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Lija Fisher, The Cryptid Catcher

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A Page Turner Writers Series Event!

Spend the evening with Lija Fisher and hear her read from her book, The Cryptid Catcher, the first in her middle-grade duology. The second one, The Cryptid Keeper will be released in August 2019. Have the chance to mingle with the author and have your book signed!

About Lija Fisher


Lija Fisher was raised in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She received her BFA in Performance Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder and has performed in theatres across the country, including Alaska where she was chased by a bear. Her debut novel, THE CRYPTID CATCHER, was published in 2018 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux and received a starred review from Booklist and was a Junior Library Guild selection. THE CRYPTID KEEPER is her second novel and was written while Lija was the Writer in Residence with Aspen Words in 2017. You can find more information about her search and her search for Bigfoot at


About The Cryptid Catcher


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.

Earlier Event: February 3
Open Mic Sunday!