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Debut Author Podcast: Suanne Schafer

Suanne Schafer, born in West Texas at the height of the Cold War, finds it ironic that grade school drills for tornadoes and nuclear war were the same: hide beneath your desk and kiss your rear-end goodbye. Now a retired family-practice physician, her pioneer ancestors and world travels fuel her imagination. She planned to write romances, but either as a consequence of a series of failed relationships or a genetic distrust of happily-ever-after, her heroines are strong women who battle tough environments and intersect with men who might—or might not—love them. Suanne’s debut women’s fiction novel, A Different Kind of Fire (released November 1, 2018) explores the life of a nineteenth century artist who escapes, then returns to West Texas. Her next book, Hunting the Devil, due out September 15, 2019, explores the heartbreak and healing of an American physician caught up in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. You can follow her at: or on Facebook at SuanneSchaferAuthor