J. M. (Joseph) Lee is a Minneapolis author, illustrator and writing mentor with a background in linguistics and film. He was the winner of the prestigious Jim Henson’s the Dark Crystal Author Quest and author of Shadows of the Dark Crystal, the official prequel fantasy novel to the 1982 classic fantasy film. Since completing the first novel, Joe signed on for three more. The second installment, Song of the Dark Crystal was released in the summer of 2017. Joe likes coffee, history, and Corvettes. He mostly comes out at night…mostly.