About the Author
Anthony Philip Sciarratta was born at Long Island Jewish hospital in New York. He was raised in the Maspeth and Middle Village areas of Queens.
Growing up in a traditional family, Anthony shares a close bond with his paternal grandparents, who are immigrants from Italy. His Italian culture has a heavy influence on his earliest work since he was a child.
Anthony attended Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy for elementary school. He never took an interest in English, a subject he struggled in until college. Anthony’s favorite subject was History, which did require large amount of reading on its own.
As a child, Anthony did not read often, but he did enjoy journaling and recording his experiences. His mother gave him empty notebooks which he would fill of dreams, goals, and daily occurrences for him to look back on later in his life.
In the fifth grade, Anthony made a journal entry stating he would one day publish a book and star in a sequel to Grease. Fortunately, one of these dreams would eventually come true.
Anthony never strayed too far from home, staying in Queens for the remainder of his educational career. He attended St. Francis Preparatory school and Queens College as he continued to higher education. He finally broke form while pursuing his master’s degree at the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury.
Throughout his first few years of college, Anthony renewed his interest in writing by deciding to pursue a career in sports journalism. His dream was to work in football covering the New York Giants. Anthony went on to hold internships with SportsNet New York and the New York Jets. He spent a great deal of time blogging on news aggregates like FanSided and the Inquisitr, where he perfected his craft as a writer.
Coming close to college graduation, Anthony felt there was something missing in his life. He thought he wasn’t maximizing his writing abilities and decided to pursue digital filmmaking and television, a track in Communication Arts at the New York Institute of Technology. Anthony helped exercise his creative muscles at NYIT, where he formed the idea for his first novel, Finding Forever: A 1970s Love Story.
Anthony wrote Finding Forever over a four-month period. Writing this novel specifically took a great deal of research and planning. Finding Forever is authentic to the 1970s, an iconic era in American history. Finding Forever was originally self-published through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, where Anthony received exposure for his work and managed to build a brand.
Finding Forever will now be re-released by Post Hill Press, making his success story inspirational to self-published authors everywhere.
Being nostalgic, Anthony takes great pride in labeling himself an old-soul. His love for classic films, music, and literature shows through his work. His stories include many personal elements, in addition to Christian and spiritual themes.
Anthony is a member of various organizations including Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity, the Knights of Columbus, the National Italian-American Foundation, the Italian-American Writers Association, and the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America.
Throughout his career as a writer, Anthony plans to devote time to promoting and advancing two charitable causes that hold a special place in his heart. Anthony is an advocate for mental health advancement and is a supporter of speech and language organizations.
Since he was a young child, Anthony was afflicted with a stutter, which he still struggles to control on occasion. Anthony was also diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and is an advocate of all mental health advancement. His personal battle with stuttering and OCD both make appearances in his debut novel, Finding Forever.
His upcoming work includes a second novel titled The Letter and a book of poetry titled, Faith in the Unknown. Both are set to be released in 2020.