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Publication Order of The Dark Crystal Books

Shadows of the Dark Crystal (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Song of the Dark Crystal (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tides of the Dark Crystal (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flames of the Dark Crystal (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aughra's Words of Wisdom (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heroes of the Resistance (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Nightland Express (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

J. M. (Joseph) Lee

J.M. (Joseph) Lee was born in the chilly cold northern climes of Minnesota. His young years were spent searching for animals who could talk and be believed he could control the weather.

In college he indulged his nerdier interests with studies in comparative film studies, learning the art of screenwriting, and studying the Bard- William Shakespeare.

He did end up graduating from the University of Minnesota with, what some might think, a more substantial and even nerdier degree in linguistics, focusing on Japanese phonology.

When not writing his successful novels, he spends extra time teaching his dog new vocabulary words. Smart dog! Mr. Lee shares the fact that he is a prolific coffee drinker.

Mr. Lee is an author, an English writing tutor and mentor to teens and young adults, with at all levels and abilities, He also illustrates his writings that include cross-genre action adventure. He also likes to illustrates his stories with characters that have faces with very dramatic eyebrows.

The Dark Crystal, an untypical movie for Jim Henson, is a dark fantasy classic movie produced by Henson in 1982. Directed by Henson and Frank Oz, the plot revolves two Gelfings who’s quest is to restore the world’s balance and overthrow the evil Skeksis. It was marketed as a family film, but with Mr. Henson’s name on it, people were surprised by the darkness of the film.

The Jim Henson Company and Grosset & Dunlap publishing company launched the Dark Crystal Crystal Author Quest in 2013. The winner was awarded a publishing contract to write the first official prequel novel to the classic The Dark Crystal. Mr. Lee was the winner and he wrote Shadows of the Dark Crystal. He was given a contract to write three more.

Mr. Lee was a creative consultant and a staff writer for the Netflix and The Jim Henson Company production of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. He wrote the second episode of the ten that were produced.

Although the series premiered to critical acclaim in August of 2019 and was nominated for seven awards and won two, including a Prime Time Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program and a Visual Effects Society for Outstanding Special Effects. To everyone’s surprise, in September 2020, after one season, the series was canceled.

Mr. Lee has also been involved in the return of the much loved series of children’s stories- The Boxcar Children. This new series, called The Boxcar Children Great Adventure, cowritten with Dee Garretsen, consists of a five books. This new series, published in time for the 75th Anniversary of the much loved stories, this is the first new stories to be published in over twenty years.

The four Alden children found a ceramic turtle in an old trunk. In the process of trying to figure out the origin of this object, they learn about the Reddimus, a secret guild, who’s mission is to return lost treasures and artifacts to their home locations at historic sites and museums all around the world.

The Alden children have been tasked to return the lost item and to the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico. Riding in an antique train across the country, they encounter enemies of Reddimus.

Their first trip is successful but their return trip is brings last minute changes and the Aldens are off in another direction. This is their greatest adventure to date and the five stories take the children across all seven continents.

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