lorylyn porter: character interview

Today is the first character interview for my upcoming novel A Stranger Thing! Read about the plot of the book here: A Stranger Thing. Today’s featured character, Lorylyn Porter, has been around since the Spin the Bottle days, and now she’s just gotten her PhD and is off on a new adventure!

Lorylyn, one of the main characters in A Stranger Thing

Lorylyn, one of the main characters in A Stranger Thing (doll created at dollzmania.net)



-What’s your name?

~Lorylyn Porter

-How old are you?

~25

-Where do you live?

~I’m getting ready to move from Indiana, where I grew up and went to college, to Denver to open a counseling practice with my friend Zibby.

-If you were an alcoholic beverage, which one would you be and why?

~I think I would be a shot of pineapple upside down cake, because I’m little, and I’m usually bright and cheery like the colors of the shot. It’s pink and yellow, and I also think the line between them represents the two sides of me: my professional side, Dr. Porter, where I’m able to feel totally confident counseling others, and my personal side, where I still have no idea which guy I want to be with. 🙂

-What’s your biggest secret?

~That I’m in love with my friend Jansen’s best friend, Jason. Not a fantasy crush love, like it was when it started, but real love. A few of my friends know, including Jansen, but I would die if Jason found out.

-What’s the biggest surprise we’ll see from you in A Stranger Thing (without giving too much away, of course)?

~Well, I think it’s who’s waiting for me at the airport in New York. In case you didn’t read the last book about me, I Don’t Want the Rest of Your Life, it ended with me getting a plane ticket to NYC in the mail with an anonymous note saying, “Please come. I need to talk to you and I have a surprise for you.” And don’t think you’re gonna find out on page one. 😉

-What’s one thing that happens in A Stranger Thing that you would change, if you could (again, without giving too much away)?

~I would change what happens with Brady’s grandma, because even though I think things ended up how they should’ve, I would’ve liked it to get to the same point, but…differently. I guess that’s all I can say for now.

-Thanks, Lorylyn! Tomorrow, look for the next interview in the series, this time with Lorylyn’s college roommate and good friend Kylar! Kylar will answer the same questions Lorylyn did today. 🙂

Kylar, one of the main characters in A Stranger Thing (doll created at dollzmania.net)

Kylar, one of the main characters in A Stranger Thing (doll created at dollzmania.net)

To find out more about Lorylyn and other characters’ past stories, check out Spin the Bottle, All That Sparkles Isn’t Real Sapphire, and I Don’t Want the Rest of Your Life! Until tomorrow… 🙂

a stranger thing

My newest book, A Stranger Thing, will be out in a few weeks! In the next several days, I will be publishing fun interviews with the major characters. 🙂 To give you a little idea what the book’s about, here’s the back cover description:

A plane ticket to New York with an anonymous note: “Please come. I need to talk to you and I have a surprise for you.” A scandalous engagement. A long-sought-after answer that was once of ultimate importance but will now have unforeseen consequences. Two nearly decade-long relationships dissolving in hours. Sightings of a little girl who may or may not exist. A photograph titled From Budapest With Love. An international murder with ties surprisingly close to home.

It’s not exactly what Lorylyn Porter, Kylar Landell, Jansen Montgomery, and Zibby Ainsley had in mind when they came up with the motto “new year, new lives, new guys.” But as Lorylyn, Zibby, and Zibby’s husband DJ move to Denver and Kylar and Jansen settle in Chicago, they will all encounter the unexpected. From a family emergency to the fallout of an emergency room disaster, from a letter with a shocking return address to a troubling analysis of a psychological test, each girl’s life will irreversibly change in a matter of days.

And while “new guys” isn’t so accurate, except maybe for Lorylyn’s roommate Taylor, who consistently dates two or three guys at once, it is definitely a new year and a new life for each of the girls…a year in which strangers will become fast friends, and the oldest of friends will suddenly find themselves little more than strangers.

Look for Lorylyn’s interview first, coming tomorrow!! 🙂

Lorylyn, one of the main characters in A Stranger Thing

Lorylyn, one of the main characters in A Stranger Thing (doll created at dollzmania.net)