About Morgan

Writer. Musician. Artist.

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.

Enter writing.

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. The first book of The Chalam Færytales series, The Promised One is an allegorical retelling of the story of King David from the Old Testament—with a few fantastic twists thrown in. It’s a færytale with the magic of Stardust, the romance of The Princess Bride, and the wonder of The Chronicles of Narnia. Find out more, and purchase your copy here!

The Latest from Morgan’s Blog

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Song Inspirations: Ferryl and Elizabeth

So.... music inspires me, in case you can't tell. And when I was writing The Promised One, that truth found no exception. Somewhere deep in the bowels of the singer/songwriter section of Apple Music, I found RHODES. And my life was never…
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What's up with the man hate?

Last week, Twitter blew up with the hashtag #MisandryInPublishing. Apparently some poor, hapless (male) soul posted that he believed it to be a real problem and women. went. nuts. Oh man, the hate on Twitter. It’s mind-blowing how nasty…

Book Recommendation: The Princess Bride

Okay, okay, I know.... it's not a new book. I get it. You're probably even rolling your eyes at me right now, wondering why in the world I'm making a recommendation for a book that is from the 1970s... Here's the deal. It's perfect. I mean…
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Ferryl's Song

Have you seen the trailer for The Promised One? If you have, then you've gotten a taste of an original composition of mine that I lovingly call Ferryl's Song. It's a piece I wrote for the trailer to tell the story arc of The Promised One…
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Shattered

I am a perfectionist. There. I said it. I like to wrap things up in a pretty box, tie a bow on them, and call them accomplished. I like to explain things. I like to categorize my life into snippets of theology. "Oh this? I learned ____________…
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The Promised One - Trailer!

Guys... GUYS! The Promised One has a trailer! I am dying I love it so much. It was brilliantly crafted by Jagg Pette and the amazing team over at GreenFox Marketing. And yes, I wrote and performed the music for it. *sigh* Enjoy! And…

Song Story // You Gave It All

I love to share the stories behind my songs. In fact, with most songs I love, I go hunting down the internet for the meaning behind them, and when I find some cool story or inspiration, I usually end up loving the song more. Which is why I started…

Take Courage - Morgan G Farris

I just love these lyrics — take courage. He's in the waiting.

Let It Be - Morgan G Farris

Because...the Beatles, right?
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