Excited to announce my second book deal with Entangled Teen!



Event Information:

  • Sat

    Tosca and Friends Book Signing

    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. 






Young Adult Books Central reveals the cover of THE NOVEMBER GIRL, along with a giveaway!

“A Matter of Perspective” YA authors discuss what they look for in reading opening pages of a book.


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.”

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


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


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 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.