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Megan O'Russell

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in Scottsdale, The United States
August 11





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December 2013

Megan started writing when she discovered playing Cordelia in King Lear leaves you way too much time waiting backstage. She began her career as an author during an ill-fated trip to Oz. She hasn't stopped writing (even when living on a tour bus) since.

Megan's wanderlust has led her all over the globe. When she's not planning her next escapade, she's diving into fantasy worlds where she doesn't have to worry about what rules she's supposed to follow or how many pairs of socks she can fit in her suitcase.

Her love of storytelling has helped Megan weave her real-life exploits into seven different book series. From the epic fantasy world of Ilbrea to the paranormal dystopian romance of Girl of Glass, there is always is a new way to escape into

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Megan O'Russell Just write. Don't worry about if it's good, in the right order, or in the right point of view. Just get the story out. Write it because you love your …moreJust write. Don't worry about if it's good, in the right order, or in the right point of view. Just get the story out. Write it because you love your story. When you're done and have a beginning, middle, and end on paper, no matter how sloppy they are, then you have a choice. Is that good enough, you've told your story and now your done? Or do you want to see it published? Then begin the painful process of revising and editing. The work will be worth it if you want your story in print.(less)
Megan O'Russell I hike. Nothing helps me break through the writing wall better than nice long climb.
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I'm am thrilled to share the cover for the fourth and final book in The Tale of Bryant Adams―Five Spellbinding Laws of International Larceny.Never steal from an evil wizarding mastermind. But if fate forces you into staging an international heist— Rule 1: Get your story straight before trying to smuggle magical items through customs.Rule 2: If you’re going to use a forged passport, make sure you t Read more of this blog post »
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The Cursebound Thief by Megan O'Russell
"The world and character building of this book were quite well done. I personally did not enjoy parts of the relationship aspects, but it did not take away from the story. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey of this book. Megan does a really great job on" Read more of this review »
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"I love Megan O’Russell, there I said it! I was totally looking forward to this series and I’m so excited. If you love a good heist, then this is for you! It’s like Leverage and The Ocean’s series with a paranormal twist. We get multiple POV’s from th" Read more of this review »
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"This ARC was my first introduction to O'Russell's writing, but it won't be my last.

The Cursebound Thief is a refreshing, vibrant take on the heist trope that elevates the game. The key to the success of ANY heist story is the chemistry between the c" Read more of this review »
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After having the pleasure of reading an early copy of The Sylvan and the Sand, I am excited to dive further into the world of Kingdom of the White Seas. A story filled with romance and intrigue, The Sylvan and the Sand introduces readers to a vast an ...more
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“For the ones who have survived the flames. You are strong enough to topple kingdoms.”
Megan O'Russell, Inker and Crown

“home always moved when it was a person and not a place.”
Megan O'Russell, Inker and Crown

“The blood washed away, the wounds healed, but hope and freedom―they carried me into the darkness that lay ahead.”
Megan O'Russell, When Worlds Begin: A Collection of Four Fantasy Novels


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