Vince Scarsella is a writer of speculative and crime novels and short stories and plays. He has gained success in publishing his short fiction in print magazines such as The Leading Edge, Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, and Fictitious Force. His short story, “The Cards of Unknown Players,” published in the Fall 2000-Spring 2001 edition of Aethlon, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. In addition, he has been published in several short story anthologies and in many online zines.
In November, 2014, his second crime novel, "Lawyers Gone Bad," was published by Aignos Publishing following the success of his May, 2013 novel, "The Anonymous Man."
In 2010, Vince was accepted into the prestigious Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop sponsored by the Road Less Traveled Theatre in Buffalo for his play, "Practical Time Travel."
In addition to his fiction, in June 2009, Vince published a non-fiction book entitled, “The Human Manifesto: A General Plan For Human Survival.” Based on the works of Ernest Becker, this book is the author’s attempt to provide a “self-help” manual for humanity. The book received a positive review by Daniel Leichty, a leading member of the Ernest Becker Foundation.
On December 1, 2010, Vince also published a textbook, “Practical Ethics for the New York Lawyer,” outlining the obligations of attorneys practicing in New York under the Rules of Professional Conduct .
Before retiring in 2010, Vince worked for over 26 years for the State of New York. After a four year stint in the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General Corps, Vince was a prosecutor for the Erie County District Attorney’s office from 1984-1989 before becoming head of the Eighth Judicial District Attorney Grievance Office for over eighteen years from 1989-2008. In this capacity, he coordinated the investigation of complaints of ethical misconduct on the part of attorneys. Finally, from February 2008 to September 2010, Vince headed a unit of forensic auditors and investigators investigating tax fraud for the Department of Taxation and Finance.
In May, 2011, Vince and his wife Rosanne moved to Davenport, Florida near Disney World. They have three adult children, Derek, Kristyn, and Vincent, and five grandchildren, Alexavier, Abigail, Madisyn, Ilario and Ilyana.