Leila F. Peters

Leila F. Peters

Leila Peters received her bachelor's and master's degrees at Butler University where she met Suzie, the woman she loved. They were teachers and in their 35 years together they traveled, bought a farm, raised Arabian horses, found a dream cabin in Montana, and faced a cruel disease called Huntington’s. Until In Spite of Everything became her passion, Leila wrote magazine articles about the things she loved: farm life, nature, horses and teaching. She has been published in The Western Horseman, Outdoor Indiana, Flying Island, and Teacher Magazine.

It was Suzie’s death that prompted the writing of their story which became the catalyst for gathering stories of other women who have been in relationships eighteen years or more. Leila still lives on the farm that she and Suzie bought in 1970 and loves to ride and walk the land. She spends time at her cabin in the summer and did much of the book there. After living alone for 17 years, she was again blessed with the love of a wonderful woman. Another chapter begins.