Morgan G Farris is one of those artsy types who dabbles in a little bit of it all: composing, writing, arranging, painting, graphic design and whatever else her creative hands can get ahold of. Writing songs and playing the piano from the time she was a child, she has penned hundreds and hundreds of songs and compositions. She started her first band when she was in college, and soon began traveling around the country singing her original songs and opening for the likes of Shane and Shane and The Afters. That career eventually took her to legendary stages like The Majestic in Dallas, Texas, Rocketown in Nashville, Tennessee and even Webster Hall in New York City. Her band, which she eventually named Lately after years under the monicker Morgan Guin Band, went on to be featured on TV in every country in the world. She has had her compositions and arrangements performed by some of the greats in Christian music, including Kari Jobe and Gateway Worship. But after getting married to the love of her life and starting a family, Morgan eventually hung up her traveling hat and settled down in the small town of Granbury, Texas, to put down roots and focus on some of her other passions.
From the age of nine, Morgan began penning songs. By the time she was a teenager, she had already written hundreds of songs, and had even won a few competitions with them. She was named the Gospel Music Association’s Vocalist of the Year for her original song, Why, which can be found on her full length release, From Somewhere Deep Inside.
But somewhere along the way, that love for writing began to take on other forms, including her blog (MorganGFarris.com), which boasts tens of thousands of hits. But in the summer of 2014, much to her surprise, she sat down to write her first novel. Six weeks later, she had an 80,000 word manuscript. A few months after that, she had another manuscript for a second novel. And a few months after that, she had finished a third novel. The thing about it was that she had no idea why she was writing so prolifically, or why the need to write books had so suddenly burst forth…
…that is, until she began her current project.
Somewhere in 2015, she began writing a manuscript for a fantasy fiction series based on the life of an orphan named Elizabeth, and the winged horse she calls Eagle. Tentatively named The Promised One, the series is an allegorical retelling of King David from the Old Testament—with a few fantastic twists thrown in. She has been laboring over the manuscripts for months and cannot wait to share with the world what she sees now has been growing in her heart from the time she was a little girl. It’s a labor of love and one which she is thrilled to soon share.