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Hope’s Point Press: About the Author

Laura Schofer is an award-winning journalist who has reported on Long Island community
news for nearly 20 years. Ms Schofer has won journalism awards from the National Newspaper Association
and the Press Club of Long Island for environmental as well as investigative journalism.
She has also written about Long Island’s rich history and the people and places that make
America’s first suburb a unique place to live.

“Fingerprint of Destiny” is her first novel, which reflects her experience as a journalist as well as
her family’s Latin American background that hails from Venezuela as well as Argentina.

Additionally, Laura Schofer has written several plays – “Silent History,” a play about famous women
from Long Island and “Cleaning Lessons,” a two character play about a cleaning lady on Long Island.
“Silent History” was produced at the Speigel Theatre at Hofstra University in conjunction with a
conference on Long Island Women. “Cleaning Lessons” was produced in conjunction with the
“Women and Work Performance Project” by NEAR Theatre in Huntington.

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.



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