Excited to announce my second book deal with Entangled Teen!

 

EVENTS

  • Thu
    16
    Jan
    2014
  • Sat
    18
    Jan
    2014
    2PM-5PMThe Bookworm, Omaha

    Come celebrate the release of CONTROL! There will be swag giveaways, a reading by Lydia, a Q&A session, and cupcakes!

  • Sat
    18
    Jan
    2014
  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2014
  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2014
    7:00 pmThe Slowdown

    Come hear readings from the most recent participants of the Seven Doctors Project. Lydia's book will be on sale for signings at intermission and following the event.

  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2014
  • Thu
    30
    Jan
    2014
    7:00 pmMetropolitan Community College of Omaha
  • Fri
    07
    Feb
    2014
    7:00 pmAnderson's Bookshops (Two Doors East) Naperville, Illinois
  • Thu
    06
    Mar
    2014
    7:00 pmSt. Charles, MO

    With authors Antony John and Cole Gibsen. 

  • Fri
    07
    Mar
    2014
    Sat
    08
    Mar
    2014
  • Thu
    20
    Mar
    2014
    12:00 pmOak Creek, WI
  • Thu
    20
    Mar
    2014
  • Fri
    21
    Mar
    2014
    12:45 pmEvanston, IL
  • Fri
    21
    Mar
    2014
  • Fri
    21
    Mar
    2014
  • Sat
    12
    Apr
    2014
    1:00pm-2:30 pmSeward, NE
  • Tue
    22
    Apr
    2014
    7:00 pmBennington, NE
  • Tue
    22
    Apr
    2014
    7:00 pmBennington, NE
  • Fri
    25
    Apr
    2014
    Sun
    27
    Apr
    2014
    TBAChicago

    In Defense of YA

    Too light, too shallow, too this or too that. YA literature – like Science Fiction and Fantasy - has joined the ranks of genres that often include explanations such as “It’s good…for a YA book,” by those new to it. But for those in the know YA is just as complex, dark, emotional and beautifully written as any other category of literature.

    Join authors Seth Fishman (The Well’s End), Lydia Kang (Control), April Genevieve Tucholke (Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea), Kendare Blake (Antigoddess) and E.C. Blake (Masks) as they discuss the appeal of YA (whether it be SF/F, Horror or Dystopian YA) and why it rules the school. 

    Geek Geek Revolution

    GEEK GEEK REVOLUTION is a no-holds-barred geek culture game show featuring six science fiction/fantasy authors competing for the chance to be TOP GEEK. In addition the audience members will be asked to 'write-in' questions in hopes of stumping the authors and winning a prize pack of books. Hold onto your hats, nerf herders, this might get ugly. Featuring authors: Marjorie Liu, Mark Frost, Seth Fishman (The Well’s End), Patrick Rothfuss (Kingkiller Chronicles), Lydia Kang (Control) and Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles).

  • Sat
    03
    May
    2014
  • Tue
    13
    May
    2014
    Sun
    18
    May
    2014
    New Orleans, LA

    Click here for a detailed, full RT Event schedule 

    Tuesday May 13, 10:55 PM-11:55 PM: YA Spooky Sleepover Party

    Wednesday, May 14, 1:15 PM -2:15 PM: YA: "The Total Experience: Diversity in YA" Panel

    Wednesday, May 14, 3:45 PM-4:45 PM: InterGalactic Bar and Grille

    Thursday, May 15, 11:15 AM-12:15 PM: SCI-FI: It's Not Easy Being Green: Writing Non-Human Characters

    Friday, May 16th, 10:00 AM-11:00 PM: Mind, Bodies and Believability: Turning Science into Fiction

    Saturday May 17, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM: Book signing in YA Alley

    Saturday May 17, 6:45 PM- 8:00 PM: Teen Day Party

  • Sat
    14
    Jun
    2014
  • Thu
    17
    Jul
    2014
    7:00 pmSt. Louis, MO

    The Ethical Society

    With Paula Stokes, Phil Siegel, Bethany Hagen, Heather Brewer, Cole Gibsen, Sarah Bromley, Lydia Kang, Victoria Schwab, Lindsay Cummings, Whitney Miller

  • Fri
    18
    Jul
    2014
    Memphis, TN

    With Paula Stokes, Phil Siegel, Robin Bridges, Victoria Schwab, Courtney Stevens, Lindsay Cummings

  • Fri
    25
    Jul
    2014
    4:00 pmPenguin Booth (#1028)

    Comic Con San Diego

    This is a ticketed event, so please stop by the Penguin Booth in the morning to pick up a ticket!  

  • Sat
    26
    Jul
    2014
    10:00 amRoom 7AB

    Comic Con San Diego

    In the literary world, there are mystical beings, futuristic landscapes, magic and mayhem, heroes and villains and slowly but surely, more diversity in our heroes. Our panel participants are the creators that have made a more diverse world with their novels. Join authors Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero), Josephine Angelini (Trial by Fire),Sherri L. Smith (Orleans), Adele Griffin (The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone), Greg Weisman (Spirits of Ash and Foam: A Rain of the Ghosts Novel), and Lydia Kang (Control) as moderator David Mariotte of Mysterious Galaxy leads the discussion of what is "diversity" in genre writing, what it looks like, and why it is important!

    AFTER-PANEL SIGNING: TABLE AA08, 11:30—12:30 PM

     

  • Wed
    20
    Aug
    2014
    Sat
    20
    Sep
    2014

    Over fifty young adult and middle grade authors will be offering signed and finished books, swag, Skype visits, query and writing crits! All to raise money to fund research and help patients with CCHS (Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome, aka Ondine's Curse--the breathing ailment that the main character in CONTROL has).

    CLICK HERE TO ENTER FUNDRAISER!cchskid

  • Thu
    18
    Sep
    2014
    6:30 pmRoland Park Country School, Baltimore, MD
  • Sat
    20
    Sep
    2014
    7:00 pmHyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA

    Will be signing copies of CONTROL and advanced copies of CATALYST at NAIBA

  • Thu
    02
    Oct
    2014
    Sun
    05
    Oct
    2014
    Online

    Join other readers to win books, prizes, and read exclusive content from tons of your favorite YA Authors!

    Lydia will be posting (somewhere on the Blue Team hunt) an exclusive bonus scene to CONTROL and will be giving away a signed copy of CONTROL plus deluxe swag on her blog. For details about how the Scavenger Hunt runs, click here. 

  • Wed
    15
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 pmMilton R Abrahams Branch

    Meet Omaha YA authors!

    Join us in celebration of Teen Read Week! Our feature event will be an author visit: a panel of local Omaha Young Adult novelists who will participate in a discussion and Q&A about their newest novels. Golden Sower nominee John Kalkowski ('Red Cell'), Lydia Kang ('Control'), Tonya Kuper ('Anomaly') and Chris Raabe ('Phenomenon' trilogy) will lend their talents to the panel. This year’s theme “Turn Dreams into Reality” is a perfect fit as they share with us the thrill of being a published author. Let them inspire YOU to turn your dreams into reality!
    Authors will sign books after the event.

  • Thu
    16
    Oct
    2014
    Sat
    18
    Oct
    2014

 

 

MEDIA

2016

Review of CONTROL in Iowa’s Nonpareil Newspaper

2015

Lydia and Tonya Kuper are interviewed for the John H. Ames Reading Series for the Jane Pope Geske Nebraska Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors.

Lydia is interviewed on Nebraska Public Radio along with fellow Omaha YA author, Tonya Kuper.

CATALYST is a recommended read by School Library Connection (Formerly Library Media Connection)!

Lydia is interviewed on KMTV’s The Morning Blend and discussed Catalyst, science, and more.

Omaha World Herald reviews Catalyst: “Excitement, Good Themes, More in Omaha Author’s Latest.”

Lydia is featured on Glitter Magazine’s “Author Crush Friday” and their #SelfLove video campaign.

Read Lydia’s article on Designing Superbabies, as well as an excerpt from CATALYST on LiveScience.com.

Lydia was interviewed by Nebraska Public Radio about her dual medical and writing career, and her beginnings in the Seven Doctors writing workshop. Hear her read an excerpt from CATALYST, too.

CONTROL is an official 2015 Quick Pick by YALSA and ALA! 

CATALYST receives its first glowing trade review from Kirkus Reviews! Read the entire review here. 

CONTROL is nominated for the Arkansas Teen Book Award

CONTROL is nominated for the Baltimore Science Fiction Society’s Compton Crook Award for 2015

2014

Lydia teaches at the La Vista Library Teen Writing Workshop

Lydia is interviewed on the University of Nebraska’s KVNO about a transformative book gift for her father.

CONTROL reviewed by GirlsLife.com

SciFiChick.com reviews CONTROL

Glitter Magazine includes CONTROL in their Books that Rock: Winter Reading list! Click here to download PDF.

Omaha World Herald: Omahan Lydia Kang’s ‘Control’ a book about science, sisterhood and more

Huffpost Books: Young Adult Science Fiction That Will Get Readers Psyched about Science

Buzzfeed: 18 Weird Things that Authors Do

The New Twilight? What Inspired YA Novelist Lydia Kang’s CONTROL in Mochi Magazine

2013

Lydia Kang is in Control in Omaha Magazine

How a Doctor and Lawyer Ended Up Writing Young Adult Novels in Hyphen Magazine

Beth Revis’ “Top 10 Modern YA Science Fiction Novels” on Bookshelves of Doom

“When Medical School Meets Creative Writing Class” Omaha World Herald

“Poets Packed the House” Omaha World Herald

ON WRITING AND PUBLISHING

25 Things You Might Not Know About  Me

Advice from Lydia and other kidlit authors debuting 2013 (The Lucky 13s) at WriteOnCon

The Lucky 13s also have a spotlight on the publishing process on the blog Ink & Angst.

More Luckies dish on The First Sale, Expectation vs Reality on YA Highway.