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 edition of TPO on my website only! (36.5. Get it? 365 days. I mean, you get it, right?) #CleverMarketing Just use the code TPOBIRTHDAY at checkout! Get your copy here! And if you already have one, pick one up for your friends! [av_button label='TPO Signed Edition' link='manually,https://www.morgangfarris.com/product/the-promised-one-signed-edition' link_target='' size='large' position='center' label_display='' icon_select='no' icon='ue800' font='entypo-fontello'
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 world in January of this year, with the second following in October. It has been a whirlwind of learning curves and exciting moments (like when book two became a number one new release on Amazon), but all in all, I have enjoyed every minute of my first year in publishing, and I'm
That's right. An AUTOGRAPHED eBook! Thanks to the awesome folks at Authorgraph, you can now request an autograph of any one of my eBooks. You can check it out here! Happy reading, friends! [av_button label='Get Your eBook Signed' link='manually,https://www.authorgraph.com/authors/morgangfarris' link_target='_blank' size='large' position='center' label_display='' icon_select='no' icon='ue800' font='entypo-fontello' color='theme-color' custom_bg='#444444' custom_font='#ffffff' av_uid='av-30gu1k' admin_preview_bg='']
Well, I've been kicking around doing this for a long time, but I finally decided to give it a go. I am excited to announce that The Purloined Prophecy (The Chalam Færytales, Book II) is now available in Kindle Unlimited! This means that you can read it for FREE with a KU membership. My hope is that it gets the book in the hands of more people who are asking to read it, and that it's a way for people on a budget to enjoy a great story! So share the news with your friends and family and happy reading!
Every færytale has a beginning, and every heart has its secrets. I'm so excited to share this exclusive collection of short stories with you -- the story before the story began! Here's the blurb: The accident that nearly ended it all before it began... Prince Ferryl is content with the simplicity of his days with Elizabeth—horse races through the fields and forests, lazy afternoons in their Secret Place... Until one day his whole world comes to a screeching halt. When Elizabeth is thrown from her enigmatic winged horse, the prince is left to grapple with the possibility of losing her
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 novels feature ass-kicking women with hyper-masculine tendencies and abilities that somehow mark them as “strong.” And inevitably, I roll my eyes. Now let me just say that I will be the first to admit that I’m a Sarah J. Maas fan, and she is the queen of writing ass-kicking female leads. And I am fully aware of the hypocrisy of my own
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, to say the least. For Christians, anyway. I think we're scared... I've avoided it, to be honest. I thought to myself, "If someone brings it up, then talk about it. But don't open that Pandora's Box. It's not worth it." People have brought it up in my inner circle. But I can tell that they, like me, weren't sure what to
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[av_heading heading='12 Days of Christmas Giveaways' tag='h1' style='' size='' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font='' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_heading] [av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' av-desktop-hide='' av-medium-hide='' av-small-hide='' av-mini-hide='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''] Guys, I am so excited to announce this... the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! I'll be giving away signed copies of my novels, canvas prints of my original art, Amazon Gift Cards, free music, and so much more! [/av_textblock] [av_horizontal_gallery ids='3303,3306,3308,3307,3309,3310,3315,3312,3314,3313,3311,3305' height='25' size='large' links='active' lightbox_text='' link_dest='' gap='large' active='enlarge' initial='' control_layout='av-control-default' id=''][/av_horizontal_gallery] [av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' av-desktop-hide='' av-medium-hide='' av-small-hide='' av-mini-hide='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size=''] How do you enter? All you
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 you will, we all have them. And as a writer, I look to exploit them. Because let’s face it: perfect characters are, well... BORING. Like our dear Prince Ferryl with his impulsivity and idealism. While those traits can be a good thing, they can also be a very bad thing for a man who is to inherit a kingdom. That idealism often comes back to
The Promised One - Finalist: Religious Fiction American Book Fest: Best Book Awards 2018 I am so honored and excited to share that The Promised One (The Chalam Færytales, Book I) was a finalist in the American Book Fest Best Book Awards for 2018! Nominated in the religious fiction category, to be among the finalists is an honor! You can see a full listing of the finalists and winner here. And you can read the full press release from the American Book Fest here.
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 think you’ll agree. Arielle is quite imaginative (part of why I love working with her). And yes, dinosaurs are really dragons. Dragons are dinosaurs. Whatever. You know I’m right. Check out the interview below! [av_hr class='short' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='50px' custom_border_color='' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='yes' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg='' av_uid='av-bvo3h'] From The Arrow and
Have you seen the latest art from The Chalam Færytales? Inspired by some of my favorite færytales, I drew this image of Eagle in the Wild Wood—the place where she might have come from, if those other winged horses are any indication... Know what? This art is available as a non-watermarked high resolution printable to my VIPs who join The Lair @ Patreon at the White Wolves level. You should join in on the fun! [av_button label='Enter The Lair' link='manually,https://www.patreon.com/morgangfarris' link_target='' size='large' position='center' icon_select='no' icon='ue800' font='entypo-fontello' color='theme-color' custom_bg='#444444' custom_font='#ffffff' admin_preview_bg='' av_uid='av-29e0wm']
Chapter III Duchess Delaney Dupree stood before the edge of the gardens at Benalle Palace—before the edge of the world, it seemed—letting the ocean winds whip her hair around her face, letting the endless waters, the pounding waves soothe as the dawn approached. The cliff-side garden nestled in the heart of the bow-shaped castle had become a favorite retreat. To escape. To think. No one really visited it much either, which she didn’t understand, considering the breathtaking views and lush flora. But while she would never understand the ignorance of such beauty by the court at Benalle, nor did she
Chapter II It was by a feather-light touch that he had awoken. Like a flutter of wings against his cheek, the intoxicating scent of lavender whirling about him as he opened his eyes and understood it hadn’t been a dream. She was alive. Elizabeth was alive. And she had kissed him good morning from the place where she had slept beside him. His back barked in protest as he shifted from his seated position on the floor of her cottage, feeling as if he had been thoroughly beaten from where the settee had apparently dug in all night. Prince Ferryl
Chapter I Present Day Something like a tidal wave of relief washed over General Titus Melamed, retired Commander of the Navarian armies, as he crested the rolling hills that surrounded his land. His home. It had been a grueling journey across the plains that separated Navah from the north of Midvar. A month of dingy inns and sleepless nights. A month of bread too dry and wine too sour. A month of nothing on his mind but starting over. His horse crested the last hill that separated the wilderness from his land—the land he had inherited at the too-young age
Prologue Fifteen Years Ago Myron was late. Damned late. And these godsforsaken mountains were freezing, even though it was spring. The snow had melted for the most part, but patches of it remained scattered across the mountain, leaving the loamy forest floor a patchwork of soggy grass, crumbling dirt, and dirty snow. Titus rubbed his hands together, clinging to the paltry heat that the friction caused, the kidskin gloves a pathetic ward against this icy wintry air. Dark. It was so dark that it was hard to see much more than the hands in front of his face. And he
[av_video src='https://youtu.be/FkoCegfjhNc' format='16-9' width='16' height='9' av_uid='av-g36xp'] Oh my stars, friends, I am SO EXCITED to show this to you guys. You all went NUTS over the trailer for book 1 (The Promised One) well.... hold on to your hats because this video is going to BLOW YOUR MIND. It's not a book trailer. It's something like you've never seen before. Not for a book, anyway. This is going to give you a little insight into what inspired these books, why I'm writing them, and what they're about. I hope you love it. I know I do. I mean, it's LEGIT,
Guys... GUYS. The official countdown to the COVER & TITLE REVEAL of Book Two of The Chalam Færytales series has OFFICIALLY BEGUN! Are you as nerded out as I am???? Oh man, I can't wait!!! Mark your calendars, spread the word... BOOK TWO IS COMING! And if you haven't yet, mark it as to-read in your Goodreads profile today! Let's get the word out! [av_countdown date='05 / 25 / 2018' hour='8' minute='0' min='1' max='5' align='av-align-center' size='' style='av-default-style' av-medium-font-size-title='' av-small-font-size-title='' av-mini-font-size-title='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg='' av_uid='av-3a3ljd']
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 a few — more on that in a bit) are Hebrew in origin. What's with that? There's a pretty simple explanation, actually. The book is an allegory of the Old Testament. (Well the first four books, to be precise. And yes, you guessed it, the books after that will be an allegory of the New Testament. You're welcome.) So I spent quite
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 Elizabeth. I needed to bring them to life. So, my friends, I give you to you my OCs, in this piece I'm lovingly calling Dreamers. P.S.: Did you know that "chalam" is Hebrew for dream? Yes, that's a chalam tree behind them. They shared a chalam... they shared a dream, after all.
[av_video src='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u0DGIh3wLA' format='16-9' width='16' height='9' av_uid='av-64rssu'] 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 the same. His voice... like butter, baby. Like butter. (And he kind of reminds me of Ferryl a little bit. What do you think? Honestly, I love that in this video RHODES looks like Ferryl and Birdy looks like Elizabeth. It's serendipity, I'm telling you.) So needless to say about 93.37% of
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 people can be sometimes. But I digress... The poor soul was obliterated by one cat-scratch after another—women on the man hate rant about how the entire concept of misandry in publishing is laughable at best. I read through the banter. I wondered as to the fate of humanity for a moment. And then I stated my peace and moved on. Yes,
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 from Ferryl's perspective—the peace of a lifelong love that is cast into shadow by dark magic, a journey to awaken the truth, and an ending that doesn't answer everything. Yes, every stanza of this piece tells that story. Can you hear it? Check it out! And yes, in case you're wondering... there is more