Lola is Victoria's debut novel.
Victoria has been a professional Graphic Designer for over 14 years.
CJ Kelly is tall, blond, beautiful and sixteen years old. When CJ dresses up and sneaks to Manhattan with best friend Janis, New York embraces the beauties, treating them like models—every teenage girl’s fantasy. In New York, CJ feels like he belongs, allowed to live like a girl, but at home in New Jersey, CJ wages war with his homophobic father and the kids at school, who can’t understand why CJ refuses to look and behave like a boy. CJ’s remarkable beauty attracts the boys at school, and this allure infuriates the popular boys into bullying CJ and making his life unbearable.
Victoria Khalatyan, a talented and successful graphic designer and artist, has always possessed a passion for storytelling. Since her days as an Assistant at The William Morris Agency, she has been honing her craft as a fiction writer. Victoria is excited to add “published author” to her resume with the release of her debut novel Lola, the tale of a intersex teen surviving deplorable conditions at her school.
Victoria is an East Coast transplant, now living in Hermosa Beach, CA, where she is happily exploring the beach lifestyle with her dog, Mishi, who is the inspiration for her next book. To learn more about Victoria and Mishi.
A beautifully-penned debut novel by Ms. Khalatyan! The captivating story of CJ is tenderly rendered yet with sharp insight about a subject matter that could not be more timely. I was completely immersed and personally invested in Lola's journey. I eagerly look forward to enjoying more tales from this talented new author. By Helene Pretsky on May 1, 2016