Vince Ford spent his childhood on a 700-acre hill country farm at Mangamingi, east of Eltham in Taranaki. He studied for a Bachelor of Agriculture at Massey University and spent several years as a production manager for agricultural videos. Since winning the Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award
in 1998, he has become a prolific author, his books combining rural life in New Zealand with humour. He lives at Wainui Beach north of Gisborne.
- 2MUCH4U (Scholastic 1999).
- It’s a Try! (Scholastic 2000).
- SOMUCH2DO (Scholastic 2001).
- The Dare Club (Longacre Press 2002).
- Kotuku Saves the Day = Kua Ora i a Kotuku illustrated by Kelven Kirk (Allan Brown 2002).
- Possums2U (Scholastic 2002).
- A Handful of Blue (Scholastic 2003).
- Whakawhiti i te Huarahi = Crossing the Road illustrated by Kelven Kirk. (Allan Brown 2003).
- Ka Mau te Wehi! Kotuku = Well Done! Kotuku illustrated by Kelven Kirk (Allan Brown 2005).
- Boyznbikes (Scholastic 2006).
- Scorched Bone [Chronicles of Stone Book One] (Scholastic 2008).
- Set in Stone [Chronicles of Stone Book Two (Scholastic 2008).
- Tribal Ash [Chronicles of Stone Book Three] (Scholastic 2009).
- Jonty and Choc (Scholastic 2010).
- Scrap: Tale of a Blond Puppy (Scholastic 2012).
- Scrap: Oh My Dog! (Scholastic 2013).
- Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award 1998.
- New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards Junior Fiction Winner 2000 for 2MUCH4U.
- New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards Best First Book 2000 for 2MUCH4U.
- Storylines Notable Book Awards 2000 Junior Fiction List for 2MUCH4U.
- University of Iowa International Writing Programme 2001.
- Storylines Notable Book Awards 2003 Junior Fiction List for Possums2U.
- New Zealand Book Council International Writers’ Programme Sponsorship 2004.
- Storylines Notable Book Awards 2004 Junior Fiction List for A Handful of Blue.
- New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards Junior Fiction Shortlist 2007 for Boyznbikes.
- Storylines Notable Book Awards 2007 Junior Fiction List for Boyznbikes.
- University of Otago College of Education Writer in Residence/Robert Lord Writers' Cottage Residency 2007.
- New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards Young Adult Fiction Shortlist 2009 for Scorched Bone.
- Storylines Notable Book Awards 2009 Young Adult Fiction List for Scorched Bone.
- Storylines Notable Book Awards 2011 Junior Fiction List for Jonty and Choc.
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