Are you thinking of starting a writing career? Do you think it’s too late? It’s not! Many retired seniors are embarking on second and third careers as writers.
Last year I helped my father, Fred Rohn, publish his memoir, A Fortunate Life. Now 91, he retired from busy careers in public accounting and venture capital investing and began his third career as a full-time writer.
We got our feet wet with A Fortunate Life and are ready to submit a manuscript for a new book, this one a collection of short fiction. It’s called Encounters and depicts conflict in the human relationship. In some stories, the conflict is resolved. In others, the characters move on. His stories show how individual perceptions can drive relationships in either direction. Encounters will be published this spring.
My father has done his job, now it’s my turn to edit, proofread and handle the details, including marketing and promotion. Meanwhile, he is busy with a new book idea. He describes his next book in this recent interview with the Madison Eagle.
Now I’ve started a book on aging and how aging seniors, particularly those who are 85 or older, relate to society as they have to confront and meet it today and how they would hope that people would react to them…
You can watch the entire interview here, proof that it’s never too late to embark on a writing career!
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