Vincent Scarsella Online

fiction author

Welcome to my author web site!

I am a writer of fiction and non-fiction pleased that you found my site. My fiction includes crime/mystery, speculative, fantasy, and literary novels, short stories and plays.  My works have seen publication in various print magazines, anthologies and online "zines." 

I have published eight 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" and its sequel, "Still Anonymous," 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."

I have also published the non-fiction, philosophical works, "The Human Manifesto" and "Beyond the Lie," among others.

"The Anonymous Man" & "Still Anonymous"

In "The Anonymous Man," Jerry Shaw fakes his death to collect a $4 million life insurance policy with his wife, Holly, and best friend, Jeff Flaherty.  But just when Jerry thinks he has gotten away with it, that he is free of his former boring life and become anonymous, he is betrayed by his co-conspirators and learns that Jack Fox, a tenacious insurance company investigator, is hot on his heels. 
In the equally thrilling sequel, "Still Anonymous," Jerry is still on the run from  Holly and Jeff. But this time, he has the help of Jack Fox in remaining anonymous.
Order your copy of these thrilling bestsellers at:

Check out this review of "The Anonymous Man" in the October 13, 2013 edition of The Buffalo News



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

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"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.

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...



"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: