N D Wilson
WILSON is the bestselling author of the Ashtown Burials and 100 Cupboards books. He once split his friend's arrow while shooting at a mattress from twenty yards in fourth grade. He now writes from the top of a tall, slender house with a blue-eyed girl he stole from the sea, their five young explorers, two tortoises, and one snake. This is an excerpt from the Hardcover edition.