Vincent L. Scarsella

Vince Scarsella writes compelling speculative and crime fiction, and some non-fiction as well.

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Vince Scarsella has ten (10) published novels to his credit, including Amazon bestselling crime/mystery novels, "The Anonymous Man," and its sequel, "Still Anonymous," as well as "Lawyers Gone Bad," "Personal Injuries," and "Winning Is Everything," and "Pardon Me" of the thrilling Lawyers Gone Bad series.

His fantasy novel, "The Messiah," tells the story of a Jesus-like preacher whose rising popularity threatens the ruling elite known as The Supremacy.

"Mind Plague," is a dystopian thriller about surviving in a world after most everyone has lost their ability to think and remember.

Scarsella has also had published two books in the Psi Wars Series, "Escape From The Psi Academy," (Book 1) and "Return To The Psi Academy" (Book 2). Book 3, "The World At Psi War," is forthcoming.

In addition, in December, 2017, Scarsella's fantasy novella, "Within A Dream," for readers of all ages, was published.

Lastly, a collection of ten thrilling crime/mystery noir short stories, "Unusual Suspects," was released in March, 2018.

His play, "The Penitent" was staged at the Watermelon Festival and "Hate Crime" was staged on 09/13/15 in Buffalo. In November 2018, "Hate Crime" was released as a film by the streaming service, SkoVu TV. In March 2019, it was staged by the Cause Theatre at the College of Southern Maryland.

His speculative fiction play, "Practical Time Travel," was performed by Just Write! Lakeland in Lakeland, Florida from January 18-20, 2019 and reprized on May 11, 2019 in Venice, Florida.

His musical/sing-along play, "The Walrus Was Paul - A Beatles Sing-Along," was staged in Venice, Florida on February 15, 2020 and will be reprized by Just Write! Lakeland in Lakeland, Florida in October 2020. 

Scarsella also has published numerous short stories in print magazines such as The Leading Edge, Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, and Fictitious Force, short story collections, and in several online zines. His short story, "The Cards of Unknown Players," was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

His non-fiction work, "The Human Manifesto: A General Plan For Human Survival," was favorably reviewed by the Ernest Becker Foundation. Its follow-up, "Beyond The Lie," has also been favorably received.

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Vince retired in September 2010 after a long career as an attorney with the State of New York. In May, 2011, he and his wife, Rosanne, moved to Florida and now reside in Venice, Florida. Since 2012, Vince has been an adjunct professor at Polk State College teaching business law courses. He and Rosanne have three children and six grandchildren.

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Published Mar 12, 2020 · 7,602 words (28 minutes) · 1 like · 1447 views

Fantasy Horror Science Fiction zombies pandemic

A new virus spreads through a major city leaving the government a terrible option for containment!


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Lawyers Gone Bad - Chapter One

Published Feb 24, 2020 · 2,575 words (10 minutes) · 1 like · 760 views

Mystery Noir crime fiction Legal Thriller

Lawyers Gone Bad is the story of beleaguered attorney disciplinary counsel, Dean Alessi, and his trusty investigator, Stu Foley, in their fight against lawyers gone bad – that is, lawyers who commit ethical and criminal wrongs. In this case they’re investigating the local District Attorney, who may have committed the ultimate ethical wrong - murder.


Lbg original amazon cover



The Messiah - Prologue

Published Dec 24, 2019 · 1,607 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 1485 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Mystery Science Fiction Illuminati Thriller Christianity Messiah

HE has come! Will the ruling elite crucify him? Find out in this thriller about the coming a Jesus-like figure to the modern world.


Messiah   amazon



After It's A Wonderful Life

Published Nov 22, 2019 · 6,089 words (23 minutes) · 1 like · 1335 views

Classic Fantasy Literary Fiction christmas

Didn't you ever wonder what happened to George Bailey after the night Clarence got his wings?


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The Penitent

Published Oct 7, 2019 · 5,397 words (20 minutes) · 994 views

Classic Literary Fiction Mystery crime fiction Religious Fiction Catholic Sex Abuse Story

A Catholic priest hears the confession of a penitent that awakens an old demon lurking in his soul.