Scott William Foley

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Born and raised in Beardstown, IL, Scott William Foley is a proud husband, father, and educator. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in English Secondary Education from Illinois State University, and his Master's degree in Reading from Illinois State University as well. His books include the fantasy novel Souls Triumphant (2005), the science fiction novel Andropia (2010), and the short story collections The Imagination's Provocation: Volumes I (2005) and II (2006). He also wrote the eighteen episode electronic serial, Dr. Nekros (2011-2014). ...more

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Scott William Foley I've always got several projects going on ...

I try to write and release a short story every few weeks through the Kindle and Nook publishing platforms…more
I've always got several projects going on ...

I try to write and release a short story every few weeks through the Kindle and Nook publishing platforms. This helps me stay creative and satiate my need for playing in different genres. I'll write horror one week, humor the next, and then inspirational after that. I love to read in all genres, so it makes sense that I enjoy writing in them, too.

Speaking of the Kindle, I've removed my 18-part Dr. Nekros serial from that platform and am currently shopping it around to literary agents as a collected epic edition. It's a tough sell because it had already been published incrementally, but I know it will eventually find a home. I mean, who wouldn't want to read about a ghost hunter, a haunted car, a demon ... and an ex-wife?

Finally, I just finished the first draft of a novel. It's got a long way to go, but it feels good to lay the foundation. As mentioned earlier, I hate being stifled by genre, and this novel is a perfect example of that. Once it's ready for literary agents, I'm not sure how I'm going to present it. It's about love, self-realization, moving on, and ghosts communicating through the ether.

Combine all of that with full-time teaching and two small children, and you've got a busy guy! I'm the luckiest man in the world. (less)
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Andropia

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The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of the Wild – A Few Thoughts

You may remember that I recently got back into video games. I started with The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. I then moved on to Super Mario Odyssey. After beating both of those games, I decided it was time to take on the one game that seems to be everyone’s favorite on the Switch – Breath Of the Wild.

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“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”
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Henry James
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
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“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”
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Scott Foley Jacob wrote: "Hi Scott, thanks for the request.
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Thank you, Jacob! I look forward to our book conversations!


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Jacob Overmark Hi Scott, thanks for the request.
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Scott Foley Kristen wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite, Scott. I'm a teacher as well! Happy reading!"

Thanks for being my Goodreads pal! Can't wait to talk books with you :)


Kristen Thanks for the friendvite, Scott. I'm a teacher as well! Happy reading!


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