Lydia Albano

Cambridge, MA, USA


Lydia Albano is a (self-proclaimed) Bunburyist living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she promotes Oxford commas, spends her money on musical theater, and demands the Myers-Briggs letters of everyone she meets. Finding You is her debut novel.

Favorite Books

Northanger Abbey. Peter Pan. The Night Circus. Far Traveler. The Scarlet Pimpernel. The Great Gatsby. The Reluctant Heiress. The Chronicles of Narnia. The Winner's Curse(trilogy). Everything Everything. Enna Burning.

Favorite Quotes

I want to escape the unrest, to shut out the voices around me and within me, and so I write. //Franz Kafka People will kill you over time, and how they'll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like 'be realistic'. //Dylan Moran

Favorite Genres

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Swoon Author Lydia Albano: Fight for Your Chance to Write

I think many of us have heard the quote, “If you want to be a writer, write,” attributed to Epictetus. Dozens of other writers have echoed it, and it sounds pithy and straightforward and like, yeah, duh, everyone knows that. But it’s really easy not to, isn’t it? Not to write, not to make time for it, not to trust … Read More


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Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Swoon Author Lydia Albano's Editing Update: A Great Big Learning Experience

I know it's somehow hip and cool to admit to being a procrastinator, and I know that I genuinely do work better under pressure (specifically the kind that comes from watching a deadline approach while twiddling my thumbs and then knowing I have three or four days to do a month's worth of work), but I can no longer pretend … Read More


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Friday, December 30th, 2016

And the winning cover for FINDING YOU is...

Hi Swoon world!I'm so excited to share the winning cover direction with you for my novel Finding You! For those of you following the numbers (like me... maybe as my browser homepage this past week... and on my phone...) you may already have a hunch as to the winner.Even though I knew when voting would open, when the page first … Read More


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