Lydia Lukidis is an author and conceptual artist. Her passion for reading and writing began at a very young age when she composed poem after poem in her journals. She later acquired her Bachelor degree in English Literature from McGill University and her love for the written word continued to grow.

Lydia fuses her creativity and skills to educate, inspire and entertain children. Her mandate as an artist is to provoke thought and feeling while having a positive impact on children. She has published 40 children’s books and eBooks, both fiction and nonfiction, as well as 30 educational books with publishers such as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Kane Press (a division of Lerner). She also composes lesson plans, activities and curriculum based texts for children.

Lydia’s background is multi-disciplinary and spans the fields of literature, science and puppetry. She has co-written and co-produced five plays for Panadream Theater, a company she co-founded in 2007. These plays for young audiences were told through the eyes of string marionettes. Her award winning play Yorgo & the World was selected to be part of the prestigious 2012 World Puppetry Festival in China. Her plays were presented at many international festivals and she collaborated with companies like Cirque du Soleil for several special events.

Lydia also does school visits and gives writing workshops for children aged 5-12. Her aim is to help children cultivate their imagination, sharpen their writing skills and develop self-confidence while improving their literacy. She is currently part of the Culture in the Schools Program organized by the Ministre de Culture et Communications Québec. These workshops are subsidized by the Quebec Government.

In addition to her work with children, Lydia is a freelance journalist for magazines and websites, and primarily focuses on such topics as education, parenting, and wellness. She also does conceptual work for creative companies such as Moment Factory, where her latest project was to collaborate on a family show for Royal Caribbean International.

9 thoughts on “About

    #FallWritingFrenzy 2021 Winners! – Autumn Leaflet said:
    November 12, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    […] you, Kaitlyn Sanchez, Lydia Lukidis, and guest judge Ameerah Holliday for the wonderful opportunity. Thank you, Erin Siu for selecting […]


    Carmen Castillo Gilbert, PhD said:
    October 3, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    Hi Lydia,
    I just submitted my entry for the 2021 Fall Writing Frenzy but am unsure if it actually went through.
    I’ve been checking the posts of people’s entries on the form responses section to see if I can find my story but haven’t yet. How long does it take for a submission to appear? Is there a simple way I can verify my submission has been received? I’ve also asked Kaitlyn in the hope that one of you can help me submit before the deadline tonight. I don’t have a blog so had to submit through the comments box.
    Thanks for answering my message.
    Carmen Castillo Gilbert, PhD

    Liked by 1 person

      Lydia Lukidis responded:
      October 3, 2021 at 6:00 pm

      Hi! IF you filled out the FORM, then we received your submission. IF you had trouble uploading your story in the comments, email it to me and I”ll post it 🙂 info@lydialukidis.com


    #FallWritingFrenzy 2021 – Autumn Leaflet said:
    October 3, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    […] Fall Writing Frenzy contest is here! It is hosted by Kaitlyn Sanchez and Lydia Lukidis with Ameerah Holliday as a guest judge. All the details can be found on this blog post. Check out […]


    […] Fall Writing Frenzy contest is here! It’s hosted by Kaitlyn Sanchez and Lydia Lukidis. All the details are here on Lydia’s […]


    […] Lydia Lukidis (Fall Writing Frenzy Co-host), Ameerah Holliday (2021 Fall Writing Frenzy Guest Judge), and I (Fall Writing Frenzy Creator and Co-host), as well as our donors who are selecting their own winners, are so excited to read your work and see the wonderful connections you all make! Thank you all for helping create another wonderful community! […]


    September News – Sarah Meade, Writer for Children said:
    September 23, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    […] Writing Frenzy contest is almost here! It’s hosted by Kaitlyn Sanchez and Lydia Lukidis. All the details are here on Lydia’s website. It’s always a lot of fun to read […]


    Farida Mirza (@FaridaMirza1) said:
    October 4, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    I love this contest. I submitted my entry for the 2020 Fall Writing Frenzy Contest. I am not sure if it went through. Please let me know if it did. Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

    […] Debate, I happened to catch a reminder tweet from Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez, co-organizer along with Lydia Lukidis, that it was almost entry time and, of course, I again checked out the “Rules” page […]


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