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Vince Vawter

Biography

Vince Vawter

Vince Vawter, a native of Memphis, retired after a 40-year career in newspapers, most recently as the president and publisher of the Evansville (IN) Courier & Press. In 2002-2003 he was president of the board of directors of the Hoosier State Press Association. He previously served as managing editor of The Knoxville (TN) News Sentinel and news editor of the now-defunct Memphis Press-Scimitar. He lives with his wife in Louisville, TN, on a small farm in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Vince Vawter

Books by Vince Vawter

by Vince Vawter and Alessia Trunfio - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Victor Vollmer sets off to fulfill a final request of Mr. Spiro, the aging neighbor who became his friend and mentor. Now a few years older and working as a newspaper copyboy, Victor plans to spread Mr. Spiro’s ashes at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Victor will confront a strange and threatening world, and when his abilities and confidence get put to the test, he’ll lean on a fascinating girl named Philomene for help. Together they’ll venture toward the place where river meets sea, and they’ll race to evade Hurricane Betsy as it bears down.

by Vince Vawter - Young Adult 10+

He throws the meanest fastball in town, but he can barely say a word without stuttering. So when he takes over his best friend's paper route, he knows he'll be forced to talk to the different customers. The paper route poses challenges, but it's a run-in with the neighborhood junkman, a bully and thief, that stirs up real trouble --- and puts the boy's life, as well as that of his family's devoted housekeeper, in danger.