Thursday, November 30, 2017

The November Girl Blog Tour + Giveaway

The November Girl by Lydia Kang
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen

I am Anda, and the lake is my mother. I am the November storms that terrify sailors and sink ships. With their deaths, I keep my little island on Lake Superior alive.
 Hector has come here to hide from his family until he turns eighteen. Isle Royale is shut down for the winter, and there's no one here but me. And now him.
Hector is running from the violence in his life, but violence runs through my veins. I should send him away, to keep him safe. But I'm half human, too, and Hector makes me want to listen to my foolish, half-human heart. And if I do, I can't protect him from the storms coming for us.

Who was your favorite character to write?
Anda. She is so weird and spooky and unearthly. It was incredibly freeing to write her voice.
 How does The November Girl differ from your previous novels?

Most of my books have a science or medical bent to them; this one doesn’t. But I don’t need to write science or medical stuff to be happy. I had some of my most happy writing moments creating this book!

 If The November Girl had a theme song what would it be?
Well, first of all: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, by Gordon Sumner. It’s an old song that I remembered from my childhood and totally inspired the book.

And in modern day? Walk Through Walls, by Katie Hertog. The lyrics are so on point for this story!

Can you share with us any news about upcoming projects?
Yes! I have another YA book with Entangled coming out next fall 2018, called TOXIC. It’s about a Korean girl in space who’s been abandoned on a ship that’s slowly dying, and the mercenary boy who’s last job before he dies is on the same ship.

About the Author
Lydia Kang is an author of young adult fiction, poetry, and narrative non-fiction. She graduated from Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine, completing her residency and chief residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She is a practicing physician who has gained a reputation for helping fellow writers achieve medical accuracy in fiction. Her poetry and non-fiction have been published in JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Great Weather for Media. She believes in science and knocking on wood, and currently lives in Omaha with her husband and three children.


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