Despite many fine entries, I thought the streamlined simplicity of this one by Crowe was the most deserving of a copy of Secret Lives. (Which, er, should be out in a month or two or I will personally tie Sean Wallace at Prime Books to a stake and light a match. Figuratively.)
â€œBy the time Crowe was 16, she had wrestled an adder, disappeared into a Roman canal hidden under snow, learned the secret language of rooks, and won the annual Sea Cadetsâ€™ â€œKnotting By Night in a Force 10 Galeâ€ award for the second time – achievements that little qualified her to write anything at all.â€
Crowe–just email me your snail mail.