Excited to announce my second book deal with Entangled Teen!

 

EVENTS

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2013
    5:15 pm5th Street School

    Come stop by and snag some free, signed swag including bookmarks, pins, stickers, and bookplates!

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2013
    8:15 pm5th Street School

    Come hang out with YA authors and readers at this "Prom Through the Ages"-themed ball and see whether Lydia ends up wearing her high school prom dress. 

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2013
    3:15 pm5th Street School

    With authors Alexandra Bracken, Rachel Cohn, Kimberly Derting, Anna Carey, Jennifer Bosworth, Chris Howard, Karri Thompson. 

  • Thu
    26
    Dec
    2013
    Online

    Say hi to Lydia on Facebook and Twitter as she celebrates the release of CONTROL!

  • 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
  • Sat
    28
    Feb
    2015
    1-4 PMW. Dale Clark Main Library

    Come meet Lydia for a signed copy of CONTROL and a chance to chat about her books!

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2015
    Arlington, VA

    Join Lydia at the NoVa Teen Book Festival where she will be signing books and meeting readers.

  • Fri
    13
    Mar
    2015
  • Fri
    20
    Mar
    2015
    11:00 amSeward, NE

    With Ted Kooser and Stephanie Grace Whitson

  • Thu
    26
    Mar
    2015
  • Fri
    27
    Mar
    2015
    6:00 pmThe Bookworm, Omaha
  • Thu
    09
    Apr
    2015
  • Sat
    11
    Apr
    2015
    Houston, TX

    Panel Discussion: Reality Need Not Apply, with Megan Miranda, Kristen Simmons, Tommy Wallach, and Scott Westerfeld

  • Tue
    14
    Apr
    2015
    Fri
    17
    Apr
    2015
    Austin, TX

    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

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2015
    2:00 pmBarnes and Noble, SouthPointe Pavilions, Lincoln NE

    With NK Traver (DUPLICITY) and Susan Adrian (TUNNEL VISION).

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2015
    11:00 amSeward, NE

    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.

  • Tue
    12
    May
    2015
    Mon
    18
    May
    2015
    Dallas

    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

  • Thu
    21
    May
    2015
    6:30 pm13214 Westwood Lane

    With YA authors Tonya Kuper, Chris Raabe, Daniel Kenney, Tamara Taylor, and John Kalkowski

  • Thu
    17
    Sep
    2015
  • Wed
    30
    Sep
    2015
    1:00 pmTBA, Omaha NE

    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.

  • Thu
    15
    Oct
    2015
    11:00 amOmaha, NE
  • Sat
    17
    Oct
    2015
    Omaha Lit Fest

    Details TBA.

    Omaha Lit Fest

  • Sun
    18
    Oct
    2015
    2:00 pmAnderson's Book Store, 26 S La Grange Rd, La Grange, Illinois 60525

    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!

  • Sun
    08
    Nov
    2015
    2:00 pmJane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, Bennett Martin Public Library, Lincoln NE

    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!

  • Thu
    19
    Nov
    2015
  • Sat
    21
    Nov
    2015
    TBAChapters Books & Gifts, Seward NE
  • Tue
    08
    Dec
    2015
    Wed
    09
    Dec
    2015
  • 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
  • Sat
    13
    May
    2017
    2:00 pmFrancie and Finch Booksellers, Lincoln NE

    Join Lydia, NYT Bestselling author Tosca Lee, Tonya Kuper, and Nick Donner for a Q&A on all things writing/publishing, plus a book signing! For more info, click here. 

     

  • Wed
    23
    Aug
    2017
  • Wed
    01
    Nov
    2017
    8:00 pmPageturners Lounge (50th & Dodge) Omaha, NE
 

MEDIA

Mindy McGinnis’s podcast interview on writing across genres, and the publishing process.

“A Matter of Perspective” What to look for in the opening pages of a book.

Review of CONTROL in Iowa’s Nonpareil Newspaper

Interview for the John H. Ames Reading Series for the Jane Pope Geske Nebraska Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors.

Nebraska Public Radio interview with fellow Omaha YA author, Tonya Kuper.

KMTV’s The Morning Blend interview on 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.

Nebraska Public Radio interview on her dual medical and writing career.

Lydia teaches at the La Vista Library Teen Writing Workshop

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

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

25 Things You Might Not Know About  Me

Advice on writing at WriteOnCon and Ink & Angst.

The First Sale, Expectation vs Reality on YA Highway.