Tuesday, April 30, 2013

{Interview & Giveaway} Lydia Kang, Author of Control

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Welcome!! to author Lydia Kang!!
I am so excited not only for her debut to well...debut but also to show you guys our awesome Q&A
AND!! The amazing giveaway she is allowing me to host!! :D

~The Author:
Lydia Kang is an author of young adult science fiction, poetry, and narrative non-fiction. She is a part time primary care physician and volunteers her expertise in helping other writers keep their fiction medically accurate. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and three kids.

~The Interview:
1. What is your favorite thing about being an author? 
The freedom of creation. I know that sounds new-agey and dorky, but I mean it. Much of my life is fulfilling but very regimented--doctor work, family management. Don't get me wrong--I adore my life and my family! But writing is freeing in a way that nothing else is. It's fantastic.  
2. What was some of the most challenging experiences on your journey to getting Control published? 
Finding an agent to believe that Control was worth publishing.  
3. How did Control come to be?
I love sci-fi and fantasy. When I was trying to find an agent, there was a huge trend in paranormal that was fun, but one thing always got to me--I had trouble with the leap of faith you need to believe in super human powers. So I set out to write a book where the characters were super human, but in a very realistic, scientifically-sound manner. Not all the science is perfect, but I really, really tried. 
4. I saw that Control went through a cover change. Which cover do you like better and why?  
I love them both, to be honest. But I do adore my current cover. It has that chemistry vibe that feeds off the romance in the book, which I love!
5. How do you find time to write along with your other daily activities? 
I work part time as a doc, so I have three days a week dedicated to writing. That helps so much! Even so, when I get in a writing groove or have deadlines, I'll write anytime I'm not doing doctor work or kid stuff. I lose a lot of sleep when deadlines loom! 
6. What part of Control's release are you most excited about? 
Mostly, I'm just excited to unleash my characters on the world. I love them so much, and I'm hoping that readers will love them too.  
7. What do you want readers to know about Control?
That there is something for every YA reader in here. It's a romance, adventure, sci-fi, thriller, coming-of-age story with intense relationships and humor all mixed into it. Don't let one thing turn you away!

~The Book(s):
Series: Control #1
Release Date: December 26, 2013
by, Dial Books for Young Readers
Pre-Order: ~Amazon~B&N~BookDepository~
An un-putdownable thriller for fans of Uglies  

When a crash kills their father and leaves them orphaned, Zel knows she needs to protect her sister, Dyl. But before Zel has a plan, Dyl is taken by strangers using bizarre sensory weapons, and Zel finds herself in a safe house for teens who aren’t like any she’s ever seen before—teens who shouldn't even exist. Using broken-down technology, her new friends’ peculiar gifts, and her own grit, Zel must find a way to get her sister back from the kidnappers who think a powerful secret is encoded in Dyl’s DNA.

A spiraling, intense, romantic story set in 2150—in a world of automatic cars, nightclubs with auditory ecstasy drugs, and guys with four arms—this is about the human genetic “mistakes” that society wants to forget, and the way that outcasts can turn out to be heroes.

“Control blew me away.”—James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner trilogy{Goodreads}

~The Giveaway:
The Prize:
2...Yes, TWO Swag packs!
1. A silver and onyx necklace
3. Stickers
4. Signed Bookplates
5. Buttons

The Details:
TWO Winners
13 years or older to enter!
Ends 5/17/13

Good Luck!!
Thank you for stopping by!!
Hope you had as much fun with this interview as I did!! :D
Have a wonderful day!


  1. AH! Lydia! Control! I can't wait to read this book! I feel like the cover was revealed super early, so waiting for December seems like TORTURE. I like this cover as it is! :D

    Thank you for the giveaway! <3

  2. Can't wait for Control! I love the intensity of this cover (even though the otehr was great too!) Lydia is awesome and I hope she has tons of success! :)

  3. Lydia, I bet your science is very believable! Congratulations again!

  4. Looking forward to seeing Control! Interesting interview.

  5. How can I be the first person to buy CONTROL? Probably not possible. But rest assured I will be one of the firsts :) Can't wait.

  6. I have to say I'm looking forward to your book, Lydia :)

  7. I'm totally excited for the release of Control! Lydia is so smart and intelligent, I know this will be good!

  8. I'm really excited about your book's release! It's been on my TBR list for some time now. Great interview! :-)

  9. Good luc with your release, Lydia. I'm sure the book's premise is fantastic.

  10. Can't wait to read Control. And a bit jealous you can work part-time and have 3 days to write.

  11. I am SO excited for Lydia!! The story is so amazing and that cover... :)

    I love how she can't wait to 'unleash' her characters on the world. Great visual. I can't wait, either!

  12. Thank you all so much, and thanks Jaiden for having me!

  13. Lydia, I'm sure your book will be great and all, but i'm here for the silver and onyx necklace! Hook a brother up!

  14. Hi,

    this is the first I have heard of control, but it does sound amazing.

  15. Completely excited about reading CONTROL, the interview made it even more appealing. And also the giveaway. I can´t wait :D

  16. I am SO happy you guys are excited about this!!! Good luck to you all!! :D So happy you enjoyed this interview! It was a blast and honor having Lydia on the blog! :)


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