Scott was the author of four novels and one collection of short stories.
- 1979 - Nearing's Grace
- 1981 - Lifetime (Collection of Short Stories)
- 1982 - Last Resort
- 1985 - Hazzard's Head
- 1989 - Still Lives
He was the screenwriter of the film CrissCross starring Goldie Hawn. His novel Nearing's Grace was made into the 2002 feature film Nearing Grace. He appeared as an extra in an episode of Crossing Delancy and Knots Landing.
The Writer's Voice offered the "Scott Sommer Fiction Award" annually until 1999. The winner received $1,000 and a special reading.