Excited to announce my second book deal with Entangled Teen!

 

EVENTS

  • Thu
    11
    Feb
    2016
    11:00 amOmaha, NE
  • Wed
    24
    Feb
    2016
    3:30 pmMcGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Lydia will do a reading and Q&A session, as well as a book signing. Open to UNMC personnel and the public!

  • Sat
    12
    Mar
    2016
    8:30 pmUNO Strauss Performing Arts Building

    Keynote Speaker

    Meet the Artist and Writing Awards

  • Thu
    17
    Mar
    2016
    11:15 amOmaha, NE
  • Wed
    30
    Mar
    2016
    Sat
    02
    Apr
    2016
    Los Angeles

    Lydia will be on a panel with other authors on Young Adult Science Fiction and STEM.

    Whether it takes place in the here and now or imagined far flung futures, YA novels are often complex and layered with problems.  With an ever increasing focus on STEM in schools, how do we tackle the use of real science in YA novels.  What do we learn about our contemporary selves as a result of the use of science in YA fiction and how does the age of the protagonists influence how one tells the story?   Join a group of dynamic YA authors tackling all sides of science in fiction in a discussion of the process involved in how they create their worlds and use current science, politics and history to create nuanced characters and stories for us all to think on.

  • Thu
    14
    Apr
    2016
  • Fri
    10
    Jun
    2016
    7:00 pmLincoln, NE Barnes and Noble (TBA)
  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2016
    TBAOmaha Oakview Barnes and Noble
  • Sun
    12
    Jun
    2016
    2:00 pmSouthern Hills Mall, Sioux City, IA

    Come for a book signing of CONTROL & CATALYST, as well as an author Q&A for all things publishing and writing!

  • Sat
    29
    Oct
    2016
    TBAMetro Community College, Omaha NE

 

 

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.