About J.M. Lee

Double-good with a dash of dirt.

Born and raised in the great Minnesota north, J.M. spent his formative years searching for talking animals and believing he could control the weather. After pursuing nerdy interests in comparative film studies, screenwriting, and Shakespeare, he graduated with a much nerdier degree in linguistics with a focus in Japanese phonology.

In addition to writing novels, he is an English tutor and writing mentor for teens and young adults of all levels and abilities. He enjoys teaching his dog new vocabulary words and updating his snooty coffee blog.

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J.M. Lee is represented by Erzsi Deak of Hen&Ink Literary Studio.

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Publications

The Nightland Express

2021, Erewhon Books

Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans

2020, Penguin Young Readers Licenses

Aughra’s Wisdom of Thra

2019, Penguin Young Readers Licenses

Heroes of the Resistance: A Guide to the Characters of the Dark Crystal Age of Resistance

2019, Penguin Young Readers Licenses

The Boxcar Children: The Great Spy Showdown

2019, Albert Whitman & Company

Flames of the Dark Crystal (The Dark Crystal YA Series #4)

2019, Penguin Workshop

Tides of the Dark Crystal (The Dark Crystal YA Series #3)

2018, Penguin Workshop

The Boxcar Children: Midnight at the Haunted Hotel

2018, Albert Whitman & Company

The Boxcar Children Great Adventure Miniseries

2017, Albert Whitman & Company

Song of the Dark Crystal (The Dark Crystal YA Series #2)

2017, Grosset & Dunlap

Shadows of the Dark Crystal (The Dark Crystal YA Series #1)

2016, Grosset & Dunlap

Television & Media

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Staff Writer; Creative Consultant

2019, Netflix

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Podling Language Creation and Script Translation

2019, Netflix

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics
Podling Language Translation

2019, BonusXP & En Masse Entertainment