Thanks To Dayna Schickedanz and Barnes and Noble

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?

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My Newest Book – Andropia – Arrives Soon!

I’m ecstatic to announce that my latest book, Andropia, is due to arrive in just a few short weeks!

Andropia is the world’s last city, a utopia for its citizens known as Andropians.  They exist to please the Maker, he who created them in his floating Citadel.  Andropians cheerfully question nothing as they go about unnecessarily purifying air, cleaning water, and raising livestock.

When Isaac arrives from the Citadel, his many questions lead other Andropians to compare him to the deviant Amelia.  Soon Amelia and Isaac’s paths cross, and she persuades him to help rescue their people.  For she long ago discovered a suspected harbinger of destruction, an object that could mean the end of life as they know it.

Isaac and Amelia invade the Citadel and confront the Maker, but nothing could have prepared them for what they learn and their final fates.

To get your signed copy of Andropia, simply follow the link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KYL4N7D8D4XHG

or send $13.95 to:

Scott William Foley
P.O. Box 174
Normal, IL  61761

The shipping is free, and because the book won’t hit the market for a few more weeks, please allow up to six weeks for delivery.  As soon as they are available, I’ll mail you your copy without hesitation.

If you’d like to read the first few chapters, click on this: Andropia Sample Chapters!

Come See Me At Hometown Comics On Saturday, May 2nd

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.

Author Tim O’Brien Is Coming To Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University

Novelist Tim O’Brien will visit Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, for the 7th Annual Ames/Milner Visiting Author Program on October 23, 2008.
 
At 2:00 p.m. at the Illinois Wesleyan University Hanson Student Center, Mr. O’Brien will participate in a question and answer session.

At 7:00 p.m. in Braden Auditorium at Illinois State University, Mr. O’Brien will address the community with “An Evening with Tim O’Brien.”  A book signing will follow the event.
 
All events are free and open to the public.

Mr. O’Brien is a Vietnam veteran and calls upon that experience for many of his works.  He attended Harvard University and once worked for the Washington Post.

His books include:
If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home (1973)
Northern Lights (1975)
Going After Cacciato (1978)
The Nuclear Age (1985)
The Things They Carried (1990)
In the Lake of the Woods (1994)
Tomcat in Love (1998)
July, July (2002)

For additional information contact Toni Tucker ttucker@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-7402.

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

Zest For Life Expo ’08 Appearance

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll give a ten minute motivational talk on publishing your story (fiction or otherwise) before a book signing during the Zest for Life Expo at the Peoria Civic Center.

I’ll also have a booth during the two-day convention for signing books as well.

Hope you can come see me and take part in this exciting 50+ lifestyle extravaganza organized by Limelight Communications.

Information

What:         
Zest for Life Retirement Expo ’08

Where
:       
Peoria Civic Center

When
:        
September 26:  10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
September 27:  10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Motivational Talk
:         
September 26:  6:00 p.m.
September 27:  11:30 a.m.

Website
:
http://www.zesteez.com/