Excited to announce my second book deal with Entangled Teen!





**My QUACKERY co-author, Nate Pederson, is also on tour in October. Be sure to check out his schedule of events via his website at https://natepederson.com

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  • About

    Hi, and welcome!

    I'm a mix of all things responsible and irresponsible.

    I'm a mom of three kids, wife, sister, daughter and work part time as a primary care internal medicine physician in the midwest. I worked my butt off at Columbia University for undergrad, NYU School of Medicine for med school, and Bellevue Hospital/NYU for my internal medicine residency. It's a wonder I have any butt left to sit on at this point in my life.

    So that's my responsible side.

    I also write fiction. That's my irresponsible side. What can I say? It's enormously fun making stuff up.

    I write young adult and middle grade novels, though I started out writing poetry and creative non-fiction. I'm always trying to find real and imagined truths, one word at a time.

    People always ask how I manage to do it all. Well, when you start medical school, they give you this secret injection that makes sleep permanently unnecessary. (I'm being irresponsible again here. Ha.)

    But honestly, writing is a bit of an obsessive disease with me. And I'm not looking for the cure any time soon.

    I'm represented by Eric Myers of the Spieler Agency.



Lydia Discusses Weird and Morbid Medical Treatments on the CBS Morning Podcast

Lydia Talks About The ‘Murderous’ Medical Practice of the 18th Century on Science Friday

Lydia Kang Answers Five Questions with Author Deborah Blum

LOCUS Magazine names The November Girl a Best Book of 2017

Gladiator Blood and Liquid Gold: Good for what ails you?

The internist who pens YA fiction novels about magic and medicine

Lydia explains insane vagina advice women got through history to Cosmo

Lydia talks QUACKERY on The Baltimore Sun’s podcast, Roughly Speaking with Dan Rodricks

The November Girl named as a Best Young Adult Book of 2017 by Bustle

Science Friday on NPR names QUACKERY is a Best Science Book of 2017

Lydia talks QUACKERY on CSPAN’s BookTalk

Watch Lydia’s TEDxOmaha talk “The Truth About Quackery”

The Lincoln Journal Star reviews “A BEAUTIFUL POISON

On The Record with Sheila Kast interviews Lydia on “Medical Oddities and Morbid Curiosities”

Kirkus Reviews – The November Girl Book Review

Hypable’s The November Girl Book Review: A Beautiful Tale of Magical Realism

Historical Novel Society Reviews A BEAUTIFUL POISON

Lapham’s Quarterly’s Arsenic and Old Leeches: Three Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Consult 19th Century WebMD Archives

The Toronto Star.com’s Mercury Was Considered A Cure—Until It Killed You

KMTV’s The Morning Blend Interviews Dr. Lydia Kang

CBC Radio’s From Arsenic to Goat Glands: A History of the World’s Worst Medical Cures

UK Daily Mail’s The Quackery Cures of Yesteryear

Buzzfeed’s You Might Be A Mad Scientist Quiz

Time Magazine’s Real Historical Treatments That Doctor’s Used To Think Were Good For You

Mental Floss’s 5 Dubious Historical Antidotes for Poisoning (And What Actually Works)

Omaha World Herald Fall Book Preview

5 Star Review by Gotham City Times

NPR Weekend Edition with Renee Montagne

CBS Boston’s The TJ Show discusses Quackery

Historical Novels – Your Research To Do List on Writer UnBoxed

How It Happened guest post for The Big Thrill

Omaha World Herald asks why our ancestors believed medical Quackery

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.