Suanne Schafer

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Suanne Schafer, a retired family practice physician, completed the Stanford University Creative Writing Certificate program in 2014. Her short works have been featured in magazines and anthologies. Her debut women’s fiction novel, A Different Kind of Fire, explores the life of a nineteenth century bisexual artist living in West Texas was released in November 2018.. Hunting the Devil, her second novel, involves a physician caught up in the Rwandan genocide and will be released September 15, 2019. She is a member of San Antonio Romance Authors, Romance Writers of America, the Historical Novel Society, and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association.

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Suanne Schafer First, as a physician, I believe human behavior, including sexuality, follows a bell curve, so everyone has some degree of bisexuality within them tha…moreFirst, as a physician, I believe human behavior, including sexuality, follows a bell curve, so everyone has some degree of bisexuality within them that they may or may not wish to express.
Second, just because I'm not currently expressing my personal degree of bisexuality, doesn't mean I'm incapable of expressing it on the page. (I'm also not expressing my personal degree of heterosexuality. Having divorced after a lengthy marriage, the thought of entering any relationship is abhorrent for the moment.)
Third, back in the 1800s, "romantic friendships" between person of the same sex were fairly common. Abraham Lincoln had one with his friend Joshua Speed. At that time, women were going to college in increasing numbers, usually to all-girls schools. So romantic friendship between women were becoming more common. As women's rights progressed, in the 1920s, men became aware that women's sexuality was not limited to intercourse with a male, and thus began the public outcry against relationships. (less)
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Book Review: Love, Art, and Other Obstacles by Sadira Stone

Love, Art, and Other Obstacles, released May 18, 2020 by Wild Rose Press, is the third in the Book Nirvana romance series. I have read the second, Runaway Love Story and enjoyed it as well, so I’ll definitely have to backtrack and read the first. The series is connected by their setting of Eugene, Oregon, and by their cast of characters, most notably, Maxie, a vibrant ninety-year-old woman who has

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“We ladies will vote. It’s inevitable. We have emancipated the Negro. We females will be freed from bondage next.”
Suanne Schafer, A Different Kind of Fire

“Women are just as intelligent, just as capable, as men. Constant pregnancies keep us from achieving our own lofty goals. Men have no such impediment, do they?”
Suanne Schafer, A Different Kind of Fire

“As sisters, we shall encourage each other. Our devotion to art—and each other—will be as strong as marriage vows. Our ambition shall not lie dormant. We shall become artists.”
Suanne Schafer, A Different Kind of Fire

“We ladies will vote. It’s inevitable. We have emancipated the Negro. We females will be freed from bondage next.”
Suanne Schafer, A Different Kind of Fire

“As sisters, we shall encourage each other. Our devotion to art—and each other—will be as strong as marriage vows. Our ambition shall not lie dormant. We shall become artists.”
Suanne Schafer, A Different Kind of Fire

“Women are just as intelligent, just as capable, as men. Constant pregnancies keep us from achieving our own lofty goals. Men have no such impediment, do they?”
Suanne Schafer, A Different Kind of Fire

“A healthy woman has as much passion as any man and can be as attracted to a man as he to her.”
Suanne Schafer, A Different Kind of Fire

“A man does only a man’s work. A female artist must be a superwoman, someone of two selves. One performs the work she is called by God to do while the other fulfills the womanly obligations our culture sets upon her.”
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