Morris Workman is an award-winning newspaper editor, columnist, and author.
Born near the Chesapeake Bay in the tiny Susquehanna river town of Havre de Grace, Maryland, Morris lived in southwest Florida and Utah before settling into his current home in Mesquite, Nevada, located 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
In 2003, following the path of several noted authors including Stephen King and Mitch Albom, Morris began his professional writing career as a full-time sports writer for Gannett's Desert Valley Times in Mesquite.
During that time, he introduced "Workman Chronicle," a highly successful weekly humor column.
A fierce defender of the First Amendment and tireless advocate for those without a public voice, Workman left the DVT in 2006 to co-found Mesquite Local News, a weekly newspaper that also served as the area's first daily online news source. With Morris serving as editor and lead news reporter, the newspaper enjoyed immediate success, winning the prestigious Freedom of the Press Award from the Nevada Press Association for "upholding the principles of the First Amendment and protecting the public's right to know" in the newspaper's first year. Morris also personally won first place awards for Best Editorial Writing and Best Sports Feature.
That same year, Morris co-founded and wrote for Mesquite Lifestyle Magazine, a bi-monthly local publication that focused on the resort and gaming community of Mesquite.
Since then, Morris has gone on to win 21 Nevada Press Association awards, including Best Local Column in three out of the last four years, Best Editorial Writing three times, and Best Investigative Story in 2010 and 2011. He also won the Freedom of the Press Award for the second time in 2011.
In 2009, he and his partner sold Mesquite Local News to Las Vegas Review-Journal parent Stephens Media, but continued as editor until June of 2011.
Upon leaving the newspaper, he began focusing full time on his fiction manuscripts. In April of 2012, his first novel Howl of a Thousand Winds was published by Sunbury Press. In its first month, it was named the number one best seller on Sunbury's Bestseller List, an honor it repeated in May. The book is currently available at Amazon.com in both softcover and Kindle editions.
Today, he is focused full time on his career as a novelist, and continues to write his weekly "Workman Chronicle" humor column which can be found at www.MorrisWorkman.com.