Soap Central chatted with Lynn Herring about the release of Travel Guide to Port Charles. You can read that interview here.
Every fan of General Hospital has probably wished for one of the soap's sexy characters to jump out of the television screen and deliver a little real-life romance. While that might be a bit difficult to arrange, the powers that be at the ABC soap opera have pulled a few strings to bring something else from Port Charles to life: the travel book that Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) has been promoting in the last several episodes is a real book that is now available for fans to buy.
Actually written by GH co-head writer Chris Van Etten, but "written" by Lucy and other surprise PC characters, the detailed and humorous project is officially titled Travel Guide to Port Charles: When to Go, Where to Live, Who to Love and Who to Never, Ever Cross in America's Most Dramatic City.
Just like the title implies, the pages will include the lowdown on the history of Port Charles, including where to settle, what to eat, how to have fun, whom to befriend and -- most importantly -- whom to avoid. Because, after all, Port Charles is a place you're just as likely to encounter a den of not-so-secret agents as you are a gold-hearted, gun-toting "coffee importer."
"Every stop along the way provides gossip, history and sordid details," says the travel guide's official description. "There is section devoted to the town's heroes, tips on 'Where to Gorge,' 'Where to Worship,' a suggested scavenger hunt, reviews of the many Port Charles Balls, and, of course, quizzes the reader can take to determine where they would fit if they were lucky enough to be a Port Charles resident."
And, even though Lucy says the best way to see any city is in the back of a chauffeured limousine -- or better yet, by helicopter -- she realizes some readers have budgets. Therefore, there are plenty of walking tours included in the book that she says will "cost you nothing but the indignity of being seen in sturdy footwear."
Travel Guide to Port Charles: When to Go, Where to Live, Who to Love and Who to Never, Ever Cross in America's Most Dramatic City is now available online at Amazon and at retailers like Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Indiebound, Indigo, and Disney.
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