About the Author


Consequences of Playing God Tales from Lingor High School

Bob Foley has not discovered the meaning of the word ‘retirement’.  He changed course in 1997, leaving a 34 year career as a teacher of English and Drama to pursue other passions.  An avid opera fan, he has found gratification working as a grant writer and part time coach for Underworld Productions – Opera, and has directed semi-annual concerts for the Nutmeg Symphony in Connecticut, occasionally staging opera scenes for them.  He has continued to direct at New York City’s Producer’s Club and has found time to write and publish a volume of narrative poetry, “These Little Poems of Death and after Life.”  Additionally, he has written two full length plays, awaiting production and has successfully free-lanced several individual poems.  Since retirement, he and his wife, Betty, have been blessed with 5 grandchildren who now occupy a significant amount of their time.  He remains an active Federation member, serving as proofreader for the YFT Newsletter and volunteering when needed.  Avid travelers, he and Betty have made innumerable trips to London; and, when not relaxing in their Hilton Head, SC home, have found the time to explore four continents.

This month marks the publication of his first novel,  The Consequences of Playing God: Tales from Lingor High, a fictionalized book very loosely based on experiences from his former career.  It is currently available for order from all major bookstores and his own website, www.robertjosephfoley.com.