A graduate of Eaglebrook (where he lettered in football), EO Smith (where he lettered in track), and Wesleyan University (where he played Orsino in “Twelfth Night”), Vin Suprynowicz worked his way through school as a disc jockey, short-order cook, motel night clerk, and member of the relentlessly unsuccessful 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 – all before he turned 27.
Vin worked the Las Vegas Review Journal, leading its editorial section to win 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.
His non-fiction books include “Send In The Waco Killers” and “The Ballad of Carl Drega.” He published his first fiction work, “The Black Arrow,” in 2006 and still writes.