Dinner with Ellie

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Writing on the Wall

The Fascination with Hell's fury

Books & Publications

Editorial credits include feature articles / photos in Good Housekeeping, Americana, You! Magazine (European Edition), University of Georgia Power of the Pen Project, Pacesetter, Manassas Journal Messenger, Potomac News, Entertainment Express, Liguorian, George Mason University Press and the SanTan Sun News.  

Click on the articles to the left and right side of this page to view a PDF version. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

I am also the author of the Encyclopedia of Hell and the Encyclopedia of Heaven, both from Thomas Dunne Books. The Encyclopedia of Hell was named one of the Best Books in Print by the New York Critics Circle in 1999. Both books have been translated into numerous languages and are used in various universities throughout the world. The English editions are available through amazon.com and bn.com.


Candy Canes in Bethlehem

“With lush, colorful illustrations and funny details, this story teaches as well as entertains. A must for storytelling around the holidays.”     --- Lisa Rojany Buccieri, Author Writing Children’s Books for Dummies

Encyclopedia of Hell, Encyclopedia of Heaven

"Fascinating reading...Van Scott's fine research and treatment of the material enables the reader to grasp specific points with great depth. All libraries will do well to add such a contemporary title." --Library Journal  

"With entries ranging from Dante's Inferno to the 1994 noir film Dark Angel: The Ascent, Van Scott's hellacious handbook entertains as it guides readers through a cultural history of Hell." --Publishers Weekly