Introducing Our Newest Team Member!

By Vincent Davis @VincentDavis

Many of you met our intern Vincent Brent Davis at the 2017 Conference, but now he’s going to tell you more about himself.

Hi there!

Some of you may remember me as Brent from the conference last month, but I would like to formally introduce myself as the luckiest man alive. Edie and DiAnn have given me the incredible opportunity to work alongside them as the Senior Editor for the Blue Ridge site. I had such a great time meeting all of you at the conference, and I look forward to connecting with you more!

I know introductions are generally used to tell readers how qualified you are, but unfortunately I would have to tell some tall tales to do that effectively. I’m new to the game, just having graduated this summer, with a degree in Business Management. However, I do want you to have a glimpse of who I am, and what I hope to bring to the table moving forward.

A few things about me: I’ve worked in Financial Planning since I was old enough to work, have served in the United States Army since 2014, and started my own publishing company, Thirteenth Press, in 2016. My goal has always been to reconcile my understanding of finance and business with my passion for creation and art. Add to that, the military in me makes me stubborn and determined (which all of us writers must be)!

Something else that might be helpful in showing you where I come from is that I’m publishing my first book in July! I write primarily historical fiction, and this one, The Man With Two Names, is set in Ancient Rome. My passion for history isn’t limited to the ancients though, as my next book will be set in the 1930s and the following in World War II. So, any of you history buffs out there definitely have a friend in me.

I am a first time author, and although on staff at BRMCWC 2017, I definitely received more value than I was able to give. If you are anything like me, it can be somewhat daunting when looking at all the other contributors who have–at least in our minds–made it. I have yet to achieve my first real success in the world of publishing. This gives me the unique ability to connect with and learn from all of you, and add value to your careers by sharing my triumphs and failures as I’m experiencing them!

The last thing you should know about me is I care deeply about everything I do. I want to get to know each of you, and I want to invest in your careers in every way I can. If there is any way I can help you, feel free to reach out. I look forward to beginning this adventure together!

Find and connect with Vincent B. Davis II on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook @vbdavisii. You can learn more about his publishing company at

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7 thoughts on “Introducing Our Newest Team Member!

  1. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. Thank you for your military service. I did 20 years in the Navy and Air National Guard. I’m impressed that you have both a mathematical and artistic mind. We are blessed to have you. Do you want us to call you Vincent or Brent? I will add you to my prayer list, brother.

    • Cherri,

      Thanks so much for the kind words, and for your service as well! Brent is a title most of my friends and family use (since my father is also Vince), but Vincent is what I am planning to use professionally. That being said, I’ll answer to about anything (since my last name is my Army name as well!).

  2. Vincent – you’re a local boy (I see you’re in E-ton)! I’m from the JohnsonCity/Jonesborough/Telford area! Glad you’ve joined the Blue Ridge team – congrats!

  3. Welcome, Brent! I didn’t have the opportunity to meet you at the conference but I look forward to meeting you in the future. You’re a great addition to an already amazing team.