What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stranger

About February 26, 2013

My name is Megan Elizabeth Katherine Victoria Jane Orlowski-Russell. The Russell I picked up when I got married, but the rest is on my birth certificate. My life began in a very strange way, and not much has changed since. Whenever I try to tell someone a story from my life that seems completely normal to me, they look at me as though I may in fact be a pathological liar. But I assure you that everything in this blog is true. Truth is often stranger than fiction, and my life is beyond exaggeration.

Also, my premier Young Adult Fantasy novel has at long last made it out into the world. Read below to learn more! Or visit my author blog at

The Tethering by Megan O’Russell
Available Now!


Purchase through (Click on the Appropriate Link):
Silence in the Library Publishing
Barnes & Noble

All sixteen-year-old Jacob Evans wants is to win the heart of Emilia Gray, but with order in the magical world crumbling, war threatening, and Emilia’s boyfriend living across the hall, he may never have the chance.

Jacob Evans loses everything he has ever known and is tossed into a world of magic. The Dragons, a group of rebel wizards, are threatening to expose the existence of magic to humans. Jacob is determined to find a way to fit into Emilia’s family, but as his powers grow, so does the danger. With the death toll mounting, Jacob is accused of acts of rebel terrorism and must fight to stay in a world he’s only just beginning to discover.

When Emilia’s life is threatened, Jacob must risk everything to save her. Does he have the power to rescue her in time? And what could their survival cost?


13 Responses to “About”

  1. Mom Says:

    I once heard “normal is what’s normal for you”. Very profound- except it was a commercial for a laxative. Love you, Mom

  2. Borednicole Says:

    Hi there! I like your blog so I nominated you for an award:

    It’s up to you if you want to accept it or not. It’s meant to bring more traffic to your site. 🙂 — Nicole

  3. Borednicole Says:

    I like what your doing so here is some more recognition!! I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. I know not everyone likes these awards and you may already have one but it was just my way of thanking you for inspiring me in some way. 

  4. elenacarpi Says:

    Your blog looks very interesting, I am excited to read more! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  5. FUchick1 Says:

    absolutely love the name of your blog. can’t wait to ck out more.

  6. gFlow Says:

    Ha! I can tell you why. You start with your name and then immediately they tell you “are u for real!….?”
    I like your blog and the way you write. I ‘ll be visiting!
    Take care and greetings from Europe!

  7. rockettattoo Says:

    I love to read your adventures. Thanks for coming over to my humble blog and commenting.

  8. aenriii Says:

    “Truth is often stranger than fiction, and my life is beyond exaggeration” – Very nice quote. 😀
    So far I’ve read 2 of your posts and find myself laughing alone in my room. I have followed you so..
    Keep those posts comin’ 😀

    You take care! 😀
    – Aenri (Aah-Yen-Ree)

  9. Ellen Says:

    So how do you fill out those forms that leave one field for your middle name!? Do you pick one based on your mood? Your name reminds me of how we’re so nailed to our conventions that something a little different can cause a bunch of dominoes to drop. Good for you for nudging those dominoes!

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