After more than twenty-five years experience in film and television as an editor, writer, producer and director, Ken Vose made the transition to full time author in 1985. Vose, who lives in a small village in northeastern Pennsylvania, is a member of The Mystery Writers of America, The Author's Guild, and The Dramatists Guild of America.

In addition to his novels and non-fiction books, he has written for Provincetown Arts, International Auto Style & Sport, Millimeter, Super Car & Classics, Accent, Forum, and Cigar Aficionado. Ken hosted The Driver's Seat, a syndicated television show. In 2001, Ken was guest curator for the exhibition FANTASY AND FINS: The Artist and the Automobile at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles featuring the work of British-born Magic Realist painter Nicola Wood as well as other artists such as Claes Oldenburg, Benny Andrews, Frank Romero, Betsabee Romero, and Dustin Schuler

Ken Vose and co-author Jordan Rhodes’ theatrical play PAPA: The Man, The Myth, The Legend, about Ernest Hemingway which premiered in 2002, was filmed in 2010. The film was subsequently awarded “Best Historical Drama” at the New York International Independent Film Festival.

His television series scripts include episodes of Spies (A&E Network), The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (Cartoon Network), Peter Pan and the Pirates (Fox Network), as well as Thundercats, Silver Hawks, and the Comic Strip (Lorimar). Vose orginated and co-authored the book and screenplay Greased Lightning, the story of famed black stock car driver Wendell Scott. The Warner Bros. film stars Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, and Pam Grier. The success of this film led to Vose's work on a number of other motion pictures including Wonders of Life (EDKO Enterprises) and the one-hour television pilot Death Takes The Checker for the Alias Zachary Drake Series.


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(New York) – July, 2013. Northampton House Press has re-released the Pete Hawthorn Formula One series of racing thrillers, by former racing driver Ken Vose, for Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iPads, and other e-reading formats.

Oversteer takes the reader into the glamorous and high-risk world of international Formula One racing. When driver Pete Hawthorn goes to Rio for the Brazilian Grand Prix, he sets in motion a chain of events that will solve a decades-old mystery: the disappearance of his father in the Brazilian jungle during the 1970 World Cup Rally.

Dead Pedal is the sequel to Hawthorn’s Brazilian adventure. When three members of an exclusive racing society fall victim to a mysterious killer, questions arise as to whether their deaths were related to racing or to their wartime involvement with the WWII anti-Nazi resistance in France. The answer lies somewhere along the tortuous 1000 mile route of  Italy's famed Mille Miglia.

Vose, who resides in rural Pennsylvania, is currently at work on the third book in the series. Boost will take Hawthorn to the fastest racecourse on the planet – the Bonneville Salt Flats – to investigate the suspicious death of a fellow driver who crashed during a practice run for an attempt to set a new World Land Speed Record.

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