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Meet San Antonio’s Newest Author/Nurse


SAN ANTONIO – Mark your calendar. The tenth annual San Antonio Book Festival takes place on May 21. The occasion will feature 90 authors, whom you will have the opportunity to meet and communicate with.

One such author is Suzanne Ohlmann, a neighborhood nurse from Southtown.

Ohlmann recently revealed his first guide, called “Shadow Migration”.

The Guidebook is an autobiographical account of Ohlmann’s journey as she struggled to find herself.

“If you want to go on this adventure with me, there’s going to be a bottom… let’s look,” Ohlmann said.

And wanting, she admitted, was not easy. Ohlmann was adopted when she was younger, and it took her years to analyze her birth family.

“I ended up finding out that my biological father had died of alcoholism,” she said.

San Antonio designer and nurse Suzanne Ohlmann introduces a dog to a horse on a Nebraska farm. Courtesy of Suzanne Ohlmann (Copyright 2022 by KSAT – All rights reserved.)

At its core, the guide is all about exploring the past to find out where you’re going.

“It’s a search for my people, my tribe, my lost tribe. I think of another human element that we can all identify,” Ohlmann said.

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Ohlmann takes the reader on his quest, which took him to discover New York, the Midwest and finally San Antonio. She hopes “Shadow Migration” will help individuals heal.

“Take the journey with me through this book and come tell me about it, because everyone’s load should be a little lighter…that was my whole goal,” Ohlmann said.

The Guide Contest is a free, family-friendly occasion that will be held May 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Central Library and the Southwest School of Art in downtown San Antonio.

This year, more than 90 local, regional and national authors are expected, including: Julia Glass, Sandra Cisneros, Jericho Brown, Margo Jefferson, Natalie Diaz and Emma Straub.

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