Economy Got You Down? Need Some Affordable Entertainment?

If you’re like me, you’re currently looking for all kinds of ways to save money. I just wanted to remind everyone that this month my two short story collections and novel are each on sale for only $10.00 with FREE shipping if within the USA.

My novel, Souls Triumphant, regularly $15.95, is a story about two people that meet on the street and experience love at first sight. However, before long demons attack them and they learn they were once angels of the Kingdom. When the devil himself appears, they need a little help from above in a man named Buddy. This story has true love, flaming swords, sizzling demons, international adventure, intangible mentors, and even a grilled cheese.

In my two short story collections, The Imagination’s Provocation: Volumes I and II, you’ll experiece horror, sci-fi, fantasy, comedy, action/adventure, historical fiction, and even a little romance. If you love a wide variety of genres, these collections are for you!

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Best Wishes,
Scott

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Article In The Daily Vidette About My Appearance At Milner Library

Joanna Pelletier, staff writer for Illinois State University’s The Daily Vidette, wrote an article about my appearance yesterday at Milner Library’s panel discussion on publishing.  Authors Adam Decker and Patti Lacey also took part in the event organized by Toni Tucker and her staff at Milner Library.

To read the article, click HERE.

Thanks To Toni Tucker And Milner Library

Yesterday I took part in a panel discussion on publishing at Milner Library.  The other authors were Patti Lacy and Adam Decker, and, judging from all the notes I saw the audience taking, the three of us offered some diverse and informative ideas and experiences about the world of print.  I know I learned a few new things from my fellow authors as well!

I wanted to specifically thank Toni Tucker and her staff at Milner Library for inviting me to take part in such a fun discussion and for working so hard to promote a very well-organized event.

Here are some links to get to know Milner, Patti, and Adam:

Milner Library

Patti Lacy

Adam Decker

Souls Triumphant Sample Chapters and Free Study Guide

Did you know you can read sample chapters of Souls Triumphant?  I also offer a free study guide for any book clubs or classes that decide to make it a focus of study.  Just click the links below and enjoy! 

Click HERE to buy using PAYPAL
Sample Chapters
Study Guide

Use PAYPAL To Buy My Books

You can now use PAYPAL to buy any of my books.  The link will redirect you to each book’s MySpace page where you can click a “BUY NOW” button which will take you to PAYPAL.  I sign all books purchased through PAYPAL and offer free shipping within the United States.

Souls Triumphant
Click HERE to use PAYPAL

The Imagination’s Provocation: Volume II
Click HERE to use PAYPAL

The Imagination’s Provocation: Volume I
Click HERE to use PAYPAL

 * Free shipping if within the United States.  Contact the author at scottwilliamfoley@gmail.com for all international orders.

Come See Me This Tuesday At Milner Library

Don’t forget that I’ll be part of a panel discussion on publishing this coming Tuesday at Milner library from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  After the discussion I’ll have a book signing where EACH of my books will be on sale for only $10.00!  Hope to see you there!

September 23rd, 2008
2:00-3:00 p.m.
“A Conversation With Newly Published Authors”
Milner Library – Main Floor
Illinois State University,  Normal  IL
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Speed Racer – A Movie Review

I should probably reveal this from the get-go: I never watched the old Speed Racer cartoon.  I knew just the most minimal of facts-Speed’s name, Racer X, the little boy and the monkey-and that was about it.

That being said, even while knowing really nothing about the cartoon, I actually enjoyed the Wachowski Brothers’ Speed Racer

Visually, it was mesmerizing.  What the Wachowskis started with the awful CGI Smith Brawl in the Matrix Reloaded was perfected in Speed Racer, which is the blending of CGI and reality.  This make-believe world of Speed Racer is bright, fast, and a surrealistic copulation of science fiction and real-life technology.  The cars were fun, the costumes a blast, and the race tracks were something the most deranged of video-game developers couldn’t have created.  I honestly believe I could have turned the volume off and been just as enthralled by this visual feast.

The story itself was nothing new.  I have no idea how much was gleaned from the cartoon, but struggles against the evil, corporate megalomaniac is not exactly breaking new ground, nor is detailing a younger brother’s unresolved issues with his older brother.  Even so, I wasn’t expecting much of a story from a movie based on an old cartoon and found myself surprisingly touched by some true moments full of soul and warmth.  These sensitive scenes were courtesy of a very talented cast including Emile Hirsch, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman, Christina Ricci, and Matthew Fox.

I’ve heard some say this movie was too juvenile, too geared towards youngsters.  Well, remembering the fact it’s-once again-based on a cartoon, there were moments of levity thanks to a very funny young actor named Paulie Litt and the monkey-character Chim Chim.  However, there were also heavy themes in parts, some slight profanity, and lots of car crashes, gunfire, and fist fights.  There were even some scantily-clad women that I’m not sure I’d want my little one watching.  Consequently, Speed Racer is rated PG.

All in all-I thought this was an innovative movie that probably should have garnered more attention while it was in the theatres.  If you’re into amazing special effects with a tolerable story and can keep in mind this is a movie based on a cartoon, I recommend Speed Racer with a clear conscience.