W 2000 New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Junior Fiction and W 2000 New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Best First Book for his book "2Much4U", Vince Ford has completed an International Writing Programme at the University of Iowa in the USA.
Vince Ford has worked as a video producer, a Jackaroo on an Australian sheep station, and a miner. In 2001 he was awarded the Creative New Zealand Iowa Writer's Residency. His first book 2Much4U won theJunior Fiction award at the 2000 NZ Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. It was followed by SoMuch2Do (2002) , Possums2U (2002) - listed as a 2003 Storylines Notable Junior Fiction Book -and The Dare Club (2002). He continues to be an active writer and speaker in schools.