DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lija (pronounced LEE-ah) Fisher was born in Istanbul, Turkey and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She received her BFA in Performance Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder and has lived in London, LA, and NYC. She’s performed on stages across New York, California, Florida, Colorado and Alaska where she was chased by a bear. When not being hunted down by local wildlife, you can find her writing at a cozy coffee shop or disappearing into the mountains for a hike. In 2017 she was granted a writing residency as part of the Aspen Words/Catto Shaw Foundation. She currently lives in Colorado but dreams of residing in a castle where she is tended to by knights in shining armor or manly Vikings. Either would be fine.
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ABOUT THE BOOK: The Cryptid Catcher
The Cryptid Catcher is the first book in a monstrously fun middle-grade duology by Lija Fisher about a boy who inherits a job hunting legendary creatures. After Clivo Wren's archaeologist father dies mysteriously, the newly orphaned thirteen-year-old finds out the truth: his dad was no archaeologist. He was actually a cryptid catcher, known for finding elusive beasts like the bloodsucking chupacabra. His goal: discover the one extraordinary cryptid whose blood grants immortality—before the knowledge falls into the wrong hands. The mission remains unfinished, and now there's only one person who can take the renowned cryptid catcher's place: Clivo. He may not know the first thing about monster hunting, but he's willing to give it a try—because anything beats staying home with his salsa-crazy aunt and her neurotic cats.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
45 minutes. Cryptids, legends, and myths! Exploring the fun world of cryptozoology and writing.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Upper Elementary Schools and Middle Schools; grades 3-6
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
About 50 students or more
Computer/laptop with PowerPoint, projector, projector screen, microphone if large audience. Bottle of water.
HASHTAGS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
@lijafisher, #lijafisher, #cryptidcatcher, #mackids, #tatteredcover
Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Lija's book: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-lija-fisher
Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.