In 2015, Morris' first long-form essay, described it as 'fabulously literary and deeply personal …
to be applauded as a contribution to the intellectual life of us, whoever we turn out to be.’ With Point/Scholastic in the US Paula has published four supernatural mysteries for young adults, including the bestselling , part of the New Zealand Girl Series, was published by Penguin in 2013.
Stuttgart Seminar in Cultural Studies, Faculty, Summer 1992.
Kansas City Middle School of the Arts, Consultant for the Creative Writing Department, August, 1987.
Morris has appeared at numerous festivals in Europe, New Zealand, the US, the UK, and China.
Morris's short stories have been published in numerous anthologies, literary journals and magazines, and broadcast on the radio in New Zealand and the US.University of Stuttgart (Germany), Adjunct Professor in American Film and Literature 2006-09.University of Freiburg (Germany), Adjunct Professor in North American Studies, 2005-06; 2010-12. University of Bamberg (Germany), Adjunct Professor in American Studies, Winter 2011-12. American Literature, Freiburg University (Freiburg, Germany), 2008 University of California (Berkeley), Summer, 1981 Tulane University (New Orleans), Summer, 1974 M. University of Freiburg (Germany), Mitarbeiter, North American Studies, 2012 – 13. University of Bamberg (Germany), International Guest Professor in American Studies, 2013-14. English, University of Arkansas (Fayetteville), 1970 Staatliche Akademie der Künste Stuttgart (Germany), Adjunct Professor in Film 2008-2017.Morris then returned to the US as part of the MFA programme at the University of Iowa, where she was the first Glenn Schaeffer New Zealand Fellow, and then a Teaching-Writing fellow.In Iowa Morris wrote many of the stories for her 2008 collection (Penguin, 2007), described as a 'comedy of bad manners' set in New York City, satirises the PR industry, and the popular obsession with celebrity.Country Day School (New Orleans), Consultant for the Summer Arts Program, Summer, 1983.Interlochen Arts Academy (Michigan), Guest artist in the Creative Writing Department, October, 1983. Sabbatical Leave for Independent Work, 1986-87; 1993-94.