Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Scott William Foley  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1977 in Beardstown, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Foley was born and raised in Beardstown, Illinois. He graduated from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois and taught at Bloomington High School.

Biographical and Professional Information

In addition to his book Scott has been a teacher,short story writer for a local periodical, and a stay at home dad.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The Imagination's Provocation: Volume I: A Collection of Short Stories
ISBN: 0595344720

iUniverse, Inc.. 2005

Enter worlds where the only limitation is the imagination.

Worlds where an old woman is left a fallen soldier's medals of distinction for reasons she doesn't understand worlds where a cold-blooded killer vows to return from the dead and finish what he started worlds where proposing to a girlfriend becomes a comedy of errors worlds where a boy pays dearly for taking a dare to stay the night in a house no one would risk entering worlds where a genetically-altered government agent, considered a hero by the people, is wanted for treason worlds where a father loses touch with his son without caring to know why worlds where a woman is bestowed the honor of destroying an unaware planet, but must choose if she will follow through with her duty worlds where one word scribbled on a wall can change a person's life forever, if one is willing to see it worlds where a stranger's random phone call renews faith.

Enter these worlds, and prepare to let the imagination soar!

The Imagination's Provocation: Volume II: A Collection of Short Stories
ISBN: 0595405908

iUniverse, Inc.. 2006

Join author Scott William Foley on another uncanny journey through the uncharted realms of the imagination!

Although immensely different in genre, tone, and setting, Foley's stories deal with that which we all have in common: our humanity. He brings us stories of love, regret, loss, hope, fear, and redemption. From the vastness of space to a lonely church pew, Foley's tales will provoke your imagination in ways inconceivable!

The Imagination's Provocation: Volume II is an eclectic collection of short stories dealing with horror, fantasy, faith, science fiction, realism, and everything in between. Prepare for another plunge into the depths of Scott William Foley's wildest imaginings!

Souls Triumphant
ISBN: 0595360823

iUniverse, Inc.. 2005

Souls Triumphant is the story of Joe and Alessandra, two recent college graduates who meet on the street and experience love at first sight. Through a series of adventures and tragedies, they learn the evil Ned and his fallen angels pursue them.

If the world is to survive, they must evade the villains' nefarious intentions, befriend the enigmatic Buddy, and rekindle their true natures. It's a story of romance, action, intrigue, fantasy, and faith.



Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Foley will make appearances at libraries, schools, book clubs, book stores, seminars, conventions, festivals, etc. As a professional teacher, he is more than comfortable speaking in front of large groups. In the past, he has done workshops, seminars, readings, and book signings, radio interviews, and television appearances. If you’d like to schedule him for an appearance, email him at