About Morgan

Morgan Tarpley Smith is an award-winning newspaper reporter and photographer in Louisiana. She is a writer of split time fiction and the founder of A Split in Time Fiction Group on Facebook for lovers of novels where the past and present collide. She has co-authored a non-fiction book with award-winning author Melanie Dobson – A Split in Time: How to Write Dual Timeline, Split Time, and Time-Slip Fiction. Besides writing and traveling to over a dozen countries, Morgan’s interests include hanging out at coffee shops, listening to records and researching genealogy. She lives in Louisiana with her husband and son. For more information about Morgan, connect with her on social media or her Facebook group.

More about Morgan

My 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.”

My book characters follow a similar mindset.

Some fun things I’ve done are:

  • eat termites in a Costa Rican jungle by an active volcano
  • ride camels by the Great Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt
  • swim in a bio bay in Puerto Rico (view one here!)
  • backpack through the United Kingdom and Ireland
  • attend a traditional German dance in Munich
  • float in the Dead Sea in Jordan
  • compete as an amateur boxer
  • take fencing lessons
  • land a lead role in a play and be an extra in a movie
  • study Spanish abroad
  • attend the New Year’s Eve Ball at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria

Need proof? Check out my Instagram feed or Other Writing for photos of the amazing places I’ve been.

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