Vincent Scarsella Online

fiction author

Welcome to my author web site!

I am a writer of fiction and non-fiction works pleased that you found my site. My fiction includes speculative, fantasy, crime/mystery and literary short stories as well as plays.  It has been published in various print magazines, anthologies and online "zines." 

I have published seven novels, including crime/mystery novels "Lawyers Gone Bad," "Personal Injuries" and "Winning Is Everything," in the Amazon bestselling, Lawyers Gone Bad Series and the best-selling "The Anonymous Man" each by Digital Crime Fiction.  "The Messiah" chronicles the rise and fall of a modern, Jesus-like messiah.

I have also two books of the fantasy series, Psi Wars, from IFWG Publishing, "Escape From the Psi Academy" and "Return to the Psi Academy."

"The Messiah"

Digital Fiction has released my fantasy thriller, "The Messiah," about a Jesus-like preached who has come to save the world!  Will the elite secretly ruling the world known as The Supremacy deem him a threat to their control and crucify him?  Available for e-readers like Kindle and in Paperback through Amazon.

Bestselling Lawyers Gone Bad Series!


"The lawyer was crying..." Find out why in these three Amazon bestselling crime/mystery novels in which investigators from the state Lawyer Discipline Office investigate lawyers gone bad...real bad.

Here's what The Buffalo News said about "Lawyers Gone Bad": 

''Scarsella spices [his tale] with saucy language when needed and street lingo where appropriate.  He keeps the suspense at high level until the answers unfold." - Sunday, May 31, 2015

For the rest of the review:


PSI WARS! SERIES - Books 1 and 2


Join the coming World Psi War in Books 1 and 2 in the Psi Wars! Series now available at Amazon from Digital Publishing!  And remember, it's not magic, it's real...



"The Anonymous Man" 

"The Anonymous Man" is a bestselling crime/mystery novel that explores the possibility of becoming anonymous, free of obligations, free to do what you have always wanted to do. That's exactly what Jerry Shaw pulls off when he fakes his death to collect a $4 million life insurance policy.  But just when Jerry thinks he has escaped the toils of his former life, he is betrayed by his co-conspirators, his wife and best friend, and learns that a tenacious insurance company investigator is hot on his heels. 
You won't be able to put down this suspenseful novel as Jerry battles to get what he has always wanted, to become anonymous, free, just like the hero of his comic book creation, The Anonymous Man, and then only draw his further adventures, but live them.



"Resurrecting Jack," "The Cards of Unknown Players," and "Killers" Released by Digitil Science Fiction

My short story, "Resurrecting Jack," originally published in the print magazine, Fictitious Force, has been republished by Digital Science Fiction.  Check it out for only 99 Cents:

Bringing back from the dead the love of your life may not work out as planned.

The Pushcart Prize nominated short story, "The Card of Unknown Players," has also been released and is available for only 99 cents at:

Finally, my short story, "Killers," about humans who kill other humans for their alien masters, is available for only 99 cents at:

"The Medium's Assistant" in Darkness Abound by Migla Press.

My short story, "The Medium's Assistant," is available at the recently published scary story anthology, Darkness Abound, by Migla Press.  Check it out and buy a copy at:

Appearance on "Happy Hour With Johnny & Duce"

Check out my appearance on the Podcast of "Happy Hour With Johnny & Duce" during which we discuss my writing and host of other topics!  Fun stuff!

"Hate Crime" staged September 2015! 

This play about race relations in the context of a legal thriller was successfully staged by Alamaedae Theatre Productions at the Lackawanna HS Aud on September 13, 2015. 

Great performances were put forth by some of Buffalo best actors, including Trazz Johnson as Malcolm, Willie Judson as The Old Black Panther Party Man, Verneice Turner as Aunty, Bonnie Jean Taylor as Eva Kleiss and Jeffrey Coyle as Hunter Kleiss.   Phil Davis was masterful in directing this intense and topical drama.

Hopefully, it will be coming to a stage near you soon!

"The Penitent" In Watermelon Festival             

My one-act play, "The Penitent," set in the confessional of a Catholic Church and concerning the priest child molestation scandal, was a Finalist in The Watermelon One-Act Festival held in Leonardtown, Maryland  on June 6 & 7, 2015.  It finished in the top 4 out of 16 plays and received Best Production Runner-Up and Best Performer for Tom Joyce.   You can watch the June 5th staged production by clicking the "Excerpts" link.

"In the Land of Siriad" Published

My speculative fiction short story, "In the Land of Siriad," has been published in the collection, Fat Zombie: Stories of Unlikely Survivors from the Apocalypse, by Permuted Press.  Check the collection out at:

Siriad is an end of the world story in which the American Indians rise again!

"Beyond The Lie" Published!

Get beyond the lie of your life and into a world of real meaning in this book that describes the false beliefs motivating your actions and thoughts that infuse your life with only illusory meaning.  New from Digital Publishing.  Order your copy today!

"The Human Manifesto" Favorably Reviewed By EBF!!!!!!

"The Human Manifesto: A General Plan For Human Survival," was given an outstanding review in the 09/2011 edition of the Ernest Becker Foundation.  The  review concluded:  "I advocate that you read Scarsella’s Human Manifesto!" 

You can purchase your copy for Kindle devices for only $0.99 at:


  • ""Scarsella spices [his tale] with saucy language when needed and street lingo where appropriate. He keeps the suspense at high level until the answers unfold." - The Buffalo New"
    The Buffalo News
  • " "'The Anonymous Man' gets decent marks for creativity and's a fast read that runs through familiar local settings to a satisfying conclusion. Scarsella has the m..."
    The Buffalo News
    Review of "The Anonymous Man"