D.L. Morrese is currently working feverishly to write a new novel set in the world of The Dark Crystal. He is a long time admirer of the work of the late, great Jim Henson and considers this a unique opportunity to express his appreciation.
Unfortunately, all information on the story he is creating must remain confidential for now. The call for submissions is open and competitive. He will share information on his progress with us, though.
If you are a writer, you may also wish to participate in this unique event by creating your own story. Submissions will be open between 1 October and 31 December 2013.
The following information is from the website established for this:
The Jim Henson Company and Grosset & Dunlap of the Penguin Young Readers Group will be accepting writing submissions to find the author for a new novel set in the world of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal. This author search is open to all professional and aspiring professional writers. (See http://www.darkcrystal.com/authorquest/ for more details.)
D.L. Morrese’s comments on the work of Jim Henson (from 29 May 2011): http://dlmorrese.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/jim-henson/