Lydia Lukidis is the author of 50+ trade and educational books for children. Her passion for reading and writing began at a very young age, when she was a voracious reader and composed poem after poem in her journals. At the same time, her deep curiosity also prompted her to study science, and she eventually acquired a College degree in Pure and Applied Science. She later acquired her Bachelor degree in English Literature from McGill University and her love for the written word continued to grow.

Today, her passions of writing and science have merged together. She now integrates her studies in science and her everlasting curiosity into her books. She’s especially fond of writing books with stimulating STEM topics, while keeping the text accessible and engaging for young readers. She also continues writing fiction and poetry.

Her titles include DANCING THROUGH SPACE: Dr. Mae Jemison Soars to New Heights (Albert Whitman, 2024), DEEP, DEEP, DOWN: The Secret Underwater Poetry of the Mariana Trench (Capstone, 2023), THE BROKEN BEES’ NEST (Kane Press, 2019) which was nominated for a Cybils Award, and NO BEARS ALLOWED (Clear Fork Media, 2019).

Lydia is very involved in the kidlit community. She volunteers as a judge on Rate your Story, co-hosts the annual Fall Writing Frenzy competition, and is an active member of SCBWI, CANSCAIP, 12 x 12, and The Authors Guild. Another passion of hers is fostering a love for children’s literacy through the writing workshops she regularly offers in elementary schools across Quebec with the Culture in the Schools program. This program is organized by the Ministre de Culture et Communications Québec and the 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.

Lydia is represented by Miranda Paul from the Erin Murphy Literary agency.

For more information, please visit: http://www.lydialukidis.com/

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11 thoughts on “About

    Carmen Castillo Gilbert said:
    October 8, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    October 8, 2022

    Dear Lydia,
    I have repeatedly looked for my 2022 Fall Frenzy entry under the comments section but I still can’t see it. I am sure I completed the form and also pasted my story under the comments section. However, it’s still not there. Would it be possible for you or Kaitlyn to post it for me so that I can receive comments from other participants? I would really love to hear from them. Thanks for doing this for me. Carmen Castillo Gilbert


    I Entered a Writing Contest! - Amanda Flinn said:
    October 4, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    […] most recently, I entered the Fall Writing Frenzy hosted by Kaitlyn Sanchez and Lydia Lukidis — honestly, on a whim. While it was on my radar, the contest is only open for three days, […]


    #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

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      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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