Morgan Tarpley is a Christ follower and an award-winning newspaper reporter and photographer. She is also a dual time novelist currently seeking representation. 

Besides traveling to over a dozen countries, her interests include reading, acting in her local theater, photography, and singing.

She is also a volunteer with the American Cancer Society (ACS) and a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). She and her husband live in Louisiana.

For more information about Morgan, visit her blog for travelers, writers, and readers - "Pens on a World Map." You can also connect with her on FacebookTwitterPinterest, or Goodreads.

More about Morgan

Her life’s mantra seems to fit well within the following quote from Albert Einstein: “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”

Her book characters follow the same mindset … for they are ordinary women, who end up in extraordinary situations as they follow their hearts, dreams, and roll with the punches of life.

Some fun things Morgan has done:

-compete as an amateur boxer in front of an Olympian

-earn a scuba diving certification in Puerto Rico

-eat termites in the Costa Rican jungle

-ride camels in front of the Great Pyramids

-take fencing lessons

-study Spanish abroad

-backpack through the United Kingdom and Ireland

-land a lead role in a play and as an extra in a movie

-meet Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride and Rascal Flatts

Need proof? Visit Pinterest or Facebook to view photos from her adventures or to hear more about her future goals and to pin down your own, visit my Bucket List.


  1. Wow! With that bio you make me feel like a schlub!

    1. lol. No way can you feel like a schlub! :) Thanks for your comment!! I'm excited about your blog!

  2. Morgan, I just love your free spirit!

    I have raced a team of dogs, gotten my student pilot's license, lived for a year in a one-room cabin with no water or phone and used up 4, ok maybe 5, of my 9 lives in various accidents. This, in my first 20 years. [Maybe this is a future post on my own blog! ;-) ]

    1. Hi Denise!

      Sorry I haven't comment back until now! I hope you are doing well and I'm interested to see if you posted on your blog about what you've done. :)

      Also I'm doing a new thing on here where I have guest bloggers. Would you consider submitting a blog post? Here's the link for more information:

      Thanks! ttyl

    2. Hi Morgan!
      I did write a little bit about surviving a plane crash in one of my posts, but will write more some day.

      I'd love to write a guest post. The link didn't seem to work for me. Can you email it to me directly instead? Thanks!

  3. Fun blog, Morgan! Glad to find you from the ACFW course. I look forward to more of your writing!


    1. Hi Sharon!

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! I look forward to hearing more. Also I would love for you to do a guest blog post. For more info, click the link below:

      Have a great day! Nice to meet you.

  4. Hey Morgan! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm really excited to "meet" you :) I'm going to email you back as well but I wanted to stop by and say hi officially ;)

    1. Hi Emilie! Thanks for stopping by! I'll look for your email. Have a great evening! :)