Gary Crew has received international acclaim for his picture books and young adult fiction. He was awarded the American Children's Book of Distinction prize and was shortlisted for the Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Fiction Award for Youth, among other honors. He lives in Australia, where he is a lecturer in Creative Writing, Children's Literature and Adult Literature at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The Children's Book Council of Australia named Mama's Babies a Notable Book in 1999.
A relentless, compelling narrative ... Young people who like horror of a realistic sort, however, will find this novel impossible to put down.--Kay Weisman"Booklist" (08/01/2002)