I am happy to come to your school, library, Bigfoot Festival or bookstore and talk about writing and the fascinating world of cryptozoology! My goal is to turn kids into life long readers by introducing them to fantasy and adventurous stories, just like my mom did when I was a kid. And my presentations are educational! Cryptozoology acts as a ‘gateway science’ to learning more about our natural world – and discussing beasts like the Yeti and the Snallygaster introduces young readers to the exciting world of myths, legends and folktales. Science and the joy of reading, all wrapped up in one super fun presentation!
Rates are $250/one-hour session, maximum of 3 sessions per day. Please reach out on my contact form to schedule a visit! And don’t forget to download my FREE event kit here that fulfills Next Generation Science Standards by studying legendary animals like the Ugly Merman!
“Lija Fisher had a wonderful and engaging presentation to kids this morning about her book CRYPTID CATCHER. She talked about mythological creatures from around the world, the scientific process, and the extinction of species. She had drawings, stories, and showed Big Foot’s feet. The kids are so excited to read her book!” – Susie S., Elementary School Media Specialist
“Lija had a wonderful presentation when she attended our school. Right away Lija grabbed the students attention with her wonderful story telling and explanation of her book. Our students found her personable and they connected with her right away. Every student in the room felt as if she was talking directly to them. Her book is perfect for intermediate students and we can’t wait to have Lija back when her next book is published!!” Nancy W., Elementary School Media Specialist
“It was so cool to hear about Cryptids! I think they are real and I can’t wait to read the book!” – 7th Grader at Ranch View Middle School
2019 Workshops and Events!
January: Boulder Writing Studio, Writing the YA/MG Adventure Novel! Info here!
February 15th, 9-12am: Boulder Writing Studio, Myth, Magic and Monsters! Workshop for kids 9-12 years old. Info here!
January 26th, 4-6pm: Steamboat Springs, CO – Book signing at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore
February 16th, 4:30-6pm: Conifer, CO – Book signing at Page Turner Bookstore
February 22nd: Hanapepe, Hawaii- Book Signing at Talk Story Bookstore
March 2nd: Denver, CO- Myth, Magic, and Monsters! Writing workshop for kids with Denver Writes. Sign up here!
March 16th: Arvada, CO- Colorado Children’s Book and Arts Festival. Details here!
March 23rd: Denver, CO- Children’s Festival of Stories. Info here!
April 13th: Boulder, CO- SCBWI Spring Conference. I will be on the faculty teaching a session on how to write the adventure novel! SOLD OUT
April 14th: Parker, CO – Workshop on How to Get Published with Parker Writers Group. Info here!
April 26th, 3:15pm: Cape Elizabeth, ME- Cryptid Hunting! Join me at Thomas Memorial Library as I talk about writing and the search for legendary creatures! Details here!
April 26th-28th: Portland, ME- International Cryptozoology Conference. I will be speaking at this conference about my books and how teaching kids about legendary creatures gets them interested in science and exploration! Info here!
May 11th: Boulder Public Library, 3-4:30pm. I will be co-hosting the 90-second Newbery Film Festival with James Kennedy. Free tickets here!
June 19th and 20th: Denver, CO- LitFest at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop. I’ll be teaching craft seminars on Novel Writing Made Easy and Dear Mr. Fantasy on building fantastical worlds. Info here!
July 5th: Steamboat Springs, CO- First Friday art walk at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. 5-8pm.
July 19th: Estes Park, CO- Book signing at Macdonald Bookshop, 2-4 pm.
July 21st: Denver, CO- Book signing at Second Star to the Right, 9am-1pm. Come enjoy the Farmer’s Market and pick up your Junior Cryptozoologist Kit!
August 17th: Boulder, CO- Leap with Boulder Writing Studio. I will be teaching a day long writing workshop with the Dairy Center for the Arts and BWS. Come and join the community! Info here!
August 24th: Boulder Bookstore- Book launch party time!!! Join me and I celebrate the launch of my second book, THE CRYPTID KEEPER. If you have kids 8-12 interested in the search for legendary animals, bring them along! This humorous adventure novel explores the world of cryptids, and I will be handing out Junior Cryptozoologist Kits to those young squatchers who attend. And, who knows, Bigfoot himself may make an appearance as he did last year! 2-3pm.
September 7th: Tattered Cover Aspen Grove- Another book launch for The Cryptid Keeper! 2-3pm.
October 19th: Children’s Bookfest at Bookbar! Celebrate a day of children’s books! I will be talking about my books from 1:15-1:30, but come for the whole day and meet other authors from 10-2! Info here!
November 9th: Children’s Literature Festival on CU Boulder Campus. Info here!
November 13th: In Conversation with Shannon Messenger. I’m thrilled to welcome Shannon Messenger as she comes to Denver the celebrate the launch of her next book, LEGACY! Tickets available here!
November 23rd: Book signing at the wonderful Sasquatch Outpost in Bailey, Colorado! 9-3pm, come get your free stocking stuffers for the holidays! Directions here!
2020 Workshops and Events!
Details soon, but already lots of fun stuff for the new year, including speaking engagements at Bigfoot Festivals with some really neat fellow explorers!