Press Kit


As a writer, event speaker, and vocalist, LaTan Roland Murphy finds encouraging others her passion and purpose. She speaks with candid humility and raw honesty, drawing from her own real-life mistakes and failures, while inspiring her audiences with hilarious personal stories. She is quick to say that God amazes her daily by honoring an ordinary girl like herself to speak to extraordinary people. Her audiences respond to her rare authenticity, saying they feel as though they’ve known her their entire lives. LaTan loves to inspire others to look for everyday blessings in the middle of crazy-busy living. She and her husband, Joe, met when they were only teenagers and have recently celebrated thirty-three years of marriage. They will be the first to tell you they are still growing up together. LaTan enjoys leading marriage seminars and helping singles discover their identity and confidence in Christ. She and Joe have three adult children: two sons and a daughter. They are blessed to have a loving son-in-law and daughter-in-law who feel more like biological children. In her spare time LaTan enjoys spending time with her grandchildren—a granddaughter and a grandson—who totally captivate her heart.

LaTan is a Selah award nominated writer and a regularly featured columnist for the nationally recognized WHOA Women’s Magazine, from its inception in 2010. Her articles have been featured through WHOA Women’s Magazine on: Fox news, Inside Edition, 700 Club, and The Daily Mail in the UK. Her books have been featured in Southern Writers Magazine in the 2014 January Edition, and the October 2014 edition as MUST READS. La-Tan has also been published on Girlfriends in God Devotional/, and is a regularly featured columnist for Just 18 Summers. She has been highlighted by the American Daily Herald, Inspire a Fire, and Southern Ohio Christian Voice. Her articles have been featured alongside Joyce Meyer, Lisa Osteen, Kim Alexis, Gretchen Carlson-Fox News, and Megan Alexander of Inside Edition.

LaTan’s book, entitled: Courageous Women of the Bible, will release in stores on February 20, 2018 and can be pre-ordered today, at:

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