Lija is happy to come to your school, library, event, bookstore – or private yacht that will sail her around exotic locales – and talk about writing and the fascinating world of cryptozoology!

“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, Sedalia Elementary

“Lija’s presentation was brilliant and filled with fascinating information about the world of cryptids.” – Della, Gifted Coordinator

For a one-hour Denver metro school visit, please contact Kristen.Gilligan (at)

For a one-hour visit in the Boulder area, please contact allyd (a)

For a one-hour visit in the Fort Collins area, please contact events (at)

For longer school visits (up to 3 sessions of one-hour each), out-of-state visits, or library visits, please contact Travis Rosen at 954-330-5436, or KiltedFan002 (at)

My presentations are a fun and interactive way to learn about my writing process and the fascinating world of cryptozoology!


Book launch parties!


I had a wonderful time interviewing Bigfoot for my book launch parties at The Boulder Bookstore and Tattered Cover! The big guy really shines up nicely, doesn’t he? And the event even made the news in Publisher’s Weekly! I guess not every party has legendary creatures in attendance.

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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. Lija will be on faculty. Register for the conference here!

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