foleyA product of Chicago’s South side, Dennis Foley often features the city itself and the plight of the working class prominently in his work.  Dennis is the author of two books, The Street’s and San Man’s Guide To Chicago Eats, a humorous guidebook which won the Midwest Independent Publishers Association Book Awards—1st Place for Humor, and The Drunkard’s Son, a memoir, and Chicago media favorite, chronicling the events that led to Dennis’s near-fatal stabbing in a high school alley fight.

Most recently, Dennis completed a screenplay and a novel. The Blue Circus was awarded the Gold Medal for Best Original TV Pilot in The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, and in Faces on the Wall, a crime thriller, Dennis uses his characters to examine the extremes of revenge and redemption.

Dennis holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College-Chicago, a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, and a B.A. from Christian Brothers University in Memphis. Over the years, Dennis has had the pleasure of holding a variety of jobs including: bouncer, prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, dog-walker, electrician, beer-line cleaner, teacher, and coach.  Happily married to Susan, Dennis is also the proud father of Matt, Pat, and Mike.