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Vince Ford

Vince_Ford.jpgVince 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.
Selected bibliography:
  • 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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