On holiday with his parents, fifteen-year-old Damon is bored. His parents drag him to an art gallery, but after cruising around for a while, he returns to his hotel room to play his gameboy. Bored by the repetitive nature of the games, he falls asleep. But it is then that the artwork Damon has tried so hard to ignore comes to life, even going so far as to affect his reality. When Damon wakes, he is altered by the power of creativity, which even he can no longer deny.
Gary Crew writes short stories, novels and picture books. Gary is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. He is particularly interested in researching the creative links between fiction and nonfiction in his novels and the creative interface between print text and visual text in his picture books. During his publishing career of over 30 years Gary has won the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year four times, twice for novels and twice for his picture books; the New South Wales Premier's Award, the Victorian Premier's Award, the American Children's Book of Distinction, the Aurealis Best Children's Short Fiction, the Wilderness Society's Award for Environmental Writing, and the Royal Geographic Society Whitley Award. Gary lives on the waterfront of subtropical Bribie Island. When he is not writing or lecturing, he loves to walk by the sea or read.