Author: Suanne

The Gross Clinic and A Different Kind of Fire

My book, A DIFFERENT KIND OF FIRE, is about an eighteen-year-old woman who goes to Philadelphia to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). I will be blogging about some of the paintings and artists she encounters while at school. As as former physician, I have always been fascinated by The Gross Clinic, so of course, the painting had to be featured in the book. 

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A Different Kind of Fire Publication Update

My novel, A Different Kind of Fire, has been selected by Waldorf Publishing for publication in 2018. They have picked up my second novel, as yet unnamed, for 2019. Set against the Gilded Age of America, a time when suffragettes fight for reproductive rights and the right to vote, A Different Kind of Fire depicts one woman’s battle to balance husband, family, career, and ambition. Torn between her childhood sweetheart, her forbidden passion for another woman, the nobleman she had to marry, and becoming a renowned painter, Ruby’s choices mold her in ways she could never have foreseen. I...

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A Different Kind of Fire – Advance Praise

My novel, A Different Kind of Fire, features a woman artist in the 1890s as she struggles to reconcile art, career, motherhood, lovers, and marriage. Sounds like nothing much has changed for women since then. Waldorf Publishing says it will be out sometime in 2018. They have picked up my second novel, as yet unnamed, for 2019. I have sent out copies of my novel to get cover blurbs and reviews. The first came back from the very kind Alicia Rasley, best-selling Amazon author of The Year She Fell. Many thanks to Alicia for such a kind review.   “Suanne Schafer’s...

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