zibby ainsley: character interview

Today’s interview features Zibby, another main character in my upcoming novel, A Stranger Thing! If you missed the first two interviews in the series, you can find them here: Lorylyn’s interview and Kylar’s interview. Zibby is normally pretty low-key, but those who’ve read past books about Zibby are in for something new this time around, because I would say her storyline in A Stranger Thing is the most unexpected of any character’s. 😉

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

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


 

-What’s your name?

~Zibby Ainsley is how my friends know me. Professionally I use Isabella Barrini. Isabella’s my real first name, and Barrini is my maiden name.

-How old are you?

~26

-Where do you live?

~Headed to Denver w/ my husband DJ, who just got a job there! My friend Lorylyn is moving out there too, and we’re going to open a counseling practice together. For the last 8 years I lived in Irvine, Indiana and went to college at Irelan University.

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

~I’d be a vodka Sprite, because I’m pretty laid-back and not much dramatic stuff happens in my life, but just when you think you can predict my story, a little splash of zest and flavor will get thrown in the mix.

-What’s your biggest secret?

~My parents think DJ and I got married when we were 22 and had just finished undergrad. We really got married in Amsterdam when I was 20 and he was 21.

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

~What happens when DJ and I are looking for houses in Denver.

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

~There’s one really big thing I could say I’d change…but it would mean changing who I am, or who someone else is. And I really believe in being who you are and following your dreams/desires, and doing what’s right for your life. So…I wouldn’t change anything.

-Thanks, Zibby! If you want to know more, read about Zibby during her 8 years of college in All That Sparkles Isn’t Real Sapphire and I Don’t Want the Rest of Your Life.

Tomorrow, I’ll be switching over to the first of the major male characters in the novel…you’ll be hearing from Brady Cash, Lorylyn’s ex-boyfriend and a shortstop for the Colorado Rockies! See you then. 🙂

11 thoughts on “zibby ainsley: character interview

  1. […] in the A Stranger Thing interview series! So far we’ve heard from Lorylyn, Kylar, and Zibby, and if you missed those, you can read them by clicking the character’s name! Today’s […]

  2. […] the character from A Stranger Thing I’m focusing on is Xavier! He was Lorylyn, Kylar, and Zibby’s roommate at Irelan University in Irvine, Indiana, where he just finished med school. He has been […]

  3. […] life and fun friends, and Taylor seems like the latter. The two of them, as well as Crissy and Zibby, hit it off immediately, but even as she gets to know Taylor better, Lorylyn continues to be caught […]

  4. […] Life. And make sure to read the other character interviews for A Stranger Thing: Lorylyn, Kylar, Zibby, Brady, Xavier, and […]

  5. […] past few of her friends can fully grasp. Like sophomore year of college, when Lorylyn, Kylar, and Zibby learned her parents disowned her at 16 because of a drug overdose, or when they found out her big […]

  6. […] already, make sure to read the other character interviews for A Stranger Thing: Lorylyn, Kylar, Zibby, Brady, Xavier, Taylor, Cade, and […]

  7. […] already, make sure to read the other character interviews for A Stranger Thing: Lorylyn, Kylar, Zibby, Brady, Xavier, Taylor, Cade, Jansen, and […]

  8. […] meantime, be sure to check out the other character interviews for A Stranger Thing: Lorylyn, Kylar, Zibby, Brady, Xavier, Taylor, Cade, Jansen, Jason, and […]

  9. […] gets closer! In the meantime, be sure to check out the other character interviews: Lorylyn, Kylar, Zibby, Brady, Xavier, Taylor, Cade, Jansen, Jason, Thaler, and Kella!! Thanks for reading! […]

  10. […] the other characters’ Brussels world! Coming soon…highlights of Denver, where Lorylyn, Zibby, Taylor, and Brady live, and my former city as well! […]

  11. […] take place, including the awesome cliffhanger! 😉 Today, I am showcasing Denver, where Lorylyn, Zibby, Taylor, Crissy, Winthrop, and Brady live, and where I used to live as well! I love this city so […]

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