Excited to announce my second book deal with Entangled Teen!
Come meet Lydia for a signed copy of CONTROL and a chance to chat about her books!
With Ted Kooser and Stephanie Grace Whitson
Panel Discussion: Reality Need Not Apply, with Megan Miranda, Kristen Simmons, Tommy Wallach, and Scott Westerfeld
Wednesday, April 15th
2:00 – 3:50 PM: YART Panel: Explore Science in the Young Adult Science Fiction and Dystopian Genres with LYDIA KANG, Jessica Brody, Kiera Cass, Cecil Castellucci, and Lauren Oliver
What is the difference between science fiction and dystopian literature, and how is science affecting both genres? Some of today’s top YA authors answer these questions and discuss their works.
4:00 – 5:20 PM: Young Adult Round Table (YART) Tea with Texas Librarians
Thursday, April 16th
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Meet & Greet at Texas Teens 4 Libraries (TT4L) Event
12:30 – 1:30 PM: Signing Control and Catalyst in Author Aisle
With NK Traver (DUPLICITY) and Susan Adrian (TUNNEL VISION).
In celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, I'll be signing copies of Control and Catalyst. Meet Ted Kooser and Stephanie Grace Whitson, who will also be signing that day.
Join Lydia for a book signing and lots of panels and events in Dallas!
Tuesday May 12, 10:15pm to 11:55pm : YA Spooky Slumber Party
Wednesday, May 13, 3:45pm to 4:45pm : The Author-Publicist Relationship
Thursday, May 14, 10:00am to 11:00am : Oops--Your Research is Showing!
Thursday, May 14, 11:15am to 12:15pm : SCI-FI: THE STRANGENESS BUDGET — Overloading on Weird
Thursday, May 14, 2:45pm to 3:45pm : YA: You're Never Too Old!
Saturday, May 16, 11:00AM to 2:00pm: Book Fair and signing
Saturday, May 16, 3:00pm to 4:15pm : Author Speed Reading
With YA authors Tonya Kuper, Chris Raabe, Daniel Kenney, Tamara Taylor, and John Kalkowski
Dr. Kang will speak about her journey towards an overlapping career in both medicine and publishing, the revelations along the way, and how using both sides of your brain can expand your world and work life. A Q&A will follow.
Join the authors of Among the Shadows, our YA anthology of all things creepy! Hosted by myself, Demitria Lunetta, Mindy McGinnis, Kate Karyus Quinn, and Kelly Fiore!
Lydia will be reading from her YA science fiction novels for the John H. Ames Reading Series for Nebraska's Heritage Room, a repository of books by Nebraska authors. The event will be televised and recorded by the CityTV5 archive. She will join fellow YA author Tonya Kuper!
Review of CONTROL in Iowa’s Nonpareil Newspaper
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.”
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
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
The New Twilight? What Inspired YA Novelist Lydia Kang’s CONTROL in Mochi Magazine
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
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.