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Here's 8: Francis Hardinge, author of Fly by Night, an excellent book about bravery, words and an exceedingly violent goose. Check her out here: http://www.franceshardinge.com/
p.s Verdigris Deep (also known as well witched) is good too, and the sequel to Fly by NightTwilight Robbery (also known as Fly Trap) is next on my reading list when I can get hold of a copy!