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, and more recently had the privilege of singing with Bethel Music at the 2018 Heaven Come Conference. 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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Dinosaurs are Dragons: My Interview with The Arrow and the Song

Hi friends! Today I am sharing a guest post from the blog, The Arrow and the Song, which just so happens to be the blog of my editor, Arielle Bailey. This was one of my favorite interviews ever, simply because the questions are so good. I…
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What's with all the Hebrew in The Promised One?

Maybe you noticed it... maybe not. But in The Promised One, there are a WHOLE LOT of Hebrew transliterations. Pretty much every proper name, including all the places, provinces, towns, castles, kingdoms, plus all the character names (except…
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OCs: Ferryl & Elizabeth

I'm not very good at drawing people. Ask anyone who has asked me for art and they'll tell you... So this is your official disclaimer that this is merely my labor of love, by no means my crowning glory. Ha! But I needed to see Prince Ferryl and…
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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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Ampersand Write Presents: Debut Author Morgan G Farris

Hey guys! It's release day!! Hooray!! The Promised One is officially available for purchase wherever books are sold. Oh man, I am FREAKING OUT!!! I wanted to share with you an article from Ampersand Write, a writing community I am a part of.…
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