Not the Victor By Aimee Lopez @aimeejolene

About the Book

When the world grinds to a halt after half of the population disappears, the fight for survival in New York City becomes a battle, especially when a man called The Dragon takes over Manhattan. Aldric wants to find a way to be happy in this new world, but strange dreams and uncomfortable premonitions keep him and his friends on edge. When Aldric realizes his role in the wreckage of NYC is more important, he must make a choice.

About the Author

Aimee Lopez has spent most of her life with her nose in a book, and with Not the Victor, finally found a way to share her own voice. When she isn’t reading, she’s spending far too much time on social media, sewing, taking photos of everything she sees, and planning her next story. She lives in New Mexico with her two children and a very ungrateful cat.

Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?

The world collapses, and sometimes is focused on why that happened, and how quickly some people moved to take control of the confused masses. There’s a group of men that are doing the opposite, just trying to survive, and then they find out that one of them has abilities that can help. I wanted it to feel realistic, but still, have hope infused into everything they did.

Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?

I intended it for the Young Adult market, but I have had a lot of people in a full age range read it now, and it seems to appeal in general. It’s an easy read that hooks you in. My 11-year-old is enjoying it and I think that’s a pretty decent review of the content.

Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?

James Herriott will forever be my favourite author because I was introduced to him at a very young age and it was a bonding thing with my dad. As an adult though, my favourite is Laurell K. Hamilton. Obsidian Butterfly has a special place for me since it was set where I live.

Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?

Read a lot. And don’t just read the same kind of things – diversify, absorb different writing styles, open yourself up to creative writing exercises and try new things. And take breaks! You can’t force words to come out when you’re in a slump. Breaks are important.

Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?

I have a Twitter, and I have a Facebook page I just started. They are both relatively new so get ready for weird posts once I get comfortable. @aimeejolene and

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