Re: TOS: The Folded World by Jeff Mariotte Review Thread (Spoilers!)
For all its already-noted faults (and I might add that Kirk coming from IOWA, not IDAHO [an error of over 1000 miles], is canonical ["I'm from Iowa; I just work in outer space," from The Voyage Home], and Winnona Kirk being a farmer, not a career Starfleet officer is generally agreed in non-canonical sources, and strongly suggested in canon), it went rather quickly, mostly on the train ride home from my Spring vacation.
Have we ever gotten a definitive answer about whether or not she was a crew member on the Kelvin? I'll admit, I had kind assumed she was, but I guess she could have just been visiting the ship when it was attacked.
Over the course of many encounters and many years, I have successfully developed a standard operating procedure for dealing with big, nasty monsters. Run away. Me and Monty Python.
Harry Dresden - Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6)