Visit Me At Illinois Central College On April 15th

Illinois Central College was kind enough to invite me to speak during National Library Week.  I’m honored to be among their special guests and hope you can attend.

Here’s their official write-up found at:

“The ICC Library presents…
Scott Foley — A personal discussion and book signing
Wednesday, April 15
10 – 11 am
Room L307, East Peoria Campus Library

Scott Foley is a local science fiction author who was born and raised in Beardstown and now resides in Bloomington-Normal. His books include “The Imagination’s Provocation: Volume I,” “The Imagination’s Provocation: Volume II,” and “Souls Triumphant: A Novel.” For more information on Foley, check out his web site

This presentation is in recognition of National Library Week.”

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

Theh Wrath Of a Righteous Writer: Redux

Note: Originally Published 10-24-06

Today I was in Barnes and Noble doing my responsible duty as a citizen of the World of Pop Culture and buying Stephen King’s latest novel (released today).  Of course, I had to get a coffee from the little mom and pop coffee store called Starbucks and so I found myself wandering aimlessly about as I sipped on my coffee and clutched my King novel as though it were a happily discovered treasure (ironically, I would describe King’s latest novels as anything but a treasure). 

Some of you may remember a self-righteous rant I rambled out almost a year ago when I discovered Nicole Richie (and I don’t even care if I misspelled her name) had been signed to write a book.  It really frustrates me when people like Nicole Richie get book deals off of their name alone, because let’s face it, in a lot of cases, your name sells your book (um, but that’s not the case with King . . . <ahem!>). 

I eventually got over my anger until today, when sipping on my Café Mocha I happened across a book by none other than . . . wait for it . . . here it comes . . . the suspense is unbearable . . . SNOOP DOGG!  This is a hardcover edition with Snoop Dogg getting the credit as author (with a smaller name below it, probably the REAL writer).  I tell you what, if I had ever been doused with gamma radiation, that would have been an instance in which I would have turned big and green, no doubt. 

I’m sure Dogg’s book will shortly be on the best seller list, while I continue to linger in obscurity. 

I know I’m being negative and it’s unbecoming, but c’mon, let me rant!  I need to get it out of my system.

Okay.  I’m better now.  Thanks for listening (er, I mean reading).