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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Happy Birthday, The Promised One!

Happy Birthday, The Promised One. You're still my favorite. I can't believe it's been a WHOLE YEAR since The Promised One made its debut in the world! What a year it has been! In celebration, for one day only, you can get 36.5% off the signed…
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The Novels God Himself Is Not Allowed to Read

I want to inspire you today. I hear this a lot: "Gosh, Morgan, is there anything you can't do?" And I cringe when I hear it, to be honest, because DEAR SWEET JESUS, YES THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS I CANNOT DO. Just the other night, I went…
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Unlocked: Read the First Chapter of the Lost Novel!

The Secret of the Wings I know... you've been asking. WHAT THE HECK ARE THOSE MOTHS? Well, you see here's the deal. You can find out what those moths are that plague Ferryl day in and day out. You can find out what is the deal with those…
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2018: A Look Back at My First Year In Publishing

What I've learned, what I'm changing, and what to expect for 2019 » When I look back on this year, I have to admit that it has been full of surprises—some good, some not so good. As most of you know, my first novel was released into the…
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Women Are Not Stronger Than Men

I see this a lot in my reader groups: people (particularly girls) asking for recommendations of novels with strong female leads. And then inevitably, fifty people comment with various novels they love and recommend. And almost exclusively, the…
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Shallow Art Does Not Good Theology Make

Shallow art does not equal good theology. Let me say that again. Shallow art does not equal good theology. If art isn't authentic to the human experience, it's not art. There. I said it. *breathes* This topic can be...touchy,…
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The Perfection of Imperfection

We all have them. There is no one exempt from their trappings. They haunt us. They chase us. They inhibit us. Sometimes—SOMETIMES—they even inspire us. Imperfections. Bad habits. Quirks. Temperaments. Attitudes. Flaws. Call them what…
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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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