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.
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.
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.
Never straying too far from home, Anthony stayed in Queens for most of his educational career. He attended St. Francis Preparatory school and Queens College as he continued to higher education. He finally broke form when he decided to pursue 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 writing for 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 NYIT. 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: A 1970s Love Story" 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. This novel was originally self-published through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, where Anthony received exposure for his work and managed to build a brand.
On November 5, 2019, Post Hill Press re-released "Finding Forever" 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 National Fraternity, the National Italian-American Foundation, 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 three charitable causes that hold a special place in his heart. Anthony is an advocate for mental health advancement, is a supporter of speech and language organizations, and supports organizations working towards a cure for diabetes.
Since he was a child, Anthony was afflicted with a stutter, which he still struggles to control on occasion. Anthony was also diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and wants to use his platform as a writer to bring awareness to mental health issues. His personal battle with stuttering and OCD both make appearances in his work.
On April 28, 2020 Anthony released his second novel, The Letter, which will be his first fully published novel release to date. Shortly after, he published his debut book of Poetry, "Faith in the Unknown."