Complacency can kill you A true story

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20th Century (multiple decades),2000s

Tony Morgan

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Entrepreneur, adventurer, adrenaline junkie come together on the pages of this story-telling, but factual book. Tony opens his life up in detail of some of his harrowing experiences while participating in high adrenaline sports, travel and the extreme ups and downs of his personal life.



Short Summary

The book opens with a perfect day for skydiving out at the local drop zone with some of Tony's buddies and students. His first jump of the day involves a Gunnery Sergeant who is a student jumper. Tony's jump ends in terror as both the main and reserve parachutes are totally entangled and choked off!

The book ends with the jump it began with and its outcome. It goes into final thoughts of leading a life not based on fear, but dreams, and not allowing those dreams to succumb to the constraints other people place upon themselves throughout life.


North Carolina, Caribbean Islands, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, other states USA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Other,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Tony Morgan

Age: birth to 63

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Patriotic,Skillful,Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: there are many sidekicks that join in of both sexes throughout the book with different traits

Age: 5 to 63

Gender: Other

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Badass,Masculine,Modest,Charming,Patriotic,Blunt,Decisive,Crazy,Confident,Funny,Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: as stated previously just different people through out book not a main one

Age: all

Gender: Other

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: previously stated various characters

Age: varied

Gender: Other

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous

Development Pitch

The book is written the way you would sit down with the family and tell the tales of a lifetime, with everyone listening, going through a wide range of emotions the stories bring. Tony's life is one that never stops and is one exciting event after another, even though really, it is just a drop in the bucket of his life. One minute his life is threatened by a collapsed parachute headed to the ground at 100 miles per hour, the next he is caught scuba diving offshore in a horrific storm with cloud funnels, or hit head on by a car on the highway while traveling on a motorcycle, totaling both vehicles. The adventures go from one extreme to the other and you have to stop to remind yourself, this is a true story! There are moments of personal tragedy and friendship tragedies along the way. With so many accomplishments and failures there is never a dull moment even in his private personal times in life. But through it all he laughs and keeps a great positive attitude toward everything in life. There are things in the stories that can interest and attract people from all walks of life and genders. Many that sat down to read the book have already stated that once they get into the story they just can't put the book down wanting to see what happens next. For these reasons it could easily be adapted into a film that would hold the audiences attention from the start and remain entertaining to the end!

About The Author

Tony Morgan is a thrill seeking, adrenaline junkie that has managed to use up most of his “nine lives” while enjoying life and ultimate sporting. This book is a portion of his life that carries you through his risk-taking, exciting, and sometimes dangerous expeditions. He does not claim to be a writer, but he is a story-teller, weaving his adventures into entertaining stories that elicit a range of emotions. Tony has had unusual experiences both at home and abroad. His travels have taken him through the United States as well as Canada, Mexico, Honduras, Belize, Ecuador, Aruba, Antigua, Australia, New Zealand, and various Caribbean Islands. He accumulated over six hundred skydives and close to a thousand Scuba dives. His adventurous nature has placed him in some unusual and dangerous situations that he has managed to come out of alive, but not unscathed as he has suffered over 20 broken bones in his lifetime. Throughout his adventures and careers, he has also accumulated numerous licenses and certifications in a variety of areas: NC Funeral Director and Embalmer, USPA skydiving instructor/jumpmaster, PADI SCUBA instructor/divemaster, FAA parachute rigger, Scuba equipment repair certifications, and NC Real Estate agent. As an entrepreneur he has served as President and VP of several corporations. Tony presently lives in North Carolina and has retired from his businesses. However, he is always searching for the next adventure!

Target Audiences

Age: 55+,35-54,18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: bookbaby

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available