Jory Michaels on Inside the Characters' Studio!

This week on Inside the Characters' Studio, Jory Michaels, the star of Sydney Salter's My Big Nose & Other Natural Disasters.

It’s the end of junior year, and summer is about to begin. The Summer of Passion, to be exact, when Jory Michaels plans to explore all the possibilities of the future--and, with any luck, score a boyfriend in the process. But Jory has a problem. A big problem. A curvy, honking, bumpy, problem in the form of her Super Schnozz, the one thing standing between Jory and happiness. And now, with the Summer of Passion stretched before her like an open road, she's determined for Super Schnozz to disappear. Jory takes a job delivering wedding cakes to save up for a nose job at the end of the summer; she even keeps a book filled with magazine cutouts of perfect noses to show the doctor. But nothing is ever easy for accident-prone Jory--and before she knows it, her Summer of Passion falls apart faster than the delivery van she crashes. In her hilarious and heartbreaking debut novel, Sydney Salter delivers a story about broadening your horizons, accepting yourself, and finding love right under your nose.

Ok. As if the cover weren't enough...isn't that description the best? I want to find love right under my nose!

Welcome, Jory!

What is your favorite word?
Passion.

What is your least favorite word?
The "N" word. Nose.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Will people stop asking me this stupid question. I just don't know, okay!?!

What turns you off?
Cake. Guys who only seem to like me in the dark. Diets.

What is your favorite curse word?
See, if I were smart and clever and talented I'd have a good answer for this. But I don't.

What sound or noise do you love?
Gideon's violin.

What sound or noise do you hate?
The sound of grinding gears. Oh, and my mom's blender (some things just shouldn't be blended!).

What profession would you like to attempt?
I might like to do something kind of creative, maybe with jewelry.

What profession would you not like to do?
Anything that involves driving or frosting or pervy lawyers.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
The first thing you need to do, Jory, is pick out your new nose.

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