I’m very pleased to announce that my short story, “Actual Reality,” is now available for your enjoyment at Podbean. I hope you’ll give it a listen by clicking HERE.
Stuck inside on this snowy day? Let me help with that! I would love it if you downloaded my e-book series entitled Dr. Nekros. Each installment is only ninety-nine cents. That’s almost five hundred pages of writing for less than three dollars! It’s available on both the Nook and the Kindle–remember, these are free apps on your phone. Trust me, at first you’ll love to hate the good doctor, but in the end, you’ll hate to love him.
Find all three books at this link: https://scottwilliamfoley.com/
Don’t have time for an entire book? No worries–I understand. I also have many, many short stories available for your Nook and Kindle as well. Though I write in a variety of genres, they all focus on that which we all have in common–our humanity. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry, some will make you think, and others will make you hide under the covers. I promise you, though, each will entertain. They are also only ninety-nine cents each.
Click the following link to find them all: https://scottwilliamfoley.com/e-book-store/
As always, thank you for your readership.
I wanted to take a moment and thank Dayna Schickedanz and Barnes and Noble for the wonderful event they organized. I had a fantastic time, met several new people, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Dayna and the employees at Barnes and Noble were extremely accommodating and truly went above and beyond, especially in regards to promoting the experience. As you can see in the pictures below, they gave it their all!
Thanks also to the friends and family who came out to support me. Seeing your kind, familiar faces set my nervous heart at ease. I especially appreciate my in-laws who stayed home with my youngest child who was getting over the croup. This allowed my wife and other daughter to attend, which meant the world to me.
If you couldn’t make it, no worries. I received so many well-wishes via social media and regrets — I didn’t expect anyone to personally explain why they couldn’t attend, but I still appreciated the gesture! There will always be another event, and you will always be invited to attend … whether you like it or not!
To those of you reading Andropia for the first time, I hope it resonates with you. I hope it speaks to you the way it spoke to me as it demanded to be written. I hope it inspires you to never stop asking questions, to cherish your independence, to celebrate your identity, and to demand answers from those who would prefer you remain uninformed.
By the way, if you think the poster they made for the event is awesome, that makes two us. I said as much, so they let me take it home. Pretty cool, right?
I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be at Barnes and Noble in Bloomington, IL, this Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Yes, it’s really happening this time!)
Join me for a discussion regarding my 2010 novel, Andropia, followed by a signing. Books will be available for purchase. In fact, if you’re going to have a copy signed, I suggest you buy it. Barnes and Noble might not be too happy if we deface one of the books and then leave it on the table.
You may remember we had to cancel the event last time due to complications with my publisher. However, my friend Jacob P. at Barnes and Noble sent me this picture as proof of the event’s legitimacy …
It will be my honor to see you this Sunday at Barnes and Noble at 2:00 p.m. I hope you can make it!
In 2011, I began an experiment called Dr. Nekros. I’d created the character a few years prior, but it wasn’t until that time that I fully committed to telling his story. Amazon Direct Publishing arrived on the scene, and I realized it provided the perfect platform to execute a form of storytelling I’d never experienced firsthand – the serial.
I knew I wanted Dr. Nekros’ odyssey to span eighteen episodes, and I knew I wanted three major story arcs that ultimately told a much grander tale. When I started, I pretty much had the first six episodes mapped out. Beyond that, I can’t claim to have fully understood where the story would ultimately end.
Writing a serial proved a thrilling experience, especially because I figured much of it out as I went. I hoped to release an episode every two months, and, for the most part, I stuck to that schedule. Oddly enough, when I about hit the half way mark of the series I came down with a terrible case of the stomach flu. My entire family suffered from it. This thing lasted for days, and none of us could hardly get out of bed. Since I had so much downtime, I took advantage of it to finally map out the end of the series. Looking back, I think I may have been a bit delirious because Dr. Nekros takes a fairly surreal turn near the end.
Those years spent writing Dr. Nekros proved to be the busiest of my life thus far. Just a few months before the serial started, my wife and I moved into a new house we built, I returned to my full-time high school teaching career, I started and finished my Master’s degree, and we had our second child. Throughout it all, Dr. Nekros’ adventures unfolded. In many ways, the not-so-good doctor kept me sane. I am the sort of person who always needs a creative outlet, and in the midst of so many obligations, he gave me the opportunity to do things my way. Of course, that’s not entirely true. The serial very much took on a life of it’s own, and I, at times, felt as though I was merely the tool for this story to arrive.
If you have not yet read the Dr. Nekros serial, I do hope you’ll share my passion and give it a try. It is an epic work, and I believe it has qualities appealing to most readers. I found the entire process incredibly satisfying, and I am thankful to have experienced such creative passion.
Simply click the image to visit the works on Amazon.
I want to remind everyone to join me at the Normal Public Library tomorrow at 7:15 p.m. We’ll have prizes, a presentation with sketches that will be given away, a question and answer session, and then a book signing. Though it says it lasts until 8:00 p.m., I’m more than wiling to stay until 9:00 p.m. I hope you see you there!
In order to convince you to join me at the Normal Public Library on July 14th at 7:15 p.m., I’ve gone against my best judgement and created a video featuring yours truly. Remember there will be stories, sketches, laughs, questions, answers, prizes, books, and signatures at the event. This is a family friendly affair, so please do bring the kids. I’ll give away all sketches, and they will be on paper the size of a poster. Hope to see you there!
PS – The first person who direct messages me with the subject “I want that!” will receive the sketch seen in this video. It will arrive by mail, so include your home address.
PPS – Special thanks to my wife for filming this lunacy.
“The Illustrated Journey of an Unknown Author (Thus Far)” – There will be stories, sketches, laughs, questions, answers, prizes, books, and signatures. Monday, July 14th, from 7:15 to 8:00. I hope to see you there!
*Special thanks to my wife for filming this fun idea, and special thanks to Oh, Alchemy for providing the music.
I’m so pleased to announce that Hometown Comics in Edwardsville, IL, has invited me to be among their special guests during Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 2nd!
Free Comic Book Day is a nationwide promotional event put together by the comic book publishers and shops to try to reach new readers. Many of the publishers submit exclusive comic books for this specific day and they are totally free. All you have to do is come in and grab one. Some of the comic books are geared towards adults (not pornographic, just mature themes), but many of them are also aimed at young children. For a list of what comic books will be available that day, visit this link: http://www.freecomicbookday.com/comics.asp
Hometown Comics is in downtown Edwardsville, IL, at 110 E. Vandalia Street. They plan to have local artists drawing sketches for children, a custom motorcycle designed to look like Ghost Rider’s, and are inviting people to show up dressed as their favorite character. Call Doug at 618-655-0707 for more information and visit their MySpace page here: http://www.myspace.com/hometowncomics
The shop opens at 10:00 A.M. and I’ll be there at that time. All three of my books will be for sale and I’m currently trying to decide which of my superhero shirts I’ll wear that day. I hope you’ll come out to Hometown Comics on Saturday, May 2nd, grab a free comic for you or your child, take part in the festivities, and say hi.
If you have any questions, email me at ScottWilliamFoley@gmail.com.