Morgan was born in pre-Confederation Newfoundland. She worked for many years in public relations, first with Memorial University of Newfoundland, and later with the Newfoundland Teachers' Association. Many of her short stories have been published in small magazines, anthologies, and school textbooks.
In 1992, her first novel, Random Passage, was published. The sequel to her first novel, Waiting for Time (1994), was awarded the 1995 Thomas Head Raddall Award. Her third novel, Cloud of Bone, was released in August, 2007.
In 2002, the four-part TV mini-series Random Passage, produced by Barbara Doran, was aired in Canada by the Canadian Broadcasting Company and in Ireland. The screenplay by St. John's writer Des Walsh, was based on Morgan's first two novels.
The mother of a son and two daughters, she lives in St. John's.
In 2012, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada.
- Random Passage (1992), ISBN 1-55081-043-X
- Waiting for Time (1994), ISBN 1-55081-080-4
- Cloud of Bone (2007), ISBN 978-0-676-97938-1
- The Topography of Love (2000), ISBN 1-55081-157-6
- From This Place: A Selection of Writing by Women of Newfoundland and Labrador (1977), ISBN 0-920502-02-4 (edited with Helen Porter and Geraldine Rubia)
- “Cloud of Bone.” RandomHouse.ca http://www.randomhouse.ca/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780676979381 Accessed August 2011.
- "Company Profile" Morag Loves Company. http://www.morag.ca/company_profile.html Accessed August 2011.
- "Random Passage" IMBd. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0262173/ Accessed August 2011.
- Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Words at Large; Bernice Morgan Interview. Accessed 31 January 2008.
- Bernice Morgan's entry in The Canadian Encyclopedia
- Cloud of Bone entry in RandomHouse.ca
- Random Passage entry by Breakwater Books.
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