Author Biography: Gary Crew was born in 1947 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and began writing fictionmostly teenage, young adult fictionin 1985. He has twice been awarded the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award (for Strange Objects, 1991, and Angel's Gate,1993). Gary has also been twice shortlisted for the Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Fiction Award for Youth in the U.S. and awarded the American Children's Book of Distinction Award. He also won the Ned Kelly Prize for Crime Fiction. He has twice won the CBC Book of the Year in the picture book category. He is the series editor of Lothian's After Dark series of macabre tales. His books are published internationally.