Tuesday, February 11, 2014

CONTROL Yourself!

This past Friday I visited one of my favorite bookstores, Anderson's Bookshop, to see our fabulous blogger friend, Lydia Kang!  She was there for her booksigning with Rachel Caine, author of the Morganville Vampire series. Before the signing, the ladies spoke of their writing journey and fun anecdotes about the life of an author. I was so excited to not only meet Lydia in person, but get her debut YA  novel, CONTROL (signed, of course)! Lydia was as lovely and amazing in person as she is online. If you haven't visited her informative and entertaining blog, check it out here. You can buy CONTROL here.

If by chance you have been hibernating, here's the Amazon blurb of CONTROL:
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.

When their overprotective father is killed in a terrible accident, Zel and her younger sister, Dylia, are lost in grief. But it's not until strangers appear, using bizarre sensory weapons, that the life they had is truly eviscerated. Zel ends up in a safe house for teens that aren't like any she's ever seen -- teens who, by law, shouldn't even exist. One of them -- an angry tattooed boy haunted by tragedy -- can help Zel reunite with her sister.
But only if she is willing to lose him.

Have a great week, all!


Natalie Aguirre said...

OMG, so awesome that you got to meet Lydia.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You got to meet Lydia - that is awesome!!

Kelly Polark said...

Natalie and Alex- I was so excited that it worked out that I could go. My weekends are usually packed with my 3 kids' basketball games! So wonderful meeting an online friend.

Theresa Milstein said...

So cool you two got to meet!

SA Larsenッ said...

It's so dang exciting when one of our longtime blogger buds tosses his/her baby out into the world. Love that you two got to meet. Sweet!

Jessie Humphries said...

I love author events like this. Being able to hear about their journeys and buy their books is an amazing thing. And I love Lydia so hard. I bet she did great.

DEZMOND said...

Congrats to Lydia on her book! But she should've at least come over here to thank you, Kelly, for mentioning her book in your post :(

Shelley Sly said...

Oh, that sounds so fun! I hope to attend writer friends' book signings some day.

Kelly Polark said...

Theresa - So fun to meet Lydia and such a cute bookstore too!
Sheri - I was smiling as soon as I saw her talking with the group!
Jessie - Yup! She was awesome!
Dezz- No worries here. She mentioned me in her post about the signing, and I know not everyone had time to visit every blog every week. :)
Shelley- I hope you can, too!