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Lija Fisher

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Lija Fisher was born in Istanbul, Turkey and raised in the mountains of Colorado. She received her B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder and has performed on stages across California, Colorado, New York and Alaska. In May 2017 she was a Writer in Residence with Aspen Words. Lija has lived in London, LA, and NYC but currently calls Colorado home. The first book in her debut middle grade series The Cryptid Catcher will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in August 2018.


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Lija Fisher I try not to believe in 'writer's block' but rather 'I have no idea what comes next!' I am what's called a 'pantser,' meaning I don't outline my books…moreI try not to believe in 'writer's block' but rather 'I have no idea what comes next!' I am what's called a 'pantser,' meaning I don't outline my books ahead of time. I start with an idea, begin writing, and see what happens. Because of that, a lot of my 'writing' time is spent staring off into space as the plot threads weave themselves together in my mind. Oftentimes it'll take awhile to figure out where the story is going, but I don't consider myself blocked, just waiting.(less)
Lija Fisher When I was a little girl growing up in the mountains, I would traipse around the forest creating my own imaginary worlds. As an adult, I still get to …moreWhen I was a little girl growing up in the mountains, I would traipse around the forest creating my own imaginary worlds. As an adult, I still get to do that, which is really fun. I also love being a part of the writing community. I've met so many wonderful and wickedly creative people and am so much richer for knowing them. And of course there are the usual answers that I agree with as well...stuff like spending the day with no pants on while listening to my favorite music and drinking lots of coffee! (less)
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The Cryptid Catcher

4.10 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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The Cryptid Keeper

4.37 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2019 — 4 editions
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