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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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A Different Kind of Fire

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Hunting the Devil

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Book Review: The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

The Witch’s Heart is a marvelous retelling of Norse myths centered around Angrboda, a giantess, Loki’s first wife, and the mother of multiple monsters. Should sit beside Madeline Miller’s Circe and The Song of Achilles for majestic retellings of mythology from the female gaze.

Angrboda is burned at the stake three times for refusing to give Odin knowledge of the future. She survives, though she’s l

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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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