Lija Fisher is the author of funny adventure novels for kids that explore the world of cryptozoology, or the search for legendary animals that might be real. Her debut novel. THE CRYPTID CATCHER (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) received a starred review from Booklist and was a Junior Library Guild Selection. The sequel, THE CRYPTID KEEPER, was written while Lija was the Writer in Residence with Aspen Words and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award in juvenile literature.
Lija travels the country speaking at schools, libraries, and Bigfoot festivals where she gets kids interested in reading and science through searching for hidden animals, or cryptids, like the Loch Ness Monster. ‘Cryptozoology for Kids’ is her specialty! Prior to becoming an author, she trained for a while (a very short while) to be a Hollywood stunt person. She lives in Colorado near several Bigfoot sightings.
To read more about me, my writing and cryptozoology for kids, please check out these interviews!
Interview with Beth McMullen, author of Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls
Interview with Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Interview with MG Book Village
Cryptozoology as a Gateway Science
Reading With Your Kids Podcast