I offer in-person school visits or zoom sessions! My goal is to turn kids into life long readers by introducing them to fantasy and adventure stories, just like my mom did when I was a kid. I also explore ‘Cryptozoology for Kids!’ Cryptozoology is the study of animals that might exist, like Bigfoot, and can act as a ‘gateway science’ in getting kids interested in other life sciences. Discussing beasts like the Yeti and the Snallygaster also introduces young readers to the exciting world of myths, legends and folktales. Cryptids, writing and the joy of reading, all wrapped up in one super fun presentation!
Rates are $150/one-hour session. Includes presentation on cryptozoology and writing, followed by Q & A.
I always offer *free* twenty-minute zoom sessions where I will talk a bit about my books, cryptozoology, and answer questions about Bigfoot and writing!
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
2022 Workshops and Events!
February 2nd: World Read Aloud Day! I will be offering free, 20 minute Skype sessions to schools where I’ll read and answer questions about writing and cryptozoology. Spots still available so please reach out!
April 1st: Bigfoot Days, Estes Park! I’ll be signing my books and quizzing kids on their knowledge of legendary animals. A fun, family filled event on all things Bigfoot! Info here.
June 15th: Lighthouse Writers Workshop, LitFest. I’ll be teaching a 2-hour workshop on Simplifying the Hero’s Journey! Info here.
June 25th-26th: Bailey Days, Bailey Colorado! I’ll be signing books at this fun, old timey family event! Info here!
July 1-3: Denver Fan Expo! I’ll be signing books and appearing on panels at this weekend long cosplay event! Info here!
Sept 10th: Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Conference. I’ll be teaching a workshop on How to Write the Adventure Novel. Info here!
Sept. 24th: Southwest Virginia’s Bigfoot and Friends. I’ll be speaking about cryptozoology (the search and discovery of legendary animals) at this fun, family friendly event. Info here!
Oct 1st: Castle Rock Writers Conference. I’ll be teaching sessions in Simplifying the Hero’s Journey and The Differences Between Middle Grade and Young Adult Stories. Info here!