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About the author:
Ms. Schofer has an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University and a BA from Wheaton College. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, The Pen and Brush, and is an associate member of the Dramatist Guild.
What inspired you to write your book?
The book wanted to be born. I was just the vessel from which it sprang.
Here is a short sample from the book:
“Some call it original sin – that hereditary stain that defines us as human and therefore imperfect.
The Borgias family calls it the Fingerprint of Destiny.
We inherit it from mother to daughter: a swollen bulging mass of tissue that resembles a bruised fingerprint branded on our left arm. It means you belong to the Borgias family. Like original sin, the mark keeps us from a state of perfect grace.
All humans are marked for death from the very moment of our conception. After all, we are nothing more than a sack of soft and fragrant flesh brimming with emotion, with bloodlust. But in the case of the Borgias women, temptation comes not through a serpent, but a man; it has always been men who lead us to our fall from grace.
The story began with Graciela Borgias and then her daughter, Norma, born when Venezuela was still all wilderness. The next Borgias woman to bear the mark was Yolanda. She was the great-granddaughter of Norma and lived on an hatos, or ranch, in los llanos, the great plains of Venezuela. Seventy-five years after Yolanda’s death, Maria Teresa was born with the mark. She witnessed Venezuela’s struggle for[…]”
Excerpt From: Laura Schofer. “The Fingerprint of Destiny.” iBooks.