Lorin Morgan-Richards grew up on a small farm in Bebeetown, Ohio, where he spent many hours doodling and caring for his parents animals.
He struggled from dyslexia in school, but overcame it when introduced to nonsense authors like Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear. He studied art and Anthropology at Cuyahoga Community College, before pausing his education to pursue music. He created and produced two modern dance performances in Cleveland and New York City based on books by Zecharia Sitchin and Ambrose Bierce. At California State, Los Angeles, he received a Bachelors in Anthropology with a focus on cultural ways of Indigenous people. Interest in creative writing and folklore redirected his pursuit as an author and illustrator.
By 2009, he started A Raven Above Press and released several works of macabre and humorous short stories under it. A limited number of these books were also handmade by the author and collectible today. He entered the museum sector, while on the side continued writing more short stories, novels, and created events to support other artists and storytellers, from Bringing The Circle Together: A Native American Film Series and The Los Angeles St. David’s Day Festival. He also developed smaller gallery shows including a Tribute to Rozz Williams. Since this time, he illustrated most of his works and began releasing a comic collection on an annual basis. For four years he served as publisher and promoter of Celtic Family Magazine.
His award winning comedy series and most well-known work The Goodbye Family, is about undertakers living in an Old Weird West. In 2022, he started writing and animating a streaming TV series with the help of other voiceover actors including Nick Gligor (Rusty Potts, Lou Steed), Richard-Lael Lillard (as himself), Elijah Shaffer (Rowe Barrow), Nana Grace (Lee Minor), Amy Kern (Dr. Sue/Sam), and Madeline Hinkle (Max Star), to name a few. His spouse Valerie acts the voice of Pyridine, while his daughter Berlin is Orphie.