeden. Jason and Leah Tutlies, and Grandson Easton. Mandel Hitzer, and the youngest Jessica Hitzer. Clearly the growth of his family is still a work in progress.

Rolf Hitzer has several passions besides writing, they include being at the log cabin on weekends. Spending time on the water with a fishing pole in hand. Wildlife viewing and especially Moose calling during the fall rut. Playing a range of Poker card games and a variety of board games.

Rolf is a Member of the Winnipeg Real Estate Board, The Manitoba Real Estate Association and the Canadian Real Estate Association. He is currently working on his second novel.

For more information on his book visit: .

About the Book:
The government of the United States of America is on the verge of startling the world.

Billions of dollars had been invested in its space program.

And now, the moment of truth has arrived…

Scott Reed is the man for the historic mission. He is the Wing Commander chosen by the elite brass at NASA. The assignment to test flight the first speed of light craft, held top secret, was about to shock the world. The risk? Utter and complete failure. The reward? Being a part of the greatest human accomplishment ever known to mankind.

Major James Harrow, second in command of the four person crew, despised his Wing Commander. Harrow was a proud and patriotic American. What was NASA thinking when they selected a Canadian to pilot the voyage? There was no comparison as to who was the better skilled aviator. This was his time, his moment. Major James Harrow was about to prove to everybody they were wrong to bypass him as Commander.

The weather conditions were perfect and lift-off for the test flight was text book. The triumphant cheers from Mission Control in Houston were echoed all the way to Cape Canaveral. The silent fear of the first hurdle of the flight had been succumbed. All systems were go! That is, until the crew and SOLT-X1 entered the Bermuda Triangle…


Morgan Mandel said...

Welcome to Make Mine Mystery, Rolf.
Sounds like a great book.Even the title is scary. And the cover is perfect!

Morgan Mandel

Rolf Hitzer said...

Thank you so much!

J.W. Nicklaus said...

The cover lends a definite air of intrigue to the book.

As for escapism, I dare say that's way many of us write. We immerse ourselves in our characters lives, if only to remove us from our own for a bit.

Nice post, Mr. Hitzer!

Storyheart said...

Sounds really good, and the cover is very "eye" catching. Thank you so much for sharing what I'm sure is a book that many will enjoy


Cheryl said...

Isn't it a graet cover? The story sounds very interesting too, and if I wouldn't have to lock my children in the closet for a month so that I can read all the other books I have to review, I would love to take a turn at this one. For now, it will have to go on my wish list and maybe Santa will be generous.

Best of luck with your book.


Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

The book sounds fascinating!

I write because I have to--all these stories are inside my head and must get out.