Excerpt from “Preface”

Haunted Nights at Drumheller Castle: Ethereal Quandary: A St. Charles Tall Tale by Faly Colaizzi

Excerpt from “Preface”:

When author Faly (Burmeister) Colaizzi set out to write her Drumheller
Castle series, she never realized her story would have evolved (from fact to
fiction) from a real life story about her family history from such a long time
ago. On her mother’s side the author is a descendent of the infamous papal
Borgia (Borja) family that had originated in Spain (speculated of Sephardic
Jewish ancestry, converting to Christianity) and later established roots in
Italy. The scandalous Borgia’s, known for their ruthless treachery, produced
popes, cardinals and dukes of the Roman Catholic church. The family grew
into great power over the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries with their corrupt
ecclesiastical and political affairs, grasping total control of the Vatican. The
author wanted her readers to understand that the only Borgia (Borja) she
ever knew was her kind and charismatic grandfather Alfonso Borja. She
wrote the ‘very fiction’ cornerstone tale “The Prince of Casa Del Sueno” in
his honor.