2018 recap – a year of change

Fred H. Rohn

This year was a time of great excitement for me, as I helped my father, Fred Rohn, publish his second book, Encounters – Relationships in Conflict. My father was ninety-two when the book was finished, and working on it together was a special time for me. He had been writing short fiction about relationships for most of his adult life and wanted to compile these stories into a collection.

2018 has also been a time of sadness, as my father passed away in June, just weeks after his book was published. During the last few months of his life, we had long discussions about where Encounters fit into the book world and how to promote it. We were both very excited about launching it and acting as our own book publicists.


These plans are now my own and, during this transition, I have begun to think about how I will honor my father and what place Encounters and his memoir, A Fortunate Life will have in the indie author market.

Thank you to those who have read and reviewed his books, and shared your enthusiasm on your blogs and on social media. Your comments mean a great deal to me.

My father was also very excited about this video interview, which was published by the Madison Eagle in January 2018. You can view it here or on YouTube below.


Thanks for visiting – come back soon!

24 thoughts on “2018 recap – a year of change

  1. A bittersweet year for you, Barbara. It’s rare that I have to offer condolences and congratulations in the same reply. But how fortunate for both you and your father that you were able to share the experience of working together on his second book, especially at this time in his life.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss but it must be such a comfort and a great memory having spent such a wonderful time on publishing both of these books.
    Lynn 😀

  3. So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. That’’s wonderful that you got his book published before he died. It must have made him happy. Blessings to you in 2019. Hugs

  4. My mom was helping her dad (my grandpa) finish and publish his book before he died in his 90s. We all suspect he was hanging on to see it through. What a relief he made it. And your dad too. Way to go. 🙂

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