Dr Gary Crew, author, has won the Australian Children's Book of the Year four times. Gary has published over forty novels and illustrated books and is Associate Professor, Creative Writing, at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Den Scheer grew up on an isolated farm in Western Australia. There wasn't much in the way of TV or gaming so she kept herself amused by reading, writing and drawing. At eighteen, she has won many awards for her illustrations, including the Young Australian Art Award and the Australian Scholarship Group Art Award.