A graduate of Eaglebrook School, E.O. Smith High School, and Wesleyan University, Vin worked his way through school as a disc jockey, short-order cook, motel night clerk, and member of the relentlessly unsuccess- ful rock & roll band “The Four Shadowings of Doom.”
He began his writing career with the alternative weekly Hartford Advocate (writing part-time and driving the delivery truck at night), eventually giving up honest work entirely to become an award-winning reporter for the daily Willimantic Chronicle, news editor of the daily Norwich Bulletin, and managing editor of the daily Northern Virginia Sun. He published The Providence Eagle from 1980 to 1985.
Vin worked on the Las Vegas Review Journal Opinion section, winning numerous industry awards, through the great Las Vegas boom. He rode it a bit further into the ground than Tom Mitchell, finally exiting in 2013.
Deep in the Nevada desert, in a hidden mansion full of old books, vintage clothes, and anthropomorphic cats, Vin Suprynowicz went cold turkey from a 40-year newspaper career. They said he’d never write anything over a thousand words, again. But with the help of the Brunette and a few close friends, he came back — he proved them wrong.
His non-fiction books include “Send In The Waco Killers” and “The Ballad of Carl Drega.” His first novel was “The Black Arrow.” His next, “The Testament of James,” is scheduled for publication in late 2014.
He also runs the used book and record division of Cat’s Curiosities (online and through the brick-and-mortar location inside the Charleston Antique Mall, Decatur Boulevard, Las Vegas.)