Jack Foley author

Jack “the Shot” Foley

A Legend for All Time

Lifelong basketball fan Mark “Pathfinder” Epstein’s first foray into publishing was a memoir detailing his personal journey from unmotivated young man to devoted educator and civil-rights advocate. On the heels of that well-reviewed and highly regarded narrative, Pathfinder turned his talents to sharing the story of the beloved basketball star Jack Foley, who shone most brightly in the late 1960s, a golden age of college basketball. Elite Authors was thrilled to work with Pathfinder on both of his books, helping bring his work to an eager readership. Check out Jack “the Shot” Foley: A Legend for All Time on Amazon! Recent press: The book was highlighted by the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2023 and covered extensively by local media.

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5 stars

Truth is stranger than fiction. And the story of high school and college phenom basketball player Jack “the Shot” Foley strains belief. But author Mark Epstein was there to witness it all, and he tells Foley’s remarkable story with passion and flare. The words literally jump off the page with the same sure aim as Foley’s patented jump shot. But Epstein has more in mind than just a sports bio. Foley was a great player, but he was a great man too. And in between the breathless action are life lessons that will make an impression on any reader, sports fan or not. I highly recommend this book!

5 stars

I attended many of the basketball games described by the author Mark Epstein in his fine tribute to the top high school basketball player from the Worcester area Jack Foley. Jack “the Shot” had an unusual shooting style and was a prolific scorer. I would have loved to see Foley play in the three-point era of today.

While I was somewhat aware of Jack's post basketball life, Epstein's book provided a nice, respectful summary of the life of a unique, special man. Good job, "Pathfinder"!

5 stars

This book is of interest to fans of both basketball and human nature. I happen to be both. I read many things I already knew as I am from Massachusetts, but I think I also learned how to be a better human. Buy this book!

He shoots! He scores!

Elite Authors coming in with the assist for Mark “Pathfinder” Epstein’s second book

In addition to being highlighted on local and national television outlets and featured in the Harvard Book Store, Mark Epstein’s Jack “the Shot” Foley is currently being developed for the screen. Adapted by screenwriter Alan Roth, the project is planned as a limited TV series and is now being shopped to networks.

“What a phenomenal experience I had working with Elite Authors. It’s because of their patience, their understanding…and I’m going to tell you right now, they gave me that, and they gave me more. Elite Authors, thank you. I’m going to continue to recommend your company highly to anyone who wants to produce a great story.”

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